This hoop has the classic BCR shape, but is easier to open and close. To open the ring, gently pull one side towards you and push the other away from you (simply pulling the hoop apart sideways could distort the shape). There is a small indent in the ball for the wire to sit in, which keeps the hoop secure. This hoop come is two thicknesses 18 gauge (1 mm) and 20 gauge (0.8 mm). Additionally, there are multiple options for the diameter: 6 mm, 8mm and 10 mm. As a result this hoop is suitable for many different piercings including: tragus, helix, took, conch, daith, nostril and ear lobe.