Ready to get a sternum piercing? Use our store locator to
find your local Blue Banana Studio. There’s no need to book an appointment; you
can simply go to the store of your choice and be pierced on the day.
Make sure to check the sternum piercing age restriction
before coming to store. It can help to avoid any undue disappointment. In a
Blue Banana studio, the sternum piercing age restriction is 18 (ID may be
required) or 16 with parental consent from a parent or guardian who is present.
Once you’re all booked in, you will have some forms to fill
out. A member of Blue Banana staff will go through the steps and can help you
pick out jewellery. Then you can meet the piercer! They too will give you a
quick consultation and briefing before discussing the chest piercing location.
The sternum piercing procedure will vary depending on the
type of piercing jewellery you have chosen. If you are having a barbell
inserted then the piercer will pinch the skin and pass a sterilised needle
through the skin, followed by the piercing jewellery. The piercer will first
mark the piercing site with a pen so you can check you are happy with the
location and they can check that it will be straight and symmetrical. If you
are having a microdermal cleavage piercing then the piercer will make a small
hole in the skin using a needle or dermal punch and insert a dermal anchor using
forceps. The piercer will clamp the area of skin when you are having a
A cleavage piercing can take 4-6 weeks to fully heal. The
healing time varies from person to person and will need top aftercare to ensure
During the healing process, it is important to avoid
knocking the piercing or putting pressure on the area as this will slow down
healing and can even cause unnecessary problems. During healing make sure not
to wear any clothes that catch or put pressure on your new piercing. It is also
important to avoid applying moisturisers, perfumes and other cosmetics to your
Like any piercing, it is important to maintain top hygiene
when caring for your cleavage piercing. Sticking to your aftercare routine for
your sternum piercing will help limit potential infections and ensure your
piercing gets the best chance at healing quickly. Gently clean your sternum
piercing twice a day with salt water solution or Tea Tree Oil by bathing it using
If you would like further information, make sure to read our
full Piercing Aftercare Guides to learn about side effects to look out for.
There’s plenty of options when it comes to sternum piercing
jewellery from Blue Banana. Some popular styles include:
There are a range of colours and designs to choose from in
our chest piercing jewellery range. When choosing your piercing jewellery there
are a few things you should consider:
If you regularly participate in sports, you may want to
discuss the best piercings for you with your piercer. You may need to consider
the type of clothing you wear and whether the sport you participate in could
result in the piercing getting knocked.
When searching for a piece of jewellery make sure you know
your measurements. We display the
piercing jewellery measurements as Gauge first (displayed in millimetres) then
Length, e.g. 1.2mm x 8mm.
We generally recommend that for new piercings you choose
longer jewellery. This can allow for extra room in case of any swelling. Make
sure to check out the tips from our piercing guides for information about
changing and removing piercing jewellery.
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