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Non-Implant Body Jewelry

Glass

Good for use in healed piercings. Can be sterilized in an autoclave.

Care for Glass: Wash in warm water with mild soap. You may soak the jewelry for a few minutes as well. Rinse and carefully pat dry with a cloth. Store jewelry separately to avoid scratches. Long term wear can cause the glass to pit or scuff.

Jewelry Types: Plugs, Tunnels, Special Forms

For the most part, glass is a durable mostly inert product that has high bio-compatibility and can be used safely in healed piercings. Almost all body jewelry is made from borosilicate glass, but you can find some soda lime glass as well. Some glass can leach materials and overtime it may become pitted or scuffed with lots of wear or washing. Glass can come in many colors, shapes, and sizes making it an ideal choice for people looking to add a splash of color to their jewelry collection.

Silicone

Good for use in healed piercings. Can be sterilized in an autoclave.

Care for Silicone: Wash in warm water with mild soap. Rinse and carefully pat dry with a cloth. Pool chemicals may discolor silicone. Some of the thinner silicone pieces should be handled with care as they could tear.

Jewelry Types: Plugs, Tunnels, Retainers, Flesh Plugs

Silicone is flexible durable substance known to be very bio-compatible. It is soft and flexible is very comfortable to wear and easy to insert. Silicone is a synthetic polymer that has been used in the medical field as implants. You will also find it in shampoo, shaving creams, and personal lubricants. It is impact resistant, and because it is flexible you are protected from impacts to your piercing as well.

PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition):

Good for use in healed piercings. Can be sterilized in an autoclave.

Care for PVD : Wash in warm water with mild soap. You may soak the jewelry for a few minutes as well. Rinse and carefully pat dry with a cloth. Be extra careful when cleaning jewelry with gemstones. Store jewelry separately to avoid scratches. PVD is a plating process and, eventually, you may see some chipping or wear of the top surface. This is exacerbated in oral piercings.

PVD stands for Physical Vapor Deposition. It’s a fancy name for describing a coating process for titanium or steel that places a titanium compound on the surface of the jewelry. If you see a piece of jewelry with a shiny black finish its most likely a PVD coating. All our black shiny jewelry is PVD coated. These coatings are highly bio compatible and they hold up very well in piercings. However, not all coating processes are equal, and each manufacturer has their own proprietary process. We do buy our black jewelry from one of the best European manufacturers. Wildcat jewelry has been manufacturing PVD jewelry for many years, and we trust their process. We only buy their titanium blackline jewelry which means the jewelry underneath the coating is titanium. However, because this coating is subject to wear and chipping, we feel that this jewelry is not for fresh or healing piercings. Wear it confidently in your healed piercing.

Jewelry Types: Rings, Barbells, Circular Barbells, Threaded, Ends

Gold

Good for use in new piercings and healed piercings. Can be sterilized in an autoclave.

Care for gold: Wash in warm water with mild soap. You may soak the jewelry for a few minutes as well. Rinse and carefully pat dry with a cloth. Be extra careful when cleaning jewelry with gemstones. Store jewelry separately to avoid scratches.

Jewelry Types: Rings, Barbells, Circular Barbells, Threaded, Threadless, Ends

Gold is great choice for piercings. Gold jewelry is made of an alloy containing gold and then a mixture of other metals such as zinc, nickel, copper, and sometimes a rhodium plating. People with allergies to some of these metals want to be aware of this when choosing gold for their piercing. We only suggest 14k or 18k gold for piercings (58.3% and 75% gold respectively). Lower karat gold jewelry is not good for piercing and cause reactions and may tarnish. Higher karat gold is too soft and may malform too easily. Stay away from rolled, filled, or plated gold jewelry as well. Buy gold from Tribal Rites Pro body jewelry with confidence. We sell only high quality gold from trusted jewelry manufacturers.

Jewelry Types: Rings, Barbells, Circular Barbells, Threaded, Threadless, Ends

Acrylic

Good for use in healed piercings. CANNOT be sterilized in an autoclave. Should not be used for stretching.

Care for Acrylic : Wash in warm water with mild soap. Do not use alcohol or harsh cleansers. Rinse and carefully pat dry with a cloth. Do not leave in direct sunlight or expose to high heat as it can warp and discolor. It is more fragile than metal and can crack or fracture if not handled properly.

Jewelry Types: Rings, Barbells, Circular Barbells, Threaded, Ends, Plugs, Tunnels

Acrylic is a hard non-porous plastic. It comes in a variety of colors and can be formed into many shapes. Acrylic is light weight and great for healed piercings. We find the surface to be sticky, and therefore washing the jewelry frequently is suggested. Be careful with threaded ends as threading them down too hard can strip the threads. Acrylic can be a great alternative when used and cared for properly.

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Boulder, Colorado
Longmont, Colorado
Westminster, Colorado

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