There are countless surface piercings possible on the body.

The best known are the hip piercing, located around the navel area.

Other popular forms are the sternum piercing in the décolleté area, the Madison piercing on the neck/suprasternal notch.

On the back, piercings are frequently performed on the coccyx, the buttocks, or the nape of the neck.

You will rarely find surface piercings done on the legs, but much more frequently on the arms.

Surface piercings on the genitals are quite common.

Hip Piercings:

The hip piercing is worn on the pelvic area, near the hip bone. This is predominantly worn by women who usually have it done on both sides in a symmetrical arrangement. However, more and more men wear it nowadays, and it is particularly striking on a man who has a well-toned abdominal section, as can be seen in the illustration.

Prior to piercing, we check the area thoroughly to make sure that it will not interfere with daily tasks like wearing pants.


A surface piercing is any body piercing which is performed on a surface of the body/skin which is neither convex nor concave (i.e. flat skin surfaces which neither protrude nor are indented).


The so-called surface bars are specially designed for surface piercings. These are barbells with two 90° bends at the end (going in the same direction) which reduce the amount of tension.

For the body we recommend using a bar thickness of 1.2mm, and a maximum length of 24mm, depending on the customer’s anatomy.

Healing and Care:


The surface piercing should be touched as little as possible (wash and disinfect your hands if doing so), and exposed to as little irritation as possible as well.

Do not remove or twist the piercing when cleaning, since this can further damage the wound canal.

Use ProntoLind-Spray and ProntoLind-Gel twice a day for the first 2-3 weeks, then once a day for another 3 weeks.

Healing Process For All Surface Piercings:


The depth of the piercing canal is essential to a successful surface piercing. We only pierce in areas that we know are safe, and we clearly explain to our clients what is feasible and what isn’t.