There are several ways to answer this (really frequented asked question). Everyone may choose the one that suits him best.
No, it doesn’t.
This does not mean that you will not feel the puncture itself. The point is that most people imagine incredible pain and then they are pleasantly surprised (at least in our piercing shop) that the experience is significantly less unpleasant than their initial expectations.
Yes, it does.
It is quite logical that you feel a needle that pierces a selected part of your body. Although this pain is not as terrible as many people imagine, we will not claim you will feel nothing. It depends very much on the piercing location.
It also depends on other factors:
Although most people perceive pain similarly, there are some who complain of tongue pain and, on the other hand, claim that they have hardly felt the nipple piercing.
It depends on pain resistance and the level of self-control. Someone will start screaming before the needle touches their skin (and not just girls), but the majority of people are ready for the piercing and can handle it without blinking an eye or just with clenched teeth.
It also depends on the piercer. An experienced piercer, such as the piercers in Hell, works with the needle quickly and sensitively, minimizing pain. An inexperienced or clumsy piercer or your friend who doesn’t mind stabbing someone with a needle often does more harm than good.
It depends on the state of health also. If you are getting piercing while tired or when sick, it can be expected that the piercing will hurt more than usual. Conversely, if you sleep well, eat, and look forward to piercing, the pain level will be much more berable for you.
Piercings can generally be divided into almost painless ones (earlobes, tongue, lingual frenum), slightly painful ones (septum, lower lip, eyebrows, undemanding cartilage – for example helix, conch), moderately painful (nostril, upper lip, navel, more demanding cartilage – for example rook, tragus, shallow genital piercings) and painful (nipples, more demanding genital piercings).