To remove an earring with a ball, called a Captive Bead Ring, wrap a pair of needle-nose pliers in electrical tape, place the end of the pliers into the middle of the ring, and slowly pry it open. Catch the ball, and carefully rotate ring until the gap is in the right position to pull away from your skin. This process only takes a couple of minutes and requires pliers and tape.Know More
Wrap your needle-nose pliers in electrical or masking tape to prevent the pliers from scratching the metal on your Captive Ball Ring. Scratches on the metal in your body jewelry can promote the spread of bacteria.
Pry open the ring by placing the end of the wrapped pliers in the center of the ring. Place your free hand under the ring to catch the ball. Be careful not to warp the shape of the ring.
Remove the earring by slowly and carefully rotating the ring until the gap in the ring is positioned to pull away from the skin. If the gap is not big enough to pull away from the skin, turn it back, and open it more with the pliers.
Regular earrings are generally 20 gauge, which is 0.0320 inches or 0.812 millimeters in diameter. The needle that does the actual piercing is typically a 14 gauge. In body jewelry, the larger the gauge, the smaller the diameter. Earrings worn on the cartilage of the ear are commonly 16 gauge.Full Answer >
Earring holes can be closed up with a simple plastic surgery procedure. The procedure is performed in-office and works to safely pare the tissue back together. Earring holes can also be closed naturally by removing pierced ear studs within the first four weeks of the piercing procedure.Full Answer >
The length of time it takes earring holes to close is dependant upon how recently the person's ears were pierced. Within the first few months of a new piercing, earring holes may close in as little as a few hours without earrings to keep the holes open. Holes will stay open for several weeks or longer if they have been through many years of earring use.Full Answer >
A man wears an earring in whichever ear he pleases. At one point in American history, there was supposedly an encoded message about sexuality contained a man's choice of the left or right side, but today, having an earring on either side means only that you have a hole in your ear.Full Answer >