I found reading other folks experiences helpful so here is mine.
I had my right nipple pierced around fifteen years ago. This was carried out with a numbing spray using a pretty small 18K gold ring. From what I recall it hurt pretty badly but healed very well using the aftercare advice given back then. I removed my shiny ring as I was pregnant and wanted to breastfeed my baby girl. At the time it was easier to let it close.
Things of course have changed a lot since then!
Well after years of wanting to pierce the twinz(aka boobiez)I finally did it n let me tell u that I felt every single movement of the needle going thru my poor lil nip ...it was not painless or a over in a pinch especially because my guy piercer did them without the clamp thingy cuz he said that they would be crooked/uneven. After that I went home n looked at them n all I could see waz a bloodly dried up mess. They didnt hurt they were just swollen but for sum reason when I went to take my bra off to shower I swear I almost fainted.
so I have had my nipples pierced like twice before and ended up taking them out for different reasons. They didn't get infected and had healed well. The difference is that I was less knowledgeable about gauges and the best jewelry to use.. The second time especially I was impatient during the healing process and attempted to change my piercing after 4 months with the wrong gauge ring and had no knowledge on how to insert it.
I regretted taking them out so I decided to do it again.
I went with my best friend to Infamous Tattoos (here in Atlanta). A guy named Animal that had been piercing for about 14 years was who we chose. He pierced my nipples so fast and painless that I was talking when it was going on and did not know they were pierced until he actually put the rings in. That was in March. It is now August. While it does take nine months for them to heal, mine seem to be on the road to recovery pretty well. The only issue is that sometimes they catch. You have to be extremely careful with simple things such as seat belts.
Finally broke down and got my left nipple pierced, and the only think I can say now is damn it why didn't I do this sooner and get the other one too!
My overall experience was great, I did my research and went to a piercer I trusted and knew . honestly my belly button hurt worse the second time and now the only "pain" I have is a slight tingling sensation...which I'm kind of a fan of
dont let the thought of pain hold you back, because im kicking myself for fearing the pain and not getting both at the same time!
I've always liked my little boobies but now I freaking adore them!
Sooo, I've been entertaining the idea of nipple piercings for YEARS! Just recently it's become an obsession so while running errands on Thursday I decided to just do it. Luckily I called a well known shop first before driving there, only to find out the piercer was about to leave and wouldn't be back until that following Tuesday. I couldn't stop thinking about it all weekend, stuck on YouTube and Google. Tuesday came & I woke up with one thing in mind...my tittays!
So I know everyone out there has seen the YouTube videos of guys getting their nipples pierced and the guys practically screaming. Not much of an encouragement if you ask me, and that was just one nipple. But I was convinced I was going to get them and Saturday morning I went down to Corona Tattoo and Piercing to see Nikki_the_Piercer . She was great and very quick. My left nipple didn't even phase me, and my right nipple only stung for a second. NOTHING like what you see on YouTube.
FINALLY got my nipple (left) pierced!!! I had been debating it for years and I have to say I really wish I wouldn't have waited so long. I decided to just get one done for now, to see how it went, how I liked it, etc. I may never get the second one done, and it may happen next week, hard to say.
It took two times to get it right tho. I went and had it pierced about a month ago and the placement just didn't sit right with me.
First, if you even have the slightest thought of getting your nipples pierced, GET IT DONE! I love mine so so so much!
Second, A little bit about my breasts:
I am a 40/42 DDD with nipples that are completely down facing and about average sized, but without any stimulation, are basically flush with the rest of the skin on my breast.
Now onto the experience!
This being the first piercing I've ever gotten that I can remember (I was an infant when my earlobes were pierced), I knew nothing about my pain tolerance or piercing procedures in general , so I was completely nervous.
OMG!!!! Got the girls pierced,I must say it was an experience. I went to my usual piercer Rick at Silver Dollar tattoos and body piercings in Griffin, Ga....I was nervous as hell at first but when I got to the room where the piercing was going to take place I felt a little at ease and Rick is so professional and makes me feel at ease....the first one hurt but not nearly as much as I expected,it bleed quite a bit,I normally bleed 10 to 15 minutes after a pieecing but this time when he put the jewelry in andscrewed the ball on it started to leak...the second(right) one was tthe BITCH!!!