Responsible Body Piercing — Softcover Book

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Softcover Collection and Intimate History of the Modern Body Piercing Movement — Responsible Body Piercing by Michaela Grey and Jim Ward

This book is a historical collection of contemporary body piercings, centered around the practices of the Gauntlet, which is known as a premier piercing business located in San Francisco and LA, California. The Gauntlet is considered to be the pioneer of modern body piercing, having held its position as a true leader in the piercing industry for 25 years after its establishment in 1975. The book examines a variety of common and obscure piercing types and practices. It is an excellent collection for professional piercing artists or passionate piercing collectors who are looking to take the gauntlet of piercing wisdom and run with it.


  • Dimensions: 12” (L) x 9” (W)
  • Softcover collection of over 120 pages
  • Black and white photos, diagrams, and illustrations
  • Intimate historic and cultural aspects of the piercing industry
  • Published by Gauntlet Enterprises, a division of Re:Ward, Inc.
Size Table

Standard Body Jewelry Measurements

The following webchart is a quick reference guide for standard body jewelry measurements and how to measure basic body jewelry. Please print this webchart to help measure your body jewelry accurately.

Size Reference Chart

Visit our PainfulPleasures Infocenter for additional body jewelry information. There, you will find detailed articles on standard body jewelry sizes, how to measure body jewelry, basic body jewelry, and more.

Standard Body Jewelry Threading

Ensure compatibility between standard (non-custom) PainfulPleasures body jewelry parts using the tables below. More information on threading, including custom thread patterns, can be found in our Threading Infocenter article.

Internally threaded jewelry has a threaded post on the top and/or end, which is then inserted into a threaded hole in the barbell shaft.

Internal Thread Patterns by Gauge


18g, 16g

14g, 12g


Internal Thread Pattern

0.8mm or 0.9mm



Externally threaded jewelry has a threaded post on the barbell shaft, which is then inserted into a threaded hole in the top and/or end.

External Thread Patterns by Gauge


18g, 16g

14g, 12g, 10g

External Thread Pattern



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