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Posted on: February 28, 2011

If you like your bling and are regularly on the look out for new piercing ideas, chances are you’ve come across bioplast hypoallergenic body jewelry. Bioplast jewelry is the new big trend in piercing, and we predict it will slowly take over from regular metallic jewelry. Here’s what you need to know about it…

What is Bioplast jewelry?

The word ‘bioplast’ comes from two words – ‘biological’ and ‘plastic’. As the name suggests, bioplast jewelry is plastic jewelry you can wear which is compatible with the body, i.e. less likely to irritate the skin or cause allergic reactions.

Most of the traditional kinds of body jewelry are now available in this material, including nose rings, eyebrow rings, lip piercings, labrets, tragus piercings, nipple piercings and navel rings.

Why choose Bioplast jewelry?

Many who have problems with metal piercings find that switching to a bioplast piece of jewelry helps them to heal better. Bioplast can be sterilised, so it is safe for a new piercing, although there is still some debate over this and some body piercers will still only use metal.

Predominantly bioplast is being used by those who find metal body jewelry is causing them irritation or infection, and so they choose to switch to the more flexible bioplast pieces. Because they move with the body, they tend to let the piercing breathe and heal better, as it is impossible to ensure that a new piercing is not stretched or moved in any way, especially if it’s in the navel or nose!

How is Bioplast better than metal jewelry?

Bioplast pieces are hypoallergenic, flexible, and versatile – they can be cut to size, and come in a huge range of colors and designs. And if you’re thinking that they must be more expensive than their metal counterparts, think again. Most of the bioplast pieces on sale can be bought for under $10.

So if you’re looking for an alternative to the typical metal piercings, try bioplast – you might be pleasantly surprised!

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