Dermal Piercing

The Complete Guide to Dermal Piercing

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Dermal Piercing

What is Dermal Piercing?

Dermal piercing is a type of body modification that involves piercing the skin and inserting a small piece of jewelry.
This type of piercing is also sometimes called micro dermal piercing or surface piercing.
These piercings can be done almost anywhere on the body, but are most commonly seen on the face, neck, chest, and back.


What Is The History?

Dermal piercing has been around for centuries, with the earliest recorded instance dating back to ancient Egypt.
This type of piercing was also seen in other cultures throughout history, including the Mayans and Aztecs of Central
In more recent times, dermal piercings have become increasingly popular, especially among young people.


How Painful is Dermal Piercing?

The pain level varies from person to person.
Some people report feeling only a minor prick or sting, while others compare the sensation to that of getting a tattoo.
The pain level also depends on the placement of the piercing.
Dermal piercings on sensitive areas such as the face or neck tend to be more painful than those on the chest or back.
The pain level also varies depending on the type of jewelry used.
Piercings done with barbells or rings tend to be less painful than those done with studs.
This is because barbells and rings allow the piercing to heal more quickly and evenly.


What are the Risks and Complications of Dermal Piercing?

Dermal piercings come with a number of risks and complications.
The most common complication is infection.
This can occur if the piercing is not done properly or if the jewelry is not made of sterile materials.
Infection can also occur if the piercing site is not kept clean.
Other risks and complications include:
1. Allergic reactions. Some people may be allergic to the metals used in dermal jewelry, such as nickel or stainless steel.

2.  Scarring. Dermal piercings can cause permanent scarring, especially if they become infected.

3.  Migration and rejection.

Dermal piercings can migrate or be rejected by the body if they are not done properly.

Migration occurs when the piercing moves from its original location.

Rejection occurs when the body pushes the jewelry out of the skin.

4. Nerve damage. It can damage nerves, which can lead to numbness or pain in the area.


How Is Dermal Piercing Done?

It is usually done with a needle, but can also be done with a dermal punch.
After the skin is pierced, a small piece of jewelry called a dermal anchor is inserted into the hole.
The dermal anchor has a stem that protrudes from the top of the skin.
The jewelry is then secured in place with a dermal cap.
Dermal piercing can be done almost anywhere on the body, but is most commonly seen on the face, neck, chest, and back.


What is the Healing Time & Aftercare Required?

Dermal piercing takes about 4-8 weeks to heal. During this time, it is important to clean the piercing site 2-3 times a day
with a salt water solution or an antibacterial soap.
The piercing should also be covered with a clean bandage whenever possible.
After the dermal piercing has healed, it is important to clean it regularly and to avoid changing the jewelry too often.
Doing so can increase the risk of infection or rejection. If the piercing becomes infected, it is important to see a doctor right


If you have any questions  please feel free to ask your piercer or contact one of the following resources:

1.  The Association of Professional Piercers:

2.  The Piercing Bible:

3. Dermal Anchor Jewelry:

With dermal piercings becoming more and more popular, it is important to know the risks and how to take care of them.

By following the proper aftercare instructions, you can help ensure that your dermal piercing heals quickly and without complications.


What Type Of Jewelry Can Be Worn for Dermal Piercing?

The style  you choose will largely be determined by the location of the piercing.
Dermal piercings on sensitive areas such as the face or neck tend to be more painful than those on the chest or back.


What is the Difference between Dermal Piercing and Micro Dermal Piercing?

Dermal piercings and micro dermal piercings are both types of surface piercings.
The first is a single point piercing that goes through the top layer of skin and into the second layer, called the
A micro dermal piercing is a type where the jewelry is anchored underneath the skin, making it less likely
to migrate or be rejected.


How Much Does Dermal Piercing Cost?

The price can range in price from $30 to $100, depending on the location and style of the piercing. Micro dermal
piercings tend to be more expensive than traditional dermal piercings, as they require special jewelry and equipment.



Dermal piercings are a popular type of body modification that can be done almost anywhere on the body.
While they do come with some risks, they are generally safe when performed by a professional piercer and cared for
With the proper aftercare, most dermal piercings will heal quickly and without complications.

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