Nipple Piercing is a popular piercing with both men and women. The most important things for a successful Nipple piercing are the placement of the piercing and sizing of jewellery. The placement of the piercing differs between males and females. Male nipples are usually too small to pierce through the actual nipple. Therefore, we usually pierce into the areola (either side of nipple) being sure not to pierce it too deep. With female nipples, it is extremely important not to pierce through the areola as this may interfere with breast-feeding. Piercing the nipple generally increases the size of the nipple and may also increase the sensitivity. It is important to use only the highest quality body jewellery such as 316L Surgical Stainless Steel, 18ct Solid Gold or Titanium. Here at Dundrum Piercing we carry an extensive range of nipple jewellery and specialise in custom-made body jewellery. We also have one of the largest range of nipple shields in Ireland. The healing time can vary from person to person depending on their health and whether or not they follow the aftercare instructions. The first 14 days are crucial in the healing process. During this period it is important not to touch the piercing unless cleaning (once a day for the first 14 days with an antiseptic wash that Dundrum Piercing provides), no oral contact, and to be careful not to knock the piercing. During the first 3 to 6 months it is not unusual to experience some secretion from the piercing, as this is part of the healing process. We advise not to change the jewellery for the first 3 months and to make sure that only the highest quality body jewellery is used at all times.