Chronic Ink | Piercing | Piercings and Body Jewlery (2022)

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What Kind of Piercings Do We Offer?

We do every kind of piercing that you can imagine. Here are some of the more popular ones that we offer:

  • Ear
  • Face
  • Body

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Certified Professionals

We take piercing safety and aftercare very seriously.

We are the FIRST and ONLY piercing parlour in Toronto to have A.P.P. membership. Membership is earned with a thorough understanding of safe piercing practices and environment. Your safety before and after a piercing is our priority.

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We offer a wide variety of jewelry, including BVLA, Maria Tash, Anatometal, Leroi Fine Jewelry, Industrial Strength and Junipurr Jewelry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone has different pain tolerances so this question couldn’t really be answered honestly. The piercing itself is quick, most would describe it as a pinch.

Healing typically isn’t so bad, depending on the piercing it’s about 6-12 weeks for initial healing. After you get the piercing the piercer will go over in depth how to take care of it with you. Keeping it clean and keeping your hands away are key!

It really depends on what piercing it is. If you are 16 or under, you will have to come in with a parent or guardian, and we have restrictions on certain piercings like dermals, genitals and dense cartilage. Our general philosophy is we’d like for person that’s getting pierced to give positive confirmation and hence the age variations.

We offer most piercings, however some piercers have certain preferences to which piercings they are comfortable doing, and some are anatomy dependent. What that means is that not everyone’s body is suitable for every piercing and the only way to tell is for our piercer to take a look in person.

We use hollow hypodermic needles for all piercings!

Does body jewelry come with the piercing?

The jewelry cost is separate from the piercing.

We use implant-grade titanium, and we also have 14k or 18k gold options (nickel free) as well, both are optimal for healing.

Do you have gold body jewelry?

We do! We have 14k or 18k rings and studs in store at the Eglinton or Gerrard studios.

It depends on what piercing you have, anything external is cleaned 3 times a day, twice a day with a saline spray/ wash and once a day with an anti-bacterial soap applied to the area, and anything oral is used with an alcohol-free mouth wash around 6-8 times a day. You can always stop by or call in to get a more in-depth explanation.

It depends what your symptoms are, a lot of people mistake the red bump as an infection 
but the best way to tell would be to come in to our studio or if you can’t, any reputable piercing studio and get a piercer to take a look at it.
If there’s discolouration, pain, or pus filled blisters, then you should see a doctor right away.

It really depends on the placement of your piercing, such 
as navel, nipple or dermal we don’t suggest any vigorous exercise immediately afterwards. Keeping it clean and wearing loose clothing and/or keeping your hair away from your new piercings is key!

Typically yes, however we always recommend waiting at least 4 weeks after removing it to re-pierce it so the area has time to heal over. We suggest coming in person so the piercer can assess the area and give you a better idea if it’s okay to be re-pierced.

Do Piercings Hurt?

Everyone has different pain tolerances so this question couldn’t really be answered honestly. The piercing itself is quick, most would describe it as a pinch.

How do piercings heal?

Healing typically isn’t so bad, depending on the piercing it’s about 6-12 weeks for initial healing. After you get the piercing the piercer will go over in depth how to take care of it with you. Keeping it clean and keeping your hands away are key!

What age do I have to be to get pierced?

It really depends on what piercing it is. If you are 16 or under, you will have to come in with a parent or guardian, and we have restrictions on certain piercings like dermals, genitals and dense cartilage. Our general philosophy is we’d like for person that’s getting pierced to give positive confirmation and hence the age variations.

What piercings do you do?

We offer most piercings, however some piercers have certain preferences to which piercings they are comfortable doing, and some are anatomy dependent. What that means is that not everyone’s body is suitable for every piercing and the only way to tell is for our piercer to take a look in person.

Do you pierce with a piercing gun or needle?

We use hollow hypodermic needles for all piercings!

Does body jewelry come with the piercing?

The jewelry cost is separate from the piercing.

What material is your piercing jewelry made of?

