What Is a Neck aka Nape Piercing?

Learn everything you need to know about a neck piercing, aka a nape piercing, from professional body piercer Dana Dunn in this Howcast video.

Transcript

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. The actual name for the neck piercing is the nape, which is in the back of the neck. Ah, it's a certain piercing that goes in the fold of your neck, your..back and the crease of your neck actually meet. So, we go with your skin, you know if you try to, you know if you are moving around, it actually goes with it. It's typically about an inch long, arranged in with a staple. People usually put a regular barbells and after wards an heal. Just like a regular, like a tongue ring. People can change the..the balls on it and everything like that. Healing is really easy. The most important thing with nape piercing is that, make sure it's clean, especially after using shampoo and conditioner, in the shower, 'cause, dyes and perfumes and everything like that can actually cause it to be infected. And so, the big thing is that to making sure you clean it really really well, especially after washing your hair.

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