Titanium is becoming a very common material for body jewelry in the market now. But Titanium, similar to other metal materials, has a wide grade range that you must be aware of.
All our titanium jewelry made by ANATOMETAL uses ASTM F136, a grade that is recognized worldwide for use in medical devices and the ASTM in the USA.
Light weight, durable and significantly harder than most materials, ASTM F136 Titanium is used in implant dentist treatments, glasses frames and medical human body equipment (ie. pacemakers and artificial joints).
Metal allergy is caused when sweat or body fluids reacts to the metal.
The implant grade titanium that Anatometal uses are very hard, tough, with a low ionization tendency and insoluble in water, therefore rarely causes any allergic reaction.（※There are, although very few, some people who are allergic to titanium. If you are worried, please take an allergy test at the doctor to be safe. ）
Not only is titanium an excellent material, it is also excellent aesthetically. Titanium can be anodized, therefore can be offered in 16 different colors.
Titanium has an Oxide Film in its surface that prevents it from melting. Annodizing the titanium, further strengthens the Oxide Film which makes it safer to use on your body.
Titanium is also a lightweight metal, making it perfect for large gauges and sizes, preventing it from being too heavy.
（※1）ASTM stands for American Society for Testing and Materials and their standards are used around the world to enhance safety and improve product quality of metals.
How to take care of your Titanium Body Jewelry
You must autoclave your titanium jewelry when used in your initial piercing.
When using it in a healed piercing, wash your jewerly with soap and warm water and wipe it down with Propanol or other alcohol.
After wearing it for awhile, remember to wash it often in the shower. Please don’t leave soap or shampoo on the piercing, which can cause irritation and problems. Take off your jewelry at times and wash your piercing and your jewelry with warm water.
Please note that disinfectant, cleaner or chlorine can corrode titanium.
To learn more about annodization and the different colors that titanium can be annodized to, please click here.