Nipple Jewelry: History & Jewelry Styles

Nipple piercings are a form of body modification & self-expression. There are records of nipple piercings first popularized during the 14th Century. Queen Isabella of France is often referred to as the woman who made it acceptable to openly wear nipple piercings during this time. It was so popular wealthy women began adorning their nipples with jewelry to accentuate their low-cut outfits. Nipple jewelry for many women was an expression of their sensuality and art through fashion. American and British solders also popularized the practice during this time. It is reported that after they would finish a crossing, they would pierce a nipple. The practice was re-popularized during the mid to late 1900’s. Nipple piercings play a significant role in today’s body modification, fetish & BDSM communities.

Types of Nipple Jewelry

Straight Barbells

This type of nipple jewelry is by far the most common and #1 recommended style for new nipple piercings. The reason it’s so highly recommended is the straight style is the most comfortable for healing nipples. The barbell style will sit the most comfortably against any shirt choice. Also, the fact that the barbell style sits so flush with the body helps your piercing heal faster. Now let’s talk styling. The style options are endless for straight barbells. You can go from a straight ball end barbell to all the glitz and glam your nipples could ask for. Here are a few examples of BM25’s Nipple Straight Barbell Selection:


Horseshoe Barbell (Circular)

Circular Barbells are another great style choice. This style used to be considered more masculine but over the years we have created more feminine looking barbells and still carry a large selection of classic horseshoe barbells. This style is comfortable and fashionable. Below are a few examples of the variety of styles BM25 offers for Horseshoe Barbells:   


Nipple Shields

Nipple Shields are pretty extravagant pieces of jewelry that will adorn your nipples in a super flattering way. They can be worn everyday or saved for special occasions. There are plenty of unique designs to choose from. Here are a few examples of some of our nipple shields:            


 Nipple Clickers

Nipple clickers are gaining popularity because of how simple they are to put on. The ring itself is secured by a hing that clicks into place. The best part is they are comfortable, glamorous & no more stressing over losing your ball ends. Here are a few examples of the nipple clickers we carry at BM25:            

Captive Bead Rings

Captive Bead Rings (CBR) have a bead that is held in place by two indentations on either side of the ball. The tension and suspension of the bead is what secures the ring. They are ridiculously cute and stylish but not suggested for freshly pierced nipples. Due to the design some people may end up with a curved or angled piercing if you don’t let them heal fully before wear. Here are a few styles of CBR’s that we carry at BM25:        
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