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Make sure you do your research before you decide to get nipple piercings. Nipple piercings are becoming more popular, and as many people are getting them done, others are wondering how bad it hurts and if they should get theirs done as well. Before getting my nipples pierced, I searched for hours trying to decide whether it was worth the pain and the money. After reading stories, watching videos, and looking at reviews on the piercing for hours, I decided that I was going to take the chance and go and get mine done. I have my top and bottom belly button pierced, my nipples, my ears, and I used to have my nose before I took it out. Although I have all these piercings, I am going to talk about the piercing that I love the most, my nipples.
The first thing that we think about whenever we are deciding to get our nipples pierced is the pain. How painful are nipple piercings? Does it hurt as much as any other piercing? I am here to tell you that nipple piercings hurt much worse than any of my other piercings. This is because nipples are a very sensitive area on your body, and getting a needle poked through it hurts, pretty bad. On a scale of one to ten, I would have to say an eight and a half. Don't let this freak you out or make you decide that you don't want them. The sharp pain lasts for minutes and then it's over. I got both of mine done separately, so I had to go through the pain twice, and trust me, I didn't want the second one done after I got the first one. The woman that pierced my nipples straight up told me, "Having just one nipple done is not cute," so because she said that, I decided that I was going to do the other one. It was just one more prick, right? Two seconds later, I had both of my nipples pierced and I instantly fell in love and couldn't wait to show them to my boyfriend. The total cost for both of your nipples to be pierced is around $40-$50.
After getting them done, my nipples were uncomfortably sore for a solid few days. If you do plan on getting your nipples pierced, do not do any heavy lifting or anything that might cause bumping or rubbing on your nipple because it might irritate it more and cause more pain for a longer time period. After the few days are over, the pain is gone and you can't even tell that your nipples were ever done. I often forget about mine, and I have had them done for about six months now.
The aftercare is pretty easy. Just make sure you wash it EVERYDAY. NO EXCEPTIONS. Nobody wants an infected nipple. Especially after going through all that pain. Nobody. So please take care of it. It will be worth it in the end. The aftercare consists of cleaning your nipple with antibacterial soap on a cotton swab. Another thing is, do not change your nipple rings until it is completely healed. They say around 9 to 12 months, but I was told to wait a full year before changing mine. Also, nipple piercings heal up the fastest. So, if you decide that you don't like them and don't want them any longer, you can take them out and will most likely heal up within an hour.
If you don't like your nipples and if they are inverted, nipple piercings will push your nipple out and make them look not inverted. They can also make your confidence in your nipples and boobs, as a whole, boost a lot. I didn't really like my boobs until I got my nipple piercings, and now I like showing them to my boyfriend and I feel more confident about my body. Like all piercings, nipples do have some downfalls like a yellow ooze, which has a nasty odor, that leaks from your nipple and turns crusty on your ring. This can easily be cleaned up with some peroxide or soap and water.
If you have any doubts about getting your nipple pierced, then don't do it. If you have a high confidence and know you will love them, then I encourage you to get them. The pain and aftercare are not worth losing an opportunity to get your nipples pierced. I hope this review has helped, and hopefully, I have helped you make up your decision about whether or not nipple piercings are worth it. They were worth it to me!