We have a huge range of body piercing jewellery including belly rings (belly button rings), nose piercing rings and nose studs, tongue bars, titanium and gold jewellery, belly bars, belly rings, earrings and more. There are dozens of different types of piercings to choose from also. Men’s jewellery and earrings are also extensively available!
One of the most popular areas to get pierced is the ear, nose and tongue. Have a look at some of these areas on the ear that you can have pierced:
|#1 Jewelled Barbells and rings|
Sizes: 18ga. to 12ga.
|#4 Gold Jewellery
All available in 9 carat and 18 carat gold.
|#2 Barbells and rings|
Range of sizes from 18ga. to 8ga.
|#5 Labret Studs and rings
Sizes: 18ga. to 12ga.
|#3 Captured Rings|
Sizes: 18ga. to 8ga.
|#6 Nose Studs, Sleepers and rings
Including sterling silver, 9 carat, 18 carat gold.
Our expertly trained professional body piercers can pierce any part of your body.
Body piercing gives you an individual style from day one. People who have piercings
do so because:
It is important to have your piercing jewellery inserted correctly so that it not only looks fantastic but also heals well. We have experienced staff and a huge range of piercing jewellery. Our salons have regular health inspections, autoclave sterilisation.
Our specialist piercers will help you to feel comfortable throughout the process and carefully explain everything about home care. You will be able to show off your new piercing and body jewellery with pride.
Do I need ID? Do I need my parents present when I have a piercing? We have prepared the table below to help you understand how old you have to be depending on what state you live in Australia. Also, whether your parents need to attend with you and what form of identification (ID) you need to bring.
We also have a special procedure for baby and children’s ear piercing. Click on this link to find out more.
|State||If you are under 16||If you are over 16 but under 18||Over 18|
|Western Australia-rest of the body*||Need ID and parental permission and one parent must come with you with their ID||Need ID and parental permission and one parent must come with you with ID||✔|
|Western Australia- any part of the ear||Need ID and parental permission and one parent must come with you with their ID||✔||✔|
|South Australia*||Need ID and parental permission and one parent must come with you with their ID||✔||✔|
|Victoria*||Need ID and parental permission and one parent must come with you with their ID||✔||✔|
|New South Wales*||Need ID and parental permission and one parent must come with you with their ID||✔||✔|
✔= you can book an appointment and have the service done with no parental consent, but your I.D. is still needed
*In all states, genitalia (including nipples) must be a strict 18 years of age and identification must be provided.
Please note: In NSW (Nipples Only), can be pierced at the age of 16
What happens during the body piercing process?
There are many places on the ear which are very popular.
Have a look at the image below for names and positions including Forward helix, Rook, Helix, Industrial, Snug, Orbital, Outer Conch, Upper Lobe, Standard Lobe, Transverse Lobe, Anti-Tragus, Inner Conch, Tragus and Daith.
|Navel (belly button) piercing||Nose piercing|
|Tongue piercing||Tragus piercing|
|Nipple piercing||Helix piercing|
|Christina piercing||Labret piercing|
|Septum (nose ring) piercing||Industrial piercing|
|Eyebrow piercing||Ear piercing|
|Sarah-Marie piercing||Lip piercing|
|Hand web piercing||Frenulum piercing|
|Surface to surface piercing||Dermal piercings|
|Neck piercing||Snake bite piercings|
As some types of body piercing are highly specialised, please call your nearest Essential Beauty salon first with respect to appointments and availability.
These threads exist on body jewellery that has an end ball that screws on and off. For example, curved, straight or circular barbells and labret jewellery.
Externally threaded body jewellery has the thread on the end (outside) of the barbell. It is screwed into a ball that has a threaded hole inside it.
Note screw thread on the bar in the picture below:
Internally threaded body jewellery has the thread on the end but (inside) the barbell. It is screwed into a ball that has a threaded attachment outside it.
Note screw thread on ball that protrudes out, in the picture below:
What jewellery is best for me- internally threaded or externally threaded?
There is a great deal of debate regarding which of these two types of jewellery is best. There are three issues that come up as questions from customers:
Which is better to pierce with- internally threaded or externally threaded?
When it comes to piercing with either external or internal jewellery, external wins hands down. The reason for this is because of the thinner tapered end (where the actual threaded part is) which fits best in the piercing device (needle).
This means that you can choose a piercing device that will fit very tightly with the jewellery. As a result, this tight fit creates a seal with the jewellery firmly in your skin which in turn, prevents bacteria forming in your piercing.
With internal threads, a piercer needs to choose a slightly larger needle to fit the jewellery.
This means there will a larger incision and there may be more bleeding as there is a slightly bigger hole than the size of the jewellery.
You then need to depend on your body to seal that up, to prevent bacteria entering.
Which is better when changing jewellery over?
Many people say the external thread is sharp and can scratch the skin as it goes in during a jewellery change over. Although this usually happens with cheaper jewellery, if properly machined, the threaded area is quite smooth to touch and not able to scratch the skin at all. At Essential Beauty, we stock only implantation 316L surgical stainless steel, grade jewellery.
Also, because the threaded area is tapered, it is much thinner on the end and is easier to channel the jewellery through your piercing.
A small amount of lubricant (like Body Oil), on the tapered end of the jewellery, helps the jewellery slide in very smoothly. No scarring or pinching!
Because internally threaded jewellery needs to be hollowed out to make room for the top of the jewellery to be threaded in, the edge is thin and sharp.
When undertaking a changeover, care must be taken to ensure this very sharp end slides through the skin from the entry to the exit hole. If your angle is slightly off, you may cut your skin on the exit hole or along the inside channel of your piercing.
Which sits flatter on the skin?
Internally threaded jewellery does sit flatter than the externally threaded jewellery.
Because of the need to make room for the thread, externally threaded jewellery is thicker in diameter.
If you like a flat bezel-set, then internally threaded jewellery will sit flatter.
Just take care when inserting, as the end can be very sharp and can cut you if you get the wrong angle.
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