What is the Safest Metal for Piercings? We fill holes.

Jun 29, 2008 · NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PIERCINGS: Sterling Silver: Avoid any body jewelry where the part that is inside your skin (barbell, banana, ring) is made of silver. All silver tarnishes when it comes in contact with body fluids, can easily harbor bacterial growth, and can contain allergy-causing metals such as nickel.…

Is Silver Jewelry Safe? - Gold Body Piercing Jewelry

Some silver alloys contain a certain nickel content so this type of jewelry can sometimes cause an allergy. This is why you should know if you are allergic to nickel (and how your body reacts to it). Other than this problem, jewelry made of silver, particularly Sterling Silver, is very beautiful and safe to use.…

Hypoallergenic Metal Jewelry for New Piercings

Do not wear sterling silver jewelry in unhealed body piercings. Sterling silver is made from 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent of another metal, usually copper. While copper makes the silver more durable, but it's also more likely to react with your skin. Since sterling silver is still soft enough to scratch, nicks in the jewelry are a breeding ground for bacteria.…