The first piece of jewelry you choose when getting a new piercing is often the most important. Depending on the specific place, the jewelry must remain in your body for several months and the material has a direct influence on how well your piercing heals. Fortunately, there are a lot of materials and designs to choose from.
It is also good to know that when you choose a particular piece of jewelry, you can continue to wear that same piece of jewelry after the healing time (with a shorter bar) or put it in another piercing.
If you have a piercing that just doesn’t seem to heal, even though you are well past the estimated healing time (see “average healing times”), it may be wise to have your jewelry replaced with one made of materials suitable to pierce with