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Ampallang Piercing Pros & Cons by a Piercer EP86

In Episode 86, DaVo, a Professional Piercer since 1994, covers the Pros and Cons of Ampallang Piercings.

I aka DaVo have been a professional body piercer and the owner of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio in Des Moines, Iowa since 1994. My focus on education and helping clients make safe and informed decisions on getting pierced has always been a large part of my business practices and services. With my website and increasingly on youtube, I hope to expand and inform others outside of my small part of the world. I always encourage questions and comments, so if you have one, please comment. 

Show Notes:

  • American placement is through the glands just above the urethra and back toward the Corona or crown of the glands.

  • European placement is through the urethra and further forward.

  • The European placement heals faster and is basically two shorter piercings and less likely to migrate. While many claim the American placement feels better but takes longer to heal.


Done by the indigenous people of the Philippines and Borneo.


  1. Enhances sexual pleasure

  2. Is a well-established piercing

  3. Easily conceal

  4. Most have the anatomy for the piercing

  5. Uncommon piercing


  1. One of the most painful of all male genital piercings

  2. Bleeding

  3. Longer healing

  4. Partners may not like it

  5. More prone to STDS

Things to look for:

  • The piercer should be well experienced with this piercing and other male genital piercings.

  • They should measure the penis erect when sizing the jewelry

  • During the consultation, the piercer should discuss the different placement options and advise you to the advantages and disadvantages of each.

  • Should not be done with a dermal punch. This can greatly reduce the body’s ability to seal the wound and stop the bleeding. In theory, you could bleed to death.

The Piercing Experience:

  • The piercing can be done either by clamping with a set of Foster’s Forceps or freehand. Both have their own advantages and you should discuss your piercer’s choice in the method.

  • Often the piercing is done in two pushes, Needle halfway through then a slight break and a second push.

  • Any piercing through the glans will be the most painful of all male genital piercings.

  • Heavy bleeding is common and you should be prepared for this.


  • Heavy bleeding for up to 5 days is not uncommon.

  • Has one of the longest healing period of all male genital piercings and can take up to six months or longer.

  • Sexual activity will be uncomfortable and impaired throughout the healing period. This can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

  • A latex barrier will need to be worn during sexual activity regardless of your relationship with your partner until the piercing is completely healed. Generally, I wouldn’t suggest unprotected sex for at least a year.

Living with the piercing:

  • The jewelry must be left in at all times. With longer piercings like this, it is much easier for your body to close the piercing.

  • The jewelry can be uncomfortable for some partners and can cause damage when receiving oral sex.

  • More acceptable to STDs even after the piercing is healed.

Abandoning the piercing:

  • Well begin to close quickly but may look open for some time.

  • There will be a small indented circular scar on each side. This may fade in time.

Body Piercing & Tattooing Channel Links

Following links are affiliate links and a small amount will go to DaVo and the Axiom:

Suggested Aftercare Products:

  • For Premixed Saline DaVo suggests. NeilMed Neil Cleanse Wound Wash First-Aid Sterile Saline Solution 6 fl oz Each -
  • For Oral Piercings -     
    Biotene Fresh Mint Moisturizing Oral Rinse Mouthwash, Alcohol-Free, for Dry Mouth -

All footage was filmed using a Canon EOS 80D Camera with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens - and Canon EOS R  - with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens -

Audio - Recorded with Audio-Technica AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone - and Tascam DR-40x -

For more information on DaVo and the Axiom Body Piercing Studio go to

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Contact DaVo at or by phone at 515-966-4814
If you would like to set up a Piercing Appointment go to

Skin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio are located at 3800 Douglas Ave./Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Tattoo hours are Thursday - Monday 1-8pm
Piercing hours are Thursday - Monday 2-8pm

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