X-Pressions Extra Strength Piercing Aftercare Swabs
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X-Pressions Piercing Aftercare Swabs
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Just snap, let flow and apply these soothing, antiseptic swabs. The formula used is water-based and contains no alcohol that can burn new piercings.

No touch, no mess! Just snap the end of the single-use swabs to let the solution flow gently down the reservoir tube for easy cleaning of your new piercing. Good for both internal and external piercings, these
all-in-one medicated swabs prevent infection, inflammation and scarring.  X-Pression Swabs contain a CPC-MSM Complex formula with Cet-C. It’s water-based and contains no alcohol that can burn new piercing.

Ingredients: etylpyridinium Chloride and Dimethyl Sulfone: CPC-MSM Complex, Glycerin, Peppermint flavor to minimize bitter taste, distilled water

In our drop-down menus for adding to cart, we show the gauge of the item you are ordering, then the length/diameter, then the ball size if it has any:

Jewelry is measured through a gauge system (conversion chart below). The higher the gauge number the smaller the wire is. For reference, a standard "earring" is usually 20 gauge. Jewelry gauges can vary between manufacturers. There is no universal regulation on companies to make a standard size in body jewelry. This is because some jewelry is made outside of the USA and measured in millimeters. And in the USA jewelry is measured in inches.

GAUGE CONVERSION CHART:
Gauge Millimeter Inch
20g .81mm
18g 1mm
16g 1.2mm 3/64"
14g 1.6mm 1/16"
12g 2mm 5/64"
10g 2.4mm 3/32"
9g 2.7mm
8g 3.2mm 1/8"
7g 3.5mm
6g 4mm 5/32"
4g 5mm 3/16"
5g 4.5mm
2g 6mm 1/4"
1g 7mm
0g 8mm 5/16"
00g 9mm to 10mm 3/8"
  11mm 7/16"
  13mm 1/2"
  14mm 9/16"
  16mm 5/8"
  19mm 3/4"
  22mm 7/8"
  25mm 1"
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Rings

Rings are an essential item that can be worn in many piercings. They come in various styles:
  • Captive bead rings - These use tension to hold a bead in place.
  • Clickers - These use a hinge to open and close the ring.
  • Segment rings - These have a "segment" that comes completely out of the jewelry similar to removing a bead. But it looks like a completely seamless piece of jewelry.
  • Seamless rings - These rings require bending to open & close.
How to measure rings
  • Gauge - This is the thickness of the ring itself.
  • Diameter/Length - Measure directly across the inside center of the ring.

Straight Barbells

Straight barbells are commonly worn in various ear projects, nipples, and tongue piercings.
How to measure straight barbells
  • Gauge - This is the thickness of the post/bar itself.
  • Length - Measure directly across the post between the ends.

Double Flare Plugs / Eyelets / Gauges

Commonly worn in earlobes, but can be worn in other stretched piercings.
How to measure double flare plugs
  • Gauge - Measure the size of the plug across the middle.
  • Wearable area - Measure straight across the side of the plug between where the flares start.
  • Flare size / rise - Measure the distance from the side of the plug to where the flare ends.

Single Flare Plugs / Eyelets / Gauges

Commonly worn in earlobes, but can be worn in other stretched piercings.
How to measure single flare plugs
  • Gauge - Measure the size of the plug across the middle.
  • Wearable area - Measure straight across the side of the plug between where one flare starts and where the o-ring starts.
  • Flare size / rise - Measure the distance from the side of the plug to where the flare ends. (see image of double flare plugs)

No Flare Plugs / Eyelets / Gauges

Commonly worn in earlobes, but can be worn in other stretched piercings.
How to measure no flare plugs
  • Gauge - Measure the size of the plug across the middle.
  • Wearable area - Measure straight across the side of the plug between the o-rings.

Teardrop Shaped Plugs

Worn in earlobes
How to measure teardrop shaped jewelry
  • Gauge - Add the height + width and then divide by 2. Then use the conversion chart to get the closest gauge.
  • Wearable area - Measure directly across the plug between where the flares begin.
  • Flare size / rise - Measure from between the flares to the edge of where the flares end.

Curved Barbells

Curved barbells are commonly worn in various ear projects & eyebrows.
How to measure curved barbells
  • Gauge - This is the thickness of the post/bar itself.
  • Length - Measure directly across the post between the ends.

Circular Barbells

Circular barbells are commonly worn in various ear projects, septums, nipples, and lips.
How to measure circular barbells
  • Gauge - This is the thickness of the post itself.
  • Diameter/Length - Measure directly across the inside center of the circular.
JEWELRY THREADING TYPES

Externally threaded

Internally threaded

Threadless
SIZE COMPARISON GUIDES
Enlarged example of 1" on ruler
Ruler example
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5 Posted on 1/11/2023    by Catherine
Verified purchase   1 pack (24 swabs)
These are great! Perfect amount of cleaner per q tips. Helps greatly with cleaning crusties off jewelry and piercings
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5 Posted on 7/13/2022    by amy
Verified purchase   1 pack (24 swabs)
I love these swabs and it amazes me every time I buy them. They are great to travel with and get all the ooey gooey crusties out of all things piercings (holes and jewelry). Sometimes you have to play with the snap on the end to make the liquid go to the other side, but it's worth having a clean piece of mind if you're on the go or want a little refresh. I use these especially after I receive new BAF ear merch, so they come in totally handy!
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5 Posted on 7/26/2021    by Brittany
Verified purchase   1 pack (24 swabs)
Love these, make cleaning so easy and worked very well for my daith piercings.
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5 Posted on 7/12/2021    by amy
Verified purchase   1 pack (24 swabs)
These swabs come in super handy when traveling and you need a quick clean. I also love just keeping them around for the "just in case..." challenges. There is no scent, no residue, just a swab and a liquid. Worth having for your piercings.
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5 Posted on 1/18/2021    by amy
Verified purchase   1 pack (24 swabs)
I love these aftercare swabs. So easy to use and help me maintain my piercings. There is just the right amount of solution in each swab to make sure everything is clean and under control.
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