We use implant-grade titanium, and we also have 14k or 18k gold options (nickel free) as well, both are optimal for healing.

Do you have gold body jewelry?

We do! We have 14k or 18k rings and studs in store at the Eglinton or Gerrard studios.

How do I take care of a fresh piercing?

It depends on what piercing you have, anything external is cleaned 3 times a day, twice a day with a saline spray/ wash and once a day with an anti-bacterial soap applied to the area, and anything oral is used with an alcohol-free mouth wash around 6-8 times a day. You can always stop by or call in to get a more in-depth explanation.

Is my piercing infected?

It depends what your symptoms are, a lot of people mistake the red bump as an infection 
but the best way to tell would be to come in to our studio or if you can’t, any reputable piercing studio and get a piercer to take a look at it.
If there’s discolouration, pain, or pus filled blisters, then you should see a doctor right away.

Can I exercise after the piercing?

It really depends on the placement of your piercing, such 
as navel, nipple or dermal we don’t suggest any vigorous exercise immediately afterwards. Keeping it clean and wearing loose clothing and/or keeping your hair away from your new piercings is key!

I've done it before, can I pierce it again?

Typically yes, however we always recommend waiting at least 4 weeks after removing it to re-pierce it so the area has time to heal over. We suggest coming in person so the piercer can assess the area and give you a better idea if it’s okay to be re-pierced.

Piercing Locations

Downtown Toronto

378 Yonge Street,
2nd Floor,
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1S6

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Midtown Toronto

252 Eglinton Ave East,
2nd Floor,
Toronto, Ontario
M4P 1K2

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Markham

7381 Kennedy Road,
Unit #105,
Markham, Ontario
L3R 5B5

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We welcome walk-ins for piercings at our Downtown Toronto, Midtown Toronto, and Markham locations. No appoinment necessary.

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Approximately how big would you like your tattoo?

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Where are you putting your tattoo?

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Tell us your idea!

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The best way to finalize your design, pick the right artist, and book your appointment is to set up a free tattoo consultation. Chose the studio closest to you. We can’t wait to help you get your tattoo started!

We Can’t Wait to Hear Your Ideas

Consultation Date and Time

The best way to finalize your design, pick the right artist, and book your appointment is to set up a free tattoo phone consultation. Chose the day and time that work best for you, and we’ll give you a call. We can’t wait to help you get your tattoo started!

Tell us your idea!

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The best way to finalize your design, pick the right artist, and book your appointment is to set up a free tattoo consultation. Chose the studio closest to you. We can’t wait to help you get your tattoo started!

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What style would you like to get for your tattoo?

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Help us gauge the size your tattoo.

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Can you give us an idea of the subject matter?

Describe the imagery of your tattoo.

Would you prefer to start your consultation process over the phone or email?

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By Phone

Tell us your idea!

Consultation Location & Inquiry Type

The best way to finalize your design, pick the right artist, and book your appointment is to set up a free tattoo consultation. Chose the studio closest to you. We can’t wait to help you get your tattoo started!

We Can’t Wait to Hear Your Ideas

Consultation Date and Time

The best way to finalize your design, pick the right artist, and book your appointment is to set up a free tattoo phone consultation. Chose the day and time that work best for you, and we’ll give you a call. We can’t wait to help you get your tattoo started!

Tell us your idea!

Confirmation

The best way to finalize your design, pick the right artist, and book your appointment is to set up a free tattoo consultation. Chose the studio closest to you. We can’t wait to help you get your tattoo started!

Confirmation

Which Province do you want to visit us in?

Pick one of the options below.

Ontario

Help us figure out your tattoo idea and which tattoo artist is best for you!

Let’s get started.Would you like to get a Colour Tattoo or a Black and Grey Tattoo?

Black and Grey

Colour

What style would you like to get for your tattoo?

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Approximately whats location and size would you like your tattoo?

Draw on the diagram to let us know.

Help us gauge the size your tattoo.

Select which t-shirt size best fits you.

XS

Can you give us an idea of the subject matter?

Describe the imagery of your tattoo.

