Whether you want to hide your piercings or show them off, clear body jewellery is a great option. Most clear body jewellery is made of glass or skin-friendly plastics such as BioFlex and PMMA acrylic. Clear BioFlex or PMMA body jewellery is often used as a piercing retainer â€“ with the right clear jewellery you can make your piercings very hard to see! Whatever your reason for wearing clear body jewellery it makes a striking change from the traditional silver, black or gold body jewellery.
Will Clear Body Jewellery Hide My Piercing?
Clear body jewellery is usually the easiest way to hide a piercing â€“ or at least make it more discrete. Clear piercing retainers can be very effective â€“ the key is to choose jewellery that lies flat against your skin and blends in with your skin. Instead of threaded balls, most piercing retainers use micro discs, clear O-rings or flared ends to stay in your piercing. How effective the retainer will be also depends on where your piercing is â€“ it is harder to hide a piercing in a prominent location. But with the right clear body jewellery can hide even facial piercings â€“ especially if people do not know that they are there.
Clear Body Piercing Materials
In body piercing there are just a few materials that can be used to make clear body jewellery â€“ BioFlex, PTFE, glass and PMMA acrylic. All these clear materials are metal-free and highly biocompatible, so they feel great in your piercings. BioFlex and PTFE are both flexible biological plastics that can help to reduce healing times. Their flexibility takes stress off the piercing and is ideal for parts of the body that move a lot e.g. facial piercings. PMMA acrylic is very similar except that it is rigid. Glass is completely inert and wonâ€™t irritate piercings. It is perfect for large gauge piercings and statement jewellery.
Glass Clear Body Jewellery
Glass is an excellent material for body jewellery because it is chemically inert and cannot react to your skin. It has a beautifully smooth surface that is suitable for stretching and looks stunning in large gauge piercings. Most glass clear body jewellery is intended for stretched piercings, such as glass crescents, glass flesh plugs and glass spirals. These pieces of clear body jewellery make a real statement and certainly show off your stretchings.