Getting a piercing is one of the most interesting ways to show your style around! The best part is that, after the skin heals, you can change the accessory for alternative styles, sizes, colors and even different shapes. Anyway, first of all, you better learn how to remove the current gem. Read the tips in this article and, with a little practice, you'll soon be an expert on the subject.
Method 1 of 3: Removing a Rod Piercing
Step 1. Wash and dry your hands thoroughly
Apply an antibacterial soap to your hands and rub for at least 20 seconds, including between your fingers. Then rinse with warm water. Allow the skin to dry naturally or use a towel or sheets of paper towels.
If you don't have access to any soap, use alcohol gel
Step 2. Unscrew one of the metal balls from the ends of the rod
Hold the two marbles from your piercing. Rotate one counterclockwise while holding the other still. Keep the piece in a safe place so it doesn't get lost.
Whenever you are putting on or taking out a screw-on piercing, remember that turning to the left loosens the pieces, while turning to the right secures them
Step 3. Slide the piercing rod out of your nipple
Still holding the ball that is still attached to the rod, pull the piercing to the side slowly and carefully. Don't exert too much force, or you risk bruising your skin. Then keep the accessory next to the first ball.
- If you have trouble getting the rod out, go to a professional body piercing studio.
- If your piercing has some kind of larger decorative piece, take it off before the others.
Step 4. Screw the ball back onto the rod
Reinstall the ball onto the rod, turning it clockwise until it is securely attached. Then store the accessory in a jewelry box or other safe place.
Try making your own custom jewelry box to store this and other piercings
Method 2 of 3: Removing a Hoop Piercing
Step 1. Sterilize your hands with soap and water
Apply a generous amount of antibacterial soap to your hands, rubbing your fingers and palms until a lather forms. The ideal is to count for at least 20 seconds before rinsing with warm water. Then dry the skin with a towel or paper towels.
Enjoy and wash your wrists and the backs of your hands as well
Step 2. Place fine, closed scissors in the middle of the ring
Insert the scissors through the middle of the ring, taking great care not to touch your nipple itself. Her arms should reach about 2.5 cm on each side of the accessory.
Use small scissors or even nail pliers, but be very careful
Step 3. Slightly open the scissors to loosen the loop
Open the piercing ring slowly, making a methodical and slow movement, so as not to hurt yourself or damage the accessory. Keep this up until you create a gap of a few millimeters.
- Some rings have a locking mechanism. If that's the case with yours, place your fingers on either side of it and try to open the metal.
- At this point, try moving each end of the ring to a different side, both away from your nipple.
Step 4. Take the ball out of the piercing to finish the removal
Angle the ring carefully to get the metal out of your nipple. Making a slow and careful movement, remove the ball from the accessory (if it has this piece, of course).
If you have trouble getting the nipple ring off, go to a professional body piercing studio
Method 3 of 3: Replacing the Piercing Ornament
Step 1. Sterilize the piercing with soap and salt
Prepare a sterilizing mixture with 6 ml of antibacterial soap, a cup of warm water and a little salt. Soak the piercing (ring, rod, etc.) in the solution for five minutes and wait for the salt to dissolve.
If the piercing doesn't have any extra parts, like a pebble, acrylic or something like that, you can boil the metal
Step 2. Insert the piercing back into the piercing (if it is a rod)
Grasp the tip of the rod with two fingers and begin to pass it back through the hole in your nipple slowly. Take it easy unless the accessory enters without any difficulty. If necessary, start again and proceed even more calmly, without pushing the envelope.
If you have difficulty getting any piercing, go to a professional body piercing studio
Step 3. Screw the other ball back into the piercing (if it is a rod)
Fit the ball to the loose end of the metal rod. Slowly rotate it clockwise until you feel it is steady. Do not let go of the piece until it is still.
Step 4. Place the piercing in the middle of your nipple (if it has any decorations)
Place the decoration on top of the metal rod, right in the middle of your nipple. You can apply normally, but being careful, until the piece is where it should be.
These decorative pieces have a specific way of getting into piercing. Take this into account at the time so that the accessory does not disassemble
Step 5. Attach the ball to the piercing (if it is a ring)
Thread one end of the open loop through the hole in your nipple and rotate slowly. Don't try to push the bar: just use slow and careful movements. When the open space is facing down, insert the marble between the two halves.