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Hip- bars or dermals
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December 19, 2012
3:49 pm
KendrahLi
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The gf has a question about hip piercings. She's had them done before with bars but they rejected. https://www.dropbox.com/s/w1i10kojrhvtde5/IMG_9945.jpg
She wants to get them done again, but is debating on to get the bars again or dermals. She's curious which of the two would be better for care, pain and won't reject as quickly.

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December 19, 2012
4:05 pm
strommer
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i had bars on mine and they rejected that doesn't mean that bars arent the way to go if she was having issues with the bars dermals might be a good alternative i know with my madison it rejected 3 times before i put a dermal in it and havent had an issue since but both dermals and surface bars both run the risk of rejection and should be taken care of very well to prevent any issues i think my hip rejected mostly cause my GF likes to put her legs over me when we sleep and it kept getting tugged on im gonna get it done again in the future but ill take precautions like bandages on it while i sleep to prevent the same issue

December 19, 2012
4:31 pm
emacfaline
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I'm not too fond of surface bars… when done correctly, they work, but I think that the dermals look much, much better. Dermal tops are becoming more varied in design, and now there are bio-compatible anchors!

December 19, 2012
7:12 pm
strommer
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i have both dermals and surface bars i can go either way on them theres some spots on the body that each work well on and they both have a equal chance for rejection dermals you can get an odd number of them witch i like and sampa von cyborgs new design for the dermals looks like it might work a bit better

December 20, 2012
1:47 am
KristenAtkinson0
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I would say, go dermal. That particular place on the body has a lot of movement, and a high risk of rejection. I'd say dermals because if one goes bad, the other can be okay.

December 20, 2012
10:59 am
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Hip piercings aren't for everyone in terms of anatomy and lifestyle, certainly longer term.
Either surface or microdermals have their merits, but it really depends on placement. There is a quite a bit of variance in tissue in that area. A good piercer is really best to talk to, as they can assess the area and placement.

As a general rule though, i think microdermals are more likely to settle quickly, and cause less issue when they do reject.

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December 20, 2012
12:39 pm
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Maybe a different mod would be more suited for that area. Some kind of combo scarification and tattoo would be unique and offer many options. Otherwise, maybe just some play piercings for temporary adornment would soothe the urge.

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December 20, 2012
3:00 pm
piercerguy
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In my opinion, surface bars are a more viable option for that area. However, as was stated previously, clothing choices, lifestyle, aftercare and of course they quality of the surface bars has quite a bit to do with the success or failure rate of piercing in that area. I've personally done many many surface piercings in that area and the majority of my clients are still rocking them years later. With a great piercer and good jewelry, the success rate is far higher than an ok piercer with so so jewelry. The same goes for surface anchors. The advantage of surface bars over anchors is that the length of the bar under the skin provides a far more stable base if the area does happen to get traumatized, where as a surface anchor will more often than not start to reject or become problematic when traumatized.
In regards to different ends, with good jewelry, the ends for both a surface anchor and surface bar can be interchangable, the majority of manufacturers of quality body jewelry use the same threading, so finding ends for the jewelry shouldn't be much of an issue.

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December 25, 2012
6:17 am
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i know the threading on my surface bars in my nape are off by a hair so they are in there til i chop em out i wish there was an industry standard for threading so all of it would be interchangeable

December 26, 2012
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My money is on bars. Not for any particular reason other then they are more widely used, and jewelry is more widely available. Also, I recommend using a different metal. High quality gold (if you can find it) is usually a good choice for people who reject often.

While I don't have any surface anchors, I've heard from others they hurt more. I don't know much about their care except that it is mostly similar to that for a normal piercing, except you wear a bandage over it for quite some time so it doesn't get pulled out. In the hip area, I get the feeling pants may tug on them quite often, like when you sit in a car for example.

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