Why Choose Gold Jewelry for Your Piercings?

Gold Jewelry for Lip PiercingsGold is certainly among the most popular body jewelry materials.

In fact, some of the most beautiful jewelry pieces you can use in your piercings are made of gold.

It is therefore not surprising that gold is such a common material for body jewelry or that there are many jewelry pieces made of gold.

Gold for Body Piercing Jewelry

Gold is a noble metal that looks really beautiful so it is not surprising that it’s often chosen for jewelry of all kinds, not just piercing jewelry. It is also highly valuable, which ads a bit of luxury to jewelry made of this metal.

If you wish to wear jewelry made of gold, it is important to always choose the type of gold that is safe to use in body piercings. This is why it is so vital to … read more

Important Notes about Nickel Allergy

NNickel allergy is pretty common. It’s often caused by your jewelry, including body jewelry. Many people are sensitive to nickel that can be found in many metals. This is why body jewelry containing nickel is not considered body-safe. While there are many people who are not affected by nickel, this allergy is very common so it’s important to choose only nickel-free jewelry.

Symptoms of Nickel Allergy

Nickel allergy has several common symptoms so it’s usually easy to recognize it. It can manifest as itching, swelling, flaking, soreness or inflammation. It’s usually easy to recognize the allergy because it appears when you wear jewelry (or other types of metal accessories, such as watches). Your skin will change the color and you will experience other symptoms of allergy.

This is your body’s response to various metal alloys (first and foremost, nickel) … read more

Benefits of Ear Piercing – Early Ear Piercing Helps Avoid Keloids

A recent study published online reveals that early ear piercing reduces the risk of keloids.  The study http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?id=162745 says that delaying ear piecing until pre-teen or teen years can aggravate the chances of developing keloids.

Keloids are uncontrolled growth of fibrous tissue after an injury or scar on any area of the body. Keloids can occur on ears, scalp, top of the foot and even the chest, especially after first piercings. The findings of the study based on a survey of 27 females and 5 males showed that people who had their ears pierced at the age of 11 or older were more likely to develop keloids than those who took to ear piercing before that.

Why should you opt for Nickel-Free Body Jewelry?

Nickel is a metal that is commonly used and found in eyeglass frames, watches, utensils, paper clips and most importantly in jewelry. Nickel is also one of the most common allergen, i.e many people are allergic to nickel and their bodies react towards the metal, severely. Many people are highly sensitive to Nickel and are in grave danger when exposure to nickel is prolonged. This is a very common problem. Since body piercing involves insertion of jewelry into the body, it is very important that the body jewelry one chooses is absolutely nickel free.

Nickel allergies in body take place mainly due to the contact of wet skin with metal. Water or sweat can break the chemical bonds between nickel ions and cause them to immerse into the body, thereby inducing