Inside: The Best Wrist Piercing Dermal Inspirations.

A piercing in the wrist is actually a surface piercing; it does not go through the entire limb.

Rather, the skin is gathered and clamped before the needle is pushed through and a barbell inserted.

Similar to an eyebrow piercing, the jewelry enters and exits two nearby areas of skin with the jewelry sitting beneath the skin’s surface.

Learn more about wrist piercings and why you might want to reconsider this placement choice.

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The Problems With Wrist Surface Piercings

Wrist piercings are a type of surface body piercing, meaning the bar bell is pushed beneath the surface of the skin, rather than through the body part. Surface piercings have extremely high rates of rejection, and some people feel the location of the wrist puts the piercing at even greater risk due to movement. If you are considering a wrist piercing, make sure to think about the potential problems you will face to help make an informed decision.

Type of Barbell

Surface piercings should ideally be done in two stages. The first stage will involve a much longer barbell to allow the wrist to swell up without putting pressure on the jewelry. Once the swelling has gone down and the piercing has started to heal, a second, smaller barbell replaces the longer barbell.

The material of the barbell also matters. Flexible, nylon barbells may be beneficial during healing stages, as are titanium barbells which contain no nickel. Silver and nickel barbells will help speed up the rate of rejection.

Snags and Irritation

Sleeves, clothing, bed covers and other fabrics have a higher risk of getting caught on a wrist piercing, which can irritate the healing skin. Occasionally, the barbell can even be torn from the skin if the snag is strong enough.

Hands and wrists are also used frequently, leading to a great deal of flexing of the wrist and irritating of the healing piercing. Because of these factors, wrist surface piercings can reject jewelry in as little as one week after piercing. To help keep the piercing in place for as long as possible, wear short sleeved shorts and rest  frequently during the initial healing stages.

Rejection and Scarring

Surface piercings have a high rate of rejection unless the piercing is cared for extremely carefully until it has finally healed. Because the barbell sits so close to the skin’s surface, not only does irritation cause your body to try to push it out, the skin’s natural regenerative process may end up moving the piercing out of its initial placement within several months to a year.

Many people who have gotten wrist piercings complain of two divot shaped scars in the wrist, and pain in the wrist during and after the rejection process. Unless you are prepared to care for the piercing properly, be aware that the chance of rejection and scarring is high.

Wrist Dermal Piercing Ideas

1. Triangle Diamond Jewelry

2. Single Large Diamond

3. Double Opal Wrist Piercings

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4. Matching Wrist Piercing Diamonds

5. Double Side Wrist Piercing

6. Inner Wrist Diamond Jewelry

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7. Wrist Corset Piercing

8. Triple Line of Diamonds on Wrist

9. Single Diamond Surface Piercing

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10. Double Flower Diamond Jewelry

11. Wrist Surface Piercing in a Row

12. Small Single Pink Wrist Piercing

How to Pierce Your Wrist?

Frankly, wrist piercing has a lot of risks of infection, rejection, and migration. So consult an experienced professional and take very good care after the piercing.

First of all, don’t go to the first studio you found on the internet. Do some research, ask your friends for a recommendation and meet the person personally. When you get an appointment, make sure you’re on time and be prepared to ask a few questions about the procedure and its aftercare.

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13. Curved Barbell Wrist Piercing

14. Wrist Jewelry with Tattoo

15. Double Diamond Surface Piercing

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16. Side Wrist Curved Barbell

17. Inner Wrist Diamond Piercing

Aftercare for Wrist Piercing

  • To make sure your new piercing remains in place for as long as possible, take proper aftercare procedures.
  • Use a longer barbell during the initial swelling stage
  • Avoid loose clothing and sleeves for the first week
  • Soak the piercing in a mixture of saltwater two or three times a day until well healed
  • Clean the piercing and apply an antiseptic ointment two to three times a day during the first week
  • Rest the wrist as much as possible to keep movement irritation to a minimum

Getting this piercing takes a lot more commitment and care to help ensure a lasting piercing than many other body modifications. Think carefully before getting pierced to avoid rejection before you’ve even gotten used to your new body jewelry.

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