Would you prefer to start your consultation process over the phone or email?

Pick one of the options below.

By Phone

Tell us your idea!

Consultation Location & Inquiry Type

The best way to finalize your design, pick the right artist, and book your appointment is to set up a free tattoo consultation. Chose the studio closest to you. We can’t wait to help you get your tattoo started!

We Can’t Wait to Hear Your Ideas

Consultation Date and Time

The best way to finalize your design, pick the right artist, and book your appointment is to set up a free tattoo phone consultation. Chose the day and time that work best for you, and we’ll give you a call. We can’t wait to help you get your tattoo started!

Tell us your idea!

Confirmation

The best way to finalize your design, pick the right artist, and book your appointment is to set up a free tattoo consultation. Choose the studio closest to you. We can’t wait to help you get your tattoo started!

Confirmation

Which Province do you want to visit us in?

Pick one of the options below.

Ontario

Is Your Tattoo Colour or Black & Grey?

Colour

What are you looking for from laser removal?

Complete Removal

Help us gauge the size your tattoo.

Select which t-shirt size best fits you.

XS

Where are you putting your tattoo?

Click on the diagram where you would like to place your tattoo.

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  • Front
  • Back

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Approximately whats location and size would you like your tattoo?

Draw on the diagram to let us know.

Would you prefer to start your consultation process over the phone or email?

Pick one of the options below.

By Phone

Tell us your idea!

Consultation Location & Inquiry Type

The best way to finalize your design, pick the right artist, and book your appointment is to set up a free tattoo consultation. Chose the studio closest to you. We can’t wait to help you get your tattoo started!

We Can’t Wait to Hear Your Ideas

Consultation Date and Time

The best way to finalize your design, pick the right artist, and book your appointment is to set up a free tattoo phone consultation. Chose the day and time that work best for you, and we’ll give you a call. We can’t wait to help you get your tattoo started!

Tell us your idea!

Confirmation

The best way to finalize your design, pick the right artist, and book your appointment is to set up a free tattoo consultation. Chose the studio closest to you. We can’t wait to help you get your tattoo started!

Confirmation

Which Province do you want to visit us in?

Pick one of the options below.

Ontario

Book Your Ear Piercing or Body Piercing Today!

To book a time in one of our piercing studios use one of these links. Please note, due to COVID restrictions it is necessary to have an appointment when visiting our studios.

Book a Piercing in Markham Book a Piercing in Toronto Book a Piercing in Downtown Toronto

Which Province do you want to visit us in?

Pick one of the options below.

Ontario

Please let us know your Scalp Micropigmentation related questions.

For any Scalp Micropigmentation related questions, please contact us via the form below. Our staff will be happy to help with any questions that you may have.

Which Province do you want to visit us in?

Pick one of the options below.

Ontario

Please let us know your Microshading or Microblading related questions.

For any Microshading or Microblading related questions, please contact us via the form below. Our staff will be happy to help with any questions that you may have.

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FAQs

Does chronic ink do piercings? ›

Chronic Ink and Pierced locations are positioned to be easily accessible by public transportation. Walk-in piercings are available on a first come first serve basis at most locations or by appointment.

What is the safest body jewelry? ›

Stainless Steel (surgical)

316L and 316LVM are the only types that are body-friendly. Surgical stainless steel is often a good choice for people with allergies, except in cases in which people have hypersensitivity. In this case, titanium should be used.

What is considered real body jewelry? ›

Any adornment placed through and attached to a body part, e.g., belly or nipple rings, nose studs, or tongue bars.

How much does a helix piercing cost? ›

Helix Piercing Cost

You will most likely spend around $40 - $50 on your helix piercing. If you go to a store with a piercing gun, the price will probably be around $20, however, DO NOT DO THIS. You should never go to a piercer who uses a piercing gun for any piercing.

Is helix cartilage piercing? ›

What is a helix piercing? You may have seen some piercings placed in slightly different locations along the ear and wondered if they all qualify as the helix. The answer is: yes. “A helix piercing is any piercing along the upper and outside cartilage ridge of the ear,” says Studs piercer Shannon Freed.

