Nipple piercing migration

Tuesday May 8th, 2012 @ 10:52 AM

Filed under: Nipple

I got my nipple pierced in early July and it’s migrated quite a bit down since then, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of skin for it to hang onto it looks like to me. Should I be worried/get it checked out/consider taking it out?

I would strongly suggest to get a STRAIGHT barbell in there right away, if it is still savable - this will be the only thing that will help.

Rings often cause aggravation in nipple piercings, even once fully healed. It’s not uncommon for a ring to ‘pull’ a piercing down slowly over time, however its more commonly caused by a lower initial placement.

You could also see a reputable piercer and get them to re-pierce it back in the correct spot with a straight barbell. If it was my nipple, I would get it re-done however it would be much cheaper and less painful to try and save it.

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Bruised nipple piercing

Tuesday May 8th, 2012 @ 5:06 AM

Filed under: Nipple

I got my nipples pierced 3 days ago. and yesterday a patchy sort of bruise started to show upon the left one. as you can see in the picture. I’m not sure if its something to be worried about or not. the jewelry looks a little to small to me. and it does bleed when i clean it. but is that due to the coagulated blood from the bruise? and the right piercing is completely fine. no bruise to be seen.

I would strongly suggest to go back to a piercer and get them to put in longer bars, I normally like to see at least 1-2mm each side to allow room for swelling and to let the natural crusties room to weep out while it heals.

Normally studios will do the up-size for free, however you wouldn’t be looking at a great deal to get a longer bar put in at any studio. Best to not do it yourself, it won’t be sterile jewellery and you could get the gauge/length wrong and cause even more problems.

As far as the bruising, this is quite common and will go down with some ice and TLC. Often one nipple will be more vascular or tougher than the other and cause similar bruising, especially if your piercer uses clamps.

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constant infection

Tuesday May 8th, 2012 @ 3:49 AM

Filed under: Nipple

ive had my nipple pierced for over a year now and while my right one has healed just fine, but left one is constantly infected. its got yellow puss coming from it, as well as occasionally having a bubble of puss. i constantly clean it and soak it with a saline solution, but it doesnt help. and ive now noticed that i can see my nipple piercing {i have a hoop, not a bar bell, dont know if that matters} through a small hole in the top of my nipple. it hurts and ive started wearing sports bras to bed so they dont snag on anything, as well as making sure no one touches it or pulls on it.

I would strongly suggest to get a STRAIGHT barbell in there right away, if it is still savable - this will be the only thing that will help.

Go to a good piercer and get them to look at it (as you didn’t supply a picture) and if it hasn’t migrated too badly, you should be able to save it.

Rings often cause aggravation in nipple piercings, especially during healing. The small hole at the top could be a sign of migration, where the piercing slowly moves its way forward leaving a line of scarring behind it.

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Need to change new nipple piercing

Tuesday May 8th, 2012 @ 2:46 AM

Filed under: Nipple

Hello there! So other than my four ear piercings which I had no difficulties with I’m completely new to the piercing world. I got my nipples pierced a week ago with no worries. But now every time I take a look at them it seems as if the barbell that was used is just way too small. The balls on the barbell are sinking into my nipples and are leaving an imprint. I thought that it might just be because of swelling but tonight before showering I took another look and it seemed as if my right nipple was trying to swallow the ball. I live very far from my piercer (got pierced in Montreal and I live in Ontario) and I am wondering if it would be a complete no no to change the piercing myself to one with a longer barbell and bigger balls. Thank you in advance.

I would strongly suggest to go back to a piercer and get them to put in longer bars, I normally like to see at least 1-2mm each side to allow room for swelling and to let the natural crusties room to weep out while it heals.

I would also suggest to most likely keep the current size balls on as bigger balls can cause indenting and adds more weight.

Normally studios will do the up-size for free, however you wouldn’t be looking at a great deal to get a longer bar put in at any studio. If you do it yourself, it won’t be sterile jewellery and you could get the gauge/length wrong and cause even more problems.

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nipple piercing- inverted nipple

Tuesday May 8th, 2012 @ 2:30 AM

Filed under: Nipple

Hi,

I recently got my nipples pierced ( 3 days ago ) and they seem to be healing really well. My left nipple is inverted and my right one is not. The left one has been a bit more sore, and has been a bit more “weepy” but nothing drastic and my piercer said it might be slightly more sore. However, there is something I am very worried about. As you can see in the photo, my nipple has a sort of crack through the middle. This is from being inverted. The problem is that when I sort ofo separate the sides of my nipple I can see the piercing through it. I am very worried about infection, and about the piercing growing out. It dosn’t hurt very much, and I have been keeping it extremely clean, but It scares me to be able to see the barbell through the center of my nipple. I will be visiting my piercer very soon, but in the meantime any advice at alll would be helpful.

I hope I do not have to take this out. I am very excited especially since it seems to be fixing my inverted nipple… and the pain would keep me from wanting to let it heal and repierce the nipple.

Thank you!

