Transscrotal procedures are unique and advanced piercing procedures performed on the scrotum. This sort of piercing goes through the entire scrotum, be it from front to back or, rarer, from side to side. Unlike “regular” scrotal piercings, such as Hafada, transscrotal piercings go through the scrotum as a whole. It is an advanced body modification you can’t simply get in any piercing studio.
About Transscrotal Procedures
“Regular” scrotal piercings, such as Hafada, are surface piercings. They only go through the skin on the scrotum, where jewelry is easily inserted. It pierces only the skin and not the scrotum itself.
Transscrotal procedures, on the other hand, are made through the entire scrotum. The result is a piercing that splits the scrotum, with a hole entering from one side and exiting on the other.
This procedure is complex and more serious than a regular piercing, even a relatively complex and rare one, such as a “regular” genital piercing. In so many ways, transscrotal procedures are special. One of the main differences between them and a regular piercing is the fact that a scalpel, rather than a piercing needle, is used to make a hole.
In a typical transscrotal procedure, a scrotum is clamped so the testicles won’t come into way. After this, an incision is made with a scalper to make a hole. The front and the back are carefully sutured together. Correct stitching is essential for a success.
After this, jewelry is inserted into the hole. The minimum gauge is 2g, but it can be larger. The jewelry used can be a thick barbell, but oftentimes, people go with different types of flexible jewelry. Once it’s healed, you can wear many different jewelry types, such as plugs or large Captive Bead Rings.
Why are Transscrotal Procedures Special?
Transscrotal procedures are special because of their complexity. You need a piercer who is experienced with this type of procedure because it is an advanced body modification.
Transscrotal procedures are:
- Made through the entire scrotum, with the hole entering from one side and exiting in the other.
- Performed with a scalpel rather than a needle.
- Take between one and two hours to complete.
- Require a piercer experienced in this type of procedures, and there are not many of them out there.
- Carry a high risk of infections and complications, which in turn requires rigorous aftercare.
These are just some of the things that make transscrotal procedures special and different than regular piercings.
The fact that a scalpel is used during the procedure and not a piercing needle is also an important distinction. Depending on the location, there are laws and regulations stating that only medically-trained people can work with a scalpel. On the other hand, transscrotal piercing is not a medical procedure, which sometimes leaves this type of body modification in the legal gray area.
Risks and Potential Problems
While there are many men who are very satisfied with their transscrotal piercings, and while it’s possible to make this procedure without problems, it is important to note that this type of piercing carries a high risk of infections and complications.
This is why it’s crucial to maintain great aftercare and to observe your scrotum and piercing for any changes. Remember: once an infection occurs, it can spread rapidly, which can endanger not just your testicles but body as a whole.
If you truly want to have this piercing done, it’s important to take your time and do your research. Find the best piercer who is familiar and experienced with transscrotal procedures. After the procedure, follow the aftercare instructions carefully and make sure to observe your body regularly to notice any potential changes. This is very important, so keep in mind that you have to take a great care of your transscrotal piercing if you want it to be problem-free.
- This type of piercing is sometimes called a “scrunnel” (scrotal + tunnel).
- Transscrotal piercings can be stretched easily and without much effort. In fact, chances are that some stretching will occur even if you are not making a special effort at it.
- Make sure to choose the right spot for your piercing. If it’s done too low, it will pose a problem in everyday life.
- This type of procedure can’t really be done with a piercing needle because such a piercing usually won’t heal. It may sound illogical, but the larger the hole, the easier it is for it to heal.
- Stretching your scrotum is not mandatory, but it can help. In fact, if you have a good bit of stretch, it’s relatively easy to position a transscrotal piercing above the testicles. This placement is better and easier to perform than the placement below or between the testicles.
- If done right, a transscrotal piercing can heal surprisingly quickly – in less than a month!