How to Care for a Nipple Piercing

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How to Care for a Nipple Piercing
Care for a Nipple Piercing

Both men and women can decide to get a nipple piercing. A nipple can be pierced with a ring or using a barbell. Since this is such a sensitive area on the body, you will want to ensure that you properly care for a nipple piercing. Read on to find out how.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Clean the piercing in the shower. This will ensure that you thoroughly clean and rinse the nipple piercing.

  2. 2

    Use a fragrance free anti-bacterial soap. Lather the soap and wash all areas of the piercing site. Use the tips of your fingers to get the area completely clean.

  3. 3

    Rotate the jewelry while you are cleaning the area. This will help get the entire piercing clean and avoid infection.

  4. 4

    Rinse the piercing site and jewelry until all soap has been removed. You can pat the site dry when you leave the shower.

  5. 5

    Use an over the counter pain reliever to help deal with the pain. A nipple piercing can cause discomfort and this can help lessen the pain and reduce swelling.

  6. 6

    Handle the piercing only when necessary. If the nipple piercing is touched too often, it will take a longer time to heal.

Tips and warnings

  • If you experience any abnormal irritation at the site, contact a physician or your piercing salon.
  • It is important to take care of yourself in order to heal properly. Drink a lot of water, eat properly and get plenty of rest.
  • Remember to clean the nipple piercing at least twice a day.
  • Do not wear tight clothing at the piercing site. This will irritate the wound.

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