Body Jewelry Barbells

Barbell body jewelryBody jewelry barbells are very convenient for piercings, particularly if you are getting your first piercing. They are probably the most common type of body jewelry you will come across. You will find them in different shapes, sizes and lengths to fit different piercings.

They are available in materials like surgical stainless steel, gold, silver, titanium, acrylic etc. as well as in Bioplast and PTFE, both of which are flexible body-friendly materials. For pregnant people, there are adjustable length barbells that are convenient to keep the piercing intact.

There are different kinds of barbells. Generally, tongue piercings, which are so popular today, are done with straight barbells. Normally, you will find that a 14 gauge and 5/8 inch barbell is the regular size used for straight barbells in tongue piercings. A longer tongue barbell is used at first to accommodate the swelling. After the piercing heals, the long barbell is replaced with a shorter one.

The same barbells can be used for other piercings also when needed. Then there are the banana barbells that look great on belly piercings with dangling jewelry.

Body jewelry barbells come with a huge variety of embellishments at the visible end giving you a practically unlimited choice from almost forty categories to suit every taste. There are even vibrating tongue rings that are quite erotic. Some barbells feature doorknockers, road signs, gems, whistles, picture inlays, logos, flowers, etc. Acrylic barbell tongue rings are available in a variety of vivid colors and shapes. They are also so cheap that you can quickly build a collection for yourself.

You also get personalized body jewelry barbells as belly rings. There is the dangling moving category, hand crafted belly rings, chandelier dangle belly rings, fairy belly rings, and lots more. If you like retro, you can choose from vintage antique belly rings. There are also elegantly stylish 14 karat gold barbells and barbells with crystals and gems.

For those who enjoy bold stuff, there are stainless steel tongue barbells with French ticklers. There are belly rings with dangles featuring skulls, the cross, motorcycles, fruits, hearts, sports, dolphins, dragonflies, butterflies and others. You can also opt for a word, initial or zodiac sign, birthstone, flag or Chinese symbol dangle.

Why not browse around and get your own collection going right away! 🙂

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Curved Barbells

Curved BarbellBarbells, which is the most popular type of body jewelry, come in different shapes apart from the traditional straight bar with beads at either end.

Curved barbells are generally used for navel piercings, eyebrow piercings, genital piercings etc. and are designed like a curved bar with beads at ends. These are also called banana barbells or bent barbells.

Your piercer will avoid curved barbells for surface piercings as there is a risk of the jewelry being rejected. They are best suited for belly button piercing and eyebrow piercings. You can also wear them as nipple rings and earrings, if you want.

Most curved barbell body jewelry is made of surgical grade stainless steel and titanium, though you will also find acrylic and gold. They come with internal or external threading. You probably know that internal threading is superior because it is safer. It is also more expensive as the process of making it, is costlier. Curved barbells are available in a variety of gauges although the larger gauge size can cost more – and that again depends on where you buy it. For eyebrow piercing, 16 gauges are used, but for navel piercing – 14 gauge curved barbells are standard.

Check out the curved barbells below!

Curved Belly Barbells

Eyebrow Curved Barbells

When you shop for curved barbells, you will come across universal curved barbells that are good to wear on a variety of piercing. Expect to find an amazing variety of these. If you used to wear a captive bead ring earlier and are planning to try new types of jewelry, you will find that curved barbells are a good choice.

The moment people speak of banana barbells, it is the navel ring or belly ring that comes to our mind, though it is not really a ring. In curved barbells, often one bead is larger than the other, with a 5 mm ball on top and an 8 mm ball at the other end, if worn in the navel piercing. You can get many designs with pretty gems and dangles in different creative styles and themes. As with the straight barbell, the curved barbell also features, apart from the beads, pretty cones, dice, half ball shapes, spikes and many combinations. So you should definitely consider building your own interesting collection of curved barbells! 😉