Surface piercings are any body piercings that take place on the surface of the body through areas which are not particularly concave or convex, where the piercing canal transverses a surface flap of skin, rather than running completely through a piece of body tissue from one side to another. A surface bar follows the plane of skin, while a standard piercing is pierced through the plane. Sometimes surface piercings are difficult to heal, because, as the body rejects the body jewellery as a foreign object, the jewellery is pushed to the surface, causing the piercing to grow out. Proper placement and jewellery selection by our experienced body piercers can help alleviate this problem. A well done surface can last anywhere several years. Why do surface piercings reject? Most of the time when small objects are placed under the skin, your body pushes them out like a splinter. In the case of a piercing, this happens from the outside edges in. However, we use staple shaped bars to fit into the size of your surface piercing. These bars so far, for the last 15 years, have had a 99% success rate.