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There was a running joke throughout Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 that Drax has sensitive nipples. This is initially brought up in the opening credits scene when the Guardians are waiting for the interdimensional beast.

Gamora: Drax, why aren’t you wearing one of Rocket’s aero-rigs?

Drax: It hurts.

Gamora: Hurts?

Drax: (muttering) I have sensitive nipples.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

It's brought up again when they are fighting Ego and Peter puts an aero-rig onto Drax.

Quill: Someone needs to be up top when Kraglin arrives. Drax, take Mantis.

Drax nods. He picks up Mantis. Quill grabs the aero-rig off himself and slaps it on Drax’s back, which automatically wraps around his upper body.

Drax: Ahhh! My nipples!

ibid

However, when taking a closer look at Drax I can't see any nipples on him. In fact even when comparing the character to the actor I am struggling to see Dave's actual nipples underneath all the make up.

Drax Drax with Groot
Click to enlarge the images.

So, where are Drax's nipples?

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    Drax has mastered the art of keeping his nipples so completely still that they become invisible. – F1Krazy Jun 14 '18 at 11:53
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    See the red markings on his skin? All nipple. That's why they're so sensitive. – Anthony Grist Jun 14 '18 at 12:04
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    This is the quality content I come to this site to read. – DqwertyC Jun 14 '18 at 15:06
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    I can't believe I just spent 10 minutes scouring Batista nipple photos... – JohnP Jun 14 '18 at 16:01
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    I'll do you one better: Why are Drax's nipples? – MikeQ Jun 15 '18 at 15:04
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They are there, but the problem is that Bautista himself does not have large nipples, and they are located low and lateral as can be seen in the below photo:

Dave Bautista

And, if you look closely in the below photo, you can see the protrusion of his left nipple breaking the line of the curve on his pectoral (left side as well, right side as you look at it):

Drax with the Guardians

So, he has nipples in the normal place, just hard to see and not very prominent.

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    Might just be the angle of the photos I looked at but with the two in the question I still can't see them. – TheLethalCarrot Jun 14 '18 at 16:02
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    @TheLethalCarrot - you probably won't in the majority of photos. They are small enough that the makeup covers them almost completely, you'd have to see it at a perfect angle or really be up close. – JohnP Jun 14 '18 at 16:07
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    @TheLethalCarrot you can see it, I think, in the second photo. Here? – BruceWayne Jun 15 '18 at 0:04
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Much like the line from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; maybe not all races have nipples in the same place. (Obviously the quote from the Star Trek movie was "not everyone keeps their genitals in the same place" after the big guy in prison was kicked in the knees.)

Drax is not human, just humanoidesque, so maybe what he calls nipples, we call something else.

(Not based on any verified source and completely a personal theory.)

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    Oblig: "He's a ballcinian!" youtube.com/watch?v=2NPw3WvpRL8 – Simba Jun 15 '18 at 9:00
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    I think he more humanoid than humanoidesque. I mean, other than his color, he could basically pass for human. Hell, we even have an actor here on Earth who looks just like Drax. – Misha R Jun 17 '18 at 16:15

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