Surface piercings are anchored using barbells that are shaped like open staples. A hollow needle is used to pierce the skin and act as a guide for the barbell to be inserted. When it has been properly positioned, decorative jewelry tops can be put in place. These piercings are considered long-term temporary for the most part, and do have a tendency to grow out over time.
This piercing has a heal time of 6 to 9 months.