Anonymous said: Is there any kind of pros and cons you can give me concerning surface piercing vs micro dermals? I know I can google such things but I kinda want a more personal answer from someone who I have a decent amount of trust in dealing with piercing and the knowledge of!
There’s a few actually.
With any surface piercing you run the risk of rejection. (Anchors or bars)
Surface bars: if placed well and pierced well they are pretty stable and can take a simple bump/snag and still be stable. Surface bars have an entrance and exit so they can drain easily if not pierced too long. They look cool. You’ll wanna be careful on placement, Cuz you don’t want extreme movements on the area or the area to compress/stretch farther than the bar will allow. If they begin to reject you should abandon them before it gets too far or the scarring will be worse than if you had taken it out sooner.
Surface anchors: should be considered long term temporary and rarely will last as long as a well don’t surface bar. Again with these, if placed well and in an appropriate spot they could last a few years. These haven’t been around long enough to see, on a large scale, how they will do 10+ years. Surface anchors only have one entrance/exit point, so sometimes they have an issue draining. If there is a problem draining, there could be fluid built up under the skin and cause irritation to make the piercing reject easier or worse, cause an infection. Since there is just a small base in the skin, if they are bumped or snagged, all the pressure is focused on the one area so irritation is more likely to happen and possibly cause rejection. Same as a surface bar, if you begin to see rejection I would usually suggest removal to reduce scarring.
As with anything else, having an in-person consult with your reputable piercer should be able to let you know any issues you may expierence and be able to discuss your lifestyle to see which is best for you.