Segment Ring and Clicker Rings Info
Segment Ring vs Clicker
All you need to know about Segment Rings
A segment ring is the perfect ring if you are seeking a seamless look. These rings can be worn in almost any piercing. They make great hoop nose rings, septum rings, lip rings, earrings, nipple rings, and cartilage jewelry.
Segment rings come in two different types:
- A normal segment ring has a piece that can be completely removed when putting in or taking out the jewelry. It is then twisted or snapped back into place to secure the piercing.
- A hinged segment ring as the name suggests has a hinge that can be open and closed effortlessly. It is opened and inserted in the piercing then the prong is snapped to close.
Segment Ring VS Clicker Ring. Whats The Difference?
Segment vs Clicker ring
It is quite easy to confuse segment rings with clicker rings, after all, they look very similar. However, there are a few subtle differences.
Segment rings usually come in a round hoop shape (with a few exceptions of course. While the clicker ring uses a hinge similar to the hinged segment ring, it has a ‘clicking’ clasp and a half-loop shape. When inserted, there is a click to signify that it is closed and secure. Also, some clicker rings have a thicker gauge hoop with a smaller gauge post, but the segment ring is the same size all around. A clicker ring can be used in various piercings as well but the septum, nipple, daith and cartilage piercings are most common.
How To Insert Segment and Hinged Segment Clicker Jewelry
- To open your normal segment ring, slightly twist the ends in opposite directions but do not pull apart sideways; this will be difficult to pull it back together in its normal position.
- For the hinged ring, hold the loop in which the segment portion is located with your index finger and thumb while steadying the bottom of the ring with the other hand. Push the segment gently on one side until it pops out.
- Position the ring inside your piercing by gently inserting one end of the main part of the hoop into the hole and ease the segment back in place by pushing on one end of the segment.
- Gently twist the other end of the ring to the side while closing it. When the segment of the ring is secured on one end, twist the other end back towards the segment until you are able to push the prong and snap the segment completely in place.
- This should be simple to do for smaller gauges such as 18G and 14G but larger gauges may require tools to aid with reinserting the segment.
- Once you are done, go out, rock your piercing and slay!
However, when you are shopping for piercing rings, always remember to check the piercing size chart. This is to ensure that you are getting the right size and that you understand the gauging.
This piercing chart shows sizes from 0.88mm in diameter (20g) to 25mm gauges. Please be mindful of this when selecting the size ring you would like to purchase.
We offer segment rings ranging in sizes 0G to 18G. So, there is a segment ring available for almost any piercing you have. However, nipple, septum and cartilage piercings generally work best with 14-18G segment rings.
Belly, eyebrow and tongue piercings usually require a different type of ring, but preference varies from person to person.
Find what works safely for you and have fun.
What are the best materials for your piercing?
It is very important for you to choose the right materials for your piercings, especially if they are new. Some materials are safe for your piercings while some increase your risk of infection. Metals such as Nickel should be avoided if you have sensitive skin as this is a popular irritant. Here are the 5 best materials for your piercing:
- Surgical stainless steel- This material is both affordable and hypoallergenic so you and your piercing will be safe and comfortable.
- Titanium- This material offers you maximum comfort as it is biocompatible so your body will not recognize it as a foreign object and try to reject it. Hence, it is suitable for many piercings.
- 14K and 18K Karat Gold- The composition of gold jewelry is very crucial when selecting it for your piercings so 14k and 18k are your best bet. They can withstand being exposed to water and not degrade overtime; all while being hypoallergenic as well.
- Platinum- This metal is unreactive, hypoallergenic and has a glossy shine. It is definitely a good option when selecting your jewelry.
- Silver- Pure silver is hypoallergenic and durable. However, it is prone to scratching and chipping due to its soft nature. While Sterling silver is 75% pure silver and just as durable but it may contain copper. These must be considered when selecting your piercing ring.
Now that we know the best material for the piercing, let us learn about care and cleaning the piercing…
- Ensure you research the type of piercing you want before actually getting it so you know how to care it after.
- When dealing with your piercing, ensure your hands are freshly washed.
- Clean the area with soap and water or saline solution twice a day to get rid of any bacteria
- Apply any after care cream you were recommended
- Avoid touching the piercing unnecessarily
- Avoid sleeping on the pierced area
- Check area frequently for any sign of infection
Above all, be healthy and maintain healthy habits to help your piercing heal properly.
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