Disclaimer: I do not condone in self piercing. It is dangerous, highly invasive and potentially unsanitary. This procedure should only be done by professionals with plenty of experience.
By reading this post and purchasing this equipment you agree to not hold me responsible for anything which happens to go wrong with this piercing!
Now I’ve said what need to be said, if you’re gonna perform the microdermal piercing yourself regardless, please use the correct equipment!
Luckily for you I have found a top notch dermal piercing kit which comes with everything you need.
I strongly advise against getting one of those cheap dermal kits from Amazon. Having used them before and being thoroughly disappointed with the quality of the equipment.
This kit is the best you will find on the internet. Perfect for professionals and amateurs alike.
What You Get With This Kit
This kit comes with 10 4mm dermal tops decorated with clear Cubic Zirconia gems.
You will also receive 10 dermal anchors. One for each dermal top.
These high quality anchors have specially placed holes. The skin grows through the holes whilst the piercing heals. This makes for greater stability and prevents the piercing from sliding about, rejecting or migrating.
The jewelry is made entirely out of 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel.
With this kit you will also receive 10 dermal punches. Yes, you heard me right. 10 dermal punches!
This allows you to safely and hygienically perform 10 microdermal piercings.
As the name suggests, the dermal punch works kind of like a hole punch for the skin. Allowing you to make a clean, perfectly sized incision through the top layers of the skin. The jewelry will sit perfectly in the space you create using this tool!
This awesome kit will also give you two pairs of forceps:
- 1 set of dermal anchor kelly grip forceps
- 1 set of dermal anchor hemostat forceps
For that extra bit of hygiene you also get a set of black silicone gloves.
Wearing gloves whilst performing a piercing helps prevent bacteria from being spread.
Be sure to wear gloves throughout the piercing process.
Once you have your gloves on, do not touch anything else. Once the gloves make contact with anything else they are no longer sterile.
If this happens, sterilize your gloves again by spraying it with piercing aftercare spray. If you cannot access any piercing aftercare products, use a small amount of alcohol. Be sure to let the alcohol evaporate before touching your jewelry or tools.
Why This Particular Kit?
When performing a dermal piercing, it is of utmost importance that you use the correct equipment.
This kit is specially designed for dermal piercing and is pretty intuitive to use.
It is possible to perform a dermal piercing using a standard hollow piercing needle, but only certified piercers should do this. This procedure is complicated!
If this is your first time doing a microdermal, this is the one and only kit for you!
Also, I feel the need to mention that the fact that you get 10 dermal punches and 10 sets of jewelry, means you get 10 chances to practice this piercing. You shouldn’t use any needle or punch more than once as it will go blunt and damage the skin!. You can practice on fake skin which can be purchased online or in the butchers!
How to Use Your Dermal Piercing Kit
First things first, wash hands and sterilize all your equipment. Once this bit is out of the way, follow these instructions very closely:
- Clean your skin using alcohol swabs and mark where you want the piercing with a sharpie pen or skin marker. No skin marker? Use eyeliner! Look in the mirror to make sure you are happy with where the piercer will be positioned.
- Line up the dermal punch with the dot on the skin.
- Take a deep breath and push the tip of the punch into the flesh. Use enough force to penetrate the skin. The hole needs to go through the dermis down to the epidermis.
- Use your fingers to twist the dermal punch a bit. Keeping the tool in the same spot on the skin. This will help you go deeper without going to deep!
- Dont freak out if you see blood. Dermal piercings are known to bleed a fair bit.
- Now use your kelly grip forceps to pick up the anchor.
- Slide the foot of the anchor into the hole, under the skin. Push it in and makes sure both the long and short ends of the anchor are underneath the skin. Only the post/stem should be visible.
- Use your hemostat forceps to hold the anchor in place by the stem. Now screw in the dermal top. Make sure it is tight! Keep in mind “lefty loosey, righty tighty”.
Like I said before I do not recommend performing this piercing at home. Self-piercing is dangerous and there are multiple things that can go wrong. For best results please go to a professional!
Please note that it is illegal to use a dermal punch on others in certain countries and states. Please check the laws of your state before purchasing this piercing kit.
You attempt this piercing at your own risk and I am not liable for anything that does happen to go wrong!
For those of you stupid enough to attempt this, best of luck! If you need any extra advice, hit me up in the comments below!