Dermal Piercings?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t have one, but have you looked on youtube? They have videos of hip dermal piercings.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve known a few people that had them. I never asked them how much it hurt or anything, but I know that all of them eventually rejected the piercing. Most of them didn’t last too long, but one girl had hers with no issues for years. Hers only rejected once she got pregnant, and lots of changes were going on with her body then. They do look really awesome though!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love them, but I’m way too chicken to ever get one (and I say this as someone with nine ear piercings and three other various body piercings)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I had (past tense) a facial dermal; my piercer tried twice to get it to heal up and “hold” and both times my body rejected it.  Which bums me out; I really liked it.  The incision/injection of the dermal really didn’t take all that long, but it did hurt a bit more than just a regular piercing.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I had my sternum pierced.  I absolutely loved it.  It didn’t take very long (maybe 5 minutes tops) and the worst part was the actual piercing and then when he twisted the jewel onto the body.  I got this for my 27th birthday and had it in for 3 years with no problems.  Except that one day (or night) I must have been really restless in my sleep because I woke up and a thread from my blanket was wrapped around it.  After that I had some problems with infection and I sadly decided to get rid of it.  I’m debating on possibly repiercing it in the future.  Maybe after my wedding because I’d like to wear a necklace with my dress and the piercing can get caught on those.

I do have a small scar where it was but nothing major.  I have a lot of scars on my chest from surgeries so what’s one more.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ChellFish22:  Oh my gosh, how funny, I never thought I’d find a thread like this on Weddingbee πŸ™‚

I have 4 hip dermal piercings and I had 4 collarbone dermal piercings.

There are different ways to put in dermal piercings – either with a punch or with a needle – and after having 8 put in, 4 taken out, 4 changed and numerous issues with them – I can tell you for sure that dermals will be a different experience for everybody. It depends where you put them, how experienced your piercer is, how your body reacts to them, how clean you are with them…. It really depends.

If you look on youtube, a lot are done with a dermal punch, but I had mine done with a needle. My hip piercings weren’t painful, took about 5 minutes, I didn’t feel the needle, the only thing is that it was a bit uncomfortable because they push them under your skin and being the area right next to your hips, it’s all a bit squishy, so there’s nothing to push back. That made it a bit awkward and uncomfortable, but the worst one was like “Owwww” – the rest it hurt but not enough to make any sound. I am a huge wimp too πŸ˜‰

The collarbones were heaps easier because it’s all muscle and bone there, so it’s easy to push them into place. They didn’t hurt at all, all 4 were probably done within 10 minutes. I had them for about a year and I absolutely loved them and got compliments all the time, but they kept snagging on necklaces, seatbelts, someones hand when they hug you. I got one or two comments saying they looked “sore” or “red” because they were constantly getting pus underneath them (not ever rejecting though) and I thought it wasn’t worth it anymore. So I had them all removed and as much as it is a relief they don’t hurt, I really, really, really miss them.

My hips on the other hand, are often hidden under clothes and never really brush up against anything so on one hand, no compliments πŸ™ and on the other hand, never get snagged or caught or irritated. I love them and I never want to get rid of them, I’ve had them about 2 years now, since my 18th birthday.

My only advice would be a) scope out a good piercer and b) choose your jewellery carefully (I had the top part changed from a steel ball to a gem and because they twist the anchor around a bit under your skin, this hurt like a motherf**ker – about 10x worse than the piercings themselves – but still not bad enough to cry or anything). Oh and if you do get them and love them, you’ll start looking for other places to put them, they are seriously the best piercings!

Oh and from where I had 4 dermals removed, I only have a few tiny tiny scars (and this happened about 2 months ago so not fully healed at all) and it didn’t hurt at all. They basically pull them out really quickly, but do it in a way that doesn’t break skin or make you bleed much, hence the super small scar.

I will pop a few photos in to hopefully sway you πŸ˜‰ Let me know if you get them done and I’d love to see pics!!!

P.S. PLEASE ignore how orange I am in this pic, I entered a bikini competition and thought the more tanned I was the skinnier I’d look 😐

Oh and in the second pic middle left is collarbones, bottom left is hips. Only difference is how long they were in my skin and they got less sparkly over time πŸ™

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@ChellFish22:  I would say it was an uncomfortable pain. It hurt for like 2 secs and then it was fine. And I’m a wimp when it comes to pain lol. My naval hurt worse lol. When I pierced my naval I had swear words, when I did my dermal it was like “That was different”.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ChellFish22:  hahaha I’m glad you appreciated it I was like “oh my gosh that was a long reply I hope I don’t look like a loony”.

Nah the only things my hips have ever gotten caught on is my dogs fur while he was in the pool and I was teaching him to swim and a towel – I’d just had them done, washed the very little blood away and almost ripped one out with the thread that got caught. Surprisingly, neither of those hurt. I love that yours will always be seen, I wish!

Definitely get them done all at once, most places do the first one for say $50 and then any extras for free or for a lot less. Like $10. That’s what mine were like. I love the three down one side. Also if they’re going to reject, they will do it regardless of how many you have, and I think it’d be better to have them heal all at once rather than the uncomfortable healing time (don’t bend at the waist!) happening again and again.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’ve had similar experiences as @ParisM:. I have two dermals on my hips (one on each side) and one left on my wrist. When I am coming down with a virus I can always tell because they (usually the one on my wrist) get “infected” which basically just means puss might build up. Salt water takes care of that problem. I used to have three wrist dermals but one on the side got caught on everything so I had it removed as well as the one on the other side. I had two dermal piercings on my back and one caught on my fishnets and pulled out and one popped out when I was doing bicycle crunches. I also used to have in my cleavage. Because of the lack of skin/fat on that area of my body that piercing rejected. The two on my hips have pretty much never had any issues.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@ChellFish22:  Don’t wash with a loofah I almost ripped mine out because it got caught on the netting (when I say loofah I mean like the ones you get at any beauty place with the plastic netting, not the organic sea loofah). I would do it all at once. I’m one of those that likes to get it done and over with, because if it does hurt and I stop I may chicken out. When I got the tattoo on top of my foot it took 4 hours and the guy was like “I can just do the outline and you can come back for the coloring” I was like “Hell no this hurts like a mother fucker. If you stop I probably won’t come back” So I sucked it up for 4 hours with my foot twitching, and my face was pale, my palms were sweating and I was gripping the chair so hard I’m surprised I didn’t break it. It needs to be touched up but ugh just thinking about going back is torture lol.

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