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What size jewellery should I buy for my piercing?

Advice Cat's Top Tips FAQ lists Sizes

What size ring should I buy for my belly/septum/nose piercing? This is probably the question I get asked the most, and it’s a really difficult question to answer properly! You might think there is one standard size for each piercing, and many shops do sell body jewellery in this way, but every body is completely unique and what fits one person’s piercing may be completely wrong for the next person. Think about your nose and your best friend’s nose. Are they exactly the same? I bet they’re not! Your piercer will have used their judgement when deciding what thickness and...

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3 Ways to Measure Your Piercing

Advice Cat's Top Tips FAQ Sizes

At Cat’s Curiosity Shop we know that every body is unique, and while the different sizes of body jewellery on offer can be confusing at first, a perfectly fitted piercing ring can totally change the game. Read on for our top tips on how to find the exact right sized jewellery for your piercing. 1: ASK YOUR PIERCER Now I know you were hoping for ways to do this without all the effort of leaving the house and talking to real people (ew) and don’t fret, they’re coming, but this is the number one easiest way to find out your...

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3 Ways to Clean Your Silver Body Jewelry without Toxic Chemicals

Advice Cat's Top Tips Cleaning Your Silver Environmentally Friendly FAQ Greener Living Removing Tarnish Sustainability

  All silver will eventually tarnish. But how can you clean your favourite body jewelry without subjecting your piercings to the toxic chemicals in silver polish? Commercial tarnish removers are packed full of dangerous ingredients which can be harmful to the environment and your skin. Cat has tried many green alternatives over the years, and she’s put together her top three tried-and-tested ways to keep silver jewellery safe and sparkling!   These are my very favourite methods for cleaning my body jewellery because they really work, they’re environmentally friendly and safe for even the most sensitive skin, and they use only basic household ingredients to...

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Nickel allergy? 5 ways to stay safe while buying body jewellery.

Advice Cat's Top Tips FAQ Nickel Allergy

Do you find that cheap silver body jewellery irritates your piercing? Does it make you itchy, or even have a weird smell if you wear it in your nose or septum? The Center for Disease Control estimates that 10 to 20 percent of people have a nickel allergy, and you could be one of them. Your skin is the largest organ in your body - read on to find out how to keep it safe!   I never buy cheap “fashion jewellery”, always hallmarked sterling silver 925, but I still have an allergic reaction. Could I be allergic to silver?...

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