NSFW: The Lowdown On Nipple Piercings!

(Please Note: This post contains explicit images and content which may not be suitable for anyone under 18)

Who Has One?

Nipple piercings are one of the most popular piercings on the market and with so many celebrities sporting those barbell buds including Rihanna, Amber Rose, Janet Jackson, Kylie & Kendall JennerNicole Richie and Lenny Kravitz, it’s one of the few piercings that has broken into mainstream fashion.

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Pierced nipples have a reputation for being very cool and a little bit naughty but with celebs like Pink, Janet Jackson and Nicole Richie whipping out those nips on camera, you might just be tempted to flash your new piercing too!

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Is A Nipple Piercing Right For Me?

If you’re looking for a cheeky piercing that is discreet and daring, nipple piercings are perfect for you. The great thing about these little body mods is that they can be kept completely secret underneath your bra/clothes, however, most people with pierced nipples report a thrilling experience revealing them to new partners and friends!

The nipple piercing is also easily customisable, with loads of different jewellery options available, which you can browse later in this post.

So If you’ve toyed with the idea of needling those nips, but you’re still not sure, here is everything you need to know before you decide to head to the studio:

 

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Does It Hurt?

Like any piercing, the very fact that there is a needle involved means that yep, it’s going to hurt a bit! (If it didn’t hurt at all that would mean that you have no pain receptors and there is something seriously wrong with you…)

HOWEVER! If you’re a bit of a chicken, don’t worry too much because most customers report a nipple piercing being much less painful than they had imagined, due to how quickly the process is all over! It’s described mostly as a sharp pain followed by a quick sting with soreness during healing. So the verdict is: Uncomfortable? Yes. Unbearable? Nope!

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Do Nipple Piercings Affect Sensitivity?

There’s been much debate on the subject of whether nipple piercings affect nipple sensitivity in a positive or negative way. The truth is, nobody can ever be totally sure because this is entirely subjective! Every person’s body is different and every nipple is different, so without extensive scientific studies, we really can’t be certain.

Based on anecdotal evidence and customer experience, there are many accounts that claim nipple piercings enhance the sensitivity of the nipple and that the piercing has greatly improved their experience during foreplay.

One possible theory behind this enhanced sensation is that a nipple piercing slightly increases the surface area of the nipple, giving a larger area to stimulate. Others say that when the nipple becomes firm (during arousal) that the feeling of the jewellery creates its own kind of stimulation… pretty hot right?!

A big concern with nipple piercings is that they will damage or reduce feeling in the nipple, however, if this is something you are concerned about, rest assured that cases of sensation loss are EXTREMELY RARE. Usually, numbness is simply a temporary effect which happens immediately after the piercing and will disappear shortly after. Nipple sensation issues can also occur in cases where there is an infection or nerve damage but by going to a qualified piercer and following the recommended aftercare, these complications are rare.

Will A Nipple Piercing Interfere With Breastfeeding?

For women, one of the biggest worries about nipple piercings is that they might cause problems with any future breastfeeding. Fortunately, this is not the case!

Plenty of women who have had nipple piercings are able to go on to breastfeed without any complications at all, but if you’re thinking about getting a nipple piercing and breastfeeding in the future, here are some tips:

  • You must ALWAYS remove any jewellery before breastfeeding a child; this is to prevent damage to the baby’s soft palette and tongue as well as the risk of choking if your jewellery falls out. Having a piece of jewellery in will also have a negative impact on the baby’s ability to latch on to the breast, so it is impractical as well as dangerous.
  • Babies can nurse every couple of hours when they’re small and taking your jewellery out this often could result in your nipple piercing closing over completely. To avoid this, make sure you put some jewellery or a retainer bar in at least once a day.
  • Nipple piercings can take up to a year to FULLY heal, so if you know you are intending to get pregnant in the near future, think about whether this is the right time for you to get your nipple piercing done.

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Nipple Piercings & Sex

There has always been a sexual connotation to nipple piercings, for obvious reasons! Many individuals find that this piercing is a liberating body mod that enhances their sex life by boosting their body confidence and giving them a naughty thrill to reveal to a new partner!

Not only do many people with nipple piercings claim it heightens sensation, but these piercings tend to create excitement just by looking at them, because let’s face it, they’re FREAKING HOT. Y’know, if you’re into that kinda thing.

Don’t believe us? Check out these smoking hot nipple piercings

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SEEEEEE??! HOT!!!

Healing

Nipple piercings can take between 9-12 months to fully heal, but the initial soreness should wear off within a couple of weeks.

During the initial healing process (2/3 weeks), here are a few tips to ease discomfort:

  • Wear comfortable sports bras & loose clothing
  • Soak the piercing with salt water solution twice a day
  • Keep the piercing clean
  • Avoid swimming pools/hot tubs
  • Be extra careful not to catch it on anything
  • Do not let your partner lick/suck the area as germs from the mouth could cause infection
  • Follow your piercer’s aftercare instructions

Tip: To ease the stinging after your nipple piercing, place a cold compress on your chest to cool the area, just like Archer‘s Cheryl right here… At least we think that’s what she’s doing…

What Jewellery Can I Wear In My Nipple Piercing?

There are several different jewellery options for nipple piercings, including subtle barbells, circular rings, decorative shields and glamorous dangling charms! Why not click the link below to view a range of different nipple piercing jewellery options:

Blue Banana Nipple Piercing Body Jewellery

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            Straight Barbell
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Frequently Asked Questions?

Here are some of the FAQS about nipple piercings:

Q. How old do I have to be to get a nipple piercing?

A. The age of consent to have a nipple piercing is 18 WITH VALID ID (passport or driving license). For legal reasons, ONLY a male can have a nipple piercing at 16 with parental consent; sorry girls, “thems the rules!”

Q. How much does a nipple piercing cost?

A. Nipple piercing prices can vary. At Blue Banana piercing studios, nipple piercings usually start from 25 for a  Single or 40 for a Pair. However, this price can be different depending on what jewellery you choose or whether that particular store is running an independent piercing promotion.

Q. Where can I get a nipple piercing?

A. You can get a nipple piercing done in any of our stores by one of our trained piercers. CLICK HERE and use our online store locator to find your nearest Blue Banana piercing studio!

 

You’re Ready!

There you have it guys, that’s pretty much all you need to know about nipple piercings to get you ready to go under the needle!

Here at Blue Banana we always want to hear about your piercing experiences, so if you have a nipple piercing, or you’re intending to get one, drop us a message or a comment on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the tag #mynippiercingbb to tell us what you think!

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