Acrylic ball with stone titanium circular barbell, 12ga
Shown: 13mm circular barbell with 5mm balls.
Quotes from Piercing FAQ
There are purposes for polishing the surface of bead rings other than aesthetics. A mirror finish is required for implant devices; the metal cannot be gray, blurred, or dull. When finished properly, stainless steel is resistant to degradation by the body’s internal environment. Having a mirror finish will improve impact strength, decrease corrosion, and produce a non-porous surface that will not harbor bacteria.
Individuals do not have problems with the material content. Rather, they have problems if the material is not finished properly and breaks apart due to wear, fatigue, and material fragment build ups. The surface of the metal must be free of any nicks, scratches, or burrs that increase surface area and allow for bacterial colonization which interferes with the body’s healing process.
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