Body Jewelry Types And Best Materials

Just as there are different body piercing locations, there is a variety of body jewelry types and the best materials available are surgical grade steel, titanium, gold and niobium. You also get Bioplast and PTFE that are body friendly.

Body jewelry also comes in different shapes, for example, the belly barbell rings, captive bead rings and horseshoe or circular barbells, etc. Materials also vary. Here are the facts about body jewelry types and best materials.

Belly button piercings are very popular and you have the banana barbell that is the most common jewelry used in it. Captive bead rings are also used for these. These don’t move much, avoiding irritations.

Tongue piercings are equally popular and considered quite sexy by mot people as it enhances the kissing experience. The best jewelry for this is the barbell. A longer barbell goes in at the time of piercing, which is then changed into a shorter one when the piercing has healed and the swelling has subsided. These are easy to wear as they can be screwed on and off.

People all over the world get nose piercings. The nose screw is an ideal body jewelry for this piercing as it is easy to wear and it holds in the jewelry, sitting flush with the skin just like a stud.

Horseshoe barbells are also called curved barbells, except that they have more of an arc. Here the beads screw on and off just like a barbell. curved barbells have beads of the same size.

Labret studs are worn on lip piercings, tragus and other piercings as well. This is a bar with a stud at one end and the decorative bead at the other.

Barbells, by far are the most commonly used body jewelry.

Captive bead rings are ring shaped, with the ends held together by a little ball with depressions on the side for taking in the ends. The difference between this and a ball closure ring is that in a BCR, the ball is held by the ends.

Plugs are a body jewelry type and best materials for this is wood, stone, organic, bone, etc. these are worn in stretched piercings on the ears, nose, etc. Metal is often avoided as some people are allergic to it.

Body jewelry also comes in different gauges or sizes to suit different piercings. As for materials, choice and reaction play a role. While some people prefer the shiny look of stainless steel, others prefer titanium, which is good for those who react to steel. Niobium is also a good metal for piercings. You can use white or yellow gold, which are the best quality.

In recent times, a special plastic called Tygon is being used for those who are sensitive to metals – especially the nickel content in stainless steel.

Pink’s Nipple Piercing

Nipple piercings are quite the craze today with both men and women. But people really sat up and took notice when funky Grammy winning American singer and celebrity Pink’s nipple piercing was filmed and broadcasted by her! She got her nipple piercing backstage after a concert and recorded the entire procedure. Fans got to see it in her “Live in Europe” DVD. She certainly got ‘the party started’ there!

Nipple piercings are done at the base of the nipple. This can be just about any angle although the horizontal one is the one that most people prefer. Of course there are the adventurous types who get multiple nipple piercings done.

Pink’s nipple piercing is of the horizontal type. She sports a variety of jewelry and is not shy about showing it off. She decided to get her right nipple pierced after she heard that breasts get even more sensitive with one. We are not sure about Pink’s nipple piercing healing details, though… She is likely to tell the world about this once she gets accustomed to the barbell in her nipple! 😉

Pink is a trend setter with an unusual sense of fashion which is as popular as her music videos and records. She packs in a variety of music styles from punk to R & B. She has also acted in movies like Charlie’s Angels, Catacombs and Rollerball.

Her mother was present, although she was a lot more nervous than Pink barely controlling herself from screaming. Pink, however was cool through the entire process except when the needle went through her nipple.

According to rumors, Pink’s nipple piercing might motivate her motocross racer ex-husband Carey Hart to either go in for one as well. Or he might get an even more exciting piercing!

Considering the variety of nipple piercing jewelry available, ranging from shields to bars to dangles to rings, it is not really surprising how many people want to check it out following Pink’s nipple piercing!

How To Put In A Nose Ring Easily

20 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Enamel Butterfly Nose Bone Stud

20 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Enamel Butterfly Nose Bone Stud
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This is a typical nose jewelry worn in well healed piercings – the reason being it has a slightly thicker ending which will stretch your piercing hole as you insert it. If your piercing is only healing you’d better go with nose screws which d …

20 Gauge Star Gem Surgical Steel Nose Screw Ring

20 Gauge Star Gem Surgical Steel Nose Screw Ring
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This is the perfect piece of nose body jewelry for those having a nostril piercing – you can twist the star gem nose screw into the piercing hole thus making sure it never falls out! This star gem nose screw is made of 316L surgical grade steel …

