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caly420's avatar

How long before you can go into the ocean/surf after a pierced nipple?

Asked by caly420 (546points) April 10th, 2008


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ppcakes's avatar

i dont know about surfing but i do know saltwater helps heal, thats why they suggest cleaning the peircing with saltwater, im not sure if the ocean water will help it but i doubt it will harm it. just be careful and clean them afterwards.

Kay's avatar

I would worry about sand/beach dirt irritating the site or getting into the piercing (ow!) since nipple piercings are more prone to infection than other piercings.

bulbatron9's avatar

H2Ocean is steralized salt water cleanser, just for piercings! The ocean is not! If you had it professionally done, then your piercer should have told you to avoid excessive exposure to water for six weeks. If you don’t want to take my word, then Google your question or keywords pierce, nipple, water!

El_Cadejo's avatar

Yea stay away from the water for a while. I had both of my nipples pierced and like kay said they are very prone to infection. My right one got pretty messed up plus i kinda pierced a bit too close to the surface. So when it got to that nice infection stage my nipple was all nasty and eventually ripped in half. It healed back together though. So me like an idiot pierced it again. Just to see the process happen all over again. Long story short. Be careful for a couple months after its done.

peedub's avatar

I would say two weeks or until its healed. My question is, and I’m not trying to be an ass, why would you pierce your nipple if you surf? Don’t you have to leave it in? That sounds painful. I remember one summer I had scabs on my nipples from too much chaffing of surf wax. That was one of the worst feelings.

Randy's avatar

Bulbatron is right. for most piercings, it takes about six weeks to heal. I’d stay away from water until then. Early spring/summer is a bad time to get a tattoo or piercing if you like to swim.

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