I have lot of piercings but the one (or in this case two) that awoke the most questions are tiny shiny ones on my decolteé. Wearing a top where my microdermals can be seen is a hell of a sure way to get you in the conversation anywhere. So what are those and the question number one, does it hurt?
What is microdermal?
Microdermal piercing also known as dermal piercing is in between the transdermal implants and skin divers. Microdermal piercing is shown in skin surface and it stays in place by its small dermal anchor which goes underdneath the skin. In microdermal jewellery there are two pieces, one you can see above the skin and the anchor that holds it in its place. Anchor usually has some holes in it, so when the skin heals after the piercing, it grows through it and holds it in its place.
Transdermal implants differ from the microdermals by being completely underneath the skin and skin divers which look a lot like microdermals from the outside, include only one piece, not two separate ones even it works a bit similar way.
I’ve had so many piercings throughout the years but these were definitely ones that I was scared to most to get. That fear was obviously highly exaggerated but that’s how the mind works. Unknown is always more or less scary. As I was so nervous I wanted to make sure that it was done by a professional piercer who knows how to do it properly. I highly recommend that regarding any piercings from kids earrings to more complicated ones.
Does a dermal piercing hurt?
Not really but it’s not a pleasure either. As the microdermal piercing is done a bit differently than regular piercings the main sensation is a slight uncomfortableness rather than pain. Pain treshold also varies a lot by person and the pain is also dependent on the place where the piercing is placed, how thick your dermis is and how are you feeling in general.
Being a bit nervous is part of it and that’s totally fine. The ideal time to get a piercing (dermal or not) in general is when you are healthy, feeling quite content, have eaten properly and not have a hungover or similar condition. And I can’t emphazise this enough, when done by professional piercer.
Healing the dermal piercing
What I was most surprised of was the easiness of the healing process. I have a history of really well and fast healed piercings but as this was new to me I didn’t really know what to expect. Aftercare is basically similar than with the regular ones.
The only extra thing to take care is to tape the microdermal for the first week or two to keep them in place and to protect the piercing from getting caught somewhere, being pulled, moved or accidentally ripped off. After that it’s simple, keep clean, don’t touch and follow the instructions your piercer gave you.
I got my beauties in Body CTRL Jyväskylä and have had them over four years now. I still love them a lot. Not only do they look good but I haven’t got them caught in anywhere ever, which is really good. It also tells that the placement is right for my body and as the healing was fast too, they sit really nicely in there as a part of me. Actually what tells the most, I usually forgot that I even have them. Until someone in the bar asks yet again did it hurt.
Do you have something else you would like to ask besides that? Feel free to ask or share your piercing experiences in the comments section.