Christina Piercing

Things You Never Knew About Christina Piercing

Venus piercing, commonly known as Christina piercing, is a female genital piercing performed on the outer area of the labia, below a woman’s pubic mound (Venus). As a surface piercing, Christina piercing is among the early female genital piercings to have been performed. In the early 1990s, the first procedure was performed on Christina, who would later be acknowledged by naming the procedure after her, as it is the practice.

Healing Time

Like most surface piercings, the Christina piercing takes a longer time than other types of piercings, usually within 3-4 months. Most of the times, the procedure is risky and recipients can expect complications during the last days of healing. This is because of the long piercings, friction, and susceptibility to infection that characterize this procedure.

In addition to being susceptible to infection, the Christina piercing may also wash out.

Christina piercing is not popular, owing to its higher rejection rates and long healing time.


How it Works

It involves a vertical piercing right above the outer labia and at the V-shaped junction. Piercing extends above the pubic area. Not every woman is a good candidate for Christina piercing, it has unique requirements that the anatomy of the wearer should satisfy. The magnitude of the thickness of the skin through which the piercing goes is responsible for the lengthy healing time.

The wearer must be careful not to allow the jewellery stud to twist, as this can cause extreme discomfort.

Recipients of a Christina piercing should wear a 12-10 gauge jewellery barbell. No captive bead rings should be worn, especially for women with an initial piercing. However, bead rings can be used when the piercing is fully healed or when it is stretched.

Now that you have the basic knowledge about Christina piercing, you can choose between it and other contemporary piercings available out there. No matter the choice of the piercing, prospective wearers of female genital piercings need to consider a highly skilled professional to take on this delicate procedure to avoid risks of infection, friction and extended healing time.