When I decided to finally get my nipple pierced, it was a power move.
I did it to empower myself. I was about a year out from my first relationship, which was abusive in many ways, and left me with my fair share of trauma.
In the time following that relationship, I’d delved into a dedicated project of falling head over heels in love with myself. It was a really beautiful time for me to recuperate and reestablish my self-confidence and femininity.
Side note: Here’s the inside of Leigh Campbell’s beauty bag. Post continues below.
And what better way to reclaim my self-love, and my body again, than by getting a sexy piercing in celebration?
After plenty of research, and being well-educated in my options, I did it. I bit the bullet and got my right nipple pierced — and it all started out fine. Until it wasn’t.
But here are some details I wish I knew about before getting a steel bar through my right nip.
What to know before getting a nipple piercing.
The shape of your nipple makes a difference.
The shape of your nipple makes a difference in this equation.