What is Surface Piercing?
Surface piercings are a type of body modification where a piercing is done on the surface of the skin, instead of through a
hole in the body.
This can be done on any part of the body, but is most commonly seen on the face, chest, back, or stomach.
Surface piercings can be temporary or permanent, depending on the location and how they are done.
Temporary surface piercings are usually done with a needle that is inserted into the skin and then removed after a few
The area will then heal over time. Permanent surface piercings are done with a surgical grade stainless steel barbell that is
inserted under the skin and anchored in place.
These types of piercings can take several months to heal fully.
What are the Reasons for Doing Surface Piercings?
Surface piercings can be done for cosmetic or medical reasons.
Some people get surface piercings as a form of self-expression, while others may get them to help cover up scars or other
blemishes on the skin.
Surface piercings can also be used to help secure prosthetic devices to the body, such as artificial limbs.
What are the Different Types of Surface Piercing?
There are many different types of surface piercings.
Some of the most common include:
Each type of surface piercing has its own unique risks and healing time.
What to Consider Before Doing It?
If you are considering getting a surface piercing, it is important to consider the risks involved.
Surface piercings have a higher risk of infection than other types of body piercings because they are more likely to come
into contact with bacteria on the skin.
They also have a higher risk of rejection, which means that the body will push the piercing out over time.
Before getting a surface piercing, be sure to talk to a professional piercer about the risks and how to minimize them.
Make sure you clean the piercing regularly and follow all aftercare instructions.
If you notice any redness, swelling, or discharge, contact your piercer or doctor right away.
Surface piercings can be a beautiful and unique way to express yourself, but it is important to be aware of the risks before
making the decision to get one.
What is the Pain Level of Surface Piercing?
The pain level of surface piercings can vary depending on the location of the piercing.
Some people report feeling very little pain, while others may feel a sharp sting when the needle is inserted.
The pain should only last for a few seconds and should not be too severe.
If you are concerned about the pain of surface piercings, talk to your piercer about using a numbing cream before the
This can help to reduce the amount of pain you feel.
What is the Healing Process Like?
The healing process for surface piercings can take several months.
Aftercare for Surface Piercings
Aftercare for surface piercings is important to prevent infection and help the piercing heal properly.
Be sure to clean the piercing twice a day with a saline solution or mild soap and water.
Avoid touching the piercing with dirty hands, and do not remove the jewelry unless instructed to do so by your piercer or
Avoid exposing the piercing to sunlight or other UV light, as this can delay healing.
Refrain fromswimming or soaking the piercing in water until it is fully healed.
What Type Of Jewelry Can Be Worn for Surface Piercing?
The type of jewelry that can be worn in a surface piercing depends on the location and size of the piercing.
Some people may be able to wear a barbell, while others may need to wear a small ring or stud.
Your piercer will help you choose the right type of jewelry for your piercing.
How Much Does Surface Piercing Cost?
Surface piercings usually cost between $30 and $100, depending on the location and type of piercing.
The jewelry used in the piercing will also affect the overall cost.
Talk to your piercer about pricing before getting a surface piercing.
Surface piercings can be a beautiful and unique way to express yourself, but it is important to be aware of the risks before making the decision to get one.
Be sure to talk to a professional piercer about the risks involved and how to properly care for your new piercing.
With proper care, your surface piercing can heal quickly and last for many years.