Everything You Should Know Before Getting A Dermal Piercing
What Is A Dermal Piercing?
Dermal piercings are ornamental piercings with a gem that sits on the surface of the skin and a T-shaped anchor that sits below the skin’s surface. They can be placed on any flat surface of the body, preferably in places with little or no movement, such as the cheekbone or back of the neck.
How Is It Done?
The piercing can be done using a needle or a skin punch to create a small pocket in the skin for the base to be inserted in. Then, the piercer will use dermal forceps to insert the base of the jewelry into the skin, before screwing the gem part on top to hold the piercing in place.
What Type of Jewelry Is Used?
Dermal jewelry usually has a round or a flat foot anchor with a screw-on dermal top, while divers have a base with a pointed end and a permanent top. Metals like surgical titanium or stainless steel are recommended as they are less likely to cause irritation or corrode.
Are They Painful?
Most people who get dermal piercings report a moderate amount of discomfort which is described as pressure on the skin, via NYC Tattoo Shop. Areas with thinner skin and more cartilage, such as the clavicle or the fingers, are likely to be more painful as well.
Will They Leave A Scar?
According to Grazia, whether or not a person scars after a dermal piercing removal is entirely dependent on the individual and their skin sensitivity. Generally, dermal piercing scars are small, hypertrophic scars that are relatively flat and blend in well with your complexion.