View Full Version : No Idea How to Remove Ear Studs
Hey yall!!! I got my ears pierced @ WalMart which prolly wasnt a good idea but i did it neways about 7 weeks ago. I just tried to remove the ear piercing studs by twisting both sides and yanking and several other ways ive heard of but nothings working. Any suggestions???
12-15-2007, 05:00 PM
i take it you had it done with a gun =/ the studs tend to be hard to remove because of the force in which the gun shoots them into your ear and they jam together. using twisers sometimes works
thanks!! i'll try that and i'll be back in 10 mins to tell you if it works
12-15-2007, 05:03 PM
put your nail between the round bits on the butterfly back
and this will loosen their grip
hopefully the back should just pull off now
well i couldnt even try. the tweezers just slip right off the bell shaped back. my fingers can get a hold of it and i easily have the force to take it off but its not budging. unfortunately i have NO NAILS!!
12-15-2007, 05:11 PM
ah bell shaped ones [insert rude comment]
erm.. i am afraid i have no sugestions apart from just pulling
12-15-2007, 05:16 PM
go back to the place you had them done and ask if they can remove them? i mean surely they offer some sort of aftercare =/
12-15-2007, 05:19 PM
i could have been the american equivelant to Claire's
oh god i dread it if it is..
should i call the walmart i got them done @ and ask if they have suggestions or they'll remove them for me?
12-15-2007, 05:20 PM
i could have been the american equivelant to Claire's
oh god i dread it if it is..
sounds like it
no need to eat yourself up about it if they have healed okay
just when you have your ears done with a gun it's a bugger to get the studs out =/
12-15-2007, 05:25 PM
you could try getting someone you trust to pull the studs out, i had to get my brother to take the balls out of my bcrs the first time
12-15-2007, 05:30 PM
What are you planning to put in them anyway? At 7 weeks they're unlikely to be fully healed, especially as they were gunned, so if you're gonna change the jewellery get some good quality steel or titanium in there. Go to a proper piercers and see if they could change the jewellery for you, you might have to buy something from them to put in it though.
12-15-2007, 05:43 PM
I hope you're taking them out to keep them out :D :P
Like Kate said, get some nice healthy metal in there and get barbells NOT studs, you don't want to risk infection with your butterflies getting full of crust.
thanks for the advice!! later
well i plan on putting these diamond studs i got in with sterling silver posts. i thought the healing period for ear lobes was 6-8 weeks. am i wrong?
i also have a pair of ball capture hoop things but im not sure if they will fit. the package says 18 gauge and i dont know what gauge an ear stud is so...
12-15-2007, 06:06 PM
Sterling silver is crap for piercings. Don't listen to any of the advice the person who gunned your ears gave you. It's unlikely they're healed yet.
Also, if you happen to be a guy...please don't wear those hideous diamond studs, they look so tacky.
12-15-2007, 06:07 PM
I'd say around 3 months, as silver isn't good for healing piercings.
Go to the local piercer and get them to change them to titanium barbells (they'll probably charge you for the barbells) and leave them another month or so.
yeah i do happen to be a dude.....i wear em well so no prob w/ that. i dont really know any proper piercers in the Naptown area but there are several. i really have no idea what other kind of earrings i should wear. what does a titanium barbell look like?
12-15-2007, 06:20 PM
Ergh at diamond studs >.<
I have no idea where you live so I don't know about piercers. And...you are on a body jewellery site, try searching the store :P Something like this (http://www.bodyjewelleryshop.com/online_store/barbells_339.cfm) would be good.
12-15-2007, 06:21 PM
Try soaking them in warm water, and maybe some antibac soap. If that doesn't work perhaps lube them up a bit with sudocream or something similar.
srry i dont know what earrings dudes usually wear? what would u prefer? i'll check out the store, thanks!
i really dont know what kind of earrings would look good on me so i just picked something. what is preferable? :) i'll check out the store
12-15-2007, 06:33 PM
The ear studs from guns are much harder to remove then just normal ones. My friend who got her 2nd set gunned (by her FIFTEEN year old friend who owns a piercing gun=/ ) couldn't remove the back of the earring on either ears. So I had to do it for her and it was very hard to do!
