Step 4: Finishing
So there you have it. If you want to wear your taper for awhile, as it stretches, you can get those lil rubber "o-rings" at most any hardware store in the plumbing dept.
One of the best aspects of this project is your ability to create in-between or custom sizes. Anyone who has progressively stretched a piercing knows, it gets much harder and more painful with each gauge increment.
The last thing I have to say is, PTFE-"teflon" kicks ass for this kind of stuff! It's flexible, so it's very comfortable & nothing sticks to it, so it's very clean and easy to take care of. Go ahead! Try and find a teflon taper at any of the piercing stores or sites. Even if you do, %#@!'em you just made one for under a buck!