Nipple piercings can be a beautiful and unique body modification, but they also require a significant commitment in terms of healing time and aftercare. Here's what you need to know before getting your nipples pierced:
Healing time: Nipple piercings typically take a full year to heal fully. During this time, you may notice some milky or bloody discharge, which is normal. It's important to clean your piercing two to three times daily, especially if you work out or engage in activities that may cause sweating.
Discharge: It's normal to experience some discharge during the healing process. This can be milky or gooey in appearance, and may even look bloody at times. Don't panic – this is just part of the process. However, you should make sure to keep your piercing clean by washing it with saline solution two to three times daily.
Cleaning and moisturizing: In addition to cleaning your piercing with saline solution, it's important to keep the surrounding skin moisturized to prevent dryness. Avoid using lotions or creams directly on the piercing, but you can apply them to the surrounding skin to keep it hydrated.
Sizing: At Lulu's, we use a 14 gauge needle for nipple piercings, which is a safe and comfortable size. We also use straight barbells rather than curved ones, as curved barbells can cause discomfort. Make sure to choose a reputable piercerwho uses the proper gauge size and type of jewelry to minimize the risk of complications.
Avoiding Complications: One of the biggest challenges of healing a nipple piercing is avoiding bumps and other complications. To reduce the risk of these issues, be sure to clean your piercing regularly, avoid touching it unnecessarily, and protect it from accidental bumps or snags.
So, if you're considering a nipple piercing, be prepared for a longer healing process and take the necessary precautions to ensure proper healing. And if you're ready to take the plunge, be sure to book an appointmentto get started!
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