#SURFACEANCHORS: truths and myths

There seems to be a lot of misinformation out there on this topic so here are a few facts that might help you decide if this is a piercing for you.

Myth:

You have make a cut or use a scalpel to put them in or take them out.

Fact:

Nope.  At CowPok surface piercings are done the same way every other piercing is done.  With a needle.  Make a hole, put in some jewelry.  Very simple. And taking them out is just the same.  No cuts, it’s not surgery.  Just like taking your foot out of a shoe we slide one end out and then the other.  Please don’t let anyone cut them out of you.

 

Myth:

They are a permanent piercing.

Fact:

No again.  We’ve seen them migrate out in as little as 3 weeks or last for years.  It really all depends on your body, the placement and how many times you hit it while it’s healing.  If/when it starts to get gross stop in and someone can help you figure out the next step.  Sometimes they can be saved with a hot tea bag compress while other times we’ll advise you it’s time to say goodbye.  While not as easy to take out as a ear or nose piercing they can be removed if needed.

Myth:

They leave horrible scars.

Fact:

Everyone’s idea of “horrible” is a little different but as long as you stop in to have it removed when it’s on it’s way out and it doesn’t get ripped out the scarring is not that bad; one of those things you’ll notice but no one else will.

 

Recap:  surface piercings are not permanent, don’t require surgical removal and leave minimal scars.  Stop in and we’ll make you sparkle (or help remove it when it’s time)