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Barbell (piercing)

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Barbell style piercing jewelry is composed of a straight bar with a bead on each end, one or both beads unscrewable for removal and/or changing of the beads. Often one of the beads is fixed, either via epoxy or welding, so that only one bead is used to install or remove the jewelry. Barbell threads are usually right-handed.

externally threaded barbell
14K gold barbells in front of 24K gold for color comparison.

They are named because they resemble the barbells that are used in weightlifting.