Gold (yellow or white) is appropriate for initial piercings if it is 14k or higher, nickel-free, and alloyed for biocompatibility. Gold higher than 18k is too soft for body jewelry because it can easily be scratched or nicked.
Thereof, is 14KT gold good for piercings?
You may assume that pure gold jewelry is a safe bet for piercings, but that’s not always the case. For example, 24-karat gold has a very soft texture, making germ-trapping nicks more likely. But according to Faris, solid 14K and 18K gold jewelry works well for first-time piercings.
Then, is gold or silver better for ear piercing?
A) Not silver. Most ears are pierced with 9ct yellow or white gold, surgical steel or titanium. … In truth gold or surgical steel are ok for the initial piercing. Gold plated metals are not so good so it is advisable to avoid these to start with.
Is 10K gold OK for newly pierced ears?
No, it is not. 10K gold is gold plated, gold-filled, or vermeil jewelry, which is not ideal for sensitive ear piercings. All of these feature a layer of gold coating on a base metal.
You can look trashy with a single piercing to person A, while you won’t seem trashy to person B even with multiple ear piercings. … Anyway, in our opinion multiple ear piercings do not look trashy if worn nicely. Go for combinations that look good together, don’t just load your ears for the sake of trends!
Arguably, titanium is more biocompatible than gold. But, we aren’t implanting things inside your heart- its a body piercing. And most piercers are going to be using titanium posts anyway for the piece that actually passes through the piercing, so just the front or decorative end will be gold in many cases.
The following are jewelry materials approved by the APP for fresh piercings.
- Surgical steel. Surgical steel is a popular choice for piercings because it’s affordable, durable, and safe for most. …
- Nobium. Like titanium, nobium is hypoallergenic. …
- 14 karat gold. …
- Biocompatible polymers (plastics) …
Low-carbon surgical stainless steel is ideal for body piercing as, even though they contain alloys, these are trapped in the metal through a special process and aren’t released. 316L and 316LVM are the only types that are body-friendly.
False Body Jewelry & Fake Piercings | Claire’s US.
No, nothing Claire’s sells is high–quality. Your piercer can put in custom orders for you if their stock isn’t enough for you – alternatively, bodyartforms sells high–quality brands (but also some crap, so be careful – see the sticked post here for a list of reputable brands).
There is no harm in bringing your own earrings provided they are light in weight and not too heavy for you to carry as it pains after the piercing is done . The pain may be prolonged for weeks so wearing heavy earings will create discomfort and will give you more pain.
Use a cotton swab (Q-tip) with salt water to clean the area around the hole twice a day. Some recommend using hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, or antibiotic ointment but salt water disinfects and is less damaging to the skin tissue.
Follow these steps to take care of a minor piercing infection:
- Wash your hands before touching or cleaning your piercing.
- Clean around the piercing with a saltwater rinse three times a day. …
- Don’t use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or antibiotic ointments. …
- Don’t remove the piercing.
Surgical stainless steel