How To Pick Belly Rings For First Time Belly Button Piercings

by bellyringsadmin on March 20, 2012

First Time Belly Button Rings

You can buy a belly button ring of your choice before you go to the studio!

You just have to know which materials don’t react against body tissues and allow your navel piercing heal quickly.

Below I’ve listed the best options for first time belly piercings.

Choose from:

1) Gold
2) Stainless Steel
3) Bioplast
4) Titanium.

Gold Navel Rings

Choose 14k gold or higher when buying yellow gold, or choose nickel- free white gold. Gold rings are durable, safe and extremely stylish. Our range starts at $29.99 and there  is free worldwide delivery. For the ultimate in elegance, check out the new Gold and Diamond collection, all of which are above 14k and nickel-free.

Bioplast navel ring

According to mainstream body jewelry opinion, bioplast is the best choice for your first time belly button piercing. This material is great because of its biocompatibility and flexibility. If you use this material, your fresh piercing will be less likely to get infected and swollen – bioplast is proven to have great healing qualities. If you’re allergic to metal body jewelry, I recommend bioplast navel rings as the best from non-metallic belly button jewelry.

Stainless steel belly button rings

Belly button piercings made from steel are fine for your first time navel piercing. This metal used in body jewelry is hypo-allergenic alloy. There are a few other metals added to make it resistant to corrosion and prevent rusting, but these don’t have an adverse affect on the quality of the jewelry. Stainless steel is most widely used metal for making belly ring shafts – the balls and dangles come in many other materials.

If you want to buy a steel belly piercing, you don’t have to search for “steel belly rings” or try to find a category saying “steel”. Most of belly jewelry is made from steel unless it says “gold”, “titanium” or “PVD coated” etc.

Titanium belly ring

This is a great choice because it’s a very strong metal and is nearly as twice as light as stainless steel. I recommend titanium belly rings if you are sensitive to steel. Titanium is a pure metal and isn’t mixed with anything else. In addition, titanium body jewelry comes in different colors, but watch out! – not red or black. If you see a black belly button ring and it’s said to be titanium, it’s more likely a stainless steel plated with titanium, which is not the best choice for the first time belly button piercings.


So – let’s conclude with what you have to do to get the belly ring before making to the piercing studio:

1) Choose a belly button ring made from one of the above mentioned materials.

2) Make sure it doesn’t have any parts that can’t undergo sterilization – acrylic or flexible plastic dangles and balls.

3) Be prepared to take care of your piercing! H2 ocean (below) and cleaning swabs are highly recommended.

4) Buy it!:-)


Stainless Steel Ball Linked Adjustable Belly Chain

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Retail Price: 31.99

Stainless Steel Clover Key Belly Button Ring

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Stainless Steel Hot Hamburger Dangle Belly Ring

Price: 7.99
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Stainless Steel Horse Saddle Dangle Belly Ring

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Retail Price: 29.99

Stainless Steel Flag of Belgium Logo Belly Ring

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Stainless Steel Flower Power Logo Belly Ring

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Stainless Steel Spank Me Logo Belly Ring

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Stainless Steel Swallow Logo Belly Ring

Price: 2.99
Retail Price: 22.99

Stainless Steel Rich Bitch Logo Belly Ring

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Stainless Steel Fuck You Logo Belly Ring

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Stainless Steel 8 Ball Logo Belly Ring

Price: 2.99
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Stainless Steel Retro Flower Logo Belly Ring

Price: 2.99
Retail Price: 22.99

Stainless Steel Evil Skull Logo Belly Ring

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Stainless Steel Dolphin Pregnant Belly Ring

Price: 9.99
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Stainless Steel Dangling Stars Belly Ring

Price: 7.99
Retail Price: 27.99

Winged Heart Stainless Steel Belly Ring

Price: 3.99
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Stainless Steel Okinawa Logo Belly Ring

Price: 2.99
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Stainless Steel Feet First Logo Belly Ring

