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Wholesale Dermal Anchor Jewellery

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Dermal Piercings

Base Plates in Different Shapes With 0, 2, or 3 Holes

Wholesale Dermal Anchors, Tops & Jewellery

Different Dermal Anchor Piercing Base Plates

There are two kinds of piercing base plates for wholesale dermal anchors available. There is a rounded-base anchor, which is less painful when inserted. The other is a flat-foot anchor, which is more practical to use as it goes deeper in the dermis and is more secure. It is, however, a little more painful to insert than the flat-foot anchor. Our wholesale dermal anchor jewellery base plates are all internally threaded piercings. Holeless flat-foot base plates are ideal for temporary dermal implants due to the ease of removing them. There is no hole for the tissue to grow within, making the removal easier. It is less painful to insert but also less secure than base plates with holes. For added secureness, single long-hole, double-holed, and triple-holed round, or flat-foot base plates allow the tissue to secure the piercing in place but are harder to remove once it has healed. The jewelled part is called a dermal anchor top and it can be changed after the piercing has fully healed. We supply a vast range of dermal tops in different styles.

Holeless flat-foot base plates are ideal for temporary dermal implants due to the ease of removing them.

Synthetic opal tops

Externally Threaded Synthetic Opal Tops

We sell a variety of stone-studded externally threaded tops in synthetic opal which are clear coloured and also available in blue, green, white, and pink. We also supply bezel-set crystal tops, resin-covered multi-crystal tops, and Ferido-glued multi-crystals and resin-covered tops.


316L surgical steel

Wholesale Dermal Piercings

Wholesale Dermal Anchor Jewellery Displays

A variety of externally threaded wholesale dermal jewellery metal tops in the shapes of round screw nuts, half balls, cones, round balls, and flat domes are available in many different materials and colours.


titanium G23, PVD plated 316L surgical steel, and anodised 316L surgical steel

Wholesale dermal anchor tops in gold

Wholesale Dermal Implants in Gold

Solid 14KT gold microdermal tops with a flat-shape and 15 unique crystal options, including Amethyst, Emerald, Aquamarine, Fuchsia, Sapphire, and more. They come in 16g (1.2mm) and have a height of 2mm-2.5mm.


14K gold

The Components of a Dermal implant Piercing

Microdermal Piercings for Wholesale

Dermal piercings or microdermals involve two components. The first is a base plate that sits under the skin and is known as a dermal anchor. There is a variety of wholesale dermal anchor jewellery available. These anchors are flat plates, usually with holes within it. This is to allow the tissue to grow within and around the holes, securing it in place. In the middle or forward third of the flat-surfaced plate, there is an internally threaded post to attach the top. Most of them are oblong but round and holeless ones are also available. The dermal jewellery is completed with the top part which is the screw in jewelled attachment. This part is normally between 2mm and 5mm with a height of no more than 3mm. When deciding which gauge size is appropriate, the location of the piercing should be considered. The gauges are usually 14g to prevent the dermal top from getting caught on clothing or objects.

The Placement of Microdermal Piercings

Dermal anchor piercing

A small single point piercing in the skin is first made by using a dermal punch or a needle. It will be placed in this “pocket” or “pouch”. In cases where a punch is used, a pouch is created by removing the skin, creating a hole. If a needle is used instead, the piercer carefully creates a pouch by separating the skin but there is less accuracy than a punch in terms of the length needed for the dermal anchor. Microdermals are more commonly performed using a dermal punch because the punch is less painful than a needle. This is because it has a protective mechanism that prevents the surface anchor from going too deep into the skin.

There are no big restrictions to where you can get this type of piercing done. Dermal anchor jewellery can be used for piercings on the wrist, chest, face, neck, hips, back, dimples, cheekbone, throat, stomach, neck, ears, and even sternum. Some people also get microdermal piercings on their fingers, feet, ankles, or thighs.

What Is Better for Piercings: Surgical Steel or Titanium?

Because a part of the microdermal piercing is under the skin, it is imperative that only hypoallergenic and sterilised piercing tools and materials are used. G23 titanium (Ti6Al4V ELI) ASTM F-136 is used in medical implants and is also the best material for base plates. Although it cannot be seen when the piercing is done, it helps prevent any complications and promotes fast healing. The exposed top part of the piercing is made of a variety of different materials such as 316L surgical steel, titanium G23, or 14 Karat gold.

Dermal Piercing jewellery

G23 Titanium

G23 titanium (Ti6Al4V ELI) ASTM F-136 is hypoallergenic as well as light and durable. It is a long-lasting metal that does not disintegrate, discolour, or react with sunlight, saltwater, body tissue, fluid, or any chemical element. The material can be anodised to produce colours that do not react with the skin or fade with time making titanium body jewellery even more desirable.

Dermal anchor piercing

316L Surgical steel

A hypoallergenic material that is widely used for body piercing jewellery. It does contain a trace amount of nickel but it is embedded within the chromium in the process of manufacture. The metal has a bright shiny lustre and by using a heat and chemical process, the steel can be coloured. This colouring process can be done either by plating or modifying the surface structure at a molecular level. This will change the wavelength of the light, which is safe for body piercing use and it does not tarnish.

