Influencers are encouraging people to permanently weld bracelets in a new trend that is becoming very popular right now.
Welded-on bracelets and other types of permanent jewelry are being hailed as a growing, glamorous alternative to tattoos and piercings. They’re also a cute way to remember a friendship.
Jaclyn Forbes, a fashion blogger, recently showed viewers how she and her best friend had bracelets made by a Canadian jewelry designer.
This is the second time Forbes has had a bracelet permanently attached to her wrist. “Now there are two.” To show you how it works, I’ll show you. I know it sounds weird.
Trend: Fashionistas like Forbes, Victoria Jameson, and Vienna Skye are all fans of TikTok, where the hashtags #permanentjewelry and #permanentbracelet have 160 million views on each other.
If you want to get bracelets welded on your wrist, you can go to Sparks Studio in Toronto and choose from a variety of chains that are small enough to wear every day and great for stacking, as Forbes shows on her second trip to get bracelets welded.
The video shows Forbes and a friend picking chains, then having them made to the right length.
In her videos on her permanent pieces, Forbes says, “I’m very picky about the fit.” They then look through “magnifying goggles” as they use a hand-held “microlaser that zaps each end together.”
“It’s not painful,” she says to people who aren’t sure. There’s nothing you can do about it. It doesn’t hurt your real skin.
“You’ll either love it or hate it: A PERMANENT BRACELET!!?”
A commenter asked, “How do you get them off?,” and other people did, too.
One viewer said, “You don’t,” while another said, “Wire cutters.”
Others said that there are many situations in which one might have to break their bijou.
“Wait, what do you do if you play sports?” asked one person who was interested.
“What happens if you have surgery?” and “What happens if you have an MRI where there’s no metal on you.”
Some people say they’re going to school to become health care workers. “I’m in medical school and you can’t wear bracelets in the OR:(“
A commitment-style look might not be for everyone, but Spark Studio and other companies do offer repairs for a fee if you break your piece.