A dermal piercing is a type of body piercing that involves inserting a jewelry piece directly into the skin, rather than through the surface of the skin. It creates a single point of attachment, rather than the traditional two-point attachment of traditional piercings. Dermal piercings can be placed almost anywhere on the body and are often referred to by the location of the piercing, such as a dermal eyebrow piercing, dermal hip piercing, etc. They are typically performed using a dermal punch or a dermal anchor, which allows the jewelry to sit flush with the skin. Dermal piercings take longer to heal compared to traditional piercings, usually taking 6-12 months. It is important to follow aftercare instructions and to keep the area clean and free from infection.