Those indents sitting above your buttocks have a purpose. Back dimples facilitate good circulation around the pelvic area which then makes it easier for you to climax. As sexy as that sounds, what’s even sexier is that you can add piercings to these so-called “back dimples.” Back dimple piercing has become rather popular recently.
Body piercing is an art and if you’ve got indents you’d want to flaunt, opting to have them pierced certainly draws attention. But is getting that area pierced as easy as it sounds?
Let’s put it this way: you have to think really long and hard if this is exactly what you want. That said, here’s what you need to know:
Back Dimple Piercing Basics
Since your back dimples sit right above your bum, it’s safe to assume that you love or have a fondness for low-riding jeans or pants. Let’s be clear: it will hurt if the piercings get caught on your jeans and a simple rub can cause irritation. As such, you will have to wear outfits that don’t come into much contact with the piercings, especially in the beginning.
Also, these dimples are located at your back. You will need to have a mirror just to check on it from time to time – and you really do need to do this. It’s not a one-time piercing you’re meant to forget about a few months down the road. In other words, you really need to look after it.
By looking after it, we mean cleaning it – you really have to for health and safety reasons. Since they are located on your back, you will need all the help you can get to get them cleaned. In short, this might not be the best option if you live alone.
On the bright side, these so-called dermals aren’t difficult to remove, should you ever want that in the future. These are not full-implant piercings so you can either go to your doctor or the tattoo parlor where you got them for removal.
If you’ve decided you’re willing to live with the inconveniences, then, by all means, head to the nearest piercer to get your back dimples pierced.
And for those who aren’t blessed with these indents: apologies. No amount of exercising will make these appear. They are formed by a ligament located between the spine and skin. However, this doesn’t make you any less sexier.
Back Dimple Piercing Procedure
Body piercing goes back centuries. Yes, you read that right. There’s even a mention of nose piercing in the Bible. Dangling earrings were even big in the 18th century.
But this case is different: the piercing will be done in an unusual part. A 2006 study by a dermatologist Amy J. Derick found that 7% of people have piercings in places other than their ear lobes.
So if you do get your back dimples pierced, you belong to a small set who braved the unusual route when it comes to piercing.
The piercing procedure is also different. And the good news is that there are two different methods, but the piercer gets to decide which one is best.
With the “clamps and needle” method, the clamp will be used to grasp your skin while the needle pierces it. The purpose of this is to create a pocket shaped like the letter “L” which will serve as the “sitting place” of the dermal.
The other option is to use a surgical punch. This involves twisting the skin and pulling out a piece to make room for where the dermal will sit. Despite the rather painful way it is carried out, this doesn’t hut as much and even protects against really going deep into the skin.
Once the pockets or skin twisting have been made, the dermal is inserted using a tong. And that’s it. But you will be sporting a bandage in the back area for a while until bleeding has stopped.
Back Dimple Post-Procedure
What do you do after going through a back dimple procedure? Are there any restrictions? What can you expect after getting pierced? Well, a lot.
Since the slightest touch of the dimple area can cause pain, it is common sense then that you cannot sleep on your back. You will have to do this for a couple of days, maybe weeks.
Another thing will have to change as well: your choice of outfit. Since jewelry can get caught in the jewelry, it is best to wear clothes that aren’t tight while the piercing is still new. Doing so avoids irritation, which you clearly don’t want to happen. S
Cleaning the pierced area is crucial. A simple solution involves a clean towel and warm salt water – an all-natural solution. But you can get a ready-made solution from your local piercer as well.
You will also have to learn to be very tidy if you choose a back dimple piercing. You have to make sure your hands are always clean before bringing them close to the area your piercings are located.
When bathing, make sure to use a mild soap so you don’t irritate the area.
Back Dimple Piercing Pain
“Does it hurt?”
That’s the most common question asked by someone who wants such a piercing or by someone who is just curious once they see you have such a piercing.
It’s difficult to pin down just one answer to this question because pain is a rather complex issue. Some people can tolerate pain, while others can’t.
When it comes to back dimple piercings, how well the piercer did their job matters. You can expect minimal pain if the job was done really well.
But after you get the procedure, you can expect the area where the piercings are to hurt for a few days. There will even be noticeable swelling and tenderness, but all that will go away. If it doesn’t don’t hesitate to get help.
Back Dimple Cleaning
Infection is what you want to avoid when it comes to piercings. They can be really nasty. But getting some form of infection is common in up to 35% of piercings, according to study conducted in 1998. Infections are most likely caused by the use of unclean instruments or if the piercer refuses to wear gloves. To avoid this, make sure you go to a reputable piercer.
While an infection does sound scary, you know what is worse? Not cleaning your piercing. Just because you can’t see it on a daily basis doesn’t mean you should neglect it.
And the cleaning procedure isn’t even that hard. A simple salt water soak will do fine.
If you want the fancy stuff, you can get a cleaning solution from your local piercing parlor. The solution is applied using a clean tissue or towel – emphasis on “clean” because a dirty one will surely land you an infection.
Back Dimple Piercing Cost
“How much does it cost?” is another common question when it comes to body piercing. And again, there is no straightforward answer to this because it would all depend on a lot of factors.
For one, the availability of a good piercer in your area will factor into your costs. If one operates nearby then your total spend won’t probably be that high. However, the opposite is the case if the only good one lives far away.
The reputation of the piercer also matters. A good piercer will definitely cost more, and is usually the best option because they have had more experience doing this kind of body piercing.
The kind of jewelry you choose will also figure into costs. It’s best to stay clear of cobalt, nickel, or white-gold because those can trigger allergic reactions. The best options are surgical-grade stainless steel, titanium, and 14- or 18-karat gold.
Back Dimple Piercing Removal
If the day comes when you want to part with your piercing, rest easy in knowing the procedure isn’t as painful as putting it in. You can go to a doctor or a piercing salon for this.
Of course, scaring will occur given the kind of procedure that was done to put the piercing in. The “hole” that gets left behind will close up after a few weeks, sometimes it might take months.