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Published Thursday, January 18, 2024

Informational Guide To Dermal Piercings

Today, let's delve into the intriguing world of dermal piercings, also known as transdermal or microdermal piercings.

Unlike traditional piercings, dermal piercings don't go through from one end to the other. Instead, they rely on a unique setup involving a small oval-shaped foot called a dermal anchor, attached to a short threaded post.


This anchor cleverly sits beneath the skin, leaving only the post exposed, allowing for the attachment of various threaded ends. Some anchors are solid, while others feature holes, promoting tissue growth for a more secure hold on the jewelry.

Dermal Considerations

Dermal piercings offer a level of creativity and placement flexibility that traditional piercings can't match. Ever considered a third eye or the trendy anti-eyebrow (butterfly kiss)? These unique looks are made possible by dermal piercings.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Surface piercings, including dermal piercings, are more prone to migration and rejection.
  • Be cautious of accidental snagging on clothes or hair, as this can exacerbate issues.
  • Choose flat ends that sit flush with the skin to prevent accidental bumping or pulling.
  • Changing threaded ends may require professional assistance, and inserting or removing the dermal anchor should always be done by a skilled piercer.

Dermal Healing and Aftercare

Healing time for a fresh dermal piercing typically ranges from one to three months, though individual variations may occur. Maintaining cleanliness and dryness is crucial, and minimizing contact with the piercing aids in secure healing around the dermal anchor's foot.

Remember, like any piercing, scarring is a possibility upon removal, particularly for facial dermal piercings.


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