Surface Anchors are permanent body piercings. You will also hear them referred to as Dermal Anchors or Micro-Dermal Implants. Surface Anchors look pleasing, aesthetic, and are rapidly becoming very popular. They are considered a cool alternative to surface body piercing because they are permanent. They are quick and convenient. The technique is so easy that you can have it done practically anywhere on your body. The process is also more comfortable compared to Surface Piercings, and the procedure is much less invasive.
It basically involves a single piercing on the body where only the one part of the jewelry is visible on the skin’s surface. The other part is just under the skin, held in place by a steel plate, which has holes in it so that the tissue may grow through it, nicely, anchoring your jewelry. To avoid any risks of rejection I only use implant grade titanium.
I usually clean and mark the area to be pierced. The part to be pierced is pinched up and a 1.5 or 2.0 mm biopsy punch is inserted into the skin, straight down. After the hole is made, I will then implant the anchor. The whole thing barely takes less than a minute!
Even though the anchor plate stays under your skin once the piercing is done, you can change the top visible part of this jewelry after you have healed.