Does it Matter What My Body Jewellery is Made From

Short Answer: YES!
Your body deserves the best and the type of material you wear in your fresh/healed piercing can play a major part in that piercing’s health and longevity - even first lobe piercings!
Nickel allergies are usually triggered by inferior quality jewellery and can develop at any time in a piercing’s lifespan.
While some people discover from a young age that they are allergic to nickel, some allergies can form later in life, usually through the extended wear of cheap costume jewellery.

Unfortunately there are some people out there who’s only priority is to make as much money as possible, preferring to pass cheap jewellery off as something it’s not, or to openly use inferior materials to cut their costs.

I will only source and install jewellery that conforms to industry/UKAPP/APP standards to ensure the highest quality and integrity of materials. 
Each piece has been verified safe for implantation in the human body, are designed for purpose and built to last. 

Please research your piercer, their methods and the equipment/supplies they use before booking in for any kind of procedure! 
Always look for verified implant grade titanium/steel niobium or solid 14/18k gold and ask for brand names or mill certificates if you're unsure! 

Avoid materials such as "Surgical"/Stainless Steel, Sterling Silver, externally threaded titanium, PVD, plated jewellery (often used for butterfly back style studs) and any form of costume jewellery, or those sold at popular high street piercing chains, clothes shops or online that's not via a professional piercer's website!  

If you're unsure on what to go for, I'm always happy to source and install verified jewellery to ensure you're purchasing something that's going to be well fitting, comfortable and safe to wear for years to come - pop me an email for more information about custom orders! 

Symptoms of Material Allergies:

Usually within 24 hours an allergy will become apparent. Contact dermatitis is the main symptom – the skin around the piercing will become red, swollen and itchy. In more severe cases, the skin can blister, crack and break leaving you open to infection. If the material causing the allergy is removed, the reaction should cease and the skin should heal in time.