Our Guide to the Many Types of Piercing Materials
Take it from us, there is awide variety of routes to go down when it comes to body modification. People tend to notice the shape, size, and color of piercings, but oftentimes a big factor in both the impression a piece of body jewelry makes is the piercing material itself, which also influences how the wearer literally feels when wearing a piece.
Steel Body Jewelry
Steel body piercings are popular for their versatility and ease of use. They are easy to clean and are not costly.
For people with allergies, steel can be a good option, as it is considered “hypoallergenic”, meaning it is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. In steel, this is because of its low nickel count.
Glass Body Jewelry
A glass piercing has many benefits, including a smooth surface that makes for easy healing and cleaning. If you have sensitive skin, the smooth surface of glass can make for a soothing piece of body jewelry.
Of course, glass is fragile, so be wary of where you put a glass piercing, as you do not want to break a glass piercing while wearing it. That being said, most glass piercings are built to be durable, so you should be fine wearing a glass piercing in an area that is relatively well-protected.
Stone Body Jewelry
People who wear stone piercings says that the benefits go beyond the physical: Stone piercings are often cited for healing properties, and can restore energy imbalances.
Wood Body Jewelry
Though metallic piercing materials get all the attention in the general population, many people in the body modification community usewood for piercing, one reason being that these porous piercings are good for reducing“ear funk”, keeping your ears clean-smelling.
We offer over 150 wooden plugs for our customers, so you are sure to find a wood piercing that fits you. These wood gauges come in a variety of styles, from a more classicantique flare todark raintree wood shaped like coffins.
Read our blog here to find out more about the benefits of wood piercings.
Silicone Body Jewelry
Though silicone is often associated with plastic surgery, it is true that it can be used as apiercing materialas well. Silicone plugs are soft and flexible, making them easy to wear, take out, and put in.
In addition, silicone plugs are easy to clean, and come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. For instance, we offer uniqueglow-in-the-dark silicone tunnels!
Acrylic Body Jewelry
Piercing with acrylic is a low-cost option that is preferred by many who are looking to go on a longer stretching journey, as the relatively inexpensive acrylic plugs can make upgrading to a bigger size an easier journey.
Some of the most colorful body jewelry designs are done with acrylic, such as thepaint splatter spiralsthat we offer.
Titanium Body Jewelry
If you are looking for a durable piercing material that you can bring just about anywhere, then look no further than titanium.
Horn-Bone Body Jewelry
Usinghorn-bone piercing material offers its own rewards, and is often the go-to choice for people looking to really make a statement with their body jewelry.
Great Piercing Materials at King’s Body Jewelry
Looking to go somewhere interesting on your body modification journey? Check out our collection atKing’s Body Jewelry, and you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for!