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Trend Alert: Nipple Piercings!

Piercing Updated August 8, 2022
Let’s be honest, nipple piercings have been a growing trend for a while now. Nipple piercings were popular in the early 2000’s, and have had their fair share of resurgence ever since. Current trends can be attributed to celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid and Rihanna.
Nipple piercings trace back to the early 1800s, popular for men as a symbol of their masculinity. It wasn’t until the late 19th century until women adopted the trend for themselves too.
The “Free the Nipple” movement was also born in 2012, but has political ties to the 60s and 70s women liberation movements. “Free the Nipple” was a campaign launched by topfreedom seeking gender equality for female chests.
Free The Nipple Protest Women's Liberation Movement

Types of Nipple Piercing

You can get a single or a double nipple piercing, depending on whatever your personal preference is! Both styles are very popular for all genders, men and women. If you opt to get a single nipple piercing, you of course can choose whatever side you would like done.
Nipple piercings, pierce through the base of the nipple (not through the areola). Piercings are often pierced horizontally but can be pierced vertically on occasion.
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Type of Jewellery

You can choose from a wide range of jewellery! These include; nipple bars, nipple rings, nipple dangles, nipple chains and more. Shop our full range here.

Aftercare & Healing

Nipple piercings are one of the more painful piercings, and can take a longer period to heal. On average the healing process is about 4-6 months.
Some top hints:
  • Rinse your piercing in the shower with warm and clean water. Make sure you use clean towels after your shower.
  • Wear loose clothing where you can, try to avoid any unnecessary friction!
  • Wear thick clothes, or padded bras at night or during any physical activity to hold the piercing in place.
  • Be careful when dressing – try not to catch it on your new piercing. Ouch!
  • Avoid swimming for the first two weeks after a piercing. If you must go swimming, we recommend to cover your piercing with waterproof band-aids. After swimming, remove the band-aid and spray with Sterilear Step 1: Clean.
  • Don’t touch or rotate the piercing when healing, this may spread bacteria.
  • Do not use Dettol, Betadine, hydrogen peroxide, disinfectants, soaps, tea tree oil and alcohol to clean your piercing. These products can dry out, irritate and burn the pierced area.

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