How to Put in a Spiral Ring

By Ann Jones

Spiral rings are most often worn in navel piercings, but can also be worn in earlobes and eyebrows. They are longer than a standard curved barbell, but are inserted in the same way. To safely insert a spiral ring -- or any piercings -- take steps to keep your hands and jewelry clean.

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Step 1

Wash your piercing, your hands and the spiral ring with hot water and antibacterial soap. Use a clean paper towel to dry them. If the spiral ring is in an autoclave bag, it has been sterilized and does not need to be washed.

Step 2

Screw one bead onto one end of the ring.

Step 3

Dip the other end of the ring into a drop of antibacterial soap to lubricate it. This will make insertion easier and more comfortable.

Step 4

Insert the lubricated end of the jewelry into your piercing. Twist the jewelry gently until equal portions of the spiral stick out above and below the piercing.

Step 5

Wipe the antibacterial soap off your skin and jewelry with another clean paper towel. Screw the other bead into the jewelry.

Step 6

Twist the beads in opposite directions to tighten them.