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Male 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.  With men and women, the nipple will grow in size and become more pronounced when healed. Often with men, the nipple is small or not formed and for this reason, the most common placement is behind the nipple through the areola (the darker area around the nipple).


Concerns include 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.


Avoiding shirts with pockets full of stuff over the piercing. Both need to avoid swimming in natural waters 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 1/2 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:
    • For men between 5-10

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