Dermal Jewellery

Dermal piercings are slightly different to your average body modification, in the sense that they are actually piercings that are anchored beneath the skin.

If you’ve got a dermal piercing and want to spice up your look, we have a wide range of dermal tops, converters and anchors.

You can also check out some awesome dermal ideas at the bottom of this page.

Find out all you need to know about what they are, prices, sizes and available materials as you scroll through this page.

Different Dermal Types

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Dermal Tops

Dermal Top Jewellery

Dermal tops are the decorative part of the piercing, as it is the piece that will be showing above the skin, so make sure you get one that you like the look of.

Many people like to go with bright jewels or colours, but whatever your fancy, you’re sure to find it here.

Dermal Converters

Dermal Converter Jewellery

Dermal converters are rods that fit into your dermal top, changing the size that is required to insert the piercing.

For example, if you have a 1.2 mm anchor but a 1.6 mm top that you really love, a converter allows you to connect the two comfortably.

It is always handy to have a couple of converters in case you can’t find the right size for a dermal you really want.

Dermal Anchors

Dermal Anchor Jewellery

The dermal anchor is placed underneath the skin with a little bit pushing out of the surface so that the dermal top can be inserted.

It literally anchors the dermal to the skin and is what is inserted when you get pierced.

Materials Available

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Steel Dermal Jewellery

Stainless steel dermals are very popular because of their durability and relative affordability.

Its natural silver sheen is also a big bonus, making it look quite elegant.

Surgical steel can also be plated with colours like gold or titanium variants.

Wide range of products and cheap.

Contains trace amounts of allergenic nickel.

Titanium Dermal Jewellery

Titanium is by far the best choice when it comes to dermal piercings, as they are hypoallergenic and less likely to be rejected or migrate.

It is extremely long-lasting and does not lose its colour over time.

Hypoallergenic, meaning no metallic or allergic reactions to the metal.

Only negative is that it is slightly more expensive than stainless steel, it really is the best option.

Acrylic Dermal Jewellery

A slightly harder form of plastic with the ability to be decorated with bright and exciting colours. Acrylic is a popular dermal choice as it is great for flashy looks or to enhance your look.

It is definitely one for the flashier body mod enthusiasts.

Able to come in very vibrant colouring.

Cannot be worn during initial healing period following the piercing.

Gold Dermal Jewellery

There is no rival to solid gold, one of the oldest and most popular commodities on the planet. One cannot help but emit class when wearing a golden dermal.

Whether looking for a present or something for a special occasion, you can’t go wrong with gold.

An extremely luxurious and also hypoallergenic material.

More expensive than all other products available.

5 Great Dermal Ideas

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1. Tattoo Dermals

Some people like to use dermal piercings to give their tattoos an almost three-dimensional look. It can really make the tattoo pop and looks ridiculously cool.

2. Hip Dermals

The hip is one of the most popular locations for a dermal piercing because it is easy to cover up if needed but come swimsuit season you can bust it out in all its glory.

3. Neck Dermals

Again, a neck dermal can easily be covered by fair or clothing, but it’s an awesome place to have a little jewel, and very unique. It is also a popular place for tattoos, so a dermal might enhance it.

4. Sternum Dermals

Especially for women, the sternum dermal is a sexy look which has grown in popularity in recent years. Easily coverable, but for nights out or after work it can really make an outfit pop.

5. Finger Dermals

Recently this has probably become the most popular site for dermal piercings, as it is very unexpected to see a piercing on someone's finger, and looks pretty awesome. It can also look quite like a diamond ring, depending on the dermal top you wear.

Tips to Prevent Migration and Rejection

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Of all the piercings you can get, dermals are the most likely to be rejected by the body or to migrate, because they are so small and literally rest under your skin.
There are ways to minimise this risk.

- Keep your band-aid on for a few days after getting the piercing.

- Use a salt spray solution to clean the area twice a day.

- Don’t apply soap to the piercing directly as this will just irritate it.

- Dab a little bit of diluted tea tree oil to prevent infections, but don’t overuse this. A small dab once a day or every couple of days is fine.

- Do not pick at any crusts or goo, as this is all part of a normal healing process.

- Do not change your dermal without the help of a professional piercer.