Today, we’re going to be talking all about body jewelry and the different types of body jewelry pieces. If you didn’t know, you can actually use certain fine jewelry pieces for different piercings, where more than one piercing, I should say. For example, you can use a lip ring for multiple things. Most people know it as a lip ring, but you can actually use it for your tragus. You can also use it for cartilage and even your nose. That’s what we’re going to be going over in today’s post.
How Is Body Jewelry Measured?
So first, let me just explain, body jewelry is measured by what is called the gauge or the thickness of the actual piece.
So here, we have a curved barbell. This most commonly comes in 16 or 18 gauge. It’s commonly used for the tragus, eyebrow, or rook, among other things.
Different Length Of Body Jewelry
Length also plays an important role when it comes to body jewelry. When you are first pierced, you are usually pierced with a longer piece of jewelry to accommodate for swelling. Also, depending on the actual body piercing, it could be longer.
5 Different Types Of Body Piercing Jewelry
Here’s another example of a curved barbell, only this one is thicker. It’s also known as a banana or a navel curve or a bellybutton ring. This one comes in 14 gauge. If you’ve had your belly button pierced for many years, you would know that eventually, the skin stretches and gets very thin, so you may need a small curved barbell like the first one mentioned.
Captive Bead Ring
Now, this one right here is the most versatile body jewelry piece. This can be used for so many different things, and because of that, it comes in many different gauges. It all depends on the type of piercing.
With this, how it works is that the ball in between is held by the two sides, so there are two little notches in the ball. This can be used for earlobe, cartilage, nipple, lip, tragus, nose, daith, or conch. It can be used, like I said, for so many different piercings.
Here we have a Labret. This can also be used for many different things: your cartilage or helix, lip, conch, tragus, and even your nose. This can come anywhere between a 16 and 18 gauge. I have also seen a 19 gauge. If you’ve been pierced with this, make sure that you find out what gauge you were pierced with.
Here we have a straight barbell. This is used for either your tongue or your nipple. Both sides typically screw off and come in a 14 gauge.
Here we have a horseshoe, which the balls they screw off. This can be used for many different things, and the gauges can vary from very thick to very thin.
For example, it can be used for your earlobes, and someone with very thick gauges would need a thicker one. It can also be used for your nipple, which is typically 14 gauge. For the tragus or rook cartilage, which is a little bit thinner.