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Principles of Measuring your Body Jewellery

When measuring your body piercing, the measurement always corresponds to the distance between both holes of your piercing (as the length/diameter) and the thickness of the piercing hole (gauge). Using a ruler or body jewellery measuring Vernier Calipers, measure yourself between the two piercing holes in millimeters.

When measuring your body jewellery, the same principle applies in that the measurement will correspond to the area of the jewellery that sits inside your piercing (this means excluding any balls or threads on the stem/ring). Different types of body jewellery will require different measuring techniques, all illustrated below. Continue reading

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The Importance of Measuring your Body Jewellery

Wearing body piercing jewellery of the correct size in your body piercing is very important, so knowing how to measure yourself makes buying and choosing body piercing jewellery quicker, safer and more convenient.

If your body jewellery is too short for your piercing it will aggravate the area, cause an excess of swelling and may even lead to inflammation and infection. Jewellery that does not give ample space for a body piercing to ‘relax’ can also result in migration and rejection of the piercing.

If your body jewellery is too large it will get caught or snagged on clothes, fingers, hair, etc. This, in turn, causes more aggravation and maybe even micro-tears in the tissue around the hole, which can lead to unnecessary scarring or infection.

Swiss Precision Vernier Calipers

Swiss precision vernier calipers. Highly accurate anthracite Dialmax vernier calipers in durable, high performance polymer for all measurement references. Continue reading

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