Monthly Archives: February 2015

Dermals: Taking Care of Microdermals

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Microdermals are beautiful pieces of jewelry. I’ve gotten dermals done nine times (I still have six) and I love them to pieces but there is not a lot of information circulating about them. How do they stay in? How do you get them? How much do they cost? Can you change them? What if they start to reject? Are they irritated? Getting a new piercing can be confusing but luckily, I’m here to teach you all about them so you don’t have to learn the hard way.

Microdermals are small, decorative pieces of jewelry that can be placed virtually anywhere. It’s best to get them in low impact areas because they never fully “heal” (they don’t develop a fistula likeĀ more traditionalĀ piercings) therefore they can reject at any point, especially if they’re snagged or bumped. Dermals are also semi-permanent because they only have a single entry point and must be removed through small incisions, making them harder to remove in the case of an MRI.

So how does it stay in?

Saint Sabrina’s was my go-to guide when I first began to consider dermals. She describes dermals as a leg and a foot, with the foot being the anchor that stays in your skin. The anchor has holes in it to allow the tissue to grow through it and anchor it down. You can change the jewel after 2 – 3 months by simply unscrewing the top.

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How dermals look

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Undocumented and Unafraid

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Hello all you lovely followers of mine! I know it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted but I have something that I’m really eager to share with everyone! My freshman year of college (Fall 2013) I had to write a paper placing myself in the shoes of someone I couldn’t relate to. The assignment was called the Diversity Role and seeing how I never miss an opportunity to spread word about the DREAM Act, I wrote as though I was an undocumented immigrant. My professor was hesitant about my topic because it was “controversial” and a “political hot topic,” but I assured him I wasn’t going to offend anyone and that I knew what I was talking about. After I presented the paper to my class, everyone was so interested in it that I was able to answer a ton of questions and tell everyone about my experience volunteering with the Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance. Here’s the paper that sparked a great discussion:

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