Nipple Piercing

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    Sep 27, 2010 10:10 AM GMT
    So I'm considering getting my nipple(s) pierced. I'd go for just a plain stainless steel bar with round ends.

    Was just wondering though, whether it would look better to get just one done (and if so, which one) or whether it looks better to get both done? Would be good to have a straw poll of opinions on that. I was thinking both, but I'm not 100%.

    Also, roughly how long to a) heal fully and b) before you can do stuff like workout, swim etc - can you just cover them up with plasters?

    Finally, if I decided I didn't like it any more, how long would it take for the nipple to go back to normal after removing the piercing - or would it never?
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    Sep 27, 2010 10:38 AM GMT
    I personally prefer it if a guy has just one nipple pierced, not both. No idea why. I think two is just overkill hehe
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    Sep 27, 2010 11:00 AM GMT
    My left side is pierced.
    Takes you a few weeks to recover and healing.
    Because some nerves are cut too, your will get less sensitive that side too.

    But I like it. Personal tast. icon_razz.gif
  • Aries5452

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    Sep 27, 2010 11:09 AM GMT
    Im Thinking about getting mine pierced also. I want to get both done. north/south and east/west. But if I were you, I'd do both. I'm all about semetry.
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    Sep 27, 2010 11:12 AM GMT
    dekstier saidMy left side is pierced.
    Takes you a few weeks to recover and healing.
    Because some nerves are cut too, your will get less sensitive that side too.


    Isn't the point to make them MORE sensitive!?
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    Sep 27, 2010 11:44 AM GMT
    I had my right one done and then a week later the other.
    Just did not feel "complete" with the one.

    The plasters comes off on the 2nd day already.
    I dont suggest you swim or any "stretching" where you might tear the skin.
    It is tender for the first few days.

    It takes up to 9 months to heal.
    Lots of TLC.
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    Sep 27, 2010 12:04 PM GMT
    Kage said
    It takes up to 9 months to heal.


    9 months to heal after piercing, or 9 months to heal up if you take it out?
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    Sep 27, 2010 12:04 PM GMT
    I've had both mine for almost 12 years now. Love them to death. Left will hurt more probably. More blood supply.

    Yeah, about 9 months to heal, but I've seen alot of people's bodies reject piercing. That's gross when scar tissue starts to grow. I think it took a full year for mine to completely be healed.
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    Sep 27, 2010 12:05 PM GMT
    NickFit said
    dekstier saidMy left side is pierced.
    Takes you a few weeks to recover and healing.
    Because some nerves are cut too, your will get less sensitive that side too.


    Isn't the point to make them MORE sensitive!?


    The pierced one will be LESS sensitive.
    Mine is. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 27, 2010 12:10 PM GMT
    I'm a former piercer, so here is my advice:

    A) With proper care it should not take 9 months to heal! It should only be a matter of a few weeks. I wouldn't go swimming for a month, sorry. Working out should be fine as long as it doesn't involve anything that will chafe the nipples (heavy cardio, military presses, you get the picture). After a few days, you should be fine. Like with any injury (cause really that's all it is) you should be able to gauge your own body.

    B) Do not start out with a straight barbell. In order to clean the piercing's inside, you need to soap up the jewelry with an antibacterial liquid soap and completely pass the jewelry from one side of the piercing to the other... essentially making sure the soap gets all the way inside the piercing and is also completely rinsed out. To accomplish this with a barbell, you would have to initially use jewelry that is extra long (id est not snug). Barbells that are not snug create the opportunity for jewelry to snag (especially on sheets during the night when you are sleeping and unaware), and this can adversely affect healing.

    For this reason, I strongly advice that for the initial piercing and healing period you use a captive bead ring. Once the piercing is healed, you can switch to a barbell.

    C) As far as getting one or both, that is a personal preference (obviously). I however appreciate symmetry and for that reason have both pierced (as well as symmetrical tattoos).

    D) Sensitivity seems to be an enigma, some people experience heightened sensitivity after having them pierced while others lose it. I never really had sensitive nipples, and I got my nipples pierced at 16... so I couldn't really tell you first hand if it's any difference.

    E) You asked about healing after piercing as opposed to healing once the jewelry is removed. Please note that if you allow the piercing to heal completely with the jewelry in place, it may never close. It's just like an ear piercing. Once your body creates that protective tissue sometimes that is all she wrote. For that reason, be prepared to make a commitment.
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    Sep 27, 2010 12:23 PM GMT
    Ganymede80 saidI'm a former piercer, so here is my advice:


    Appreciated! I hadn't thought of the cleaning issue, with regard to the bar. How long before I could switch from the ring to the snug barbell, would you say?
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    Sep 27, 2010 12:29 PM GMT
    NickFit said
    Ganymede80 saidI'm a former piercer, so here is my advice:


    Appreciated! I hadn't thought of the cleaning issue, with regard to the bar. How long before I could switch from the ring to the snug barbell, would you say?


