Nipple piercings are an adventurous and interesting piece of body art for both males and females. Some people choose to have a piercing on the nipple because of its capacity to increase the nipple sensitivity. It can also make smaller nipples and inverted nipples appear larger. Of course, it should be noted that nipple piercings can be done a number of ways, including vertically, diagonally or as a project – but the most common is a single, horizontal piercing on each nipple. Before deciding to get the piercing, it is important to know how the process works, the healing time, the scale of pain, the types of jewellery, and the aftercare tips.
Nipple Piercing Procedure
The nipple piercing procedure follows a certain process. Initially, you will be asked to show your identification ID to verify your age. You will also be advised to fill out some forms necessary before the procedure like contracts and consent forms. Then after that, you will be asked to choose your choice of body jewellery.
The piercer will prepare all the necessary tools for the piercing. He will start the procedure by marking the two sides of your nipple with an ink to ensure they are carefully guided when doing the actual piercing. It is important to have a properly angled piercing. After marking the correct points on your nipple, some piercing artists may apply lidocaine to the nipple area. Lidocaine can be in the form of injectables or cream and helps reduce the pain while the piercing process is done. Then, your piercer will sterilize your nipples to ensure there is lesser chance getting it infected. As soon as everything is clean, the piercer will use a clamp to pull your skin in the area and use a cannula or needle to punch through the dotted marks in the nipple.
Nipple Piercing Pain
Nipple Piercing Costs
Like what we always say, the piercing cost will depend on the piercing shop, the expertise of the piercer, the reputation of both. Generally, its cost would range from £25-£40 in Europe and $30-$65 in the United States.
Nipple Piercing Jewelry Examples
Nipple Piercing Aftercare
- Sterilize your nipples at least twice a day for the first month of the piercing.
- Always ensure that cleaning agents are completely removed from your nipples with the use of running water.
- Use a mild cleaning agent or anti-bacterial soap in cleaning the jewellery. You can gently rotate the jewellery to ensure all is cleaned.
- Every time you finish cleaning it make sure it is completely dried with a soft towel.
- Never use the following items: Epsom salt, table salt, betadine, tea tree oil, polys porin, Neosporin, Bactroban, Bactine, and any other forms of ointment to your piercing.
- Do not use sun block, sun tan lotion and baby oils on the pierced area.
- Avoid changing the piercing jewellery with any new or unseasoned jewel while it is still healing.
- Women must wear a sports bra or padded bra while men must wear thick cotton undershirts to protect the piercing.
- Avoid taking aspirins, alcohol, or too much caffeine on the first few weeks of the piercing. These things cause to thin the blood which makes it harder to the body to create blood clots in the area thus makes it harder to prevent bleeding.
We generally recommend these two products that will have you covered in 99.99% of the cases if you follow the instructions properly.
Dr. Piercing’s Aftercare swabs are developed exclusively for the care and cleaning of piercings and help prevent infection. These swabs are conveniently packaged using advanced technology for easy, sanitary application. These piercing aftercare swabs are most commonly used 2/day for the first week and 1/day for the next 3 weeks. This completes the pack in 4 weeks and after this point, good routine hygiene with liquid soap (anti-bacterial if preferred) and water should continue the healing process.
This Piercing Aftercare Spray is enriched with over 60 trace elements and minerals from the richest coral reefs of the ocean along with natural antibacterial enzymes which kill bacteria & help protect healthy living cells. Natural Healing & Cleansing Solution H2Ocean safely removes dried discharge and lymph secretion when used every 2-3 hours.
H2Ocean increases circulation to the body or mouth piercing and accelerates the healing process. It will also help reduce lumps and scars. This formula remains sterile in the state of the art can. H2Ocean non-aerosol dry mist sprayer is ozone friendly and the can itself is recyclable. It is absolutely vital when taking care of a piercing to make sure that bacteria isn’t introduced to the affected area, and the only way to do this is by using a sterile formula like this one. In the case of an oral piercing we also recommend getting the aftercare mouthwash to protect your new piercing.