Of course today nipple piercings aren’t anything particularly out of the ordinary but many would be surprised to discover that the well to do Victorian ladies were quite fond of them too!
If you were suitably fashionable you could have a, or both, nipples pierced. On piercing a gold ring, known as a ‘bosom ring’, would be inserted. If you had both nipples pierced then you could have two rings joined by a chain.
There were several jewelers offering this at the time and it is theorised that it became popular because some women thought it would make their breasts rounder and more attractive or, as other theories state, it could be that they enjoyed the sensation.
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