Tips for removing and inserting barbells
Although we at Piercing Mania can give you the jewellery you want, unfortunately we can be there to help putting it in for the first time.
Barbells are very straightforward, but here are some little tips in case you need them.
1. If you are in front of the bathroom mirror, be sure to cover up your drain in the sink. It is heartbreaking when you buy a brand new barbell and one of the beads falls down the sink before you ever even try it on.
2. Whether your jewellery is threaded internally or externally, you should still grip the shaft of the barbell and twist the decorative bead.
3. When inserting and removing your barbell, no matter what shape it might be, simply remove the bead on one end, pull out the piercing or insert.
4. Once this is done, it is as simple as screwing the loose bead back in.
5. Some barbells may be more difficult, such as an industrial which goes through two holes, or the circular barbell, but the principle remains the same.
3 Handy ways to clean your barbell at home
1. If your jewellery is made of gold, surgical steel or titanium, boiling it is actually a very good way to sterilise and clean the jewellery, and then dry with kitchen paper for a nice shine.
2. Soak your jewellery in simple washing up liquid and give it a clean. Wipe it with a dry kitchen towel afterwards to achieve a great sheen. This method is not suitable for tongue bars.
3. Finally, a mixture of diatomaceous earth and vinegar is a great way of preventing tarnishing and keeping your jewellery clean.