And the award for most visible body piercing goes to…
Rihanna! She “shocked” us all when she arrived at the Staples Center in LA for this year’s Grammy Awards in a very shear, red Alaia dress that showed off one of her body modifications. She however did not encounter a full on nip slip, just the outline of her nipple ring through the shear material on the top of the dress was enough to cause a sensation. The Grammys supposedly have a very strict dress code. We all know that rules are made to be broken, especially when “bad girl” celebrities like Rihanna are involved. Guests even received a memo that stated “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered.” Also “Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.”
Ri-Ri and her stylists must have missed that one, or perhaps they go by the “all press is good press” theory. On the red carpet her piercings became a hotter topic than her tumultuous relationship with Chris Brown. The singer has been photographed several times in revealing clothing that shows off her right nipple piercing. Rihanna’s bestie Katy Perry even tweeted about catching a glimpse of her piercing in the video for “California King Bed.” Rihanna is a wild child and I hope she never changes.
There are many other celebrities with nipple rings. Janet Jackson’s sun nipple shield was made famous during the 2004 Super bowl half time show. Justin Timberlake accidently exposed Janet’s piercing; it was a worldwide wardrobe malfunction. Christina Aguilera has a nipple piercing on her right breast and has been photographed in shear outfits that reveal her nipple jewelry. She is said to have 11 additional piercings. Model and recording artist Amber Rose had both of her nipples pierced before taking them out for pregnancy. Nicole Richie has hers pierced as well. It is rumored that Richie once set off a security alarm at the Reno Airport because of her piercings.
Musician Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) has a significant amount of body jewelry, including bling on his right nipple. The singer Pink has her nipple pierced also. The actual piercing was filmed backstage at one of her concerts for her Live in Europe DVD. Other celebrities with known nipple piercings include Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe) , basketball star Dennis Rodman, musician Lenny Kravitz, and Axl Rose (Guns and Roses). I am sure there are many, many more! Who else do you think has a nipple piercing? Who do you think would look good with one?