Nipple piercings have the ability to showcase more than one type of jewelry.
Having multiple styles of nipple jewelry designs, allows for comfort, customization and variety over time.
Here are a few of the most common body jewelry styles worn in nipple piercings:
Straight Barbell (SBB)
Curved Barbell (CBB)
Captive Bead Ring (CBR)
Hinged Segment Ring (HSR)
The most common piece of jewelry worn in nipple piercings is a 14g straight barbell.
You may be pierced initially by a professional body piercer with a 14g or larger 12g straight barbell, depending on your own nipple anatomy and your piercers body jewelry preferences. After the swelling goes down and you've healed your piercing channel (typically 6 to 9 months), you can then begin to experiment with what length is the right fit for your own nipple anatomy.
Straight barbells can feature ball, gem or opal ends with either a bezel or prong setting. Gemstone, opal and genuine diamonds or lab created stones can also play a prominent part in nipple jewelry aesthetic designs.
Pairing a hanger with a gold straight barbell is a classic choice. However, if you prefer to mix metals, like most of our clientele; you'll go for titanium, quality gold and 316L stainless steel.
Multiple gemstone or opal clusters and thread-less jewelry styles are used more frequently for initial piercing procedures in high end studios. However, most street shops are willing to upgrade your jewelry for initial piercing. Just make sure to ask prior to getting pierced, it may take them longer to make your selection ready for the initial piercing.
The three most common gauge & lengths for nipple jewelry piercings are:
If you need to determine what length and gauge you currently are wearing, purchase our convenient measuring magnet.
Our measuring magnet was designed with the utmost convenience in mind.
Simply use the left side measurements to find out quickly what length you need.
Our measuring magnet also assists in helping you determine your own: