If you have stretched a piercing up to 0ga, an 0ga circular barbell is a great choice. These large gauge circular barbells come in a wide choice of materials, colours and styles that make it easy to keep your piercings feeling and looking great.
0ga is a medium gauge size so wearing a circular barbell is still an option â€“ when you get up to bigger gauges it might be impractical to wear this kind of jewellery. Circular barbells are quite a chunky piece of jewellery so it important to think about the weight of your 0ga circular barbell. If it is too heavy it could stretch the piercing over time, which you may or may not want. Personally I like to maintain a gauge once I have stretched up to it but some people like to stretch gradually this way.
Metal 10ga Circular Barbells
If you want a metal 0ga circular barbell you have a choice of titanium, surgical steel and blackline. These are the most popular metals for piercing jewellery and they are highly biocompatible. Titanium and blackline have a higher biocompatibility so if you suffer from metal allergies or irritation, I recommend opting for a titanium 0ga circular barbell.
Depending on their specific design, metal 0ga circular barbells can be quite heavy and stretch your piercing as mentioned above. For most people this stretching will be very slight but if the edges of your 0ga piercing are a little thin or there is not much flesh around the piercing, this could be an issue for you. If this is the case I recommend wearing a PMMA 0ga circular barbell instead.
If you’re looking for a ring to wear in a heavy gauge piercing, circular barbells are a great option. Heavy gauge circular barbells are extremely versatile, affordable and come in a wide range of colours and materials. And unlike a heavy gauge BCR, they can be easily fitted without jewellery pliers.
Heavy gauge circular barbells can be worn in stretched ear piercings, stretched nipples, septums and PA piercings. They can fit in almost any stretched piercing â€“ just pick the diameter of circular barbell to fit your anatomy. Unlike a straight barbell, heavy gauge circular barbells allow lymph to move away from the stretching, so it is easier to keep your stretchings healthy. It is also important to think about weight when choosing heavy gauge piercing jewellery â€“ some large gauge pieces can be quite heavy. A metal circular barbell will weigh down slightly on your piercing and may stretch it, while lightweight options like acrylic are much lighter â€“ perfect if your ears stretch very easily. The best thing is that there are hundreds of different heavy gauge circular barbells to choose from!
Heavy Gauge UV Circular Barbells
Heavy gauge UV circular barbells are a fantastic metal-free option. These large gauge circular barbells are very lightweight and have a nice soft, smooth feel. This means they wonâ€™t weigh down your stretchings or put pressure on any one part of the stretching â€“ this can lead to dangerous thinning of the outside of a stretching. Many UV circular barbells are also completely metal-free, so you wonâ€™t have to remove them if you have an X-ray or hospital stay.
However the best thing about heavy gauge UV circular barbells is the funky colours! UV materials give you a huge choice of bright colours that really show off your stretchings. They also glow under UV light and make a fantastic alternative to regular metal rings.