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Lower Back Dimple Piercing: Procedure, Pain Level, and Aftercare

by Dr. Joe Morales

A dimple piercing is a unique statement. What is the cost, pain level and rejection symptom of lower back dimple microdermal piercing?

What are the pros and cons of the procedure? Will I get scars after the procedure?

Piercings and tattoos make a modern fashion statement. Lower back piercings are known to be done by people who have back dimples.

But can you get these types of beauty marks even if you do not have what is called dimples of venus?

Below, see pictures and detailed information on this exciting trend in the beauty industry.

Back Dimple Piercing Cost, Price, Pain, Removal, Pros, Cons, Lower Back Piercing Scars, Rejection, Procedure, Aftercare

Lower back microdermal surface piercing.

What is a back dimple piercing?

Lower back piercings are done on the dimples of Venus. These type of piercings have for long been termed as sexy, as can be seen in the last few years where more and more women have taken to have their back dimples pierced.

If you have been contemplating getting a surface piercing, there are a few things that you will need to take into consideration:

  1. Before you get the piercing, understand that their area of placement can lead to them being a major hassle. It is possible for them to become caught in your clothing, jeans, or pants, which can make them quite painful.

In case this was to happen, it means that they will be tugged at, and may end up being pulled out of their current location (in your skin dimples). You can even end up with bleeding dimple piercings.

  1. The piercings go into an area that is very difficult for you to see. But, other people will be in a position to view them. Additionally, you could have a tough time trying to clean them on a regular basis.
  2. Dermal and microdermal piercings can become rejected if you do not take proper care of them after piercing. For instance, you will be required to sit using the proper posture, as well as avoid wearing clothes that are too tight as it may cause irritation in the area that has recently been pierced.

Piercing cost (price)

Question: How much are dimple piercings on the lower back? What is the price of getting them?

Answer: Between $50 and $150.

The first thing you will need to consider is the location of the piercing shop. Finding a shop that is located within your state will be more preferable as opposed to traveling out of state, which could make the entire exercise pricier than it should be. In addition, you need to consider whether you want the normal dermal punching or the needle piercing. The two are very different as the latter is illegal in certain states.

Lower back dimple piercings

These can cost between $50 and $150.

Therefore, if you have to travel out of state to get pierced, the costs are bound to increase significantly, as you will have to factor in transportation, the price of the dermal and microdermal piercing, as well as the cost of the aftercare products. As such, having it done in one location will be cost effective for you.

Another factor that is likely to raise the cost of the procedure is the jewelry that you will need to acquire. For such a procedure, it is always advisable to go with the pricier jewelry, as the cheaper ones may react with your skin, leading to lower back piercing scars and infection.

Taking all the factors into consideration, how much are these piercings?

Normally, the minimum you can expect to pay for this procedure is $50. But, there is a chance that you may come across a shop that is slightly cheaper than this.

Ensure you do your research on the number of people who have gone in such a shop for piercing and the kind of experience that they had while at the facility.

On the other higher side, you can expect to pay around $130 for this procedure. These aside, what is the price of dermal and micro dermal dimple piercings? The cost of this procedure will depend on the state where the procedure is being performed. For instance, a person who opts to have the procedure done in the state of New York can expect to pay as low as $60, and as much as $150.

Lower back piercing procedure

Microdermals are mainly preferred when it comes to the procedure.

  1. The microdermals are often made of two folds.
  2. One of the folds will be placed under your skin, while the other one will be anchored on your skin with the assistance of an under the skin surface element.
  3. For the anchor to be inserted below your skin, a tiny cut will be created on the skin, which will allow the flat portion of your jewelry to get inserted into
  4. Barbells are the jewelry accessories that are commonly used for this particular procedure.
  5. Once in place, they will remain installed, and given that a majority of the jewelry used in these piercings are flat, they will not end up being caught in your clothes.

Once you have been healed, it becomes easier for you to change the jewelry. If you are bold and experimental, you can always request for a double back piercing.

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How to prepare

To make sure that they are no beauty or health related side effects, there are a few safety measures that you should follow before you can undergo this procedure.

  1. The procedure has to be performed by a reputed salon or a specialized doctor. In the case of the salon, it should have prominent doctors working for it.
  2. You and your specialist will need to wash and disinfect your hands before the procedure can start.
  3. Before the piercing can be performed, a saline solution should be prepared for immediate application after the piercing.
  4. Your back area, where the piercing is to be performed will need to be cleaned and pre-marked. Cleaning should be done using an antibacterial lotion. The area will need to be air-dried, to get rid of all the micro-organisms that may cause an infection.
  5. Piercing jewelry and needles should also be sterilized and should be sharpened to make sure that they will cause very little harm.
  6. All the areas that were marked in advance will have to be gently pierced, and the jewelry inserted after piercing.
  7. Finally, this area will need to be treated using an antibacterial solution to reduce the chances of you getting an infection.

