4 Professional Piercers Answer Your Most Intimate Nipple Piercing Questions

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To some, getting your nipples pierced may sound like a scene plucked straight out of a horror movie, with words like “pain,” “awkwardness,” and “discomfort” coming to mind. But nipple piercings can actually function as empowering body modifications with the ability to increase body confidence and self-esteem.

The nipple piercing, once popular in the ’90s, has recently gotten trendy again by way of celebrities like Noah Cyrus and Kendall Jenner. If you’re considering getting one (or two) of your own, it should be a positive experience, not an intimidating one. That’s not always an easy mindset to take on, especially when you’re facing the thought of a needle going through your nipple, but there are many things you can do to make the process easier.

Whether you’re still on the fence or already preparing to book your appointment, we talked to four different piercers about everything you should know before getting your nipples pierced. Read their advice for safer, healthier piercings you won’t be able to resist showing off.

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