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Can a Nipple Piercing Cause Any Health Problems?

Learn if nipple piercings cause health problems from professional body piercer Dana Dunn in this Howcast video.

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My name's Dana Dunn. I've been working in the piercing business going on 6 years now. I do typically about 3,000 to 4,000 a year. I work at Pins and Needles Tattoo. We have a website pinsandneedlesportland.com. Piercing is my life and I'm going to talk to you about body piercing. Nipple piercing, as long as it's taken care of very well, the only health problem that you will have with a nipple piercing is a chance of infection. Other than that, when it comes to female nipple piercings, it won't have anything to do with your milk ducks. You can still breast feed. Obviously, you do need to remove before. When it comes to males, it's really jus infection is your only health risk when it comes to nipple piercing. Other than that, there are a lot of myths out there that this'll happen or that'll happen and you can't do this and you can't do that. It's really just a regular piercing. The healing on it is about six months. It does take a lot longer to heal just because of where it is. Laundry detergents, colognes, perfumes, lotions, all of that, can get on it and it can slow down the healing. With a nipple, your best bet is a hoop to start and then, switching it to a bar. But again, your health risks, there aren't really any. It's just like any other piercing. Just need to make sure that it's clean and taken care of.

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