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On my 22nd birthday, I decided to go to Camden on a whim and get some Collar bone Microdermal's. I've wanted surface piercings on my collarbones since I was about 15. I just never really got round to getting them done when I was younger. Something just clicked a few days before, and I decided I wanted to get them done. I wasn't going to write this post as it's a bit squeamish for people who don't like piercing's or aren't bothered by them, but I asked on Twitter and got a pretty positive response by people wanting to know more.

Microdermal's are basically a type of surface piercing where an anchor is placed under the skin and gives the effect of the jewellery being screwed straight onto the skin. So far they have healed really well, I've had them for a month now and there (currently) no signs of rejection or any infection. I clean them twice a day with a special piercings cleaning solution and keep them covered with plasters at night and most of the time if I'm wearing low cut tops. I probably only wear them uncovered about 5 hours a day at the moment, but considering they've healed well in the last month I'm going to wear them open more and see how it goes.

The two microdermal implants cost £80 and took around 20 minutes from start to finish. I got them done at Notorious Ink on Camden High Street. I didn't shop around or look for recommendations before I go them done. Which I know is really bad but like I said it was a spur of the moment thing. To insert them, my piercer took a tool called a dermal punch and took out a small section of flesh. Then he poked the jewellery in and pull it from side to side to secure and then attached the ball. The most painful part is when they punch the flesh as they are removing a section of your skin, the tugging from side to side is uncomfortable rather than painful. As with all piercings they hurt when I got them inserted. There was no swelling and by the next day, there was very little pain. Compared to my lip piercings (both of which I had frozen) the pain was considerably less, during and after.

A few things I'd note about them is that you have to be careful when applying perfume so it doesn't go into the jewellery and irritate them. I also am very conscious when I wear lower cut tops and necklaces as I always worry about getting them caught. So far I haven't got them caught or knocked them on anything. My hair doesn't get caught on them either which was my biggest concern after I got them done.

I've previously had two lip piercings (lip and monroe) two nose piercings, as well as various ear piercings and I used to have 28mm ear stretchers (they are around 8-10mm now which I might get back, but not as big). None of which I regret getting done. I think it's such a misconception that you regret things you do when your younger. Albeit I am only 22, so maybe I haven't had enough time to regret it yet! But I got my lip pierced after my last GCSE when I was 16 when I was a little ~scene kid. Frankly to me was all part of growing up and just reflected who I was at the time.When I got all of my previous piercings done people were like "WHYYY!!" and Im like "why not!". I do think its fair for people to not like piercings and have their opinion, but theres no need to tell someone their ruined or disgusting because they have them. Being harsh and unnecessary is just not worth it. I don't care if you don't like them but there is no need to insult someones life choices! If Im ruined by the time I'm 60 then thats my own doing! And frankly I had an awesome time doing it!

What I normally get is that I don't look like the type to like piercings. To be fair it's easy to see why people jump to this conclusion. I have a beauty and fashion blog where I talk about pretty, frivolous, materialistic, glittery and pink things. Of course I like that stuff, but its like judging a book buy its cover. I may not look like the type to have piercing, like post hardcore music, LOVE pro wrestling or countless other things I don't talk about frequently, doesn't mean I don't like them. I've realised more and more  that people (IRL and Internet wise) see what they want to see rather than consider that there is more to someone than nice clothes and a full face of makeup.

I'm very happy with them, and I will get getting another set done a bit further up my collarbone in the future. In all honesty I forget they are there most of the time, I never got them to show them off. Personally I think my Microdermal's are subtle, tasteful and if anything just personal to me. I know they aren't everyone's cup of tea, thats a given! I hope this has helped people who were thinking about them or helped those who didn't really "get" why I got them in the first place!
DISCLAIMER: If you're thinking of getting them done I'd recommend looking for an experienced piercer, especially one that has experience with microdermal's. Make sure you do your research as surface piercing are very likely to reject! Everything mentioned in this post is related to my own experience getting them done and my healing period. It might be completely wrong, but like I said it's my experience.

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  1. thanks for this post! :)
    ive wanted to get microdermals for ages but on my hips & have been told they'll probably reject :( xx

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  2. These look really good. I've never seen someone have them there before. I have a microdermal on my back between my shoulder blades. I forget it's there until someone sayd "uurrrgghh what's that stuck in your back". Everyone wants to poke at it for some reason.