What jewelry piercers recommend? ›

Jewelry for initial piercings should be made of material that will not react with the body: implant grade stainless steel and titanium; gold (14K or higher); or platinum. In some cases, inert plastics like Tygon® or PTFE (Teflon®) are also acceptable.

What body jewelry is best? ›

Dr. Rabach also endorses titanium for new piercings, explaining that this metal "is a top choice for piercings because it's biocompatible (meaning your body won't recognize it as foreign and form a reaction against it). Titanium is so safe that it is often used as the metal of choice for surgical implants."

What jewelry do professional piercers use? ›

S U R G I C A L S T E E L : Surgical steel is commonly used in piercings and for good reason! The APP (Association of Professional Piercers) website states that F-138 compliant steel is suitable for initial piercing, with 316L and 316LVM surgical steel found to be the most suitable in the industry.

What is high quality body jewelry made of? ›

The products offered by a body piercing studio and/or a body jewelry company should always be made with high-quality materials. Implant-grade stainless steel, implant-grade titanium, gold in its solid form, platinum, and glass are the most commonly-used quality materials.

Is titanium better than gold for piercings? ›

Arguably, titanium is more biocompatible than gold. But, we aren't implanting things inside your heart- its a body piercing. And most piercers are going to be using titanium posts anyway for the piece that actually passes through the piercing, so just the front or decorative end will be gold in many cases.

What is black body jewelry made of? ›

The most popular currently is PVD plating. PVD or Physical Vapor Deposition uses a vacuum coating process to coat a base metal with various mixtures to create an overlay. The vast majority of PVD jewelry on the market is low quality. It's mystery metal “steel” with a cheap PVD coating that chips off over time.

What's a Marilyn piercing? ›

What is a Monroe Piercing? A Monroe piercing is a single stud piercing directly above the upper lip on the left side. Named after Marilyn Monroe, the piercing is located in the same spot as her iconic mole.

What is the Medusa piercing? ›

What is a medusa piercing? A medusa or philtrum piercing positions a stud in the center groove above the cupid's-bow of the lip. A piercer usually fits the piercing with a long labret stud. Once the piercing heals, a person can exchange the stud for a shorter stud to avoid causing damage to their teeth and gums.

How painful is a helix? ›

Because the cartilage is thinner on the upper ear, helix piercings tend to be the least painful cartilage piercing. They measure around a 4-5/10 on the pain scale and take around 3-6 months to fully heal.

When should you give up on a piercing? ›

Here are some of the biggest ones.
  1. You've tried to have the area pierced a number of times, but it just won't stick. ...
  2. You start to feel uncomfortable wearing your piercing. ...
  3. You can't stick to the aftercare period. ...
  4. Your piercing constantly gets in the way. ...
  5. Your piercing is causing health issues.
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How many piercings can you have at once? ›

We recommend not getting more than four piercings in one session, especially if you're getting them on the same ear. Getting multiple piercings can also cause increased swelling during healing and can prolong healing time.

How long until I can sleep on my helix piercing? ›

When Can I Sleep on My Cartilage or Helix Piercing? This is a tough one, especially because the helix piercing can take many months and sometimes even more than a year to heal. Usually, it's safe to sleep after 3 to 4 months.

What looks better nose stud or ring? ›

A stud may look better than a ring if your piercing is further back or up high on the nasal crease or wing. A ring in this area will need to be quite large, whereas if it is further down the nose it will give you the option to choose a smaller, snug looking ring.

What are the safest piercings to get? ›

Safest Piercings

Along with the nostrils and belly button, the earlobes are the safest and most common body part to be pierced. The flesh of the earlobe heals well when the area is cleaned regularly and the piercing is done at the proper angle.

What is considered a fresh piercing? ›

Ear piercings take from 8 to 12 weeks. Facial piercings take from 8-10 weeks. Tongue piercings take from 2 to 4 weeks.

