Posted on 5/1/2013
Fits comfortably snug with just enough room to put in and take out. Little enough to hardly notice. Perfect for job interviews and to wear to work.
Posted on 4/1/2013
I got the 16g 1/4 retainer. Awesome little piece!!! Sadly, I lost it :(
Would like to buy another one in this size!
Posted on 3/22/2013
i a little disappointed with this seeing as how the glass piece is sooo small (to short to go threw my lip.
Posted on 3/18/2013
I loved this while I still had it, you could barely see it. Unfortunately they are somewhat fragile and I am not the most delicate of people, so alas, it broke.
Posted on 2/11/2013
These fit well and are comfortable, but I'm not sure how well they hide lip piercings. They mostly make it look like I have a hole in my lip, or some sort of black dot. Well-made jewelry for the price.
Posted on 1/25/2013
Got this for starter ear stretching, fits perfectly and I haven't had a problem yet!
Posted on 1/2/2013
this fits really well but I don't think I am a fan of the hook part, I have to be careful when I wear it because it could fall out easily but it's a good product for the price!
Posted on 12/30/2012
This is actually much more comfortable than I'd expected it to be, but it is long and I keep biting it on accident. Next time I'll but the 1/4" length.
Posted on 12/24/2012
Somewhat difficult to insert, and they have a tendency to fall out easily. I lost both of mine this way, and I've never before lost any body jewellery. They're good quality and smooth otherwise, though!
Posted on 11/29/2012
My piercer had a hell of a time helping me get this in my philtrum, ultimately resorting to a taper due to the short interior tail-- then it popped out while I was eating a celebratory falafel, never to be seen again. This may be due to the fact that I have huge lips, though.
Posted on 10/19/2012
This is an absolutely amazing retainer. Very comfy and stays in well.
Posted on 10/11/2012
So, I was a bit skeptical on how this would stay in my lip with it's weird design, but it's like magic. I've never had glass or quartz in my lip, and it feels AMAZING. You do have to be careful when eating to make sure not to bite it. But this is great for job interviews.
Posted on 10/3/2012
Bought these for my snake bites. They're a little more noticeable than plastic retainers, but so much more comfortable, and they don't fall out.
Posted on 9/25/2012
I actually really liked this, until I lost it. It made my piercing invisible and was comfortable. I probably wouldst have lost it if I stopped playing with it so much. I ordered another one, but they didn't have the 1/4 inch anymore. :(
Posted on 9/18/2012
12g 1/4" Black
So comfy! I wear this in my labret when regular disc-backed labrets cut into my skin and make it sore. I intend to get more of these!!!
Posted on 9/6/2012
I ended up returning these as they were not the same shape as the one I had purchased before. Otherwise I would have kept these. Good product, just not what I wanted.
Posted on 9/4/2012
I tend to have bad luck with this retainer, usually it falling out when I'm talking or grinning menacingly. However, I got this so I wouldn't end up chewing on glass when eating something. Unfortunately for me, that every thing happened; when I was having lunch, it managed to go through my piercing and I ate it.
It wasn't very tasty.
I guess I wouldn't recommend this for a labret (which is what I have), but if you need something discreet and can deal with the hook, it is a better option. Hopefully someone will have better luck with this retainer than I did.
Posted on 9/3/2012
I really disliked the hook design, I found the post to be WAYYY too long. Wouldn't purchase again.
Posted on 8/31/2012
Fits comfortably, love it.
Posted on 8/20/2012
I got this to try it out for my philtrum. I absolutely hate it. It does not stay in place, and the only way to get it to stay in place is to have the tail awkwardly hanging down. There also seems to be no secure way to keep it from falling out. Worst retainer I've ever tried. I even tried it in my labret...the only way it stayed in place in my labret was with the tail sticking straight UP!
Posted on 8/9/2012
very nice and discreet in my philtrum! :D
Posted on 8/6/2012
Perfect for work where body mods aren't allowed, keeping my lip piercings under the radar. Of course they don't make the piercing magically disappear, but it does make it considerably less noticeable.
Posted on 7/24/2012
Perfect for when I need to downplay my piercings when I'm at work! Have to be wary it doesn't fall out when I talk/drink/eat though.
Posted on 7/24/2012
These are really comfortable to wear and I love the smooth glass finish. The tail is really short so I can't wear it for long periods of time, but I wear it when I have to downplay my piercings.
Posted on 7/24/2012
This fits really well, but is best for short term wear as the 'tail' part is really short. Bought a few of these to see if I'd like fishtail labrets.
Posted on 7/21/2012
This is a nice quality product, very smooth, and pretty. I bought this as a retainer for my labret piercing. I was excited to use this and put it in right after I got it, but it doesn't seem to want to stay in my lip! I always buy 5/16" labret posts for my lip and they work just fine. As soon as I put this retainer in, it seems to want to fall right out. Maybe I have to put a small O-ring in the inside to keep it from falling out.
Posted on 6/12/2012
Very confortable and light weight, I really like the quality of this! It fits perfectly
Posted on 5/17/2012
These are so smooth and look so nice, it's exactly what I expected.
