The microdermal hip piercing is unique, elegant and quirky.
This piercing is awesome to show off yet easy to hide.
The piercing is placed right wear the hipbones are. Complimenting the natural curves of your figure.
As gorgeous as this piercing is, I wouldn’t recommend jumping in and getting it done without thinking about what you’re doing.
Do your research. Find out more about the piercing so you know what you’re getting yourself into. There are things you need to know.
Here you will find all the information you will need:
Dermal VS Surface Hip Piercing
There are two types of hip piercing.
The microdermal and the surface piercing.
The Hip Dermal is a single point piercing. Meaning that the jewelry is anchored into the surface of the skin through one hole only. A single ball or gem is seen above the skin.
One of the benefits of the dermal is the fact that you can place multiple piercings in close proximity. You can even have an odd number if you wish. I see many people get 3 dermals on each hip. What a gorgeous look.
The other form of hip piercing is a surface piercing. A standard double point piercing. Meaning that the jewelry goes in through one point of the skin surface and out through another. Two balls or gems will be seen on the outside on the skin.
Types of Jewelry
A dermal anchor is inserted underneath the skin, through the incision made by the piercer. The anchor is shaped like a foot.
Having holes in the anchor makes the jewelry more secure. Thus lowering rejection rates. The anchor is permanent. You should NOT attempt to remove it without the help of your piercer or a medical professional.
A gem or other decorative head is screwed into the protruding part of the anchor. This part of the jewelry is interchangeable. There are many designs available.
A surface bar is usually worn in the hip surface piercing. Wearing the correct type of barbell in your piercing is crucial. Otherwise your piercing is at greater risk of rejection.
You should pick a flat surface bar with an upright post on both ends. The tops screw into the upright legs. These are the only parts of the jewelry seen above the skin. Balls, gems and disks are commonly worn as tops on surface piercings.
How to Look After Your Hip Piercing
To help your hip piercing heal up smoothly, you need to look after it well. This includes cleansing twice daily using a piercing cleansing solution.
My top recommendation is the EasyPiercing Care Kit. With this kit you get three different piercing cleansing solutions. Each with its own unique benefits.
If you can’t get hold of a piercing solution, your next option is to throw together some saline solution.
All you need to do is stir a quarter of a tea spoon of rock salt into a cup of luke warm water.
Soak a cotton pad in the solution and hold on your piercing for 5 minutes.
Alternatively, use the cup to form a suction seal on your skin. Hold for five minutes. Don’t it spill. You must keep the suction. Otherwise water will go everywhere.
Other Care Tips:
- Don’t use alcohol to cleanse your piercing or jewelry.
- Wear loose fitted clothing. Your waist bands should be low enough to not rub on your new piercing.
- Avoid saunas and swimming pools.
- Don’t touch your piercing with dirty hands. Wash your hands thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap before you cleanse your piercing.
- Do not change your jewelry for at least a month after getting your piercing done. Although ideally you should wait longer than this. You don’t want your piercing closing up before it’s had a chance to heal.
How Long Will it Take to Heal?
Piercings in the hip area take approximately three months to heal completely. Give or take a few weeks. This varies drastically from one person to the next.
Talk to your piercer about healing times.
Infection or Rejection?
During the healing period, keep a close eye on your piercing. If you look after it well, there should be no problems. Although you still need to be vigilant. Surface and dermal piercings are prone to rejection and infection.
Symptoms to watch out for:
- Redness, soreness.
- Excess bleeding.
- Foul smelling or off colour puss.
- Jewelry sitting differently. More loose than it used to be (rejection).
Preventing Such Issues
Luckily these problems are preventable.
For a start, wear titanium jewelry: It is less irritating to skin than steel, which contains trace amounts of nickel. Many people are sensitive to nickel, so can’t wear steel jewelry without their piercing playing up.
Larger gauge sizes are less likely to reject: I know this sounds bizarre. Smaller gauged jewelry is much thinner. This can cause a ‘cheese cutting’ effect. Cutting through the skin like a piece of string through cheese.
Wear the correct style of jewelry: In a surface hip piercing, wear a flat bar with upright legs on each end. In a dermal, go for an anchor with holes in it. Your skin will grow through these holes, making your piercing more secure!
Put the effort into looking after your hip piercing. This will prevent any problems from arising during the healing process. Your piercing will thank you later.
Hip piercings take 3 months to heal up. I know, it sounds like a long time.
Be patient. Time will pass quicker than you think!
Trust me, it is worth the wait for such a beautiful and feminine embellishment on your hips.
Having this piercing will give you a reason to rock belly tops. Especially when the sun is shining.
The hip piercing is so easy to hide that you won’t have to worry what your boss or parents think. Perfect for piercing lovers who’s boss does not share their passion.
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