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Female Nipple Piercing


A great deal of lore surrounds Female Nipple Piercing but most of it is more fantasy than factual. The fact is that if victorian women and women of the 14th century did pierce their nipples, there isn't really any documentation. That said it is safe to say that since nipples lend themselves to piercing, that someone pierced them before modern time, there just isn't any documentation. This really isn't surprising when you consider that sexuality was not widely discussed in Western Culture.

There is documentation that the Native Americans that were located in what is now the gulf coast of Texas did pierce their nipples. For the most part though only those on the outer fringes of society were pierced. There are a few isolated cases throughout the 19th and early 20th century but widespread adoption is a modern invention.


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 Breastfeeding. With men and women, the nipple will grow in size and become more pronounced when healed..


The number one concern among females is migration and breastfeeding. 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 breastfeeding, except the baby swallowing the jewelry, beads, and/or balls if they become 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 have 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 beforehand 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.



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 Standard Barbells - $75.00 or $140.00 for a pair.
  • Pain level on a scale of 1-10:
    • ​Women between 4-7

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