    Not to gross you out, but it is a wound. You will have a puss discharge which is only your body healing. Once that has stopped, and you can freely turn the jewelry in the shower without sensitivity... I would wait a few days more. Then you should be fine. I used to see a lot of people jump the gun, eagerly thinking their piercing had healed and they wanted to switch as soon as possible.

    While switching too early won't kill you, it will extend healing time. So I would say wait until you are sure it won't hurt it to switch.

    I can't give you an exact time frame or date, cause simply we all heal differently due to an infinite number of factors. Generally I would say with proper care about 6 to 7 weeks though.
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    Sep 27, 2010 12:33 PM GMT
    dekstier saidMy left side is pierced.
    Takes you a few weeks to recover and healing.
    Because some nerves are cut too, your will get less sensitive that side too.

    But I like it. Personal tast. icon_razz.gif


    That doesn't make any sense. I've had both of mine done and it made them much more sensitive.
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    Sep 27, 2010 12:35 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    dekstier saidMy left side is pierced.
    Takes you a few weeks to recover and healing.
    Because some nerves are cut too, your will get less sensitive that side too.

    But I like it. Personal tast. icon_razz.gif


    That doesn't make any sense. I've had both of mine done and it made them much more sensitive.


    In my experience, I saw it go either way with customers. There really isn't any predicting it.
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    Sep 27, 2010 12:37 PM GMT
    Ganymede80 said
    I can't give you an exact time frame or date, cause simply we all heal different due to an infinite number of factors. Generally I would say with proper care about 6 to 7 weeks though.


    OK, that's cool thanks. I am not easily grossed out so all the pus/discharge etc won't really faze me.
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    Sep 27, 2010 1:15 PM GMT
    I had one done, liked it so much I had the other done. Sadly, the right one would never heal so I gave up on it after 2 1/2 years. Pulled it out and it healed over within a day!

    To be honest, I think one looks way better than two...

    Oh and the nipple with the piercing is far less sensitive than the one where I removed the metal.



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    Sep 27, 2010 1:34 PM GMT
    I had piercings in me left nipple and tongue.

    (No point talking about sensitivoity issues - I'm atyplical because of the desensitization. It actually gave me MORE sensitivity, so I really liked it.

    My healing time is highly accelerated (metabolic rate? that X factor in my bloodstream?. I always healed very quickly - - that might have been a part of what led to me throwing a blood clot and having a massive stroke.

    I healed lin three days from the initial piercing (I went with the ring and bead.

    Didit hurt being pierced? damned if i know. icon_lol.gif


    My lingual (tongue) piercing didn't hurt a bit - I do have sensation there. Again I healed very quickly - theswelling was completely gone in 2 and a half days.

    I would put in and take out my tongue piercing quite often without difficulty.

    I removed them all when I tested poz. icon_redface.gif
    (I realise it was an emotional response - like I was trying to get "clean" again and I could not bring myself to put them back. I have the jewelry in a box - locked away. A piece of me from a happier time.

    The tongue healed over totally (not sure how long), and my nipple piercing closed over again totally in about 6-8 weeks.

    (dayum I am utterly disinhibited!


    (Get used to it guys - it is typical of stroke survivors.)

    Try not to be too harsh with me about wht I reveal and how readily I do so.

    I honestly cannot help it or control it. It is how my brain works now.


    (Thsat by the way is why stroke survivors tend toblurt things out. Our internal "editor" no longer works.

    I feel comfortable here now and my brain now signals "at ease" when I am here so my guard goes down totally.

    It makes us VERY vulnerable - stroke survivors are often victims of fraud - we are not sufficiently guarded.)



    (That, by the way, is what drew CASLON to feel so protective of mne. He became my pit bull guardian.

    If he sees people start to abuse me or take advantage of my vulnerability, he WILL attack.

    If it happens here, I will not longer feel safe here and I will disappear immediately - never to return.


    It took over two years before I dared to begin sharing.

    I will admit without shame (because i cannot control it)

    not to try to lay my shit on you guys, but i am VERY vulnerable.

    I beg you all me gentle.

    I've bared my throat to the wolves.

    I have decidfed to trust this commmunity (because I came to feel that - sparks and occasional nastiness aside) you are a very caring and supportive bunch.

    It will mean nothing to you if I disppear again. bif I no longer feel safe. But it really will do great harm to me.


    I've exposed my vulnerability.

    Only your personal conscience will determine what you do with all the "ammo" I so freely provide that can undermine my confidence.

    I'm at your mercy.

