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At Blue Banana, we supply a range of piercing jewellery materials so you can find the one that is perfect for your piercing and your needs. Some people experience sensitivities and allergies to certain types of metal which is why it is important to carefully consider which piercing jewellery material is best for you. Here are the main types of body jewelry material that can be found in our collection:
- Black Titanium
- Coloured Titanium
- Polished Titanium
- Surgical Steel
- Plasma Gold
Titanium is considered to be one of the best metal for piercings due to its hypoallergenic nature, however, surgical steel can provide a piece of durable and cheap piercing jewellery for healed piercings. Plasma gold is a piercing material that uses titanium plated with gold so you can enjoy the qualities of titanium in a new colour. So as you can see the best metal for nose piercing or any other piercing is based on personal preference but there are benefits to each type of material.
Not all piercing materials need to be made from metal. Acrylic is often recommended to those who are struggling to heal their piercing with metal body jewellery, due to allergies or sensitivities. The smooth non-porous surface will help you to keep your piercing clean while you are healing it. Once your piercing has healed, particularly if you have stretched earlobes, wood and silicone can be worn. Wood provides a natural look but must only be worn in healed piercings due to its porous surface that can trap dirt. Silicone is a soft and squishy material that is generally used to make plugs and tunnels. It is great for wearing during sport and while sleeping for a more comfortable feel.
What material is used for piercings?
Often titanium or surgical steel is the material used for piercings. Titanium is the ideal choice of material for healing piercings while surgical steel can be a cheaper piercing jewelry for healed piercings. Make sure you only wear surgical grade steel such as 316L surgical steel in your piercing. If you have a metal allergy your piercer may recommend trying acrylic piercing material.
What metal is safe for piercings?
Titanium and surgical grade steel is safe for piercings and is usually considered to be the best type of metal for piercing. Titanium is biocompatible and hypoallergenic meaning many piercers will advise you to wear titanium piercing jewellery when you are healing your piercing. Once your piercing has healed surgical steel is a good choice for your body jewellery. Make sure you are only wearing surgical grade steel to keep your piercing safe. Always buy your body jewelry from reputable sellers so you know you are receiving a genuine product and not another type of potentially harmful metal.
Is titanium better than gold for piercings?
Titanium is better than gold while you are healing your piercings. Titanium is a good choice for healing piercings and for those with metal sensitivities. Titanium contains no nickel and is a hypoallergenic metal. The surface of titanium has low porosity which means it will trap less dirt and debris in its surface. If gold is too soft then the surface can easily be scratched which means it will then trap dirt. Some piercers do not recommend wearing gold at all whereas others suggest only wearing gold that is 14k or higher.
Is titanium cheaper than gold?
As a material, titanium is cheaper than gold. There are many forms of gold, but most are soft which means they are easy to work with, therefore the process of making a piece of jewellery from gold can be more cost-effective than using titanium.
What kind of metal do piercers use?
Piercers will usually use titanium metal for your piercing. Some piercers will also use surgical steel. The kind of metal or material your piercer uses may also depend on any allergies or sensitivities you may have so make sure to tell your piercer if you know you cannot use a certain kind of metal. Titanium is hypoallergenic so most people with metal sensitivities can use it. However, if you cannot use any kind of metal your piercer may be able to use acrylic to carry out your piercing and help during the healing process.
Is surgical steel or titanium better?
If you are comparing implant grade titanium vs surgical steel generally, titanium is better than surgical steel for wear in piercings. This is because titanium does not contain nickel, making it hypoallergenic. This means if you have a metal allergy or sensitivity you may still be able to use titanium. Surgical steel is recommended for wear in healed piercings and can be a cheaper alternative to titanium. Titanium is one of the most popular types of piercing material because it is durable, available in a range of colours, and is as strong as steel.
Where can I buy good piercing jewellery?
Always make sure to buy your piercing jewellery from reputable sellers. Choosing a good supplier will ensure that you are getting the correct material and will help you to find metals that are safe to wear in your piercing. As an experienced seller of body jewellery, Blue Banana has been providing customers with piercings and piercing jewellery for many years. Whether you want to visit in-store or online, you can find detailed information about each piece of piercing jewellery, including material and size.
What is the best metal for sensitive pierced ears?
When choosing the best metal for sensitive pierced ears, make sure to choose piercing materials that do not contain nickel. Titanium is a good choice of metal for those with sensitive ears as it is hypoallergenic and nickel-free. It can be slightly more expensive than other piercing materials but titanium is the best metal for ear piercing. It is best to avoid cheaper metals but you may find that high grade surgical steel is suitable. If your pierced ears are extremely sensitive then it can be best to completely avoid metal and try acrylic piercing jewellery instead.
As you can see the best metal for earrings depends on what you like to wear and how your skin reacts to the metal. The most important element is that your piercing stays comfortable and healthy. With plenty of designs available in all types of piercing materials, once you have found the best piercing material for you, you can start to explore your design options from our huge range of body jewelry online.
If you are looking for body jewelry near me or need some advice about your piercings then you can go into a Blue Banana branch for advice and assistance from our team of experienced piercers.