Back dimple piercing pain

What pain level should I expect? Does it hurt? Shall I get sore? A dermal punch is less painful compared to most piercing procedures. The pain scale is said to be around 6 (on a scale of 1 to 10).

If you happen to have a high pain tolerance, the procedure will not hurt much. However, you could experience some soreness and a stinging sensation in the area that was pierced. The stinging sensation and soreness can be attributed to the resulting tenderness and swelling in the area that was punched.

  • If the correct preparation procedure was followed before the piercing, do not expect to experience much pain levels or infection after the procedure is completed.
  • Confirm that your piercer has sterilized all the equipment and that they have been cleaned before being used on your skin.
  • Sterilization only takes a few minutes, and should therefore not be overlooked, given the effect that they can have on the open wounds. This can also reduce soreness and pain levels after the piercing procedure.

Additionally, you will need to practice the right aftercare procedure to make sure that rejection does not occur. Having the procedure repeated all over again may end up being very painful.

As such, the pain experienced by a person having the procedure done will be dependent on their pain tolerance levels, but they should expect to experience some soreness and stinging sensation.


Do these piercings leave scars? YES. Any type of piercing made on your body regardless of location is always going to leave a scar behind.

Therefore, if you are no longer comfortable having the piercings on your body, you should be ready to deal with the issue of unpleasant scars.

Microdermal surface back dimple piercings

Scars can remain if a rejection occurs

As many surgeons will inform you, there are not many products in the market that have successfully proven capable of eradicating the lower back piercing scars, regardless of how long you use them.

The only viable option for improving the appearance of a scar is to undergo surgery to remove the scars. But, you should note that surgery may also not be able to eradicate the scars.

Additionally, the surgical option will only cover the location where the lower back piercing scar was previously located, making it more appealing, as opposed to its previous looks. You need to ensure that you always clean the new piercings to make certain that it will not become infected.

For instance, Sialadenitis is a common infection associated with cheek piercings, which often leads to the development of a very foul smell.

In case your body feels that a new foreign object has been inserted into it, this may lead to your body wellness becoming affected.

If the jewelry is not compatible with your body, the end result is a back dimple piercing rejection. Your body rejects the jewelry and tries to push it out of your body, and this will lead to more scarring.

After piercing, it will be advisable for you to make regular visits to your piercers for a checkup. The same case will also apply in the event of an infection. For this, you will have to go to your doctor so that you can receive the right medication to help with your recuperation.

Piercing rejection

back dimple surface piercing rejection

Infection and rejection.

Rejection is one of the most common problems associated with any body piercing. It occurs when your body perceives the recently inserted jewelry as a foreign object, which is deemed to be a potential threat to your well-being. When this occurs, your skin reacts by killing all the tissue that is above the piercing.

It does this in an attempt to push out the perceived threat, resulting in what is referred to as a piercing migration. If this was to happen to you, it would result in a lot of pain and discomfort in the area surrounding your piercing. Additionally, it will leave an unsightly scar in the area. But, the good news is that it is possible for you to prevent rejection.

See also: Infected belly button piercing symptoms

What you can do to stop a piercing rejection

Here are things to do to reduce the chances of a piercing rejection

1. Choose a professional piercer

You need to find a professional perform the piercing job. Inquire about their experience, as well as qualifications, as this will determine the kind of job that they will perform. You also need to look at the portfolios of some of the piercers you would like to use for this job.

Pay attention to piercings that have been known to result in rejections e.g. dermal piercings. There is also need to compare how the old and new piercings turned out. All this information can be deduced from checking out the images that are in their portfolios.

2.    Determine the risk:

Some piercings are more likely to end in a rejection compared to others. Piercings that have the highest rejection rates tend to be those that have only been held together using a very thick skin layer e.g. surface piercings, eyebrow, belly, and microdermal piercings.

In case the piercing you have chosen to have has a high rejection rate, you will need to choose a large gauge size. In many cases, a professional will either use the 14G or the 16G.

Also, have your piercer check to confirm that the piercing has a sufficient depth of your skin. You should also mention to your piercer about your worries of getting a rejection. If he or she is a professional, they will know what to do, to make certain that you will not have to deal with a piercing rejection later on.

3.    Select the right jewelry

Choosing and wearing the wrong set of jewelry is one of the leading causes of rejection. For instance, selecting very chunky jewelry to wear on a small gauge size is likely to cause migration to take place as opposed to wearing jewelry (high quality), which has been designed in such a way that the size and weight are properly balanced.

Another factor to consider when selecting your jewelry is the material. Always go for titanium as opposed to steel. Glass is also deemed to be a good option.