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Stainless Steel Naughty Logo Belly Ring

Price: 2.99
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Stainless Steel Blow Job Logo Belly Ring

Price: 2.99
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Bioplast Purple Glitter Belly Ring

Price: 3.99
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Bioplast Electric Blue Belly Ring

Price: 3.99
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Steel Cone Bioplast Belly Ring

Price: 2.99
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Bioplast Black Dice Belly Ring

Price: 3.99
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Bioplast Keywest Jawbreaker Belly Ring

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Bioplast Pink Glitter Belly Ring

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Bioplast Cool Clear Belly Ring

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Bioplast Clear Dice Belly Ring

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Bioplast White Dice Belly Ring

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Bioplast Black Marble Belly Ring

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Bioplast Still Waters Belly Ring

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Bioplast Black Glitter Belly Ring

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Steel Ball Bioplast Belly Ring

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Bioplast Red Glitter Belly Ring

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Bioplast Magenta Magic Belly Ring

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Clear Green Bioplast Belly Ring 3/8"

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Bioplast Pink Green Purple Jawbreaker Belly Ring

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Bioplast Black Blazing Baseball Belly Ring

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Bioplast Blue Green Hearts Belly Ring

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Bioplast Blue Blooming Star Belly Ring

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Black Titanium YOLO Belly Ring

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Blue Anodized Titanium Belly Ring

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Green Anodized Titanium Belly Ring

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Purple Anodized Titanium Belly Ring

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Rainbow Anodized Titanium Belly Ring

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Purple Striped Titanium Belly Ring

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Black Titanium Spider Belly Ring

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Black Anodized Titanium Belly Ring

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Solid Titanium Pink Double Gem Belly Ring

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Black Titanium Fuck Off Belly Ring

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Black Titanium Howling Wolf Belly Ring

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Black Titanium Blue Sugar Skull Belly Ring

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Black Titanium Green Power Button Belly Ring

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Glow in the Dark Titanium Leopard Print Belly Ring

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Glow in the Dark Titanium at Symbol Belly Ring

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Glow in the Dark Titanium Deer Buck Belly Ring

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Glow in the Dark Titanium Inverted Skull Belly Ring

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Glow in the Dark Titanium Music Notes Belly Ring

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Black Titanium Galaxy Zodiac Aries Belly Ring

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Black Titanium Galaxy Zodiac Scorpio Belly Ring

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Solid 14k Yellow Gold Lizard Belly Ring

Price: 166.2
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14K Yellow Gold Dangle Stars Belly Ring

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14K White Gold Faceted Garnet Belly Ring

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14K White Gold Dangle Stars Belly Ring

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14K Yellow Gold Dangling Hearts Belly Ring

Price: 307.5
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14K White Gold Faceted Peridot Belly Ring

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14K Yellow Gold Cabochon Amethyst Belly Ring

Price: 212.5
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14K White Gold Cabochon Amethyst Belly Ring

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14K White Gold Dangling Hearts Belly Ring

Price: 307.5
Retail Price: 415.13

14K White Gold Faceted Amethyst Belly Ring

Price: 212.5
Retail Price: 286.88

14K Yellow Gold Faceted Peridot Belly Ring

Price: 212.5
Retail Price: 286.88

14K Yellow Gold Cabochon Peridot Belly Ring

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14K White Gold Cabochon Peridot Belly Ring

Price: 212.5
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14K White Gold Dolphin Belly Ring

Price: 192.5
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Solid 14k White Gold Lizard Belly Ring

Price: 167.1
Retail Price: 375.98

14K Yellow Gold Faceted Amethyst Belly Ring

Price: 212.5
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Solid 14k White Gold Cubic Zirconia Flower Belly Ring

Price: 140.4
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Solid 14k Yellow Gold Zirconia Hollow Heart Belly Ring

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Solid 14k Yellow Gold CZ Flower Butterfly Belly Ring

