Dermal Hip Piercing
As trendsetters everywhere seek to find yet another area of the face or body to pierce, many seem to have settled on having a dermal hip piercing as the latest fashion statement.
Whilst this may seem a strange place to have a piercing, in warmer weather with low slung jeans, with a bit of imagination, a dermal hip piercing or two can add attraction to that area and perhaps help to attract a look or two.
But how are these trendy and hip dermal piercings placed and are they safe?
Hip Dermal Piercing Styles
Unlike a traditional piercing, a dermal piercing comes in two parts. The anchor, which is made from titanium to prevent bodily rejection, is placed under the skin through a small incision. These are designed to encourage the flesh to grow around it in order to hold it firmly in place and create a strong anchor for the attachment to be placed on.
The attachment or visible part of the dermal hip piercing can be worn in any style and may be a simple stud or if budget allows, an expensive jewel. It is also possible to position the hip dermal piercings to create a pattern or spell out a name although this would of course require a number of piercings. This decision or indeed any decision to have a dermal piercing should not be taken lightly as whilst they are relatively easy and straightforward to place, the anchors can only be removed by a skilled person. Very often, the piercer will not be able to remove the anchor and you may have to visit a doctor to have them removed.
It may also be worth considering whether a dermal hip piercing is the best position for one as this is an area which may get bumped during daily life, especially in a busy street. This could knock the attachment off and may also be quite painful, especially shortly after the procedure has been done.
So, whilst a dermal hip piercing may be considered the latest fashion accessory, it is important to give it serious thought before undertaking the procedure and equally important to ensure that you visit a reputable piercer should you decide to go ahead.