Chest Piercing

What is Chest piercing?

As clear with name Chest piercings are dermal piercings just above the sternum or chest area. They are thus also known as pre-sternum or Chest Dermal Piercing. It lies in the center region on breastbone below the neck. They gradually gaining popularity among people as they find it to be different and unique liked by both male and females equally. However it is generally known as Cleavage Piercing for females. Its orientation is either vertical or horizontal depending on the choice of the individual.

Chest Dermal Piercing
Chest Dermal Piercing


The location is very crucial, so it is advisable to carry out the piercing process at a well known reputed parlor. The standards for clean and hygienic surroundings should match the expectation. Also, take advice on whether it is suitable for your anatomy as it is important that there is some loose skin in the region to get these piercings.

  1. Clean the chest area with an antibacterial solution to disinfect it.
  2. Mark the point carefully using a surgical needle
  3. Insert a thin hollow needle to make the hole in the chest region.
  4. Place the jewelry in the perforation.
Chest Piercing Jewelry
Chest Piercing Jewelry
Chest Piercing Images
Chest Piercing Images

Pain of Chest or Cleavage piercing

The pain reports reveal that surface chest piercing are slightly more painful as compared to any other surface piercings due to their location and although some even rate it to be moderate. It entirely depends on the individual’s pain tolerance capacity. Some swelling, twinge, and redness can last for a few days.

Healing Time

The piercing can take 4 to 6 weeks to completely recover. It, however, depends majorly on maintenance and aftercare, because the infection can lead to prolonged healing.

Chest Corset Piercing
Chest Corset Piercing
Chest Piercing Pictures
Chest Piercing Pictures

Aftercare: Do’s & Don’ts


  • Touch the piercings with clean hands disinfected with antibacterial soap.
  • Pat the area dry with clean paper towels after taking a shower.
  • Dab the area with a swab of cotton soaked in the warm saline solution.
  • Eat a healthy and nutritious diet rich in Vitamin B, C, and K


  • Refrain from use of cream, lotion, moisturizer, deodorant or perfumes on the piercing.
  • Play or fiddle with jewelry.
  • Sleep on the front side.
  • Going swimming or indulging in any water sports
  • Wear tight clothes around that area. Rather, try wearing long or deep necks to prevent injuries from tangling of clothes.

Female piercing ideas

Chest Piercing
Chest Dermals
Chest Piercings
Chest Piercings

Infections & other Complications


  • Severe pain and swelling
  • A high temperature in the surrounding
  • Pus discharge
  • Foul smell
  • Redness and rashes
Chest Surface Piercing
Chest Surface Piercing
Dermal Chest Piercing
Dermal Chest Piercing


  • Do not remove the jewelry as it will clog the pore.
  • Clean the area free of pus and other discharge.
  • Use cotton piece soaked in the warm saline solution and dab it on infection.
  • Consult a doctor and follow his advice.

Jewelry for Chest piercings

The chest or cleavage piercings can be adorned with various types of jewelry. Some choices famous among people are as below:

  • Bead rings
  • Staples
  • Surface bars
  • Curved Barbells
  • Skin Divers
Dermal Piercing Chest
Dermal Piercing Chest
Piercing on Chest
Piercing on Chest

The size of the ornaments in the initial phase should be 1.2mm to 1.4mm. After the wound recovers, the jewelry can be larger or smaller as per the choice. The material of the jewelry should ideally be Gold, Sterling silver, surgical steel, titanium or niobium as they are hypoallergic and non-corrosive. They will not cause itching or irritation.


Sternum Piercing
Sternum Piercing

It is a variation of micro dermal piercing. The charges will fall in the range of $40 to $120 in any elite salon. Selection of jewelry can sway the prices. 

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1 thought on “Chest Piercing

    Kay Beth

    (March 22, 2020 - 1:23 am)

    I can’t get a hold of my piercer because everything is closed. Can I send you a picture of my sternum piercing to look at for unofficial advice? I dont know if its rejecting of not. I got the piercing on the 6th of this month and it’s no healing well I dont think.

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