14K Gold curved barbell with Blue opal balls
Quotes from Piercing FAQ
OUTER LABIA / LABIA MAJORA
Initial jewelry: Captive bead rings, bead rings, circular barbells in 12 to 10 gauge, ½» - 9/16» - 5/8» in diameter. The inside diameter of the ring should be at least ¼» wider than the length of the piercing to allow for swelling during the healing period. Circular barbells may have a tendency to unscrew with friction from walking. Straight or curved barbells are suggested for new piercings because of the amount of swelling that often accompanies piercing.
Occasionally a ring or extrusion of soft scar tissue will form around the entrance holes. This scar tissue is thought to result from excess moisture and irritation caused by friction or pulling against the wearer's clothing, thighs or the opposite labia. Keep the piercings dry during daytime activities by wearing cotton underwear to absorb perspiration and rinse away excess perspiration. Salt water soaks are very soothing and will aid healing. Usually the scar tissue recedes as the piercing heals.
Scarring can also result from wearing a ring that is too small in diameter to accommodate swelling. Migration / rejection of the piercing can result from wearing a ring that is too small in diameter or too thin.
Rings and Barbells
Studs & Screws
Retainers & Expanders