This is no joke. A woman went in for a clitoral hood piercing and ended up with an accidental piercing of her clitoral glans! This is one of the reasons I try to suggest people travel if necessary to get pierced by me or visit the piercers I refer to. We know how to place a VCH piercing safely and in the proper location. Unfortunately, many piercers haven't got a clue.
Many women end up with shallow VCH piercings or surface VCH piercings, but this is an error I've seen time and time again. PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Ask your piercer where they got specific training to perform genital piercings--not just how long they've been piercing. I know of piercers who have been doing a poor job for 10-15 years or more. A lengthy career does not guarantee competence!
Here's the message I recently received:
I have a quick question about a piercing that I received a week ago. I had a VCH piercing which I believe was too shallow and migrated and so had to be removed. I let it heal for about 6 months and then went to a different studio to have it done again.
The first time was exactly as you describe with a 'pinch' sensation and my ears were definitely a more painful piercing. This time was one of the most painful experiences of my life, which I attributed to it being placed properly this time and having some scar tissue.