Diamond dermal piercings

Latest trend in engagement rings. Instead of a ring, a diamond dermal piercing. From The Independent:

Introducing engagement piercings: the unusual - and rather painful - way the avant-garde lovebirds of today are marking their commitment to one another. It's a type of dermal piercing, which is typically made up of two pieces of jewellery consisting of a flat piece of metal that sits beneath the skin’s surface and a visible stud that can be changed just like any other body piercing.

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Aug 18, 2018
     Category: Fashion | Jewelry

That may be great, until the time it catches on something and rips through the skin. My father was a firefighter and while out on a call caught his solid gold wedding band on an obstruction. It cut into the flesh on the palm side of the joint and the resulting trauma caused swelling so bad the ring had to be cut off. It was not a pretty sight and he never wore another band.
Posted by KDP on 08/18/18 at 10:31 AM
Whenever I was about to hire someone to work in the machine shop, I got 'the book' ready. All too often, the new person would protest or want an exception to the "absolutely no jewelry of any kind at any time" rule. Our insurance man had given me 'the book,' a collection of photographs of mutilation caused by rings, watches, necklaces, and even earrings worn in the workplace. (And these weren't nicely-posed, 'long after everything healed' images -- it was 'photographically document the injury in situ and what we're doing to extract the victim from the machine' snapshots.) A lot of people lost their passion for glittery things when they saw what could happen.
Posted by Phideaux on 08/18/18 at 11:51 AM
KDP, Phideaux,

This could lead to the next trend—wedding band scars.
Posted by crc on 08/19/18 at 06:37 AM
I want to see these same people 10 to 20 years from now when their "rings" cause all sorts of problems with their finger joints.
Posted by Jeff on 08/21/18 at 01:33 PM
The wedding band scars will go well with the emotional scars after the divorce.
Posted by Virtual on 08/21/18 at 03:34 PM
KDP: he was lucky. I used to work for a printer, and one of my colleagues was missing a ring finger. Everybody's first thought was that he had got it caught in a press or a cutting machine, but no.

He also played volleyball, and one day he got his wedding ring caught in the net.


(As for this thing... it's the Independable - hipster central. What did you expect?)
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/24/18 at 02:32 PM
Surface piercings have a really high rejection rate, it's generally just a matter of time before they need to be removed. These "rings" look like they are almost designed with skin irritation as a goal.
Posted by Steve on 08/27/18 at 10:16 AM
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