Body Jewelry and Body Piercing

Since time immemorial, people have been adorning themselves with exquisite body jewelry to enhance their attractiveness and their overall appearance. In places like Egypt, only the Royal families were permitted to get body piercing done. Body piercing and wearing body jewelry was also popular with the Nomads about 2000 years ago as mentioned in the Bible.

Body jewelry is a style statement which is increasingly gaining popularity among all age groups. Many celebrities like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera etc. have been sporting trendy and interesting body jewelry like naval jewelry, tongue rings, etc. Many online body jewelry stores provide quality and unique body jewelry. There are unique designs and styles available to suit your requirements. Some of the most common ones available are:

  • Navel Piercing Body Jewelry

  • Nipple Piercing Body Jewelry

  • Nose Piercing Body Jewelry

  • Ears Piercing Body Jewelry

  • Eyebrows Piercing Body Jewelry

  • Labret Piercing Body Jewelry

  • Tongue Piercing Body Jewelry


  • Body Jewelry Materials

    Many different materials can be used for making trendy designs for body jewelry and body piercing jewelry. Some of the most common types of body jewelry materials in use are steel, plastic, (acrylic and lucite ), titanium, glass etc.

    But slowly and steadily as demand for quality body jewelry is increasing, better materials are being used to improve the quality standards of body jewelry like gold, diamonds etc. Care needs to be taken while choosing the material that you would like for your quality body jewelry in order to ensure satisfaction and avoid any infections. Some of the most common and popular kinds of body jewelry are:


    Acrylic Body Jewelry

    Acrylic is also popularly called Plexiglas. Very similar in nature to Lucite. Acrylic body jewelry is a transparent plastic jewelry that is popularly used for making plugs. Body jewelry made of acrylic is total safe for all body piercings.

    Acrylic body jewelry is not that uncommon and many online body jewelry stores offer a good collection with several designs of this kind of body jewelry.

    Much of the acrylic body jewelry changes color since it is UV reactive and glows under blacklights commonly used in most clubs.

    One of the major advantages of acrylic body jewelry is that its light weight, and does not set off metal detectors at the airports. Very helpful when you are traveling. Acrylic body jewelry is most commonly used for ears and tongue and nipple piercings. It is organic in nature and is available at very affordable prices.

    Silver Body Jewelry and Sterling Silver body jewelry

    Sterling Silver is a very ductile and malleable metal with a fine luster. It has been used to make exquisite silver body jewelry since the ancient times. Even nowadays sterling silver body jewelry is a very popular, and the sterling silver is used to make unique body jewelry because of its versatility. However in almost all cases the sterling silver is only used to make the design or accents on the piece and is not used for the post or ring that goes through the piercing as it is often rejected in body piercings. It is fine for outside the piercing though.

    Silver body jewelry and sterling body jewelry suit all skin tones and is very affordable. You should prefer buying pure silver body jewelry or sterling silver body jewelry with 92.5% silver content for maintaining the quality.

    There are a lot of online body jewelry stores that offer a variety of silver body jewelry to suit your requirements.


    Surgical Steel Body Jewelry

    Surgical steel is by far the most popular and widely used material for body jewelry and the initial body piercings. There are many grades of Surgical Steel available, and it is virtually impossible to tell the difference with the naked eye. To simplify the issue, Surgical Steel is Stainless Steel of a medical grade. There are all different grades however. Implant surgical steel and 316LVM are the best grades that are commonly available in body jewelry.

    Unfortunately 316L is the most widely offered grade because it is cheaper There are many reputable body jewelry dealers however that sell the 316LVM grade or implant surgical steel for about the same price. Surgical steel is the most common and one of the safest materials for making all kinds of body jewelry.

    Surgical steel body jewelry is suitable for both the initial piercing and existing piercings. It is increasingly becoming popular among people due to its versatility, and reasonable cost.

    Titanium Body Jewelry

    Titanium is a very light, nickel free, lustrous, corrosion resistant and a metallic white metal. It does not cause any allergic reactions as it does not react with body fluids at all. It is by far one of the very best metals to use if you are sensitive to metals at all. Titanium body jewelry has become very popular because of the above factors.

    Body jewelry made of titanium is the safest and very popular material for body jewelry. Titanium body jewelry comes in various colors and unique designs. When it is just polished with no color added it looks almost identical to the Surgical Steel.
    Its lightweight also adds to its usefulness with the larger body piercings.

    Diamond Body Jewelry

    Body jewelry pieces made with genuine diamonds are fancy and make a style statement on their own. Diamond body jewelry can take you from simplicity to elegance.

    The quality of diamond body jewelry is determined by the cut, clarity, carat weight and color of the diamond used just as with any diamond jewelry.

    14K Gold Body Jewelry and white gold jewelry

    Nowadays, gold body jewelry and gold piercing jewelry is increasingly being recommended since it is safe to wear and easy to maintain. Gold is a fine and a beautiful metal popularly used to make body jewelry.

    There are however many different offerings of gold body jewelry. There is 9K from the UK, 8K from Mexico, 10K from everywhere. Then there are the differences in the additives. Pure Gold is 24K, so if you have 10K Gold, then there is 14K of other alloys, and that is where many problems come in. The nickel, copper, zinc, and other alloys that are used as additives to the gold are what many people have the allergies and bad reactions to.

    You should never use less then 14K Gold body jewelry, and try to get nickel free gold as the nickel is the alloy that the majority of people are allergic to. It is commonly added to yellow gold body jewelry, but it is what is almost always used to attain the color in white gold body piercing jewelry. Nickel free 14K gold body jewelry is the very best that is commonly available at a reasonable cost.

    Glass Body Jewelry and Pyrex Body Jewelry

    Glass is considered a supercooled liquid. It is man made, and totally inert, which means that it is hypo allergenic. So in this respect it is a very safe material for body piercings. It naturally can break if it was to take a hard enough shock, but they do try to make that as unlikely as possible in body jewelry.

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