Nape piercings are one of the more painful types of body piercings due to the location. Located at the back of the neck, these piercings hurt the thin and taught skin.
The amount of pain experienced while getting a nape piercing depends on a number of factors, such as tolerance for pain, how much skin is at the nape of the neck and the technique used during the piercing. Due to the fact that the neck is not flat, a barbell piercing bar, as opposed to a straight piercing bar, is used. This is a piercing that lasts a long time with proper care and maintenance, including cleaning it thoroughly and removing the jewelry after it has healed completely.