Materials

  • Piercing materials

    Piercings come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in a wide variety of materials. In our previous blog ‘All information about piercings’ we started with a brief history of the piercing and went on about getting pierced and giving it the appropriate aftercare. This blog will continue with the available piercing materials. The most important piercing materials It might always occur that you find piercings made of (or having parts made of) materials that are not in this blog. This blog will only address the most important and most common materials: 316L surgical steel Gold plated Titanium Solid gold Acrylic Bio-flex Titanium plated Wood Organic 316L surgical steel By far the most c Read more
  • Acrylic body jewellery

    Acrylic body jewellery we known that piercings are supplied in many kinds of materials and acrylic is one of those materials that regularly comes up! Acrylic is used in particular for the decoration, screw-on balls and charms so it can never hurt to have some extra information on this material! Polyacrylonitrile Acrylic of course has a more technical definition, called Polymethyl methacrylate that is known in short as PMMA. However is can be commonly referred to as Plexiglass and Perspex. At Piercingmania this material is referred to as acrylic or UV acrylic. This is because that raw acrylic has 90% of light transmission which is even more than ordinary glass, but blocks Ultra Violet radia Read more
  • Gold plated body jewellery

    When you set out to buy new piercings you can choose from a variety of different materials. Although it is very likely that you will choose a piercing based on the appearance is it also crucial that material is taken into account when making the right choice. In this article we will discuss the pros and cons of gold body jewellery.   When you walk in the average jewellery shop it is obvious that most jewellery is made of precious metals such as silver, gold and white gold. In particular, gold is a popular mental used to make jewellery. When it comes to piercings gold is most suitable to make piercings, the only drawback of golden piercings is the price!   What is a gold plated pier Read more
  • Titanium piercings

    When you set out to buy a new piercing you can choose from a variety of different materials. Although it is very likely that you will choose your body jewellery based on the appearance, is it also crucial that material is taken into account when making the right choice. In this article we will discuss the pros and cons of titanium piercings.   Advantages of titanium piercings By far the most body jewellery is made of 316L surgical steel. Yet still when a piercer makes the shot, they almost always use titanium, but what exactly is titanium? Titanium is similar to gold, is from the earth and is extracted from ores such as ilmenite and ruthiel. The main characteristic of titanium is that Read more

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