Body Piercing 101: Best and Worst Metals

Body Piercing 101: Best and Worst Metals. There are several metals that are safe for body piercing and others that aren’t. The wrong type of metal can stall the body’s healing process or cause an allergic reaction. Nickel is a common culprit for skin irritation, and it is typically used in both inexpensive and expensive metals.…

Body piercing materials - Wikipedia

Niobium is a metal resembling titanium, but it is softer and heavier. When using niobium in a piercing jewelry it has to be as pure as possible, the threshold value being 99.9% niobium. This is sometimes called "999 Niobium". Impurities in low quality material can lead to allergies. Pure niobium doesn't react to body fluids, oxygen or cleaning ...…