Comment: I bet TSA loves you/I bet you're fun at the airport/Won't you set off metal detectors?
Answer: "Actually, my jewelry isn't ferromagnetic/I don't set off metal detectors."
Here's your opportunity to whip out a fancy vocabulary word! If an object is "ferromagnetic," it means it has a high susceptibility to magnetization.
The cool thing about most body jewelry - it's not ferromagnetic, which means it won't typically set off a metal detector. While there are a few exceptions (like a lot of piercings or heavier-gauge jewelry), most of the time, you'll be able to pass through TSA with no issues.
Of course, if you want to play it safe, you can always invest in some bioplast retainers!
Our advice: The best way to tell people to buzz off is with cold, hard facts. Flex those vocabulary muscles and teach them a thing or two about being pierced.