How to Install Your Jewellery

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Captive Bead Rings

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Before attempting to fit any piece of jewellery into the body, it is always best to properly wash your hands, and wear fitted gloves before touching your jewellery or your piercing. We recommend the use of a water based lubricant when installing jewellery into your piercing. This is written intended as a guide for installing jewellery onto well healed piercings only. Do not use this information to perform piercings at home. It is always best and safest to see a professional body piercer for jewellery fitting.

As the name of this jewellery suggests, the Captive Bead Ring holds a bead in place by the pressure caused by the circular shape of the ring. This bead has dimples on either side, to allow for the ring to sit inside and hold securely. To install this type of jewellery, you'll need to remove the bead to be able to insert the ring into your piercing.
The most effective way to do this is not by pulling the bead out perpendicular to the ring, rather try to lift just one side of the bead out at a time. Support the ring, and gently (but firmly) roll the bead out of the ring.
Once the bead is removed, you can insert the ring into your piercing. You may need to widen the gap on the ring to get it around the area of the body in which you are installing the jewellery. To do this, it is best to twist the ring apart - do not open the ring outwards. This action is called "torquing". It is best to torque the ring open so as to keep the circular shape of the ring. If you open the ring outwards, then you risk having an obscurely shaped ring and bending it back into shape is difficult without the correct tools.
Once the ring is installed, you now need to twist the ring back into its original circular shape, with a tight enough gap for the bead to be fitted in securely.
Once aligned, you can now fit your captive attachment. Support the ring, and slot just one side of the bead into position. The ring will fit right into the dimple on the bead. Now, holding the bead in place, gently push the other side into the ring. The ring will need to flex open slightly to allow the other side to clip in to the dimple. This may take some time and/or practice.
If you are having difficulty installing your jewellery, it is always best to visit a professional body piercer to assist you with installing your jewellery.

Threaded Circular Barbells

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Before attempting to fit any piece of jewellery into the body, it is always best to properly wash your hands, and wear fitted gloves before touching your jewellery or your piercing. We recommend the use of a water based lubricant when installing jewellery into your piercing. This is written intended as a guide for installing jewellery onto well healed piercings only. Do not use this information to perform piercings at home. It is always best and safest to see a professional body piercer for jewellery fitting.

Circular Barbells are quite a simple piece of jewellery. They are commonly referred to as a "horseshoe", and it is clear to see why.
To install this piece, simply unscrew just one of the attachments from the barbell. Remember; left-loosey; righty-tighty".
Once the attachment is removed, you can gently insert the ring into your piercing. You may find the use of a threaded insertion pin (or taper) useful for this.
Once the ring is installed, you can then screw the attachment back into the ring.
Depending on the size of the attachments and the placement of your piercing, you may need to remove both attachments to get the ring around the area of the body that you're wanting to install the ring. You may also need to use ring opening tools to widen the internal diameter of the ring to install. When installing threaded jewellery, be sure to tighten both ends properly, and check your attachments for tightness regularly.
If you are having difficulty installing your jewellery, it is always best to visit a professional body piercer to assist you with installing your jewellery.

Hinge Rings / Clickers

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Before attempting to fit any piece of jewellery into the body, it is always best to properly wash your hands, and wear fitted gloves before touching your jewellery or your piercing. We recommend the use of a water based lubricant when installing jewellery into your piercing. This is written intended as a guide for installing jewellery onto well healed piercings only. Do not use this information to perform piercings at home. It is always best and safest to see a professional body piercer for jewellery fitting.

Hinge Rings or Clickers are one of the most recent developments in quality jewellery. They operate exactly like traditional sleeper earrings; where a segment of the ring will open and close on a tiny hinge fitted into the ring. This makes this style of jewellery a highly popular choice due the ease of fitting and removal.
To install this type of jewellery into your piercing, simply pull the hinged segment of the ring away from the ring and it will pop open. You can then insert this segment into the piercing, and gently push it back closed towards the ring. Be careful to ensure that this segment is aligned with the ring so as not to damage the hinge. You will hear (and feel) a small "click" sound when the ring is securely fitted.
If you are having difficulty installing your jewellery, it is always best to visit a professional body piercer to assist you with installing your jewellery.

Seam Rings

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Before attempting to fit any piece of jewellery into the body, it is always best to properly wash your hands, and wear fitted gloves before touching your jewellery or your piercing. We recommend the use of a water based lubricant when installing jewellery into your piercing. This is written intended as a guide for installing jewellery onto well healed piercings only. Do not use this information to perform piercings at home. It is always best and safest to see a professional body piercer for jewellery fitting.

Seam Rings are quite simply a piece of straight material wire that has been bent into a perfect circular shape.
To install these, first we must "torque" open the ring so that there is an opening to be able to fit it around the area of the body where your piercing is. Torquing a ring means to twist it open, bending each side apart from each other but keeping the circular shape of the ring. It is important to not open the ring outwards. This will make it very difficult to close the ring back together and maintain the circular shape of the jewellery.
Try to only open the ring just as much as you need; opening the ring more than necessary can weaken the integrity of the material and cause the jewellery to break. The more the ring is opened and closed, the weaker it will become and more likely to break.
Once you have opened the ring, you can insert it into your piercing. Once installed, gently bend the ring back into shape.
If you are having difficulty installing your jewellery, it is always best to visit a professional body piercer to assist you with installing your jewellery.