What metal is best for sensitive ears? ›

The best earrings for sensitive ears are generally made with gold, platinum, or silver. Make sure you buy earrings that are 14k gold or above or sterling silver 925 to avoid the possibility of nickel being mixed in.

Is titanium better than Surgical Steel? ›

Titanium is Ideal for Hypersensitive Users

Those with hypersensitivity issues should use Titanium instead of Surgical Steel. Titanium is a preferred material for initial piercings because it's an elemental metal – it doesn't contain nickel. Titanium is as strong as steel, but as light as aluminum.

Is gold or titanium more hypoallergenic? ›

Titanium does not contain nickel and is therefore considered hypoallergenic and safe for people with allergies or sensitive skin. Titanium is lighter weight than gold and silver and is often less expensive, making it a good alternative to the two.

What gauge do piercers pierce with? ›

"For piercings in general, 18 g through 16 g is the most common. For nipple or navel piercings, 14 g through 12 g is most common. For larger gauges—like stretched ear lobes—the smallest gauge usually starts at size 8 and goes up from there."

Is stainless steel OK for piercings? ›

We prefer 316L Stainless Steel

It is one of the most inexpensive materials for body jewelry piercings and earrings but yet effective. This material can be worn by most people, including those with a nickel allergy with ease. 316L stainless steel is very easy to clean and keep clean.

Is 14k gold good for new piercings? ›

14k solid gold is appropriate for fresh piercings as it has 14 parts gold and 10 parts alloying metal. This means it is still durable enough to hold its shape in your ear once pierced but it is also pure enough of a material to make it sensitive friendly and tarnish resistant.

Is titanium better than gold? ›

Durability. Titanium is a stronger metal than gold, which is known for its softness. Although a white gold alloy contains additional metals that make it harder, its durability still cannot compare to that of titanium.

Is Sterling Silver safe for body jewelry? ›

Sterling Silver itself is hypoallergenic (to most people) for earrings and ear piercings. Sterling Silver Septums and piercings worn in healed piercings, under normal conditions and tolerances shouldn't cause any issue.

How can you tell if jewelry is titanium implant grade? ›

Look for jewelry made from titanium with these compliance designations: ASTM F-136. ISO 5832-3. ASTM F-67.

Is titanium jewelry good for sensitive skin? ›

That's why nickel-free titanium earrings and jewelry won't cause damage or allergic reactions to the skin. Titanium provides those with sensitive skin peace of mind. It's the same reason they manufacture medical implants with titanium. Biocompatible means the earrings you're wearing are truly medical grade jewelry.

Does titanium tarnish or rust? ›

Cleaning Titanium

While titanium is tough, durable and rust and corrosion resistant in harsh conditions, it is still susceptible to tarnishing and requires regular, though little cleaning and maintenance. Titanium is a metal that is easy to maintain, mainly in part because of its unique titanium oxide barrier.

Is acrylic body jewelry safe? ›

In terms of biocompatibility, acrylic is very body-friendly. It is safe for new piercings and cannot react with the skin. This means that is will not irritate your piercings and is very comfortable to wear.

What does 316L mean on a nose ring? ›

316L Stainless Steel

316L steel is the most basic metal used in body jewelry. It is the basic requirement of metal to be used in initial piercings and for healing. There are better grades (below) but usually they cost more as well. For most people this grade of steel works just fine.

What is Bioflex jewelry made of? ›

It is a unique, medically approved* plastic that is far superior to all other forms of plastic body jewelry and it is manufactured according to European standards (the most demanding in the world). It was created by a piercer for piercers and so it is autoclavable and suitable for initial piercings.

Is black titanium safe for piercings? ›

Its color cannot change unless it is PVD coated. Jewelry labeled as “anodized steel”, “titanium coated steel” or something similar is not appropriate for a fresh piercing. F136 or F67 titanium does not turn black. So jewelry labeled as “black titanium” is not appropriate for a fresh piercing.

Is surgical steel or titanium better? ›

Titanium is Ideal for Hypersensitive Users

Those with hypersensitivity issues should use Titanium instead of Surgical Steel. Titanium is a preferred material for initial piercings because it's an elemental metal – it doesn't contain nickel. Titanium is as strong as steel, but as light as aluminum.

