Nipple piercings have long been a popular accessory throughout the world. Today, this kind of adornment is considered to be highly erotic and stunning. Since it is a quick and easy procedure, it is also one of the most tolerable forms of sexual modification. No wonder many people think about getting their nipples pierced. If you find yourself wondering if nipple piercing is right for you, here are some things to think about.
The average cost for a nipple piercing procedure ranges between $30-50. Body jewelry runs around $10-50, based on the quality of the ring or stud. Therefore a single nipple piercing can hypothetically range from $40-$100. This does not include everything you need to care for your piercing(s).
2. Pain threshold
Many people with pierced nipples will tell you that the process does hurt, but only for a short time. Depending on your personal pain threshold, the moment your skin is punctured might cause you to flinch or barely even feel a thing. Because the nipple is a sensitive area, to begin with, if you are squeamish, this might be a factor to consider.
When the piercing is done, going braless is the best bet. Anything abrasive against the skin will only cause discomfort. The other thing that might occur as the result of the piercing is some temporary bleeding that can last up to a week. Should the bleeding become heavier and continuous, see a doctor immediately.
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3. Healing and aftercare
Once you get your nipples pierced, the healing process is 6-8 weeks at minimum. Active individuals may need longer to heal. Larger breasts also experience a longer healing period.
You will need an aftercare product (usually obtainable at the piercing parlor). When caring for the new piercing, thoroughly wash your hands before touching them. Set aside 5-10 minutes a day to soak the area in saline or sea salt. Briefly, rinse to remove residue. No more than thirty seconds of soap and water twice a day. When patting dry, only use disposable paper products. Towels can snag.
When months pass without the piercing healing properly, you may be experiencing jewelry rejection or an allergy to the jewelry material. You may have also aggravated the healing process somehow or be prone to infection. If this is the case, be sure to see your doctor.
4. Age and occupation
Body piercing laws vary from state to state. If you are under 18, the professional shops will want to see your parent or a note of parental consent, along with I.D. If you are over 18 and making waves in your career, here is another thing to consider: the formality of your job.
I already mentioned that you have to go braless for a time (or all the time). Take time to think about the uniform, if you have one, or whether or not your job is an active or physical one. Piercings may be visible through some clothing.
5. Bra or no?
Speaking of bras, I cannot preface it enough: you will need to go braless for a while. A-cups can do this without much issue. Anything else may pose problems. Yet, after the initial healing process, many women with nipple modifications report that bras actually feel better than letting the tatas hang loose.
The reason is that some fabrics – think sweater material, mesh, or chiffon – can actually feel like sandpaper. The main thing is changing out your bra when your sweat. Moisture means bacteria, which poses a health threat to any piercing.
There is nothing stopping you from breastfeeding as a woman, not even two rings hanging in the way of your infant’s mouth. Okay, I am joking. You will need to have your rings changed to something smaller so you baby does not choke. Otherwise, lactation and breastfeeding will not be hindered by your piercings at all. Very few women experience complications, but it is nothing that cannot be fixed.
However, should you remove your jewelry for the full duration of your breastfeeding period, you might need to go through repiercing once your child has been weaned. That said, taking out the piercing then replacing it once the baby has had his/her fill is perfectly fine, but the soreness from breastfeeding might cause trouble when trying to reinsert the piercing.
7. Sensitivity and arousal
Back when nipple piercings first hit the fashion scene, it was for two reasons: looks and eroticism. People report that having a piercing makes their nipples more sensitive. No, you will not be turned on constantly by your breasts rubbing against your clothing. Flatter nipples will be easier to arouse too.
But during the healing process, tell your partner to take his hands and mouth off for 2 weeks or longer. Entertain yourselves some other way until you know the piercing is no longer vulnerable to rejection, germs, and bacteria.
In short, getting your nipples pierced is your choice. Like any piercing or tattoo, a nipple piercing does take the time to heal. Keep in mind your lifestyle, job, and past medical conditions that may affect the healing process.
Otherwise, getting a nipple pierced a safe and common practice. And if you find you do not like your nipples pierced, these areas close up within 24 hours once the piercing has been removed.