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Kings Crown Piercings: Everything You Need to Know

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Kings crown piercings are a rare type of male genital piercing. They are more commonly known as dydoe piercings. The reason these piercings are so rare is because they are dangerous. You must be anatomically suited to support the piercing, meaning you need to have a large and pronounced glans (commonly known as your head). Even if you are anatomically suited, chances are high that the piercing will migrate and could even reject if you’re not careful.

What is a Kings Crown Piercing?

As previously stated, you might be more familiar with the name ‘dydoe’. A kings crown piercing is a piercing that goes through the ridge on the head of the penis. It’s commonly worn with a curved barbell so one end is right under the ridge while the other is right on top. Sometimes people refer to a kings crown piercing as meaning they have two dydoe piercings. Dydoe piercings can be placed all along the coronal ridge so you can fit several.

If you are uncircumcised, you may still be able to accommodate this piercing, but you still need to have a very well defined ridge and loose foreskin.

Dydoe Piercing Pain Level

As with all genital piercings, dydoe piercings tend to hurt a bit. In fact, most men report this to be one of the most painful genital piercings. If you’re getting more than one, that will cause it to hurt much more. Just like with nipple piercings – the adrenaline subsides after the first one, causing the second to hurt much more. But while a lot of piercings can have a lasting dull pain, you’ll likely feel no pain directly after the piercing. Make no mistake: the piercing will be sore while it’s healing, but not to the extent many other piercings are.

How to Heal a Dydoe Piercing

If you decide to get a dydoe piercing, you need to be really careful while it’s healing. Kings crown piercings have a high chance of migration and rejection. You’ll need to keep a careful eye out for the signs of migration and have your piercing removed ASAP if your piercer believes it might reject. If you do let your dydoe piercing reject, you’ll end up with a nasty scar on the head of your penis.

To avoid increasing your chance of migration, you’ll want to make sure not to touch the piercing. Your clothing shouldn’t be so restrictive that it applies pressure to the piercing. If your piercer says you can still be sexual while the piercing is healing, you’ll need to be extra gentle so the piercing doesn’t receive any pressure or experience movement.

Dydoe Rejection Chances

Unfortunately dydoe piercings have a very high chance of migration even on people well anatomically suited with perfectly placed piercings. For this reason, a lot of piercers will simply refuse to perform this piercing. This threat should not be taken likely: if your piercing fully rejects you may experience severe scarring or even nerve damage. Watch out for the signs of migration and contact your piercer ASAP if you believe your piercing is migrating. If your piercing needs to be removed, it should be done by your piercer’s steady hand instead of yourself to minimize tissue damage.


The Kings Crown piercing is a very unique and rare piercing. You have to have a specific anatomy to be able to support it and even if you do, it may reject. Dydoe piercings tend to be one of the most painful piercings – especially if you’re getting more than one. If you end up getting this piercing through the healing stage, you’re still not out of the woods as this piercing can always reject. Kings crown piercings are definitely not for the faint of heart.