Sunday, January 9, 2011

Eyebrow Piercing Barbell

Eyebrow PiercingAn eyebrow piercing is done through the eyebrow, vertically. It usually lies at a 40 degree angle to the eyebrow. For this piercing, jewelry such as captive bead ring or barbells are used. However, barbells are more popular as they look stylish and bold. Barbells of thickness 12 gauge to 18 gauge are used for this piercing.

Eyebrow Piercing Barbell

Barbells for eyebrow piercing can be of the following types:
  1. Straight barbell
  2. Curved barbell
  3. Twisted barbells
  4. Spiked barbells

The thickness of the barbell can be 12 gauge, 14 gauge, 16 gauge, or 18 gauge. Generally, straight barbells are used. These barbells have a shaft with two rounded beads on either ends. Similarly, curved barbells are curved at a certain angle. Spiked barbells have a conical bead instead of the rounded ones.

The metals for the eyebrow piercing barbell can be stainless steel, chromium or niobium. Avoid using barbells made of nickel as they can trigger an allergy.

Barbell Retainer

Some of the barbells are transparent and are made to hide the piercing. These barbells are made of bioplast or acrylic. The barbell retainers should be used only after the piercing is healed.

Eyebrow piercing is done using the standard clamp and pierce fashion. Initially, the piercer would mark the spots on the eyebrow. After this, the area is clamped and the piercer would insert a needle. Now, the barbell is inserted and fixed.

As there are many choices for the eyebrow piercing barbells, choose the one which best suits you. Choosing reliable materials such as stainless steel, niobium or chromium is recommended.

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