Newly engaged couples now declare their undying love for each other by getting diamonds pierced into their left finger in place of an engagement ring.

According to Cosmopolitan, the dermal piercing is made up of a flat piece of metal that sits beneath the surface of the skin, and a visible stud that can be changed like any other body piercing.

The piercing makes it look like the diamond or crystal is floating on top of the skin.

“Micro dermal anchors are safe and the body will hold them for years, as long as they’re in ideal places and if implant-grade titanium is used,” professional body piercer Billy DeBerry told PeopleStyle.

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The professional piercer says he’s been doing it for 10 years already, but it's only recently become popular because of social media

“They’re different than other piercings since it’s considered ‘surface work’. It really lets a person get away from traditional piercings like the ear or nose.

“With the base being anchored into place under the surface of the skin, the tops are interchangeable with a huge variety of colours, shapes, and designs.”

However, these piercings might have been trending on Instagram, but dermatologists told Teen Vogue there are health risks surrounding dermal piercings.

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"The rejection rate is very high and the scarring can be pretty bad," professional piercer Adrian Castillo told Teen Vogue.

"They sit on the surface of the skin so they’re very prone to get snagged."

"Your hands go in your pockets, purses, jackets, shirts, towels, and all sorts of things multiple times a day.

"One good snag of the jewellery could start the process of rejection which could take days or months and leaves you prone to infection or bad scarring.”

Sources: cosmopolitan.com, teenvogue.com, people.com