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    Default Surface or dermal piercing?

    I was discussing my next piercing ideas with my husband and he suggested my sternum. I quite like the idea but have been reading about it and due to its location it is quite prone to rejection. I don't really want to be paying out to get it done if it's only going to last a few months & be gone before it's even healed.

    It sounds like this is an area that can be done as either a surface piercing or a dermal & from what I can make out the dermal takes longer to heal but is less likely to reject if well cared for.

    I have never had a dermal & don't really know that much about them. Does anyone have any advice or further information to help me decide which would be the best option? Also what is the cost of each option? I don't mind paying extra for something that will hopefully last a while but it would be useful to know if it's one I need to save up for or not.

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    Retired: left niple, right nipple x2, VCH, navel

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    Right ear: daith, anti-tragus, triple helix.
    Left ear: outer conch x4

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    If you don't want to risk a piercing that may reject then don't get it done.
    They both have their pros and cons, surface bars are more sturdy than dermals but on some people can leave more scarring, for some it's the opposite. Point is, no one knows how it will pan out for you.
    Cost - varies between piercers, you'd have to ask yours.
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    Thanks Hazel

    I know that there's a risk of rejection with any piercing, I was just wondering which was considered less likely or would at least last (hopefully) at least a while.

    I will have a chat with my piercer about it next time I am over that way :-)
    Piercings: left ear: lobe x3, forward helix x2, rook, helix, conch, right ear: lobe x1, navel x3, inner labia x2, VCH, HCH, Christina, left nipple (vertically), right nipple (horizontally), sternum dermals x3, tongue, smiley

    Retired: left niple, right nipple x2, VCH, navel

    Want:
    Right ear: daith, anti-tragus, triple helix.
    Left ear: outer conch x4

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    Quote Originally Posted by VickyW View Post
    I was just wondering which was considered less likely or would at least last (hopefully) at least a while.
    There's literally no answer to your question. Some will say an MD, some will say a surface bar. Some piercers will have seen more rejection with one than the other. There's no study been performed on such a thing, therefore there's no definitive answer really.

    So many factors come into play as well such as anatomy, lifestyle, piercer skill, jewellery used, how it heals/is treated, luck, DNA, you name it lol!

    Good luck with whichever choice you go for!
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
    Modifications: 5mm septum punch,
    coinslot ear cartilage removal, 5mm conch punch
    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x6, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, lip dermal filler, botox
    Retired Piercings: 3 nipple, tongue, 4 philtrum, 4 eyebrow, 2 outer labia, VCH, 1 lobe, rook, nostril, 3 nape MDs, 2 wrist MDs, septum, 3 upper conch, conch, 5 helices
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    I have this done with a surface bar. I love it. I've had it almost a year with no issues.

    Edit. Agree with above comment. Everyone is different etc so what lasts on one person may not last on another. My piercer had hers done after me and she caught it which made it reject

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