If you’re a person with a lip or ear piercing, specifically in your cartilage, and you’re unsure of how to take it out or put it in, then this article is for you. A labret is a specific type of earring. It can be used in several different piercings, but here, we’re going to discuss cartilage piercings, I will share tips on how to remove and put on cartilage earrings.
A labret has a flat back, making it very comfortable to sleep in. It’s a little bit thicker than a regular earring, with gauges ranging anywhere between 16 to the biggest I’ve seen, which is a 19 gauge. The top piece is actually what screws on and off. There are some out there called push pins that you can pull on and off, but today we’re going to be talking about the ones that screw on and off. You will learn how to remove and put on cartilage earrings.
Here’s the one again that I’m putting in. It has a flat back, and the top screws on and off. So I’m going to take it off of the pad. Before we get started, do not do this over the sink because you might drop it down the drain.
How To Put On Cartilage Earrings?
With labrets, you put them in through the back and then screw the front on. Something that I personally like to do if I can’t figure out the angle is, I used to do this all the time when I was changing other people’s earrings, to figure out the angle. I would put it in through the front and then through the back. Or if I’m putting in a regular earring, I would try to go through the back and then the front.
With the labret, the post does not taper or sharpen, so you’re pretty much just pushing the thick post into your ear. What I like to do is take a regular earring. So I’m actually just going to take the titanium hoop earring that I had in prior, and I’m going to put it through my hole. And this is going to be like a guide.
I’m going to take my labret and put it on the post, once I find it. And now I’m going to push it through. It’s been a very long time since I put a thicker gauge in my ear, so doing it without the earring was just going to really hurt my ear, and I don’t want to deal with that right now. So the little tiny piece then screws on. The piece is actually what has the threads. You just have to feel around for it.
All right, so I can feel that it went in. I’m not letting go of the earring as I thread it on. So, I’m going to hold on to the back of the post. This way, as I screw the post, it doesn’t turn, because then you’re just going to be twirling both around. So, you do have to hold on to the back of the post.
Now, I’m going to slowly turn to the left. Usually, it’s “righty tighty, lefty loosey,” but for this one, I’m turning it to the left and it’s tightening.
How To Remove Cartilage Earrings?
Now, I’m going to take it out. To remove it, I’m going to unscrew it.
As I mentioned, usually, it’s “lefty loosey, righty tighty,” but when I was tightening it, I turned it to the left. So now, I’m going to unscrew it by turning to the right. If you have very sweaty or slippery hands, then use gloves, because gloves will make it easier.
Again, I’m going to hold on to the back. I’m not using my nails, I’m using my actual fingers. I’m going to turn it to the right as I hold on to the back. So, I’m turning it towards my face, and there we go, it’s out. I just pulled it out, I pulled the back out, and the front came out at the same time.
Conclusion On How To Remove And Put On Cartilage Earrings
Mastering how to remove and put on cartilage earrings doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right techniques and a little practice, you can confidently switch out your jewelry while ensuring a comfortable fit. Remember to hold the earring securely as you thread it on, paying attention to the direction of the screw for a seamless experience. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you’ll be able to manage your cartilage earrings effortlessly.