Threaded Curved Barbells

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Before attempting to fit any piece of jewellery into the body, it is always best to properly wash your hands, and wear fitted gloves before touching your jewellery or your piercing. We recommend the use of a water based lubricant when installing jewellery into your piercing. This is written intended as a guide for installing jewellery onto well healed piercings only. Do not use this information to perform piercings at home. It is always best and safest to see a professional body piercer for jewellery fitting.

Threaded curved barbells are fitted with two attachments that both screw in and unscrew.
To install, simply unscrew one end - remember left-loosey; righty-tighty - and gently insert the barbell into the piercing. You may find the use of a threaded insertion pin or taper helpful. Once the barbell is installed, you can then screw on the other end. When installing threaded jewellery, be sure to tighten both ends properly, and check your attachments for tightness regularly.
If you are having difficulty installing your jewellery, it is always best to visit a professional body piercer to assist you with installing your jewellery.

Threaded Attachments

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Before attempting to fit any piece of jewellery into the body, it is always best to properly wash your hands, and wear fitted gloves before touching your jewellery or your piercing. We recommend the use of a water based lubricant when installing jewellery into your piercing. This is written intended as a guide for installing jewellery onto well healed piercings only. Do not use this information to perform piercings at home. It is always best and safest to see a professional body piercer for jewellery fitting.

Threaded attachments are fitted with a screw on the end, that is designed to screw into an internally threaded post.
Fit the post into your piercing from the back (behind the ear, inside the mouth etc). Once fitted, you can then simply screw the top piece into the post. Remember lefty-loosey; righty-tighty.
When installing threaded jewellery, be sure to tighten both ends properly, and check your attachments for tightness regularly.
If you are having difficulty installing your jewellery, it is always best to visit a professional body piercer to assist you with installing your jewellery.

Threaded Straight Barbells

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Before attempting to fit any piece of jewellery into the body, it is always best to properly wash your hands, and wear fitted gloves before touching your jewellery or your piercing. We recommend the use of a water based lubricant when installing jewellery into your piercing. This is written intended as a guide for installing jewellery onto well healed piercings only. Do not use this information to perform piercings at home. It is always best and safest to see a professional body piercer for jewellery fitting.

Straight barbells are made up of three components; one straight shaft and two threaded attachments.
To install, remove one attachment and gently push the barbell into the piercing. You may find the use of a threaded insertion pin or taper helpful with this.
Once installed, you can then re-fit the other attachment. When installing threaded jewellery, be sure to tighten both ends properly, and check your attachments for tightness regularly.
If you are having difficulty installing your jewellery, it is always best to visit a professional body piercer to assist you with installing your jewellery.

Threadless Curved Barbells

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Before attempting to fit any piece of jewellery into the body, it is always best to properly wash your hands, and wear fitted gloves before touching your jewellery or your piercing. We recommend the use of a water based lubricant when installing jewellery into your piercing. This is written intended as a guide for installing jewellery onto well healed piercings only. Do not use this information to perform piercings at home. It is always best and safest to see a professional body piercer for jewellery fitting.

Threadless curved barbells are generally made up of two pieces; the barbell with a fixed end, and the removable threadless end. The threadless end has a pin that slides into the shaft of the post. The curvature of the post should be enough to hold tension on the pin and allow it to stay in stably.
Gently insert the barbell shaft into the piercing channel, and then push the top into the post until it is firmly in place. If the attachment does not feel secure in the barbell, you may need to slightly bend the pin on the attachment to create tension in the bar shaft.
If you are having difficulty installing your jewellery, it is always best to visit a professional body piercer to assist you with installing your jewellery.

Threadless Attachments

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Before attempting to fit any piece of jewellery into the body, it is always best to properly wash your hands, and wear fitted gloves before touching your jewellery or your piercing. We recommend the use of a water based lubricant when installing jewellery into your piercing. This is written intended as a guide for installing jewellery onto well healed piercings only. Do not use this information to perform piercings at home. It is always best and safest to see a professional body piercer for jewellery fitting.

Threadless jewellery is certainly the most versatile type of fitting. Threadless ends feature a universal pin that it made to fit any gauge threadless post. Before inserting the post, ensure that the pin on the end has a slight bend about half way down. All threadless ends supplied by Cherrycore are pre-bent. It is always a good idea to check the tension on this bend.
To bend the pin, slide the end about half way into a threadless post. Gently push against the top of the attachment to create a slight bend in the pin. Push the top all the way into the post to feel how tight of a fit you have made. You can then adjust the bend to create a more or less tight fit.
If you are having difficulty installing your jewellery, it is always best to visit a professional body piercer to assist you with installing your jewellery.