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Why can't I get pierced with a ring?

Here at Good Fortune Studio, the only piercings that can initially be done with a ring is a Daith or a Septum. Our Piercing Professionals have explained below why this is the case.

Helix, Daith and Stacked Lobe
Helix, Daith and Stacked Lobe

Healing Process

Rings and hoops move more than barbells or labrets, making it more difficult for the piercing to heal properly. This can lead to complications and prolong the healing process.

Increased Friction

Rings can create more friction within the piercing site, which can cause irritation, swelling and discomfort during the healing process.

Rotation Risk

Rings have the protentional to rotate within the piercing, which can disrupt the healing tissue, and increase the risk of complications.

Cleaning Difficulty

Cleaning around a ring can be more challenging compared to a labret or barbell, as it's hard to reach all areas of the piercing.

Jewellery Style

Some piercings are better suited to specific types of jewellery. For example, nose piercings will always start with labrets because they are more stable and reduce the risk of movement.

Professional Recommendations

Professional piercers typically asses your anatomy and specific piercing location to determine the best jewellery type for your initial piercing. We consider factors such as, your body shape, skin type and the piercing location.

It's essential to follow the advise of a professional piercer when choosing jewellery for your initial piercing to ensure a successful and safe healing process. Once your piercing has healed, you may have the option to switch to a ring if you prefer the look or feel of one.

If you have any further questions, you can email us at, call us on 020 7837 2828 or if you'd like to book in you can follow this link: Book Your Appointment with Good Fortune Studio (

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