Price: 243.36
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Solid 14k Yellow Gold Butterfly Teardrop Belly Ring

Price: 124.49
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H2ocean - Body Piercing Aftercare Spray 4oz

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Dr. Piercing's Piercing Aftercare Product - 36 swab pack

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Ashley July 20, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Soo.. I’m 13 and I got mine pierced on spring break(; which is probably like 2 or 3 monthes ago. My mom took me to this tattoo shop to get it done . And they did it with a hollow needle and clamps .It didn’t hurt till after it was done .. And the pain wasn’t like a “hurt” it was like sore.. And it didn’t feel too good when I Bent over or someone hit me in the stomach.. I’m on a competition cheer squad.. And stunting and tumbling was harder for a little while. As soon as people found out I had it at school. Everyone would off up my shirt .. Or ask to see it .. And almost all the guys who saw it wanted to touch it ._.

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Laura December 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Hey my name is Laura and I am 13. I convinced my mum to let me get my bellybuttontton pierced by reminding her of the fact that it was hidden and I made a deal that I would improve my grades. I am getting it pierced sometime this week. Apparently it doesn’t hurt after watching lots of YouTube videos they all say that ears are worse O.o lol but anyway I’m not scared or anything it’s just I am going to the beach in a month and I was just wondering is it enough time for it to heal? I don’t think my mum would get me any waterproof tape but I would wash it with saline solution straight after? Is this ok? Or should I wait cause of all the bacteria in the ocean or not go swimming? 1 month left. Please email me snoobits.99@gmail.com :) thanks

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donold October 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm

i hate this belly ring

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Crystal October 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Hey(: I got mine done for my sixteenth bday and I love it(: I was dumb tho bcuz I didn’t get it done professionally -.- ..I don’t kno why ur not spose to soak ur belly piercin after u get it? So if someone could drop me an email bout that thank you bcuz I went swimmin a few hrs after she done mine and nothin happened?..but. I kept it clean and it didn’t get infected(: when my friend done it she tried to put the ring I had given her thro and it didn’t fit bcuz it was swollen so we found a smaller gauge and a few weeks later we gauged it up to the normal size, that is the only part that hurt! I use stainless steel bcuz I’m allergic to the nickle in metal and as I got more rigs I change it often and I do regret changein it bcuz it took sooo long to heal but its all healed up now and I can even wear dangly rings(: …. yes it was red, swollen and tender for the first few days but that went away and it did get crusty but cleaming it took care of that … advice..umm..get it done proessionally!! Its not that much! The only reason I didn’t is bcuz my parents didn’t want me to have it .. keep it clean!! Also the most important..don’t change it too early!!

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jasmine July 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm

this is what i think about this page it needs more jewlery

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samantha July 17, 2012 at 9:29 am

anyone tell me how much it cost please:)

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samantha July 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

Im 15 and i wan my belly button done really bad and i have a friend too and she wants hers done too for her birthday and i want mine done when she gets hers done and she needs to know how much it is :)

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Lauren July 13, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I got my belly button pierced 3 weeks ago and last week i suffered an allergic reaction, i had no idea what i was having this reaction to though. After 4 days of doctors and hospitals i found out i was allergic to nickle and had to take it out :( I miss it like mad now but the doctor told me not to get it redone but i REALLY want it back. I was wondering what kind of bar i should get when getting it redone?

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bianca santos June 22, 2012 at 10:11 am

i got my belly button pierced 2 weeks ago i seen pus and my dumself squeezed it out seen this like piece of skin and peeled it off ugh ! so now i can see my belly ring and i fear its going to fall out ! ;_( i have saline soultion and dial soap to clean it but ijust want my skin back !! what can i do ? i wanna put neosporin on it but thats bad isnt it ?

