Despite the rumors, nipple piercings cannot increase your risk of breast cancer. One of the more unusual breast cancer myths gaining popularity these days is that nipple piercings increase the risk of the breast cancer. The short answer to this question is a resounding no, not at all.
What are the dangers of nipple piercings?
Infections can happen well after you get your nipple or areola, the darker ring around the nipple, pierced. Like any other body piercing, unsterilized equipment can put you at risk for infection with blood-borne diseases like HIV, hepatitis B or C, or tetanus. Torn skin.
Can nipple piercings cause nerve damage?
As long as you have the piercing, you may experience any of these complications: bleeding. scarring. nerve damage.
Can you breastfeed with nipple rings?
Yes, you can breastfeed with nipple piercings, but there are dangers to be aware of. Logistically, piercing holes may make latching more difficult for your baby, and these extra holes could lead to a faster, messier milk flow that’s more difficult for your little one to manage.
Do nipple piercings ever fully heal?
A nipple piercing can take up to a year to fully heal. For the first few weeks and months, you can expect to see the following: Bleeding. Your nipple skin is thin, so bleeding is a common sight for the first few days.
Do nipple piercings cause permanent damage?
Scarring is another common side effect caused by nipple piercings. Certain scar tissues, such as keloid scars, create a growth of permanent scar tissue at the site of the piercing. These scars can only be removed surgically.
Is it normal for nipple piercing to sinking into my skin?
If your piercing jewelry is starting to sink into your skin/tissue, see your piercer right away for a longer bar. Some piercing do embed slightly, we refer to this as ‘nesting’. Lip and tongue piercings tend to do this as our oral tissue is very soft.
How fast do nipple piercings close after removal?
Nipple piercings are one of the fastest piercing to close. When they’re new, they can close in minutes. Even after a few years, nipple piercings can close inside of a week without jewellery.
What size nipple ring should I get?
14 gauge is an ideal size for most nipple piercings. Even if you were pierced at a larger gauge, sizing up shouldn’t be a problem. 14G is also one of the most common piercing sizes, so there will be plenty of options to choose from as far as jewelry. The two main variations of nipple jewelry are barbells and clickers.
Do nipple piercings smell?
Sebum is secreted by the sebaceous glands in the skin. It’s an oily secretion meant to lubricate the skin and make it waterproof. Mix sebum with some dead skin cells and a little bit of bacteria, and you get some really potent smelling piercings! The discharge is semi-solid and smells like stinky cheese.
What does nipple piercing rejection look like?
Symptoms of piercing rejection
more of the jewelry becoming visible on the outside of the piercing. the piercing remaining sore, red, irritated, or dry after the first few days. the jewelry becoming visible under the skin. the piercing hole appearing to be getting larger.
Do nipple piercings get detected at airports?
Airport security and body piercings, for the most part, get along just fine. In all likeliness, your body jewelry won’t set off the metal detector, but if it does, it should only be a matter of showing the jewelry to a TSA agent before you’re on your merry way. Never let your piercings get in the way of a good time.
Can you use tongue rings as nipple rings?
So yes you can. Tongue rings tend to have longer barbells and possible larger balls on some of them so use caution with using a tongue ring as a nipple ring.
What’s the smallest nipple ring size?
Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Nipple Piercing||14G||3/8″ , 1/2″|
|Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch / Daith||16G , 18G||3/16″, 1/4″ , 5/16″ and 3/8″|
|Septum||14G (16G is also commonly used)||3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, and 5/8″|
|Ear||20G and 18G|
When can you change nipple bar?
If you can hold out, it’s really best to wait a full 12 months before you try changing your jewelry yourself. (You can do it with a piercer’s help earlier in the healing process, if you have to because of issues like swelling necessitating longer barbells.)