The nipple piercing trend has been growing exponentially over the years thanks to hollywood celebrities like Rihanna, and Kristen Stewart who defeated this taboo and encouraged other people to do the same.
If you also want to do breast piercing, make sure you are aware of the pros and cons of nipple piercings in advance. So that you might not feel traumatic while going through the piercing process.
Pros and Cons of Nipple Piercings
Nipple piercing is a debatable issue as some people find it trendy while others are more concerned about health issues, hygiene and pain.
Understanding of pros and cons of nipple piercing is highly important. And we have written detailed pros and cons of nipple piercing to let you make an informed choice.
Let’s start with Cons first and then we’ll move to pros of piercing your nipples.
Cons of Nipple Piercing
#1. Nipple Piercing Hurts
If you are going to have piercings on your body whether it’s ears, nose or your tender nipples, get ready to bear the pain.
If you are scared off by imagining the process of nipple piercing, then I would assure you that it might be a painful process but not horrible at all.
However, it depends person to person because the pain tolerance level varys for two people going through the same process.
Initial pain is just for a couple of seconds and then you can expect your nipples to be sensitive for a couple of days. but it’s not much horrible that you avoid nipple piercing.
#2. Healing of the Piercing Takes Time
You can expect your pierced nipples to heal in around 2 months ideally. But there are several factors that delay the healing process.
If you are actively in romance with your partner every now and then, you might take longer to heal the nipples.
If you have big boobs, even then you might have a longer healing period. Your regular care can speed up the healing process that I am gonna share in teh end of thsi article.
#3. Avoid Bras During Healing
Many women go braless immediately after nipple piercing to avoid anything rubbing against them. And that’s sensible too. You can take risk of anything pressing your nipples and you bear more pain.
Whenever you have to go out to do your regular chores or meet your friends always put on a clean, soft shirt to keep your nipple comfortable.
Once healing starts, you can wear a clean bra preferably a sports bra to avoid irritating the healing wound. But the million dollar question is – you are piercing to get it seen, then why hiding them under a bra?
If you like ornaments to put on, then stay away from neck jewellery while going sans-bra as you can get your nipple piercing snagged to avoid painful situations.
#4. Piercing Jewelry Selection is Important
Nipple piercing could be an expensive affair for you. You might be liking Rihanna’s gold piercing or you can try platinum piercing to avoid any allergic reaction because gold and platinum are the safest options.
If your pocket doesn’t allow for expensive jewelry, then you can try stainless steel piercing that comes with medical or implant grade to avoid any allergic reactions.
Avoid going for cheap options that may lead to painful allergies on your breasts.
#5. Never Try to Change Your Nipple Piercing Rings on Your Own
If you are wearing nipple piercing rings and thinking to switch to the new pair, then you must be aware that it can be a traumatic affair.
Because it’s hard to navigate rings through the hole and you never know when the hole starts closing up.
The best way to change the nipple piercing rings is to reach the same parlor and let them do it because they have the special equipment to insert the rings.
#6. Consider your Age and Occupation
Different states have different laws on body piercing including nipple piercing as well.
#1. Consider your age
If you are under 18, you have to bring your parents or guardian to parlor, or you’ll have to produce a note of parental consent along with your I.D.
#2. Consider your occupation
You must consider your job profile before going for nipple piercing because you have to go braless to the office.
If you wear a uniform while on duty, the nipple piercing might be visible through some fabrics that might be offending.
#7. Clean Your Nipples Before Sex
You may experience a dry crust on your nipples after piercing because the nipples secret a lot. If this happens, consult a doctor immediately to avoid any infection further.
To avoid dried nipple crust going into your partner’s mouth, keep your piercing clean using a saline solution or avoid breast interaction for the first 8 weeks.
You can discuss with your partner and convey your problem that will help him understand your situation easily.
Pros of Nipple Piercing
#8. Nipple Piercing Boosts Confidence
Have you ever seen Rihanna? She is always showing her nipples piercing to the world without any shame or hesitation.
You can also be like her and expose your nipple piercing. If you aren’t comfortable going braless initially, in such a case, you can still wear a thin bra to show the imprint of your nipple piercings.
But with passage of time, you be super confident to show your assets and would take it as a fashion not a taboo.
#9. You can Still Breastfeed
According to Breastfeed Support, you should go for nipple piercing 18 months before you decide to get pregnant.
On the other hand, if you are already breastfeeding, you will have to wait for 3-4 months after weaning off to go for piercing.
The ducts in the nipples could be damaged while doing the piercing and that may result into after affects like these –
- Lower milk supply
- Leaking milk
- Latch difficulty.
While it’s safe to breastfeed with wearing a nipple piercing but you have to be a little careful or you might hurt your nipples.
#10. The Piercing Process Is Incredibly Fast
Though it hurts but the piercing process is quick enough that you can get through a need in just one second.
You can inhale a deep breath in and exhale it out.. This is the exact time you need to get the piercing done.
#11. No Affect on Sensitivity
Nipple Piercing has no effect on nipple sensitivity if it has been done by an experienced person. However, piercing the nipples by a layman may result in over-sensitive nipples until they get healed.
So if you are worried about the sensitivity issue, you need not worried much and go ahead to flaunt your style.
However, some females reported sexually sensitive nipples after piercing and faster arousal during foreplay but that may vary from person to person.
As said earlier, get it done from a professional and reliable person and wait for them to heal before asking your partner to have some fun.
How to Heal Your Nipple Piercing Faster
#1. Reduce Inflammation
You can apply an ice pack or cold compress for first 1-2 days to reduce swelling around your nipples.
#2. Faster Healing
You can apply sea salt soak for 10 mins daily and rinse well with clean water to promote healing. Repeat this process daily for next 2 weeks.
You can also have a glass of lukewarm milk with a pinch of turmeric powder that accelerates the healing process.
#3. Swelling and Pain
You can use tea tree oil to reduce the pain. Tea tree is also affective in calming down the sensitive skin and reducing the swelling.
Nipple piercing transforms your looks to become sexier. But you must know the pros and cons before taking a final decision.
You must be aware that if your job allows you to go braless during healing time and your organization policies are not conservative.
So once all clear, just go to the reliable parlor to get the piercing done. However if you are a female, just try to avoid your menstruation days as they may make the process more painful as compared to normal days due to imbalance of hormones in your body.