Body piercing rings are available in a vast choice of sizes to fit the smallest, and even some of the largest of body piercings. Some piercing rings are available only in a limited choice of sizes, depending on the particular design.

One of the key points to choosing the best piercing ring for you, is knowing which size to choose for your body piercing, but there is always a great choice of styles and designs for everyone!

Different Types of Body Piercing Rings

The most popular of body piercing rings are the standard Ball Closure Rings, available in the greatest choice of sizes to fit almost any body piercing you can think of. Standard ball closure rings are available in a variety of materials and colours also, from Surgical Steel, Titanium, Blackline, Zircon Gold, Acrylic and Solid Gold.

Novelty Ball Closure Rings are body piercing rings that have a funky choice of accessories which clip into the gap of the ring, such as jewels, barbed wire, stars, skulls and dangle accessories. These piercing rings are usually only available in some of the most popular sizes, suitable for most lip piercings, navel piercings, and ear piercings.

Novelty Body Piercing Rings

Novelty Body Piercing Rings

Smooth Segment Rings are designed with a seamless surface area, combining two pieces (or segments) that clip-in together and create a clean, simple look in piercings where the wearer prefers no clip-in ball. Most commonly, this type of piercing ring is worn in lip and labret piercings, ear piercings and facial piercings. Smooth segment body piercing rings are also available in larger gauge (size) options, commonly worn in genital and stretched piercings.

Smooth Segment Body Piercing Ring
Smooth Segment Body Piercing Ring

Screw-In Ball Rings and Monster Rings are a large-gauge type of piercing ring that is specifically designed for stretched genital piercings, available in a selection of large sizes that are most commonly suited for this purpose. These piercing rings feature one removable externally-threaded ball that can be screwed into one end of the piercing ring, for quick and easy fitting.

Large Gauge Screw-In Piercing Rings
Large Gauge Screw-In Piercing Rings

How To Open and Close Your Piercing Ring

You may notice that most body piercing rings feature a type of closure mechanism or accessory, which will close and secure your body piercing ring in place. The most common type of closure is a clip-in (captive) ball or accessory, which features a dimple on either side for the ends of the ring to clip into. Ball Closure Rings, in this instance, can be easily fitted by lining up the dimples of the clip-in accessory with the ring itself, and pushing the accessory into place.

Smooth segment rings will also work in the same manner, where the removable segment is clipped into the gap of the ring. Sometimes, this may be slightly difficult to do and can be particularly fiddly on smaller rings! For this situation, there is a very handy tool that can be used with any clip-in body piercing ring, the Ring Opening Pliers.

Pliers for Opening Body Piercing Rings
Pliers for Opening Body Piercing Rings

Accessorizing Your Body Piercing Rings

There are many different types of clip-in accessories that can be interchanged with your body piercing rings, although there are some important factors to remember before choosing your clip-in accessory.

It is important to know the measurement of your piercing ring, including the gauge (thickness) and the ball size (or gap in the ring) that will allow for the clip-in accessory. You will need to choose the correct size of clip-in accessory to fit your ring correctly. Sometimes, not all accessories will be available in the size you require but there is always plenty of choice to suit everyone!

A great choice of different charms and novelty balls can really customize your look and brighten up your piercings in an instant! You can brighten up your look and change the style of your body piercings without needing to purchase a whole new body piercing ring.

Fossilized Coral Clip-In Ball
Fossilized Coral Clip-In Ball

How To Measure Your Piercing Ring

Body piercing rings are always measured in two areas, the gauge (thickness) of the ring, and the internal diameter of the ring. You can see our blog post on how to measure ball closure rings, circular barbells and other body piercing rings to help you do this correctly, before purchasing your body piercing rings and accessories.