By Kisha Jodoin, Cornwall, Ontario.
For quit sometime I always wanted to get a piercing done,other then my ears.I have always wanted my belly button done,but of course I was too young at the time. Instead for my fourteenth birthday I had gotten a Monroe piercing. It was my moms idea.I asked all of my friends if it was a good idea to get it done and if it would look alright on me.They all agreed.
I was nervous but excited all at once.I really didn’t know and piercing studios,so my mom called around and found a great studio “TerryLynns”,she was well known.The day was finally here,as i walked into TerryLynns I was getting nervous.Terry (the piercer) explained everything that she was going to do.The piercing process was done before I even knew it.It didn’t hurt at all,but people kept asking me if it did.Which got really annoying.The great news was in healed perfectly fine.
About nine months go by…
I was still thinking about getting another piercing.They are really neat.It was around Christmas and of course I didn’t know what I wanted.I’ve thought about something I always wanted and it was to get my belly button pierced.I asked for that and the week before Christmas I went to “TerryLynns”,
it was a different girl this time that pierced my belly button.
She had a hard time getting the ring it.But it wasn’t painful.
Couple weeks went by and my belly button was healing just fine.As I thought.I was following the directions and everything for the healing process.But my belly button got infected,really bad.Everyone told me to take it out,but knowing me,I would never do that.Its something i’ve always wanted.I was determined to keep it in.To get it checked out I went back to “TerryLynns” and she cleaned it all out,gave me a new ring and explained how to clean it with the stuff she gave me.Now my belly button is all healed and fine.Thank God
Both my piercings are perfectly fine now and I couldn’t be happier with the results 😀
Navel body piercings are extremely popular these days. However, the piercing itself is not usually done through the actual navel.
To do this the person would need to have what is known as an “outie” navel where the belly button is actually sticking out. Not many people have this and so the piercing is often made through the upper rim of the navel instead.
Many celebrities such as Britney Spears and Janet Jackson have made the navel body piercing as popular as it is today.
It is particularly favoured amongst teenage girls who are looking to stand out. However, unfortunately many people rush into getting their navel pierced and they do not fully understand what the piercing involves. This is when infections can develop.
What You Should Know
The navel piercing might be the most common type of piercing available today, but there is still a lot of misunderstanding surrounding it. One of the main things that you may not be aware of is the healing time that the piercing needs before you experiment with different belly rings.
Navel body piercings are well known for their likelihood of developing an infection. However, this is easily avoidable if you respect the healing time and if you help the piercing to heal. Using a mild antibacterial soap on the piercing each morning in the shower will help to cleanse the wound.
The piercing itself is done usually with a sterilised clamp. The clamp is situated either below or above the navel and then the sterilised needle is pushed through the skin to create the piercing. This is then followed by the navel jewellery that the client has chosen. Typically for their first navel jewellery, clients tend to opt for belly bars or a simple belly ring. Ideally you should avoid nickel based navel jewellery when you have just had your navel pierced as this does tend to cause an allergic reaction for many people.
Overall navel body piercings are popular and they do tend to boost confidence. However, they do need to be cared for properly if you are to benefit fully from the piercing. There are so many different belly rings to suit all tastes that you can choose from once the piercing has healed. So if you do look after the piercing properly you will soon be able to benefit from a wide range of belly rings!