The first Christina piercing, also known as Venus piercing, was performed in 1990 on a woman named Christina, hence the origin of the name. The piercing was named by Tom Brazda of Stainless Studios, in what some consider a somewhat sordid manner. Traditionally when choosing Piercing Names, the first-known person to get a piercing gets to choose its name. In the case of the Christina, a customer approached him about the piercing and made an appointment for two weeks after that initial consultation. Before her piercing was done, however, he mentioned it to a friend, named Christina, who ultimately got the piercing before the “inventor” and chose to name it after herself.
Christina Piercings Explained
The Christina piercing is a vertical piercing located under the Venus (pubic mound) where the outer labia meet. The Christina piercing is not very popular. It has a high a rejection rate, meaning a high possibility of the body to react by naturally forcing the piercing out of the body. This piercing also requires specific anatomic criteria, and therefore cannot be performed on all woman due to anatomical variations. This piercing is usually performed with a surface bar or curved barbell. Jewelry is often customized for the individual client, since no two Christina piercings or pubic mounds are exactly alike. Some people’s anatomy may even be suited to wearing a ring if they have a pronounced ridge. Make sure your professional piercer evaluates your anatomy before getting in any needle.
Different Types of Female Genital Piercings
A Christina piercing is not the only female genital piercing that you can get, see below the other genital piercings:
- Clitoris Piercing
- VTC or Vertial Clitoral Hood Piercing
- HTC or Horizontal Clitoral Hood Piercing
- Triangle Piercing
- Christina Piercing
- Isabella Piercing
- Nefertiti Piercing
- Fourchette Piercing
- Princess Albertina Piercing
- Labia Piercing
Things to know about Venus Piercings
- The Christina piercing does not enhance sexual stimulation, and can cause discomfort when pressure is applied.
- Christina Piercing healing time is 5-8 months or more. This piercing takes a longer time to heal than most other piercings due to the thickness of the skin the piercing goes through. Since it is a surface piercing it can be prohibitive to have frontal sex during that time once not completely healed.
- This piercing is very susceptible to infection due to the long piercing canal and continual movement and friction
- Recommended jewelry for the Christina is a 12 to 10 gauge curved barbell. Captive bead rings should only be worn once the piercing is healed.
- Christina piercings can be painful but often it is compared to a slight sting that you get when taking a blood test. Christina piercing pain is mostly compared to the pain when getting any other piercing.
Inspirational Christina Piercing Images
Find 15 inspirational Christina Piercing jewelry images below of several different piercing models. Feel free to send in your own to us to be featured.
Simple Christina Piercing with diamonds
The Zipper Christina Piercing
Christina Piercing (upper) and VCH Piering (lower)
Regular Christina Piercing
Venus Piercing with 1 big and 1 small Diamond
Double Diamond Piercing with 12 little Diamonds
Basic christina venus Piercing with 2 steel round balls
Laced see-through underwear still shows the piercing
The Basic Christina
11. The Star
A Double Genital Piercing
The Genital Piercing Experience
Tips for after receiving a Genital Piercing
- Genital Piercings, especially Triangles, Prince Alberts, Ampallangs, and Apadravyas, can continue bleeding within the first days.
- Personal hygiene is very important, always wash your hands before touching and urinate after using any soap near the area of a piercing you just received.
- You can have sex if you feel ready but avoid any fluids from your partner to come close. Use condoms and water-based lubricant when engaging in sex after getting pierced.
- Use clean or disposable sex toys.
- After sex additional saline soak or clean water rinse is suggested.
- Emu oil is helpful for healing this piercing. Many people found help with irritated Christina piercings in emu oil.
Christina piercing Aftercare: Stay Healthy!
The best aftercare will depend on different factors. Each body is unique on its own and every piercing is different. There are a couple things you can do to help your body to heal your piercing. Most importantly: Keep your hands off the piercing. Dirty and even unwashed hands are the worst enemy for piercings. During the course of a day your hands become covered with germs. If you touch the piercing, even just near the area, you will deposit bacteria at the piercing site, possibly causing an infection. Furthermore take the following piecing aftercare tips in consideration as well:
- The healthier your lifestyle, the easier it will be for your piercing to heal.
- Get enough sleep.
- To help healing and bolster your ability to fight infection eat a nutritious diet.1 If you don’t, consider taking nutritional supplements daily.
- Avoid emotional stress, which can increase healing times by up to 40%.
Always consult your piercing shop or APP piercer as soon as you think you have any problems!