Nickel Free Body Jewelry – Why Safety is Better than Saving

Heard of nickel free body jewelry? Or may be just about nickel? Well, nickel is that metal that is merged with base metals such as gold and silver to create body jewelry that is harder, stronger and shinier. Nickel is also the one to blame for most all allergic reactions that people mistakenly think that any and every body jewelry can cause. It’s nickel that does the damage and which is present in regular jewelry that you buy off Mall Kiosks (Very Bad Idea) and other bargain stores.

That does not mean you stop buying but instead start buying smartly. So the solution is not to shun body jewelry but body jewelry with nickel! Nickel free body jewelry is your best bet and it’s not only different from regular jewelry in terms of quality, look but is a lot safer overall, and you will usually find that the manufacturers that use nickel free jewelry will also provide you a much better quality and finish because they care about quality more then price.

What makes Nickel free body jewelry safer?

Absence of nickel of course! Body jewelry made from Titanium and Nickel Free Gold is usually the safest materials to opt for because these contain zero nickel!  These are a tad more expensive than body jewelry with nickel but what’s a little money when it comes to the safety of your body, right? And we all know how majority of us do not reject gold at all :)

Especially when the first cheap piece from the mall causes and infection so then you purchase another one from a different kiosk only to make the problem worse, so you go to another store and get what they say is the best, on and on. Sound familiar? How much did all of those pieces of junk that you can not even wear cost you?

The difference between nickel free body jewelry and normal jewelry lies also in being medically and legally endorsed. The former has a legal sanction, the latter carries a directive against (especially in Europe).

So opt for safety rather than getting an allergy. And with all the potential allergies (and their treatments) that nickel can cause, regular body jewelry may not turn out to be that pocket saving anyways. only shop with company’s that have your safety in mind such as wwwTheChainGang.com , where all of their jewelry comes from the USA or England.

Potential (Avoidable) Problems Involved in Body Piercing

Body piercing has many takers and why not? It’s about being yourself, after all! However, sometimes even the greatest of things come with a few not-so-great risks and in body piercing these are a few (avoidable) problems.

When a piercing goes wrong it’s the pierced area that gets effected the most – sometimes serious and other times curable. That’s why it is mandatory to get body piercing done from a certified professional with great piercing skills and even a more hygienic piercing studio and tools.

Let’s take a look into what problems there can be and how you can avoid them.

Infections – Generally happens when the piercing is fresh and susceptible to bacterial and fungal invasions. Swelling, redness may result as the body fights them off. A discharge of puss is also common. A good clean up after piercing and compresses can help to prevent infection.

Metal Hypersensitivity – It’s nickel that causes it. Many people are allergic to nickel and hence the body rejects body jewelry with nickel in it, causing an allergic reaction. Go for nickel free body jewelry always or hypoallergenic metals.

Migration – Yes a piercing can move to another place. The piercing can travel through the skin and position in a different location other than the original. This is usually a result of improper piercing or a body’s reaction to body jewelry.

Scarring – The pierced area may appear scarred and different from the surrounding tissue. Scars become prominent when the piercing is removed.

Others could be skin abscesses, boils etc. Body piercing isn’t just problems but since there’s piercing, needle and skin involved you can’t really get out of it the way you went in. And if you ask those with piercings they will tell you how the passion and plenty of reasons-to-get-pierced easily outnumber these problems. Moreover, these can be easily avoided by being a little more aware and following healthy practices.

So don’t let these put you off, remember it’s about who you are and not what can go wrong.

Tongue Piercing – The Right Way

A 15 year old girl from UK was in news* recently for getting her tongue pierced. Due to profuse bleeding she had to be rushed to a hospital and now the girl has trouble speaking clearly. Before you get your tongue pierced, know the right way of going about it.

*Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/1048118/teen-rushed-to-hospital-after-tongue-piercing

Tongue piercing is perhaps more popular than labret piercing, especially among teenagers who don’t want to get caught with an upfront piercing. So if you are one of those bitten by the piercing bug and ready to go under the needle, read through the simple steps below:

  • Always go to a certified piercer and don’t lie about your age! Even if your mind is all ready to take the plunge think about your body. There’s a reason why there is an age limit for body piercing.
  • Use nickel free body jewelry to minimize the risk of infections and other allergies.
  • Follow the body piercer’s instructions instead thinking you know better. Now obviously you don’t argue with anyone with a needle but still hear out all the before and after instructions carefully and understand them.
  • It’s better to go to a renowned piercing parlor with no bad press or lawsuits in its history.

Tongue piercing is cool so don’t make it look dreadful. Also don’t lose out on your gift of gab over an avoidable goof up.

Is it Body Jewelry Cheap, or just Cheap Body Jewelry?

Ball To Small and curve to Short

Ball is To Small, and the Curved Barbell is to Short

Why are there so many different prices on Body Jewelry for what all appears to be the exact same thing? You’ve heard it over and over again,
“you get what you pay for”, well it is true.
Usually a ring that is $0.99 is simple not even close to the same quality of a ring that is $11. Now I don’t mean to say that the price tells the whole truth, because there are companies that will sell that same $0.99 ring to you for $11, but it is one indicator to look at. At the very least you need to realize that if 10 companies have their ring priced at $8 to $12 and another company has what seems to be the same ring for $1.99 or whatever, then the odds are very good that the $1.99 ring is crap.

Body Jewelry is especially hard because the differences are very subtle, and can go totally unnoticed by the trained eye, and certainly by the newcomer. Some are even impossible to check without x rays, and the companies know this.

Metal Allergy, or More likely Cheap China Jewelry like from Spencer’s or one of the cheap kiosks in the Mall. Also the Curves are now to short due to the Inflammation. Hard to say if they were always to short.

Cheaper quality items can have a lot of nickel in them to cause a nickel reaction in your body like seen above. Sometimes they even use what is commonly known as pot metal which is total garbage and barely suited for little figurines or key chains in vending machines. In Glass body Jewelry there are major issues of strength, where one piece has a high strength the other may be prone to shatter, which needless to say is not good in your piercing. ;-)

On metal pieces there can also be sharp corners, burrs, scratches and even gouges. aesthetically there is also the grade of the polish on the metal. Does the Stainless Steel look like your kitchen sink, or a medical instrument. There is a huge difference between 316L Surgical Steel and 316LVM Surgical Steel.

The effects to your piercing from wearing low quality body jewelry made with inferior metals that are not suitable for your piercing can be serious, commonly causing piercing rejection, infections, and Keloids. And to tell you the truth none of those are much fun. Why would you go through the pain and healing maintenance time if you are just going to stick anything in your piercing. The odds are it will get badly infected and if not taken care of your piercing will migrate out, or you will have to take the jewelry out and let it close up under a doctors care, and then either way you will not have the piercing at all. (note: Do not ever take the jewelry out of an infected piercing without a doctors advice).

Sometimes you can find the popular items for up to 10 times less cost then other retailers. Now just add the doctors bills, prescription antibiotics, and getting the piercing done again, to that $0.99 and you will have your true cost. (not counting pain and aggravation of course)

Beautiful Belly Piercing

A Beautiful Healthy Belly Piercing

At Body Jewelry By The Chain Gang, they try to only carry quality items that will not cause problems for you or your piercing. they offer a variety of materials such as

We “Carry very High Quality Body Jewelry Only because we have pride in our business, and care about our customers.”

Respect the business’s that respect you.

Face it Any Business can carry the junk jewelry and just look at their bottom line, that is cheap and easy and actually more profitable.

We carry the better quality jewelry for a reason, YOU !!
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