Stainless steel is the metal of choice for most new piercings, nipple piercings included. It’s a metal that doesn’t typically cause any negative reactions with the skin. Although, people that are sensitive to nickel or have metal allergies will still find surgical steel troublesome.
Then, is getting a nipple piercing worth it?
Nipple piercings, at the end of the day, are kind of as close as you can get to the perfect body mod: they look rad, they don’t require too much aftercare and healing time, they’re easy to cover up when needed, and once you’re over them, all you have to do is take them out. Bottom line: It’s all worth it.
In this regard, where should a nipple piercing sit?
The marks and the piercing should be above the areola and near the base of the nipple, not near the tip of the nipple. For your first nipple jewelry, your piercer will likely recommend a long, 14-gauge straight barbell.
Do nipple piercings affect metal detectors?
If revealing your piercings during travel is unacceptable, wear nonmetallic jewelry. Quality metal body jewelry is non-ferromagnetic and will not set off the large walk-through metal detectors. … You can still wear your metal piercing jewelry when you travel, and the TSA will not ask you to remove them.
When getting a nipple piercing it is important to keep swelling in mind, your piercer will start you off with a longer bar to compensate for this. … If the piercing becomes painful and the balls at the end of the barbell look like they are “dimpling” this is a strong indication that you need a longer barbell immediately.
Personal experience says no, but for many women, whose piercings have healed nicely, their nipple sensitivity increased dramatically. … Of course, you have to live with the fact that your nipples will be out of action while they heal. This is bad news if you’re really into nipple action.
Do Nipple Piercings Make Nipples Permanently Hard? When you first get your nipples pierced, they are likely to swell up. This effect doesn’t last forever though. Within two to four weeks the nipples should return to normal.
Wear a soft cotton bra (like a bralette or comfy sports bra), and just try to forget about it for a few weeks, short of monitoring the healing and washing it in the shower. It’s normal for nipple piercings to get crusty, so many people opt for a daily sterile saline bath.
The jolt of pain felt from the act of puncturing the nipple only lasts a second or two. According to people who’ve had it done, it feels like a quick bite or pinch. Beyond that, you can expect your nipples to be pretty tender for the first two or three days.
Numb anesthetic cream can be safely applied to your nipples 20-45 minutes before you get pierced, so that your nipples are as numb as possible when you’re being pierced. Re-apply a new layer every 15 minutes or so leading up to getting pierced to get the most out of the topical anesthetic you choose.