18 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud

18 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud
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This nose bone stud is a perfect piece of body jewelry for those having a nostril piercing! This nose bone stud is made of 316L surgical grade steel and comes with the following endings: Spike Ball Dome Gauge: this nose bone stud f …

20 Gauge Fishtail 3/4’’ Press Fit 2mm Gem Autoclavable Steel Nose Stud

20 Gauge Fishtail 3/4’’ Press Fit 2mm Gem Autoclavable Steel Nose Stud
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This 20 gauge fishtail nose stud is made of 316L surgical steel and it comes with a 2mm gem embedded into its ending using the so-called “press-fit” technology. You can choose between the following cubic zirconia gem colors: Pink …

20 Gauge Grade 23 Solid Titanium Nose Screw

20 Gauge Grade 23 Solid Titanium Nose Screw
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This grade 23 titanium nose screw is a very affordable option of a solid, biocompatible and enduring piece of nose body jewelry! Titanium nose rings are great for first-time body piercings, so if you’re thinking of bringing your own nose ring to …

If you are wondering how to put in a nose ring, you are not alone. Nose piercings are very trendy and as long as you take care to follow your piercer’s aftercare instructions, there is no reason why you shouldn’t start enjoying wearing different kinds of nose piercing jewelry like studs, screws and rings. Lets look at each of these in turn!

How To Put In Nose Studs

Also called nose bones or nose barbells, nose studs are a shaft with a small ball at one end and a bigger one at the other. When you insert the shaft into your piercing, the ball is visible on the piercing, while at the inner end, your nose stud is held in place by the smaller ball. You get these in different gauges, sizes, materials, designs and colors with and without gemstones, dangles and logos that sparkle as you move, making your nose stud really noticeable! 😉

How To Put in Nose Screws

With nose screws you just insert the shaft through the piercing. These start by being somewhat straight and then bending into a C-shaped curve. The straight portion sits in the piercing. You can start by cleaning the piercing according to your piercer’s instructions. Then, place the flat of your thumb under the piercing inside your nose, pressed against the piercing, expanding it a bit on the outside. Now gently insert the pointed end of the nose screw from the outer hole, turning it clockwise as you go, so that you are actually screwing it in. The moment you feel the nose screw’s tip against your thumb, remove the thumb and screw in the nose screw to let it slide in. The curved portion of the nose screw will stop it from coming off.

How To Put In A Nose Ring That Is L- Shaped

These come with a right-angled L shaped tail that stops the jewelry from falling off and are very easy to insert.
If you would like to see a demo of how to put in a nose ring, here’s a video that shows you how:

You might want to check out all three types of nose piercing jewelry after your piercing is well-healed.

Which one suits you best will depend on your personal choice and how comfortable you are wearing them and how easy they are to insert and take off!

Belly Button Piercing – Fast & Precise!

Hi Guys!

Today I was surfing YouTube (I guess many of you have the same addiction, right? 🙂 and came across this body piercer from Louisiana – have a look at his YouTube channel here.

What’s so special about this guy? – you may ask.

OK, have a look at how he performs navel piercing and then read on:

Did you notice how precisely and quickly he clamped the girl’s belly button’s skin-fold making sure the marked piercing holes are on the right place?

Compare him to the piercer in the video below:

And now tell me – who was the piercer having performed 50,000 piercings? OK, you probably better like the lady in the second video – she’s taking the whole thing slower and prepares the girl and so on and on. But I think the first guy’s approach – fast and clean (like pulling out your tooth – you wouldn’t want to take it sloooowly… right? ) is better.

OK, he was a bit slow with screwing on the ball at the belly button ring 🙂 but the main points I want to make are:

1) Always make sure the piercer marks the piercing holes before actually piercing the skin;

2) Always make sure the piercer uses the clamps!

If you ever get to a body piercer who wants to pierce your belly button without the clamps – run away!

Otherwise you risk having a crooked belly ring, for example, and I’m sure it’s not what you want when getting a body piercing, right? I’ve seen many body piercing videos on YouTube where you can see that the piercer just pushes the needle through when holding the skin-fold. But it’s so easy to misjudge the piercing location if you don’t mark the holes! Just watch the second video again and you’ll see how thoroughly the piercer positions the skin between the clamps to make sure the piercing is straight.

By the way, here you can read what Shan Lee tells about getting a crooked belly ring and getting it re-done.

P.S.

The body piercer you can see in the video above is selling body piercing kits on eBay – have a look here. They come with instructional videos and are 100% sterile, so you can perform the piercing at home! Nice & handy, isn’t it? 😉