That’s a bit tricky. If someone doesn’t care about high quality, or if they see it as “just a piercing” then it’s not easy to explain why quality not only costs more but is worth more.
Sometimes you can relate it to something else. Why drive a nice car when you can buy a junker? Why eat a fine meal when you can go to McDonald’s? Why wear designer clothing when you can shop at Walmart? Why buy a nice ring for your finger when you can get costume jewelry? It’s all about how much you care about yourself and what you think you deserve.
Why spend a bit more for hand polished jewelry, made of implant certified material, internally threaded, and with a nice gemstone setting?
Don’t you really just want that $5 “belly ring” that looks like it’s made out of the same metal as a paper clip? I mean it has a genuine plastic gem glued onto it just like your cellphone, and it has a cute little dragonfly hanging down and says “sassy lady” in glitter. Isn’t that gorgeous? So what if it will fall apart in a month, or turn your skin green. You saved a few bucks to get it!
And before anyone gets upset and calls me a snob it’s not always about spending a ton of money to get something nice. I can set someone up with great body jewelry for as little as $20, anything more they want to spend is up to them.