As anyone with a body piercing knows, some situations call for discretion. And in situations like these, whether at work, school or formal affairs (or just hiding your piercing from old Granny Joyce), piercing retainers are the perfect way to make your piercing hard to spot — safely and easily.
What are piercing retainers? Piercing retainers are used to prevent the closure of a piercing in situations that require the removal of body jewelry — and are perfect for those occasions when body piercing jewelry is not always appropriate. Additionally, piercing retainers — which are usually crafted out of acrylic — will not set off metal detectors, which makes them great for avoiding airport security snafus. What’s more, piercing retainers can be used as a temporary replacement for your regular body jewelry during hospital tests like MRIs, mammograms, CAT scans and X-rays.
Piercing retainers are easy to use, but if you’re having trouble inserting your retainer, BodySparkle recommends the use of a water-based lubricant, like KY or Astroglide, to help slide the retainer into place. Additionally, you may elect to select a retainer that is a gauge smaller than your piercing for a more comfortable fit.
Keep your piercings open — without drawing attention to them — with our high-quality belly button piercing retainers, eyebrow piercing retainers, septum retainers, nose retainers and tongue retainers, available in many gauges and stem lengths to fit your piercing needs. Check out some of Bodysparkle’s terrific selection of piercing retainers below. Although these items are all perfectly clear, they may appear darker on your computer screen for optimal viewing.
Our 18-gauge Flexible Acrylic Curved Retainer is guaranteed against breakage for life. Comfortable in any piercing were a ring is normally worn, this retainer is especially effective in eyebrow piercings because it makes the piercing nearly undetectable. This piece tapers slightly in the center, which makes the retainer more comfortable to insert, and is slightly thicker at the end, which features a small, flat and clear end-cap. No “O”-ring necessary!
Our Flexible Acrylic Nose Bone Retainer is guaranteed against breakage for life! Available as a 20-gauge or 18-gauge, this retainer features a flexible acrylic nose bone. This piece tapers slightly in the center, which makes the retainer more comfortable to insert, and is slightly thicker at the end, which features a small, flat and clear end-cap. No “O”-ring necessary!
A clear plastic labret retainer. Available in several lengths, this labret can easily be used to cover most 18 gauge, 16 gauge, or 14 gauge lip, ear, or nose piercings.