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What material is the safest for piercing?

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What material is the safest for new perforations?

We like great body accessories, but the most important thing is that we only like them when people wear them without problems. Healthy piercings will be popular with piercings. Inflammation and infection are never beautiful. Certain types of metal are safe for new body piercings, but some types of metal may cause your body to stagnate during recovery or cause infection. When you choose a metal for a new and unhealed body piercing, it should be noted that the material should not react in any way with body tissues, otherwise it will be susceptible to infection. Nickel is a common cause of irritation, and it is mostly used for metals or mixed metals in cheap and expensive alloys. Many people are sensitive to even small amounts of nickel, so how do you know that nickel will react? If the skin turns green or black (or other colors) when wearing artificial jewelry, pure silver, or certain types of gold, it may react with nickel or other components in the metal mixture. Remember, your body is unique, so you are not necessarily allergic to materials that others are allergic to, and vice versa. If the jewelry is irritating, take it out immediately and try another piece of jewelry after the piercing is completely healed. If irritation occurs, discard the jewelry and avoid wearing body jewelry made of this metal or other materials (such as plastic or wood).

Metals and materials to avoid for new body piercings

1. Pure silver

Pure silver piercing Do not wear sterling silver jewelry in unhealed body piercings. 925 sterling silver is made of 92.5% silver and 7.5% another metal (usually copper). Although copper makes silver more durable, it is also more likely to react with your skin. Since pure silver is still soft enough to be scratched, the gaps in the jewelry are a breeding ground for bacteria.

2. Artificial jewelry

Artificial jewelry Avoid using all types of artificial jewelry for unhealed piercings, because such jewelry usually contains a lot of nickel. In recent years, it has even been discovered that some man-made jewelry contains lead, which is dangerous for you to wear in any type of jewelry, especially in new perforations. In 2004, California sued several major retailers because they did not disclose that the jewelry on their shelves contained lead.

3. Gold-plated

Gold-plated Although gold-plated jewelry may be beautiful, it is not very durable. The plating may be wiped off and expose the metal underneath, causing irritation or infection. Because the gold coating of many gold-plated products is relatively thin, severe scratches may expose the underlying metal, which can easily provide shelter for bacteria.

4. High carat or low carat pure gold

High carat or low carat pure gold Some piercing experts recommend avoiding pure gold jewelry, but others believe that 14K and 18K gold are suitable for unrepaired piercings. Think about it-pure gold is 24-carat gold. It is very soft and is more prone to bacteria. Therefore, 24K gold is not ideal for new perforations. Many ornaments are alloys of solid gold combined with other metals to make gold more durable and more affordable. Ten carats of gold are lower in purity and contain more alloys. The lower the karat name, the more "other" metals in the mixture, usually nickel, palladium, or copper, which can cause reactions in unhealed perforations.

5. Nickel-containing alloys

Nickel containing alloys Avoid using gold or other metal alloys that contain nickel. Decomposition of pure gold alloy: 24-carat gold is pure gold 18-carat gold is made of 18 parts of pure gold and 6 parts of other metals 14-carat gold is made from 14 parts of pure gold and 10 parts of other metals

Safety metal for new body piercing

1. Surgical stainless steel (SSS)

There are countless types of stainless steel on the market, but usually, only a few types of surgical stainless steel can be used for new body punctures. 316L is the most common SSS accessory we will see when shopping for accessories. Used for body implants, it is very durable and usually does not react with the body (L means low carbon). 316LVM is similar to 316L but has a higher finish (VM added means that the metal is produced in a vacuum). SSS does contain nickel, which may be irritating to people who are very sensitive to nickel.

2. Surgical implantation of titanium

Titanium is expensive but super durable and contains only a small amount of nickel. The titanium also offers a variety of colors, to provide you with a variety of choices. At present, it is a relatively safe jewelry material, which is very popular abroad.

3. Niobium

Look for jewelry labeled 99.9% niobium or 999 niobium. Niobium body jewelry is more expensive than SSS jewelry but cheaper than titanium.

4. Tygon

Tygon is a surgical plastic that can be used for new perforations in people who are sensitive to metals. These are usually used to conceal your piercings and can keep the piercings open, if you don't need obvious accessories in the workplace, they will be almost invisible. Remember, if you are allergic to metal, be sure to avoid using the metal at all costs if your body is not healed. Choose the jewelry that contains the least amount of nickel or copper, which can cause irritation in the new piercing. Once the perforation is healed, try other metals and materials. If you find redness, swelling or inflammation, stop using the jewelry immediately and contact your doctor or piercer to find the most suitable solution.