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A microdermal anchor and top are different to other types of piercing jewellery because the anchor is embedded into the skin, leaving the top visible. Find out more about dermal piercing jewellery, below.
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Microdermals

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Picking Out Microdermal Tops
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There are two elements to a microdermal piercing; the anchor and the top. Your piercer will help you to choose your microdermal anchor as this will be a permanent fitting but once your piercing is fully healed you will be able to change your microdermal top yourself. Besides choosing your favourite colour or design, there are a few things you need to consider:

  • Size: Check that the gauge of the dermal top matches the gauge of your anchor. At Blue Banana, we list the size in mm for ease.
  • Threading: Microdermal anchors are internally threaded which means you will need to choose a top that has the screw on it.
  • Material: Choosing a high quality material such as titanium will provide you with a hypoallergenic material that is perfect for everyday use. Surgical steel is also a good choice for healed microdermal piercings as it is durable.

 

 

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Changing Your Microdermal
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As we mentioned, there are two parts to your microdermal piercing. The microdermal anchor cannot be changed and if you wish to retire your piercing you will need to visit a piercer to have this removed professionally.

Once your piercing has healed you can change your microdermal top at home. This piece of the jewellery simply unscrews.

If you find that your microdermal top is difficult to unscrew then you can either visit one of our piercers for assistance or use a pair of jewellery pliers to help remove your dermal top. Only use pliers if they are proper piercing pliers and have been sterilised thoroughly. If you are unsure about changing your piercing at home it is always best to ask for help from your piercer, especially the first time. After they have shown you what to do, you may find you will now be able to change your piercing yourself.

Insert your new dermal top by screwing it into place, ensuring that it is firmly screwed in. Always make sure you have washed your hands with anti-bacterial soap before handling any part of your piercing or jewellery and make sure you have sterilised your piercing jewellery.

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Where You Can Use Dermal Jewellery?

Surface piercings can be performed with microdermal jewellery. In fact, there is quite a range of locations on the body where you can get a dermal piercing. The most common are:

  • Sternum/Chest/Cleavage Piercings
  • Hand Piercings
  • Hip Piercings
  • Nape/Neck Piercings
  • Wrist Piercings
  • Cheek Piercings
  • Anti Eyebrow Piercings
  • Bindi/Third Eye Piercing

Some people like to use dermal piercings to add a decorative gem to a tattoo or try even more extreme options such as corset piercing.

 

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Please Note: Blue Banana piercing information is based on knowledge from our experiences as one of the UK's top piercing studios. All details provided should be read alongside professional advice. Please see our full Piercing Articles Disclaimer, here.