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Piercing migration

Process when a body piercing moves from its initial location / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Piercing migration is the process that occurs when a body piercing moves from its initial location.[1] This process can be painful or go unnoticed, until it has progressed. Given enough time, a ring may migrate entirely outside of the skin, although it may only migrate a small amount and come to rest.

Two side-by-side photos of male nipple, first with captive-bead ring properly in place, second with same nipple and ring, the ring having on its own moved outward to having barely enough nipple into which to hang
Example of a nipple ring having migrated over a four-year period