@ChellFish22: Oh my gosh, how funny, I never thought I’d find a thread like this on Weddingbee 🙂
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 😉
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 🙁 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 😉 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 🙁