Male Genital: Ampallang Piercing [See Picture]
The Ampallang piercing is one of the less popular and more difficult male piercings. The hole is made horizontally through the head (glans) of the penis. This can either be done above, under, or through the urethra, depending on the individual. Some will recommend that the penis be erect before marking the glans for piercing, although it has also been stated that this is not necessary. Making sure the pierce is straight is crucial, due to sensitive nerves and important arteries. The process itself is slow and painful. It is important to make sure that the piercing is done in a straight line, and this is difficult to do due to the thick fibrous nature of the penis glans. This results in having to feed the needle through slowly, which can take several seconds and cause severe discomfort. The piercing itself can bleed for up to 5 days, and takes a while to heal.
Recommended jewelry: 14, 12, or 10 gauge straight barbell.
Expected healing time: 6 - 12 months
Sexual limitations: Two weeks abstinence, and considerable care thereafter until healed.