Another hypoallergenic material is 14 Karat gold. This material is universally known to keep its value over time and is preferred by many as body piercing jewellery. It is a nickel-free metal and non-reactive to the elements. 14 Karat gold is commonly available in yellow but there are white and rose gold variations sold too.

What Are The Different Microdermal Jewellery Options?

Surface anchor illustration
Surface Anchor
Dermal Anchor illustration
Dermal Anchor
Skin Diver illustration
Skin Diver

The terms dermal anchors, microdermals, skin divers, and surface piercings are used by some people to mean the same thing, but they are not the same. Surface piercings consist of barbell jewellery that sits on the surface of the skin, being more invasive. They have an entry and an exit point. Instead of being secured with an anchor, a barbell is inserted into the flesh so that both ends of the barbell stick out from the skin while the middle bar sits below the skin. To make way for the microdermal jewellery, the piercer will pinch the skin and stick a needle through to create the fistula.

Dermal anchors and skin diver piercing are both small piercings that are implanted partially under the skin. Both types only have an entry point and no exit point. To insert a skin diver, a biopsy punch is used to create a hole for the microdermal jewellery to sit inside. Skin divers are formed as one piece, and are therefore not changeable. This means that the colour and style chosen can not be changed once the piercing is placed. Dermal anchor jewellery is made of two pieces however and the top part can be changed after the piercing has been placed.

Piercing Migration and Rejection

Dermal piercings of all types are the most prone to migration and, eventually, rejection. Before the skin can grow around the dermal anchor jewellery, the body tries to defend itself against this foreign object by pushing the jewellery closer to the surface of the skin. The less skin there is to keep the microdermal jewellery in place, the more chances the body has of pushing it out. However, these factors can be overcome by proper aftercare of microdermal piercings. Also, choosing an area on the body with more skin helps, such as the back, or the thighs.

Microdermal Piercing Aftercare

Aftercare of Microdermal Piercing

Proper aftercare is imperative for any piercing and even more for microdermal piercings. This reduces the chance of migration or rejection. After the piercing procedure is finished, the area should be covered with a dressing or Band-Aid for a few days to let the site heal. Once the dressing is removed, the area should be cleaned using a sea salt or saline solution twice a day by dabbing or spraying the area. It is important to dry the area gently with a tissue or a paper towel using a dabbing motion. A new tissue or paper towel must be used every time because used towels and tissues may accumulate dirt and bacteria, which can cause an infection.

Regular and antibacterial soaps should be avoided during showering but vegetable glycerine soap can be used. It should not be applied directly to the area. Diluted tea tree oil can be dabbed onto the area using a cotton swab.

During the healing process, crusting is normal and it should not be removed by force.

Healing Time of Dermal Anchor Piercings

Dermal Anchors Healing Time

The healing time for dermal or microdermal piercings is one to three months but may take longer depending on the location and the aftercare process. It is important to protect the piercing from being pulled, moved around, or accidentally removed during this period. The piercing may get caught on clothes or towels, so care must be taken when drying the body, and fabric with small holes should be avoided.

How Do You Change Dermal Tops?

It is possible for wearers to change the top part when the piercing is fully healed but it is recommended for professional piercers to assist. It must be noted that force might move the anchor while changing it and can cause it to become loose. In order to change microdermal jewellery the area around the piercing as well as the dermal anchor jewellery itself need to be cleaned. After that it can be unscrewed by using a plier or fingers. If the base plate moves, an anchor holder should be used to keep it down. The new dermal top can then be screwed on and the area should be cleaned again with a saline solution and gently dried. Dermal tops should never be changed during the healing process as this will cause the anchor to migrate before the tissue has time to secure it.

The Removal of Microdermal Jewellery

Because of the complexity of this piercing and the fact that it sits under the shin with no exit hole, only a professional piercer should assist with the removal of the base plate. There are two methods of removal. One, the area of the piercing is gently massaged to dislodge the base plate from its location. The anchor is then twisted to break the skin and allow for its removal. The other method is better suited for removing older piercings. These may be more difficult to remove because tissue grows around the base plate. In these cases, a small incision is made with a scalpel.

What Makes Dermal Piercings Different?

Dermal anchor piercings, which are single-point piercings, also commonly known as surface anchors or microdermals, are unique in the sense that, unlike other body piercings, these have no exit hole. Microdermals can be done in any part of the body where there is enough skin. These piercings are held in place by a dermal anchor plate installed under the skin, giving the appearance of a floating or freestanding jewel on the surface of the skin. It can be placed on almost any flat surface of the body, which allows for dermal anchor jewellery to be worn on previously difficult areas to pierce. Furthermore, multiple of these piercings can be placed to form patterns such as stars, hearts, and flowers.

What You Need to Know About Microdermals?

The main advantage is that these piercings can be done on any part of the body. This means that it can be done at unique places such as the scalp, fingers, nape of the neck, and abdomen where ordinarily a regular piercing cannot be placed. A concern with it is the fact that these piercings remain under the skin and can be difficult to remove.