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TO FORM

The most common forms for the first use are the Barbell and the Ball Closure Ring. The barbell, mostly used in the tongue, also exists in a curved form (curved barbell) in which it often comes to use as eyebrow or belly tabbing piercing. The barbell is also used in surface piercings with angled ends (Surface Bar). A ball Closure Ring is often used in the nipple or earlobes. Labet plugs are used for piercings on the lips or in the area of ​​the cheeks. In addition to the usual shutter balls, jewelry, spikes or other individual shapes can also be screwed on. Flesht tunnels or plugs are jewelry variations that find their uses for wide piercings. These can also be made from different shapes and materials. In a septum piercing, a so-called septum retainer can be used, which, without being visible as jewelry, prevents the stitch channel from growing. There are also other, elaborately worked, jewelry that is worn because of their sexually stimulating, effects or for aesthetic reasons. With its opening, a nipple hield can be placed on the nipple and fixed with a barbell. The Prince's wall is a pen that is inserted into the urethra and fixed with a prince albert piercing.

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MATERIALS

There is a variety of different materials that can be used as piercing jewelry.

stainless steel

Stainless steel (or surgeon steel) is widespread in the United States, but has been banned in the EU since 1994, because of a high nickel content that can lead to allergic reactions.

titanium

Titan, which is considered the most common piercing material within the EU.

Implant

Implantanium, which, however, could never really prevail as a piercing jewelry due to the high price.

niobium

Niob, which has similar properties as Titan, is more difficult.

Zircon gold

Zircon gold, which was developed as more skin -friendly, lighter and cheaper alternative to gold jewelry.

bronze

Bronze that can turn greenish. This effect is often even desired, but the discoloration is also easy to remove again if this is not desired. It should be noted that the discolored bronze must not be used in the event of still open wounds, since the affected skin area can be discolored permanently.

Silver

Silver has been a popular jewelry material for centuries, but should not be used in fresh piercings, as it can oxidize by body fluids and thus lead to skin discoloration or allergic reactions.

gold

Gold, also has a long tradition as a jewelry material, but should only be used for completely healed piercings and not under a purity of 14 or 18 carat.

plastic

Plastic (e.g. PTFE, acrylic, plexiglass, plastic) is well suited as a piercing jewelry because it is easy and does not trigger allergies. Some plastics can even be used for the first use.

Natural materials such as hardwood, horn or amber are also used as a piercing jewelry. However, natural materials are unsuitable for the first use.