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    Default Micro dermal/anchors on nape area

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    Which is it and how do you clean/heal/change them?
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    Senior Member mansonville-fuckers's Avatar
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    Its a microdermal anchor same thing, theres also skin divers but there not changable.

    i just used sea salt on a coton bud to clean around it, they dont need soaking and some say not to anyway.
    when its healed you can change the tops of the anchor can take a few months before there changable as they need to settle.
    Medusa -Septum 3mm - Conch - Tragus - L/R Lobes 1inch.
    Tongue split
    Tattoos - w0rk in progress..
    Over 22retired piercings.

    wishlist: - more dermals - futher ink - dermal punch - 2nd tongue split

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    I was reccomended not to soak it when I had mine done. I was just told to clean it with something like a cotton bud in the direction in which the disk tightens (I couldn't say now, I've forgotten!) so it doesn't loosen up and come off

    I wouldn't recommend getting one if you have long hair as the whole time I had mine my hair was too long for it to be seen and would get caught. My hair was only short enough when it finally rejected out 1 3/4 years on.

    It flared up every now and again but healed in about 6 months ish if I remember, not sure
    25mm Lobe x2, 10mm Helix, 8mm Septum, 8mm Conch, 4mm Conch
    4mm Tragus, 3.2mm Tragus, 2.4mm Scaffold, 2.4mm Lip x5, 2.4mm Vertical Nipple, 2mm Cheeks
    1.6mm Nostrils, Helix, Daith, Bridge, Navel, Rook, Snug



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    Mine flares up whenever I change the top, but it's only for a day or so. Otherwise I don't have any problems with it. It took longer than my other MD to heal.
    Piercings
    Left Ear; Lobe 22mm, Lobe 4mm, Lobe 1.6mm X1
    Right Ear; Lobe 22mm, Lobe 4mm, Rook 1.6mm, Conch 1.2mm
    Facial; Septum 1.2mm, Left Nostril 1.2mm, Central Labret 1.2mm
    Oral; Tongue 5mm
    Body; Right Nipple 1.6mm, Nape MD, Standard Navel 1.6mm

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    What are they like to sleep on? and are they put in by using a needle to cut and create the area for the anchor?
    James.
    Septum, Left Helix, Rook, Nostril, Daith & Right Conch.
    4 Tattoos

    Retired:
    3 Lobes. 2 Tragus, Navel.

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    How they are put in depends on the piercer, they are ether put in using a blade needle or a dermal punch. I personally use a dermal punch.
    Im a piercer who's scared of needles, no really i am........ Well when they re aimed at me


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    And i prefer the needle blade, but, as far as i have seen, there is no major benefit one way or the other and most piercers i've talked to agree that either method is just as acceptable as the other.

    The needle method involves making a hole at a slight angle making a pocket for the longer side of the base plate, then the jewellery is rotated round under your skin and the short part popped into where the needle was angled. I've found a high success rate using this method and while the initial piercing flares up a bit and makes the surrounding area red / possibly bruise, the healing time is measured in weeks rather than months.

    You shouldn't experience any discomfort sleeping, even on the first night, they're usually painless to touch within a week and heal a lot faster than any other piercing I've done or seen.
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    I had mine done with dermal punch. I think the benefit of the punch is that it goes to the exact right depth whereas with a needle you can either go too deep or too shallow...that is of course up to the skill of the piercer.

    Mine are in the back of my neck and I sleep on my back generally because my ears are healing up other stuff and I have no problem at all, in fact, I don't notice them at all.
    Got:
    3 x Microdermal Anchors vertically, back of neck.
    Left eyebrow 16ga
    Left nipple horizontal 14ga
    10mm lobes (Initial 5mm, scalpel to 10mm)
    3mm outer conch right ear
    3mm left tragus
    Central labret 14ga
    Right nostril x 2 18ga
    Rook (Left) 16ga
    Septum 8ga

    See ya lata bitches:
    Vertical Helix Orbital (2 x 14ga)

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    can't wait to get mine after christmas
    current:
    lobes x 2 each ear
    helix x 2 left ear
    rook right ear
    tragus left ear
    tongue
    conch right ear
    10 tattoos

    retired:
    helix right ear
    auricle right ear

    wants:
    nape md
    surface tragus (md)

    MORE TATTOOS!

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    Where are you getting them done (shameless plug to suggest you come to my shop )
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