Hood and Labia Piercings
Some of the very intimate and yet popular piercings are the Clitoral Hood Piercings and the Labia Piercings.
Our extremely unique artist Lady Gaga has once again made our jaws drop when she showed off her clitoral piercing by wearing an outstanding fashion forward red dress in NYC.
While most people don’t showcase their intimate piercings as Lady Gaga did, clitoral piercings are very common and also popular for being sexy, daring and a physical stimulator.
There are a few variations of the Clit Hood Piercings and Labia Piercings:
Horizontal Clitoral Hood: is the most popular hood piercing because of its attractiveness. It is placed on top of the clitoris on a horizontal direction and it provides stimulation to the clitoris when the piercing is placed correctly. Recommended jewellery for this piercing would be a 12 or 14 gauge captive bead ring or circular barbell. Estimated healing time: 6-8 weeks
Vertical Clitoral Hood: is the easiest, least painful, most stimulating, and quickest healing female genital piercing there is. The jewellery is inserted into the hood tissue just above the clitoris, resting easily on the clitoris. Because of its position, the ring yield to the women natural movements with little or no twisting or binding. Recommended jewellery for vertical hood piercing is 10, 12, or 14 gauge curved barbell or captive bead ring. Estimated healing time: 4-6 weeks
Outer Labia: can be done as a single piercing or as multiple piercings, on one side or on both. In the past, labia piercings were once often used by men to prevent wives and slaves from having sexual intercourse with other men. Both outer labias would be pierced with a lock holding them together. Also, this specific piercing needs to be specially cared for to avoid infections. Recommended jewellery for labia piercing is 12 to 10 gauge captive bead ring. Estimated healing time: 8-12 weeks.
Inner Labia: is very popular for its aesthetic value and for its physical stimulation. It is simpler, heals very quickly and it’s less painful than the outer labia. Multiple piercings along the inner labia are very common too. Recommended jewellery for inner labia piercing is a 14 to 10 gauge captive bead ring. Larger jewellery provides increased stimulation during intercourse. Estimated healing time: 4-6 weeks
Triangle Piercing: the jewellery is actually inserted just below the clitoral hood behind the clitoris itself so that the clitoris can be stimulated in the front and in the back at the same time. Not many women are anatomically fitted for triangle piercings but for those fortunate few, this is really an amazing piercing. Recommended jewellery for triangle piercing is 12 to 10 gauge circular barbell or captive bead ring. Estimated healing time: 8-12 weeks.
Christina Piercing: is a vertical piercing through the V-shaped junction at the top of the outer labia which comes out slightly above in the pubic area. It can be a long process for healing and sometimes not very practical. Recommended jewellery for the Christina is a 12 to 10 gauge curved barbell. Estimated healing time: 12-16 weeks (or longer)
All of these types of Hood and Labia Piercings look amazing! Interested in getting a Clit Piercing? Get your own at 514 Ink Montreal Tattoo & Piercing Shop Today!
Please be sure to discuss with our professional and experienced piercer first to determine which piercing you are physically suited for.