Camden Body Jewellery - Why Do We Sterilise All Our Body Jewellery And What Does It Mean

Written by: Chika Ibeneme



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Behind The Scenes - Sterilising Body Jewellery

Why Sterilisation of Body Jewellery Matters

First things first, what exactly is the Sterilisation Process?

In simple terms, it is a process that eliminates all forms of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. For body jewellery, this means it undergoes stringent procedures to ensure it’s completely clean and safe for insertion into the body. 

Sterilised body jewellery has been a game-changer in the world of body modifications, significantly impacting our well-being. The practice of sterilising body jewellery became prominent in the late 20th century, aligning with advancements in medical sterilisation techniques and increased awareness of health and safety standards in body piercing.

Now, let us deep dive into the benefits.

  • Health & Safety

    Sterilised body jewellery significantly reduces the risk of infections. When you introduce a foreign object into your body, like a piercing, it is a potential entry point for bacteria. Using body jewellery that hasn't been sterilised can lead to serious infections, some of which might require medical attention. Sterilised body jewellery, however, ensures that you’re starting with a clean slate, giving you that peace of mind.

  • Preventing Infections

    One of the most compelling reasons to choose sterilised body jewellery is infection prevention. Infections can not only be painful but also dangerous. They can lead to complications such as abscesses, scarring, and in severe cases, systemic infections that affect your entire body. By opting for sterilised body jewellery, you minimise these risks, allowing your piercing to heal properly without unnecessary setbacks.

  • Promoting Faster Healing

    Healing is a critical part of the piercing process. Sterilised body jewellery promotes faster and more efficient healing. Since the body jewellery is free from harmful bacteria and other pathogens, your body can focus on the natural healing process without fighting off additional threats. This means fewer complications and a smoother recovery.

  • Enhancing Comfort and Appearance

    Sterilised body jewellery not only feels better but also looks better. Clean, high-quality jewellery minimizes irritation and ensures a more comfortable wear. Plus, the absence of inflammation and infection means your piercing will look its best sooner. You can enjoy your new look without the discomfort and unsightly issues that come with infections or allergic reactions.

    Did You Know?

    Before sterilisation became standard, individuals often faced severe infections and complications from piercings due to contaminated jewellery. The introduction of sterilised jewellery drastically reduced these risks, making piercings safer and more accessible to a broader audience.

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"The Role of Professional Piercers"

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Professional piercers play a critical role in ensuring the safety and health of your piercing. 

How do they achieve this?

They use sterilised equipment and follow strict hygiene protocols to minimise risks. 

What you are actually considering whilst choosing a reputable piercer:

  • You are choosing someone who prioritises sterilisation, ensuring your jewellery is safe to wear from the get-go.


Steam sterilisation is the safest method for body jewellery. It effectively eliminates all bacteria and pathogens, ensuring your jewellery is completely sanitised and safe for use. Choose steam-sterilised jewellery for optimal safety.

Choosing sterilised body jewellery is a simple yet powerful way to ensure your piercings remain healthy and beautiful. From preventing infections to promoting faster healing and reducing allergic reactions, the benefits are clear. Always opt for sterilised body jewellery and professional piercers to safeguard your health and enjoy your piercings to the fullest.

The Harsh Reality

Choosing sterilised body jewellery is more important than ever, especially since the body jewellery industry isn't heavily regulated. This lack of regulation means many products on the market might not meet strict health and safety standards. Unsterilised bosy jewellery can harbor harmful bacteria, viruses, and allergens, posing significant health risks. Hygiene and safety in body jewellery are paramount. By opting for sterilised body jewellery, you ensure your piercings are free from these dangers, leading to a safer and more comfortable experience. Make the smart choice for your well-being—choose sterilised body jewellery and protect yourself from unnecessary health complications.






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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How often should body jewellery be sterilised?

Sterilised jewellery should be used for new piercings. Once the piercing is fully healed, applying relevant aftercare techniques with appropriate solutions is recommended, but re-sterilisation is typically not necessary unless the jewellery has been exposed to contaminants.

Can I sterilise body jewellery at home?

While you can clean your jewellery at home, proper sterilisation typically requires professional equipment such as an autoclave. It's best to rely on professional sterilisation methods to ensure complete safety.

What materials are best for sterilised body jewellery?

Implant Grade Titanium is an excellent choice. Usually materials that are durable, hypoallergenic, and can withstand the sterilisation process without degrading.

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