These stainless steel clamps are originally created for surgical applications but are now always used in piercing procedures. They allow for secure grip and control of the section of skin. This is ideal for piercing applications as it means that the piercer is truly focused on the small area involved in the creation of the new piercing. These Rampleys Clamps are available in both open and closed end versions. The closed end gives a secure grip on the area ready to be pierced. The open end is commonly used on the tongue and with the open end split it allows the piercer to remove the clamp prior to removal of the needle. This can help to reduce blood loss and bruising. These types of clamps are also often used on the navel and earlobes piercings. These clamps also have a minimal level of serration on the rounded head, meaning that they are ideal for holding skin in awkward areas that may have less grip such as the tongue. The clamps are sized as 7" and are produced from surgical steel. This makes them reusable and suitable for delicate cleaning as well as the autoclave procedure.