A back dimple is an indentation on your lower back that is located directly above your butt. The Venus dimples are another name for these little dimples. This explains why these piercings are sometimes wrongly referred to be Venus piercings. Although the mistake is quite reasonable, you must be aware of the distinction before visiting the piercing studio.
Venus piercings, also known as Christina piercings, are genital piercings.
How is this piercing carried out?
Dermal piercings include back dimples. Dermal piercings only have one point, as opposed to standard piercings that have an entry and an exit point. Your piercer will do it by making a tiny pocket in the dermis, the middle layer of skin, using a needle or scalpel. They will put an anchor with a post into the pocket using forceps. The jewellery “top” will then be screwed onto the post.
Here is an overview of what to anticipate at your appointment.
Your tattooist will:
- Request your ID and hand you the paperwork to complete.
- Bring you into a private space where your back dimples will be examined to determine whether you are a good candidate for the piercing.
- sanitise and clean the area.
- Use a body-safe marker to outline the points that will be punctured.
- After inserting the jewellery, pierce the first dimple twice.
- Remove the blood and re-infect the area with disinfectant.
- Provide you with aftercare guidelines.
Is it painful?
Without a doubt. After all, your piercer is forcing an instrument, an anchor, or a diver through many layers of flesh. However, since pain is so subjective and everyone has a different pain threshold, it is difficult to predict exactly how much pain you will experience. Anecdotal web accounts claim that obtaining back dimple piercings hurts quite a bit, but the discomfort only lasts a moment. Along with being well-rested and at ease before the appointment, having a qualified piercer can help.
Which jewelry kinds are utilized for this piercing?
Because the tops on anchors with tops are interchangeable, they are the preferable option for back dermals. Change your jewelry without taking the anchor off. The diver jewelry style is your alternative. Divers feature a decorative top and a pointed end base that rests beneath the skin. It is injected into a tissue hole created by a device called a skin punch.
A skin punch is a pointed, hollow device that is pressed about 4 millimeters into the skin and, when pulled out, removes a circular piece of tissue. The resulting hole is used to introduce the diver. This procedure results in less bleeding, but your jewelry options are limited because divers aren’t interchangeable.
What types of jewelry materials are offered?
To lower the possibility of complications like an allergic reaction or piercing rejection, the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) advises using only high-quality materials.
Your top material choices for dermals are:
- Titanium fit for implants. Although titanium is more expensive than steel, it is nickel-free and hypoallergenic. If you have nickel allergies or sensitive skin, this is the best course of action.
- Niobium. It doesn’t corrode, is hypoallergenic, and is suitable for dermal use.
- Surgical-grade steel. Most individuals can afford steel, which is ideal for them. Depending on how severely allergic you are to nickel, steel may give you a reaction.
- Gold that is 14 karats or greater. Most people can safely wear gold as long as it isn’t gold-plated. You might come into contact with nickel-containing alloys if the plating starts to chip off. However, anything harder than 18 karat gold is too brittle for a dermal piercing.
What is the typical cost of getting the piercing?
The average cost of a back dimple piercing is between $70 and $80.
You might need to budget an additional $10 to $20 for each item of jewelry because it isn’t usually included in the price, depending on the material.
The location, the studio, and the level of competence of the piercer are other factors that affect the cost of your piercings.
Last but not least, remember to tip! For excellent service, it is typical to tip at least 20%.
What dangers come with this piercing?
Due to their placement, back dermals are more likely to create difficulties.
They experience a great deal of pressure and friction from your clothing and normal actions, such as lying down, because they are located at the lower back.
Complications can be greatly decreased by using a reputable, skilled piercer and taking adequate care of your piercing.
A few risks to be aware of are:
- Infection. If aftercare instructions are not followed properly or the piercing is performed in a non-sterile environment, bacteria may enter the piercings. For instance, HIV and tetanus can be spread through the use of infected needles.
- Displacement. If the anchor is not implanted deeply enough, it may come loose and travel to other parts of the skin.
- Rejection. If the piercing is too close to the skin’s surface or is subjected to excessive friction or damage, your body may reject it. It might also happen if your body starts to expel the jewellery because it perceives it as a foreign thing.
- Tissue damage. Too deep of an anchor placement can harm nearby tissues, including blood arteries and nerves.
- Tearing. These piercings are vulnerable to snagging and tugging on clothing, towels, and bedding because of their position. This might cause skin ripping. If you’re not careful, you might even pull your jewellery out.
How long does healing take?
Although some people may need up to 6 months, back dermals usually heal in 1 to 3 months.
Your recovery time will be determined by:
- the piercer’s proficiency
- Your general well-being
- the way you take care of the piercing
Remember that for the first week or two, there may be some crusting and swelling around the tops of jewelry; this should gradually go away as you heal.
What sort of follow-up is provided?
You should be aware that anchors require some maintenance for the duration of their lifetimes before we discuss aftercare. Under the threaded top, debris can accumulate and irritate people.
Here are the fundamentals; your piercer should give you more detailed aftercare instructions.
WHILE HEALING, DO:
- Before handling the area, wash your hands with soap and water.
- Clean your piercings with saline solution as necessary, typically three or four times a day.
- Avoid baths, which can harbor bacteria, and take a shower instead.
- Dry the area with a clean paper towel by patting it lightly.
- If necessary, gently wash any crust.
- Attempt to lie on your side.
- Wash your bedding frequently.
- Don’t rub the area with uncomfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
- To avoid irritating your piercings, try standing sex positions.
While recovering, AVOID:
- Don’t use dirty hands to touch your piercings.
- Use alcohol or other harsh cleaners to disinfect the area.
- Apply lotions or perfume near the piercings to care for your appearance.
- Take part in activities that press against or rub against your lower back.
- Permit saliva or other bodily fluids from your lover to come in touch with the piercings.
- Enter swimming pools, hot tubs, or other water areas where germs may be present.
- Dress in garments that are too tight or that rub against the area.
- Scrape away any crust that forms on top of the jewelry.
- Play with the jewelry or take it off.
Indications of a problem
Any new piercing will experience some slight swelling and crusting, but other signs could point to an infection or rejection.
If you suffer any indications of infection, including but not limited to:
- excruciating ache and swelling
- feeling heated to the touch skin
- discharge that is yellow, green, or pus-like.
- a pungent smell emanating from one or both piercings
- a temperature, aches in the body, or other flu-like symptoms
If you observe indicators of rejection, such as:
- Jewelry shifting
- jewelry that hangs or droops rather of resting level against the skin.
- calloused or thinned skin around the jewelry top
- enlarging the hole
- Dislodged anchor
A new jewelry set
Wait until the piercings have healed before switching out the jewelry. The likelihood of irritation, infection, and rejection rises when you do this. To avoid moving the anchor once you’re healed, it’s ideal to have your piercer replace it for you. Even if you’re flexible, trying to replace your own back piercings is difficult.
The piercing is removed
Have your piercer remove your piercings if you decide to stop wearing them. All that is left to do after they are removed is to wait for the skin to fully develop. Once the hole closes, you’ll have a little scar at each piercing location. Though it might never totally vanish, it should gradually get weaker over time.
Prepared for a piercing? Finding a skilled and reliable piercer is crucial. Through the APP, you can locate one close to you. A visit to the studio is crucial once you’ve selected a small number of candidates to ensure that they adhere to local health and safety regulations.
Verify that they carry jewelry produced from high-quality materials by looking at their collection.