Anonymous asked:Does piercing the nipples *really* inhibit breast feeding later? Are there any risks to piercing the nipples in regards to breast feeding later in life? Thanks!
In our collective, massive experience, we have no awareness of even a single case of a woman who wished to breast feed and could not as a result of having had a nipple piercing. The milk ducts are a multiplicity of little pore-like ducts. Therefore, the likelihood of closing them all off from a piercing of usual size is virtually nil.
Most women do remove their jewelry for breast feeding and we believe this to be appropriate. As a result, some milk may come from the site of the piercing during nursing, which is not harmful nor problematic. Some will use an insertion taper (a tool designed for this purpose) to facilitate reinsertion or to check regularly and make certain the holes are open.
Cody Vaughn - APP Outreach Committee
Anonymous asked:I got my nipples pierced over a year ago and they started getting infected. I removed the piercings over 8 months ago but one of my nipples is still oozing yellowish goo. And it is also coming from the top not just the piercing hole. What do I do?
Anonymous asked:I recently got a orbital ear piercing, should I rotate the jewelry (captive bead ring) or try to touch it as little as possible, aside from saline cleanings.
Do not rotate, pick at, or touch your piercing or jewelry during healing. If you rotate a ring in any new piercing all you’re doing is dragging bacteria and dried build up into the sensitive healing skin and causing damage.
Simply clean the surface around the piercing, you’re just trying to gently cleanse the area. Aftercare should be passive, not aggressive.
Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach
Anonymous asked:I have been stretching my nipple piercings for 4 years now and I'm currently at a 2g, but aiming for at least 0g. I managed to find some 1g tapers and jewellery online to lessen the huge jump in size but I'm having a very difficult time getting the taper through. Any advice?
How long is the taper? I use 3 inch concave tapers (IS) and they are a real gradual stretch. It barely pinches.
If you don’t, you should stretch after taking a bath/ shower. It helps loosen and soften the skin a bit.
You may also have to just wait a bit longer to stretch. I found I had to wait quite a while before I could go to a 1g.
Anonymous asked:I'm so grateful with you for solving our questions, this is a great blog and i love it. Right now i have two questions: why is so difficult to find 6 g barbells? and do you know if i can wear a ring inmediately after my stretching, or is it better to use a barbell?
Thank you! :) I put a lot of time into this blog and making sure I comprehensively and correctly answer everyone.
Anatometal, Industrial Strength and LeRoi all make 6g barbells*. I usually buy from BodyArtForms. You can also get them ordered by your local piercer (assuming they aren’t hacks)
I prefer stretching with barbells, but it doesn’t really matter since the area is “soft” skin/ tissue. I’ve stretched with Circular barbells before and got snagged on something once. So I only use barbells now. Just be sure that whatever you use is internally threaded and highly polished. :) it feels so good and is better for your piercing.
*I like titanium more than steel. Its lighter and can be colored (anodized). Anatometal has a nice selection of anodization colors. I love their jewelry.
Anonymous asked:I've had my nipples pierced for over a year now and while they were done professionally, the guy wasn't very experienced with what he considered "exotic piercings" and didn't let me know that. One is crooked and the other is a bit lower than it should/could be. Another piercer suggested I stretch them to even them out and I just wanted to know if this was valid advice. If I stretch them, will they even out? Will I risk the lower one rejecting or pushing out? Thanks!
I don’t know how wonky they are, but you may have to let them heal and get them repierced by someone with more experience in nipple piercing.
Stretching might help a bit, but it could also make it look more uneven. The orientation of the piercing will stay the same even after stretching. Mine were pierced slightly inverted Down and still are even after going to a 4g*.
As for the one that’s a bit deeper in, if you go bigger than your actual nipple (when it starts rounding on the jewelry and legitimately stretching bigger) it will still be that way but look a bit more shallow. Since the nipple no longer looks like a typical one.
Do what you feel is right. I’m just saying, stretching probably won’t help.
Anonymous asked:I have a question regarding your pre-mixed saline post. Does I matter if you spray the SS on your piercing or is soaking it better? Thank you.
Whatever is convenient for you and gives you the best results. I hear lots of piercers telling clients to soak everything. While that may be great theoretically, I don’t feel that it’s realistic for someone to stick their nose or ear in a cup of saline 3 times a day. If spraying works for you, then go ahead and spray it. Whatever will allow you to clean the piercing when you should, and clean it consistently is what you want to do. You can also do a combination. Spray during the day when you’re at work or school, then soak it when you’re home and have more time.
SafePiercing Saline article
Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach
Anonymous asked:My old hack of a piercer pierced my nipples at 16g with a curved barbell, it was about 7 months ago and I would really really wanna go up to the normal 14g size, any tips on how to do it and with what? I don't have a piercer I can go to right now.
If you haven’t, then you should change to appropriate jewelry, 16g straight barbells (7/16” to 9/16” is typical wearable, when stretching go with a 9/16”) for a few more months. Even though some sources say to wait 6 months after an initial piercing, I think it’s best to wait at least 9 months to a year before attempting to stretch it.
At a small size like that, threaded tapers are amazing. If you do use them make sure the threading on the taper matches your barbell. Unless you are using a regular concave insertion taper or dead stretching it with a captive bead ring.
Be sure to clean the area first. Take a shower. It will make the stretch easier. After the shower, get your materials ready. The taper (if you’re using one), jewelry and proper lubrication (I love using surgi-lube). I highly suggest wearing surgical gloves even though I know most people won’t. Only take one ball off the barbell, you’d be surprised how often people take both off and end up complicating the process.
Get some lubricant on the taper or CBR and slowly push it through the fistula (hole). Stretching doesn’t need to be done in one quick push, especially with such a sensitive area.
If you are using a taper, when it gets about 3/4 or maybe a bit farther through, but the jewelry against it and push them together to make a secure connection.while holding them like this, push the barbell through. When its in, Make sure the balls are screwed on all the way.
If using a CBR, the bead can be a bit complicated to get on, as the area will most likely be sensitive. Just be patient with it. :)
Sorry for writing a book, I just wanted to cover all the basics I could.
Anonymous asked:What should I use to stretch my nipples?
I always suggest 3” or 4” concave insertion tapers, preferably from Anatometal (threaded) or Industrial Strength (threaded/ concave). Though economy (concave) tapers can work in a pinch. Never use those cheap -usually acrylic, though the steel ones suck too- flat ended tapers. They are just… don’t use them.
If you are under a 8g (3mm) then you could dead stretch with captive bead rings. After 8g you’ll want to taper it though. Since the gaps become 1mm instead of .5mm. Unless you want to get custom PTFE barbells or use long glass plugs for in-between sizes. There are tapers for in between sizes too. :)
Always remember to lubricate your taper/ jewelry. Don’t skip sizes. Allow ample time between stretches (2-3 months). Go slow, it’s not a race.
And if you need help, your local piercer should be able to stretch it for you. Most likely they will charge for this, though. & don’t forget to tip your piercer. :)