Nipple Piercings

Believe it or not, it is thought that nipple piercings originated in 14th Century France, with a second wave appearing in the late 19th Century. During this Victorian era, 'bosom rings' became desirable and brought excitement among the higher class as a way to make their nipples more sensitive and to seem more appealing to both themselves and their partners. Nowadays, nipple piercings are cited to be one of the most popular piercings amongst men and women alike, with a wide variety of jewellery choices available, such as barbells, circular barbells (horseshoes) and ball closure rings. Nipple piercing jewellery should be 1.6mm thickness or above, and curved bars are recommended over straight ones to minimise pressure, and therefore reduce the chances of migration over time.