Surface Piercing (nape)

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Wednesday July 29th, 2009 @ 4:24 PM

Filed under: Surface/Unusual

Hey I was wondering how i would put a surface bar into my nape piercing that I got 3 weeks ago. The piercer put a straight bar.. and it is healing fine but i really want a surface bar because it will be better in the long run. I purchased a 1 1/8th ” surface bar online (which is the length of the piercing) but cant figure out how to put it in with the sides coming up at a 90 degree angle… can anyone help?!?!

Surface bars are intended to be placed in initial piercings that were pierced for a specifically sized bar. Trying to change a straight bar into a surface bar would most likely be counter productive. You could try replacing the straight bar with a flexible bar such as PTFE or tygon. That would give you a far better chance of healing than a straight bar, but nowhere near as good as removing the piercing and having it pierced with a surface bar.


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6 Responses to “Surface Piercing (nape)”

  1. I definitely do not agree. Changing the piercing jewellry to a correct one works well, as long as the original piercing is not already completely busted. It is clear wrong advice, when you tell, not to change…

    Stormchaser on August 3rd, 2009 at 3:26 pm
  2. Stormchaser, you’re way off base here - Sean’s absolutely correct! Putting a surface bar into a piercing that was not placed for correct jewellery is pretty fail-tastic at the best of times.

    Lori St.Leone on August 4th, 2009 at 11:45 am
  3. I bet against. Ok, you may have to do something (e.g.: Taping to push the piericng into correct position) but definitely it 1.) works, and 2.) a lot of people do it.

    Stormchaser on August 6th, 2009 at 8:40 pm
  4. Just got my nape piercing done almost a week ago now and im realizing that the surface bar isn’t completly covered with skinn, a bit to much of the bar is poking out. When will I be able to chanqe it to a smaller surface bar, or is my best bet a flexible str8 bar??

    lovemynape on May 18th, 2010 at 1:48 pm
  5. Whether it is counter productive or not, in my opinion the only way to smoothly change a surface bar is with a threaded taper. I always recommend visiting a reputable piercer for surface bar changes.

    Alyce on July 2nd, 2010 at 2:34 am
  6. hey i got my nape done about a month ago with a surface bar and it went all red and looked as if it was on its way of rejecting… so i went back to the shop and it was because even doh i was cleaning it well it was getting caught in my jumpers hair etc.. and the straight bar was better in the long run and its clearing up great … advise its up to yourself if you want to put in the surface bar but theres more of a chance of it getting infected after a short time and also ur skin is healing around the straight bar now … ?

    Abigail on November 21st, 2011 at 7:10 pm

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