Our specialty Industrial piercing jewelry is made with quality in mind.
The Barbells are available in implant-grade metals. For example, 316LVM surgical steel or titanium, these are both hypoallergenic! Some charms are metal alloys. The metal alloy is ideal for casting and perfect for jewellery with fine details. For gem work, we use genuine semi-precious stones Austrian crystals.
All About Industrial Piercings
Since they came into fashion in a 1992 issue of Body Play Magazine, industrial piercings have been a popular ear piercing.
What is an Industrial Piercing
Traditional industrial piercings consist of two piercings, one on the outer, upper ear, called a helix, with a piercing done in the inner, upper ear, a forward helix, connected by a single barbell. A fully healed industrial piercing will consist of two holes at the top of the ear.
Cartilage Piercing vs a Traditional Ear Piercing
A cartilage piercing is any piercing that is done through cartilage instead of flesh. Cartilage is firm tissue that is softer and more flexible than bone but still holds shape, making it an important structural component of the body. Ears and noses are examples of body parts made with cartilage. The ear lobe is skin and fat, making it softer and more fleshy. Traditionally, in North American cultures, ear piercings are done on the ear lobe.
The Healing Process for Cartilage Piercings
The healing time for an industrial piercing vary depending on the individual, but generally, healing can take anywhere from 9 to 12 months. After 3 months, most people can change their jewelry, though we do recommend that a piercer helps you the first time.
Jewelry Materials for Cartilage Ear Piercings
Because industrial piercings are two piercings connected by a straight barbell, it is recommended that during the healing process, a straight barbell is used. Once the healing phase is over, there are more options than straight barbells for your fully healed industrial piercing. Choosing jewelry for piercings can be fun and a great way to showcase your unique style. BodyMods’ industrial piercing jewelry, like our other cartilage piercing jewelry, is made with high-quality materials such as implant-grade titanium and 316LVM surgical steel.
The Importance of Seeing a Professional Piercer
Any form of body modification should be done in a sterile, reputable location such as a piercing studio and by a professional piercer in order to minimize the risk of infection.
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