Is surgical steel or stainless steel better? ›

Key Differences

While surgical steel is a type of stainless steel, all stainless steels are not surgical steels. Surgical steels are those with the greatest amount of corrosion resistance and are designated for biomedical applications. When compared to other steel types, stainless steel is typically the most expensive.

What type of metal is best for piercings? ›

There are a few materials approved by the Association of Professional Piercers (APP), but implant-grade titanium is the one most piercers recommend for initial piercings. Here's why: It's nickel-free.

What metal is most hypoallergenic? ›

Any metal can be rhodium-plated, but nickel-free sterling silver is the best hypoallergenic option. No matter the base metal, rhodium-plating will protect against a reaction to nickel.

Which is better titanium or sterling silver? ›

Titanium is more durable than silver despite its lighter weight. It will never crack due to its strength and incredible scratch resistance. Silver is a very soft metal that bends easily after constant wear.

How can you tell the difference between titanium and stainless steel jewelry? ›

The main difference between stainless steel and titanium is simply that stainless steel is an alloy metal while titanium is a metal. The unique characteristics of stainless steel are created by adding alloying metals to it, while titanium's characteristics are naturally found within it.

Does surgical steel turn green? ›

No, stainless steel rings do not tarnish and turn your finger green. If you were looking for a ring metal that you can wear and nearly forget about, stainless steel is a great option for you! However, this does not mean that your stainless steel jewelry will never need proper care and cleaning.

Will surgical steel set off a metal detector? ›

Evidence Against the Health Claim. Not all studies have found that surgical hardware in the body sets off metal detectors. In fact, with recent medical advances, many implants contain metals less likely to set off metal detector alarms.

Can surgical steel go in an MRI? ›

Surgical stainless steel needs a disclaimer regarding its compatibility with MRI machines and procedures: Austenitic stainless steel is MRI compatible in general. Ferritic and martensitic types of stainless are magnetically active and are not MRI compatible.

How can you tell if something is surgical steel? ›

To test, simply hold a magnet to your jewelry and see if it sticks. If it does, then it's likely your piece is made of stainless steel. If it partially sticks, it could still be authentic.

Is stainless steel or gold better for piercings? ›

For this reason, we recommend staying away from stainless steel. Instead, try titanium for your initial jewelry (which contains almost no alloys, and it's inexpensive) then, once your swelling has gone down and it's time to buy your permanent piece, switch to 14k gold.

Why is titanium better for piercings? ›

However, its purity and rareness make it more expensive than stainless steel. Titanium and stainless steel both hold their own unique properties that make them a good pick for different types of piercings. Their hypoallergenic construction makes them a perfect fit for people with sensitive skin.

What is the best metal for sensitive pierced ears? ›

The best earrings for sensitive ears are generally made with gold, platinum, or silver. Make sure you buy earrings that are 14k gold or above or sterling silver 925 to avoid the possibility of nickel being mixed in.

What jewelry can I wear if allergic to nickel? ›

Wear hypoallergenic jewelry

Purchase jewelry that's made of materials that aren't likely to cause allergic reactions. Look for jewelry made from such metals as nickel-free stainless steel, surgical-grade stainless steel, titanium, 18-karat yellow gold, or nickel-free yellow gold and sterling silver.

How can you tell if jewelry is hypoallergenic? ›

Look for higher gold karat in white gold– anything lower than 18k usually contains nickel and other allergenic alloys. Choose naturally hypoallergenic metals like platinum and palladium. Additional hypoallergenic metals used in jewelry industry: titanium, tungsten and even ceramic, sterling silver, copper.

How do you get rid of a metal allergy? ›

Use soothing lotions, such as calamine lotion, which may ease itching. Moisturize regularly. Your skin has a natural barrier that's disrupted when it reacts to nickel and other allergens. Using emollient creams or lotions, such as petroleum jelly or mineral oil, could reduce your need for topical corticosteroids.

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