Piercings while Pregnant or Nursing

We are not able to pierce you if you are pregnant, or if you have been nursing for less than 3 months after giving birth. 

From the Association of Professional Piercers: 

IS IT SAFE TO GET PIERCED DURING PREGNANCY?

The short answer is no.

The body’s immune system undergoes serious changes during pregnancy. These changes have a negative effect on healing, and may even prevent piercings received shortly before becoming pregnant from finishing healing. Sometimes even healed piercing will act up while you are pregnant. For these reasons, we even advise against stretching existing piercings during pregnancy.

There is also a slight but important risk that if you experience a complication, such as an infection, that your pregnancy or fetus would be negatively affected. While the chances are slim, it’s just not worth the risk, and no reputable professional would knowingly offer you services while you are with child.

It is best to let your body focus on the important, complex and demanding task that it is handling already. 

WHAT ABOUT GETTING PIERCED AFTER PREGNANCY?
We suggest waiting at least 3 months after delivery of your child to allow your body to recover from pregnancy and childbirth and to allow your immune system to return to normal. For nipple piercings, you should wait three months following the cessation of breast milk production.

IS IT SAFE TO GET PIERCED WHILE NURSING?
With the exception of a 3-month delay after giving birth, we do not find increased risks in getting pierced while nursing. The body is not under the same type of demands as during pregnancy.

The exception is nipple piercings. We suggest waiting for three months following the cessation of breast milk production before piercing of the nipples.