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hey,so ive been looking into purchasing some custom jewelry for my wife and im not sure about some sizes.  she has a horizontal hood piercing that i wanted to get her a small straight barbell for.  would a 14 gauge 7/16th be an appropriate size for that?  also she wants to get a christina done, and the custom curved barbell i was looking at can be various guages, but can only be made 1/2 length and that seems really short.  what would you suggest?

Hi Brandon,
It would be guessing to choose jewelry sight unseen. The simplest solution would be to have a qualified professional piercer measure her the for the jewelry accurately A clear, well lighted, high resolution, close up picture could help me give you general suggestions.

In Georgia, colleagues I trained at would be of service to you, and will be able to suggest the best quality jewelry options to go along with the best fit. Any size is possible to make the perfect fit.

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Brian Skellie


I can answer questions in regards to and not limited to: jewelry safety, specifically material, shape, proportion, and related issues; aseptic technique and sterilization as it applies to piercing safety; ethical issues of technique and bedside manner; the aftercare and recovery process for piercings. *Available for consultation.


Body artist and founder of Piercing Experience (1992), and SciCan Authorized Dealer of STATIM Sterilizers and related infection control products

Currently serving on the APP Board of Directors as President, formerly as Global Media Director 2013-2014, International Liaison 2010-13, Treasurer 1997-99. Over fifteen years with ASTM and APP.

The Point Journal of the Association of Professional Piercers, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Creative Loafing

I regularly participate and teach in many APP and related body art educational programs. I keep current certifications for OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aid, and CPR.

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APP President's Award, Best Freehand Piercer, Best of Atlanta

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Tens of thousands of one on one client experiences as the founder of Piercing Experience in Atlanta, GA, USA *Body jewelry design and safety expert: Member ASTM committee F04( former Member AAMI ( Research advisor and educator for the APP for over a decade( teaching advanced studio setup, sterilization and equipment management, freehand piercing, aseptic/sterile technique and much more. Distributor and Body Art expert for SciCan StatIM sterilization and infection control products. and

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