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Surface & Microdermal Piercing

Body Piercing Location Information: Surface Piercing

Earl / Madison / Nuchae

Surface piercings can be placed virtually anywhere on the body. They are piercings that enter the skin, carry along the dermal layers for a short distance and exit through the same area of skin. Unlike, for example, the nostril piercing which enters through the outer skin of the nose, passes right through, and exits through the skin on the inside of the nose. A good example of a surface piercing is the eyebrow but some others are; Earl - through the bridge of the nose, Madison - front of neck between collarbones and Nuchae - back of the neck.

One of the main considerations with surface piercings is the longevity of them. Surface piercings are prone to 'growing out' or migration.The end result of this is the loss of the piercing. There is no way of being able to tell for definite how long a piercee will keep their piercing for, as it varies so much from person to person. On average it is between six months and two years, however some people can keep their piercing for much, much longer than this. Another thing that can affect the longevity of the piercing is the amount of movement that area of the body gets as the constant stretching and relaxing can also help a piercing to work it's way forward. A surface piercing will usually be initially fitted with a PTFE (implantable thermoplastic polymer) staple as we find that the flexibility of this material helps reduce the risks of the piercing growing out quickly. The staple can be fitted with titanium balls so the look is the same as that of a titanium barbell. Quite a few people, however, are drawn to the uniqueness of some of these piercings. They are popular with customers who just want a change from the norm - something that their friends don't have.

Healing time is on average 8-10 weeks.
Age restriction is from 16 years and upwards

Surface Piercing Prices:

Jewellery Material Each
PTFE Staple with Plain Titanium Balls £47.00
PTFE Staple with Jewelled Titanium Balls £52.00

Microdermal Piercing

Microdermals are a relatively new style of piercing that we have been performing here at Flux since early 2007. They are a single point surface piercing and can be placed in many new and different places on the body where until now it has not been feasible to pierce. Microdermals consist of a small flat plate placed approximately 2mm under the surface of the skin with a post connecting it to the surface. It is then possible to screw a number of different sized, coloured and jewelled plates into this post to give the look of a single flat stud. Skin Divers are similar, although they have a smaller section under the skin so in our experience, even though they are quicker to insert, they do not tend to last as long as microdermals. Skin Divers do not always have interchangeable heads, however their small and flatness can make them particularly suitable for forming patterns and piercing in small areas like fingers. We can make some fabulous patterns with these versatile piercings, can decorate tattoos and there are popular placements on the arms, cheekbone, back (either just above the waistband or up and down the spine), hips and chest. They are, however, just sitting under the surface of the skin, so you do need to be careful with them as they don’t like getting knocked and, like any surface piercing, they can be prone to rejection or ‘growing out’. If you have ideas of placements and would like to discuss with us the best option please feel free to contact us and we be happy to guide you!

Microdermal & Skin Diver healing times is on average 4 weeks
Age restriction is from 16 years and upwards

Microdermal Piercing Prices:

Jewellery Material Each For Two For Three
Titanium Microdermal stud with jewelled or plain top £42.00 £85.00 £125.00


Skin Diver Piercing Prices:

Jewellery Material Each For Two For Three
Titanium Skin Diver stud with jewelled or plain top £32.00 £59.00 £86.00