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All glossary terms beggining with "S" are listed below.

Safety Pin

A Safety Pin is a device most commonly used to attach two pieces of fabric together. Piercing safety pins are made to resemble the common safety pin, but are used as piercing jewellery.

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Saline Solution

Saline Solution is a general term referring to a sterile solution of sodium chloride (salt) and water. Frequently used for intravenous infusion, rinsing contact lenses, cleaning piercings, nasal irrigation, and the yogic practice called jala neti. Saline solutions are available in various formulations for different purposes.

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Scaffold

The Scaffold piercing is two or more separate rim (or cartilage) piercings that are joined by one barbell.

This procedure can be performed as separate piercings with separate jewellery and allowed to heal individually, but can also be fitted with one PTFE barbell, which will decrease the amount of tension placed on the structure of the cartilage itself.

The piercer should carefully mark and plan the piercing so the gauge is suitable for all the tissue it travels though.

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Screw-in Ball Rings

Screw in Ball Rings are similar to ball closure rings. Instead of a clip in ball, these have an externally threaded ball which screws on and off.

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Sea Mines

Sea Mines are a type of Tongue Tickler.

Tongue Ticklers are soft, silicone rubber accessories that fit onto 6mm threaded balls. They are also UV (Ultra-Violet) light reactive, glowing bright under blacklight (perfect for a funky night out clubbing!).

Most commonly worn on tongue bars, although they look fantastic on ear and navel piercings too!

You can put them onto any 6mm ball, mix and match the colours and styles to really stand out from the crowd with the funkiest piercing accessories around!

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Seamine Massager

A Seamine Massager is a sex toy with a ball on the end, which looks like a sea mine. It is designed for insertion into body cavities for stimulation.

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Septum

The nasal Septum separates the left and right airways of the nose, dividing the two nostrils.

The septum can be pierced through the soft, fleshy part separated by the nostril cartilage.

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Septum Keepers

Septum Keepers are retainers used to keep the septum piercing open when the septum jewellery is unworn. They are also used to hide the piercing, as they cannot be seen up the nose.

Septum keepers come in various designs, such as a straight bar or a horseshoe shape, which flips up and inside the nose.

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Sex Toys

A Sex Toy is any object or device that is primarily used in facilitating human sexual pleasure. This term can also include BDSM apparatuses, sex furniture, sex swings, fisting sling, or angled cushions and shaped pillows. The most popular sex toys are designed to resemble human genitals and can be classified as vibrating or non-vibrating. Sex toys usually do not include contraceptives, pornography, or condoms.

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Silicone

Silicone is a soft, flexible material similar to rubber. Silicone jewellery is available in many different colours and designs, most commonly for stretched piercings such as flesh plugs, flesh tunnels, earlets, eyelets and flesh tubes.

Silicone piercing jewellery sold on BodyJewelleryShop is manufactured from certified biocompatible silicone, acquired from one of Europe's largest pharmaceutical suppliers.

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Silver Bangles

Our Silver Bangle range includes a selection of fashion bangles (or bracelets) made from Mexican .925 silver and produced by small, independent workshops by hand.

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Silver Bracelets

Our Silver Bracelet range includes a selection of fashion bracelets (or bangles) made from Mexican .925 silver and produced by small, independent workshops by hand.

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Silver Crosses

Our Silver Cross range includes a selection of fashion crosses (or pendants) made from Mexican .925 silver and produced by small, independent workshops by hand.

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Silver Jewellery

Silver jewellery is compromised of various different adornment jewellery made out of silver.

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Silver Necklaces and Chains

Our Silver Necklaces and Chains range includes a selection of fashion necklaces, chains and collars made from Mexican .925 silver and produced by small, independent workshops by hand.

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Silver Nipple Shields

A SIlver Nipple Shield (a term often used interchangeably with 'nipple covers', 'breast petals', 'petal tops' and other variations) is a piece of body jewellery worn on the nipple, partially or fully covering the areola.

The shield part of the jewellery encircles the nipple and can be held in place by various means such as adhesive, suction, friction, but most commonly a nipple piercing.

The primary intent of a nipple shield is usually to lift, adorn and ornament the nipple and the breast, in the same manner as other body piercing jewellery. A nipple shield can also be worn to smooth the transition between nipple and breast, so as to disguise the protuberant feature and present a smoother clothed profile.

