What Body Jewellery Should I Get for My Piercing?
When it comes to piercings and body jewellery, there is such a wide variety sometimes it can get confusing. In some cases it’s obvious, for example belly bars are worn in belly button. However, in many cases piercing jewellery can be worn in multiple different places. The main way of determining if a piece of jewellery is suitable for your piercing is the gauge.
‘Gauge’ refers to the thickness of the jewellery and therefore determines whether or not it will fit in your piercing. You may also need to pay attention to the length of piercing jewellery, for example the barbell that goes through an industrial piercing will be much longer than one that is made for tongue piercings.
Some of the most common types of piercing jewellery are hoops and rings. There are many different variations such as BCRs, segment rings and continuous hoops. Since they are such a versatile type of jewellery we have a wide selection of hoops and rings in a variety of different gauges. They can be worn in ear piercings (both cartilage and lobe), nose piercings (septum and nostril), eyebrow piercings, and lip piercings.
Labret piercings are a type of lip piercing, so it’s no surprise that labret studs are traditionally worn in lip piercings. However, they can also look great in many kinds of ear piercings, such as the tragus and helix. You could also wear them in the ear lobe, as long as they are the correct gauge. In addition to lip and ear piercings, labrets can also be used in nose piercings. Although it may be a bit fiddly to put in at first, the flat back makes them very comfortable to wear.
Straight barbells are a bar with a ball (or other shapes) on either end which unscrew in order for the piece to be fitted. They come in a multitude of gauges and lengths meaning that it is always important to check the measurements are suitable for your piercing. Straight barbells are commonly worn in industrial piercings, nipple piercings, eyebrow piercings and tongue piercings.
Similarly to straight barbells, curved barbells have two unscrew-able balls on the end of a bar, however the bar is slightly curved. They are typically worn in belly button piercings and eyebrow piercings. Additionally they also look great in some cartilage ear piercings such as rook piercings, and daith piercings.
Circular Barbells are more rounded than curved barbells almost forming a complete circle with a small gap for the jewellery to be fitted. Circular barbells are very versatile, however some of the most popular places to wear them are; septum piercings, eyebrow piercings and lip piercings. Additionally, they can be worn in tragus piercings, helix piercings, daith piercings and rook piercings. They can make for an interesting alternative to hoop jewellery and can be worn in many piercings were a hoop would typically be used.
Finally, twisted barbells are a very unique type of barbell. They feature a short spiral with the ball ends sat parallel to one another, as if you pulled a ring apart slightly. This barbell can make an impact with its stylish shape alone, though we have plenty in bold colours and patterns as well, of course. Most often, they are worn in helix piercings and eyebrow piercings. However, this unique shape could be worn in a variety of different piercings, as long as it isn’t in a place where it could catch on something easily.