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Quote mewm Replybullet Topic: Need some normal information for a rookie.
    Posted: September/03/2009 at 6:30am
Hi all.

I'm kinda new into this stuff. Have been looking around inactive for some months now and peeked abit.

But now i've decided to become even more interested and active, but i need to get something cleared about type of piercing and diffrent sizes.

I know this is kinda noobie questions but here it goes:

I was searching around to collect information regarding the name of various piercings. And that's not hard to find at all.

But i need to know what type of jewelry pins that are used to diffrent piercings.

I'd also like to know, what the standard size of the ball and pin, that are used when you just get the piercing, and what you usually replace it with, when the piercing are healed.

And i can't seem to find it any place.

I seek information on:

Pins (What kinda pins are used for various piercings?):
Barbell
Labret
Banana
Circular
Spiral

And what are the standard size of the ball and pin, and the size you usually use when the piercing has healed:
Examples:
Tongue
Industrial
Tragus
Earlobe
Bellybotton piercing
Septum

And what is the "right" word for a bellybutton piercing? Just directly the name? And what about the one just beneath the place, where you usually get a piercing?


Thank you on beforehand, and i'd like to appoligize for my not so excellent english. I'ts not relly that native to me, since i'm from Denmark.

Cheers
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Quote fragaholic Replybullet Posted: September/03/2009 at 7:35am
barbell: it's a straight pin used in...
- nipples
- tongue
- industrial
- tragus (could use labret jewelry, too)
- bridge
- frenums
- helix
- septum

labret: straight with a flat side used in...
- all kinds of lip piercings
- cheeks
- helix

banana: bent barbell used in...
- navel
- eyebrow
- vertical lip piercings
- sometimes used in frenums
- cartiledge ear pircings such as daith, rook, anti-tragus, snug, etc.
- septum

circular: open ring with 2 balls used in...
- basically everything you were a ring in
- eyebrow
- septum
- lip etc etc

spiral: self explanatory I think, used in...
- lip
- eyebrow
- helix, etc.


standard sizes can't be said, cause it always depends on your anatomy.
What people would consider standard gauge is most likely 14g.

the right expression for a belly button piercing would be navel piercing.
usually pierced with a 12mm long banana with a gauge of 14g.

If you still have open questions, post 'em right away.
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Quote mewm Replybullet Posted: September/03/2009 at 7:57am
What about the size of the balls? Is that usually 5mm? But thanks :)
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Quote fragaholic Replybullet Posted: September/03/2009 at 8:57am
size of the balls is usually up to your sense of beauty.
For healing balls should be slightly bigger to prevent the balls slipping in your piercing if the swelling is pretty bad and your pin is too short.

"standard" would be 4mm for example for surface piercings or navels.
or 3mm for eyebrows/lips... but as already said, it's up to you.
5mm is pretty big but often seen in tongues.
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Quote prince_albert75 Replybullet Posted: September/03/2009 at 11:14am

You can always ask your piercer and don't try to presume you know everything before you go in.  It's always a good idea to ask questions just as you have.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with it.  I praise you on your courage.

Good explination on everything Frag.  Awesome job.
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Quote Cale Replybullet Posted: September/03/2009 at 3:20pm
3mm and 4mm beads are the most common, I think. :)
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Quote pointblankzero Replybullet Posted: September/03/2009 at 6:02pm
I have 5mm on my septum CBB, and 6mm on my tongue bar. Some people think it's a tad big, but my dentist has never complained about it, so hey.
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Quote Carrie_p2005 Replybullet Posted: September/09/2009 at 1:23am
The piercing on the lower part of the belly button is usually called an inverse navel.  I use 16g jewelry for eyebrow piercings, most cartilage piercings, and some lip piercings.  I use 18g most of the time for nostril piercings.  I use 14g for most other piercings, except genitalia.  Genitalia takes much more abuse and needs a larger gauge like 12g or 10g.  I don't mind using larger gauges if someone requests it, but that's generally the sizes I start with if the person does not specify a size.
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Quote xoerinxo Replybullet Posted: September/09/2009 at 10:44pm
uhh "usual" size (obviously depending on whats getting pierced) is 16G or 14G
and I get mostly all mine done with 3mm or 4 mm.
as for what kinds are used, it depends on where it is and what you want? I got my septum pierced with a circular barbell, but some people get captive rings and others even get straight barbells.

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