The Future of Body Piercing: Dermal

How many piercings do you have? If I’m right, you have at least two. Think about it, when was the last time you went anywhere without earrings? Ear piercing is like a rite of passage for baby girls in North America. In fact, body piercing isn’t a novel idea. If you’re like me, however, the proliferation of tattoo culture made you forget that body piercing is one of our most primitive forms of plastic surgery.

If you caught a glimpse of the Givenchy Fall-Winter 2015 models strutting the runway during fashion month, you noticed their accessories—namely the ornate face jewelry and eye-catching earrings. The popularity of body piercing is on the rise again. While this form of body modification has been around almost as long as we have, the idea of piercing unconventional body parts took rise in the 1990s, and I’d say it’s definitely back.

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If you’re feeling adventurous or beginning to warm to the idea of piercing more than an ear lobe, you may want to skip the oh-so-popular septum piercing and jump to the ephemeral dermal piercing.

What’s a dermal piercing? It’s a piercing that is implanted into your skin. One end is anchored under the skin, and the other end is a pretty shiny jewel on the surface. We can expect to see a lot of dermal piercings in the future. These piercings can be placed almost anywhere, and I have to admit, they’re pretty sexy.

Before considering a dermal, you should know that they have short life expectancy (maximum two years), and your body may reject the presence of a foreign object in your skin (they have a higher rejection rate).

Here’s a list of some of the hottest dermal piercings right now.

The hottest locations for a dermal piercing:

The Anti-Eyebrow

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Cheeks

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The Ear Area

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Neck

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Chest & Rib Cage

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Hips

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  • Ayanna

    I like the hip piercings