SO I noticed that there are not that many articles about these topics and I figured why not :) I am not a piercer or any expert but I have several piercings and each one I had a different experience with.

For my first article, I will discuss mainly everything I am aware of about this popular piercing, and hope it answers questions and give any tips on how to take care of them :)

Nowadays you are seeing almost everyone with this type of piercing. The belly button piercing became popular in the early 2000's and since became one of the three major known places to get a piercing.

When you're considering of getting it done, it is important that you are doing research about what you want done. Almost anyone can get a belly button piercing (even those who have an outie)

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inverse belly piercing
Temporarily removed
true navel ring (for the outies)
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curved ball piercing

There are many other types; but these are the three main piercings I am aware of.

Piercing Experience

I got mine done when I was 16 years old, after a breakup with my ex, I decided to get one. My piercer was amazing, she talked me through it and showed me the equipment that she was going to use
On a scale from 1-10, 10 being extremely painful, I would give this a 3. The piercing session took about 5 mins, and it did not hurt at all. HOWEVER IT IS DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE Everyone has a different pain tolerance

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Aftercare

Normally, a belly button piercing takes 6 months - 1 year to FULLY heal. Mine took 4 months. After getting it pierced, your piercer should recommend an H20 cleanser that you can buy at the shop you got it pierced at or they can tell you a different method to clean it, while saving money ;) This method is called the Sea Salt Soak. It is important that you clean your piercing twice a day and not to over clean it

The Sea Salt Soak Solution
1/4 of sea salt
8 ounces of of boiled water that has been cooled
1 shot glass for the solution

1- Lay down or stand up straight
2- Boil water, pour it into a shot glass and let it cool down to where you can handle it
3- Add in the sea salt and stir
4- Flip the cup onto your piercing and let it soak for 5 minutes
5- Take a q-tip and clean off all the crust off the piercing
6- Pat it dry with a clean towel or paper towel

Signs of a healthy piercing and an infected one

Last part I am going to touch is the signs of a healthy piercing and infected ones.

Healthy Piercing Signs :
Crusting
Mild redness
Clear discharge

Infected piercings
Green discharge
Swelling
Blood
Skin is warm or hot around the piercing
If you ever encounter theses signs it is impaired that you visit your piercer ASAP

Rejected Piercings : Now this is different from an infected piercing. What is it? Well it is basically when your piercing starts to move out of your body because your body believes that it can heal without it there. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent this :(

That is pretty much all I am aware of about this piercing!! I hope this helped you into deciding if you want it or not, and answer some questions you might have :)

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