4.    Clean the piercing frequently

If you have recently had a piercing, it will be vital to make sure that you clean it two times a day. When cleaning it, you can use antibacterial soap or rely on a saline solution. But, if you want to confirm that your piercing is cleaned properly, consider purchasing an aftercare piercing cleaning kit.

For those who have had the piercings for a while, they should ensure that they clean them at least once each week. When cleaning the piercing, make certain also to clean your jewelry as it could also cause a rejection.

What are the symptoms of a rejection?

To confirm whether your piercing is actually rejection, there are a few symptoms that you need to check. They include:

  • Piercing hole will appear bigger than usual
  • Soreness, redness, and sensitiveness in the area
  • Your jewelry will be hanging very differently in the holes
  • The skin above the piercing will be thinner than is normal

If you come across these symptoms, you will need to keep an eye on your dimple piercing for the next few days. When they become severe or start to worsen, contact your piercer to learn more about what could be happening, and what you can do to stop it.

What you should do if the piercing starts to reject

When the body begins the rejection process, you do not have many options to stop it or even reverse the process. As soon as it starts the rejection process, you should go back to the piercer for a checkup.

Usually, your piercer will remove all the jewelry to ensure that you do not get any complications as well as scarring. Do NOT attempt to remove this jewelry on your own as it may lead to an infection, which could cause your skin to begin turning to a cyst.


Most people believe that once you have had a rejection, all the future piercings will also end in a rejection. Well, this is not the case. Do your prep work in advance before you get pierced, and the chances are that you will not get a rejection.

If you want to get a new piercing in an area that has had a rejection before, make sure that you take as many precautions as possible. Additionally, consider getting a low risk piercing instead.

Aftercare advice

To ensure that your piercing will heal as it should, you will need to practice a strict cleaning routine. The routine is meant to ensure that you reduce your risks of getting an infection, as well as rejection.

As mentioned above, rejection occurs when the jewelry implanted in your skin comes off, which means that you may have to get a re-piercing done. You can prevent this from happening by:

  1. Do not in any way disturb your piercing. Disturbance can be in the form of attempting to move the piercing around.
  2. To make sure the jewelry will not move while you are sleeping, place a band aid over your back dimple piercings.
  3. Once you are properly healed, you will need to unscrew the top. Typically, this should be done within two to three weeks after getting the piercings. It is meant to prevent the fluids from fusing with your threads.
  4. Do not use sprays or lotions to moisturize your piercings when the area around them starts to become dry. It is normal for dryness to occur when you use the saline solution to clean the area.
  5. You should start cleaning the area as soon as the pain and discomfort from the piercing have If you do not have access to a saline solution, consider using a mild soap when taking your everyday bath.
  6. Try and squeeze in some regular checkups to make your healing process hassle-free
  7. It is recommended that you only wear loose fitting clothes, which provide you with adequate ventilation
  8. Even with the band aid on, try as much as possible not to sleep on your back, as you may cause damage to your piercings

Piercings are the latest fashion craze, and as much as they can appear alluring and super sexy, you should not overlook their health risks and possible infections. If you are sure that you can follow all the recommended aftercare routine tasks, there is no reason why you should not tread in this path.

Back dimple piercing removal

If you choose to remove it on your own, you will need to exercise a lot of caution. However, certain piercings require the help of a piercer during the removal process. Confirm that your hands are clean before you can touch your piercing. You can also consider using gloves, as it will provide you with a better grip while ensuring that you do not irritate this area with tugging and pulling.

If your piercing has become infected, do not attempt removal, but instead, have a professional take a look at it. This is to guarantee that the proper steps will be followed to protect against further irritation or infection.

Once removed, note that there will be no pressure holding your hole open, and the hole will, therefore, start to shrink given that your skin comprises of collagen, which is elastic.

Therefore, when you remove the hard metal that was holding your skin, it will start to close, which is the primary reason why piercers insist that you do not attempt removal on your own.

Pros and cons of back piercings

What are the advantages and disadvantages of getting lower back dimple microdermal surface piercings?


  1. It is a great way for you to enhance your personality as there are many styles and options to choose from.
  2. Can be a way for you to express your personality: be it sexual or artistic


  1. If proper precautions are not taken, the piercing could result in a fatal infection.
  2. Typically, nickel is used for these piercings, and if you are allergic to it, it may lead to an infection
  3. There is the possibility of facing additional issues e.g. scarring, bleeding, tissue trauma, and skin tears
  4. You run the risk of getting an inflammation and experiencing soreness in the pierced part

If the piercing equipment has not been properly sterilized, you may end up with diseases like Hepatitis or HIV.

Provided they are done well, lower back dimple piercings not only look amazing, but they can also make a woman feel extremely sexy and good about her body. If you have always wanted to get a piercing, make sure to select the right piercer and book your piercing appointment. But, ensure that you take proper care of your piercing, if you want to enjoy them for many years to come.

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