BioFlex Belly Button Rings Expand your Options

November 10th, 2010

Belly Button Rings - Transparent FlexibleWe’re all trying to become more Earth-friendly in any way possible to help the planet. What if there was a way to be “green” just by simply putting on jewelry? Well, now there is a way. It’s a material called Bioflex, used to make different types of body jewelry, most commonly, belly button rings.

This new material first gained attention in 2001 after a British piercer used it for types of body jewelry. It came from a material used as an alternative to plastic that gets thrown into landfills daily.  It is a bio-compatible and hypo-allergenic material so not only is it good for the environment, but also for your skin. Soon after the British piercer manufactured the material, medical workers passed it in the United States and have been using it ever since.

This sturdy material is impressively flexible and lightweight, meaning that is better for new piercings and can sometimes help them heal faster.  Bioflex products are 65 percent biodegradable and 35 percent polyester scrim.  It has such great sterility that medical professionals all agree in saying that it is much better for you than a traditional metal belly button ring.

There are many advantages in using Bioflex piercings over regular piercings. It is compared to materials like polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and titanium daily and always wins the fight over them. It is chosen over these two types of piercings because of its transparency, ability to be ultra-violet reactive and its temperature resistance. Moreover, it’s plastic construction is ideal for flexibility and increased comfort.

Not only do Bioflex piercings exist but there are also Bioflex retainers. The see-through material disguises the piercing from view. They are invisible and contain small discs on the top of the ring. This means they are perfect for all those special occasionss when you want to hide your piercing.The retainers usually come in colors that will help easily blend the disc in with your skin.

Many people are wearing body jewelry these days and if you’re considering doing the same, check your options. Bioflex piercings are becoming more and more popular every day in the United States and around the world.

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