Nipple piercings have gone from "Please don't tell my mom" to commonplace now that, like, every celebrity has one. From Rihanna to Kendall Jenner , nipple piercings are basically the new nose ring. But what should you know before getting one? Joshua Zuckerman , MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan who specializes in breast reconstruction, and professional piercer Maria Tash of Venus by Maria Tash explain everything you need to know about nipple piercings. The solo nipple piercing is just as popular — if not more popular — than getting both nipples pierced. Maria Tash says, "Most people elect to do one nipple piercing. If you're choosing to get just one nipple pierced, think about it practically. Tash says there's no one side that's more popular than the other, nor is there any social significance to each side, but if someone is a guitar or bass player, for example, she would suggest piercing the side that has the least interaction with the straps.
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Recently we pierced a third nipple. This is one of those things on every body piercers bucket list of things to do??? Skip navigation! Story from Beauty. With Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid , Rihanna, and Paris Jackson among the slew of celebs who sport barbells under bras , the nipple piercing is on its way to becoming as ubiquitous as belly button rings were in
You are probably not Rihanna, but you can become a little more like her with a nipple piercing or two. Getting one is a little more complicated than simply putting on a necklace , of course, and it can certainly hurt, but don't let that stop you if your heart is set on it. The know-how of a trained professional and proper aftercare techniques will make the process as smooth as possible. We spoke with professional body piercers and a dermatologist about what you should know before you're ready for a nipple piercing, then asked four New York City women what it was like to get theirs done. For courageous viewers, we even captured footage of one of the women's piercings, done by professional piercer Kirsten Lee at Studio 28 in New York City — view the full video below. It's important to go to a reputable piercing shop please don't just wander into the first place you see with a flashing neon "body piercing" sign.
Nipple piercings can be risky. A nipple piercing places a foreign object close to complex deeper structures within the breast. This increases your risk of complications. If you have or are considering getting a nipple piercing, this information can help you navigate possible complications and prevent infection. Irritated piercings and infected piercings are two very different issues. Inflamed tissue will appear red and may be sensitive to the touch. Simply leaving the area alone may ease the irritation. This typically subsides within a few days without treatment. The area is likely infected if the irritation persists or you experience any of the following symptoms:.