Are you thinking of getting a shiny new bellybutton ring? Is it time for you to move on to new territory and explore body jewelry in other, more interesting places? Or are you simply one of those people who want more and more of something that they love? No matter what the situation is – if you’re in the market to have any area of your body pierced, whether new or familiar – here’s what you should definitely know before taking the plunge.
Good Body Jewelry Choices
Obviously the last thing you want to have to worry about as you stride out of the piercing artist’s shop with your brand new belly bling is the prospect of something going wrong. The easiest way to make sure that that doesn’t happen is to use and choose the right materials when you’re looking at jewelry.
- Good as Gold. It doesn’t matter what kind of gold as long as it’s pure enough to not bug your system. 14k and 18k are the typical choices and ideally yellow or white are the best way to go.
- Steel is Solid. Surgical implant steel, especially 316L stainless steel works very well for body piercings because internal systems in a person’s body usually accept this widely used material.
- Precious Elements. Titanium and Niobium, both elements on the table we all haven’t seen since high school, are sure-fire hits for body jewelry because they don’t tend to cause allergies and most people can handle these metals.
- Non-Interest Plastic. You know, not the kind with super high interest rates, but Bioplast – this totally innovative and really useful surgical-grade plastic designed to make healing easier for those slightly deeper (and other) piercings.
Body piercings are always an exciting thing to have done, especially for first-timers. But nothing can be further from beautiful than a piercing that has gone bad and ended up in a not-so-perfect situation. So it’s pretty much essential to be aware and wary of the kinds of metals you (permanently and semi-permanently) put into your body.