Dermal piercing, also known as a single-point piercing, is a surface piercing done on the flat area. Instead of typical two holes, these piercings include just one piercing hole. This makes dermal piercings more unusual and effective. While not all surface piercings are dermal piercings, a dermal piercing is a good choice for many surface piercings. A typical piercing has two holes: one entry hole and one exit hole. The jewelry goes between the holes. It is different for dermal piercings. In the case of a dermal piercing, the skin is punched to create a hole. This is typically done using a dermal punch to remove a small circle of flesh. The circle becomes the hole for a dermal piercing.
Since these piercings only have one hole, they use special jewelry types. A typical jewelry for a dermal piercing is a dermal anchor. Dermal anchors can be installed under the skin so they attach to the surrounding tissue and cannot be moved. The top of the dermal anchor goes through the piercing hole. This top is typically decorated, be it with a bead, a gem or another decoration. This is what sits on the skin and what people see. It creates a very attractive look, especially if you choose to get a pair or a group of dermal piercings. Most dermal anchors have removable heads so you can essentially change jewelry on your dermal piercing without removing the dermal anchor. If you wish to remove a dermal anchor, consult your piercer. You need a professional to remove the anchor from underneath your skin. Like most surface piercings, dermal piercings are temporary but the use of dermal anchors makes them last for much longer than typical dermal piercings.