Fake Piercings Shopping Guide
There are multiple reasons why someone would wear fake piercings instead of getting a real piercing. Whatever the reason, there are many beautiful substitutes for a real piercing.
Fake piercings are also a great way to see how a real piercing would look before actually getting pierced. You can find more information about fake piercings in this shopping guide.
Fake Piercings, how do they work?
There are two types of fake piercings, clip-on fake piercings, and fake piercings that require a real piercing hole. For example, fake ear plugs and fake stretchers need a piercing hole to go through to have the look of stretched earlobes without actually stretching them.
Most of the fake piercings that need a piercing hole to go through have a bar thickness of 1.2 mm. We also have some fake piercings with a thinner bar, which could also fit into an earring hole.
Clip-on piercings are the most popular fake piercings, and don't require a piercing hole. The downside is that they can be more likely to fall out.
Luckily many clip-on piercings can be slightly bent to get a better fit. Some clip-on piercings can be used for multiple spots, for example in the ear, nose, etc. Depending on the spot, some fake piercings can have a better fit than others.
3 Reasons to Wear Fake Piercings
Fake piercings are the perfect starting point before deciding to get a real piercing. They are also a fun way to try out a new look.
Not all piercing types are suitable for everyone. For example, someone might not have enough soft skin tissue to safely have a septum piercing done. Luckily it is hard to tell the difference between a real and a fake septum piercing.
Getting pierced might not suit everybody’s lifestyle. Perhaps you are not allowed to wear piercings at your workplace, or don’t have enough free time to take care of a piercing. A fake piercing gives you the look without the commitment.
Some people might be afraid of needles, or might not want to deal with the healing period of a real piercing. Wearing a fake piercing can also be a good way of seeing how a new piercing or a new style would possibly look on you.
Fake Piercing Materials
Apart from a few exceptions, fake piercings are almost always made of 316L surgical steel. This is a type of stainless steel that is often used to make piercing jewelry. Note that 316L surgical steel contains trace amounts of nickel and can be sensitive to discoloration when brass is used as a second material.
Next to the standard silver color, there are lots of different colors available. The jewelry can also be plated with a colored coating that adds a thin layer on top of the steel. Plated fake piercings can be even more sensitive to discoloration. Our material guide on 316L surgical steel has tips to keep the material from tarnishing as quickly.
Ready to get a real one?
Are you ready to move on from your fake piercing? You might have some more questions before getting a real piercing. What kind of piercings can you get? How do you find the best piercing studio for you?
We have all the information you need before booking an appointment with a piercing studio.