At Piercing HQ we are experienced in working with the unique piercing considerations of our transgender clients.
MTF and FTM folks are different when it comes to nipple and genital piercings. Successful piercings often don’t follow the same rules as their cis-gendered cousins.
We think it’s a big deal to be able to speak openly and frankly with your Piercer about the desired outcomes for your potential new piercing. To know that you can do that without judgement, or being made to feel “weird”, is something you can expect from us.
Adorning your nipples on your new breasts or chest can be the desired icing on the cake to complete this part of your transformation. Nipple piercings are certainly possible but it is best to wait until you are fully healed from surgery before having them done - particularly if your nipples were relocated.
The usual increase in nipple sensitivity from piercings is not as predictable after nipples are moved. Often the innervation of the nipple itself is affected and a reduction in sensitivity is likely. In this situation the piercings would be done more for the “look” than the sensation - but they will still be fun to play with.
Female to Male
Genital size will usually change significantly when under the influence of testosterone. This change is most significant within the first two years. Existing genital piercings can usually be kept, but a jewellery change may be necessary to accommodate anatomy of a larger size, or different shape.
A new piercing is best left until after at least 12 months of hormone use in order to encourage accurate placement of jewellery for the best aesthetic and functional outcome. Jewellery can of course be changed as your anatomy changes if needed.
There are a range of piercings well suited to FTM genitalia. The increased size can see piercings of the clithood, clit, and triangle, work especially well. (Please see pic). These piercings are often suited to thicker jewellery wires in transmen. 12g and 10g jewellery usually looks more aesthetically pleasing and “masculine” to me.
Elayne Angel has named a matched pair of vertical hood piercings on a transman “Dukes”. Please see the link below for further info on dukes. This link also shares lots of Q&A info re piercings for transmen.
To read a well written and informative personal review by a transman about his "dukes" experience at Piercing HQ see this link.
Bella and Paulus were asked to present a discussion for the FTM Shed in 2014. It was a wonderful afternoon spent sharing everything we could with a great group of people interested in finding out more about the joys of genital and nipple piercings for the transman.
Here is a note from a very special transman who changed our world. Thank you Erik.
"It's hard to put into words at the moment. I don't know whether it was the act of getting the piercings done, or having them now, but I can feel my self-confidence growing because of it. It's been an incredible experience/journey.
I had those specific piercings written down in a notebook that I've had for years (I'm talking start of my transition, 10 years-ish, when I was researching what was best for trans guys) and to finally have had the balls to actually get them done, I still can't believe it.
Thank you for making that experience so easy for me, and so enjoyable! It sounds silly to say, but I really am changed by the experience. It's exciting, so thank you 🙂
Male to Female-Designer Vaginas (term used with respect)