Although commonly associated with piercing retainers, Bioflex body jewelry is an excellent way to safely wear decorative materials that tarnish, like sterling silver, in your piercings without the oxidation coming in contact with the actual piercing. This is especially handy for oral piercings and nose piercings.
Here are some of the top reasons why I’m a fan of Bioflex, and not only use it with my jewelry work but also wear it in my own piercings:
Is Bioflex the same thing as Bioplast?
Chemically speaking, the composition of Bioflex and Bioplast posts are the same – they are both highly biocompatible, comfortable to wear, and excellent for concealing piercings. However, there are differences aesthetically. For example, the back discs on Bioflex labret posts are thinner and smoother to the touch. The charms that I make are only compatible with Bioflex posts – I have not tested them with Bioplast, so the back part of the charm may not fit inside the hollow portion of the post.
In addition to nose screws and labret-style posts, there are many other ways to wear Bioflex. The flexibility and softness of the material in comparison to metal makes it an excellent choice for oral piercings, as well as some of the more finicky surface piercings – like eyebrows and navels – that are prone to rejection when wearing rigid barbells.
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