    Trevor

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    Sep 27, 2010 1:48 PM GMT
    I disagree with the rest. I have both my nipples pierced and it looks great. I think having just one pierced looks gay, and it just doesn't look right. But I also have both ears pierced but don't usually wear anything there.

    If you're gonna get a piercing, to be symmetrical, you should get both pierced in my opinion.

    Just don't let anyone suck on them or touch them for at least a month otherwise they WILL get infected. The infection clears up on its own but its still a pain.

    I have had both pierced for 8 years off and on. I take them out to surf. and replace them when I'm not.

    I think it looks wierd and gay to have just one pierced. If you walk around in public without your shirt, everyone is going to know your gay if you only have one nipple pierced.

    Whatever you do DON"T get a belly button ring, there's nothing more gay than that!
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:00 PM GMT
    CaliBoySwag said
    Whatever you do DON"T get a belly button ring, there's nothing more gay than that!


    Agreed, I hate that! Nipple is the only thing I've ever wanted pierced.

    Thanks for sharing, by the way Trevor - it's good to know if I did get it and decided I didn't like it, it would heal up eventually. Sorry to hear of your health problems but I appreciate your candour and hope that no one on here takes advantage of you!
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:00 PM GMT
    When I got mine done, I was only planning on doing one. The piercer said that was fine, but a majority of guys who get one come back to get the other one done. It was probably a hustle to get more money in one sitting, but I bought it.

    Regardless, I was really happy that I got both done. It all comes down to aesthetics, and for me if I had only gotten one I would have felt unbalanced. In fact, I'm going to pierce my other ear to balance that out.

    Good luck!
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:18 PM GMT
    Thanks for the responses so far!

    I think the next hurdle will be to convince my bf to let me have it as he doesn't think I should. Though he is starting to come around to the idea, he lifted my t-shirt up over my nipples the other day and said "Hmm, I can't decide now whether it might look good..."

    Any ideas for how to persuade him? icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:25 PM GMT
    You shouldn't have to persuade him, you are your own man right? It is your body, no? He will probably love them, nipple piercing on both nipples looks hot and feels great. I think it makes a man look sexier, when both are pierced, and look odd when one is.

    Its your body, you should be able to do with it as you please. Your boyfriend will adjust to the change, and its not a big change. Its simply ornamental. Its not like you're having a sex change operation.

    Now that might be cause for concern with your boyfriend!
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
    CaliBoySwag saidYou shouldn't have to persuade him, you are your own man right? It is your body, no? He will probably love them, nipple piercing on both nipples looks hot and feels great. I think it makes a man look sexier, when both are pierced, and look odd when one is.

    Its your body, you should be able to do with it as you please. Your boyfriend will adjust to the change, and its not a big change. Its simply ornamental. Its not like you're having a sex change operation.

    Now that might be cause for concern with your boyfriend!


    Hahaha, yeah he definitely wouldn't be happy if that's what I wanted!

    I think it's fair enough he has a say in it, he says he wouldn't really want to have a bit of metal in his mouth when sucking my nipples which I think is fair enough. I would be fine with nipples, but a pierced dick would definitely put me off, so I wouldn't be happy with him getting that (not that he wants it, but just for comparison).
  • Sk8Tex

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    Sep 27, 2010 3:09 PM GMT
    I did this once...when I was like 18-19'ish and it was horrible. The actual piercing itself wasnt too bad, I went to a local shop that specialized in piercings and it was over really quick. Went home and was kicking back watching TV when along comes Woody (our rambunctious stubborn dalmation.) Long story short he jumped on my chest with his paw and tore it slightly on one side icon_eek.gif Holy @$*(&^ it wasn't pleasantly painful AT ALL.

    After that it just would not heal...I dont know if they pierced it too far back or what but it was in a constant state of nastyness for about 4-5 months. It would scab up on the edges, and had pus build up and all that delicious stuff that really turns you and your partner on...frequently I would have to turn the nipple ring (which yes...it still hurt) so that I could remove any of the scabbing and clean it up. After about the 6th month and repeated complaints to my partner I finally just got fed up with the thing and took it out. Like 2 days later it was closed and healing. icon_confused.gif

    To this day one nipple is hard in the center and extra sensitive in comparison to the other. Ever get one sided THO? I do... icon_lol.gif

    But I must say the feeling of a nipple ring rubbing over the fabric on your tshirt is a very unusual sensation to get used to.
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    Sep 27, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
    my nipples got more sensitive after i took the piercings outs.

    mine were annoying tho, they were always getting snagged on clothing, hit, etc. so they were always sore lol.

    and the night after my birthday sex when i turned 21. . . well lets just say he was rough and i just decided to take them out haha (and i wouldnt change a thing haha)