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can a inverted nipple be pierced ? and how is it done?

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Question by beaver
Submitted on 11/26/2003
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can a inverted nipple be pierced ? and how is it done?

Answer by peircedprincess
Submitted on 2/7/2004
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I have no idea but I would like 2 know
peirced princess


Answer by fool
Submitted on 3/5/2004
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use a big knife


Answer by spcaeboots
Submitted on 3/16/2004
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you cant.. thats how


Answer by doc
Submitted on 5/10/2004
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they can in most cases. It will actualy make them stick out because the scar tissue from the piercing is very much like the surgical method of correcting an inverted nipple.


Answer by igot3nipples
Submitted on 5/18/2004
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all of mine are pierced and they all fell off now :( they were inverted until my mummy sucked them out for me


Answer by Nik
Submitted on 2/26/2005
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It is possible, and in fact I am getting mine done tomorrow.  It has nothing to do with the scar tissue... whoever said that didn't know what they were talking about.  I talked to my doctor and he said that it was very painful and that if the jewelry was removed the nipple would become inverted again in most cases.  You also have to be able to turn the nipple right side out so they can put the jewelry in it, so if the nipple is severely inverted it is not possible to pierce it (as in the case of my right one)  But as long as they can get the needle through it, it can be pierced.


Answer by bodypiercierazspoon
Submitted on 4/8/2005
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yes u can pierce inverted nipples the bar will heal in the piercing and then you wont   have inverted nipples anymore


Answer by headtotoe
Submitted on 10/14/2005
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inverted nipples (grades I, II, and in most cases III as well) can be pierced, which will semi permanently evert the nipple.

First, find a piercer who is professional, knowledgable, and clean.  Preferably someone with experience in piercing inverted nipples.

Second, determine which grade of inversion you suffer from (as this is not life threatening, I apologize for using the word 'suffer', but it is an abnormality, painful or not);

  Grade I inversion means that with a little stimulation/arousal or exposure to extreme or sometimes even slight cold, the nub of the nipple will become erect and evert itself for a short period of time;

  Grade II inversion means that the nub can be pulled out, and in some cases can become erect and evert, but only under extreme temperature conditions, and will quickly invert itself again;

  Grade III is a little tougher to pierce because, though just about any inversion of the nipple can be everted, it takes alot of force, and will immediately invert itself. Sometimes pulling it out can be painful enough to convince the person not to get pierced.

Now, once an inverted nipple is everted through the force of a piercing, normally and advisably a straight barbell, it will naturally pull a little (depending on the grade of inversion) trying to invert itself again.  This normally isn't the problem for Grade I.  Keep in mind that nipple piercings are notorious for getting infected, and catching on things, inverted or not.  Your main concerns should be;

Cleaning it: Sea salt soak every day for the first 3-4 weeks. Spray with bactine daily.  Also, antibacterial soap can work, as long as you are sure you can get it all out of the tunnel.

Correct placement: the piercing should be at the base of the nub of your nipple, to avoid migration.  Migration occurs when part of your body pulls the opposite way the piercing is pulling, and eventually works it out of the skin, leaving an unsightly scar, a keyloid (ball of scar tissue trapped in the once pierced area) and a whole new set of problems.

Absess:  If the barbell is too short and the nub inverts itself along with the barbell, the skin will grow around it and create an absess that will eventually need to be surgically removed.  I personally recommend nipple shields as they hold the barbell out and give enough support around the aeriole and sometimes onto the breast, depending on the size of the aeriole and of the shield.  This re-enforcment ensure that the barbell cannot be pulled back.  (Tip: Make sure the shield isn't pulling so far out that it will cause migration, discuss this with your piercer)

Once an inverted nipple is everted through piercing, it will build scar tissue and may eventually stay everted (permanently in some cases) even without the jewelry in.  However, don't take the jewelry out too early, or else it may heal over, invert itself and need to be done again. Depending on the amount of scar tissue buildup in the nipple, it can usually be done again.

Talk with you piercer and make sure to ask his  or her expert opinion as well.  I hope this was helpful.



Answer by may
Submitted on 10/22/2005
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Yep, I've had both inverted nipples pierced and even after I removed the piercings they are 'normal', you must make sure you have a good piercer though, or the piercing will be screwed up, even for a normal nipple


Answer by QueenBiitch
Submitted on 11/5/2006
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I am 14 years old and i want to pierce my nipples because they are small and dont stick out very much... how do i do it? is this safe.. if i plan ahead and do reseach could it be a success


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