In this article you will find tips on how to insert and remove your body jewelry.
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* Remember, your body is sensitive! So please be gentle during the entire procedure.
** A hot shower or hot compress will help soften your skin before cleaning and inserting body jewelry.
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Will my piercings close up if I have to take them out for 24 to 48 hours? I have 4 and 12 gauge in my ears and 12 in my nipples. The ear piercings are over 1 year old and nipples the same.
your ears definatly wont, but they may be a little snug if you go to put the earrings back in. i dont know about the nipple, it may try to, they close up pretty fast, get a taper and you probably wont have a problem, but im not an expert, so dont hold me to it! lol
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I read this when I first was pierced and found it a good example to look at when I was thinking about jewelry changes for myself.
Life is short; enjoy your pain.
I took my Lorum Bar out to put a thinner ring in, it was only in for 12 hours and it had started to close up....was definately a puh and some pain.
I don't recommend taking out any piercing until it has fully healed.
Definitely a bad idea. I had issues with my (L) nipple when I got a microbead from showerwash in there, took the barbell out for a nice SSS & ooohhh thought it wouldn't go back in. Not good.
Any one have any tips for getting nostril screws in? Whenever I take them out, I find I usually have to go back to my peircer to get them in again. The curves and bends in the post are a challenge.
I have a nasal curly stud. i find that if you place a finger in your nose and press against the skin whilst pushing the jewellery in. I take a deep breath and push in on the exhale, occasionally wiggling the stud.
I took my frenum piercing out while traveling to Mexico for vacation. I didn't want to be the guy on the TV ad with the metal detecting wand. My wife would not have understood. I was gone for a total of six weeks and did not wear any jewelry for the the first week. The hole closed up some but was not an issue stretching out enough to get my favorite stuff back through again. Only got to use the hole a couple of times while gone. Maybe frenums are different from nipple piercings but I did not have any problem
I have had trouble with nipple piercings in the past. Those can close up within hours if you don't replace the jewelry! I've learned to keep old jewelry around just in case. It may not be the right size, but it will save a lot of discomfort of trying to get a taper through an almost-closed hole. You may want to invest in some retainers if you need to take the metal out of your nipples for some reason (I've though about doing this for sports but never bothered).
I took one of my industrials out about a year ago to give it a thorough cleaning and I won't do that again. It took *forever* (okay, about an hour) to get it through the holes at the right angles and get that darn ball back on.
I take my PA out all the time (usually for sex) and sometimes I forget to put it back in. I also take it out when I'm doing a lot of bicycle training. I once took it out for an all-day 125-mile bike ride and all it needed the next day was a little lube to get it back in.
I've never taken any of my jewelry out when I travel, I've never had trouble with a metal detector, and I've never had anyone ask me to take anything out for an X-ray or any other medical procedure. My dental X-rays are very distinctive with my crossed industrial piercings in my ear!
There is no try. Do or do not. -Yoda
I had my left nipple pierced for 2 years and my right for 1 year when I took them out for 16 years. They were still open just very tight. Alot of lube and slow stretching and they are 14 guage now.
Stand tall and be proud of your mods.
Wish this worked for screwing balls onto septum piercings
I am now on the third time having my nipples done because the first two times they never seemed to heal I tried all different kinds of jewelry and metals . Little did I know is all I needed was a thicker gauge and bam now I'm the proud owner of two 12 g. Nipple piercings sometimes bigger is better lol
Isn't it amazing how a larger gauge will sometimes solve the problem. ♥ I'm happy that you got things sorted out.
I have had my bey button pierced for about 3 weeks now. I have to have minor surgery in 2 weeks and I know they are going to make me remove my jewelry. Will it be in danger of closing up in a few hours or will it be ok
When you go for the surgical consult ask to speak to the anesthesiologist. They are usually the ones that insist on jewelry removal. It really depends on the surgeon and them. I have had procedures both with and without my jewelry in and each time the call was left up to the anesthesiologist.
If you must remove the jewelry, you should replace it with bioplast or some other plastic retainer for the time you need the jewelry out. I think that if you just remove the jewelry completely for the procedure at that stage of healing, the hole may start to close up. It may not, everyone is different.
With a piercing that new, I would probably have my piercer swap it out for me right before surgery.
Definitely DON"T assume you will HAVE to remove it without asking first.
I cannot agree with Jwiggles more.
I made the mistake of not using a bioplast or pushing harder with the surgeon to keep my Frenum barbell in place ( local anesthetic was used). After surgery, I immediately went to put in the jewelry but was unable to -- fast fwd 3 hr later. The pain from running 2 tapers and the jewelry through was 10/10 on the scale, whereas the initial piercing was more like 5/10. Perhaps it was way too
soon to go al natural, but I was definitely naive.