Valentine’s Day in 2003 Britney Spears got the Valentine gift that keeps on giving – PAIN. Brit treated herself and some galpals to piercings for Valentines day and her pierced nipple is taking it’s time to heal. A braless Britney wandered into Urban Outiftters on Melrose and she tried on a number of outfits, giving salegirls a glimpse of her 20-gauge piercing. When she pulled a top over her head, Britney winced in pain. The piercing she was so proud of was still tender. The high price of beauty.