    Elle xx
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  3. I think they look lovely on you- sure it's not to everyone's taste, but who cares right?! x

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  4. I think they're pretty cool. I'd get loads more piercings if I wasn't so terrified. Although I managed to get a tattoo so I'm probably just being silly.
    Did getting your nose pierced hurt? Can you still see where you had it? xx

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    1. yeah you can sort of see it still, but its not that noticeable as it just kinda looks like a small scar and makeup normally covers it. i don't think it hurt that much at all, its more of a instant pain and then it goes away. if you've had your ears done then its very similar to that!

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  5. It's great that you've written about this, it's up to you what you do to your body! Personally I'm not a fan of piercings on myself, but I think they look great on other people - these look really cool x

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  6. I always had a totally different view of them, but they do look like pretty jewellery in your case.

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  7. I likd how they really suit you. There's not many people who can pull them off but I believe you are one of them. I wonder what the removal process is like. x

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  8. Thank you for doing this! I only have my ear lobes pierced and I don't think I'd get it done anywhere else but I loved reading this! I think surface piercings look well cool. ;)

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  9. I think they suit you, but i could never ever in a million years do that. I literally cringed as i moved down ahah :L

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  10. I think it's great, if you like it then go ahead and do it, if its there to express yourself better or even if its just a personal thing for you I think its good! If people don't like it then who cares because its not on them. People who judge or criticise are often the people who understand the least about it and new/different things are scary so they go against them. I think they look great, I'd love to have two little ones going up my right collar bone. That would be so sweeet!

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  11. Your dermals look so beautiful. Screw what others say!
    I also love piercings, although I'm too chicken to get any haha! I only have my nose and ears done. I'd love to have more though.
    I don't think piercings ruin people. I simply don't see how they do. If they're subtle and well taken care of, then there's nothing to scream about.
    I agree with what you said about people seeing what they want to see instead of seeing what's behind that full-face of makeup and nice clothes. Some people can have a balance between the two: pretty, girly, fluffy pink things and love Formula One and whatnot.
    Thanks for this post, Lily!

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  12. How funny, I got my tragus pierced straight after my last GCSE too! Walked straight to town from my school and got it done!

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  13. I wouldn't get them done myself, but I love them! I don't like ones on the hipbone though, but the collarbone looks a lot more demure.

    I have a medusa (middle of the top lip) and constantly get a lot of strange looks & people telling me it looks disgusting! It's your body, put what you like in it :)

    XO.

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  14. I think they look lovely Lily. Glad they haven't rejected or got infected. Personally I think these are very pretty and elegant.
    xx

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  15. They look really good on you ! Piercings are so personal as you said you shouldn't listen to what other people think ! xx

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  16. it actually looks really nice on you.. other girls who have micordermals in this area mostly have a nasty reddish circle around the piercing which doesnt look aesthetic to me.

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  17. Ah I love them! They look lovely on you. I'd love them but I'm such a chicken (Despite having tonnes of piercings already!)
    xx

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  18. They look SO good! I was aware of microdermals and had seen them briefly on other people but never knew much about the concept behind them, the actual piercing themselves and was always something that intrigued me, so i'm glad you decided to share your experiences!
    Yours look really, really nice though - they're not too 'in your face' and are very unusual. It annoys me when people get funny about piercings/tattoos because they're personal decisions like you say, you may as well enjoy them and get what you want done otherwise you may regret it when you're older! :) x

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  19. I love them! I've recently taken out my vertical tragus surface piercing and now I've seen this and how pretty piercings can look it's tempting me to get it redone... xx

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  20. "but theres no need to tell someone their ruined or disgusting because they have them" - It's nice to see this opinion for a change

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  21. They look so dainty and cute - really love them!
    I have taken all my piercings out besides my tongue now but they have all left small marks, so even though piercings are removable I think it is important for young people to take some time to think about whether they really want them or not. In hindsight I probably would never have got my lip pierced haha but like you said.. all part of growing up! xxx

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  22. I think they look gorgeous, I've always liked surface piercings but know I am far too clumsy to get them myself. I know if I had chest piercings I'd snag em on bag straps and all sorts.

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  23. I have sternum microdermals, and people can either love them or hate them. But i love them so thats all that matters!
    I love the placements of yours though, they look so cute!

    Rebecca
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    1. thanks! i wasn't sure if i should have got the outer ones done first that were higher up the collar bone but went with the closer ones first! i actually love them!

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    2. I think the ones you got are absolutely stunning! Do you think you'll add to them, or leave it as 2?

