The sternum is also called the breastbone and it is one that makes the connection between the ribcage and the chest and helps in the protection of the vital body organs. When piercing is done in the sternum area, it is called sternum piercing or cleavage piercing. The piercing is done vertically between the breasts in the upper area of the sternum. Sternum piercing can be done by males and females but it is more commonly done by the females as it gives them sexual looks. Sternum piercing may give sexier look to a female but there are risks associated with the process and rejection happen in such piercing too. One should always go to a professional and reputable piercing shop so that it could be done by the use of sterilized instruments and the correct jewelry could be used. The best way to do the sternum piercing is by using the flexible rod or a surface bar. In case the piercing is done successfully, one should take care while moving and sleeping so that the healing can take place fast and the chances of infection is reduced. In many cases, the sternum piercing is temporary.