These days, it seems like nearly everybody is sporting some sort of body piercing. And one of the fun parts about having piercings is selecting body jewelry that further expresses your individuality. But an accessory that’s on trend and looks appealing simply won’t cut it. You also have to dig deeper and figure out if it’s in the size that is fit for your measurements, or if it’s made with quality materials that won’t cause you irritation and other complications, and lead you to much regret along the way. Read on to find out some things you need to be aware of when selecting body jewelry.
Measuring your body jewelry
Each person’s body is different so that means we all have different sizes and shapes for our ears, nose lips, and other piercing areas. That also means that there is no real standard size for a body jewelry, and it’s best to base it on your own measurements to decide on what size you’d want to get. There are two pieces of information you should know when ordering body jewelry: gauge and length.
Gauge refers to the thickness of the barbell, post or ring that goes through the piercing. Gauge can be somewhat tricky because it works backwards: the higher the gauge the thinner the barbell.
Length, on the other hand, is a measurement for straight barbells, curved barbells and labret studs. The important thing to remember is that the end balls, top balls, bottom discs, stones and threads on the barbell are not part of determining barbell or labret length. You should measure from threading to threading on the bar or in between the end balls.
Select high-quality accessories
Body jewelry should not be made from materials that either absorb fluids or become scratched easily. One common irritation culprit is nickel, a metal that's used in many inexpensive and expensive alloys. It’s important to select only quality metals that will not cause infection or irritation in your body. Go for materials such as surgical stainless steel, titanium, sterling silver, and solid gold.
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