|Materials suitable for piercings [message #57147] Tue, 20 November 2012 13:09 UTC
I was thinking of making some piercing designs, mainly for personal use since I cannot find that I like in the market.
So I was thinking if there are any materials I could use. Plastics, stainless steel and sandstone are out of the question.
But what about ceramics? They are food-safe, pretty smooth and (from what I've seen from pictures) they are not porous at all. Are they suitable though to.. .stick them in my ear?
The minimum wall thickness is 3 mm, but this is not a problem because I wanted to make piercings thicker than 3mm anyway. So if I avoid sharp edges I don't think that I will have any mechanical problems.
Glass is another candidate, since many piercings are made out of glass, but I don't think that 3D printed glass would work. It is porous and fragile, so it is neither hygienic nor has the desired mechanical strength.