Microdermals, Surface Anchors or Dermal Anchors are an implant that can be placed almost anywhere on the body. They were first seen during 2006, at a conference of the Association of the Professional Piercers. They quickly gained in popularity and are since in the list of the most popular piercings.
We mentioned above that they can be placed almost anywhere. We avoid placements such as feet, hands and all placements where the tissue moves, such as joints. A skilled Piercer can advise you which is the best placement for your body anatomy and your personal lifestyle.
Many of our customers ask: ‘Where does it come out to, where is the back?’ Dermal Anchors are single point piercings, meaning they have an entry point but no exit point like traditional piercings. The jewellery is comprised of two parts: the anchor, which lies invisibly under the skin, and the decoration part, which screws into the anchor and sits closely on top of the skin.
It is very important for the anchor material to be Implant Grade Titanium, so it can be accepted by your body.
Healing would take on average six to twelve months, but each person heals differently. Please, carefully read and follow our Aftercare Instructions and take very good care of your piercing to avoid any complications. We are with you for the entire healing journey, with free checkups and advice along the way.
That being said, Dermal Anchors do have a high rejection rate, even after years. We have seen some that last for a decade or more, so with good minding and a bit of luck, yours could last years. In general though, they should be considered as semi-permanent so please be aware of this before committing to them.
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You can browse much of our jewellery selection online by clicking here. Generally, flat and smooth tops have less chance to get caught and better chance of healing without complications.
Finally you can browse Our Work page, or our Instagram feed, for piercing placements, combinations and ideas. We have tagged the jewellery used so you can get a price guidance or to conveniently add them to your cart.