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Silver Pendants

Our Silver Pendant range includes a selection of fashion pendants in many different styles and desigs made from Mexican .925 silver and produced by small, independent workshops by hand.

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Silver Rings

Our Silver Rings range includes a selection of fashion rings made from Mexican .925 silver and produced by small, independent workshops by hand.

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Silver Septum Jewellery

Sliver Septum Jewellery is designed to be worn in septum piercings.

Septum jewellery can be made in many different forms, such as septum tusks, spikes, rings, circular barbells, keepers and bullets.

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Smooth Segment Rings

Smooth Segment Ring are the smoothest of all body piercing rings. Available in titanium, surgical steel or blackline, smooth segment rings are highly sophisticated pieces of jewellery.

A removable curved segment acts as the closure mechanism, while it's continuous circular boundary makes it very smooth and comfortable to wear. This also allowsit to be turned 360 degrees without any obstruction, making it easier to clean and care for your piercing.

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Snug (Ear)

The Snug piercing is located through the inner cartilage, halfway down the outer rim of the ear, above the anti-tragus.

In most cases this area is quite shallow and micro jewellery is often used. Curved barbells are preferable and need only be a few millimetres longer than the thickness of the cartilage.

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Solid Glass Insertables

Solid Glass Insertblades are adult sex toys designed to be inserted into a body cavity.

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Speculums

A Speculum is a device that allows one to gently open a body cavity (i.e. the vagina or anus). It generally consists of two smooth spatulas which move apart when the handle is squeezed.

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Spiked Body Spiral

Spiked Body Spirals are barbells twisted into a spiral shape, with 2 cones (or spiked) on either end. Usually used for navel or ear piercings. Both body spiral spikes are removable, allowing you to customize the stem with many different accessories.

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Spikey Spheres

Spikey Spheres are a type of Tongue Tickler.

Tongue Ticklers are soft, silicone rubber accessories that fit onto 6mm threaded balls. They are also UV (Ultra-Violet) light reactive, glowing bright under blacklight (perfect for a funky night out clubbing!).

Most commonly worn on tongue bars, although they look fantastic on ear and navel piercings too!

You can put them onto any 6mm ball, mix and match the colours and styles to really stand out from the crowd with the funkiest piercing accessories around!

See our full Spikey Spheres range

Spring Loaded Ball Closure Ring

A Spring Loaded Ball Closure Ring (BCR) allows you to insert and remove a captive bead without tools. The captive ball has two outward-pushing areas at each end, which clip into the ring easily as the ball is pushed into the gap. The spring-loaded mechanism inside the ball holds it in place securely.

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Stash Canister

Stash Canisters are a form of flesh plug, with a removable lid and a hollow area inside the plug, often used as a 'stash' compartment.

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Steel Accessories

Steel Accessories are different types of attachments to body piercing stems, such as threaded and captive balls, spikes, jewels and other shapes and designs. They are normally used to replace balls and to customize piercing jewellery with different colours and designs.

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Steel Ball Stretching Weights

A Steel Ball Stretching Weight is a sex toy that is fastened around a man's scrotum and rests on his testicles in order to elongate the scrotum. This can provide a feeling of weight and pleasure to the wearer.

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Steel Body Spirals

A Steel Body Spiral is shaped in a spiral and is mainly used for navel and ear piercings.

The balls at the end can be removed, allowing you to add on many different accessories.

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Steel Bodywear

Steel Bodywear is an assortment of different steel jewellery, to be worn on different parts of the body.

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Steel Bullet Plug

Steel Bullet Plugs have unscrewable sections with small areas, designed to store small objects. The bullet plugs are also designed to be inserted into body cavities.

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Steel Cock Ring

A Steel Cock Ring (or cockring) is a ring that is placed around a man's penis, usually at the base, primarily to slow the leakage of blood from the erect penile tissue, thus maintaining erection for longer. Cock rings can be worn around just the penis or penis and scrotum, or just the scrotum alone, though this is usually designated as a testicle cuff.

Most commonly leather, rubber or silicone, although nylon and metal are also used either as the main component or part of the closure.

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Steel Flesh Tubes

Steel Flesh Tubes are hollow tubes made of many different types of materials, such as Surgical Steel, Titanium and Acrylic.

