Materials Guide

Below is a little information about the various materials used in our body jewellery.

PTFE

  • PTFE is also known as Teflon.
  • It is one of the most slippery materials made even when dry which makes it ideal for use in piercings.
  • It can easily be moved within the piercing to help with cleaning.
  • It is fully flexible so will not put any pressure on a piercing unlike solid materials. This makes it ideal for pregnancy.
  • It can withstand temperatures of between -200C and + 260C so can be fully autoclaved (steralised) prior to use.
  • It can easily be cut to size with a knife or scissors.
  • It contains no Nickel so is fine for people with allergies.
  • Ideal for initial or healed piercings.
  • Suitable for medical procedures

Bioplast

  • Bioplast is a Bio-compatible material that is safe for initial piercings.
  • Bioplast is available in different colours as well as clear.
  • It is Nickel free (contains no metal)
  • It is fully flexible making it comfortable to wear.
  • It can be autoclaved making it fully sterile.
  • It can be cut to sze with a sharp knife or scissors.
  • Suitable for medical procedures

BioFlex

  • Fully Bio-compatible material so again ideal for initial piercings.
  • Transparent in colour
  • Can be autoclaved and made sterile.
  • Flexible so easy to wear in your piercing.
  • Zero conductivity so won't heat up in the sun.
  • Can be cut to size
  • Suitable for medical procedures

Acrylic

  • Acrylic body jewellery CANNOT BE AUTOCLAVED
  • Only for fully healed piercings
  • It is lightweight and flexible
  • ideal for short term wear.
  • Suitable for medical procedures

Pyrex Glass

  • Non toxic and bio-compatible
  • Transparent in colour
  • Suitable for healed piercings only
  • Weighs slightly more than other materials.
  • Flawlessly smooth