Microdermal Technique: Needle Vs. Dermal Punch

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Saturday October 17th, 2009 @ 5:02 PM

Filed under: Implants


I am VERY interested in getting microdermals.

I understand the procedure using the needle, but I’m a little lost on understanding the dermal punch. I can’t find much information about it other than it being “faster” and “less painful” than using a needle.

So I was mainly wondering if there were any big differences between them. Differences in pain, procedure, and general experience.

I have a few small tattoos, my septum done a few times, my lobes are stretched to 1″ and my navel. If that is any definition of my pain tolerance!

You’ll find that you won’t get much of a sway in opinion one way or another on the pain level or success rate of surface anchors done with a needle or a punch.

Personally, I use punches because I feel like it helps the anchor sit a bit nicer in the tissue.
That said, for 18g anchors I use for facial stuff, I use a needle and it’s just fine - not realllllly all that much different.

So I’d say leave in the hands of your favorite trusted piercer to use the tool that suits him or her best. I doubt you’ll personally notice any difference.

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2 Responses to “Microdermal Technique: Needle Vs. Dermal Punch”

  1. I have had all 10 of my microdermals done with a punch. 8 in my bck. thy are AMAZING fast. to me, feels like a zit being popped on my back. Lol i am not a zit filed person, but ive had one or two. Ive never seen the needle way. But i dont mind having like 14 or 16 gauge needle pushed thru my flesh either. I have had 26 piercings, not including the derms. I lvoe my derms. 2 of mine got ripped out - from my arm, they were the cneter of flowers lol. i recomend if u get derms, make sure they are in a place they wont get snagged on too often. bad enough two of mine on my back are getting caught on bra straps. oh well. getting 10 - 20 more to make a more permanent corset soon.

    FearlessSinner on November 12th, 2009 at 4:53 am
  2. Dermal puncher is way better then the needle. Way less painful and so much faster.

    michelle on March 11th, 2013 at 1:51 am

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