Segment Rings are identified by the hinged or separate segment of the hoop that can be removed to insert the jewellery. Find out more about segment rings and which piercings you can wear them in, below.
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Segment Rings

Picking Out Segment Rings
It is important to choose the right size and material for your piercing jewellery as your body may react differently to different materials. Getting the right size of segment ring is important for the health of your piercing.
  • Size: Segment rings are measured by the diameter and gauge of the ring. The first number is the gauge (displayed in mm) and the second is the diameter e.g. 1.2 x 10mm.
  • Material: Choosing a high quality material such as titanium will provide you with a hypoallergenic material that is perfect for everyday use. Surgical steel is also a good choice for healed piercings as it is durable.

Inserting/Removing Segment Rings
Before handling your piercing, always make sure to wash your hands with antibacterial soap.
Changing a segment ring is a simple process that can be done at home but if you would like help, especially the first time, then it is best to visit a piercer.

It is important to be patient and not attempt to change your piercing jewellery before the wound is fully healed as this can cause complications. However, once it has healed you can start exploring your options.

To remove your segment ring, hold the main section of the hoop and gently pull it apart in order to release the removable section of the segment ring. If you are removing a hinged segment ring then gently release the movable end of the hoop and you will be able to lift it away using the hinge. Once the ring is open you can gently slide it out of your piercing.

It is important to note that segment rings should be slightly pulled apart whereas seamless rings are best removed by twisting the hoop rather than pulling each end away from the other.

When inserting your new segment ring make sure to push the ring gently through the piercing hole. You can then insert the removable section and squeeze the ends together to hold it firmly in place. Once your piercing jewellery is secure you can gently move the ring to the most suitable and comfortable position. 

Where can you use segment rings?
Segment rings are an incredibly versatile type of piercing jewellery that can be used in many different types of piercing. You can wear a segment ring in: 
  • Anti Tragus
  • Auricle
  • Conch
  • Daith
  • Lobe
  • Helix
  • Orbital
  • Pinna
  • Rook
  • Snug
  • Spiral
  • Tragus
  • Eyebrow
  • Canine Bites
  • Cyber Bites
  • Labret
  • Medusa
  • Shark Bites
  • Snake Bites
  • Spider Bites
  • Viper Bites
  • Smiley
  • Nostril
  • Septum
  • Navel
  • Nipple

Other Guides & Ranges
Please Note: Blue Banana piercing information is based on knowledge from our experiences as one of the UK's top piercing studios. All details provided should be read alongside professional advice. Please see our full Piercing Articles Disclaimer, here.