Nipple piercings, like any other style of jewellery can look good or bad, depending on what you wear in them. ( Slutty is an attitude, not a condition ) Once they are fully healed, you can change what you wear in them to suit the occasion or your lifestyle.
Piercing doesn't affect any of the normal functions of the breast, including suckling, though some babies find it easier to latch on if the jewellery is removed and you may be asked to remove it for a Mammogram. If you are unlucky enough to need a Cardiac Defibrillator, there is no need to remove the jewellery.
For everyday wear, barbells are probably the most popular choice and make very little difference to the outline of the breast, especially inside a bra, so only those people you tell will know about them. As long as there is room for the nipple to expand between the balls when it is erect, there is little to go wrong.
Longer bars are also a common choice, with a small loop of chain hanging from the ends to provide stimulation, a rigid loop or 'styrrup' hanging under the nipple to add weight, or they can be used to secure a ring or 'shield' over the nipple for decoration.
Rings of all diameters can also be worn and make it easy to attach small ornaments or weights for effect or fun. Healing can be slower with a ring, as the constant curve means the hole is always being bent to match. As a rule, a ring should never be smaller than double the diameter of the nipple and three times is better.
There are many alternatives which can be tried on a short-term basis, including a heavier chain looped between the nipples, a long necklace crossed over in front and attached to the rings to act like a bra, or stretchers which pull the nipples forwards and encourage them to grow.
Whatever you choose to wear, cleanliness is important, as you don't want to introduce anything alien into the piercing and the gauge or thickness of the jewellery is also critical, as anything too thin can act like a cheese-wire, either if it is pulled on during sex games, or accidentally catches on your clothes.
Most new nipple piercings are done with a needle of about 1.5mm thickness and jewellery to match. It is often better to ask for this to be increased to 2mm, as the larger hole heals more quickly and it is no more painful. If heavy play is expected, larger gauges are possible and save the protracted process of stretching upwards from the initial size.
Once you get used to the extra attention that piercings seem to bring, perhaps it's time to consider something 'below the belt'. While the nipples are an obvious erogenous zone and any kind of piercing will enhance the sensitivity, there are many options in the genital region which range from visual interest only, through to directly stimulating.
The inner and outer Labia fall into the first category, the hood over the Clitoris is the next level with carefully chosen jewellery providing some extra stimulation, several deeper piercings can provide higher levels as they pass behind the sensitive parts and if the anatomy is suitable, the Clitoris itself can be pierced either vertically or horizontally to allow a ring or barbell to be worn. Rumours about loss of sensitivity with this type of piercing are unfounded, as long as it is allowed to heal fully. The Clitoris has the highest concentration of nerve-endings on the female body, so it may be too sensitive to allow any jewellery to be worn in a piercing. Fortunately, removing the jewellery solves the problem.
Whatever the choice of piercing, it should be a thing of beauty and bring pleasure to the owner. Take advice from a reputable registered piercer and ask to be referred to previous customers for testimonials.
Looking after the piercing while it heals is a no-brainer, but aftercare doesn't stop there. Don't be tempted to use cheap jewellery which can tarnish or corrode inside the piercing without you noticing till it's infected. Change the jewellery regularly and keep it clean - the piercer should have an autoclave to sterilise things, so let them look after it for you.
Most of all, enjoy it.