The skin divers are small jewellery pieces which are partially implanted under the skin by creating a hole through a biopsy punch. Once the jewellery piece is inserted, it can only be removed or changed by the piercer as these accessories are non- interchangeable. On the other hand, dermal piercings are the single point piercings which do not need any hole as the jewellery piece is placed with the help of a dermal anchor which keeps the tops in place and prevents them from coming out. The tops in case of dermal piercings are interchangeable as they consist of threading at the end which is exposed so that the users can change the colour and style of the top according to their wish. Below mentioned are the details about the instruments of dermal piercing and surface piercing.
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The dermal anchors are available in various small sizes and shapes but the basic one is 6-7 millimetre long and half millimetre wide. The concept always remains the same and there is a slight difference in the shape depending on the wish of the user, like an L shaped one or an upside down T shaped one. These anchors are made up of stainless steel, titanium or the bio-compatible polymer and are internally threaded which lets the users change the appearance of the tops whenever they feel like. The material for dermal anchors, which is used exclusively by the people who are going for dermal piercing, is titanium.
These surface piercing anchors are again available in various shapes, sizes and gauges and are the variations of the same concept. These jewellery pieces consist of internally threaded posts on both ends, and are made up of surgical stainless steel or implant grade titanium. The piercer uses a scalpel to place it properly and to avoid the risk of displacement.
Selection among the options
There are many things to be considered before selecting the best option for piercing. The kind of look you want to achieve and the body part which is to be pierced is to be considered before getting the actual thing done. The other thing is whether you want an interchangeable jewellery piece implanted in your skin or the non-interchangeable one. Sometimes, people are also concerned about the type of piercing they will be comfortable with. While going for the dermal piercing, the main concern is the sharp point at the base which can cause some problem later on. So before selecting the option, give a good thought, and after considering all the important things, carry on with the process to enhance your looks and style.