Nipple Piercings

Nipple Piercing Shopping Guide

Nipple piercings are one of the hottest piercings anyone can get. They look good on men and women alike, and are available in some really amazing designs. Don’t miss out on this amazing trend, and check out all our information on sizes you’ll need, jewellery types and more.

Nipple Shields

An unusual but popular style, the nipple shield is usually a bar with a rounded frame attached which covers the entire areola of the nipple.

Front-Facing Nipple Barbells

Slightly different to regular barbell piercings, these pieces of jewellery are designed for nipples, as the decorative jewel on each bead points outwards.

Dangling Nipple Piercings

This is jewellery for those who want to dazzle. Pendants and figurines are just some options that can dangle from the piercing.

Nipple Clickers

A more modern approach to nipple piercings, these ‘clickers’ are so called due to the mechanism with which they insert into a piercing, and ‘click’ closed to hold in place.

Straight Barbells

It’s possible and quite popular to simply use simple barbell jewellery as a nipple piercing. It is an ideal shape and works the same as nipple shields and front-facing barbells.

Standard size


Nipple Piercing Size Information

Be aware that some nipple bars may come in 1.2 mm (16GA). Only order this size when you know for sure you need it. Switching from 1.6 mm to 1.2 mm can cause your piercing hole to heal back to 1.2 mm.

The length of a nipple bar really depends on the individual needs and the design of the jewellery. Someone with smaller nipples might prefer a 12 mm long bar, while someone with bigger nipples may prefer 16 mm, or even 19 mm.
It's recommended that you measure the current length of your piercing to help you decided what length to order. Keep in mind that both nipple shields and dangling nipple piercings need some extra space.

If you need a hand with how to measure your piercings, you can click on the icons below to see how our dimensions work.

Nipple Shields
Backside View
Frontside View
Nipple Bars
Dangling Nipple Piercings
Nipple Clickers
Straight Barbell

Internal v.s. External Jewellery

If you are not sure what threading is in jewellery, or why it’s important, then you might want to continue reading. Threading only really applies to most barbell types, as a shaft must be screwed into a decorative bead. The two kinds of threading are internal and external, below you can find an outline of both.


The main difference between these types of jewellery is the post at the end of either the ball or the shaft. Internally threaded jewellery has no post at the end of the shaft, so the decorative bead screws into the shaft. Internally threaded jewellery is less harsh on sensitive ears as there is no post to rub or bump off anything.


Externally threaded jewellery is the opposite of internally threaded, with a stud at the shafts end which screws into the ball. A few years ago, this kind of jewellery was cheaper, but that is no longer the case. The post at the end can sometimes scrape off tender or healing skin, causing discomfort, but there is a wider range of jewellery.

How to change your Nipple Bar

1. Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and antibacterial soap.

2. Hold the bead on one end of the bar, then turn the other bead counterclockwise until it comes off.

3. Unscrew one of the beads on the new jewellery you wish to insert.

4. As you are removing the old jewellery, it might be easier to immediately follow through with the new by inserting it as the old one is being pushed out.

5. Once the new bar is fully through, and the old one is out, one more hold one bead, and this time screw the other bead onto the bar clockwise.

6. For nipple clickers, the process is the same, but there is no bead to unscrew, just a bar to unclick, insert then click back into place.