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Piercing Questions: What’s a safe jewellery option for sufferers of nickel allergies? Try Titanium Piercing Jewellery

What’s a safe jewellery option for sufferers of nickel allergies? Try Titanium Piercing Jewellery.

Nickel reactions, though quite rare, can be both irritating and uncomfortable. Even short periods of exposure to everyday objects such as belts, glasses, mobile phones and sometimes even coins, can cause an adverse reaction in someone who has an allergy to nickel.

A common form of nickel sensitivity can be caused by piercing jewellery, from clip-on earrings to more modern piercing jewellery such as barbells, ball closure rings, horseshoes etc.

If you have a proven allergy to nickel then you should completely avoid it.

There are other safe options if you want to wear jewellery in a piercing. Items made from good quality gold, (ideally 14 or 18 karat) that is guaranteed nickel free, is one option.

For a less expensive option there is titanium jewellery. Polished to a rich gun metal silvery grey or anodised to include a massive range of colours and designs, it is the answer to your allergy problems.

Titanium is a superb choice for almost any piercing. It is available as labret studs, barbells, ball closure rings and circular barbells, making it a much more flexible option than high karat gold. Gold jewellery, because of its inherent softness, has a reputation for broken and worn threads, whereas titanium is hardwearing and lightweight.

Titanium at Piercing Jewellery Shop

Titanium can also be finished with a fully inert PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coating giving a gorgeously bright and glossy finish in either a black (Blackline) or gold (Zircon Gold) colour.

With its qualities of purity, strength and multi-colours, is titanium rather than gold the real “King of Metals”? We think so! Check out our full range of titanium piercing jewellery – with free postage on orders over £15.