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Jemma June 12, 2012 at 6:05 am

I got my belly botton done and I can’t get the old bar out and it needs changed how will I get it out xxxx

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Sandy June 4, 2012 at 4:28 am

I got my belly piercing for my 14th birthday, I went to the shop where they do it and picked out a light blue one. of course they cleaned the area and everything, he made a dot to show where it would be and I like the place, I had to lay down and breathe in deeply and then out slowly and that is when he pierced me, it didn’t hurt at all. it was uncomfortable but mine didn’t hurt, and once you have it you have it right :P. then he told me how to keep it clean blah blah, I was really happy! my bar was surgical steel and I didn’t get any infection always when i have a wound it gets kinda swollen so it was swollen a few weeks after and it had skin that was peeling but that just meant that it was healing very well. I do not recommend wearing heavy dangles for very long as your piercing hole will sag. I got mine in Spring so I wouldn’t be too tempted to swim :P as it was healing. mine took about 9 months to fully heal, once mine was in for 3 months + i changed it with no horrors it was perfectly fine and the place is just numb like you don’t feel pain changing it :) Thank you for reading.

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Celena May 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

okay i have had my belly button done along with my ears and lip. with with my lip and ears they have both got really infected i have tried many different kinds of ear rings and lip rings and it never fails for it to get infected. with my belly ring i had it for a while and my skin where it was pierced died and fell off and the belly ring fell out. and i kept it very clean i have heard from many people that i should try to get a ring made out of bone or organic would this solve my problem or am i just never going to be able to keep any body jewelry??

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Cheap Toms May 31, 2012 at 2:44 am

Choose 14k gold or higher when buying yellow gold, or choose nickel- free white gold. Gold rings are durable, safe and extremely stylish. Our range starts at $29.99 and there is free worldwide delivery.

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Shelia May 25, 2012 at 2:55 am

You just have to know which materials don’t react against body tissues and allow your navel piercing heal quickly.

Below I’ve listed the best options for first time belly

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Kate April 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Hi. I just got my belly button pierced and i feel like its a bit crooked… I’m too poor to get it re pierced, so is their a way that I can somehow migrate it to the right spot? Thanks.

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Read Me!!!!!!! April 18, 2012 at 10:37 am

Hiii, iam 12 my mom hates piercings so does my dad i asked nicely for a belly piercing they said NO NO NO i felt sooooo sad and watched utube videos of people getting it done belly piercings caught my eye its just so pretty and then one night i was talking to my mum and we were talkin bout high school and how my grades are going i said good (bad at maths) Then it kinda went to the one thing to the other ” MOM could i have a belly ring
Pleassse!!” she said yes only if i improve on maths I was like yeah.

so iam lucky to have a piercingSHAME to other people

Suckers!!

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Lauren August 12, 2014 at 9:24 pm

You’re 12 it’s not like you need a belly button piercing.

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Eternity Diane April 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Hey ! I got my peircing two days ago secretly, it doesnt hurt at all. Like Im trying out for cheer & i can still stretch perfectly fine, its just a little sore. I dont have any crust or anything yet, but i clean it twice a day . It just hurts if I lay on it, or touch it, But i mean, i barely got it . It hasnt healed obviously, but what are some things I SHOULD NOT do?

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Lolly March 20, 2012 at 2:41 am

hey when is the best time of the year to get it done?and where is the safest place to get it done? oh and also what steel should I use because I am allergic to silver like the cheap ones you get in shops well I can’t wear it in my ears.

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Lolly March 20, 2012 at 2:40 am

Hey hey when is the best time of the year to get it done?and where is the safest place to get it done? oh and also what steel should I use because I am allergic to silver like the cheap ones you get in shops well I can’t wear it in my ears.

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Lolly March 20, 2012 at 2:39 am

Hey hey when is the best time of the year to get it done?and where is the safest place to get it done? oh and also what steel should I use because I am allergic to silver like the cheap ones you get in shops well I can’t wear it in my ears anyway and how do I stop it from getting infected if it does would it just. Be easy to go to a doctor.?

