Piercing Ball-Surgical Steel has two gauges and are the standard size to use for your face and body piercing jewellery. We sell a large range of sizes, from 2 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, and 6 mm diameter. There are many sizes to suit your piercing perfectly! Some people like a tiny ball that can’t be seen and others like a big ball that is bold and striking. The tiny balls are great if your employer is disapproving of your facial piercings.
It is so easy to lose a ball. So maybe buy a couple to keep as spares in your wallet! The piercing ball option is great, as you don’t have to buy a whole new bar.
Tips Balls will screw onto any 16 or 14 gauge threaded bar that you already have.
16 Gauge is 1.2 mm size of bar which is the thinner style and sized body jewellery bar. Usually lip, eyebrow.
14 Gauge is 1.6 mm for the thicker bar the thicker. Usually tongue, nipple, industrial ear and belly button piercing
Surgical steel meaning
Piercing Ball-surgical steel means that they are made from surgical steel 316 L. This mean they are implant-grade surgical stainless steel – it is probably the most common and most widely used metal for body piercings. What is “Surgical stainless steel”? Surgical stainless steel is an informal term which refers to certain grades of stainless steel that are used in biomedical applications. Surgical Stainless Steels (316 L) are used for bone fixation screws, body pins, bone plates, staples, amongst many other applications. We do not play or gamble with your health.
If you’re wearing SS 316 L jewellery and are having problems with irritation or a new piercing that just won’t heal, it is possible that you have a intolerance of surgical steel and might want to try titanium.