Piercing on nipple and navel: implementation, healing and risks

Nipple Piercing: A European Tradition

Women of the European nobility in the 14th century wore widely cut necklines that even showed bare breasts. Elisabeth of Bavaria adorned her nipples and other women of the ruling class did so. Rings with gemstones, silver and gold chains were attached to the jewelry wearers on holes they had pierced through the nipples. This fashion came to a standstill when the church ended a brief sensual phase by renewed rigid dress codes.

Whether rings, rods or plugs: There are many types of jewelry for a nipple piercing.(Image: PhotographyByMK / fotolia.com)

From the margins to the mainstream

In the 1980s, piercings in Europe and the US were a hallmark of subcultures on the margins of society. In the 1990s, celebrities from the show and music business made them popular, for example Lenny Kravitz and Tommy Lee. At least the nipple piercing by Britney Spears established this body jewelry as a mass phenomenon.

While at the beginning of the 1990s the body j

ewelery pierced by the nipple or the areola still blew a breath of madness, today it is the most common piercing on the hull. For British men, it is even the earliest piercing, except earrings.

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Healing and Hygiene

In the professional studio, the sting site and its surroundings are disinfected. The piercer marks the point of the puncture as well as the puncture, fixes the nipple with a clamp and pierces it with a special needle. This is hollow, the piercer puts the ring or plug into the cavity and attach it to the point of puncture by pulling the needle back.

In the weeks following the jump-off you should not wear tight clothing on the upper body. Not only does it cause pain when it presses on the wound, but it also slows healing by rubbing against the wound. Also, be careful not to wear soiled clothing. This reduces the risk of pathogens getting into the wound.

After the sting, as much outerwear as possible should be worn for a few weeks to avoid pain and wound healing problems.(Image: Artem / fotolia.com)

Possible complications of breast piercing

Physicians expressly warn against possible consequences of inadequate care. The wound canal can not heal completely for up to one year. That means a long-term threat to infections.

If the wound becomes infected, an abscess can form. As the Ärzteblatt informs, let's conclude - based on ten case studies - the time interval from piercing to the treatment of an average of 20.8( 2 to 52) weeks on the fact that the incubation or wound healing time is extended when piercing the nipple. According to the journal, there are two groups: three early infections, ie the breast abscess occurred within less than 4 weeks after piercing, and seven late infections in the period of 3 to 12 months after piercing.

Sleep, Stress and Vitamins

As with other small wounds, you will benefit from healthy nutrition with enough Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

Vitamin C is needed to form connective tissue, it is found in all citrus fruits, and in Johannis, Brom- like raspberries, apples, pineapple and papaya.

Vitamin E smoothes the connective tissue and is present in green vegetables, nuts, wheat and lentils, as well as in whole grains.

Enough sleep and stress reduction also strengthen the cure.

plug instead of rings

Immediately after piercing, plugs are more suitable than rings. Rings rotate in the branch canal, tearing open the closing wound;This bothers the healing and also hurts badly. In addition, solid scab at the sting sites hinders healing. To prevent this, apply Vaseline or Bepanthen to the sores.

belly button jewelry is mainly worn by women.(Image: Moritz Wussow / fotolia.com)

navel piercing

The term navel piercing is strictly speaking wrong. The piercing is usually not pierced in the navel, but in the skin fold around the navel, either below or above and vertically. With an outward navel it is also possible, but not recommended, because clothing rubs this place throughout.

Decorating the navel is next to piercing the nipple the most common piercing on the trunk and is one of the common forms of body jewelry. It is especially common among women, often associated with crop tops and lower back tattoos. Conversely, it remains invisible under clothing and is thus also suitable for people who are not allowed to wear visible piercings in their workplace.

For attaching body jewelry, you usually lay on your back in the piercing studio. This prevents circulatory problems, and the piercer can work undisturbed. The piercing itself runs like the nipple piercing. The piercer fixes the area with a clamp and sets a puncture canal with a venous catheter.

Even more so than with the nipple, you should be careful not to wear a Ball Closure Ring at the beginning: infections are common here, can easily spread through the vicinity of the belly button to the abdominal tissue and lead to long-term symptoms and even dangerous complications.

, however, navel plugs made of PTFE, a mobile and antiallergic material are suitable. You can simply unscrew the closure balls here and replace them with other motifs. A Curved Barbell contains a smaller and a larger ball that can be screwed on.

A navel piercing should always be done professionally to avoid health risks.(Image: anna karwowska / fotolia.com)

Aggravated Healing

A piercing on the navel heals cumbersome. Walking, bending over, going to the toilet, any outer clothing puts a strain on healing. While the nipple wound often heals as early as one month, navel recovery usually takes up to six months. You must care for the scar very carefully.

Some people sting their own piercing. Especially with the navel is not recommended. A navel piercing requires anatomical understanding and craftsmanship of the piercer. It will not pierce the navel floor with a deep navel, otherwise the healing would take longer. In addition, possibly the jewelry in the navel disappears.

If the piercer sets the stitch too flat, the piece of jewelery often grows out when healed;if he uses it too deeply, the pressure on the wound is strong, which makes healing difficult.(Dr. Utz Anhalt)

Nipple Piercing
Among the piercings on the trunk, the piercing of the nipples and navel are the most common. The nipple is usually pierced across, sometimes from top to bottom, but also diagonal stinging is possible. Depending on the size of the nipple, several pieces of jewelery can be placed one above the other. Sometimes people can pierce not only the nipple, but also the areola.

Table of Contents

  • Nipple Piercing: A European Tradition
  • From the Rands to the Mainstream
  • Healing and Hygiene
  • Possible Complications of Breast Piercing
  • Sleep, Stress and Vitamins
  • Plugs Instead of Rings
  • Belly Piercing
  • Aggravated Healing

Sources
https: //www.aerzteblatt.de/archiv/35718/ Breast abscess-to-nipple piercingOverview-Published-Case-Reports-and-Demand-for-Health-Consequences

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