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Amber March 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I got mine done almost a year ago when i was 15 and i’m now going on 16 . It doesn’t hurt when it’s first pierced. My cartilage on my ear hurt worse than my belly. I would recommend waiting at least 6 weeks before changing the belly ring. When I got mine done I waited 2 weeks and I now regret not waiting longer. It still hasn’t healed yet. You can’t soak your belly ring in water for at least 6 weeks I think, it does something to the tissue. I love dangle belly rings that’s what I have in now, I would recommend waiting till the piercing fully heals then put in a dangle belly ring. I went to a tattoo shop and it costed $15 to get mine done. They have different prices for different belly rings. Your suppose to wash the piercing every time you take a shower with mild soap. They will tell you all this when you go to a professional to get your belly pierced. Ex: When to change it. How long to wait to go swimming or soak your belly ring. What to use when to clean it… You can always ask questions before they pierce it. If you want to get it done and your parents say no, try saying its better than my tongue, a tattoo, or something else. I don’t see anything wrong with having your belly button pierced, everyone now a days is getting it done. Salt water, Peroxide, and mild soap are the best things to use to clean your belly ring. I hope that my advice helped.

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Mackenzie February 27, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Hey , I’m 14 and my mom pierced my belly-button 2 nights ago. I find it looks okay , but she took too much skin when she pierced it , is that okay ? or will it lead to anything bad? Also, when will my bellybutton stop being sore? It’s a little tender , and inflamed now, when will that go down? What should I do to keep it from getting infected? Please help.

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Mariah February 25, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Hi I got my belly done on 2/11/12 and I was wondering if it’s normal for me to put my finger between the skin and I can feel the barbell…???

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jkrmr3 February 18, 2012 at 9:40 am

Is surgical steel a good first time metal for piercing?

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brittany February 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm

i want mine dun but my mom sadi she is going to think anout it but i know she dont want tooo we was wonderin if she dose let me were could i go and how much will it cost

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Lacey January 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm

hey…I’m 14 years old and I want to get my belly piercing done by now (in winter)…well my mum say’s it’s the best to do it in spring…
Is she right?

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Marissa December 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I pierce ears, but i’m looking to expand, i already have most of the supplies and know the general information and safety needed to do piercings. the only thing i don’t know is where to get the sterile jewelry, and what length the bars need to be for the swelling and initial piercing..Im also asking since i want to pierce myself..

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Brittany November 29, 2011 at 5:16 pm

He couldn’t open the first hole because of the scar tissue. If you give it enough time for the swelling to go down, then maybe the sinking will go away. If not then go to your piercing. There probably isn’t anything he/she could do. I haven’t had problems with either my top or bottom belly ring. But I hope this helps.

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Lexy November 26, 2011 at 10:02 pm

My belly button piercing had closed and I got it reclosed and the person pierced it down more because he said he can’t reopen the first hole…so I cannot see the metal bar because there is too much skin and the top ball is sinking in my skin idk if its because its swollen but its hurts all day and I’m wondering wat to do plz answer as soon as possible

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lexy October 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm

hi i would rlly like to get my belly pierced .. would yu suggest for me to do it myself or have a friend do it for me ? and what type of belly ring is the best to use for the first time ? and how much would it be ?

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Nikiesha September 27, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Heyy, im getting my belly done on the 6th of October…
i’ve done research but, how long roughly til u can change the bar??
and can u still go swimming??

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anonymous August 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

ok… im 12 and i rllllly want a belly peircing rlllly bad but my mom says no cuz shes 1 of those annoying goody 2 shoes type ppl… so how do i persuade her to let me???????????????????? any ideas? also does it hurt bad? i got my ear lobe peirced a couple years ago and that jus felt lik a beesting so how bad is this compared to that???? also also< how much does it typically cost if u get it done at a proffesionall place 2 hav it done? also also also (lol) what are the chances of it getting infected? when i got my lobe peirced it started to get crusty and bled a little but it wasnt that bad, so does that increase my chances of infecton? and should i wait till i get older to do it so it doesnt strech er whatever? PLZ HELPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plz email me its easier!!!!!!!!!