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  24. I think they suit you really well - I personally wouldnt have them (wimp!) but i would be really intrigued if i saw someone with them. So different, and pretty cool! x

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  25. These look so pretty! I'm usually not a fan of surface piercings but yours have completely changed my mind! x

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  26. They actually look so good on you - especially in your Ramones shirt! Don't listen to all the criticism :) x

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    1. oh i don't! i really don't mind people saying they don't like them i just think its out of order playing the "you ruined yourself" card

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  27. They look really nice! I have wanted microdermals for a few years but unfortunately I cant have them because any piercings I have seem to get rejected by my body and get infected. Yuk. x

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  28. They look lovely! I have heard that dermal punches aren't as successful than needle insertation for microdemals, so make sure you're as careful as possible with them! Obviously sometimes rejection just happens without fault though.

    I had my microdermal done with the needle method and it's still going strong 4 and a half years later, and love it just as much. :) xx

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    1. I've had no trouble with mine which i got with a dermal punch, i think it just depends on how you look after them!

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  29. I really like them, I think they're quite subtle! I never really get why people say you might regret piercings when you get older, because if you change your mind about most piercings, you can just take them out!

    xx

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    1. thanks! i think they are subtle too, not so in your face! exactly! like my facial ones i can take them out when I'm bored of them!

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  30. I love these! Really want dermals either on my hips or just above my belly button.. Or maybe both!!

    xo

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  31. Although I personally wouldn't have these done I am a fan, I have friends with them on their necks or arms and they're very cool looking piercings. They suit you so well and I agree with the common misconceptions that liking looking good means you won't like alternative stuff.

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  32. They look great - tattoo next? :-)

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    1. i don't think i'd ever get a tattoo!

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  33. They both look lovely on you. I wanted a mirodermal piercing for so long, I want one at the back of my neck, but I'm worried about my hair getting stuck, although I mostly wear top knot. Might finally get it done. x

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  34. I love micro dermals and have wanted some for years, the only thing stopping me unfortunately is the cost! xo

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  35. I think they look great! I hate it when people tell other people what suits them and what doesn't! It's your body, you can decide what looks good for you! x

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  36. These look so good on you!
    I hate it when people ask why you get piercings "Why are you doing this to yourself?", it's none of their business! I have thirteen at the moment and I don't think I look like a 'human pin cushion'. I have 5 in each ear, my nose, bellybutton and nipple so they're nicely spread out.
    I'd love microdermals but I'm sure I'd get them caught on something! I catch my nipple all the time! x

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  37. I love your collar bone piercings- I think they're stunning and they're making me well jealous! I have a fair few piercings and some tattoos and people are like 'why are you ruining yourself' but it's well safer and not at all lethal compared to going out getting smashed every Saturday night or whatever. Sorry, rant over.
    x

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    1. i agree! i just think its up to you what you do with our body at the end of the day and i hate it when people say your ruined because you have them!

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  38. I love microdermals! I've got one in my wrist and I would love to have more in the future! I forget I have the piercing too, my hair got stuck in the piercing once but it didn't hurt or whatever, the piercings are so easy xx

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  39. Love what you say about people only seeing what they want to especially with beauty bloggers, I love so many beauty blogs but the most interesting ones are the ones which are clearly written by women whose interests lie outside just makeup & fashion.

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  40. I think they're really pretty - and I only have one piercing! Got a navel one as an act of "rebellion" at my mum not allowing me ear piercings, also to add a hint of tackiness to my life... Cba to get them done now!
    These are so much nicer than the hip ones I've seen. The only question I have is whether you can change the jewellery? I'd be worried it'd clash with a gold necklace? x

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    1. thanks!

      you can change the jewellery but I think you need to go to a piercer, I chose the gem ones as i though the metal jewellery looked too harsh, i don't generally wear gold jewellery anyway so its not too much of a issue. when I wear short necklaces i typically have my chest covered anyway because they could get caught on the jewellery!

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  41. Quote: 'If Im ruined by the time I'm 60 then thats my own doing! And frankly I had an awesome time doing it!' - Love this.

    I managed to read this whole post, even though I am a very squeamish person! It's cool to read of your experience. I think they look pretty cool but I couldn't hack it myself! I got my ears pierced at 15 then they got infected and that was the end of my pierced life! I'm really wanting tattoos, but again, I don't think I could cope!
    xx

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  42. Great post! I truly believe a lot of people forget that there's always more to a person than meets the eye, especially bloggers, I love how you always stay true to yourself and I think it's so cool that you got the piercings! (: I've been wanting surface piercings for quite a while as well but I can't decide weather to get bars or dermal anchors, I know either way surface piercing are notorious for rejecting easily but my goal is to have them last as long as possible & go through as little pain as possible. I basically want to get done something similar to what you have but 2 on each side instead of 1, any suggestions or advice you could give me would be very much appreciated!
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    1. i agree, i think people just see the blog and presume that your a girly girl who ONLY likes makeup or fashion etc! when to be fair I'm nothing like that, even though I do like makeup and clothes! i was advised by my piercer that bars reject more and to go with dermals. I'M getting two on each side soon but I got one done on each side just to see if they reject or not. id advise going for one on each side and then deciding if you want more because there is no point paying loads if they are going to reject. id talk to an experienced piercer about it and I'm sure they will be able to advise you whats best!

