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The Piercing Bible, Revised and Expanded: The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing by Elayne Angel

The Piercing Bible, Revised and Expanded: The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing by Elayne Angel

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    The Piercing Bible: The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing by Elayne Angel with Jef Saunders — Revised and Expanded

    The revised and expanded Piercing Bible is a factual consumers' guide to safe body piercing by one of the world's most respected, experienced, and renowned professional body piercers: Elayne Angel, who has performed over 50,000 piercings since the 1980s. This comprehensive guide has over 300 pages of illustrations and photos. Not only is it an excellent resource for piercees and body jewelry collectors — it's also a useful guide for medical professionals, parents, and educators who deal with piercees. The Piercing Bible also contains useful information for body piercers.

    This revised and expanded edition contains updated illustrations, diagrams, photos, and vital information. You'll find:

    • Ideal piercing placements for various body parts and types
    • Terminology, tehniques, and piercing tools
    • Information regarding sterility, sanitation, and hygiene
    • Upgraded jewelry designs, sizes, materials, and quality
    • Piercing aftercare tips and troubleshooting
    • Tips on how to become a body piercer
    • A history of body piercing in modern culture
    • The future of body piercing

    Specifications:

    • Dimensions: ~6" x 9"
    • Revised and expanded edition of the Piercing Bible
    • 385 page collection
    • Contains updated illustrations, diagrams, photos, and vital information about piercing
    • Published by Ten Speed Press
    Product Weight: 1.2 lb

    Size Table

    Standard Body Jewelry Measurements

    The following webchart is a quick reference guide for standard body jewelry measurements and how to measure basic body jewelry. Please print this webchart to help measure your body jewelry accurately.

    Visit our PainfulPleasures Infocenter for additional body jewelry information. There, you will find detailed articles on standard body jewelry sizes, how to measure body jewelry, basic body jewelry, and more.

    Standard Body Jewelry Threading

    Ensure compatibility between standard (non-custom) PainfulPleasures body jewelry parts using the tables below. More information on threading, including custom thread patterns, can be found in our Threading Infocenter article.

    Internally threaded jewelry has a threaded post on the top and/or end, which is then inserted into a threaded hole in the barbell shaft.

    Internal Thread Patterns by Gauge

    Gauge

    18g, 16g

    14g, 12g

    10g–00g

    Internal Thread Pattern

    0.8mm or 0.9mm

    1.2mm

    2.0mm


    Externally threaded jewelry has a threaded post on the barbell shaft, which is then inserted into a threaded hole in the top and/or end.

    External Thread Patterns by Gauge

    Gauge

    18g, 16g

    14g, 12g, 10g

    External Thread Pattern

    1.2mm

    1.6mm

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