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alyssa August 26, 2011 at 6:28 pm

i got my bellybutton pierced a month ago and i was looking up online when i can change it. i personally think i should be able to change it now since it has been healed for over a week and hasn’t been in any pain, even when i bump it or pull on it by accident, or on purpose. it’s not swollen at all or red or any of that jazz. i think it’s good and other places online said they changed it early and there were no problems… but my dad (i’m sixteen btw)being the jerk he is, is now making me wait for three months.. ignoring my dad’s opinion, do you think i can change it now?

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Adrianna August 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Im going to get my belly button pierced here in a couple weeks and was wondering if I got the bioplast ring and change the balls to a one that are not bioplast, what would be the effect if any?

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Hannah August 7, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Heyy , i got my belly button pierced like three days ago & it hurts when i bend over & stretch. & its kind of red at the top. Its also tender after i use a qtip to clean the little crust. I just wanted to know if this is normal or a start of infection? Please email me back. Thank you. (:

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Caitlyn July 24, 2011 at 6:41 pm

I’m going to get my belly button done on Tuesday & I was wondering if a hoop or bar is better? Just email me. Thanks.

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Kymberli July 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

hi , i just got my belly button peirced about three days ago and i had a scar on my belly buttn and she peirced through it and its a little inflamed it dosnt hurt but just a little concerned , and can i change it ?

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Lizzie July 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I was wondering what the size of the needle is (the guage size). please drop be an email because I most likely won’t be back on this site for a while. thank you.

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Becky July 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm

i’m hopefully going to get my belly button pierced soon but i’m panicking real bad:/ and i have questions :L would it be cheaper to buy the belly bar yourself and take it to the piercer? i would love as much information as is possible pleasee?:D could you e-mail me?(:
much apprechiated (:

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Makayla July 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I got myne done wene I turned 13 so.. And imalmost 14 now

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Charlene July 7, 2011 at 8:35 am

Hey yall.
I’m 15 and had my belly done be fore. But i took it out for too long and it closed. I have everything I need tp pierce it again but I dont have clamps. I know where to pierce it cause tjere is stil marks from my other one . So I was wonderin if clamps are necessary ??

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Tiapet June 30, 2011 at 4:16 pm

My 14 year old wants to get her belly button pierced and I do not agree with it, How can I convince her that she is too young?

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chloe June 25, 2011 at 12:20 am

i got mine done ages ago and i was wondering if i have to have a parent with me to buy another belly ring with me or i can just go by myself ??

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Destiiny June 10, 2011 at 7:43 am

Hii Im Getting My Belly Button Pierced Secretly and firstly going to wear a clear navel-piercing retainer but im going on holiday like 3 weeks after that and i would like to change the jellerwy would it be possible(i would go to the studio to ask them to put it in)

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admin June 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Belly button piercing usually take 3-9 months to heal so it wouldn’t be a good idea to try changing it after 3 wks!

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Erica June 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I am planning to get my belly button pierced and i was wondering if for a first time ring there is a certain shape it has to be and if sterling sliver would be an okay metal to use?

Please email me with help.

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Kay May 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm

i just got my tummy pierced last week and now the top and bottom hole are both surrounded by dark maroon red circles. Also this stuff comes out when i squeeze it but it isnt exactly pus. I have read up on the subject and i think that it is either bc my ring is surgical steel and im allergic to the nickel in it or because its a dangly one and its too heavy. What do you think? could it be infected? if it is infected, should i take it out because i read that doing so can form an absess or whatever its called?

