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How to Remove A Captive Bead Ring
The easiest way to remove your captive bead ring from your nose, is with opening pliers. They are specially designed for the removal of your CBR. If you aren't planning on changing your captive bead ring often, you can also use needle nose pliers. Although not the most sterile option, you can get the job done!
In order to avoid scratching your captive bead ring, make sure to put tape or something smooth around the pliers to provide a surface that isn't going to scratch the metal of your CBR.
After you have prepared your pliers you are ready to remove your captive bead ring! Bring the pliers to the center of the CBR and gently pry the CBR open. Make sure you go slow, to avoid breaking the captive bead ring. With your free hand, put it under the captive bead ring so that you catch the ball once it falls out. There will now be a small gap where the ball once was.. Slowly turn and remove the ring from your nose. Please note: If the space is not big enough, you can pry the ends of the CBR further apart, however make sure you do this slowly to avoid changing the shape of the ring.