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Nipple Piercings

 

Nipple Piercings

When people discuss getting their nipples pierced, they come up with a lot of questions. We want to answer those questions and ease your mind while also making you feel completely comfortable with your decision to get pierced. Not every piercing is for every person, and we are happy to give you a one on one consultation when you stop by or contact us.

How Long Have Nipple Piercings Been Around?

People have been piercing themselves for centuries. The exact origin of individual piercings have been lost to time, but there is archaeological evidence of piercing in some form or another going back into ancient history. Our cultural fascination with body piercing in the United States was revived in the 1970’s and has continued to grow. Some body piercings are now as common as pierced ear lobes.

What Should I Expect From a Nipple Piercing?

Depends on the nipple in question. Inverted nipples will almost certainly pop out, while prominent nipples will become more pronounced. There will likely be a perceived increase in sensitivity, but that may be more a case of body awareness than anything else.

Is It Going to Hurt?

It’s a portion of the anatomy being pierced with a needle. It’s going to hurt, at least initially. That said, pain tolerances vary from person to person. Some initial soreness is to be expected; past that initial period it shouldn’t hurt at all unless there’s some sort of tension being applied to the piercing. When your piercing is still in any stage of healing, we suggest you be very careful and minimize any chance the piercing may get caught or pulled on to reduce the chance of the piercing rejecting.

How Long Will It Take to Heal?

Much like pain tolerance, this varies from person to person, and depends on how rigorously the person maintains their aftercare regimen. Assuming a well-maintained aftercare regimen, six months to a year is a reasonable time frame to expect for complete healing. However, we say that any piercing can take a year or more to fully heal depending on the individual person. If there’s a red stripe going across the nipple, talk with your piercer right away, since your body may be trying to reject the piercing.

What Can I Wear After I Get Pierced?

We do nipple piercings with straight barbells and with a little extra length to allow room for any swelling that may occur. After the piercings are fully healed, you can wear shorter barbells, hoops, horseshoes, or nipple clickers if you prefer a different look. We also sell nipple sets if you’re looking for something a little more decorative.

Who Has Nipple Piercings?

Nipple piercings have been extremely popular for some time now. A wide range of people, both male and female, are coming in to adorn their nipples with jewelry of their choice.
If you’re looking to get your nipples pierced, give Almost Famous Body Piercing a call and talk with one of our piercing technicians about what sort of piercing suits you best.

Meet the Piercers

Our Mission

To give our customers the best possible piercing experience in a clean, safe, welcoming environment, and to offer the largest selection of quality jewelry and aftercare products by trained and licensed staff that is eager to help, and passionate about their work.

 

Company History

The first Almost Famous store was opened in Fargo, ND in West Acres Mall in 2003, and that first store did not look like the Almost Famous Body Piercing locations you know today! Our first location carried a variety of items, including clothing, music cd’s, assorted gift items, skateboards and shoes. Body piercing wasn’t much more than an afterthought in our early years. The Fargo location started with a single piercing room, and six small boxes of very basic body jewelry.

In 2005, Body Stars, Inc. was formed, and Almost Famous became Almost Famous Body Piercing. We celebrated our new beginning with a remodel to the Fargo location, and the store you see today was born, including a second piercing suite and way, way more body jewelry for our customers to get excited over! We made the decision to discontinue all the clothing and other items and become a body piercing only store.

As the Fargo store grew, we started getting customer inquiries about other locations. So we thought, why not?! Our second location opened in September, 2010, in Crossroads Mall, Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Two more locations followed quickly after. We added our Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota, store in 2011, and our only non-mall location opened in Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota at 405 Central Ave., Suite 110, in 2012. We proudly added our fifth location in June of 2016 in Mankato, Minnesota, in the River Hills Mall.  We are currently working on our next location in the Market Place Mall in Champaign, Illinois in the fall of 2016.  We have more new locations scheduled for 2017, and look forward to bringing Almost Famous Body Piercing to your area!

As our business has developed, so has our infrastructure. We have also added two Piercing Central Training Center locations for training our staff in everything from First Aid to Body Piercer training. We have four certified BLS Instructors on our staff. When time permits, we include piercing professionals from outside our business in our training sessions in addition to speaking to and educating other professions (such as medical professionals) about body piercing and body piercing related issues.

We also have our own central warehouse which processes and ships jewelry and supplies to all of our locations each week. With so many locations, we buy our jewelry in large quantities, which gives us the opportunity to sell quality jewelry at a better price than most other stores that carry similar products.

We look eagerly toward adding additional locations in the future, and having the opportunity to serve even more customers as we expand our company. Our team of exceptional people continues to grow as our company progresses, and we proudly invite you to shop (and get pierced!) with us.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

-- John Doe --
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