If you are thinking about changing the jewelry in your body piercing, you should make sure that your piercing has healed completely. If your piercing is still healing, you should not change the jewelry, unless the jewelry that you have is causing an issue with the healing process. With the exception of if you are stretching your piercing, you should make sure that the new jewelry is the same gauge as the piece that you currently have. Keep in mind that if the new jewelry is thinner then your piercing will shrink.
Make sure that the jewelry you have is the correct jewelry for your piercing. For example, jewelry designed for an ear piercing may not work for a nose piercing. Ensuring the piece was designed for your specific piercing will in turn make your piercing more comfortable for you.
Before putting in the new jewelry, the piercing should be lubricated with a water-based lubricant or anti-microbial soap. This will typically make it easier to insert your new body jewelry. In some cases you may need a pair of ring opening or ring closing pliers. If you plan on changing your own jewelry frequently, it might be a good idea to invest in this equipment.
Another option when you want to change your body jewelry is to visit your piercer. This may be necessary if your piercing is in a place that is not easily accessible, or if you are uncomfortable changing your own jewelry.
It is important to make sure that you select jewelry that is going to work well for your piercing and your body, as well as a piece that is practical for your day-to-day activities. It is also important to stay with jewelry that is made with implant grade quality materials, such as surgical steel or titanium to avoid potential allergic reactions. Gold is also commonly used, but it is important to stay with a high-quality alloy of gold. Come in to Kolo Piercing today or check out our website, where you will find a wide range of body jewelry for your piercings—whether you are looking for new naval jewelry or a new barbell for your industrial piercing, we have it all!