By Casie from Florida.
Im 15 years old and a bit of a peircing fanatic. I have 6 earings in my right ear and 4 on my left. All peirced by myself, using very unproffesional equeptment (safty pin and dirty earings) I moved on to facial peircings when i was 12 by peircing my nose and lip. At 14 i peirced my belly button ( WORST PEIRCING EVER! THE DAMN THING IS STILL INFECTED TODAY) When i turned 15 i decied i liked the taste of metal and wanted to peirce my toung.
I never perpaired for my toung peircing alli did was boil my old 14 gauged needle in saline water and withought an ounce of thought stuck it in my toung. BAD IDEA. It was slightly crooked and blood was EVERYWHERE. I didnt even have a barbell for the new peircing so i used an old industrial barbell and put it in my mouth. It was so oversized i couldnt even close my mouth! The next day i switched it with a real barbell but my toung was so swallon i could barely screw on the bead! My toung was like a ballon for the next 5 days. I couldnt speak. I couldnt eat.And worst of all i coudnt kiss my boyfriend.(i kissed him anyway and he ended up chomping on my toung)
After the 5 days of swollen pain my toung went down to normal size and now i cant even notice its there. it never got infected. No problem with my toung peircing. least complicated peircing ive ever had. 🙂
So overall the first 5 days sux when you first peirce your toung but the results are sooooooo worth it. Just ask my boyfriend. He loves it 😉
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!