There are probably thousands of places that you can pierce on your body and many different ways as well. This week we have been covering “surface piercings.” Surface piercings are not as common as other piercings due to the rejection rate.  A surface piercing is just that it does not go through the tissue of the skin it actually runs right underneath the skin. Since surface piercings tend to be very thin the chances of rejection is extremely high. Of course going to a professional to pierce you as well as proper placement and jewelry selection can minimize your chances of jewelry rejection. Surface piercings can last as little as 3 months to several years depending upon how well the piercing is done and cared for after the piercing as well.

Eyebrow piercing- the eyebrow piercing has to be the most common surface piercing of all surface piercings. The eyebrow is very common is the piercing usually done vertically on the eyebrow. If the eyebrow is not pierced properly, there is a possibility that it will reject over time. The eye brow is usually pierced with a curved barbell.

Hip piercing– the hip piercing is another increasingly popular surface piercing. This piercing is placed on the sides of the hips and is done horizontally or vertically depending on the preference of the person being pierced. Even though this piercing may look great there is a chance of migration and even rejection. This piercing is different from the hip dermal anchor implants. This piercing is done with a surface barbell.

Neck/Nape piercing– this piercing is located on the back of the neck right under the hair line. The piercing can be placed based on the person getting pierced preferences on placement; the chance of rejection is extremely high as the neck is constantly moving. Many professional piercers recommend the use of Teflon jewelry or any other flexible body jewelry instead of the steel bar.