Flexible Retainer Barbell with Acrylic Domes
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Flexible Retainer Barbell
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These comfortable, flexible retainer barbells can be used to reduce the visibility of different piercings, but they are especially suited for tongue piercings.

6mm acrylic dome ends


In our drop-down menus for adding to cart, we show the gauge of the item you are ordering, then the length/diameter, then the ball size if it has any:

Jewelry is measured through a gauge system (conversion chart below). The higher the gauge number the smaller the wire is. For reference, a standard "earring" is usually 20 gauge. Jewelry gauges can vary between manufacturers. There is no universal regulation on companies to make a standard size in body jewelry. This is because some jewelry is made outside of the USA and measured in millimeters. And in the USA jewelry is measured in inches.

GAUGE CONVERSION CHART:
Gauge Millimeter Inch
20g .81mm
18g 1mm
16g 1.2mm 3/64"
14g 1.6mm 1/16"
12g 2mm 5/64"
10g 2.4mm 3/32"
9g 2.7mm
8g 3.2mm 1/8"
7g 3.5mm
6g 4mm 5/32"
4g 5mm 3/16"
5g 4.5mm
2g 6mm 1/4"
1g 7mm
0g 8mm 5/16"
00g 9mm to 10mm 3/8"
  11mm 7/16"
  13mm 1/2"
  14mm 9/16"
  16mm 5/8"
  19mm 3/4"
  22mm 7/8"
  25mm 1"
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Rings

Rings are an essential item that can be worn in many piercings. They come in various styles:
  • Captive bead rings - These use tension to hold a bead in place.
  • Clickers - These use a hinge to open and close the ring.
  • Segment rings - These have a "segment" that comes completely out of the jewelry similar to removing a bead. But it looks like a completely seamless piece of jewelry.
  • Seamless rings - These rings require bending to open & close.
How to measure rings
  • Gauge - This is the thickness of the ring itself.
  • Diameter/Length - Measure directly across the inside center of the ring.

Straight Barbells

Straight barbells are commonly worn in various ear projects, nipples, and tongue piercings.
How to measure straight barbells
  • Gauge - This is the thickness of the post/bar itself.
  • Length - Measure directly across the post between the ends.

Double Flare Plugs / Eyelets / Gauges

Commonly worn in earlobes, but can be worn in other stretched piercings.
How to measure double flare plugs
  • Gauge - Measure the size of the plug across the middle.
  • Wearable area - Measure straight across the side of the plug between where the flares start.
  • Flare size / rise - Measure the distance from the side of the plug to where the flare ends.

Single Flare Plugs / Eyelets / Gauges

Commonly worn in earlobes, but can be worn in other stretched piercings.
How to measure single flare plugs
  • Gauge - Measure the size of the plug across the middle.
  • Wearable area - Measure straight across the side of the plug between where one flare starts and where the o-ring starts.
  • Flare size / rise - Measure the distance from the side of the plug to where the flare ends. (see image of double flare plugs)

No Flare Plugs / Eyelets / Gauges

Commonly worn in earlobes, but can be worn in other stretched piercings.
How to measure no flare plugs
  • Gauge - Measure the size of the plug across the middle.
  • Wearable area - Measure straight across the side of the plug between the o-rings.

Teardrop Shaped Plugs

Worn in earlobes
How to measure teardrop shaped jewelry
  • Gauge - Add the height + width and then divide by 2. Then use the conversion chart to get the closest gauge.
  • Wearable area - Measure directly across the plug between where the flares begin.
  • Flare size / rise - Measure from between the flares to the edge of where the flares end.

Curved Barbells

Curved barbells are commonly worn in various ear projects & eyebrows.
How to measure curved barbells
  • Gauge - This is the thickness of the post/bar itself.
  • Length - Measure directly across the post between the ends.

Circular Barbells

Circular barbells are commonly worn in various ear projects, septums, nipples, and lips.
How to measure circular barbells
  • Gauge - This is the thickness of the post itself.
  • Diameter/Length - Measure directly across the inside center of the circular.
JEWELRY THREADING TYPES

Externally threaded

Internally threaded

Threadless
SIZE COMPARISON GUIDES
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4.2 out of 5 stars
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4 Posted on 6/12/2018    by Melissa
Verified purchase 14g 5/8" Tan/flesh
These did the trick, but I wish there was a version that could be internally threaded somehow. I've had my piercings for three years and it's still a little funky to feel externally threaded jewelry go through.
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3 Posted on 1/10/2018    by Lucy
Verified purchase 14g 5/8" Clear
It's a good hider-bar, but half domes are hard to grip, and one on top of mine was loose and I almost ate it.
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5 Posted on 9/12/2017    by Krystal
Verified purchase 14g 5/8" Clear
Incredibly comfortable tounge ring. I don't even realize it's in half the time
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5 Posted on 8/31/2017    by Carson
Verified purchase 14g 5/8" Clear
This is definitely visible but for my purposes, it is just what I need. The domed ends are also very flat, it felt like I didn't even have a tongue piercing!
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5 Posted on 6/2/2017    by Reynaldo
Verified purchase 14g 5/8" Pink
They fit wonderfully, perfectly hide my tongue piercings for work. Half dome ends are nice, they don't sink into my piercing holes like the round ends have a tendency to do.
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