Safety Pin

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Safety pins are generally made of low-grade steels that are not at all suitable for body piercing. If you pierce with a safety pin, you can expect, at a minimum, to have an allergic reaction, and you may experience other side-effects leading to peripheral complications. For example, your skin may adhere to the safety pin, making it very difficult to remove.

Despite all that, this method of piercing is very popular with those who follow the DIY punk ethic.

If you absolutely must use a safety pin, it must be made of an implant grade stainless steel or titanium. A small number of body jewelry companies can manufacture these for you.

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