Female Nipple Piercing
HISTORY:.Nipple piercing is said to date back to the time of the Roman Empire but there is no documentation to back this up. However there is a good deal of documentation about the fad of Victorian Ladies getting their nipples pierced in England and France during the late 1800s.
As far as modern times go, the piercing's popularity began in the BDSM and Gay community in the late 60s and early 70s and then slowly began to enter into the mainstream culture in the 1990s as piercing became more popular.
Many have found (including myself) that nipple piercing increases sensitivity. Before I got mine pierced they were just these two bumps on my chest after the piercings healed, suddenly they were alive and reactive. I have had a number of Female clients that have stated that they noticed a return of the sensitivity lost from Breast feeding. With men and women the nipple will grow in size and become more pronounced when healed..
DISADVANTAGES AND CONCERNS:
The number one concern among females is migration and breast feeding. Women with large breasts are more prone to migration and this can be reduced with extra care to reduce stress to the piercing and piercing with Standard Barbells. To reduce stress on the piercing I would suggest wearing a sport or jog bra during healing and flipping the jewelry up to reduce pressure.
There should be no problem with breast feeding, except the baby swallowing the jewelry, beads and/or balls if they becomes loose. I suggest that the jewelry be removed before feeding. As far as affecting the nipple itself and the natural workings of it, there should be little or no change. Since the piercing is placed at the base of the nipple which is for the most part spongy tissue and free of milk ducts, the production of milk should not be affected.
Another concern is the fact that the nipple can not have any contact during the first stage of healing. So your partners has to stay free of the piercing and it tends to be too big of a temptation for some people. The number one cause of migration and infection in nipples, is contact from partners during moments of passion. I suggest that you talk this over with him/her before hand and decide if it would be best to do one at a time. This will give them one to work with, so to speak, during the healing time. That is the advantage of doing one at a time but the disadvantage is the placement of the second one may be different and you have to go through the whole healing thing twice.
MAIN HASSLES & HEALING TIME:
For Women you're looking at a change in bras. Avoid swimming and hot tubing, sleeping on the stomach, cross contamination and keeping your partner and others away from the piercing. You must clean the piercing twice a day and I strongly suggest hot soaks with Sea Salt twice daily. Healing time can take on an average of 6 to 12 months.
- Healing Time: 6 months to a year
- Common Jewelry: 14g to 10g 5/8 to 3/4
- Axiom base price
- with 14g Implant Grade Steel Captive Bead Ring - $55.00 or $100.00 for a pair.
- with 14g Implant Grade Steel Standard Barbells - $60.00 or $110.00 for a pair.
- Pain level on a scale of 1-10:
- For Women between 4-7
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