Surface Piercings – Yes or No?

Surface piercings are any body piercings that take place on the surface into the body through areas which are not particularly concave or convex which is a surface flap of skin, rather than through a piece of body tissue from one side to another. A surface bar follows the plane of skin, while a standard piercing is pierced through the plane.


Sometimes surface piercings are difficult to heal, due to the daily activities that takes place, and which the body rejects the jewelry as a foreign object. Proper placement and jewelry selection by an experienced body piercer can help alleviate this problem. A well done surface can last for years, but still even not many do last, maybe anywhere between 3 months.

The best jewelry to be used in a surface piercing is a surface bar, though some might have success with PTFE bar due to its flexibility and non stainless steel.


The many different types of surface piercings are – MadisonVampire BitesCheekValley, Hip, Anti-eyebrow, and many others.

What is a Madison piercing – Collar Bone piercing

madison piercing

Collar bone piercing is an surface piercing, also often referred to as a Madison. The name comes from the first well-known person to wear this piercing – adult film starlet, Madison Stone. It’s positioned right above the sternum. Madison piercing has a very high rejection rate, due to the body’s natural movements. No matter how much you take care of the piercing, very few of them ever heal completely. A Madison is done horizontally by using a small curved barbell, surface bar, CBR, or a circular barbell. However, anything but a surface bar that is used on the piercing has a greater chance at rejection. Healing time for an Madison piercing can take months, or it may never heal at all. Even Madison Stone herself lost the piercing many years ago, and hasn’t bothered to have it pierced again.

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Spider Web – Hand web piercings.

Hand web piercings? No this doesn’t make you shoot spiderwebs out of your hand, sorry i wish it did. A hand web piercing, which is one of the many different type of surface piercings, is a piercing through the loose skin between two digits, such as between the fore finger and middle finger or fore finger and the thumb. Not too many people are big fans of hand web piercings, but there are some people that think they are unique and attractive. This piercing is not commonly performed by reputable professionals because of its low success rate. This piercing has a high rate of rejection because of the nature of the tissue and how dynamic or mobile the area is, and how hands can lead up to a lot of bacteria and germs. The hand web piercing is typically a temporary piercing, but if you want to reduce your rejection risks, you want to make sure that the jewelry is placed in an area of the webbing that will reduce movement. You should also be careful of moving the surrounding fingers, as you may notice by moving the other fingers, you can irritate the exit holes of the web piercing on that hand. Whether it is uncomfortable or unpopular, there are still people out there who will do this, regardless. If you are considering to have it done, get it done professionally. The healing process time on it can take up to 6 weeks-1 year. Typical body jewelry used is a barbell or a captive bead ring.

hand web piercing

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