Body piercing is a fun and a completely different way to express oneself, but allowing metals to enter your skin can also have dangerous consequences. Not all metals are suitable for the human body and therefore one has to be cautious while choosing which metal to go for. It is advised by dermatologists to opt for only those metals that fit under the category of non-allergic ones and safe when brought in contact with body fluids. Here are a few metals that should be avoided contact with the body by way of being pierced.
1. Brass and Bronze, both metals come as alloys and are considered harmful when they are brought in touch with skin, causing irritation and reactions that can be alarming in certain cases.
2. Cadmium is another metal that skin experts ask people to avoid. It can, by virtue of its ability to get absorbed in the body, give rise to serious health problems.
3. A common metal: Copper is another reactive metal that can harm the body if pierced into it.
4. Lead is also found in costume jewelry, the insertion of which can be harmful to the human body in more than one ways.
5. Gold, which is artificially made, is an alloy formed by mixing various base metals, many of which tend to corrode when brought in direct touch with body liquids.
6. Gold Plated jewelry is also made from base metals that are not known and once the plating wears off, the exposed metal can cause serious damage.
7. Iron and Lead, whether used raw or in an alloy, are to be strictly avoided because of their reactive tendencies.
8. Nickel is another harmful metal that can trigger allergic responses from the body when brought in direct contact and thus not recommended for body piercing.
9. Apart from the above metals and alloys, others dangerous ones are Tin and Zinc.