Retainer for nipple piercing

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Sunday June 15th, 2008 @ 7:13 AM

Filed under: Nipple

Can you use a retainer for a nipple piercing while it’s still healing?

I was just wondering. The reason I ask is that I may well be going on a long, intercontinental flight soon. I’m worried about metal detectors at airports and while I am well aware it’s a question that’s been asked zillions of times and that the consensus seems to be “no, they won’t go off”, I’m worried there will always be one that will. Being the generally shy person I am I’d rather people didn’t find out about my “secret” i.e. piercing (I have no other piercings).

Thank you.

Too keep those “secrets” a secret from airport security I would suggest if you absolutely want to wear something non-metallic, then to find a studio that sells Pyrex Glass jewelry. You can usually find an assortment in retainer type jewelry.

The pyrex jewlery can be autoclaved/sterilized and used in fresh piercings. But you definitely will not want to be constantly changing in between jewelry while it’s still healing. After you get the pyrex in you’ll either want to keep that in or immediately have them changed when you touch down to the steel jewelry and leave those in until they are completely healed. As the more you switch between the two, the more irritation can occur in piercings that are still healing.


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3 Responses to “Retainer for nipple piercing”

  1. I’ve had 4 nipple piercings at a given time along with 8 ga labia and I fly all the time. I’ve never had an issue. Wear titanium, you’ll be fine.

    Star on June 15th, 2008 at 7:30 am
  2. Star and to go against what you just wrote…I’ve had large gauge lobe piercings, large gauge septum, multiple labrets, multiple tongue, multiple eyebrow, a PA,etc piercings and the ONLY piercings that set off any alarms(the hand wands) were my nipple piercings.

    Look its well documented and yes chances are the original poster doesn’t NEED to change the jewelry…But if they want to error on the side of caution, I say let them…Better to be safe than sorry…Especially after all the “dramas” that have gone on lately with airlines, ie: not wanting to let people on because they have piercings and the people don’t want to show them to security or take them out,etc.

    Warren Hiller on June 15th, 2008 at 8:06 am
  3. http://www.glasswearstudios.com/ - My piercer recommended this place for Quartz jewellery.

    But on the subject of the detectors going off; I have 9 piercings. Both nipples, three in each ear, and my nose and I’ve never had any issues with the airport detectors, and I seem to be going through them a lot of late ^^

    FireDitto on December 24th, 2008 at 6:30 am

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