Like most surface piercings, the Christina piercing is of contemporary origin. The first known Christina piercing was performed in the 1990s. As is common practice in the piercing industry, it was named after the first recipient of the piercing, a woman named Christina. It is also occasionally referred to by the less commonly used term "Venus", in reference to its placement at the mons Venus.
The piercing usually heals in 3 to 4 months, but as a surface piercing, it can lead to complications during the healing phase. Further difficulties develop due to the relatively long piercing canal and constant movement and friction. In addition to being susceptible to infection, the Christina piercing may also wash out.