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There are various locations you can get a male genital piercing, one of the most popular being the Prince Albert piercing. Find our male genital piercing advice and jewellery tips by clicking below. Download your Genital Piercing Aftercare Guide here.
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Male Genital Piercing

Piercing Procedure

Ready to get a male genital 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 genital piercing age restriction before coming to store. It can help to avoid any undue disappointment. In a Blue Banana studio, the male genital piercing age restriction is 21 (ID may be required). Genital piercings are not available with parental consent.

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 genital piercing location.

The procedure will vary depending on your choice of genital piercing but they are generally performed with a needle which is inserted through the piercing site, followed by the piercing jewellery of your choice. Some male genital piercings require the use of forceps to ensure the piercing is placed correctly.

It's essential to visit a piercer who's experienced in performing this type of piercing as an exemplary knowledge of the construction of the male anatomy is required in order to perform the piercing safely and accurately. In the case of piercings that pass directly through penile tissue (such as the apadravya, ampallang or Prince Albert), an experienced piercer will know how to place the piercing so it avoids perforating blood vessels or the urethra.

Piercing Pain

  • Ampallang Piercing Pain: Some recipients of this piercing report nothing more than a short, sharp stinging pain, whereas others find it to be exceedingly painful. 
  • Apadravya Piercing Pain: The apadravya piercing is labelled by many as one of the most painful piercings of all time, due to it passing through the most sensitive part of the penis. 
  • Dydoe Piercing Pain: Many recipients have compared the pain of a dydoe piercing to that of 'aggressive rug burn' or a 'painful graze', though others have claimed it to be extremely painful. 
  • Foreskin Piercing Pain: Billed as the least painful of all the genital piercings, the sensation of a foreskin piercing is often compared to that of an ear lobe piercing. 
  • Frenum Piercing Pain: This piercing is billed as being relatively painless by most recipients. 
  • Hafada & Lorum Piercing Pain: Said to be relatively painless by most, the hafada and lorum piercings may require the use of forceps, which can be more uncomfortable than the piercing itself. 
  • Pubic Piercing Pain: This piercing has been compared to an eyebrow or nape piercing in terms of pain. 
  • Prince Albert Piercing Pain: Despite its delicate location, this piercing is said to be comparable to an ear lobe piercing in terms of discomfort.
Piercing Jewellery for male genital piercings:
  • Ampallang Piercing Jewellery: Straight barbell 
  • Apadravya Piercing Jewellery: Straight barbell 
  • Dydoe Piercing Jewellery: Curved Barbell 
  • Foreskin Piercing Jewellery: BCR, circular barbell or curved barbell 
  • Frenum Piercing Jewellery: Straight barbell 
  • Hafada Piercing Jewellery: BCR, circular barbell or curved barbell 
  • Lorum Piercings Jewellery: BCR, circular barbell or curved barbell 
  • Pubic Piercing Jewellery: BCR, circular barbell or curved barbell 
  • Prince Albert Piercing Jewellery: BCR, circular barbell or curved barbell 
Aftercare Advice
Some male genital piercings, namely the ampallang, apadravya and Prince Albert, may bleed freely for the first few days following the piercing. This is completely normal, as your piercer will explain. Other genital piercings, such as the pubic piercing, may bruise immediately following the procedure. In addition, if you sleep on the piercing, knock it accidentally or are a little heavy-handed whilst cleaning you may experience some redness and swelling which is normal and not a cause for alarm. Some people also experience some itchiness, which can be alleviated somewhat by applying a cool pack or some ice wrapped in cloth or kitchen paper to the area. Whatever you do, don't scratch or fiddle with the jewellery! 

However, if you experience a high volume of blood loss, abnormal bruising, excessive discharge or exceptional levels of swelling and discomfort, you should immediately seek medical attention. 

As with all piercings, a strict aftercare regime is essential to maintaining a healthy piercing. Dependent upon the type of genital piercing you have, the advised aftercare procedure can vary. Regardless of the type of piercing, the following advice should be adhered to: 
  • Refrain from sexual activity until the piercing has fully healed.
  • Change your underwear daily and keep an eye on any bleeding, discharge or irritation you may experience.
  • Always wash your hands with antibacterial soap and hot water prior to touching your piercing. Ensure that you dry your hands with non-fibrous paper towels so that no fibres are left on your skin.
  • Next, using a solution of rock salt and pre-boiled, slightly cooled water (1 part salt to 4 parts water), clean your piercing. This can be done by either fully submerging the piercing in a shot glass or a small bowl, or by applying the solution liberally to the piercing and the surrounding areas with a cotton bud or pad. 
  • Gently remove any fluid or crust using the solution and cotton buds or pads. If there is any stubborn build-up then you may need to repeat the cleansing process until you've removed it all. 
  • Gently pat the area dry with a non-fibrous paper towel. 
  • Finally, check that your jewellery is secure. Ensure threaded balls or screw-on balls are on correctly. Then wash your hands again. 
This should be performed twice a day throughout the advised healing time of your piercing. It's essential to keep a close eye on the development of any lumps, bumps or migration and to speak to your piercer if you are concerned about any of these issues. 
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Please Note: Blue Banana piercing information is based on knowledge from our experiences as one of the UK's top piercing studios. All details provided should be read alongside professional advice. Please see our full Piercing Articles Disclaimer, here.