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Clitoral Hood Piercings

Clitoral Hood Piercings

The clitoral hood, a small flap of labial tissue that covers the clitoris, can be pierced two ways to add sensation and esthetic enhancement for the wearer.

Horizontal Clitoral Hood (HCH)

This is a horizontal piercing running across the centerline of the clitoral hood. Most commonly done with a 14 gauge captive bead ring 3/8" to 1/2" ( 10mm ~ 12mm) in diameter. This jewellery will allow for the addition of a facetted jewelled captive ball on the ring that rests on the top of the hood. Healing time for a light heal is 4~8 weeks, being mucous tissue this piercing will heal quickly however care must be taken in the early stages of the healing time to ensure the piercing heals without issue.

The standard procedure for this piercing is to mark the center line of the hood then place dots on the right and left side of the hood, these are the entry and exit points for the ring. The ring size is based on the location of these dots from the center line of the hood. This piercing is done using a clamp which serves two purposes, one it aligns the dots from side to side , two it causes the clitoris behind the hood to move clear of the path for the piercing ensuring it's clear and free from harm.

A properly trained and experienced professional will never "free hand" this piercing, ask before you sign any paper work for the piercing. If the piercer says they will "free hand" this piercing, then leave the shop, you just saved yourself a great deal of pain and discomfort, not to mention money lost on a botched piercing. Free hand piercings are generally done by untrained individuals posing as professional body piercers.

Several of the other local studios use this "free hand method" and I have had to fix more than one or two botched HCH piercings.

Horizontal Hood Piercing

What's the point?

With a HCH piercing the captive bead ring is allowed to move or "flap" against the clitoral hood, this add sensation and esthetic adornment for the wearer and is pleasurable for the other partner by adding a little "bling" to the hood. Adding not only sensation for the wearer but the visual enhancement for both partners. Let's say it takes things up a notch.

As usual at Pacific Body Jewellery & Piercing you are allowed to have a guest with you when you get this piercing done, it's support for you and it's another set of ears to hear about aftercare and the do's and don'ts in the early healing stages for this piercing.

© 2013 Pacific Body Jewellery & Piercing ™ John Zukowski, Senior Body Piercer 1994

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Updated on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 16:00

 

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