When you first get your nose pierced, your two best options for starter nose rings are labret studs and actual hoops. Hoops, like captive rings, are a good option because they’re unlikely to put pressure on your nostril if it swells during the healing process.
Considering this, is titanium or stainless steel better for piercings?
Surgical stainless steel is often a good choice for people with allergies, except in cases in which people have hypersensitivity. In this case, titanium should be used. Titanium is a great metal for initial piercings; it’s comfortable due to being lightweight and it’s body-friendly because it barely contains nickel.
Keeping this in view, is Titanium better than gold for piercings?
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.