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It is in human nature that they love to experiment with different ways to look unique and different from others. Nevertheless, nowadays or young generation is keen to experiment with their bodies by getting tattoos or piercings. Finger piercing is just one of the upcoming trends that attract the youth these days.

Yes, you heard it right; finger piercing; you might get astounded, and many questions will arise in your mind like How it can be done?

 Does it hurt your finger or not etc.? This blog will give you a complete understanding of finger piercing. Keep reading if you decide to go for it.!

What is Finger Piercing?

If we talk about this piercing, it is generally a type of surface dermal piercing where your whole hand can be pierced. It is not your regular piercing; in fact, it’s different from other piercings, so you need to consider a lot of things before getting it done.

There is always some history behind every piercing of how it started, But finger piercing is not such an old trend; it was initiated by some Millennials from New York when married couples pierced their fingers with diamonds instead of wearing engagement rings. This trend is now spreading around Britain, also known as the “engagement ring trend.”

A finger piercing is a quite new idea, and it is done on any part of the finger as micro dermal piercing. A micro dermal piercing differs from a regular piercing as the plate or anchor is placed just underneath the skin and the top screwed onto it. As fingers are the most used body part, sometimes the risk of infection or rejection is high, making it difficult for the piercing to heal.

Procedure for Dermal Finger Piercing

– The piercing specialist takes a sterile needle or a dermal punch and hygienic piercing jewellery, which is all packaged together in a sterile bag

– Piercer will then cleanses the skin with a surgical scrub, and to make it painless, your piercer will apply a numbing cream.

– a sterilized needle will be used to make a hole or perforation into the skin 

– A pouch will be created beneath the surface of the skin where the piercer will place the plate or anchor of the jewellery by using forceps, and then the top of the jewellery will be screwed.


For every kind of piercing, aftercare is the most important thing. Finger piercing can cause lasting damage, but you can reduce the risk with care.

  1. Keep the piercing area clean with a saline solution every time.
  2. Avoid touching the piercing to avoid infection
  3. Avoid using fragranced soaps, detergents or lotions on the pierced skin.
  4. Limit the movement of your fingers, and don’t disturb the piercing
  5. This piercing might take one year to heal; till then, take good care of it.

Will a Finger Piercing Hurt?

The answer is yes, it can be hurtful, but I’ll let you in on a secret- it can be, but it’s not terrible! Your piercer will use numbing cream to lessen the pain, so put your faith in their expertise.

Jewellery Types

Jewellery recommended for this type of piercing includes an anchor or a late implanted below the skin; you have to screw it from the top. Like a regular piercing, you can change the top part of the piercing with the jewellery of your choice.

Considering the area’s sensitivity, the piercer recommends not to disturb the jewellery and avoid changing it more often as it might irritate.


Thus before getting your finger pierced, make sure to opt for a professional pierce and be prepared and careful when getting the piercing as there are perilous nerves, vessels or tendons that may get affected. The movement of the finger might cause problems like late healing or rejection of the piercing. Keep in mind the following thing before going for it

  1. Find a professional piercer who has prior experience in dermal piercing
  2. Try reaching out to people who have already done it; speak to them to get an idea
  3. Ask questions related to it, including healing time, pain level, precautions etc
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