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Friday, 3 August 2012

microdermals: follow up



Today I thought I'd quickly follow up on my original post about my collarbone microdermals now I've had them for 3 months and talk about some of the things people asked me about in the comments. I know not everyone is interested in piercings so I am sorry if you have no interest at all! I was actually really surprised with the original response to my post, I've had a few "EWWW" comments but not half as many as I expected!

The healing period for Microdermals is can be up to 3-6 months (well thats what I was advised!) but mine seem to be "healed" now. I've not had anything major caught on them yet and thankfully they've shown no bad signs of rejecting. A common problem with surface piercing is that the body rejects them as they are "foreign objects". I did think at one point they started to reject but I think I'd just knocked one and it was a bit sore. But to be on the safe side I kept cleaning it twice a day and wore them covered with plasters. I've become alot less careful looking after them recently though, I don't clean them as much as I used to (probably every other day) but I know people who don't even bother cleaning them which grosses me out! Like I said, I've had nothing caught on them but the only things I'd mention is sometimes bag straps or seat belts press on them which is uncomfortable but you can just adjust the straps away from them.

Im not going to say I recommend microdermals over surface piercing or piercings in general, it is down to personal preference and choice at the end of the day. But my experience with them has been overwhelmingly positive. I think the main reason is because I looked after them. Unlike when I got my monroe done and it got infected because I was young, stupid and clueless on who to look after it. I think the key is just to be careful and look after the jewellery best you can! I've been pretty anal about keeping mine dry, clean and away from fragrance and I think this has paid off. As I'd originally planned Im going to follow up and get two more done. Im really happy with them and the look they give so glad I got them done! I'm hoping to go to the same place I got them done in Camden this weekend! Feel free to read my original post for more information if you're thinking about getting them done!
DISCLAIMER: If you're thinking of getting them done I'd recommend looking for an experienced piercer, especially one that has experience with microdermal's. Make sure you do your research as surface piercing are very likely to reject! Everything mentioned in this post is related to my own experience getting them done and my healing period. It might be completely wrong, but like I said it's my experience.

23 comments

  1. Ah I love them, they suit you so much. I'm tempted but I don't think I could take the pain xx

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  2. ooh where are u going to get the other 2 microdermals!? x

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    1. just across from these two!

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    2. ooh so just next to the existing ones!? nice.

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  3. They are wicked. You are sooo brave hahaha.

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  4. I really like them, look so different.
    It worries me about catching them though, did think about getting them done when I was at uni but heard some horror stories. :S
    x

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  5. I love them, I'd like to get some but I have a recent habit of getting piercings then takin them out :(

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  6. They're so lovely! I'd definitely catch them on things. Where are you getting your other two? x

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  7. I think these look amazing, they're kind of subtle and not obvious like a facial piercing xx

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  8. I think they look adorable, makes me want them on my hip bone xx

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  9. This may sound stupid (I'm so clueless about these sorts of things haha) but how do you take them out? Might have to google this! x

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  10. You're lucky that they haven't rejected but sounds like you've been looking after them religiously. I think two microdermals look really nice together, especially if you're collar bones are quite prominant. Hope you're seconds go well! ox

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    1. im super paranoid about them rejecting as i know someones who's rejected really badly!

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  11. I've had two microdermals, one of my nape which rejected and I very much mourned that beauty and one next to my tragus which is still going strong, and beautiful :) I think they are easy to look after, and are so much nicer to get than surface piercings! Rejection is actually less likely with microdermals than surface piercings because they can't really 'grow' out. Sometimes it sounds so awful xD! They look lovely on you btw! And I thought you'd had your monroe done :) I have a lip piecing scar, but at the bottom which just won't go! Grrr! xx

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    1. both my lip and monroe have scarred mainly because i got them done with quite a thick needle and kept larger jewellery in them! was my own misguided fault! i like microdermals more than surface piercing too as they are a little more subtle! i've known a few people who's dermals have grown out, like the metal bit growing through the skin!

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  12. I think these piercings are so nice, Ive got one in my wrist for a couple of months and it's completely healed! I'd love to get another one, not sure which place tho

    yours are very pretty, the place too, but I think my hair is going to get stuck a lotx

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  13. I like dermals. I've got one at my hip and I have it for 3 years now.

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  14. i really like these ones. i don't know why it grosses you out that people don't clean them though. as with all my piercings, i clean them religiously for the first week then ignore them. i even started putting on fake tan within two days of getting them! my microdermals have never been sore, and never even crusted up (unlike most other piercings). there has been no need for me to clean them whatsoever, i don't know what's gross about it. i think i might get collarbone ones next, they're very pretty x

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    1. it's just personal preference, i like to keep mine clean. it doesn't really bother me (like i don't actually think about other peoples piercing in that way) but i just like to keep mine clean. it wasn't a personal attack on anyone or anyone who doesn't, i just think its important to look after them, if you don't then thats fine too...

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  15. I do love how these look but you are very brave.. they look like they would HURT haha x

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  16. Your so brave, I had my belly button pierced and that hurt enough. I really like these though, i'm intrigued as to where you going to have the other two done :)

    Jo. x

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  17. You look stunning with these! I admire you that you can do such a thing! I am already shitting my pants when I just think about getting a tattoo or a piercing even though I'd really like to have one!

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  18. Glad they've worked out so well for you because they look great, look forward to seeing your new ones when they're done.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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