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Putting on/take off helmet with earrings

I figured a girl forum is probably the best place to ask this question. So I recently got my ears pierced and was wondering if anybody has had problems putting on or taking off their helmets.

And I just got them yesterday, would you recommend a certain amount of time before I even attempt putting on a helmet?
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I had my ears pierced at one point. They are sore as fuck for about a week. Then it wont even matter really. But pulling out on the sides helps.



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studs will possibly grab the liner and pull. Hoops arent a issue as long as they are closed loop on the back and not a clasp of some kind. I have those and putting my helmet on when drag racing wasnt a issue at all. Your a ways off from putting in hoops tho.
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Re: Putting on/take off helmet with earrings

My studs tend to get caught on the cheek pads which can hurt or even cause you to loose an earring. I have found that using a helmet liner eliminates this problem completely. Plus, there are other benefits to a helmet liner as well.
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studs will possibly grab the liner and pull. Hoops arent a issue as long as they are closed loop on the back and not a clasp of some kind. I have those and putting my helmet on when drag racing wasnt a issue at all. Your a ways off from putting in hoops tho.

If he was pierced at a piercing parlor (rather than a gun), he probably has hoops already .



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Re: Putting on/take off helmet with earrings

No I just have studs in there right now. They were feeling numb for the most part of yesterday but today I can't even feel them. I think putting on the helmet should be ok, but taking it off might be a problem because the lobes flip up.

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I have 3/4 inch gauges

When you put your helmet on just pull the straps outward on each side so it pulls back the foam in the helmet itll slide right over your ears no problem
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when i got my ears pierced, i put on my helmet right after. like stated earlier, pull the straps and go slow lol
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Re: Putting on/take off helmet with earrings

Studs in the lobes or top of the ear I'll remove when riding. I can get the helmet over them, but they get caught and pull out when I remove the helmet. Then I'm on the ground looking for the damn things. Plus, the pointy part of the stud pressing into my head is uncomfortable.

I also have a few of the captive bead rings and some barbells in my ears. They don't come out (at least not without tools!) and they're fine under the helmet...they don't pull out, obviously, and they're not uncomfortable.
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Re: Putting on/take off helmet with earrings

So I made my first attempt to put on my helmet this morning.... when I had it slipped on halfway the right ear stud caught and it hurt like a mofo.

My question is, how long did you guys/girls have to wait before you were able to change it out to a different one? I have a friend who did it the first day, the guy who pierced my ears said he waited a week and a half. But generally it is said to wait at least 3-6weeks.

When should I try to swap it out without risking aggravating the wound and potentially causing an infection?


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Re: Putting on/take off helmet with earrings

Defenitly don't pull them out before 3 weeks have passed. When i pierced my ears i waited like 4 or 5 weeks to swap the earrings. If you take them out too early you risk getting an infection. A friend of mine took them out after a week and both ears got infected, and believe me, that's not a pretty sight.

Just wait a few weeks. And remember to keep the wound clean. I had a little bottle with a blue disinfectant substance. I sprayed that on like twice a day in the first 2 weeks.
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Re: Putting on/take off helmet with earrings

I have 5mm body piercing hoops...not a prob getting helmet on & off.
Give em a few days to settle down, disinfect them heaps & stop being such a sook...
As moto says, pull the sides of the helmet out when putting on/pulling off
Get your nipples pierced, that hurts like a mofo.
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if you do anything I would consider changing your gem type earrings over the a standard ball stud but use a piercing stud again. Shouldnt be too hard to put them in and if they are cleaned with peroxide first you wont have much infection risk. Those wont grab fabric that easily if you are getting the itch to ride
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Will, just put a small piece of athletic tape over the studs until they heal. This way they won't catch on anything.
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^thats a better idea
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Re: Putting on/take off helmet with earrings

Thanks for the advice, I'll try the tape thing and I'll definitely wait a bit longer before I swap it out then.
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Thanks for the advice, I'll try the tape thing and I'll definitely wait a bit longer before I swap it out then.
The tape thing works great. And switching to hoops will help when they heal (that is if they're your thing). I wore hoop the 'snatch out' hoops under my fb helmet, so that in the event that I got decleated, I'd lose the earring before my earlobe...
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The tape thing works great. And switching to hoops will help when they heal (that is if they're your thing). I wore hoop the 'snatch out' hoops under my fb helmet, so that in the event that I got decleated, I'd lose the earring before my earlobe...
I'm too old for the gem thing and hoops isn't really my thing. I bought some small black beads that are a lot more subtle. I think once I have those on it should be easier since it's a "screw on" instead of the conventional crown looking tip.

The guy said these are normally for lip piercings but I could use it for my ear.

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I'm too old for the gem thing and hoops isn't really my thing. I bought some small black beads that are a lot more subtle. I think once I have those on it should be easier since it's a "screw on" instead of the conventional crown looking tip.

The guy said these are normally for lip piercings but I could use it for my ear.

https://secure.techxpress.net/leroi....oads/ti_ls.jpg
those will work...I didnt' like studs because if the whole 'jabbing me in the side of the neck' thing. but those look like they'd be more comfortable.
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not to turn this into a fashion show but omega you mentioned liking the hoops to break away and such. My favorite hoops I ever owned I got at piercing pagoda. They are a tad exspensive at $80ish a pair but are white gold and a lot of times you can get in on those buy one get half off deal. Thats what I did recently to replace a lost one but the clasp style on these I just really like. They snap in and dont dig into the neck but also break away easy if pulled on too. THe clasp is actually designed into a hoop so its a more clean look. Just thought I would put it out there.

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