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Caitlyn May 20, 2011 at 3:05 am

Hi! I had my belly pierced 3 years ago and I messed up. I was 15 at the time and i loved to touch it and i didn’t care about what i did. Needless to say, I now have a small scar where the piercing was. The scar tissue doesn’t hurt anymore at all. When I had my belly pierced, the guy told me that my belly button is crooked and he had to pierce it a certain way. I took really good care of it, or what I thought was really good care. I have decided that I want to get it re pierced. I think that the steel bar they used last time is what caused an infection and I was wondering if I should go with titanium instead? Oh, and would it be a better idea to go to a doctor to get it done because I think they would sterilize the titanium bar that I bring, or should I just go ahead and go to a tattoo and piercing salon? I’m sorry for all the questions that you have obviously already answered! I just want to be sure before I mess up again! Thanks :)

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Wen May 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I got my belly button pierced 3 years ago and there is one thing that fed me up. My pierced skin is just so thin and thus bar ring could only be my choice.
I worry that it will split if i put on a too heavy ring.
Will the piercing hole closed up if I take out my ring and leave it for some time??
Having an idea of piercing for 2nd time. Or will there be some other solutions else??

Besides, I’m wondering why my belly rings often turn to be red in color in some parts. I think my belly rings are made by steel..

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leah May 8, 2011 at 7:45 pm

i went to 2 piercing places and one said i couldnt get it cuz i was 14 and a muscle grows when ur 15 and u cant get it till then…but then the other one said u can get it when ur 14. should i just wait and get it when im 15 or is it okay to just get it now?

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Ericka April 26, 2011 at 7:04 pm

how do I now if my naval piercing has heal .I got it pierce 4/17/11

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Ericka April 26, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Hey ! I have gotten my navel pierce on 4/17/11 and I was wondering is it’s safe to change the ring .Also is it’s safe to lay on my stomach.lastly is it safe to swim in a pool now.

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Sarah April 23, 2011 at 7:15 pm

I need some advice on persuading parents to let me get it done

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Sarah April 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Um…. I perced my own belly button but it didnt work and it didnt go all the way in i really badly want it done and i dont have any treatment for it or belly button rings so i decided to leave it but my mum doesnt know i did it and it left a HUGE scar when will it go away

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Lakyn April 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I have wanted a belly button piercing since I was 8 and saw my 15 year old cousin with one.I’m 13 now and today I have spent all day on my laptop looking at different rings and sites about infections and how-to stuff,,and I have a couple of questions if someone could help please,Is it better to get a bioflex or 316L stainless steal?Will the piercer let me use a bioflex ring for my first piercing?Do they rip out easily?(only reason im asking is because we are going behind my dads back to get it done and my brother told my dad and he says if he catches me with one he will rip it out),and is it true that in the shower you have to turn it completely around,And what does it mean if they are UV rings??
Someone please help!!Thanks!!

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Kayla March 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

So i just got my navel pierced about a week ago. its still a little red and sore, but only hurts when im at work. i have been able to sleep on it for the past couple of nites without any problems, and when im home i dont even notice its there. they pierced it and put in a captive bead ring, that i dont care for, how much longer would you suggest before i change it to the ring i bought? i clean it once a day with dial soap, rinse it 3-6 times a day with h2ocean, and do the salt water soaks atleast once a day…does that mean that maybe i’ll be able to change the ring sooner?

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Kenya February 25, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I am thinking of getting my navel pierced, however…I am pudgy/chubby-specially in my tummy area. Does that make me unable to get one?

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nooki February 24, 2011 at 12:04 am

is it okay to ware a dangly belly ring when you first get your belly peirced

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admin February 24, 2011 at 1:52 am

The ring itself is no problem! Just take care not to catch it when undressing, playing sports etc.

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nakita February 23, 2011 at 11:37 am

Okaiee I need help im 11 and me and sum of my mates peirced our belly buttons yesterday and ive peirced my self millions of times before but I sterilised my needle before I done it and wore gloves and the needle went the whole way through and wen I woke up this mornin the top hole is al white and red I think its swollen up to is it infected if so wat wil I do wil u email me the answer or something x x

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anna February 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm

what belly button ring do i need to go swimming

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Ms Esther February 14, 2011 at 1:59 am

I’m 21 andi eill be getting my belly pierced i want to know the specific intruction on cleaning my belly piercing what products i should buy and also can i clean in in the shower? how to dry it when i’m finish can i dry with a towel?

