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.Â
Advantages of a Piercing TaperÂ
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,Â the taper can be left in your piercing for day-to-day wear.
You donâ€™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.
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.Â
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.
Fake Piercing Tapers
If you have a standard piercing size and havenâ€™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 tapersÂ are also popular forÂ those who cannot stretch their piercings due to their careerÂ or otherÂ important commitments.Â