Rings for piercings
Most people use rings in their piercings. Besides being simple, rings come in a wide variety of designs.
That is, rings can have many different lock types, diameter sizes, thread thicknesses and can be made from different materials. You can find plenty of rings to wear in your piercings 🔥
What kind of ring should I use in my piercing?
Having so many jewelry options for your piercings can be a bit overwhelming. To find the best ring for you, please follow this 6-point checklist:
- Decide which piercing you want to use it in. Wearing a dangling decoration on a nostril piercing will probably feel uncomfortable, while wearing a clicker on your lobe will not always show the ornate side. This way, you can easily discard some of the options.
- Choose an appropriate lock type to change your jewelry comfortably!
- Decide which thread thickness you need. While not all types of piercings require a minimum thread thickness, you might have a personal preference 🙃
- Consider which diameter suits you best.
- Think of which material would be ideal - 14K gold, surgical steel, titanium, etc.
- Think of other elements, like decorations and the color of the gemstone.
What kind of lock types are there?
That’s the million-dollar question 🔔🔔🔔
Piercing rings can come with many different lock types:
- Twist: These rings have an opening where the two ends of the circle meet. To open them, you should twist the ends. Do not pull the ends apart in a C-shape! A twister ring could lose its shape that way.
- Captive Bead Rings (also known as CBR and BCR) consist of two parts: a sturdy ring-shaped rod with soft ends and a ball with two small indentations.
- Segment rings also consist of two different parts: a longer circle-shaped rod and the segment that completes the ring. Just like the Captive Bead Rings, they’re held close together by pressure.
- Hinged rings are usually seamless to ensure that they go through your piercing without scratching it.
- Clickers - Generally designed for septum and nipple piercings, clickers are just a variation of hinged rings. In clickers, the hinge shuts with a ‘click’ and is held by a claw.
In what piercings can I wear rings?
The good news is that rings are super versatile and that you can wear them in many different types of piercings. For example:
- Lip piercings
- Ear piercings
- Nipple piercings
- Nostril piercings
- Septum piercings
- Navel piercings
- Intimate piercings
Even though everybody is different, you should wear a minimum thread thickness in some piercings to avoid the body rejecting them. For instance, you’ll need 1.6 mm on navel or intimate piercings.
Can I wear rings in my stretched piercings?
Of course, you can! Rings with a thread thickness larger than 1.6 mm should be suitable for your stretched piercings. Since it can be challenging to manipulate them, you might want to get some special tools to open and close them.
What to do if I love rings but don’t have any piercings?
There are also rings for those who do not have piercings! You can attach clip-ons with the shape of rings onto many places of the body to see how genuine jewelry would look on you 🤩
What can I do if I cannot open a piercing ring?
First of all, don’t panic. You’re not the only one this happens to!
Make sure you understand how the ring should open. If you are trying to open a segment or a Captive Bead Ring, perhaps it’s just a matter of using a ring opener.
If you still can’t make it work, we advise you to visit a trustworthy piercing studio. Any experienced piercer will be able to help you out 🖤