PTFE body jewelry is made from a material called Polytetrafluoroethylene, most commonly known as teflon. You probably recognize this word as related to pots, pans & cooking utensils. Teflon is most often used as a non stick coating on cookware. In recent years it has become popular in body jewelry applications. Teflon jewelry is flexible, lightweight, able to be cut, hypoallergenic, and has a smooth, rubbery texture. Teflon body jewelry such as PTFE tongue rings and PTFE belly rings are worn by athletes and pregnant women, most commonly. Because PTFE jewelry is so flexible and trimmable, it flexes with and moves in tandem with the tissue surrounding your piercing. Traditional steel jewelry often works against your body tissue, making it more difficult for new piercings to heal. Find comfortable PTFE piercing jewelry and teflon body jewelry in stock at BellyBling.net!