Nipple Piercings

Nipple Piercing Shopping Guide

Nipple piercings are one of the sexiest piercings someone 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, 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 inserted into a piercing, and ‘click’ closed to hold in place.

Straight Barbells

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

Standard size

Thickness
1.6mm

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.

Internal

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 the skin.

External

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 than internal, but that is no longer the case thankfully. The post at the end can sometimes scrape off tender or healing skin, causing discomfort, but there is a wider range of jewellery available for purchase.

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, once 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.






























Nipple piercings are most definitely for both men and women, and the variety of jewellery options available makes this especially true.

The piercing itself goes through the base of the nipple, where the skin is thickest, but does not penetrate the areolas (the ring of flesh surrounding your nipple).

On this page find the right option for you, from size, jewellery type and material to aftercare.

Different Nipple Piercing Jewellery Options

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Nipple Shields

Nipple Shield Jewellery

The nipple shield is an awesome look which has exploded into popularity recently.

The shield attached to a barbell which goes through the nipple, while the shield itself is usually round in shape, and completely or partially covers the areola around your nipple.

If you are looking for something a little bit different, the nipple shield is a very classy and unique look, even within the realm of nipple piercing.

Can literally shield your pierced area from too much pressure, as the jewellery can sometimes cover the pierced site.

A little more difficult to insert than other nipple piercings due to its larger size, but far from impossible.

Front-Facing Nipple Barbells

Nipple Barbell Jewellery

Front-facing barbells, also known as belly bars, are simple alternatives to regular barbells.

Rather than having a rounded bead on each end, the front-facing bar allows more options for gems or diamonds which can point outwards in spectacular fashion.

These are some of the most popular forms of nipple jewellery as they are simple to insert and have a wide array of style options.

Very fashionable and can easily be adorned with gems and stones for a flashy look.

Sometimes the gems on front facing bars may be heavy, which might be a bit too much pressure for a first time piercer, so be sure to consult with your piercing artist about weight.

Dangling Nipple Piercings

Dangling Nipple Piercing Jewellery

If you want to go for a very eye-catching nipple piercing, then a dangling nipple piercing is right choice for you.

The concept is simple enough, usually just a barbell, but there is a massive range of options which can be used to dangle from the bar itself.

Dangling jewellery allows the wearer to express themselves however they want, whether its a pendant or medallion, or even just a quirky pair of handcuffs: the sky's the limit!

Massive variety in jewellery options and very exotic looking.

The dangling bars are more likely to get caught in the likes of clothing, which can be uncomfortable, so more care is needed than with other nipple piercing jewellery.

Nipple Clickers

Nipple Clicker Jewellery

The nipple clicker is a new and innovative method making larger nipple piercings easier to insert. Many are similar to the shape of smaller nipple shields, generally covering the lower half of the areola.

It works how it sounds, with the thinner barbell simply being clicked out of place on one end of the jewellery, inserted through the nipple, then clicked back into place.

This is a very good option, especially for people with sensitive nipples.

Much easier to insert through the nipple than the larger nipple shields, has same stylish look.

With prolonged use, the clicker on this nipple piercing may wear out and become looser, possibly even breaking.

Price Range and Sizes

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4.50 - 262

This is the price for our specific nipple piercing options above. Barbells and Ball Closure Rings also have a wide variety in price range:

Choose Your Material

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316L Surgical Steel

Steel Nipple Jewellery

Surgical steel is popular among piercers because of its natural silver look, and the ability for it to be plated with other colours such as gold or rose-gold. Many of our piercings are made from 316L surgical steel as it is a popular product. It is a great piercing material for people who have been pierced for a long time, and is very affordable.

Quality steel, polished silver look, very affordable.

Contains small amounts of nickel, will discolour over time.

14K Solid Gold

Gold Nipple Jewellery

The classiest material type in our collection, gold is the highest quality jewellery you can buy. As well as this it is hypoallergenic and can be worn by first time piercers

Gold is nickel-free and don't tarnish.

Expensive and less choice than other materials.

How to Change Your Nipple Jewellery

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Here is a basic guide to changing both a nipple bar and a ball closure ring. The jewellery types listed above, besides the ball closure ring and nipple clicker, are within the nipple bar family. The nipple clicker is almost the same process as the nipple bar.

How to Change a 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.

How to Change a Ball Closure Ring

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

2. Twist the ring so the bead sits on either the right or left of the nipple.

3. Hold onto one end, and push the bead out of the ring sideways; never try and pull the ring out vertically as this may damage the nipple and prevent further insertion.

4. Once the bead is out, rotate the ring until it comes out fully.

5. You should already have the bead removed on the new jewellery, and insert it as soon as possible after removing the old one, then push the bead gently into place.

Nipple Piercing Aftercare

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As your nipple is such a sensitive and intimate body part, taking proper care of your nipple piercing is hugely important.

You must clean your new nose piercing twice a day for the first 3 months.

Here are some products which can help:

- Try one of our Aftercare Products to get the best results in aftercare and infection prevention.

- Our Salt Spray Solutions are perfect for daily use alongside one of our healing range products such as our Healing Wonder Oil.

- You should also take a look at our piercing butters and balms for daily care and to avoid future irritations and infections.