Ampallang Piercing

AmpallangThe Ampallang is one of the most popular male genital piercings in the world. In a way, it works as the opposite of Apadravya. While Apadravya is a vertical penis piercing, Ampallang is a horizontal one. It goes horizontally all the way through the glans of the penis. It is a very striking piercing with a long history around the world.

The Ampallang is a functional piercing, which means it’s made to enhance sexual pleasure for the wearer and his partner. The wearer will enjoy the internal stimulation through penis tissue as the jewelry rubs on the inside of the penis. The partners will experience additional stimulation due to the thicker glans width.

Procedure and Placement

The Ampallang goes horizontally all the way through the glans of the penis. There are two main placements: transurethral (when it passes through the urethra) or non-transurethral (when the piercing and jewelry don’t go through urethra).

There are several health issues with the Ampallang piercing. First of all, an inadequate procedure can bring a lot of problems. One of the main risks during the procedure is the blood loss. It’s also vital to obtain a proper measurement for the jewelry or else the wearer risks infection, migration and rejection. This is something you will need to think about when deciding to get this type of piercing.

Also, keep in mind that Ampallang pierces a lot of tissue and therefore the procedure can be very painful.

You will also need to choose whether you want a transurethral placement or not. The choice is yours, but keep in mind that transurethral placement offers an advantage: the urine will keep this piercing clean. Also, transurethral Ampallangs are less likely to migrate.

Another possible advantage to transurethral Ampallang is that it pierces less tissue: urethra is a natural hole so it’s like having two shorter piercings done. It may make pain a bit less intense.

There are several different ways to perform this piercing: clamping method, freehand method and scalpelling method.

Before the procedure, the area will be cleaned and prepped. After this, your piercer will mark the spot and ask you to confirm the placement. If clamping method is used, the glans is clamped and the needle inserted through. After the piercing is performed the clamps are removed and jewelry is inserted. With a freehand method the piercer doesn’t use clamps but holds the glans firmly in one hand while piercing with the other. The scalpelling method is good for those who wish to get pierced at a larger gauge, for example, 4 gauge and up.

Keep in mind that it’s common and expectable for Ampallang piercing to bleed, sometimes even hours after the procedure. However, it’s important to ensure that bleeding is controlled. If you keep bleeding a lot for hours, consider contacting your doctor.

Typically, Ampallang is pierced with needles between gauge 12 and 8, but other possibilities ate possible.


The main jewelry type worn in an Ampallang piercing is a straight barbell. In fact, this is typically the only jewelry type you can wear with this piercing. A barbell has to be long enough to account for tissue expansion during erection.

At first, you will get an initial jewelry but it will be changed after the first stage of healing is done. Any jewelry worn in an Ampallang piercing has to be made of body-friendly materials because this is a very sensitive body part and you can’t risk any infections or other problems.

It’s vital to get a proper measurement for the jewelry or else the Ampallang will bring numerous problems. For adequate measurement, it’s important for penis to be erect. This is typically done in private by the customer himself. However, the piercing itself is always done on flaccid penis.

Keep in mind that for the best results, it’s better for the piercer to obtain this measurements. The piercer will know how to properly account for the angle and placement to get the right measurements.

Additional Info and Tips

  • A typical Ampallang goes through the penis glans. There is also a special variant of this piercing, known as the Shaft Ampallang, which penetrates the shaft of the penis horizontally. It can be done at any point along the shaft’s length, so there are many different placements possible.
  • It’s also possible to have a combination of an Apadravya and Ampallang. This penis piercing is known as the Magic Cross.
  • The healing time for the Ampallang is typically 4 to 6 months. However, it can take a year or more to be fully healed.
  • It’s important to know that this is a complex piercing so it’s vital to choose a knowledgeable piercer specialized in genital piercings. You simply can’t risk to visit an amateur for this one. It’s important that your chosen piercer knows what they’re doing.
  • You will need to abstain from sex for at least 6 weeks. In some cases this period can last for months.
  • While this piercing is partially made to enhance pleasure for the wearer’s partner keep in mind that it can be very uncomfortable for female partners during vaginal sex. Oral sex can also be uncomfortable due to the length of the jewelry.
  • It is possible to stretch your Ampallang piercing, but you need to wait until it’s fully healed.
  • If you have a transurethral Ampallang, keep in mind that it can divert the flow of urine. It may make you sit down to urinate.
  • Keep in mind that this piercing always leaves a tube of scar tissue, even if jewelry is removed and piercing is healed.

How to Care for Your Genital Piercing: Quick Tips

Genital PiercingHere are some quick tips that will help you care for your genital piercing properly. Keep in mind, however, that each piercing type is unique. Not to mention there is usually a big difference between female genital piercings and male genital piercings, as well as a difference between different body parts (for example, penis piercings vs scrotal piercings).

Also, some genital piercings are too unique and require special care. For example, transscrotal procedures are very complex and require not just a special procedure to perform but they also ask for a dedicated aftercare not true for all other genital piercings.

That being said, here are some general tips all owners of genital piercings should know about. These tips will keep you healthy and help you prevent all of the problems and possible complications associated with genital piercings.

Quick Tips

Here are some basic tips on how to care for your genital piercings in order to avoid problems such as infections, migration and rejection.

  • Focus on aftercare. This is important for any piercing but it becomes vital for genital piercings and other sensitive piercings. Ask your piercer to walk you through all the steps and make sure you understand how to perform adequate aftercare.
  • The most important aspect of aftercare is regular cleaning. You need to keep your new piercing clean. It’s best to use a saline solution or a special product made for cleaning new piercings.
  • Do not, under any circumstances, twist or turn your jewelry during the healing process.
  • In fact, try to touch your new genital piercing as little as possible.
  • Make sure to wash your hands before and after piercing cleaning.
  • Chances are that you will have to abstain from sex for some time after getting the piercing done. Stick to this requirement and don’t attempt to have any form of sex before the initial healing is done.
  • When you do have sex with your new piercing on, make sure to use a condom or other similar protection that will prevent sharing of fluids.
  • After sex, make sure to clean your piercing with a saline solution.
  • It’s best to clean the area before urination, at least in the first weeks after getting your piercing done.
  • Do not use public swimming pools until the piercing is healed.
  • It’s best to avoid hot tubs during the initial healing and use showers instead.
  • While healing period is particularly sensitive, keep in mind that you may encounter problems even after your piercing is fully healed.
  • Regularly monitor your piercing for any signs of infection or other problems.
  • If you notice any signs of infection, contact your doctor. Don’t attempt to solve the problem on your own.
  • Typical signs of infection include: redness, swelling, discharge, rash, fever, bad smell and sensitivity to touch. Remember, you don’t need to experience pain with infection, so watch for all suspicious signs. Better safe than sorry!

Times When You Should Really Rethink Getting a Piercing

Piercings are so hot and in right now! No matter how much some folks frown upon them, everyone wants and gets pierced left, right and center, very literally! While it is completely your decision to get pierced and/or tattooed, there are some times when the decision seriously has to be thought over.

It is a common notion that you have to tolerate at least some pain in order to look nice, and it is true as well. But sometimes, it is just not worth it, especially if the result is too much pain, bleeding and/or perennial discomfort. Continue reading