Joey tells us stuff - Dermal Piercings!

Peter Sikiric

Posted on August 02 2021


Dermal Piercings! Let's chat about them!

Known as micro dermal piercings, skin divers or 'Dermals' are piercings that lie flat against the surface of the skin. The completely flat affect occurs because dermal piercings do not have a separate entry and exit point; instead, a dermal anchor is installed directly under the skin or in the dermis.  Essentially, the procedure goes like this:

We use a small biopsy punch to create an ‘opening’ in the chosen area, from there, the jewellery of your choosing (we only use titanium for these piercings) is fixed to a dermal anchor or ‘foot’ and inserted in the second layer of skin known as the dermis. (Science people, science) it then sits flat against the skin, and the jewellery will appear as if it is sitting flush with the epidermis, so you can see it!

This type of piercing can take up to 6 months to fully heal to the point where you can change the jewellery. There can be (will be) bruising on the outer layer of skin during the healing, some bleeding after is also completely normal. The process is super quick and performed differently to a standard piercing.  If there is anything we have missed, or this creates questions for you, @blackcirclepiercings has all the answers when it comes to these, so, drop a comment and he will happily answer! ⁠

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