Let the Truth Pierce: Microdermal Piercing Pros and Cons

The subject of body piercing invariably evokes extreme reactions, oscillating from simplistic eerie to uninformed exuberance to careful optimism. To put it straight, piercing is altering (in some cases, permanently) the natural state of your body to appear stylish or different.

Because of the permanence of certain types of piercing and their side effects (rejection, infection, etc), enthusiasts would do well to weigh the pros and cons of microdermal piercing. Once it’s done, you aren’t likely to be left with too many options to alter the alteration.

Is there then, a way out whereby you could get a stylishly sleek piercing done on any part of your body while evading the hassles and inherent risks associated therein? You bet there is!

What is Microdermal Piercing

Dermal piercing, which is also known as microdermal piercing, basically refers to the type of piercing where an incision would be performed on your skin’s inner skin (also known as ‘sub dermal’) layer.

Because of the flexible nature of our skin which encompasses our entire body, dermal piercing can be done just about anywhere: Nose, ears, neck, collarbone, navel, tongue,  lips, wrists, lower back, hips, and genitals.

In addition to these, there are also other areas of your body which can accommodate the insertion of sterilized needles and anchors.

Microdermal Piercing Procedure- Anchors

Microdermal anchors are incredibly popular in the domain of body modification due to their versatility, ease-of-use and efficiency. They are not only more robust and durable than other implants, but can also be modified occasionally just like tattoo removal methods.

Being single point piercings, anchors are small sized metallic object with small holes that is pushed through your skin and gets invisible. What remains visible is the bead/gem, which forms the second part of the jewellery.

Back dimple piercing:

If there was one trend the year gone by would be remembered for, it would be back dimple piercing. In case you’re wondering what exactly are back dimples, well, you can’t really see them! Back dimples are located on the lowest part (either side) of your lower back, just above your hips.

This sensitive region is said to be a ‘lover’s favorite’, thanks to the presence of number of nerve endings. In case you are blessed with natural back dimples, then getting them pierced would accentuate the charm.

While back dimples look and feel sensual, they are not very easy to maintain due to your body’s constant movement and their sensitive placement. If they’re not done properly, recuperating from an injury could take a pretty long time. Moreover, you’d also need to be very still while wearing and changing clothes lest they cause any damage or irritation.

Cheek Dimple Piercing

This is a normal type of piercing which is becoming increasingly popular. As the name suggests, they refer to the piercing on your existing dimples or close to that area to create illusory dimples. If you’ve ever envied those who’ve had lovely dimples, then this is your chance to take a shot at it!

All you need to do is to create symmetrical piecing on both your cheeks, which are also pretty easy to penetrate as they’re usually fleshy. They look classy, stylish and are relatively easy to heal and look after.

On the flipside, cheek pairings are quite painful and can trigger a lot of bleeding in your mouth, thanks to the countless blood vessels in your mouth. Also, those dealing with dental issues would be well advised not to go for cheek piercings for obvious reasons. Weigh all pros and cons of microdermal piercing to make an informed decision.

Chest and Belly Piercing

These are two exciting parts to pierce, but do be careful. While a chest (sternum or nipple) piercing looks mighty attractive, remember that they are also more vulnerable to rejection and infection. Make sure that no one other than a trained professional pierces your chest by using the right jewelry and implant friendly metals, like titanium.

Keep an anti-bacterial soap/lotion, some rock salt and plenty of cotton swabs ready for use when you’re done. Healing time for microdermal piercing is very important and your chest is no exception to that, so do give it some time.

Like chest piercing, belly button piercing too looks attractive. Regardless of whether you have it done on the upper rip, lower rim or on the side, be prepared to endure a lot of pain and possible rejection.  Luckily, healing a belly piercing is not that hard if you’re mindful of microdermal piercing aftercare facts:

  • Clean 2-3 times a day using saline solution
  • Wear loose clothes
  • Don’t touch the area (any injury could take 6 months to heal!)
  • Don’t change the jewelry
  • Ensure cleanliness
  • Don’t use ointments and hand sanitizers.