Titanium is strong, lightweight and highly biocompatible (non-toxic
and not rejected by the body).
Titanium is an excellent choice for anyone with sensitive skin, especially for
those allergic to nickel, silver or gold. Allergic reactions to titanium are
extremely rare even in people sensitive to other metals.
Titanium can be anodised to create a range of colours. Anodising creates
a thin oxide layer which is just as biocompatible as polished titanium. The
colour produced depends on the thickness of the oxide layer. There are no
other materials added and there is no plating or painting.
Titanium is suitable
for both initial and healed body piercings.
Black PVD Titanium
Black PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coating is applied
onto Titanium after the products are ultrasonically cleaned and placed
in a high vacuum coating chamber. The surfaces are then atomically cleaned
at high vacuum by high energy plasma generated by ionising gas and target
materials. Active gases are then introduced to produce a coating plasma
in conjunction with multiple target sources.
Black PVD is suitable for initial and healed piercings
and is in compliance with the EU Nickel Directive.
316L Surgical Steel
316L grade surgical steel is also known as implant
grade steel and surgical stainless steel.
Surgical steel is an alloy which does contain nickel but does not release
nickel salts into the body and does not induce contact nickel dermatitis
in most people. However it can cause a reaction in people who are very
sensitive to nickel.
Surgical steel is suitable for use in healed piercings.