Surface piercing – bar or dermal anchor?

i really want a nape piercing, and was just about to get the piercing done with a bar, when my piercer told me about single point piercings, or dermal anchors. Could anyone please let me know which one would be better.. which one would hurt less, look better etc also, i know the dermal anchor is permanent, but will the removal process (if i decide to get it removed in a few years) really be that bad? thanks for any info xx

Similar Piercing Answers:

  • Eyebrow piercing – dermal anchors or surface bar? ...I’ve been wanting a horizontal eyebrow piercing for a long time now, and I’m tossing up between getting a curved barbell (which was my original plan, and what most people do) or two dermal anchors (what my piercer suggested). For surface bar: Pros: Not permanent, so if I need an operation in the future or something I...

  • surface piercing .VS. Dermal Piercing? ...Ok so I want a nape,Clavicle and sternum piercing.And i Want my nape done as a surface and single clavicle.. (One on each) and 2 in my sternum to look like a surface..The only reason im doing this is cause i know that a surface will reject (and i dont want rejection scars on my...

  • microdermal anchors or surface piercing? ...I want to get my nape pierced so so much. I was going to get a surface nape piercing but then i heard it only lasts a few months so I’m not too keen on that. I then found out about dermal anchors and i reckon i could get two on my nape to look...

  • Surface Piercing or Dermal Anchor? ...I want to go get my hips pierced tonight. but I dont know if I want surface piercings like this http://www.golivewire.com/forums/img.cgi?i=32952 or dermal anchors like this http://media.photobucket.com/image/hip%20dermal%20anchors/Jnaffzig/Piercing%20Portfolio/hipdermals.jpg Which hurt more/longer? and with the dermal anchors can you change them once they heal or do you always have to have the same one in? and do they ever...

  • Nape piercing: surface or anchor? ...So I am looking to get a nape piercing. I would either get a horizontal surface with a bar, or two dermal anchors placed like a vertical surface would look like. Just wondering… Suitable place for dermal anchors to be placed? What are the chances of rejection… less than compared to a surface piercing? Anchors cost a fair bit...

One Comment Trackback URL | Comments RSS

  1. sherrie Says:

    There are two major differences in a surface piercing and a microdermal.

    Surface piercings will reject anywhere between a few months to a year or so, while microdermals will have to be removed via scalpal or needle.

    If you choose to get a surface bar, your piercer will pinch the skin, insert the needle all the way through and place the bar underneath. Here is a video of a surface piercing on the nape http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMpWyCuHTh4. (sorry for the music, but it was good quality)

    A microdermal will work differently, first the piercer uses a dermal punch to open the skin, then makes pockets in the hole with a needle. The jewelry is then placed in to the new hole and positioned correctly. This will have to be done twice for the same effect of the surface bar. Here is a video of the procedure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TgFXovoO7c&feature=related

    Removal can vary depending on the length of time you have the microdermals in. If you plan on having it for a few years the tissue will grow through the small holes in the jewelry and you will likely have comma shaped scars on each removal. This picture of the jewelry will give you a better idea of what holes I’m talking about and why you would have the scar shape. http://meanderingentertainer.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/mt010-dermal_2.jpg

    Care is essentially the same for both and your piercer can brief you on that.

    Sorry – I forgot to mention pain level. In my personal opinion microdermals are much more painful than surface piercings because of the amount of stress put on the new opening. It is pretty much going to be your own call though. I would compare a surface piercing to having my earlobes pierced and the microdermal to having my earlobes pierced and continually prodded in the new hole. It was tolerable, but not pleasant in any way.

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Looking:

  • hip dermals compared to bars
  • nape piercing bar or dermal
  • whats better for sternum piercings anchors or bars
  • painful bar vs dermal piercing
  • what is better an anchor or bar piercing for the sternum
  • if my surface piercing rejected twice would a dermal anchor be a better fit to stay
  • surface level piercing
  • could i replace a surface bar with dermals?
  • Piercing rejection bar verses anchors
  • are dermals better than bars
  • bars or dermals? which is more painful?
  • nape piercing dermal or bar
  • surface bars vs dermals on nape
  • dermal better than surface piercings
  • what looks better on the nape, dermal or surface bar
  • single point piercing vs surface bar
  • nape dermal vs surface
  • surface bar versus dermal anchor
  • nape piercing dermal or barbell
  • single point dermal anchor