mrszing wrote: the piercer proceeded to tell me that the clit itself is really the better option if stimulation is your motivation behind piercing.
my first reaction was, "this is bunk," and then I thought about it. the best experts tend to discourage clit piercing because few women are built for it, and it's a fairly risky piercing. I think a hood piercing and thoughtful placement and choice of jewelry can go a long way achieving a goal of stimulation. A larger gauge and sturdier jewelry are options.
at the least, consult another piercer for a second opinion.
I am a first time piercee. After much internet research, I had nearly decided on a vertical hood pierce. When I called the shop to ask questions, the piercer proceeded to tell me that. . .
"the" shop? Did you only call one? the closest one? Is it someplace that has a good reputation? is it clean? is it an APP (safepiercing.org) shop? Sometimes it takes a while to find a piercer who is experienced and who you are comfortable with. Travel isn't out of the question to find a piercer to trust your bits to.