Types of Piercing Tools
Piercing Tools – There are variety types of piercing tools that are used for piercing, below is a list of the common types of tools used by piercers.
The Piercing Needles: A polished, hollow stainless steel tube with a beveled, extremely sharp tip, created for the purpose of body piercing, which is a standard method in the United States. The needle selected is typically the same gauge as the initial jewellery to be worn, with higher gauges indicating thinner needles.
Dermal Punchers: A dermal punch is used to remove a circular area of tissue, into which jewellery is placed, and may be useful for larger cartilage piercings. They are popular for use in ears, though not legal for use by non-medical personnel in some parts of the United States.
Forceps: Forceps, or clamps, may be used to hold and stabilize the tissue to be pierced.