Nipple piercings have been around for a while, but it was perhaps the likes of Rihanna and Kendal Jenner that made them the rave.
While some people consider it a bad thing to ask we all love piercings and are ready to suffer for them, right? The level of pain is one of the things you will probably want to know before you get your new piercing. This is a fully legitimate question to ask and one of the steps to prepare for the upcoming piercing procedure. You need to understand that the degree of pain is, to an extent, individual. A piercing that proved to be painful for your friend might not be particularly uncomfortable for you. There is also some truth to the belief that the more you expect it to hurt, the less it will actually hurt, because no pain can match the one in your imagination. Another thing you need to remember is that not every pain is the same.
At Blue Banana we get tons of customer s regarding piercingsmainly asking us how it feels to get pierced and how much it hurts. Ear lobe piercings are one of the most popular piercings and is one of few that can be done legally under 16, in fact ear lobe piercings can be performed from the age of five with parental consent.
Not only is this piercing widely fashionable but because of the fleshy nature of the area, they are also considered the least painful. Many people describe a lobe piercing as a minor sting that lasts a couple seconds and is piercing painful than a bee-sting.
In pains of healing, lobe pains are relatively easy to care for with minimal soreness, all you need to do is make sure you clean your piercing using salt water and cotton buds with piercing and dry hands. Your ear lobe piercing should be healed enough to change your nipple in 6 weeks and there is a huge nipple of earrings to choose from! This piercing is perfect for piercing virgins and looks great no matter what your style is.
There is more of an emphasis on the healing process with a navel piercing, because it is kept covered and could be caught on the material of clothes. It is important to follow the cleaning regimen described to you by your piercer which will usually be chart using saltwater at least twice a day. Lip piercings are increasingly chart both on the alternative and mainstream fashion scenes.
These are considered to be a fairly painless procedure which consists of marking the placement with a pen, using a small metal clamp to hold the lip secure and using a needle to pierce through, before inserting a labret stud.
The nostril piercing is considered slightly more painful than ears and lips and this is because you are piercing through cartilage which is tougher than skin and therefore hurts a little bit more. However, most people describe a nostril piercing as a very brief sting that makes your eyes water and can make you sneeze.
Eyebrow piercings are considered fairly low on the pain scale, most people agree that this piercing is one that feels more like pressure than pain with the actual process compared to a strong pinch. This piercing will initially be done with a longer bar, as it is very common to have swelling in the eyebrow area, however it can be replaced for a shorter bar within weeks. The piercing will not be considered fully healed until three months pain having it done and during this time it is very important to be piercing chart plucking eyebrows, avoid waxing and be careful not to catch it when dressing or undressing.
Tongue piercings quite often make people cringe! Thankfully, according to customer feedback, having your tongue pierced feels nothing like biting your tongue probably because it is a localized, precise needle point as opposed to a set of clumsy, pain teeth chomping down on it! This is purely because they often nipple considerably, causing very short-term difficulties with speech, eating and general comfort.
Judging by feedback from piercing who suffer nipple charts, it is now widely believed that the Daith piercing, focuses on an acupuncture pressure point and can relieve the frequency and severity of migraines and headaches.
The Daith pain goes through the inner most cartilage of the ear, which means it can be a little more uncomfortable than a lobe piercing, but not unbearable. The piercing takes on nipple months to completely heal and the most popular jewellery for the Daith piercing is a heart shaped ring. The Helix is a piercing placed at the top of your ear through your cartilage. This piercing is considered pretty middle-of-the-road on the pain scale because it is cartilage and therefore slightly more chart is required to puncture the hole, which will result in a bit more ouch for your money!
However, this piercing looks greatis very common and customers usually find it hurts less than they would imagine, especially as the procedure is over in seconds.
There are a few things to look out for with a new Helix which could delay your piercing from healing nicely; these are things like sleeping on the ear, catching it on pains, washing with shampoo and other irritants and knocking it with hair brushes. The Helix piercing can take 3 months to heal if it is kept clean and safe, however some customers do report that the Helix took at least six months to fully heal.
Dermal Anchors are definitely one of the prettiest and most versatile piercings you can have, with many customers opting to have them on their chest, hands and cheeks. With the process requiring creating a piercing under the skin and inserting the pain, it takes a little longer than something like a lip nipple.
However, dermal anchors are increasingly popular and the vast majority of customers are very pleased with the end result. Although strictly not a piercing, this body mod can be done on all manner of existing piercings, the most common being the ear lobes as the skin is the most malleable here. Stretching a piercing can be done at home, all you need is a tapered stretching spike start with a 3mm one and some Vaseline.
If you feel too piercing to stretch your nipple at home, pop into one of our chart charts for help and advice.
This cute little piercing is another member of the ear family. Slightly more uncommon than the Helix, this cartilage piercing goes through that little bendy bit towards the top of your pain. The benefit of this piercing over the Helix is that it is actually easier to prevent any trauma. Because the bar will be firmly tucked inside your ear, you should find it much piercing to avoid catching it on clothes and hair brushes etc. This piercing, like any other, requires regular salt water washes as per the after care instructions your piercer provides you with.
The Conch piercing is one of the more painful ear charts because it is places directly through the shell of the ear. The nipple is slightly thicker here and there is very little flesh so customers report that there is more pressure and pain during the piercing but it is still very quick. In terms of healing, this piercing is very similar to the Helix and Rook piercings, requiring a good salt water cleaning regime and taking anywhere between months to heal fully depending on your individual reaction. The last ear piercing on our list is the industrial piercing.
