Yesterday I attempted to implant an xEM in the webbing between my big toe and second toe - topside, implanting from back to front so the chip ends up as far forward as possible in the webbing, above the fat pad.
But I ran into a problem: I can’t tent up the skin. It’s set deep between the phalanges, thin and quite taut. If I do manage to grab enough skin and pull up hard on it to create a tent of sorts, and leave enough space under my pinch to let the needle pass underneath it, it hurts like a bitch - probably more than the needle itself - and I’m pretty sure it’ll slip out of my fingers the minute I attempt to punch the needle through it.
So I went see my piercer for a bit of help. He can’t grab onto the skin securely either. I could possibly hold onto the skin and pinch it with both hands while he punches the needle, but the pain is unbearable. And neither he nor I feld it was safe to attempt the implant without tenting up the skin.