Exploring Anodizing in Titanium Piercings: Vibrant Colors and Durability

CBR septum ring in gold color 65v
Septum piercing using 65v gold anodized titanium jewelry by Micaela - @bluemikepiercer

Anodizing on titanium piercings is a fascinating process that not only adds a vibrant aesthetic but also enhances the durability and strength of the material. In this article, we will explore how this procedure works, the available colors and clarify whether anodizing affects the quality of titanium.

What is Anodizing
Anodizing is an electrochemical process that creates a controlled layer of oxide on the surface of titanium. This oxide is what provides the different color tones, making it a popular choice for those looking to customize their piercings.

How the Process Works
During anodizing, titanium is submerged in an electrolyte, and an electrical current is applied. This stimulates the controlled formation of oxide on the metal surface, resulting in a thin layer that reflects light in a unique way, generating the desired colors.

Possible Anodizing Colors
The colors obtained through titanium anodizing can vary and include an impressive range, from soft tones to more intense colors. Common options include gold, blue, purple, green and pink. The diversity of colors allows users to express their individuality and style.

Here below I leave a table as a reference, but I can already say that the color on the metallized surface of the jewelry makes the color more vibrant, mirror-like and much more beautiful.

titanium bananabell with anodization in various colors at Sara Bird Tattoo studio

Table we use in the studio to show some examples of anodized jewelry. The last jewel in black is not anodized. It is not possible to anodize a piece of jewelry to the color black.

Name Voltage Color
Light Bronze 12v
Dark Bronze 15v
Eggplant 18v
Dark Purple 20v
Purple 22v
dark blue 25v
Blue 28v
Medium Blue 30v
Sky Blue 33v
Light Blue 36v
Ice Blue 40v
Silver Blue 42v
Pale Yellow 48v
Light Yellow 55v
Yellow 60~63v
Gold 65v
Rose Gold 70v
Light Pink 72v
Pink 75v
Fuchsia 80v
Dark Fuchsia 85v
Vibrant Purple 90v
Blurple (blue and pearly purple) 92v
Purple Teal 95v
Teal Green 103v
Green 105v

Circular barbell anodized in green (Green 105 volts)

Circular barbell anodized in green (green 105v) by Micaela - @bluemikepiercer

Durability and Resistance
Anodizing does not compromise the quality of titanium. In fact, it increases resistance to corrosion and abrasion, providing a protective layer that preserves the integrity of the material. Therefore, anodized piercings continue to be durable and safe to use.

Choosing Colors and Care
When selecting colors for anodizing, it is important to consider personal style, preferences and occasions. Additionally, even though the process improves durability, it is crucial to follow proper care guidelines to maintain the piercing's integrity over time.

Want to see the anodizing process in action? Check out our video below or on Estúdio Sara Bird Tattoo's Instagram Reel , where we show details of this fascinating procedure and how it transforms titanium piercings into custom colors.

In summary, anodizing titanium piercings is an exciting technique that offers a diverse palette of colors without compromising the quality of the material. By understanding the process and available options, piercing enthusiasts can explore a unique dimension of personal expression, adding a vibrant touch to their style.

At Sara Bird Tattoo studio, we prioritize quality and personalization in each piercing. We exclusively use titanium jewelry, a durable and resistant material. If you want to add a unique touch from the start, we offer the option of choosing your anodized jewelry in a variety of stunning colors. So your piercing doesn't just reflect your style. Talk to us to find out more about this exciting customization opportunity!

Igor Andrade @piercer.igor