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  43. Might be a silly question but how do you get them out? Love microdermals, my friend ha a star tattoo with one inside it but I've never actually thought about how you take them out?? X
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    1. they go out the same way they go in, basically they (the piercer) just pull it out them out with tongs! if you youtube it there are a few videos on removal!

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  44. I really do like these! :)

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    xxx

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  45. I know a few people who have got microdermals but had to remove them because they were in awkward (and pretty pointless) places, but yours looks great! I got my tragus pierced when I turned sixteen, I don't understand why people make such a big deal about piercings - it's not like a tattoo, you can take them out!

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    1. exactly! with piercing all your left with is a scar, and to be fair they are normally small and most people don't notice (most people hardly notice my facial piercing scars! i loved my tragus piercing, tempted to get it again!

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  46. i think they look so pretty on you! Especially they placing of them is just so cute. Ive had quite a few different piercings and i have 7 tattoos but i am a little scared about getting microderamals :s Really interesting post! xoxo

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    1. thanks! I've never had a tattoo! i'm interested in getting one but thats one thing I'm really scared of regretting!

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  47. I like them, wouldn't get them myself, for fear of not being able to look after them properly, knocking them etc.
    Unlike tattoos you can take piercings out so theres no need for people to get excited about them!

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    1. i think this too, I'm too scared to get tattoo's but i can deal with a few piercing scars as to be fair i have quite a few on my body anyway!

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  48. they are really pretty! so subtle too! never would have considered them but still think i'm a bit of a wimp to go through with something like this! xx

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  49. i LOVE those piercings and i have been considering getting them done for a while - they look lovely! i have dermal's in my hip and think they're just perfect <3

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  50. I really like microdermals - I'm not sure if they'd suit me but I think they look fab on others. And I like what you said about not being 'the type', as I feel like I get the same kind of thing sometimes. Having tattoos, liking metal/post-hardcore music and gaming doesn't mean I don't love pretty, girly dresses and nail varnish! xx

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  51. My mum would be one to judge but even she was like 'Oh, she's gorgeous, I kinda like those piercings' LOL I love you Lily!

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  52. These look really nice on you! your right they are so subtle and nice! :D xxx

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  53. I was just thinking to myself that you should do a post on these, so thanks! I really like them, I'm into tattoos (9) and piercing (11) and have been considering microdermals for a while. I love the placement of yours they look so dainty, delicate and pretty!

    I get a lot of the 'ruined yourself' 'disgusting' 'you'll regret it when you're 60' but I think- why would I be running around worried about tattoos at 60? Most of mine are only visible when I'm in my underwear and I doubt many people will be seeing me in my underwear at that age!

    But like you said, even if you don't love them when you're older, it's important that you wanted them at one time and you had a great time doing it! xx

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  54. I think these are very pretty piercings! I wholeheartedly agree with your mindset in this post. There's no point in regretting anything, because at the time, it was exactly what you wanted or you wouldn't have done it. Great post!

    Emily Jane xo

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  55. I had one but I had to take it off because i had problems with necklaces. i was so disappointed. but i love pircings. i had also 2 nosepircings and one neckpircing. after my exams i am going to stretch my ears ♥

    lary
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  56. ahh you brave thing! my beloved ripped my dermal anchor out (OUUUCH) and vie never had the will to get it re done as much as I loved it. My friend had 3 on her wrist and had to have them cut out for work :( was nearly as gross as seeing mine rip out! haha

    They look super cute though :)

    xoxox

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  57. Hi Lily! Your dermals look so good, I'm very much considering getting some myself. After seeing your post I feel less nervous :) Good luck with the other two you plan on getting! :)

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  58. I've wanted these for so long but was unsure about car seatbelts, tops and necklaces catching them.. I have two done vertically on my neck instead and they are actually pretty tough little things... one eventually got pulled out by me stupidly pulling a tight dress off over my head! The other had recently started to grow a little lump around it, probably knocked it and it was reacting...so i just flicked it out..waiting to see how the scars heal to see if I'll get them on my collar bones!

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