A Guide to Safe and Stylish Threadless Flat Back Earrings

A Guide to Safe and Stylish Threadless Flat Back Earrings - Shemisli Jewels

Gone are the days when body piercing jewelry was only found in cheap, sometimes harmful materials. Today, there are many options for high-quality, hypoallergenic metals like implant-grade titanium, surgical steel and 14k gold that look and feel great. You can find a wide variety of posts and backing options. Different from common butterfly backings, threadless jewelry offers many advantages for jewelry that is meant to be worn for days, weeks, or years.

What is threadless  jewelry?

To understand threadless  jewelry, it helps to know about two other common types of body jewelry: 

  • Externally threaded jewelry: It is typically made from nickel-heavy metals, which can cause skin reactions. Additionally, these pieces don't smoothly pass through the piercing and can lead to trauma.
  • Internally threaded body jewelry: It is safe for all piercings, with threads inside the post/barbell, letting the jewelry pass through harmlessly.

While threaded body jewelry is still widely used for well-healed piercings, its drawbacks include the need for precise alignment of the head to screw onto the post and the lack of flexibility to interchange different heads on the same post base. As a result, threadless flat body jewelry has emerged as the current leading standard. It offers a wide variety of gauge and post options, allowing for universal wear across different types of piercings.

How to wear Threadless Body Jewelry?

Threadless jewelry has no threads; instead, the decorative head has a strong pin that protrudes to fit into the post. This pin can be bent by anyone easily, and the tension caused by the bend holds the jewelry together. The more severe the bend, the tighter the decorative head is within the post.

Why Choose Threadless Body Jewelry?

Threadless jewelry is safe, secure, and comfortable. The tension keeps it secure, and the disc back rests comfortably against the skin, offering endless style options.

How to Style Threadless Flat Back Earrings

Threadless flat back earrings offer a versatile and stylish option for everyday wear. They can be styled in a variety of ways to suit your individual taste and outfit choices. Here are some styling tips:

  • Minimalist Look: For a minimalist look, opt for a single threadless flat back earring in a simple design. This can add a subtle touch of elegance to your outfit without being too flashy.
  • Stacking: Stack multiple threadless flat back earrings along the ear for a trendy and modern look. Mix and match different designs, colors, and gemstones to create a unique ear stack.
  • Statement Piece: Choose a bold and eye-catching threadless flat back earring as a statement piece. This can be a larger earring with intricate detailing or a bright gemstone for added sparkle.
  • Mixing Metals: Don't be afraid to mix colors when styling your threadless flat back earrings. Mixing gold and silver can create a unique and edgy look.

How to Care for Threadless Flat Back Earrings

To ensure your threadless flat back earrings stay in top condition, follow these care tips:

  • Cleaning: Clean your earrings regularly using saline water or a mild soap and warm water. Gently scrub with a soft brush to remove any dirt or buildup.
  • Storage: Store your earrings in a clean, dry place when not in use. Avoid storing them in humid environments or exposing them to harsh chemicals.
  • Avoiding Damage: Be careful not to bend too much or twist your threadless flat back earrings, as this can damage the delicate design. Remove them before engaging in activities that could cause them to snag or break.
  • Regular Inspection: Have your threadless flat back earrings inspected daily to make sure it is still secured in place and does not fall out on its own.

By following these styling and care tips, you can enjoy your threadless flat back earrings for years to come. Shop now.

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