Posted on 3/6/2012
I got the size I normally wear in my labret, and it wants to slide out constantly. Other than that, it's a great way to hide your piercing. I plan to wear this piece in my septum in the future.
Posted on 2/27/2012
I wish I'd have bought this with a longer post.
Though, it served its purpose. It felt nice too.
However, it was a little difficult to get in.
Still a good piece of jewellery for the price. BAF never disappoints.
Posted on 2/15/2012
Love,love,love this lip hook. It take time to get use to the back of the jewelery inside your lip. I really like how it looks. I'm very pleased with this :)
Posted on 2/10/2012
Awesome product as always :)
Posted on 2/10/2012
As always, my go-to place for retainers is BAF. Can't beat these glass ones for my lip piercing, but make sure to be careful while eating. It can come out without you noticing and get mixed in with the food in your mouth.
Posted on 1/23/2012
Originally intended this for my tragus, but the bend wouldn't accommodate the cartilage properly. It ended up working well for my 'triangle' lobe piercing - nice and discreet - just looks like a hole, and even then, from certain angles it just looks flush.
Posted on 1/5/2012
I loved this retainer! It was comfortable to wear for long periods, and hid my lip piercing incredibly well; you could still see a small mark (like a dimple), but it looks like an empty piercing instead of an obvious gray blob like most other retainers. I do recommend that you buy more than one, because once you drop it, you won't find it! My cockatiel pulled mine out and lost it before I could stop him lol! Great retainer, wish it was still available in 1/4; I'd buy more than one this time around.
Posted on 12/7/2011
Bought this as a spare retainer for my philtrum, haven't needed to use it so far. Great quality overall!
Posted on 10/29/2011
These are a little hard to get in but are practically invisible once you do.
Posted on 10/20/2011
I bought this for a friend who has to wear a retainer during work, and it works perfectly for that purpose, it is extremely discrete.
Posted on 9/28/2011
This piece seems to work fairly well. Piercing doesn't disappear (looks like a little black hole) but is much less noticeable than a shiny metal ball or ring. If you're a male with some dark facial hair around your piercing you probably wouldn't even see anything. Only had it in a few minutes but stayed in. Overall not a bad purchase.
Posted on 9/23/2011
I cannot figure out how to get this thing in without really hurting my piercing. I'm pretty sure I got one that was way too short (should have gotten 5/16", my bad) but the top flare is bent at a very dramatic angle... I'm not sure if its supposed to be that way. Not too satisfied with it at all, but at least I didn't spend too much on it.
Posted on 8/31/2011
This was most definitely my favorite retainer out of all the ones I've bought! I tried all of them for my lip ring. (The one with the push-pin type end, the one with the clear o-rings) and this one is MOST DEFNITELY my favorite by far! I had to wear it for work and my boss didn't even realize I had anything there at all (it's barely noticeable..mind you, it's a little noticeable, but like I said, BARELY if you get the right size that is a snug fit). And it's the only one I can still use, unlike the acrylic ones that uses o rings (which I swallowed after the o-ring fell off and I ate a slice of pizza) or the other little plastic one. I love it! Best of them all for sure!
Posted on 8/29/2011
I noticed that some of these have longer hooks than others (I own 5 of them) so hopefully once I start using my replacements they won't give me any problems.
Posted on 8/29/2011
This is the best lip retainer I've come by yet. Most comfortable and most inconspicuous.
Posted on 8/14/2011
At first I did not like this retainer but it definitely grew on me. As long as you don't play with it, it always stays secure.
Posted on 7/31/2011
Beautiful piece. NO ONE at work could tell I had this in, other than one co-worker who just asked why she could see the hole so much, and even when I told her I had a retainer, she still had trouble seeing it. Very pleased with this!
Posted on 7/18/2011
Overall I am very happy with this product, the price is good for the quality, the only thing I've found after the first time wearing them at work, they aren't as secure as I had hoped, they almost fell out a few times. However, I do tend to play with my lip rings so out of habit I probably play with the retainers as well, whether I notice it or not.
Posted on 7/13/2011
Very comfortable but not incredibly discrete. It just makes my philtrum look like a dark open hole.
Posted on 7/6/2011
This retainer is awesome for work. It is hardly noticeable and never falls out of my lip. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Posted on 7/6/2011
This is a little long for my lip, but it is still a great product.
Posted on 6/30/2011
This is very good at hiding my lip piercing but I doubt it's secure enough to stay in while I'm eating. I might try wearing it with an O-ring.
Posted on 5/31/2011
Works great for my seconds if I don't want anything noticeable in them!
Posted on 5/29/2011
great price and very comfortable in my philtrum.
Posted on 5/26/2011
Got my Quartz retainer today and after wearing it in my Medusa for an hour or so I forgot that it was there. It fits perfect....thank you BAF!
Posted on 5/23/2011
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Doesn't hide piercing well at all, can see right through glass so it looks like a shiny black hole, very noticeable