Anyone who has tried to purchase body jewelry will know how confusing the measurements can be. The most common type of questions we receive is about body jewelry size. We receive hundreds of emails/calls and a majority of them have to do with sizing and measuring. So lets being with some basic units of body jewelry measurement and the sizes.
Straight Barbells – Shaft/Post length is measured in a straight line, between the end balls.
Curved Barbells – The size of the Curved Barbell is measured in a straight line across the center, in between the two end balls. This is called the post/shaft length.
Labret and Monroe Studs – The shaft/post length of the labret or monroe stud is measured in a straight line between the top ball and the flat base.
Captive Bead Rings – The size of the Captive Bead Ring are measured in a straight line across the center, inside the ring. This is known as the internal diameter.
Circular Barbells (Horse Shoe Barbells) – The size of the Circular Barbell is measured in a straight line across the center, inside the ring. This is known as the internal diameter.
Plugs and Tunnels – Measure the diameter of the plugs or tunnels at the middle of the wearing surface/barrel.
The common tools you can use are a caliper or one of the gauge measurements we sell on our website at Hollywood Body Jewelry. Or you can search for an online tool where you can print at home.