Earlet 6 Gauge. Use this Surgical Steel 6 Gauge flanged earlet for a 6 gauge ear piercing or you can stretch your 10 or 8 gauge piercing to a 6 gauge using a taper. Surgical Steel earlets come complete with o-ring. Our Earlets are flanged which means they look better and will not fall out. A flanged earlet will not pull through your ear. It stays flush against the lobe of the ear.