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Quote kaityseabrook Replybullet Topic: I Decided On Dermals. (:
    Posted: October/03/2011 at 11:18pm
I recently posted a topic in piercings about surface bars on my sternum and chest. Talking to my piercer, I have decided on dermals. :D

Wednesday I'm getting my sternum dermal, then the following Friday, I'm getting the two chest dermals.

Any tips would be appreciated. <3

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Quote evalution Replybullet Posted: October/04/2011 at 9:04am
you might want to call them dermal anchors..

depending on how low your sternum piercing is, bras may be your best friend for a bit. i have 3 dermal anchors on my sternum, and i was pretty much glued to my bra the first week they were in. the weight of boobs (especially if you normally sleep on your side or your stomach) can be rather uncomfortable at times. that might also be a suggestion to try sleeping on your back, though i'm sure that could be uncomfortable for some people as well..

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Quote abcashleyd Replybullet Posted: October/04/2011 at 1:29pm
I have 11 dermals on my chest. I used to have surface piercings, but the clavicles go infected and the sternum rejected.
 
The biggest thing it to follow the proper after care and matienence, it's goign to be tempting to want to touch them, but try not to for as long as you can (accept for when you clean them.) As long as you take care of them, they'll stand up much longer.
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Quote kaityseabrook Replybullet Posted: October/04/2011 at 2:21pm
Dermals, microdermals, dermal anchors, dermal anchors...if my piercer knows what I mean, the name of the modification is not important.

I've decided for my sternum piercing to go right at the top of my cleavage, so it may not even be considered a sternum piercing anymore lol. Because I do usually sleep on my side and I didn't want sweat to build up and cause infection regardless of caretaking.

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Quote jod806 Replybullet Posted: October/04/2011 at 7:39pm
Dermal Anchors because Dermal refers to any part of the skin. Maybe you and your piercer don't care about terminology but if you haven't noticed yet it's a practice on these forums to call piercings/jewlery/mods by their correct terminology...so in that regards it is important. Hell calling something by it's correct name is important so that when communicating everyone's on the same page.

If you're worried about rubbing or sweat you can always cover it while you sleep; one of my clients has large breast and when she moves to her side they push against her piercing. She tried just using a bandage but even then her breast would actually cause the jewelry to be slightly pushed by pushing over the rest of her skin in the area. The best solution she's found so far is to place a small pillow between her breast to keep them separated while she sleeps and rolls from side to side...sleeping on her back is fairly uncomfortable for her, so this is the best option.

So if you do decide to go lower that's something you may want to think about doing as well.
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Quote kaityseabrook Replybullet Posted: October/04/2011 at 9:57pm
Well I'm not the most well endowed of females. Hah. So that's not going to be much of an issue, however, I tend to sleep on any fresh piercings, not sure why though. Also, I tend to sweat in my sleep which arises more concern.
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Quote jod806 Replybullet Posted: October/05/2011 at 12:08pm
You're own sweat isn't nearly as bad as you'd think, I mean yes it's still not ideal but it's not as infection prone if it's your own.
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Quote mspiggy Replybullet Posted: October/05/2011 at 4:51pm
I have a few clients whose sweats change the color of the dermal anchor's gemstone. Just FYI :)

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Quote MrJonz Replybullet Posted: October/05/2011 at 5:07pm
Originally posted by mspiggy

I have a few clients whose sweats change the color of the dermal anchor's gemstone. Just FYI :)


Just out of curiosity, what company are you getting your gem's from mspiggy?? That sounds like a reaction to the (probable) foil backing?
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Quote kaityseabrook Replybullet Posted: October/06/2011 at 1:53pm
Is there any set number of times I should clean them? I figure once in the morning, once at night, and once during the day.
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