Why It’s Important to Choose Hypoallergenic Ear Piercing Studs

When choosing ear piercing studs, there’s a lot to consider! For most of us, it’s relatively easy to decide on a color and style, but what about the metal used to make the earring? Here’s what to look for when choosing the right piercing studs for your ears.


As you research piercing earrings, you will see the word hypoallergenic come up a lot. But what exactly does it mean? Hypoallergenic means the material used – whether it’s 14KT gold or medical grade stainless steel – is of high quality and less likely to cause an allergic reaction. This is an important consideration when choosing earring that you will be wearing for the 6-12 weeks it takes for a new piercing to heal.

Our Metals

At Inverness, we use only the best materials available to craft our piercing earrings.  Inverness ear piercing earrings meet the most stringent global standards for nickel release requirements*. All our piercing earrings are hypoallergenic and come in a range of metal choices including 14KT gold, 24KT gold plated stainless steel, medical grade stainless steel, and medical grade titanium

Style & Substance

Our piercing earring studs are available in a range of styles to fit every taste and budget. Our collection includes timeless balls, classic CZs, and a range of colorful gems and whimsical shapes like butterflies and hearts. But what is most important about our ear piercing studs is the way they are crafted. All our styles are made with ultra-thin piercing posts and a finely-honed tip that glide easily through the ear for the gentlest piercing possible.

Allergy Tip: If you know that you have a nickel allergy, we recommend choosing medical grade titanium piercing earrings studs since this metal is 100% nickel free.

If you’re interested in having your ears pierced with the Inverness Ear Piercing System, learn more on our website. Be sure to visit our store locator to find the most convenient location near you!

*European Union Nickel Release Directive 2004/96/EC, No. 1907/2006, REACH Annex XVII