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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Barbell – The Most Common Body Piercing Jewelry!

Body Piercing BarbellBarbells are probably the most popularly used body piercing jewelry for a variety of body piercing locations.

The name comes from the “barbells” which is used by weightlifters. Jim Ward who is reputed to have designed a lot of early body jewelry made them famous back in the 1970s. These are very easy to wear and come in different materials, designs, shapes, sizes and colors. Barbells are usually made of a straight bar that has a bead at each end.

You will often find that you can interchange the beads in a barbell, letting you use the same bar for a huge variety of beads. The common type is the barbell that has one permanent bead with the other being removable. The removable bead is internally or externally threaded.

For most initial body piercings, barbells are the best choice. The bar goes through the piercing and beads hold it in place. Since the bar is available in different lengths, longer barbells are used for fresh piercings, and later, shorter barbells are used. As far as threading is concerned, internally threaded barbells are the best since they don’t graze against the piercing. In internally threaded barbells, it is the bead that screws into the bar of the barbell, causing less irritation. In the externally threaded one, it is the bar that screws into the bead.

Check out the different barbells below!

Belly Button Barbells

Tongue Barbells

Industrial Barbells

Labret Barbells

Nose Barbells

Tragus Barbells

Barbells are worn in tongue, nipple, eyebrow, nose, septum, nasallang, ear, belly and genital piercings. You can expect to see all kinds of gauge sizes if you look at the gauge chart, but the most common is the 14-gauge barbell. Materials used are generally surgical grade steel, titanium, PTFE, Bioplast, niobium and gold.

Straight barbells are not the only type available. You also get curved barbells, banana barbells, and circular or horseshoe barbells. Surface bars are also considered to be a type of barbells used in surface piercing. Just like the bars, the beads also come in a variety of shapes like cubes, triangles, cones, disks etc. Barbells are made with lathe, taps and dies. If you opt for the handcrafted barbells you end up paying more as they use better quality material and you get jewelry items that are better finished!