Wearing piercing retainers is a great way to make your piercing appear more discrete and even totally unnoticeable! Depending on which piercing you’re looking for, PTFE and other plastic body jewellery can be purchased in a range of colours or even totally clear to make your body modification discrete. The difference between piercing retainers and metal body jewellery is instantly recognisable, with plastic piercings also appearing far smaller and less noticeable. This is ideal if you want to keep wearing your piercing whilst at work or college and is also the better alternative than removing your body jewellery as many piercings can close over incredibly quickly. There are many other pros to wearing plastic piercings as a way of making your body modifications more discrete but PTFE body jewellery is also incredibly comfortable to wear and unlikely to react to your bodily fluids, as well as being more flexible than other piercing materials. Some piercings, particularly cartilage, can use plastic piercings if they’re taking a long time to heal to help the process along.
Piercing retainers are a great way to help your alternative body modification work with your everyday life. It also creates an excellent balance and allows many to be discrete about their body modification. As piercing becomes more and more common place and popular, it is also becoming more accepted in general society but there are still places (particularly at work and school) where PTFE body jewellery will allow you to wear your favourite body jewellery without demanding attention.
Piercing retainers are made for almost all kinds of body jewellery and are also practical for hospital visits if you need an X-ray or an MRI scan. Neither of these procedures will be affected if you’re wearing PTFE body jewellery thanks to the complete lack of metal and means you won’t have to lose your piercings during a long hospital stay. Plastic piercings are also designed for navel bars in the case of pregnant women, allowing them to keep their piercing even as their body changes. Flexible and comfortable, piercing retainers are ideal for those of you that need to keep a discrete body modification at times, allowing you to keep your alternative look when you want it!
Summary of Piercing Retainers
- Subtle (often clear) body jewellery that is designed often to lie flat against your skin.
- Is usually only used once a piercing has already healed, unless the piercing is taking a considerable amount of time due to the body reacting to metal.
- Flexible, light weight and comfortable
- Suitable for wearing during MRI scans and X-rays, so you don’t need to take out your piercings
- Suitable for wearing during pregnancy
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