Body Jewelry Plugs - Piercing Jewelry
One of the fastest growing art forms in the US and around the world is body modification. Body jewelry plugs are becoming more popular than ever. When it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find the right body jewelry plugs design, it seems that making body jewelry plugs at home is a reasonably option, if you take the proper precautions. If you design your own body jewelry plugs it can be bad for your health if you underestimate the size of your piercing jewelry or don’t use appropriate materials. Here is how to make your own body jewelry plugs.
- Ensure that you can change your jewelry. Depending on how well you take care of the piercing and its location the time it takes to heal may vary.
- Remove your current jewelry and measure it. Basically, there are two ways to do this. First, you should measure it with a gauge wheel which can be purchased at most hardware stores. Should the jewelry be too big to fit in the gauge wheel and then measure it in inches instead. To do this, you will need a caliper. After you know what gauge or how many inches the jewelry is, make a note of it. After you have measured it, replace your jewelry.
- Buy a blank plug of the appropriate size. Plugs can also be made from plastic rods or dowels if they are the correct size. Avoid porous or organic materials. You should use clean, smooth, and synthetic, plugs. Buying a plug made of acrylic is inexpensive and usually a good idea.
- Buy some O rings from a hardware store. Put the O rings on the newly cut dowel or blank plugs. This will permit you to see how the plug will look with the O rings attached.
- • Use a small bladed razor knife to carve the design you want onto the plug’s face. You can practice on some pieces of plastic after making a stencil. Use a finely tipped paintbrush to put some acrylic paint into the grooves of our design. Another option is to print some design stickers on a computer and then cut them to fit over the ends of the plug.
- After the paint has dried for 24 hours, remove your old jewelry and put in your new body jewelry plugs. If the jewelry does not go in easily, use an antibiotic ointment as a lubricant.