It is a Daily Battle to fit in a Society where piercings are still not Been Accepted.
Every day I wake up and I think which piece should I wear? Should I hide them? Should I just use them at night time when I go out? What should I do? I feel this way, every day, before getting ready to start my day. Today, I will be revealing all, my tricks advice and recommendations for having the best experience with your body jewelry and also enjoy it without being criticize by anybody.
Knowing the tricks
Sometimes you are surrounded by people that will tell you “OMG!! I Love your piercing “ or “You look amazing”. However, they will be times that people will tell you “don’t you regret making that whole in your body?”. For this kind of people, my answer is a “No, I don’t regret it”. It is something that is exciting and that I love. Today I will be sharing with you, my tricks, because yes even thought that we might not want to be affected by it, we still are.
For me, my best solution to avoid this issue and avoid been discriminated is to use piercing retainers. Why? You are going to still have the hole without hurting yourself in addition to that you will still have everything looking great and if after work/meeting/dinner you can just change the top part and you will be having your piercing back again.
Also, you avoid the uncomfortable situation and avoid all the bad looks and rejection that you might encounter. Yes, many people may tell you don’t talk to that person or find another job, but at the end of the day is something that is not that easy and we can be prepared for all type of situations.
Have you ever heard about Piercing Retainers?
They come in glass and acrylic and honestly it may be your best solution to avoid a bad encounter and to avoid drama and keep enjoying what you love. Piercing retainers have nice results because they are clear people will see it only if they look in close detail. Of course, you always need to be careful and safe because some people might be allergic to acrylic so before doing anything check am I allergic to the material? I cover my gauges and people sometimes thinks that are earnings and that I just look cute.
For me, it has worked great and it protects my piercing and it doesn’t hurt me. Whenever I feel I might encounter a bad situation or uncomfortable I am now always prepared, and I wanted to share my secret with you and give you the recommendations so you enjoy your piercing the most.
BodyJewelry.com/ offers you a large variety of retainers from different body parts and they also offer the supplies for the care. They offer piercings in gold, silver 925, and in a lot of materials to satisfy your needs and taste.
When it comes to body piercing and body modification it is important that you put thought into each step of the process. The initial piercing is only the beginning. Before getting a piercing done, you should do your research. There are many different materials that body jewelry comes in like surgical steel, titanium, sterling silver, solid gold, gold plated, anodized titanium and the list goes on.
When you have a fresh piercing you have to remember that it is a fresh wound and it should be treated as such. Aside from keeping your piercing clean, you can experience problems with migration and rejection due to having the wrong type of jewelry in. Most piercers use a piece of surgical steel as the initial piercing jewelry, but you as the customer can have the piercing done with another type of metal if you choose. Many people have allergic reactions to certain metals as a result the body rejects the jewelry resulting in the jewelry coming out of the skin. If you are experiencing irritation and it does not seem to be an infection it is most likely the jewelry. The safest jewelry to use in this case is solid titanium. Solid titanium body jewelry is the safest to use as many people do not have an allergic reaction to it and it is a very durable metal. 14k solid gold would be the next option, of course its solid gold so the price tag may be a bit higher than your average piece of body jewelry but it is worth it. Nickel free surgical steel would be the last and final option. Medical grade surgical steel is the best surgical steel to use in your piercings, many jewelry companies and tattoo shops advertise surgical steel but please be sure to check that it is nickel free. Many people have a bad reaction to nickel and that is normally what causes the irritation.
The next time you are shopping for body jewelry check out bodyjewelry.com where our entire collection of body jewelry is nickel free, as well as solid gold and titanium jewelry to fit all of your body piercing needs.
Dangling or non-dangling? Pearls or beads? Heavy weight or light? Golden or silver? What actually makes belly rings so attractive and appealing? Why have they gained much fame lately? Why are so many models and celebrities seen wearing them? Keep reading to find out.
Belly rings are appealing and charming items of attraction that can certainly give you a sexy and sensual look. No man can easily ignore you if you show it with finesse and style. The exquisiteness of belly rings is majorly because of their evident charisma, beauty, and artistic implication. Any other kind of body jewelry can certainly not beautify the refined contours of a woman as a belly ring.
Splendor of Belly Rings:
Belly rings can serve as attention-grabbing body jewelry that can perfectly highlight the beauty of your navel region. This flashy and trendy jewelry has bedazzled young women and teenage girls with its various sizes, styles, shapes, and colors. They like to wear and display it as proudly and prominently as possible.
Belly rings accentuate the gorgeousness of the body as much as earrings expose the prettiness of a face. When the glitter of an expensive metal combines with dazzling shine of a gemstone or crystal, the part of body that is usually not exposed in women becomes astonishingly sensuous. You cannot find any other better way besides belly rings to show off your slim and trim belly.
Choose the Best Ring:
As more and more people are wearing belly rings, artistic minds have gotten busy in designing exclusive pieces to keep people happy with their unique fashion statement. You can find a great variety of belly rings in different shapes including danglers and buttons. Belly rings with embossed gemstones can help flaunt your bold and sexy looks.
When you select a belly ring, you should opt for a material that is easy to handle, lightweight, and less prone to cause infections.
Stainless Steel: A large majority of people prefer to wear belly rings which are made of stainless steel. It is the best choice if you are wearing a belly ring for the first time because it is less likely to cause any irritation or allergic reaction to your body.
Titanium: You can also opt for titanium as your first belly ring. It is lighter yet stronger than stainless steel as well as free from other impure materials.
Bioplast: It is the best material for belly ring to date. Since bioplast is not a metal, your navel piercing is less likely to show allergic reactions or symptoms of infections.
