(Closed) Help needed: Calling pierced bees / creative bees!

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

well it doesn’t sound like you have much stuff hanging around so your options are limited. what about using an earring and the gauging it back up when you get around to getting another ball/top? either that or you need something to stick on the end of it but you’ll have to get up, look around, and see what you actually have handy.

Post # 4
288 posts
Helper bee

I don’t have a belly piercing, but I’ve used a pencil eraser in my ear for the same reason. I’m sure you could try it?

Post # 7
47252 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


“Jewelry Emergencies

Mishaps occur on occasion, even with quality pieces. To minimize the likelihood of losing your jewelry, check threaded ends regularly for tightness, and see to it that captive beads are inserted properly. If you lose a ball, a temporary measure may prevent your jewelry from falling out until you can obtain a replacement:

  • Eraser– Use a small piece of clean pencil eraser and cut it to the desired size and shape. Press it onto the end of a barbell post or between the ends of your empty captive ring to keep jewelry in place
  • Band-Aid or surgical tape– Apply it to your jewelry and/or body in a way that keeps the piece from falling out”


Post # 9
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

What if you layer a bunch of rubber bands on the end of the piercing like a little rubber band ball….I don’t know if that would work but bandaids and surgical tape aren’t great for keeping things in place!

When my lip piercing would fall out I would just repierce it later but I think your mouth heals a lot faster than your belly button and people always thought I was crazy when I was trying to repierce my own lip LOL.

Post # 11
39 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

When did you get your belly pierced? I can leave mine out for weeks and it will not close. I took it out in hopes it would close but ended up putting the ring back in because it looked better then the hole i was left with

Post # 13
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

oh man, I’ve had mine forever– since 1992!  (fun fact: we didn’t even have piercing studios at that time, we had to go to people who were doing this from their homes. how scary, I can’t believe the risks I took back then.) OMG, I can’t believe how old this makes me sound. like a grandma telling the kids all about her first piercing. jeez.

well, anyway, the point of my (long winded) story is that even after 19 years, it’s still not easy to change jewelry. I still “lose” one end of the opening when I put the jewelry back in again and have to poke around for a while until it finds its way back out again. Gross. also, Too Much Information. 

Post # 14
4689 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I got my bb pierced a few months ago. Thanks for all of the advice.

Post # 15
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@VickyAurea: I’m the opposite! My belly button will stay open forever!! My nose would close instantly lol. One time I took it out for an interview and when I got home to put it in, I still had to pierce through the hole!


@janie-janie: LOL, I thought your story was awesome! My sister is 30 and she had a family friend who was a medic in the navy do it with all his medical equipment lol. This was right when piercing your bellybutton was super popular I guess she was like 18.

Post # 16
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had to leave mine out for a few days after I had my lap. in March, and it didn’t close…but as soon as the incisions were no longer gross, I put a clear plastic retainer in there to hold it open (I didn’t want to put a regular bar in there and risk having it mess up the healing process). I’ve had mine pierced since I was 18–going on five years now. 

I lost the top to my bar when I was staying at DH’s house (before I moved in) once. I just put a Band-Aid over it to hold it in place, and it worked pretty well.

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