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Anonymous asked:

Hi! My piercer has been in part of a discussion on Facebook regarding proper placement of nipple piercings on men. I'm a man who wants his nipples pierced eventually, but my piercer and her mentor are sticking to their guns on a deep, partially-areolar placement that others are saying causes scarring and is unnecessary. I don't want to change shops (they're one of two APP members in the state), but I also don't want the deeper placement. How do I bring this up?


Can piercings in the areola heal? Sure. On a male there is not much of a safety risk, it could just lead to unsightly or uncomfortable scarring. Just as a safety note it is important to say that piercings should never be placed into the areola on females due to the increased risk of deep breast tissue infections such as mastitis

I will not place a nipple piercing in the areola on purpose myself. I use a freehand technique which makes precise accuracy easier so I never feel the need to place a piercing in the areola. I usually notice piercings in the areola when a piercer uses clamps during the procedure, or when they are not very experienced with freehand techniques. Without getting too technical some piercers have a hard time understanding depth and angle so if they are making a shallow piercing they compensate with additional length or piercing width to get more tissue over the jewelry. In my opinion this is a flawed theory. With an accurate technique you can perform a perfectly viable piercing on a tiny nipple, you don’t need to pierce into the areola to brace it. Deeper and wider are not exclusive. 

Not all piercers understand the theories, techniques, jewelry, or aftercare required to do this. Admittedly I didn’t understand them earlier in my career. When it comes down to it, if a piercer is not willing or able to give you the service you want then explore other options. As I’ve stated before  there is nothing wrong with taking a trip out of town to get the piercing or jewelry you want. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach


Anonymous asked:

Hey there I'm an anon from before and I stretched up to the 14g I was supposed to have and it went great! Couldn't be happier! Trouble is, I guess my nipples are a little too big for the standard size of jewelry, I wear 7/16 tongue barbells because I can't find any right size proper jewelry, do you know any website that sells nipple rings of all lengths? ( I know captive beads or horseshoes work but they get caught in my bra too often) Thanks! should. Anatometal has pre-order barbells in any length. They take a few weeks to get to you, but it’s worth the wait. Trust me. :D

Glad to see it went well. :)

~MikeyXZ, admin

mistresstala asked:

I had my nipples pierced 7 months ago. How long would you wait before you started to stretch them? One side is definitely not as comfortable as the other and quite often stings when I move the ring around.

First, I’d suggest not moving the side that hurts. I had one side take longer to heal too. Really, you are just prolonging the process by agitating it.

I waited a little over a year to stretch mine. Almost 13 months. And I dead stretched with captive bead rings for the first few sizes. Though dead stretching the nips can be a bit hard to do sometimes…

Just be patient and give it a few more months to heal up nicely. :D

I have a few posts on here about the process, if you need some help. Or you could ask me, the ask is always open.

klterry asked:

Where can I order angel wing nipple bars that don't cost 800?!


Hi there!

You can definitely find pieces like that priced lower, but keep in mind that they’re most likely going to be more of a costume-quality, meaning they’ll probably be externally threaded, not hand-polished, and made of “mystery metals” mass-produced overseas using questionable labor practices. Pieces of that quality are only meant to be worn for short periods of time, if at all.

Now, the drastically higher quality pieces that we would be ordering, from say Body Vision Los Angeles, may come with a higher price tag, but at the same time they will be hand machined, hand polished to a mirror finish, made of solid 14 or 18 karat palladium-based gold or platinum, custom fit, internally threaded, manufactured here in California by highly-skilled adults making a living wage, and guaranteed for life. Not only will these incredible pieces be made, to order, just for you, but they will look WAY better than those lower-end costume pieces, you’d be able to wear them every day-forever-if you so choose, and you’d be supporting small businesses that actually really care about your piercings’ health and well-being.

We completely understand if you feel the higher cost still isn’t worth all of the amazing benefits and attributes included in the price, but we really hope you take all of these things into consideration before deciding who to entrust your piercings to!


Anonymous asked:

I got one of my nipples pierced yesterday and it looks deeper than I expected. I do have fairly small nipples and areolas, but the bar seems to be "under" the nipple and enters and exits just below the base. It doesn't bother me aesthetically, but I wanted to know if this would have any negative effect on the piercing itself. I want my nipples to match, so would it be ok to have the other one pierced at the same depth, or should I have my piercer re-pierce the first one?


Since you’ve only gotten it recently I would first suggest to have it removed and re-pierced at the corect depth. Nipple piercings should never be placed in the areola. It’s a very common problem, particularly when the piercer is early in their career, or uses clamps for the piercing. A sound freehand technique will help lessen the chance of the piercing being excessively deep. 

If left in long term an upward pressure will tend to create a raised scar, almost like a wider bumpy looking nipple. Its not the most visually appealing scar. So since you’ve only just gotten it you’re in a decent position to remove it and have it done again. If your piercer is not willing or able to re-pierce it for you at a more appropriate depth you might want to get a second opinion from other experienced piercers in your area. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach




after thinking about it for a while i’m definitely going to get my nipples pierced and then stretch them later on too

You should Do it. :)

(Only if you really want to though)

I definitely do just have to decide whether to have them horizontal or vertical

I’ve always though horizontal looks nice and it definitely has more jewelry options, but vertical could be rad as well. Being able to look down and see through them if you have tunnels in..

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