Stretching your body piercing can be done in many different ways, but the most common approach is with the use of body piercing tapers. Piercing tapers are used to make the process of stretching piercings very easy, quick and accurate. 

What is a Body Piercing Taper?

Body piercing tapers are also known as insertion pins, stretching tapers, piercing expanders, stretching nails and stretching needles. The reason for the name is the construction of the taper; usually a straight or slightly curved bar that tapers from one end to the other, allowing a body piercing to be enlarged smoothly and progressively. 

UV Body Piercing Taper

UV Body Piercing Taper

Advantages of a Piercing Taper 

The greatest advantage of a body piercing taper is the practical and functional use of the taper, both as a stretching tool and stretching jewellery! Once you have used the taper to stretch your body piercing, the taper can be left in your piercing for day-to-day wear.

Fashionable Piercing Tapers

Fashionable Piercing Tapers

You don’t necessarily need to use a body piercing taper to stretch your piercing larger; stretching tapers can be worn as a really cool piece of jewellery in your piercing. The many styles and designs in many different colourful and vibrant materials make this type of body jewellery very fashionable and striking.

Glow in the Dark Body Piercing Tapers

Glow in the Dark Body Piercing Tapers

Body piercing tapers come in an abundance of colours, materials, sizes, shapes, patterns and styles; there will always be a piercing taper for you and your needs! Some of the most popular taper designs are the glow in the dark piercing tapers, Amber tapers, PMMA Acrylic piercing tapers, UV body piercing tapers, and steel tapers. 

Stretching with Piercing Tapers

Body piercing tapers are used to stretch a piercing one step at a time. This ensures a healthy and pain-free, damage-free stretch. Piercing tapers are therefore supplied in a selection of standard sizes so that you can keep your stretching process organised sensibly, keeping track of your size and making sure that each step is calculated safely.

Body Piercing Taper Kit

Body Piercing Taper Kit

We even have a stretching taper kit that provides a set of steel body piercing tapers to reach a size of 10mm. Ideal for birthday and christmas gifts, or simply keeping all your taper pins handy and in one place. Also great for travelling!Steel Body Piercing Tapers 

Fake Piercing Tapers

If you have a standard piercing size and haven’t decided to stretch your piercing at all, you can even opt for the fake body piercing tapers to look like stretched piercings, but without the whole stretching process! This is ideal for the younger piercing enthusiasts or those who do not wish to modify their piercings long-term. Fake body piercing tapers are also popular for those who cannot stretch their piercings due to their career or other important commitments. 

Fake Piercing Tapers

Fake Piercing Tapers