BODY PIERCING PLUGS – Once your nipples are pierced, you can expect about a 6-8 week healing period at a minimum. Depending on how active you are, your nipples may take longer to heal from accidental touching or rubbing during daily activity. Larger breasts may experience a longer healing period since they’re more likely to bump or experience friction during normal activity. Likewise, men and women with smaller breasts may find they have a much faster healing time. As always, you should seek professional medical treatment if you run into any serious issues with your piercing.