How to Care for a Nipple Piercing. Both men and women can decide to get a nipple piercing. A nipple can be pierced with a ring or using a barbell. Since this is such a sensitive area on the body, you will want to ensure that you properly care for a nipple piercing. Read on to find out how.

Clean the piercing in the shower. This will ensure that you thoroughly clean and rinse the nipple piercing.

Use a fragrance free anti-bacterial soap. Lather the soap and wash all areas of the piercing site. Use the tips of your fingers to get the area completely clean.

Rotate the jewelry while you are cleaning the area. This will help get the entire piercing clean and avoid infection.

Rinse the piercing site and jewelry until all soap has been removed. You can pat the site dry when you leave the shower.

Use an over the counter pain reliever to help deal with the pain. A nipple piercing can cause discomfort and this can help lessen the pain and reduce swelling.

Handle the piercing only when necessary. If the nipple piercing is touched too often, it will take a longer time to heal.


If you experience any abnormal irritation at the site, contact a physician or your piercing salon. It is important to take care of yourself in order to heal properly. Drink a lot of water, eat properly and get plenty of rest. Remember to clean the nipple piercing at least twice a day.


Do not wear tight clothing at the piercing site. This will irritate the wound.