Dangers of Handmade Fimo Body Jewellery
Body jewellery made from Fimo (polymer clay) can have some serious health implications when used as body jewellery particularly when used in stretched lobes. Fimo in particular is known to give some people irritation or other allergic reactions, which many people that buy fimo body jewellery to be worn in piercings are unaware of.
Even those covered in Fimo's varnish aren't going to be any different, in fact many of them are worse as that adds a load more chemicals that the body can broken down by the body's acids and absorbed. One way to combat this is to use a natural varnish, that has very few unnatural chemicals in it, there have had no reports of any irritation or allergic reactions, to a natural based varnish but there is still a risk.
Although the longer the fimo item is in the piercing the more the body can break down and absorbed by the body, this is the same for all materials like acrylic, fimo, PMMA. The only way to combat the body's natural acids is to wear natural items made from wood, bone, buffalo horn or stone, but as these can be expensive surgical steel items seem to be the next best option, and with regular cleaning tend not to cause a problem like Fimo.
We do not advise that anyone stretch their ear lobes (or any other piercing) with any fimo items as every time you stretch you are creating in effect a fresh piercing that needs to be treated with care and cleanliness of a new piercing. If you have your heart set on stretching with Fimo items please, please be aware of the risk that is involved and be prepared for the worst. Many people who have had reacts to Fimo when used as body jewellery have ended needing corrective surgery, and have had to endure server pain from infections and inflammations.
If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at the address below, or through the contact member button on ebay.
Buying Body Jewellery Made From Fimo
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7 November 2008
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