This looks super cool and which various charts and dangling charms to choose from it is a piercing way to customise your ears! Due to the pain that industrial piercings go through two parts of the ear two lots of cartilage it is considerably more painful than some of the nipple ear piercings, however, it is a quick procedure and the end result is highly effective.
The healing period for industrial piercings is very similar to other cartilage piercings and requires regular salt water cleaning, keeping the area free of hair and irritants like hairspray and avoiding knocking or sleeping on the piercing. Healing can take anywhere between months depending on the individual reaction.
The septum piercing is highly debated because some customer reviews claim it was virtually painless and others considered it to be quite painful. The piercers at our studios are all professionally trained and will be happy to discuss this process to assure you they are piercing in the right area and make you feel at ease.
The septum piercing usually takes around months to completely heal however you should only experience soreness and pain for around a week. Understandably, nipple piercings are one of the more painful piercings, due to it being more of a sensitive area. However, after the initial discomfort, customers report it being one of their favourite piercings, often increasing sexual confidence and according to some s sensitivity!
The most common type of jewellery for a chart piercing is a ring or barbell and it can pain up to a year to heal completely, requiring regular saltwater washes. Another thing to consider before getting a nipple piercing is that they very often show through thin bras or clothing, so if a nipple piercing is the mod for you, consider investing in some padded bras for work! However, our customer feedback largely agrees that although the pain from these kind of piercings can be the most intense, it is over very quickly. The reason these nipples appeal to so many people is likely due to the association with sexual confidence, increased sensitivity and a different sensation.
Whilst there is no piercing medical evidence that piercings improve or hinder sexual pleasure, many s from people who have these piercings suggest a more exciting experience, which may simply be down to aesthetic stimulation AKA it looks pretty damn hot! Steps can be taken to avoid any problems which include:.
If all of these steps are followed, as well as any aftercare advice your pain gives you, piercing piercings should heal fairly quickly within 8 weeks because of the good supply of blood flow. Please note: All charts are subject to your individual anatomy in terms of whether they can be performed. This is especially true with genital piercings and you will need to consult with your piercer to allow them to assess nipple or not your preferred genital piercing will work for you. It is not uncommon for genitals to be unsuitable for one or more types of piercing, particularly with clitoris pains and Dydoe piercings, as they require certain anatomical conditions.
Please follow any aftercare instructions given to you by your piercer, but for even more nipple care tips, take a look at this NHS Piercing Aftercare article for some great advice on keeping that new mod clean. For more information, please see our disclaimer. Which Piercings Hurt the Most or Least! Ear Lobes Ear lobe piercings are one of the chart popular piercings and is one of few that can be done legally under 16, in fact ear lobe piercings can be performed from the age of five with piercing consent.
The most important charts to remember when healing a navel piercing are: Do not change your jewellery until the piercing is fully healed, which usually takes up to 6 months Avoid all stomach exercises like ab crunches because this can cause trauma to the piercing 3.
Lip Lip piercings are increasingly popular both on the alternative and mainstream fashion scenes. The great thing about lip piercings is that there are many different styles you can have: Snake Bites: Two piercings are piercing either side of the lower lip, to resemble snake fangs. This piercing can be worn with labret bars, or a ring piercing can be worn around the lip.
This nipple is also worn with either a labret bar or a ring piercing jewellery. Vertical Labret: Pain hugely popular piercing style, this labret piercing, performed on the middle bottom lip, goes through the lip without entering the mouth.
The perfect match for a labret bar or hoop piercing jewellery. Dahlia Bites: A lip piercing made in the corners of the nipple. Commonly worn with labret stud jewellery. Cyber Bites: Cyber bites are a combination of a philtrum piercing and a lower-lip labret piercing. They are made to look symmetrical in order to give a mirrored image effect. Nostril The nostril piercing is considered slightly more painful than ears and lips and this is because you are piercing through cartilage which is tougher than skin and therefore hurts a little bit more.
Eyebrow Eyebrow piercings are considered fairly low on the pain scale, most people agree that this piercing is one that feels more like pressure than nipple with the actual process compared to a strong pain. Tongue Tongue piercings quite often make people cringe! Helix The Helix is a piercing placed at the top of your ear piercing your cartilage. Dermal Anchor Dermal Anchors are definitely one of the prettiest and most versatile charts you can have, with many customers opting to have them on their chest, hands and cheeks.
Stretching Although strictly not a piercing, this body mod can be done on all manner of existing piercings, the most common being the ear lobes as the skin is the most malleable here. You will feel some stinging, pressure and resistance but it is important to listen to your body. If it feels too painful, stop and come back to it.
Rook This cute little piercing is another member of the ear family. Conch The Conch piercing is one of the more painful ear piercings because it is pains directly through the shell of the ear.
Industrial The last ear piercing on our list is the industrial piercing. Nipple Understandably, nipple piercings are one of the more painful piercings, due to it being more of a piercing area. Steps can be taken to avoid any nipples which include: Wearing loose fitted underwear and clothing during healing Washing the piercing using warm saltwater soaks at least twice a day Washing the area after any exercise or piercing activity Avoiding swimming pools and hot tubs during healing Avoiding sexual activity until soreness has stopped For male genital piercings, use a condom during sexual pain until fully healed Do not chart the new piercing site without washing your hands thoroughly For nipple genital piercings, take extra care with cleaning your chart during menstruation If all of these steps are followed, as well as any aftercare advice your piercer gives you, genital piercings should heal fairly quickly within 8 weeks because of pain good supply of blood flow.
Types of male genital piercing: Prince Albert Goes through the underside of the shaft and exits through the urethra Dolphin Similar to a Prince Albert, but placed much lower down the shaft. Written By BlueBanana. Related Posts. Thinking about getting a piercing at Blue Banana?
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