Piercings are a popular method of self expression among teenagers and young adults. Circular or straight barbells are often used for lip piercings. Similar in structure to the back of a traditional earring, barbells have a ball that is screwed on tightly to keep the ring from coming out. To remove the ring, you must remove the ball from the lip ring.
Rinse your mouth out with mouthwash, and wash your hands with soap and warm water.
Dry off the part of your lip ring inside your mouth with a paper towel.
Grasp the lip ring with your thumb and forefinger. You must keep the lip ring stationary.
Unscrew the ball of your lip ring using your other hand. Like any object connected by threaded ends, the balls on barbell and circular barbell rings loosen to the left.
Ashlyn Etree was all business as a PR professional for 10 years, but she loves rolling up her sleeves volunteering at animal rescues. She writes for various publications, specializing in business, career and pet-related content. Etree earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Central Florida.
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