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I’ve decided it’s time for me to think about stretching my tongue piercing to 10mm. It’s at about 9-9.2mm right now and since the switch to a solid plug, I’ve no problems with regard to comfort or speech, and I’ve said for a while that a 10mm hole in my tongue was a goal. Thing is, what material ?
The nylon plug I have is very comfortable, but there are 2 drawbacks to nylon / plastic and presumably PTFE:
– nylon can never be as highly polished as steel, and despite the fact that it looked damn shiny before I first put it in, plaque has accumulated. I clean this regularly, but today it also went through 2 runs in the ultrasonic at abody and there is still a grey sheen to parts of it.
– the plug has to have a removable end, and whereas steel can be threaded and has the strength to withstand that, nylon doesn’t – especially with the cleaning regime meaning removal and possible cross-threading. So that makes for a larger end where a steel ‘screw in bit’ (I don’t know what it’s called right now) is located. My current plug is fitted ‘upside down’ so the tiny flat lip is at the top, and the larger screwed on end is at the bottom.
Steel. I think it has to be steel. But a 10mm diameter, 15mm height steel cylinder weighs quite a bit – for a tongue to work effectively anyway. That’s a weight I’d like reducing as far as possible – so maybe a hollow cylinder ? But then the ‘top’ has to fit very cleanly so as to prevent all manner of strangeness entering it when it is in my mouth 24/7. I’m tempted to just go back to Breed316, but then I could also consider elsewhere – this has to be a custom job where I don’t see anything until the end result. The finish will be good wherever – hopefully – but the threading has to be spot-on. Any recommendations / don’t bothers apart from the usual suspects ?