I love the look of gauged earrings. On the other hand, I do not want to endure the pain of stretching my ear hole. I also don't want to be limited to just gauged earrings if I were to get them. What if I wanna wear diamond studs one day?? Well that's why there are fake gauges available! You can have the look of your ear gauged, but keep your ears there regular size.
There are all types of designs if you do not like this tapered look.
Here is a site where you can purchase some.