Help! How to open Captive Bead Ring

CBR Opening Pliers by Hollywood Body Jewelry


How to open Captive bead rings?!! Everyone has been through this once while owning a Captive Bead Ring, the amount of anger trying to get them to open and close, and not going the way you want them to. Tired of going to a Piercing Shop just to change out your body jewelry, or using a tool as an alternative. So, if you have a lot of piercings and plan on changing your jewelry often, I would strongly suggest that you invest in some Tools made just for body jewelry. A lot of people end up hurting themselves or ruining their jewelry using tools that are not made for body jewelry. They can make scratches in the metal, which is a breeding ground for bacteria. It is very important that the surface of the ring does not get scratched!! If you consider using a tool like a needle-nosed pliers, make sure you do know what your doing.


CBR Closing Pliers by Hollywood Body Jewelry


Fact: Wrap the needle-nose pliers with some kind of soft tape such as electrical or masking if you are using an Needle-nosed pliers for your Captive Bead Rings.

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Industrial Piercings

Industrial Barbells

Industrial Barbell by Hollywood Body Jewelry

An industrial piercing is when two or more piercings are connected by a single barbell. It typically refers to a double perforation of the upper ear cartilage specifically. Two piercings are made, one fairly close to the head (anti-helix piercing) the second further down the cartilage, on the opposite side of the ear (helix piercing).


Cross Industrial Barbell 316L Surgical Steel


Cleaning the industrial piercing is significantly more complex than an average ear piercing. Patience and care is required in order to clean the fresh piercing. The total healing time for industrial piercings is between 3-6 months, but it can take up to an year depending on your body, and how you take care of it afterwards. The pain following an industrial piercing is not as bad as many people think, but you shouldn’t touch or play with, and avoid sleeping on it. Also, avoid any activities that may aggravate the area.

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Body Jewelry Fact: This piercing was first popularized (and named) by Erik Dakota in Body Play magazine #4 (1992), where it was pictured and titled, “industrial ear project.” – BMEZINE

Titanium Body Jewelry

Titanium Body Jewelry

Ever wondered your at a Piercing shop, or shopping online and your not too sure on what Titanium body jewelry is, and how safe they are? Well, Titanium body jewelry is the best of metals used for body jewelry, it is 100% compatible with the human body, not producing allergic reactions, skin irritations, or discoloration of any sort, making it a very popular metal for those with sensitive skin. Titanium body jewelry also weighs a lot less than 316L surgical/stainless steel, which makes it very beneficial for initial piercings. Titanium is extremely durable g23despite its light weight, and widely used in the aerospace industry all over the world.


Titanium Body jewelry is often manufactured in either commercially pure grades 1 to 5 or grade 23. Unlike some other Wholesalers on the market we sell grade 5 and grade 23 titanium which is the most suitable for body piercings. Because of its virtually ‘Nickel Free’ content, its resistance to everyday wear is superior, and will retain its form for a lifetime. Titanium can be sterilized in an autoclave. It can also be anodized to create a layer of colored oxide on the surface. Common colors are yellow, blue, purple, green, and rainbow.

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