There are plenty of other places on your body to get piercings than your earlobes. Just ask Elaine Davidson of Scotland, who had the record for most body piercings with 9,800 piercings in May 2016. But one of the most trendy piercings for both men and women in today’s society is nipple piercings. Getting your nipples pierced can be a great form of body expression, but it’s important to get it done right. So let’s take a look at a few factors to consider before getting your nipples pierced.
It will probably hurt. Like all piercings, nipple piercings will probably hurt. While everyone handles pain differently, getting a needle poked through any part of your body is going to hurt at least briefly. But nipple piercings can be a bit more painful or uncomfortable due to them being in a sensitive area. So before you head to the tattoo shop, make sure you’re prepared to handle the pain.
Proper aftercare is crucial. Aftercare is essential for any and all piercings, especially nipple piercings. It’s important to know that nipple piercings take about a year to heal completely. During this time, you’ll have to make sure you properly clean your piercings and ensure they don’t get snagged on anything that will pull them. You may also want to consider what kind of clothing you wear — tight clothing is not best for healing piercings. But if you listen to the piercer and follow their aftercare instructions, your new piercing should heal nicely.
Choose a reputable piercer. Choosing a clean and reputable tattoo and piercing shop is crucial before getting pierced. If you go somewhere sketchy or let your friend try to pierce you, you could end up with a serious infection and a horrible-looking piercing. So make sure you go to a professional who uses sterilized equipment and knows what they’re doing. Getting your nipples pierced can be kind of scary, so don’t be afraid to ask your piercer questions or express concerns. Choosing someone you feel comfortable with will make the whole experience better.
Getting your nipples pierced can be fun and exciting, but you have to be prepared for the long-term commitment. So make sure to keep these tips in mind and ensure you’re truly ready to get this piercing.