Flesh Tubes commonly have two silicone o' rings, or flared ends to keep them in place.

The tubes are hollow so that you can see right through them, making your stretched piercing visible right through!

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Steel Gripper Ring

Steel gripper rings are types of body spirals that have a captive bead to hold the spiral in place. The bead is 'gripped' in between the spiral with the tension of the ring.

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Steel Insertables

Steel Insertblades are adult sex toys designed to be inserted into a body cavity.

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Steel Labrets

A Steel Labret Stud is a piece of jewellery designed like a barbell with a flat base and one removable ball.

Labret studs can be used for labret, lip or ear piercings alike.

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Steel Nipple Clamps

A Steel Nipple Clamp is a clamp used to stimulate the nipples by applying varying degrees of pressure. Its basic principle relies on restriction of blood flood to the erect nipple. They are often used in certain BDSM activities, on both men and women. The use of nipple clamps is often portrayed in the media as deviant or kinky sexual behaviour.

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Steel Stretched Ear Jewellery

Steel Stretched Ear Jewellery includes all ranges of jewellery made of Surgical Steel that are used in stretched ear piercings, such as flesh plugs, large gauge barbells, circular barbells, monster rings, flesh tubes, crescents, claws and much more!

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Steel Top Hats

Steel Top Hats are hollow tubes of steel, similar to flesh tunnels and tubes. Commonly worn in stretched ear piercings, although they can also be used in other areas, such as the septum.

Top Hats have a 'lip' on one end to secure it in place whilst the other end requires a replacement o-ring (a stretchy, rubbery ring) to be fastened.

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Steel Vibrators

Steel Vibrators are devices intended to vibrate against the body (including insertion into a body cavity), thereby stimulating the nerves and giving a pleasurable and possibly erotic feeling.

Vibrators often allow people to achieve orgasm faster and easier and are often said to provide stronger orgasms than those produced by manual stimulation alone. They are often recommended by sex therapists for women who have difficulty reaching orgasm by other means. Couples also use them sometimes as an enhancement to the pleasure of one or both partners.

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Steel X Jewellery

Steel X (or STEELX) Jewellery is a brand of jewellery designed specifically for men. It is free from nickel.

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Stethoscope

The Stethoscope is an acoustic medical device for auscultation, or listening, to internal sounds in a human or animal body. It is most often used to listen to heart sounds and breathing, although it is also used to listen to intestines and blood flow in arteries and veins.

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Stretching Crescents

Stretching Crescents are used to stretch piercings gradually. The crescent gradually goes up in thickness from the starting point to the finishing point. Over a long period you can gradually move the crescent along to stretch the piercing, or a whole size up at a time.

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Stretching Tapers

Stretching Tapered Insertion Pins are used to stretch piercings up one size at a time. At one end of the tapered insertion pin is a small groove slightly larger than the size of the intended jewellery. The new jewellery slots into the larger end and is threaded through the stretched piercing.

Pushing the pin slowly through the piercing will stretch it up to the desired size. When the tapered insertion pin is all the way through, the jewellery will follow and slide into the piercing.

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Stretching Tools

Stretching Tools are various pieces of jewellery and tools intended to stretch piercings, such as insertion pins, crescents, claws and tusks.

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Studio Directory

An online database of piercing and tattoo studios in the UK and around the world.

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Superior Fraenum

The Superior Fraenum is the membrane of very thin muscular tissue connecting the upper lip to the upper gum.

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Surface Piercings

Surface Piercings are any body piercings that take place on the surface of the body, where the piercing canal transverses a surface flap of skin rather than running completely through a piece of body tissue from one side to another.

Sometimes surface piercings are difficult to heal because the body may reject the jewellery as this is a 'foreign object' placed into your system. The jewellery is pushed to the surface, causing the piercing to grow out. Proper placement and jewellery selection by an experienced body piercer can help alleviate this problem.

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Surgical Steel Lazer Cut Eyelets

Lazer Cut Eyelets are a design variation of the single flared eyelets. The front of the eyelet has a lazer-cut design, such as a star, showing through the hole of the stretched piercing.

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Surgical Steel Navel Rounder

Surgical Steel Navel Rounders have a threaded ball attached so they can be screwed onto any navel Bananabell. The navel rounder hangs around the bottom of the bananabell's jewel, creating a circle around the navel itself.

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