Surface Piercing



Often called 'flesh to flesh' piercings, these are less traditional sites usually on flatter areas of the body, such as nape, corsetry, necklaces or cleavages. Punktured usually pierces with Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or titanium staples depending on the area of the body.

Please note: a lot of surface piercings are unsuccessful due to rejection of the jewellery. This is usually because of the movement of muscles and underlying bones in the flatter areas of the body.

See also surface anchors.


Aftercare Information for Surface Piercings

Aftercare for body piercings is vitally important. Please read the following information carefully to ensure that the risk of infection is minimised. 

* If appropriate, remove dressing after four to six hours. 

* Do not touch the piercing on the first day. 

* The entrance holes will need cleaning with a saline solution twice a day for at least four months. You can make your own saline solution using one litre of boiled water and one teaspoon of unbleached sea salt. 

* Do not pick at scabs as this will cause unnecessary bleeding. Scabs prevent entry of bacteria which could cause infection; scabs will fall away when ready. 

* During the healing process, do not take the jewellery out to clean. If prolonged or major irritation occurs, consult your GP. 

* Punktured recommends waiting at least four months before changing the jewellery. 

Healing times vary from person to person depending on many factors such as diet, lifestyle and stress. If you are concerned at all, contact us and we will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.