Christina Milian says getting her nipple pierced hurt more than giving birth.

The 'Be Cool' actress - who has four-year-old daughter Violet with her ex-husband, The-Dream - decided to get an intimate piercing after buying her mother her first tattoo as a birthday gift and though the procedure was quick, it was far from painless.

In a clip from her new reality show 'Christina Milian Turned Up', she said: ''I want to get something pierced. And when I say something, I mean my nipple.

''Getting my nipple pierced was definitely worse than childbirth,'' she explained to the cameras.

''It was quicker, though. Childbirth, 19 hours. Piercing, two seconds.''

Meanwhile, Christina, 33, recently revealed that her supportive family is the key to her success when balancing work and home life.

She said previously: ''It is a balancing act, for sure. Sometimes I feel like I should be in a circus. But I'm very fortunate, I have a very supportive family.

''I just try to involve her in as many things as I can do with my job. But if I'm going to the studio and it's late, I'll leave her with my mum - but if it's during the day, she wants to come with me. So I try to bring Violet with me wherever I possibly can.''