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!
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Internally threaded tongue rings are usually recommended for sensitive area piercing like the tongue so that it can heal fast with the least pain. Also, it can feel quite miserable to develop an infection on the tongue.
You definitely don’t want to damage that tongue piercing by using the wrong jewelry. Available in different sizes, designs and shapes, internally threaded tongue rings help you to enjoy a safe tongue piercing.
Some Benefits Of Internally Threaded Tongue Rings
You already know that the tongue will swell after you get it pierced. Internally threaded tongue rings minimize the swelling because they are soft on the piercing without irritating the area. This helps it to keep from being infected. As there is a constant flow of saliva, the tongue can go ahead and heal itself. Generally, tongue piercing is the fastest to heal when it comes to body piercing.
In internally threaded tongue rings, the threading is very carefully made so that no part of the thread comes in contact with the piercing. This is a major advantage compared to externally threaded jewelry where the threads can rub against the piercing when the bar is inserted. In internally threaded jewelry the threading is restricted to a threaded bar attached to the bead of the barbell. This bar fits inside the shaft of the barbell safely. Once tightened, it stays securely fixed. This kind of internally threaded tongue ring is costlier to manufacture, because of which it might be higher priced. But it is a small price to pay when you consider the benefits to you! 🙂
The high quality internal threaded tongue rings you get at online stores have another major advantage: the thread that is glued to the bead is also inserted inside it to make it stronger.
After your tongue heals fully, you will need to replace the longer barbell with the right sized one. But avoid replacing it before the swelling is completely gone. You can even go in for internally threaded tongue rings where you only have to change the shaft or stem according to the size you want. Here you can use the same balls that screw off both the ends. The long stem goes and in its place, you get a shorter stem that is the right fit for your tongue. There is a wide choice in internally threaded tongue rings and you can choose the type you like best!