Nipple Body Piercing

Nipple Body


Nipple piercing is currently in fashion as a cute and trendy gender-neutral accessory. However, if you’re planning on getting your nipples pierced, you should first understand what the procedure entails, along with the kinds of piercings available.

There are numerous piercings to choose from. Some of the most popular types of nipple piercings include:

  • Horseshoe barbell: a piece of upside-down horse-shoe-shaped jewellery attached to your nipple
  • Straight barbell: the most popular nipple jewellery; simply a straight bar with balls at the end to prevent it from slipping out
  • Twister barbell: a barbell with twisted spirals and screw-on balls to keep it in place
  • Seamless rings: seamless, complete, and unbroken circular jewellery. Just separate its two ends and slide it through your nipple.
  • Captive bead ring (CBR): similar to the horseshoe barbell, but circular
  • Nipple shields: similar to a nipple broach
  • Nipple clickers: hinged clickers resembling bedazzled half-moons with hinges for easy insertion when opening and closing
  • Dangles: solid rings with elaborate dangle elements attached

Get your nipple piercing at Black Line Studio, Toronto with comfort and confidence, knowing that Black Line Studio piercers are ranked number one in Toronto. We pride ourselves in being nominated as “Toronto’s Best Tattoo Artist, Best Piercing Studio, and Best Tattoo Studio” by NOW Magazine! We provide an impeccably sterile, hygienic service and environment, in excess of Toronto Public Health Standards and Guidelines. Our piercing professionals come with a wealth of training and experience which allows customers to achieve the look they desire with ease and excitement. Black Line Studio looks forward to giving you the best nipple piercing service and result in Toronto!

Piercing Location To achieve a nipple piercing, the crease at the base of the nipple where it meets the areola is carefully perforated. Nipple piercing methods are custom tailored to each person.

Jewelry Options Your piercer will guide you through the exciting process of selecting your favourite piece of jewelry. Nipple piercing jewelry style options include: segment/seamless rings, circular barbells, captive bead rings, nipple shields, straight (or curved) barbells, and retainers.

Black Line Studio does not advise removal of jewelry for at least 6 to 8 weeks post your piercing service. Whether before or after the piercing is completely healed, when it comes to changing the jewelry, we recommend that you consult with your piercer.


Aftercare When following Black Line Studio’s after care protocol, the healing time for a nipple piercing is typically 6 to 12 months for women and 3 to 4 months for men.

Gently cleanse your piercing twice a day with soap and water, then allow it to air dry or pat it dry with a clean towel. Healing skin is usually very sensitive, especially around your nipples - if you use solutions or creams with artificial/chemical ingredients, you may experience skin complications such as piercing bumps.

It’s advisable to avoid touching your nipple piercing unnecessarily or turning the barbell. Ensure you wash your hands with clean water and antimicrobial soap if you want to touch them. Avoid picking or scratching the crusts on the nipples. Instead, use sterile saline solutions to clean them daily.

Don't be alarmed if you notice a creamy white fluid during the healing process. However, consult your piercing professional if it turns green or bright yellow, as this can be a sign of infection. Wear thick sports bras, padded bras, cotton bras, or T-shirts to protect your nipple piercings. Do not let the jewellery snag your towels, clothes, or sheets, as this can tear your skin and result in an infection.

Contact Black Line Studio at [email protected] to book your appointment for the best nipple piercing in Toronto, or any piercing on the ear, mouth, face or body – we look forward to seeing you at the studio!

Frequently Asked Questions

Nipple piercing is not usually a DIY procedure, and should be done by professionals. Ensure that they only use single-use sterile needles – no piercing guns! The piercer should be a trained and licensed expert operating in a clean and well-run environment. Once you're comfortable with your studio and piercer, you can proceed with the procedure.

  1. Sign a consent form and discuss with your piercer any concerns beforehand.
  2. Proceed to a private room, where your piercer swabs the area with alcohol wipes and marks the skin with a surgical marker. Confirm the marks to ensure you’re comfortable with the placement.
  3. Your piercer will clamp the nipple or use forceps when piercing. Piercing only takes seconds, and once the needle is through, the chosen jewellery is inserted immediately.

Once the process is complete, take a look in the mirror to see your new piercing. It's then covered with a small dressing to account for any bleeding and the aftercare protocol.

The nipples are primarily sensitive areas on our bodies. Nipple piercing is usually fast, but comes with some pain, although this depends on your level of pain tolerance. You will feel a sharp scratch immediately, followed by some pressure. Take a deep breath in and out during the procedure; it won't hurt as much as you expect. The good news is also that the pain only lasts for seconds when the needle pierces the skin.

Additionally, you should expect sensitivity and discomfort around your nipples for the next several days after getting your piercing. You may feel itching, soreness, and swelling over the next few weeks of healing after the piercing.

Consult a piercing expert if you observe signs of infection on the nipples, including rashes, excessive pain, swelling, fatigue, body aches, or redness that spreads from the nipple piercing.

Just like with any other piercing, we don’t recommend sleeping on your nipple piercing during the healing process. This could cause trauma and stress on your piercing, resulting in jewellery rejection. Nipple piercings hurt, and tend to be annoying when you get to bed.

The best way to sleep with a new nipple piercing is to wear a tight sports bra or cotton T-shirt when going to bed. Tight cotton clothes prevent the jewellery from snagging on anything, and prevent the hypersensitive nipples from rubbing directly against your bed sheets.