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Body Piercing Jewelry

Body piercing jewelry comes in a multitude of colors, shapes, thicknesses, and materials to accommodate all different bodies and piercing types. Body jewelry is even available in surgical steel and gold for allergy-prone skin. With ear, eyebrow, labret, lip, navel, nipple, nose, and tongue jewelry to choose from, you are sure to find the right ring, barbell, implant, plugs, or stud selection in any metal for your body piercing.

How do you measure body jewelry?

Straight barbell jewelry is measured from one end to the other inside metal ball ends. Horseshoe jewelry and ring jewelry is measured from the longest inside diameter from one end to the other.

How big is a nose ring?

Nose ring jewelry is typically sold in 20-gauge metal, which is the equivalent of 0.8 millimeters, although some are made in 18 gauge, which is slightly thicker jewelry. Diameter of ring hoops depends on how far up the nostril the body piercing is, which can vary greatly between individuals and is often a matter of personal preference. Common diameters for ring jewelry are 5/16 of an inch and 3/8 of an inch.

What kind of body jewelry is used for a tragus piercing?

The labret stud is a common type of tragus jewelry. The jewelry is made of two pieces, one larger and one smaller, typically with round, flat ends. The larger, hollow piece of the jewelry is inserted through the back of the piercing, and the smaller piece is inserted into the larger piece from the front.

What kind of body jewelry is used for a forward helix piercing?

Forward helix studs are very similar to labret studs. The larger, hollow piece with a round, flat back is inserted through the bottom of the piercing. The smaller piece of the jewelry is inserted into the larger piece from the top.

Which body piercing takes the longest to heal?

Cartilage takes longer to heal than lobe or skin piercing. The former can take between three and eight months, while the latter may be healed between six and eight weeks after the piercing takes place.

What are common materials for allergy-free body piercing jewelry?

Titanium, niobium, and gold are usually sufficient material choices for body piercing jewelry wearers with allergies. Typically, allergic reactions on the body are associated with the metal nickel in the jewelry; these three choices are nickel-free. Surgical metal is also a common choice for barbell jewelry.

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