offers a large selection of high quality affordable body jewelry.
people worry about allergic reactions to certain metals used in body
piercing. First of all, allergies are caused by proteins that
create a histamine reaction when the proteins are entered in the
body. Seeing as how stainless steels are devoid of biological
compounds, it is impossible to be allergic to it. A very
small percentage of people may be hypersensitive to certain
Classic hypersensitive reaction is indicated ONLY by a rash
around the pierce about the size of a silver dollar. This
will occur within the first 24 hours of a pierce. This is the ONLY
indication of hypersensitivity to surgical steel.
Stainless steel we use is considered to be the most hypoallergenic
offered on the market in the piercing industry. Some people will
claim that nickel is the cause of "allergic" reaction. The amount
of nickel in our stainless steel is less than 18%. Regardless,
the small percentage of nickel won't even have contact with your
body. The shine on stainless steel is composed of chromium
oxides, which protect the skin from the underlying metal and its
alloying elements. If the surface of the steel gets scratched or
abraded, a new layer of chromium oxide willl instantly form. This
is why stainless steel is difficult to weld, but also makes for a VERY
good metal for biocompatibility.
Why is "Hand
80% of body jewelry on the market is polished by "tumbling" or use of
polishers. Warrior only uses 3 time hand polished body
for piercing. Why? It may cost more, but hand polishing
a non porous mirror finish. Tumbled jewelry is not mirrior
and may have a multitude of microscopic nicks and scratches.
minute defects are perfect places for bacteria to hide and grow.
To our knowledge, Warrior is the only piercing salon in the Philadelphia
that carries hand polished mirror finish body jewelry.
our standard implant-grade surgical stainless steel captive bead rings
and barbells. These types of jewelry are recommended for most
Captive Bead Rings
Curved and Circular Barbells
pierce has healed, you may want to change it to something a little more
special. Here at Warrior, we have over 1,000 styles to
from in stock.