Surface piercings are stitched through parts of the body, which aren´t arch either outwards or inwards.
That is to say that inflow and outlet of the canaliculus only stay at the surface of the body.
These piercings almost always are in increased strain.
This can configure the healing very protracted and get to the outgrow of jewellery (connected with scar formation). But so-called surface barbells can reduce this risk because they are diminish the strain through an angle of 90 degrees of the ends in similar direction. Admittedly banana barbells are often used, nevertheless they are rather unsuitable because print positions at the skin could appear through the screwed balls.
Important by all surface piercings among the right jewellery also is the correctly placement.
The surface barbell shouldn´t sits too deep, because then the balls push onto the skin, which can evoke redness and inflammations. If the jewellery isn´t applied deep enough the ends stand out too wide of the canaliculus and irritates the surrounding tissue through upsetting.
Among the classic surface piercings are counted the eyebrow piercing, the bridge piercing, the Christina piercing, the Hafada piercing, the neck piercing and the handweb.