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Quote ranktwo Replybullet Topic: I screwed up bad.
    Posted: September/28/2012 at 1:15am
So I bought a new septum ring today, put it in, and use closing pliers on it. It didn't go so well.

I can't get it out. The pliers I have are too big to open the ring without pinching and hurting my nose a LOT. Advice?
EDIT: To clarify, I slipped with the closing pliers, and the ring bent at a horrible angle.


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Quote standingtyping Replybullet Posted: September/28/2012 at 1:28am
that looks to be a small enough gauge to bend open with tweezers to me, but I am no pro so I am sure there is a better way.

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Quote ranktwo Replybullet Posted: September/28/2012 at 1:40am
Hmm, haven't tried tweezers yet! It is a 16g ring, so it just might work. I'll let you know!
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Quote ranktwo Replybullet Posted: September/28/2012 at 1:50am
Nope, not helping. D: I guess I'll just keep trying to pull it apart with my fingers.
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Quote cryptorchild Replybullet Posted: September/28/2012 at 2:49am
Bang%20Headgrab 2 pliers and force them open? i am no pro and the advice i give is probly not the smartest on this one, but why not get a segment ring from anatometal???? 

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Quote Mike_Piercer Replybullet Posted: September/28/2012 at 6:42am
Do I have to be the first to say this? Really?
Just go to a piercer and ask them to take it out and put a segment ring in...


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Quote ranktwo Replybullet Posted: September/28/2012 at 6:47am
I have a segment ring, I wanted to wear a CBR. And I'm aware I could go to a professional, but the only "professional" in town is horrible and has no idea what he's doing. I'd like to avoid going there.

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Quote tattooedtrish Replybullet Posted: September/28/2012 at 11:15am
Perhaps travel to a real professional?
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Quote MayonnaiseJane Replybullet Posted: September/28/2012 at 11:33am
Someone slap me if this is super bad, but I've always found the best way to deal with CBRs is to use the pliers on then while they are not in you, to adjust the tension to a point where the ball can be inserted and removed by hand, but isn't so loose you'll loose the ball. That way there's no need to use pliers in a mirror on my ear. It would probably work with your nose in the future too... after you get that out of there.

Have you tried bending it front to back instead of open? Might ruin the ring, but if you bring one side forward and the other back, you can make it into a spiral and twist it out. That's how chainmaile works at least.

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Quote BigMikeHOOKED Replybullet Posted: September/28/2012 at 2:07pm
well, from looking at it, I would assume that you might be able to bend it open with your fingers. Pliers are very likely to mar the finish on your jewelry which can be a bad idea for a couple of reasons. Any scratches or gouges in the surface will not only cause discomfort and irritation when wearing but also is a place for bacteria to harbor. PM me and I will give you a slightly onorthodox way to try to bend it if you cannot do it with your fingers.

You know what, what the hell. This is something I came up with for an out of town client from a rural area that needed to get her jewelry out for something and couldnt make it in. I had her get two small zip-ties. If the opening will accomodate them you can make them a loop beforehand, but if not, you can feed them through the ring and then loop them. grab a loop with each hand and VERY GENTLY pull apart until the gap is big enough to remove the jewelry. This can also work for those pesky tight beads in larger gauge CBR's. Like I said slightly unorthodox, and you need to be really careful, but it WILL work and wont scratch your jewelry 


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