Body Jewelry Information

Threading

Body Jewelry that has an end ball that screws on and off have threads. This body jewelry includes straight barbells, curved (bent) barbells, circular barbells, and labret jewelry. A thread is a spiral ridge that winds either internally or externally around the metal like that on a bolt or the inside of a nut. Learn what a thread is, the difference between internal and external threads, common thread patterns, and more.

How to Modify Your Belly Button Ring

If you've purchased a belly ring, but you either don't wear the typical 14 gauge 7/16"-long size or you don't like the gem color that came with the charm, we have a solution for you. It's very easy to change your belly ring's gauge, length or color to suit your needs and preferences. Just use the instructions and watch the videos in our How to Modify Your Belly Ring article to turn your new navel ring into the perfect belly button ring for you.

Zodiac Symbols

Learn about your Zodiac sign, your elemental attractions, love, and wealth trends associated with your sign, and then shop for hot belly rings featuring each of the Zodiac symbols! We offer a wealth of information about zodiac symbols, as well as fun body jewelry that will tell the world what sign you are.

Quick Tips for Choosing a Belly Button Ring

If you're in the market for a new belly button ring and need help wading through the hundreds upon hundreds of belly rings available on Painfulpleasures.com, our Quick Tips for Choosing a Belly Button Ring will help. We cover the key elements to consider before making a purchase, including belly ring size, style, material, and placement options. We also give you the lowdown on what you'll find in each belly ring shopping category on our site, so you can jump right to the one that interests you most.

How to Buy the Best Belly Rings for You

If you want a new belly button ring but don't know where to begin with so many options available to you, our How to Buy the Best Belly Rings for You article will help! We talk about all the different belly ring options available to you and the benefits of each, show you some of our favorites from each category, and give you ideas for coordinating your belly rings with your outfits and personality. Start reading... and then start shopping!

Piercing Retainers

Body piercings are more accepted now than ever before, but there are still times when you need to make a piercing or two more discreet. Maybe you're visiting grandma and don't want to offend her with your new nose ring, or maybe you're worried your lip ring might jeopardize an upcoming job interview. You could even be looking for a non-metal alternative to hold your piercings open while you have a medical procedure. Whatever the case, we have the perfect piercing retainer recommendations for you!...

Tips for Picking a Custom Belly Ring

Did you know that Painful Pleasures offers custom belly rings in more length, gauge and style combinations than any other site online? With so many options, how can you possibly choose? Don't worry! We'll set you on the right track to purchasing the perfect custom-made belly button ring for you. We've broken down all the custom belly ring options we offer in this helpful guide, as well as provided tips on how even our standard belly button rings can be customized.

Measuring Body Jewelry

Have you ever wanted to know more about measuring body jewelry? This article outlines all the basic questions you may have about measuring body jewelry, including standard body jewelry sizes, length and diameter conversions, gauge conversions, ball size conversions, and threading.