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Topic: getting microdermals
Posted By: pinkbrownorange
Subject: getting microdermals
Date Posted: February/11/2008 at 4:10pm
Originally I wanted surface bars down my chest and belly.  I kept thinking about them and knew they would reject.  Last spring I found out about microdermals and decided that was the way to go.

I attempted to find a place that would do them in Spokane, WA.  No one would do it because it was "too risky."  I tried to convince some people to test it on me, but no one would. 

Last January I found a piercer through myspace, ironically enough.  He was new to Spokane from L.A.  He had done microdermals before and I thought it was worth a chance.

I tried to think of how I wanted them.  It was between a row under my breasts like an underwire or just straight down like buttons.  Larry, the piercer, suggested not to do the "underwire" one, since it would rub on everything and be harder to heal.  I did look at my boobs and they're slightly off, so it would have been hard to make it symmetrical.

With a bagel in my tummy and a orange mountain dew in my fist, I was ready to be pierced.  I did have to wait for him to prep, which seemed to take forever.  He called me back and drew on me.

It took him several tries to make it perfect, which helped relieve my anal tendencies.  He wiped me off and lubed up the needles.  I begged for him not to use the dermal punch, for it seems scary.  He told me it would be more precise with it, but he'll try his hardest to just use needles.

The first needle was terrible.  He shoved it in, then wiggled it around to make a pouch.  Then it was time to shove the microdermal in.  It was a weird sensation.  The longer portion went into the pouch, then it felt like it "popped" into place when he put pressure on it.

The second one went fast; the third one took him a while and I think he used his whole body weight to get it to pop in.  By the fourth one I was about ready to wimp out.  And number five was a b*tch.  He had to poke with the needle like a million times and it seemed like he had to hammer the microdermal in. 

I remember whining and saying, "I'll just have four, that's okay.  I don't need this one..."  And he pretty much ignored me, which was good. 

Once it was done, I stood up and had a slight head rush from getting up to fast.  And then I saw my true love-- my beautiful mircos lined up down my chest.  It was glorious.

With tape and paper towels, he covered me up and sent me on my way.  I was told to bandage them and keep them flat for two to three days, use antibacterial soap to clean, and don't pick at them!

I like to pick.  Luckily there weren't many crusties on my babies.  I kept them bandaid-ed for three days and put bandaids on the middle one when I wear a bra.  So far they've been awesome.  It does hurt like a mo-fo when my cats decide to jump on them, but nothing else.

I've had them for two weeks and will get them changed from what look like screws to sparkles.  I love them.  I'm just slightly afraid if I ever have to get an MRI.  It would be kind of neat to see them ripped out in seconds... maybe.

So far this has been my best piercing ever.  No angry crusties, little pain, and it looks hot.  My boyfriend likes how it feels on his chest.  We're dorks. 

I love my microdermals and would recommend them to anyone who wants a surface piercing but more permanent.  Make sure you have a great piercer who knows what they're doing.  (Like Larry Shepard from The Missing Piece)  Hopefully you'll love getting them, too!

*Edited to remove calender event status


Posted By: Naxiya
Date Posted: February/11/2008 at 10:12pm
I'm constantly trying to figure out where to place more! Microdermals are pretty addicting! I like the design on you.   It's interesting that your piercer puts screw heads on them! I like that kind of signature!


~Sky Mistress Shade~

Posted By: KillaD
Date Posted: February/11/2008 at 10:45pm
Wow, I want to try something like that but there isn't a piercer near me sadly enough. :(

Posted By: Rhuin
Date Posted: March/01/2008 at 6:30pm
I'm looking forward to getting my hip ones (hopefully this Tuesday!) though I think I would prefer to use the dermal punch.

I choose my own way to burn

Posted By: AmiiMetalFace
Date Posted: March/02/2008 at 9:57am
aha, my friend got hers done, and now she wants them taken out...after spending a whole month of walking cradling her hips as she walked through corridors at school.
they look ADORABLE with little green stars; i wouldlove that.
they sell the heads for them in some shops over here :)



29 weeks. :3 due 1st April 2010!

Posted By: moomoo18
Date Posted: May/13/2008 at 3:02pm
id love them over my old cleavage piercing scar but worried that my body would reject them aswel , and have even worse scars !!

Posted By: tattooedtrish
Date Posted: May/20/2008 at 1:11am
Originally posted by moomoo18

id love them over my old cleavage piercing scar but worried that my body would reject them aswel , and have even worse scars !!
That's what I was worried about too, when I got mine. I told the piercer I wanted two or three anywhere on my chest that has the least likely of rejecting. So he put one on each side of the cleavage piercing scar, where there's more fatty tissue.

Posted By: Peedu
Date Posted: May/24/2008 at 1:21pm
I have been thinkin microdermals also, but those are so expensive that I can't aford :/ maby sometime I'm rich :D

How about a nice cup of tea?

Posted By: xXcuntcoreXx
Date Posted: May/24/2008 at 4:42pm
I have 2 - one anti eyebrow, and one madison
I love them, the comparison of how good my micros are looking, compared to how sad my surface piercings look so clearly shows which are the better option.
peedu - how much are microdermals where you are? here they are only £40 per one, which is pretty cheap.

Too bad ignorance isn't painful.

Posted By: Peedu
Date Posted: May/25/2008 at 8:04am
transdermals are 150-200e/1 transdermal so I guess that microdermals are also expensive

How about a nice cup of tea?

Posted By: shellynapier
Date Posted: May/25/2008 at 9:09am
wow that sounded like a bit of a brutal procedure! I have 3 dermals down my arm, they were done with biopsy punches tho which still hurts but  very quick and easy. Hopefully more shops will take on this technique. Mine have healed really well- all my normal bar surface piercings ended up rejecting so Im really happy with these! Enjoy them- yours look great!

Posted By: shellynapier
Date Posted: May/25/2008 at 9:11am
thats really expensive- I paid 160 australian dollars for 3 dermals

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