Piercing jewelry is one of the most popular body jewelry in the modern world. There are no such places on the body of a person where it was impossible to put a piercing. With the development of this direction, a lot of questions arose: what metal is the safest for piercing, which places are the most painful, etc.
What are piercing jewelry made of
To date, a large number of high-quality materials are used to create piercing jewelry that meet international standards and rarely cause an allergic reaction. The most used materials used in piercing jewelry are:
1) Metal – it is very important that it is polished, so that the surface is smooth and does not scratch the skin at the puncture site.
- Stainless steel
- Implant steel
- Titanium – considered the safest for the body
- Niobium – has a hypoallergenic property
- Bronze – it is not recommended to create an initial piercing from it, it may discolor the skin at the puncture site
- Silver – it is not recommended to use immediately after the puncture, as it can oxidize, harming the body
2) Glass must be processed to create a quality decoration. For the body, this type is safe. Often, tunnels, spirals, plugs, etc. are made from it.
3) Polymer – possess anti-allergenic property, safe for the body.
- • Organic glass
- Polymer clay
4) Natural materials
- Wooden piercing
- Gemstone piercing – stones are used only as inserts in the product so that it does not harm the body
- Animal material
Types of body piercing
With growing of popularity of piercing jewelry a lot of new body piercing types have arised. The most common puncture sites are:
1. The ears. The auricle has a rather complex shape, but there are many areas that can be pierced – cartilage, lobe. If desired, you can pierce several holes at the same time.
2. Mouth. Most often, the tongue and lips are pierced. To puncture lips choose rivets or ring jewelry that cover the entire diameter of the lip. Double piercing, also called a “snake bite,” is gaining popularity.
3. The face. It is relevant today to pierce the eyebrows, septum, nose (especially the nostrils). According to Indian traditions, most women pierce their left nostril, which is believed to be associated with fertility.
4. The navel. This area is often pierced by young girls. The navel itself during a puncture is not affected only by its rim. Navel jewelry includes pendants, carnations and rods.
5. Intimate zones. For a puncture in intimate areas, you need to contact a professional who knows where to puncture. With the wrong puncture, this can lead to infection, the development of the inflammatory process in the genitourinary system. Nipple piercing is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding.
Which metal is the best for nose piercing
When you decided to get a nose pierced, you need to seriously approach the question of what material to decorate to choose. First of all, it must be hypoallergenic, biocompatible, durable and without a metal coating so that the product does not oxidize and does not poison the body. The material must be high quality and safe for the body. These include titanium, gold, niobium or surgical stainless steel. Choosing metal for decoration, it is necessary to be guided by the individual characteristics of the body, what can be allergic to or to which infection is the body most located.
The following metals are not recommended:
1. Plastic, nylon. Materials are characterized by softness and fragility. When cleaning, they may be damaged. In addition, they do not have moisture resistance, which is favorable for the reproduction of bacteria.
2. Silver 925. The composition of this material includes components that prevent proper and quick healing at the puncture site. In addition, silver tends to lose its luster when mixed with sweat by other natural secretions.
3. Material with a metal coating. Any coating of metal begins to crumble over time, which can provoke the occurrence of an allergic reaction, irritation or color the skin in a different color.
To date, gilded, nacreous or folded rings are used for nose piercing. You can also find galvanized material, which includes metals such as zinc, copper or nickel. These metals irritate the skin, causing allergies and irritation to the skin at the puncture site. Therefore, they are not recommended to be used as a material for the manufacture of jewelry on the nose.
What is the most painful piercing?
One of the most important questions is where to get the piercing most painful. First of all, pain depends on the individual characteristics of the human body. Below is a list of the most painful places to puncture, according to those who already have body piercing:
1. Earlobes. It is considered the most popular piercing that can be done before the age of 16 legally. Since the earlobes are fleshy, it is not painful to make a puncture in this area. Most of those who put jewelry there, compare the injection with a bite of a mosquito or a bee. Heals quickly enough, however, the puncture site must be carefully taken care of to prevent infection.
2. The navel. Piercing in this area, many people consider it not a painful effect, however, there may be a slight discomfort and complicated healing process. It is not recommended to change jewelry until the place has completely healed. For some time, do not engage in physical activity aimed at pumping up muscles in the abdomen.
3. Lips. Piercing at this place is gaining more and more popularity among young people. The procedure is considered painless, but there may be unpleasant consequences in the form of edema or irritation. There are several types of lip piercing that are called: snake bite, spider bite, vertical labret, shark bite, dahlia bite, monroe, jellyfish, angel bite and cyber bite.
4. The nostrils. The nostrils belong to the group with an average level of pain, because the cartilage is pierced, which in its structure is more dense than the skin. During a puncture, a person may sneeze or cry – this is a natural reaction to temporary discomfort. Heals the puncture site no more than 8 weeks.
5. Eyebrows. Unpleasant sensations during a puncture are described by people as pressure rather than pain. It is necessary to pierce very carefully, otherwise swelling may appear. Heals the puncture site for about three months. It is necessary to pluck out the eyebrows carefully, try not to use coloring agents, so as not to provoke irritation or infection.
6. Tongue. The pain from a puncture is somewhat easier than if you bit a tongue. As the needle passes localized, exactly along the tip. Often, piercing on the tongue, if the jewelry is not worn correctly, can cause discomfort in the form of a swollen organ, short-term difficulty in communication, nutrition, etc.
Among the most painful places for piercing, many clients include: piercing in the intimate area, nasal septum, Daith, upper part of the ear through the cartilage (Helix), arms, stretching the piercing anywhere in the body, increasing the diameter of the puncture with a stretch, ear shell, nipples.
Choosing a place to put the piercing, it is necessary to take into account the features of individual anatomy, the level of pain, accessibility and ease of care for the jewelry and the puncture site, as well as for the healing properties.