Use this Surgical Steel 8 Gauge flanged earlet for a 8 gauge ear piercing or you can stretch your 10 or 12 gauge piercing to a 8 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.