When most people think of a clitoris piercing, they actually think of a clitoral hood piercing. A clitoris piercing is a female genital piercing located horizontally though the clitoris. Most women that do want an actually clitoris piercing can not get one. The clitoris needs to be a certain size and the skin needs to have a certain plasticity. If the piercing is performed on a women that does not have the right anatomy, there can be serious damage and complications. The jewelry used is usually a 16 gauge captive ball ring made of stainless steel.
A clitoris piercing has a quick healing time of only 4 to 6 weeks. Over that time, proper care is imperative to protect the genitals. Mix a gentle soap and warm water. Put the solution on a cotton ball and clean the piercing twice a day. Try not to wear underwear or tight clothing. Refrain from sexual activities during the healing time. This is cause the piercing to rip out. When sex is resumed, use a condom to decrease the chance of infection. If there are signs of an infection, go to the doctor immediately. If the infection moves into the urinary system, there can be serious complications.
It is important to make sure the parlor you choose is safe and sterile. Since this is such a rare piercing, the piercing technician should have experience with this piercing. If the piercing parlor is not sterile it is possible to get infections such as a bladder infection, hepatitis and HIV. At the parlor there will be paperwork to read and fill out, stating the risks, what piercing you will be getting, and aftercare instructions. If you are 16 years of age or younger, a guardian will need to sign approval.
When it is time for the piercing, the tools, jewelry and technician need to be sterile. Most parlors will use fresh, single use instruments. Other parlors will use reusable tools that have been sterilized. These instruments and the jewelry should be in sealed packaging that will be opened in front of you and the technician should always wear gloves.