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A hood piercing is where you pierce the skin which is above (& slightly covering) the clitoris. There are vertical as well as horizontal options.
It's a female genital piercing through the clitoral hood surrounding the clitoris. There are two main types of hood piercing, the vertical clitoral hood piercing and the horizontal clitoral hood piercing. As the name indicates, the difference is in the direction the piercing is oriented in the skin above the clitoris. Neither of these piercings penetrates the clitoris itself.

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Where does the jewlry for a vertical hood piercing go?

In your clitoral hood :]

What is a triangle piercing?

its a female genital piercing that passes underneath the clitoral shaft as opposed to just through the hood.

How old do you have to be to get a vertical hood piercing?

Over 18 years, 21 in some states

How long does it take a hood piercing to heal?

6 ~ 8 weeks but care must be used until the piercing actually seasons 3 ~ 6 months.

How do you know what is the correct size barbell for a vertical hood piercing?

Generally a professional body piercer will discuss this with you before the piercing is done and assist you in selecting the right gauge and long enough to achieve the desired effect from the piercing. Most hoods are done with 14g barbells about 1/2" long or longer depending on the developement of the hood.

What is the bump near hood piercing?

I'm going to take a wild guess and say it's the clitoris =)

What mm should you get for a clitorial hood piercing for a 14 gauge?

Well that's for the piercer to determine during your appointment. the hood needs to be measures and the jewellery is selected at that time.

How soon can you go swimming in chlorine after you get a vertical hood piercing?

Usually 72 hours. As long as the piercing is rinsed and washed after your swim it should be fine. NO friends hot tubs of at least a week (7days).

Outcomes of you piercing your clitorious?

it lowers your sex drive. Actually, you don't pierce your clitoris. You pierce the HOOD of your clitoris. It increases stimulation because the piercing in placed so that the jewelery rubs against your clitoris.

Can you use tetracycline on your hood piercing?

No. Although this is more overly an antibiotic, this is not an appropriate solution to be using on any piercing, let alone one in such a sensitive location. It's not its intended use, and it's just way to heavy duty for aftercare.

Will your period mess with your vertical hood piercing?

If you shower daily and clean the piercing then you should be just fine. Keeping the piercing clean is important so if need be shower twice a day if you want to be on the safe side. Exotics heal very quickly (light heal in about 7 days) due to the increased circulation in mucous tissue, this allows the piercing to afford a light heal quite quickly. Showering will not harm the piercing and will actually promote the healing.

How do your peirce your hood?

Well fact of the matter is this, you don't pierce your own hood, you grab the phone book and look up body piercing and find a studio you like and book an appointment. Listen cold hard facts, if you have no knowledge in regards to body piercing, anatomy, cross contamination and many more piercing related issues you would be smarter and wiser to leave exotic piercings to professionals. There are a several serious issues that can occur, most of the causing serious lasting damage. Please as a professional body piercer I am asking you to see a professional piercer and don't mess with this or any other piercing your self.