A few years ago I pierced my nipple, and now I would like to have it removed. I have tried myself as I wouldn’t trust anyone else to do it, but obviously I don’t want to damage it, and it feels rather complicated.
The piercing is a straight small bar, and I imagine that I would need to unscrew one of the ends (round balls on each side) to remove it, am I doing things right? How would I figure out which end is the one that unscrews? They both feel rather tight, and I don’t want to force it.
Many thanks for your replies.
I feel it is time for it to go, it kind of freaks me out a bit now, since it got caught in my clothes a couple of times, and I’d rather avoid accidents.
The bar is the same that I had originally when I had it done (4 years ago), never changed it. The piercing healed rather well, but there is a bit of build-up on occasions, although I’ve never had any infections on it (or any othe of my piercings for that matter). However, 2 years ago my body pushed it out a tiny bit, but it wasn’t a problem.
Checking similar questions, one answer suggested moving to smaller bar sizes to let the hole heal gradually and avoid dead skin build-up, is this a good idea, and does it actually work? I am especially interested in hearing from professional piercers.