Women Are Ditching Traditional Engagement Rings And Opting For Piercings Instead

Women Are Ditching Traditional Engagement Rings And Opting For Piercings Instead

With dermal piercing, the jewelry will be embedded right into your skin. No matter how painful it is, rest assured, you will never have to worry about losing your ring.

Much before the whole wedding process and the union between two people, is the proposal. Usually, it takes elaborate planning even if it's a lowkey event. But the whole ritual of getting down on one knee, to ask the love of your life to marry you, seems exciting. Them saying yes, and then you slip the ring onto their finger. It marks the beginning of a new life together, of starting a family, and the new adventures that await. 

But now, couples have found a new way to show their commitment to their partner. And it is a painful method that should leave no trace of doubt about their commitment to their partner.


More and more people are hopping on the trend of getting a finger piercing instead of keeping it simple with a ring to mark their engagement to their partner. No matter how painful it is, they can be rest assured that they will have to worry about losing their ring. Because with this procedure, the jewelry will be embedded into your skin. There are many options when it comes to what to pierce your skin with but for the purpose of an engagement, people are opting for a dermal piercing and affixing their ring finger with a traditional diamond directly into the skin.




The stud looks like a floating rock on your finger without any band holding it in place. But there is an option to have a ring embedded as well. But the procedure looks brutal and is not for the faint-hearted. The finger is first clamped and then a metal rod is shot through the part of the finger where there are excess folds of skin, according to The Sun. It is then finished off by adding a simple bar or stud. But the more elaborate alternative is the replica of wedding rings. While it looks neat, it takes almost a year to heal, which is almost more than the time it takes for relationships to come to an end.


Experts have a lot of varied opinions about dermal piercings. They are also called surface anchors, microdermals, dermal anchors, and single-point piercings because it has one point of entry and one point of exit, a dermal's single opening "is the entrance as well as the exit" as per the Association of Professional Piercers (APP), reported Teen Vogue. As painful and complicated as it may look, the APP states "when properly performed by a skilled practitioner, surface anchor piercing is no riskier than an ordinary body piercing and takes no longer to perform or to heal."


Professional piercer Adrian Castillo says, "The rejection rate is very high and the scarring can be pretty bad. They sit on the surface of the skin so they are very prone to get snagged." The piercing is a permanent fixture on your skin and comes in contact with a lot of things. It is highly prone to infections and according to The Huffington Post, infection occurs in up to 20 percent of piercings. As for complications, ranging from minor to serious ones which could be rare but life-threatening — occur in 17 percent to 35 percent of all body piercings. It would be best to take into account all the risks involved before committing to a dermal piercing, which almost serves as an allegory on choosing a life partner.


"Most viral [piercing] trends don't go into detail about the healing process, the discomfort, and the possible long-term effects of doing these things to your body," Castillo noted. "I always tell people to listen to their piercer: A real professional will definitely let you know the cons of any body modification." Other professional piercers think there's nothing to worry about, like  Billy DeBerry of Fallen Sparrow Tattoo who told PEOPLE that dermal piercings can take “a matter of seconds,” and they can easily and safely be removed. “No stitches or doctor is needed for removal,” he said. “It takes seconds to remove them.”