If you are seeking to add some glamour and sparkle to your life, you can start with getting your belly pierced. A belly ring is a kind of jewelry that you can wear at all occasions. You just need to choose a ring that accentuates your style, elegance, and body contours. People, men or women, young or old, have accepted the brilliance of belly rings. So, flaunt your slim and slender figure with your own set of chic and trendy belly rings!
To continue with our previous post on materials used for body jewelry, we will now introduce plastics and glass.
Glass is a common piercing material which has been used for thousands of years. For example, earplugs made of glass have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs. If correctly shaped and manufactured, glass can be an functional material: comfortable to wear, tough, and safe for the body. However, cheaper glass beads that are not covered in a metal shell can easily break into shards. If you drop glass jewelry on the floor, you probably won’t be able to use it again. Also if you have a cheap bead in a tongue piercing and accidentally chew on it, it can break into tiny shards and cause lacerations. It is possible to sterilize glass in a steam-autoclave but the heat may cause cracking in cheaper products.
PTFE or Teflon was invented in 1938 and is can be refined for use in the medical industry for prolonged contact with skin. Refined PTFE can be made biocompatible. It is a lightweight plastic, it’s bendable, autoclaveable, not visible with X-Rays, not magnetic, and very stable. It is suited for implants and piercings, especially if some flexibility of the material is desired. PTFE is commonly used as a retainer.
Acrylic, sold as Plexiglas or any of a variety of names, is a transparent plastic, in piercing mostly used for plugs and tapers.Due to the material’s smoothness, it has been used for stretching. Many overenthusiastic wearers have damaged their holes with acrylic tapers.
It is not a good material for damaged or new piercings and can not be heat sterilized by autoclave as it can melt or discolor. It is also a fragile material and can easily crack, craze or shard if dropped. Jewelry made of acrylic has a tendency to collect body fluids and skin parts in tiny pores and fissures. The Association of Professional Piercers suggests that it may only be used for temporary wear in healed piercings.
Acrylic can be a chemical irritant or allergen, resulting in Acrylic monomer dermatitis from the decomposition of methyl methacrylate.
If you are wondering what type of metal material you should get for your piercings, here is a few facts about each type of material.
Surgical steel, also referred to as Implant grade steel is a steel alloy that is the most common body piercing material in the United Staes. It can be polished to a shiny surface, and many people prefer this material because of its luster. Allergic reactions, when they occur, are rarely due to the stainless steel but from other factors (most commonly from mechanical irritation or harsh cleaning products). One disadvantage of steel is its weight. For larger pieces of Jewelry this can be a problem as it can cause tension in the body tissue, and also unwanted stretching or tearing of a piercing. In areas with low blood circulation such as the earlobe, this can be potentially dangerous. However, with smaller jewelry, there is no need to worry.
Titanium body jewelry is often manufactured in either commercially pure grades 1 to 5 or grade 23 Ti6AL4V ELI alloy. The only quality recommended for use by the Association of Professional Piercers is Titanium that is certified to meet ASTM or ISO standards for surgical implant applications. “Look for implant certified titanium (Ti6Al4V ELI) that is ASTM F136 compliant or ISO 5832-3 compliant, or commercially pure titanium that is ASTM F-67 compliant.” Because of its virtually ‘Nickel Free’ content Titanium has become one of the preferred materials used in piercing jewelry within the borders of the EU. Titanium jewelry is lightweight (around 60% the weight of stainless steel given the same volume), it is highly corrosion resistant and less likely to react with body fluids, is not magnetic, it can be anodized to create a layer of colored oxide on the surface. Common colors are yellow, blue, purple, green, and rainbow. Titanium can be sterilized in an autoclave.
Jewelry made out of silver, a noble metal, has been common for centuries in all forms of jewelry. It has a certain luster and can also be treated to make certain areas black which gives a nice contrast. However, silver is also one of the most common reasons for nickel allergy. It should also never be used in new piercings or damaged piercings as blood, sweat and other body fluids as well as cleaning agents can make the silver oxidize which makes the metal black and also releases nickelsalts which can cause severe allergies and also discolor the area around the piercing, a discoloring that will last through life. The purity of silver is measured in hundreds. The numbers stapled on silver jewelry is what indicates this. For example, 925 means 92.5% silver, and 7.5% other metals, often nickel.
Gold is a noble metal. It is a beautiful metal for use in jewelry and has an old tradition. When using gold for piercings, a lower purity than 14 or 18 carat (58 to 75%) is not recommended. Gold is about as soft as lead and is easily scratched. These scratches can irritate the body, especially in new piercings. Tongue jewelry made from gold is not recommended as chewing on the beads is common. To avoid the irritation of damaged jewelry from such scratches and flaws, gold colored titanium jewelry is a safer substitute. Piercing jewelry is often made of a gold alloy, the most common being 18k, with 24k being entirely pure and much softer. 18k gold usually contains 75% gold and the remaining 25% copper, silver and traces of other metals. In lower quality gold, zinc, nickel and other irritants can also be found. As said, gold jewelry should never be used in healing piercings as body fluids tends to discolor the base metals in the alloy and cause them to tarnish. Allergy to gold is uncommon but it does exist, and then mostly from white gold. In some extreme cases, the copper in the jewelry can tarnish and cause greenish discoloring of the tissue. Experienced body piercing studios clean the jewelry with a jewelry steamer, and then an ultrasonic process with warm alkaline detergent, followed by a distilled or deionized water rinse, then an alcohol rinse to help remove residues.