How to Care for Your Nipple Piercing

Since the middle of the 1890s, nipple piercing has been worn to enhance sexual arousal and provide constant stimulation, thus enlarging the size and attractiveness of the nipples. While pierced nipples have fallen in and out of fashion since the Victorian era, they've never gone away. Today, nipple piercings are considered one of the most erotic and sexy forms of body piercings. It's a rather quick and easy piercing procedure, and several different jewelry styles can be worn to change the style and appearance of the piercing once it is fully healed, thus increasing the versatility and attractiveness of this body modification.

Thinking about getting your nipple pierced? If you do, you'll need to practice proper nipple piercing aftercare to ensure your new modification heals as quickly and as comfortably as possible. Below, you'll find helpful tips for getting your piercing and how to care for it afterward.

Getting Your Piercing

Like all forms of body piercing, it is pertinent that you go to a professional body piercer for your nipple piercing, especially if you have special conditions such as flat or inverted nipples. These conditions may make a nipple piercing unfit for your anatomy. If for any reason a nipple piercing cannot be performed, a professional and experienced piercer will be able to suggest a solution or alternative body placement before you experience a botched or misplaced piercing.

Some people are uncomfortable bearing their breasts for a body piercer despite the desire of having pierced nipples. If you find yourself in this spot, rest assured. Your body piercer has seen unmentionable body parts and won't even blink.

Healing and Aftercare

Once your nipples are pierced, you can expect about a 6-8 week healing period at a minimum. Depending on how active you are, your nipples may take longer to heal from accidental touching or rubbing during daily activity. Larger breasts may experience a longer healing period since they're more likely to bump or experience friction during normal activity. Likewise, men and women with smaller breasts may find they have a much faster healing time. As always, you should seek professional medical treatment if you run into any serious issues with your piercing.

Once your nipples are fully healed, you can have fun changing your body jewelry styles. Remember, a piercing can close quickly. Once you remove your body jewelry, the clock begins to tick. Within 24 hours a piercing can close, so reinsert your jewelry quickly or be prepared to re-pierce, this time through scar tissue, which may provide a bit more of a challenge.