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What metal other than nickel for belly piercings?
I'm planning on getting my belly button pierced but I'm allergic to Nickel so what kind of type of metal can I use that doesn't contain nickel?Dani F [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- California, United States
You can use platinum, gold, silver, bronze (copper-tin), etc, BUT you must ensure these metal items are free of any nickel. I suggest you get documentation from the jeweler stating the items are nickel free, so if you do show a nickel allergy from them, you can sue him! Alternatively, come to Europe and get it done here - nickel is banned for this type of use and you are certain of getting nickel-free sleepers and inserts.
R&D practical scientist
Chesham, Bucks, UK
Titanium is my favorite choice for pierces with allergies. Its also widely available in the piercing industry in many styles for an affordable price.Jason Aube
- Flint, Michigan
metallurgist - E. Aurora, New York