The face is a very popular choice for surface piercings.

The most well known is perhaps the eyebrow piercing, which strictly speaking is not a surface piercing.

The bridge, on the other hand, is clearly a surface piercing, as are those using surface barbells around the eye. The tragus can also perfectly accommodate a vertical surface piercing.


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—in other words any area where the skin does not fold).


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 pressure on the piercing’s exit canal. For the face we recommend a thickness of 1.2 mm and suggest that you don’t use bars that are excessively long.


A surface piercing can take between 2 and 4 months to heal completely, rarely longer. However, the healing process of a surface piercing is a little longer than for a regular piercing, due to the pressure exerted on the skin. Like other external piercings, in the first three weeks it should be cleaned with ProntoLind spray twice a day, and then coated with ProntoLind gel. It is important to wash your hands before touching the pierced area and the jewelry itself. By caring for the piercing in the correct manner and with the proper materials, you will rarely have to deal with cases of proud flesh.

Disinfectant solutions containing alcohol or chlorine should be avoided.


A vital aspect of surface piercing is gauging the correct depth of the piercing canal.

We only pierce in areas where we think the right placement is feasible—and we clearly explain to the client what is and what is not a good option.