How do you know if your piercing bar is too short?

The piercer will look at the size of your nipple to determine how long the barbell needs to be, but as a general rule of thumb there should be about 1/8″ of an inch on each side of the barbell. If the barbell is too tight it can “plug” the entering and exiting holes of the piercing, preventing draining and swelling.

Can your nipples be too small to pierce?

Can you pierce any nipple? Piercing an inverted nipple can actually cause it to become pushed out, while flat nipples will become slightly more raised. Small nipples are a breeze; he just opts for a smaller barbell. If you wouldn’t feel comfortable drinking the water, don’t let it touch your nipple until it’s healed.

How long will my nipples be swollen after piercing?

It’ll typically be sore for a week after the piercing. You may also bleed, itch, or see swelling or discharge from the wound. Your nipple may feel sore or irritated as it heals over the next few months.

What I Wish I Knew Before piercing my nipples?

They will take far longer to heal than you’d anticipate.

The rook is the thickest cartilage that exists in the ear. All seven of these piercings are still in my body, and have all successfully closed. Nipple piercings take on average nine to 12 months to fully heal. The average lobe piercing takes six weeks to heal.

Should you wear a bra to get your nipples pierced?

The most important consideration is moisture buildup; wear a bra that allows your skin to breathe. If you sweat, remove your bra, cleanse your piercing, and then don a new bra. The little ring isn’t going to make that much of a difference in cup size, and a snug bra will feel better during the healing process.

Should you wear a bra to bed after getting your nipples pierced?

They continue to wear a bra for this reason, especially to bed so the jewelry doesn’t get caught on blankets while sleeping. Once you are ready to try wearing a bra again, make sure to use soft, cotton lined bras. Some people find a sports bra especially comfortable.