12-15-2007, 07:12 PM
when i had mine done i used snipe nosed pliers to get them out, just squeeze one of the rings on the butterfly and that will reduce the pressure on the end of the stud, it will come out soo easily.
12-15-2007, 08:08 PM
Wearing diamonds in your ears is a personal choice, we're not here to correct you on your taste. But you should be wearing barbells not studs.
So that's these:
And not these:
As others have said, go for titanium and not sterling silver.
Hehe Naptown... that's where Good Charlotte are from :$ :D
no butterfly man just a bell shape closed backing......so hard to get a hold of. im gonna get them removed it wallyworld neways!
im gonna go for some ball closure rings!! how the hell would those long bars fit in my ear? Good Charlotte?!! lols
12-15-2007, 08:12 PM
Eh... You got your ears pierced at Asda xD
And you can get different lengths of barbells......
Good luck anyhoo.
12-15-2007, 08:27 PM
Yeah the bars wouldn't be that long for your ears, they come in different lengths.
Pins & Needles
12-15-2007, 08:36 PM
They are horrid damn things. Any decent piercer can get them off for you. If all else fails cut the stud with wire cutters (mind your ear lol).
12-15-2007, 08:58 PM
I had a tough time removing mine recently, and that was after a month or so and it real hurt, its just a case of grabbing it and yanking it out, which again isn't the best idea, put something alittle healthier in with lots of room and baby it =]
12-15-2007, 09:10 PM
use wire cutters and cut them out.lol.
wow i seriously was considering using wire cutters cuz i was getting impatient! I guess me pins n needles and kevspierced think alike. well i actually went to WalMart earlier and the older woman working their said she would try to take em out. It worked!!! after some twisting and manipulating she got both off in under a minute. then i put my circular barbels in. they look pretty weird on me.
12-16-2007, 01:18 PM
I've no idea how to deal with the bell shaped back ones. bell ends...
Just try pulling hard? Or get another one to practice on?
12-16-2007, 04:41 PM
i wanted to make that joke earlier :D
12-16-2007, 05:15 PM
don't use wire cutters, your ear will most likely HATE you for it. =]
12-17-2007, 10:51 AM
the idea of going to a proper piercing studio and buying jewellery from there is your best bet. here in the uk most of them will put the jewellery in for you as well if you buy it from them. the only advice at getting the backs of again is the nail thing grip the underside of both the sud and the back and try and get a grip with what nails youve got. just be carefull though as youll make your ears sore. oooops just read youd got them out lol.
02-25-2009, 08:09 AM
Hey i just got my ears done with 16's, i had studs in for about 4-5 days. I decided to change the free pair i got with the piercing, i heard somewhere that silver disrupts the healing process, i know i am not fully healed. But does it really matter??
Changing disrupts the healing process. Taking out the earring damages the delicate tissue trying to form and can trap dirt and other nasties in the wound as the earrings you will change them too will probably not be sterile (unless you buy them pre-autoclaved) merely clean.
Silver plating can disrupt the healing process because the metal underneath the plating contains nickel which is very reactive when placed in contact with body fluids. Silver is also a very soft metal and doesn't hold its shape very well so its really not ideal.
If you did get your ears pierced with a gun though its best to get your earrings changed for something more suitable to heal around - a titanium or PTFE barbell or a labret which doesn't have some of the issues associated with gun piercing jewellery.
02-25-2009, 02:51 PM
Although if you're not having problems, I don't see the need to change them really. Just make sure to keep them clean and wait a few more weeks.
Lobes heal fast anyway.
02-26-2009, 01:08 AM
aright thanks, ill see what i can do. But for now they feel great, just threw some piercing care gel on the silver earrings before i tossed em in, and they feel fine.
Well the damage has been done now then hehe! Just keep an eye on them as they may take slightly longer to heal and be nice to them! Piercing gels aren't the best way to clean, ideally you should be babying them with sea salt soaks everyday - try reading this guide to cleaning: Lobe Piercing Guide! (http://ku-ku.co.uk/Lobe.htm)
Hope that helps!
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