Surface piercings are very versatile piercings that can be performed on virtually any part of the body.  The most popular and common placement for surface piercings are the back of the neck, or nape, the top of the wrist, following the lines of the collar bones and horizontally below the navel.  They can however be done virtually anywhere on the body with varying rates of long term to success, with some area’s being more prone to rejecting.  The piercing is initially performed using a surface barbell with either a 45 degree or a 90 degree angle, with a bit of extra length, depending on the piercer’s preference.  The average healing time for surface piercings usually ranges from two to four months, but can take up to six months.  After the initial stage of healing the jewellery can then be shortened to a perfect fit and the balls can be changed to jewels or even spikes.  There are two possible procedures for cleaning the piercing afterwards, the first being saline solution, which can be purchased over the counter in the form of contact lens solution.  The second option for cleaning the piercing is a sea-salt and warm water solution, comprising ¼ – ½ teaspoon of sea-salt in a coffee cup of warm water soaking a paper towel in the solution and using it as a compress for approximately five minutes.  Both methods should be done twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.  Also anytime you are in the shower, at the end of the shower let hot water pour onto the piercing to rinse any products off.  Always be sure to wash your hands before cleaning any piercing