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post #1 of 24
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Awhile back I bought an ear piercing kit from walmart and ended up piercing my ears twice more, not in the cartilage though, now I have a row of three earrings on each of my ears.

Problem is though, the studs from walmart are pretty cruddy, as in they aren't the best studs around... and it has been impossible for me to get them out, the back refuses to come loose.

Has anyone ever had this problem? Anybody have any tips to remove them?

Thanks!

~Haley
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post #2 of 24

They make kits you can buy? Didn't know you could do that. Maybe you can't here.

I had a friend who had her ears done at a cheap place vs a piercing shop, and a few weeks later the stud got stuck in the hole in her ear and had to have it surgically removed. Maybe you can get someone to try pulling the backing off? Or two sets of pliers to pull the back prongs apart? Hope they didn't like rust together or something crazy like that. Perhaps some oil on the metal prong would help it come apart?

Good luck.

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post #3 of 24

Eep! Are these the safety ones with the closed end so you don't stab your skin with the sharp points on the piercing earrings? If so, I've had a few problems with those, too.

Are your ears healed up now? If so, I'd take something liquidy like dish detergent, lotion, SOMETHING like that and get it worked up in there in hopes of it getting the back loosened enough. The earrings have that little indentation that the special back kind of latches on to which makes it harder. If worse comes to worse, do you have someone that can help you pull the back off or at least look and see if they can tell what the problem is? I've had a few issues with mine sticking a bit, but I've gotten them off after a little trying.

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post #4 of 24

Stud earrings are usually held on by whats called a tension nut,  it curls around from a flat piece with a hole in it. 

If you can have a friend use a pair of needle nose pliers or better yet rosary pliers, they should be able to spread the nut and loosen the tension on it without hurting you. 

I've had to do this several times, we own a jewelry store and you would be surprised at how often people get their jewelry stuck on.

Good luck getting them off.

post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 

Silkiechicken, you're a genius! I used the plier method, and after about 20 minutes of struggling with them I got them all out. Hurt a tad, but it was worth it.

Asher, yes they were the safety ones. Stupid buggers. Errr.

Pull what, I used the plier method and got them off. Took awhile though, because when your looking in the mirror to do it its hard to know what direction to move the pliers. Pinched my skin a couple times... ouch!

Thanks guys!

~Haley
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post #6 of 24

Let me see.... you deside you are going to puncture your body. So instead of going to a parlor where they are required by law to be sanitary, trained, have a license,  and use non corrosive studs.
You bought a DIY kit from Walmart.

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Edited by seismic wonder2 - 8/20/08 at 6:58am
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post #7 of 24

Honestly, she probably has just as much training as the goof behind the wal-mart counter that would have used the same piercing tool that she did.

The earrings they pierced me with at wal-mart were stainless steel. idunno

The ones my piercer used were stainless steel.

I'll use my piercer in the future just because I don't have any more piercings that I want that you can use a gun for and my needle piercing by him healed way better, quicker and painless than the gun ones. (They're healthier for the ear, anyway.)

(NOT preaching to the OP, but the sarcastic reply above mine.)

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6 Society Finches, 4 Lady Gouldian Finches,

1 Betta & 4 Platys

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post #8 of 24

the way that those are made is they have locking backs on them. so they dont come out. its gonna hurt (maybe) but grasp firmly the front and pull hard to get it off. i had to do that too

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post #9 of 24

I would lube them up really well with Bag Balm (seriously, its what they use for professional body piercing) before you do any real yanking.  KY would work too...

ETA: Glad you got them out smile


Edited by menageriemama - 8/20/08 at 10:31am
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post #10 of 24

Hey, Asher,
Sarcasm is one of the lesser known but extremely powerful Ninja Powers!!!!
lol

In my own little way I was comparing piercings to a medical procedure and hinting that it should be done by a professional and NOT by the chick at the discount store that gets paid minimum wage and all the Avon she can steal.
wink
But what the hey, when I was a kid, my stupid sister gave me 5 bucks to do her ears with a big needle and a tater.

Hey....5 bucks will buy a lot of Pac Man time.....(for you YOUNG kids, Pac Man is a Videogame from the 80's)

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