The latest ‘buzz’ in the body modification world are these dermal anchors. They can be place virtually anywhere, unlike traditional ‘surface’ piercings. The piercer makes a small ‘pocket’ with a dermal punch and places the anchor in it.
How does it feel? Well, the people that have had it say that there is very little discomfort – much like a normal piercing but without the ‘pop’ as the needle doesn’t need to pierce right through the skin. Because there is very little trauma to the surrounding tissue, healing time tends to be minimal in the people we’ve seen. Saline soaks can be used if there is any lymphatic discharge and bio oil is useful to promote healing and getting the tissue to ‘bond’ back. Anecdotal evidence suggests that this should have a very high rate of success.