According to the Association of Professional Piercers, there are certain specific standards that must be followed by professional body piercing experts.
They insist that when threaded jewelry is used for first time piercings, it has to be internally threaded body jewelry – minimum 16 gauge. Getting body piercing done can be a really exciting experience because you are looking forward to showing off your navel, nose, or tongue piercing.
But did you know that wearing the right kind of jewelry can help you get your piercing done safely?
Internally threaded body jewelry is a little pricey because it is more expensive to manufacture. The more commonly found externally threaded body jewelry has the threads on the outer surface at the end of the body jewelry shaft and the ball at the recess. In internally threaded body jewelry, the ball has a threaded bar which fits into the shaft. This is more intricate to make. Good quality internally threaded jewelry has the thread glued to the ball or even better – inserted inside it to make it secure when you wear it! 🙂
Benefits Of Internally Threaded Body Jewelry
The biggest benefit of internally threaded body jewelry is safety. It does not harm the piercing wound and this is very important if you have body piercing in delicate places like your tongue, or a genital piercing where you definitely do not want any risk of infection.
The internally threaded barbell used in piercing is a lot more comfortable and minimizes the chances of bacterial infection. It is certainly stronger than other types of body jewelry because of the way it is made, with the threaded stem going all the way from the ball into the shaft. This makes the ball secure and stable.
Unlike external threading, you will not have the threading pass through your freshly made piercing.
Generally, internally threaded body jewelry is made of high quality materials and costs more than other jewelry but it is well worth it when you think of safety. There are plenty of jewelry options that you can try out at leisure. You can feel assured that your body piercing is protected by internally threaded body piercing jewelry and focus on enjoying your unique piercing!