This summer give titanium body jewelry a try. Titanium weighs 40 percent less than steel (what most naval rings are made out of), which means titanium bling will tug less on your piercing. This is important because less pull means less stretching out your hole!
So where is the downside? You’d think what it lacks in weight it also lacks in strength. You’d be wrong! It’s the hardest metal on earth. This makes it harder to scratch than silver and gold jewelry. Better yet, titanium body jewelry won’t tarnish as easily as your silver and gold.
However, if you do have to clean your titanium jewelry all you need is warm water and mild dish soap. If you’re working with colored titanium it’s best to wash it by hand, otherwise submerge the jewelry in the soapy water and gently rub it. Wipe the titanium clean with a soft towel when you’re done.
Bonus: It’s completely hypoallergenic! Not only is it safe for people who are allergic to metal, but you can tan, swim in salt water, or work up a sweat without risk of irritating or discoloring your skin.
Titanium has been a quietly-growing category on BellyBling.net. What began as a few shiny-colored, non-dangling belly rings has grown into nearly 100 options, ranging from pretty gem-accented dangling belly button rings and colored gem dermals to ear gauges, ear tunnels- even fake tragus clip on rings!
Tell us what your favorite titanium piece is!