Nipple Piercing

Nipple PiercingNipple piercing is a very popular choice for both men and women. And it doesn’t really matter which nipple you have pierced, there is no hidden meaning behind a nipple piercing!

You could even choose to have both nipples pierced if you want to. Before you rush out and get a nipple piercing however, you first need to understand exactly what is involved.

What Does Nipple Piercing Involve?

Nipple piercings are done straight through the base of the erect part of the nipple. It is important to note that a nipple ring or bar should never be placed through the areola as that could cause problems such as mastitis.

Mastitis mainly occurs in women and it is basically a breast tissue infection. It is extremely nasty and you could end up with infected milk ducts.

So it is always worth noting that the areola should never be pierced!

When it comes to the actual piercing, it doesn’t matter which way the piercer decides to pierce the nipple. They can be done horizontally, vertically or basically any way that you or the piercer chooses.

The only real trouble the piercer could have is the placement of the piercing when you have completely flat nipples. If your nipples are flat when they are flaccid then that could be uncomfortable and it is vital that you make the piercer aware of this before you get the piercing done.

The piercing is done either just with a needle or it can be clamped first if the piercer chooses. It doesn’t really make much difference which way it is done. One thing to keep in mind is that if you choose to wear a nipple ring (which tends to be the most popular choice), then it should be quite big. A smaller ring can cause an infection when the piercing has just been done. So check with your piercer that you are choosing a good sized ring before having it pierced.

Overall nipple piercings can look really good and they are a popular choice. However you need to be aware of the things that can go wrong and you also need to give the piercing plenty of time to heal after it has been done. It would be a good idea to talk to a piercer before making a decision as they will be able to give you an expert opinion on whether a nipple piercing would be suitable for you!


  1. Strictly speaking, it’s not true that nipples should “never” be pierced through the aerola. Male nipples are commonly very small, and it’s proper procedure and common to pierce slightly through the aerola. Of course, very deep piercings here should be avoided for the reasons you state. The best practice is to get a well-fitting, good piece of jewelry–and leave it there for a year. Don’t change it until it’s fully healed!

  2. i got both of mine done over x-mas and i wont lie i love them i have no problems out of mine and my right one is pierced a lil to far down yet i still like them. there was a sharp pain an a lil blood then they were there. no problems.

  3. I had my nipples pierced about 1 months ago and they’ve been infected for a while, i clean them everyday & i’ve used a few different things to clean them with. I havnt changed the pircing because im afraid that iwont be able to but in another piercing && should i worry that they still havnt healed?

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