Sunday December 27th, 2009 @ 3:05 PM
Filed under: Nipple
I got my nipple piercings done problem-free almost a week ago. I’ve experienced normal, mild soreness and have been keeping up very diligently with sea-salt treatments and cleaning.
While the process was complication-free, I did notice that my anatomy was a little bit inconvenient for the particular size barbell I was given. Unless out, my nipples seem to lay at a seemingly uncomfortable flatness for the barbell, and at first the balls on both nipples sat in very close, often leaving small indents in my skin. That problem has gone away on the right side as the swelling disappeared, but seems to have gotten a bit worse on the left. As you can see in the picture, the ball on one side of the barbell is very nearly being swallowed by the piercing. It’s very tender to the touch right now, and you can see how the skin is shaping around where the ball sits when I push it out. When I do that, the ball will seem less obtrusive for a few moments before it slips back into the same place it was sitting before. Given the fact that tomorrow is Christmas Eve and my piercer isn’t in every day of the week anyway, I fear I won’t be able to get in to see him about longer barbells for at least a few days to a week. Should I panic, or will I be okay? I feel like the swelling might go down overnight, but I’m unsure. Is there anything I can do in the meantime?
Judging by the photos (thanks for including them!) you’ve definitely swelled up a bit more than was apparently anticipated for the jewelry selection.
Until you can see your piercer to be fitted with a longer barbell, and perhaps some larger balls, keeping hydrated and clean is going to be key in helping that barbell from embedding further into your nipple.
Drink lots of water and take an ibuprofen if you’re able and try to avoid touching it.
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