So this is my ear. I got some cheap silicone tunnels that were clearly not silicone. I’ve worn real silicone before with no problems. My ears are fully healed (haven’t stretched since the spring) and they fit perfectly. My ears are currently oozing, red, itchy, and swollen. My dr confirmed that it is a severe allergic reaction and I am currently on Benadryl, steroid cream and an antibiotic cream. Another example of you get what you pay for.