Curved Barbell Design

Single Pearl Curved Barbell

Single Pearl Curved Barbell

Curved barbells are among the most popular body jewelry types. They are known for their curvature, which makes for many different jewelry styles. In essence, however, a curved barbell is the same as a straight barbell, except for the curve.

Just like a straight barbell, it has a body and a ball (or bead) on the each end. Just like a straight barbell, it can have beads of different sizes and shapes, and it can include ornaments and decorations on the body. Just like a straight barbell, it can be internally or externally threaded.

However, the curvature makes this barbell into completely different, unique jewelry pieces. Curved barbells are suitable for many different types of piercings and they can be used on many body parts.

Typically, beads can be unscrewed from one (or both) ends, for … read more

A post from another friend of TheChainGang.com

Wolf & fellow members.
i’ve had a traditional PA for many years.  it never seemed to take long to stretch up to the next size & (pardon the pun), but i was excited when the next bigger size slipped in!

i have always stuck with surgical steel for all my piercings (currently including 8 ga and 4 ga).  For several years now, i have been able to use a 00g curved (banana) barbell but it does still get touchy when i leave it in for a while or if play gets heavy.  i’m assuming because of the weight of the jewelry. i even toned down the actual length of the bar but that’s still a lot of weight on a tender, thin spot.

Should i switch to titanium (like the metal look) which is lighter or get myself pierced out … read more