-Amy

Whenever I pierce an inverted nipple, I make sure that I go ‘deeper’ in the center to help pull the nipple forward more. Depending on the severity of your inversion, sometimes this just isn’t really possible (or doesn’t work).

You shouldn’t worry about infection at all, however I would keep an eye on it and make sure that the ‘crack’ doesn’t start to get bigger (or becomes very translucent/clear) - this could be an indication of rejection.

As long as it stays the same, don’t stress about it. Your nipple should eventually relax into the new position and be fine.

For anyone reading this who is after having their inverted nipples pierced, make sure your piercer has experience and preferably a healed before and after photo.

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Curved or straight barbell?

Monday May 7th, 2012 @ 3:03 AM

Filed under: Nipple

I have my nipples pierced with a 14g captive. Now that they are healed I was wanting to put in a barbell for certain occasions. I was wondering if a curved or a straight barbel is recommended? The piercing is at a slight curve from the captive, but I wasn’t sure if a straight one would be fine or not. I am planning on going to my piercer to have them switched out, and I’m sure He’ll know, but I like to know things before going in. :]

My suggestion would be to go straight barbell. You will find that a curved barbell will often ‘flip’ up and down, causing discomfort and stretching the fistula - this often results in migration (the piercing slowly moving outwards).

If its only for a short time, you could go curved barbell, but I always recommend straight barbells.

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Nipple piercing..

Monday May 7th, 2012 @ 3:03 AM

Filed under: Nipple

I got my nipples pierced on 9/26/2011, and they seem to be healing nicely. I just want to make sure they are done correctly. I didn’t go to my usual piercer, and the woman who did them seemed very credible. I chose the captives, knowing that they can be more complicated, because I like them better. I got in a car accident less than a month after I had them done, and one of them got pulled on by the seat belt so is slightly tilted to one side, but I seem to be the only one to notice that. I really just want to make sure they look pretty good. I will go to my regular piercer if recommended, but it’s a long drive..

Thank you!

Personally I think they are a little bit in your areola (perhaps a little deep) and I never ever pierce nipples with rings as they can put a lot of pressure on the entrance and exit. Often this will cause irritation and develop hypertropic scar tissue to form.

If they are healing well, I would leave them alone and listen to your body - if they ever start playing up, change them to bars just to be safe. You could also look at up-sizing the thickness at a later date, most ladies find that higher gauge nipple piercings (12g or 10g) are more comfortable and heal much faster.

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Nipple Piercing

Sunday May 6th, 2012 @ 4:07 PM

Filed under: Nipple

I got both nipples pierced on October 19th, 2011 and they were healing fine…i’ve been cleaning them with sea salt and fresh water and also actual sea water. However, recently my left piercing got a tiny bump near the piercing opening and it is filled with white/light yellowish puss. It has no odor and doesn’t hurt (the actual bump) but the barbell does hurt a bit when i move it. The other nipple is fine. The bump is gone now, i started taking zinc and vitamin E/selenium pills so I guess it helped the healing a bit…but I wanted to know if my nipples were pierced correctly…the piercer i went to was a professional but every piercing i see looks different and i want to know if mine is normal. and also what was that bump? was it infected??


This is another one of those Id have to see it in person to help you situations.

The picture itself looks fine. Small bumps on piercings with a white/yellow discharge are usually nothing to worry about.

What concerns me is that you say you’re using actual sea water to clean the piercing. Sea salt mixed with distilled water in a .9% ratio matches your bodies salinity. Sea water on the other hand has a much stronger salt to water ratio and would not be helpful in healing a body piercing. The extra salt in the water would dry your skin out by leaching excess moisture from the exposed area. The sea water also contains god knows what types of bacteria and pollutants.

My rule is “If you don’t feel safe drinking it, it shouldn’t go on your piercing”

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heal time

Sunday May 6th, 2012 @ 3:48 PM

Filed under: Nipple

ive had my nipples pierced 8 different times now 7 horizontal and once vertical they are either done crooked or one caught more nipple then the other so ive taken them out and had them redone well i just redid them this past sunday and the right one was not how i wanted it so im wondering how long should i wait to redo it and just curious how does the placement look to you of the one (dont mind that the star tattoos are not straight)

I recommend no less that 2 weeks before repiercing a fresh removed piercing. Longer if the piercing was damaged in some way IE ripped or torn.

In the picture the piercing looks level, but it is very hard to tell because of the star tattoos.

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Nursing?

Sunday May 6th, 2012 @ 12:49 PM

Filed under: Nipple

I want to get my nipples pierced but there’s been one major factor in my way; If and when I have children I want to breast feed.

Do you know if getting them pierced would effect breast feeding at all?

In most cases the short answer is it won’t be a problem, many ladies find that it actually increases the milk flow making it actually easier to nurse.

Each nipple usually has between 15-20 milk ducts (or lobes) and the piercings will normally ‘merge’ 2-4 of them together into one large one, that is if you look after it correctly and heal it without serious complications.

You are also usually best to remove the jewellery during feeding, in case it comes loose and could be a choking hazard.

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