How long does it take to heal? I heard it can take 6 months to 2 years. Mine is 2.5 weeks old and it is healing very nicely. I can't even imagine it taking 6 months.....it already seems well on it's way. I'm toying with the idea of getting my other nipple pierced, but I'm also thinking a second barbell, in my already pierced nipple, might also be something to consider. Two piercings in one nipple as opposed to one piercing in each.