So, I have been reading up on the mirco-dermal piercings since about 8 months ago. Back then, they were pretty new still and none of the shops around here did them. So, I waited patiently.
Yesterday, I told my friend I absolutely HAD to get something pierced. So, he called up his favorite shop and asked them if they did micro-dermals. They informed us that they did and there was a consultation beforehand so that they could be certain I was ready for the commitment.
So, we hopped in the car, and drove to Columbus, Ohio. When I got there, no one was there and I was the only person wanting to get pierced. So, I told the guy what I wanted and he called out the guy who does it (David). So, David took me aside and discussed the piercing, the procedure, aftercare and all that important information we should all know before partaking in such rediculous behavior.
Then, he took me in the piercing room and took a look at the place I was wanting to get it done. We talked about my future micro-dermal plans if this one worked out and how eventually I wanted everything to look. So he mapped out the perfect spot and had me check it three times to make sure it was centered to MY center.
He asked me to lie back on the exam table and he directed me to focus on my breathing. He told me I would need to take very deep breaths for him, as relaxing would make it easier to place the implant.
David does all his dermals freehand, which I have a huge appreciation for. Anyone who has suffered at the mercy of a clamp knows what I'm talking about!
So he used a 10g needle to make the pocket. I have to be completely honest....that first poke of the needle was really intense. I mean, I've got a few piercings and I wasn't expecting so much pain. It felt really deep. I don't want to scare anyone, but I'm telling you these piercings aren't for the faint of heart. After the initial poke he asked if i was doing ok, which I tried to keep talking to him and my husband and friend so that I could ignore the pain a little. I knew it would be over soon and I was anxious to get it over with! So, after about 4 deep piercing feelings he was ready to place the implant itself.
He used a clamp to hang on to the micro-dermal implant itself as he thought it was easier to place the jewelry that way, since fingers aren't all that great with tiny pieces. He really had to man-handle that thing in. It was quite painful getting the jewelry in but it felt better than the piercing itself. I knew it was almost over, so I just cleared my head and kept focusing on what we were discussing between the four of us. After about 3 minutes he was finished. There was a very very small drop of blood that he wiped off. He told me most people bleed more than that (I don't generally bleed much anyway). So, I hopped up and looked in the mirror and it was PERFECT. I had a little pink flat gemstone placed on it and it was ADORABLE. There was redness about the size of a fist all around it (just from the pulling and prodding at my skin). That went away shortly after we left the shop. It seeped a bit on the ride home, but when I got home I took some hot water and a sterile que tip and wiped it off.
It wasn't sore, or achy or anything. It didn't swell, or bleed, or get any kind of reddness. I am kind of surprised that it's been so easy so I'm waiting for the pain to kick in. Hopefully, it heals properly and I don't have ANY trouble with it. I will keep it clean and well taken care of. They can not be removed at home, you should have them cut out by a professional if you should decide to remove them.
So anyone considering getting one of these, please note that it DOES hurt, but is well worth it in the end. firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions (or catch me on yahoo Instant messenger)