Surface piercings are placed within the same fold of skin. They do not pass through body tissue and they can often be difficult to heal.
There are a number of different types of surface piercings that you can choose from but before you rush out and get one, there are some things that you need to be aware of.
Things to Consider
When done correctly a surface piercing can look unique. However, unfortunately many piercers out there do not seem to be able to perform a surface piercing properly.
If you do not go to an experienced piercer then you could end up experiencing a lot of pain as well as many complications after the piercing has been done.
Your body sees everything that is placed into the skin as a foreign object. Therefore a surface piercing can often be rejected by the body and it could try to push it out as it would with a splinter. An experienced piercer will know exactly where to place the piercing to avoid this from occurring.
If your piercer uses the same technique to pierce the skin as they would with a regular piercing, your surface piercing will not last very long. The jewellery that is placed into the piercing places a lot of pressure onto the skin and that prevents it from healing. The choice of jewellery that you have is limited and generally the best type of jewellery you can choose is the surface bar.
The aftercare that you need to give the surface piercing is quite hard work. For this reason many piercers do not like to perform a surface piercing. Most of the time the body will reject it and they are quite difficult to heal.
Well… Surface piercings are difficult to maintain but if done properly it is possible for them to last a few years. They do look good and they can be placed practically anywhere on the body. So if you would like to have a surface piercing and you do not mind it only lasting for a few months, it would be a good idea to search around for a good piercer.
Never go with the first piercer that you find as if you choose an inexperienced piercer, you could experience a lot of pain!