Acrylic in piercing is mostly used for plugs and fancy balls. Using Acrylic in piercings has become widely acknowledged. Acrylic is a glassy thermoplastic material used to make almost anything. Acrylic jewelery must not be exposed to alcohol as this will cause it to crack. Acrylic is also sensitive to rapid changes in temperature and cannot be Autoclaved. Jewelery made of acrylic has a tendency to collect body fluids and skin parts in tiny pores. This calls for regular cleaning to avoid bad smell and infections.
Black Steel is 316L (surgical steel) coated using a PVD process (Physical Vapor Deposition). The coating is extremely resistant to scratches. The PVD covers the 316L making a seal preventing the body to get in contact with the nickel inside the 316L kernel. Allergy to Black Steel is very rare.
How to decide the size
It can sometimes be hard to select the correct sizes for your piercing jewelry. Please read our guideline regarding piercing jewelry and sizes if you need help to figure out what to buy. If you can’t figure this out by yourselves, please contact your local piercing jewelry store for manual service by an expert. The guide is found here: AboutPiercingSizes