TAT Good Large Gauge Tongue Materials

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  1. Laurel

    Laurel New Member

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    I've currently got a 6 gauge tongue piercing, and am wanting to bump up to 4 and then 2. Problem is, all of the large gauge jewelry that I've come across is either too long, or metal. My mouth is not very tall and the bottom of my mouth bruises with long jewelry in. I'm avoiding metal like the plague because it damages teeth far quicker than acrylic, and gets friggin cold.

    The barbell I have in now a 6 gauge acrylic that i've cut down as far as I can without the threading on the balls hitting the bottom of the holes in the barbell. I'd also like to get away from using acrylic as it tends to start smelling funny after a while.

    Any suggestions on alternative materials, or vendors?

    TIA
     
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    I'm currently @ a 4ga and wanted to move up to a 2ga, but was worried about the weight... I looked for acrylic, but I couldn't find any that big... so good luck in your search.
     
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    instead of you using barbells, switch to large gauge labret studs, this way you only have one bead on top and its a lot less damaging on your teeth. as for materials, there really isnt much choice once you get into the larger gauges. most people stick with acrylic or titanium(for its light-weight properties).
     
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    Do you know of any good sites to buy acrylic or titanium? I looked on some but couldn't find any above a 6ga....
     
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    look into pyrex (glass) jewelry. its out there, but i think it might be pretty expensive stuff
     
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    I've thought about going with glass, but I'm afraid of breaking it. I'd imagine a labret stud would be likely to bruise a line where the ball would just make pressure.
     
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    pyrex is extremely strong material. ive honestly never heard of anybody breaking pyrex jewelry. i could be wrong though. the only other problem would be that its held in with an o ring. so i guess its a little more likely to come loose than if you used something that was threaded
     
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    I wonder how tightly o-rings hold in a damp environment.

    I guess I'll head down to slave to the needle when I get paid again
     

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