Different style and color jewelry pieces made out of various metals and stones all over the body surely enhance the beauty. But body piercing is often not the best road to travel for everybody. Belly button rings, Tongue rings, Toe rings, Ear gauge plugs, Eyebrow barbells, Navel studs etc are most admired amongst youngsters. Amongst all body jewelry the pierced jewelry is a painful process.

Body piercing is tempting but its acceptance varies from one person to another person skin type. Even if the piercing was done carefully, one should take extra precaution while changing the pierced jewelry or removing the same.

First off, you should only change body jewelry if your piercing is pretty well healed. Don’t touch the area again and again as sometimes virus spreads if the portion is not healed well. If you do need to change the jewelry but you are afraid then better consult a professional piercer rather than taking a risk.

When changing to a new jewelry piece remembers that your new jewelry is of same or smaller size than the current one. If the new jewelry is of a thinner gauge than the piercing will shrink and the piercing will have to be stretched back up to wear your original body jewelry. If you are comfortable in stretching your piercing, then a larger size gauge will also suit you. Browse internet to learn about various stretching tips.

With some piercings the body jewelry must be of a certain design to be comfortable. A hot shower or bath will help soften the skin so the piercing can be changed more easily. You will surely have an easier time with less pain if you insert your new body jewelry by lubricating the piercing and the new piece of jewelry using a water-based lubricant or anti-microbial satin soap. Place a small amount of lubricant onto the existing body jewelry and rotate the jewelry to lubricate the piercing. Captive rings should be opened before lubricating the jewelry.

For a threaded body jewelry a heavily lubrication shall reduce the risk of damaging the piercing during insertion. Threaded body jewelry is most securely tightened using rubber gloves, a tissue, or gauze to grip the balls. Never use pliers to tighten balls. In the case of internally threaded jewelry, using pliers can strip the threads from the ball.

Captive bead rings can be the trickiest pieces of body jewelry to change as it exerts pressure between its two prongs to hold a bead in place. The beads on the ends of barbells can be unscrewed, making them relatively easy to change without a piercer’s help. Wash your hands, jewellery, and piercing area with antibacterial solution before and after piercing.