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Sierra February 13, 2011 at 8:31 am

Ok… I sall sone qustions and I lm going to ancer them ok…. The cost for this whould be around $45, u have to be 18 to get it done with out parent consent but if ur parent or parents take u and ur 18 and u have them sight a parent consent form you can get it done,it will NOT strech the skin if you play sports/dance/cheer/softball/ basketball/track/inc., So my best advise is if u see it, like it, get it!

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Maiken January 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Why shouldn’t I pierce my own bellybutton? I know it will get infected easier but if I sterilize it and pierce it in the right place then I’ll be alright. Well what I’m saying is why is the risk of getting an infection higher than if I get it done?

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Maiken January 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Why shouldn’t I pierce my own bellybutton? I know it will get infected easier but if I sterilize it and pierce it in the right place then I’ll be alright. Right?

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Angeles December 30, 2010 at 12:03 am

Hello, so i got my belly pierced about 6 days ago and i’ve cleaned it with salt water 5 times a day (like my piercer told me to) and well.. Around the top hole it’s gotten red and my friend said it’s normal but i really don’t know.. If it’s infected i CAN’T tell my parents and i also can’t go to the Doc. Do you think it’s infected? How should i treat it if so??

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Kamani December 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm

I wish to have my navel piercing in my next B’day.

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claire November 27, 2010 at 9:40 am

heeey! i am 13years old and am goin to have my belly button done todaY so i wanna no liaaake what belly bar is the best for me as i do break dancing street dance and cheerleading not just that i also do horse riding (i have my own horses hehe) it’s liaaake scaring me because i dont wanna strech my skin from dancing with my belly bar in but i want one that is liaake fashionable because im always on the beach in my bikini in the summer as i live in miami :) ta xxx

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Kayla October 9, 2010 at 11:33 am

hey i just wanted to know if it would be a gud idea to get my belly button pierced again because the first time it closed up & left a mark but its not so bad and i really want it done again! will it hurt more since i already had it done & to make sure it heals gud this time i was thinkin about getting a bio ring and changing it as soon as i get it done or could the peircing people do that? o does anyone know if merderma would work on a belly button scar? help help help! want my belly button done in like 2 weeks! thanks ;-)

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Caitlin September 12, 2010 at 11:51 pm

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Caitlin September 12, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Okay I have had my belly button peirced for a little over three months. & I changed after two months. After that it showed irration and red and it would puss all time. I cleaned it everynight. Well it got seemingly better after, and a few hours ago i changed it to the orginal peircing ring they gave me. weeeell here is where i waas trying to use a new cleaning method by taking the ring out and when i did all this blood and puss spoud out and i would sqeeze it and seemed like it would never end. it was comming out of the top and bottom hole. soo i soaked it in salt water and my belly ring and im not sure if it means it was infected. It’s never done that before. and it wasnt a green color of pus. i dont know whats the hell is wrong with it and i would really appericate some help cause google is like not helping at all!

-Thankss! (Sorry about the disgusting details i said i just thought i would help)

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River August 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Im supposed to be getting my bellybutton pierced really soon- but i just remembered that im allergic to metal! what should i do?
and whats the cheapest way to do it?(:
drop me an email asap! thanks!

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River August 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Im supposed to be getting my bellybutton pierced really soon- but i just remembered that im allergic to metal! what should i do?
and whats the cheapest way to do it?(:
drop me an email asap! thanks!

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Sky August 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

Hi, I’m curious about the standard length of a navel piercing. I’ve searched a lot of websites but they only show the “length”(which is the gauge of the jewellery). So could you please email me back?

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Sarah August 11, 2010 at 10:07 am

ok I got mine pierced July 7, 2010 and it’s been a month, i really wanna change it. heres my issue, about a week ago when i clean it this yellowish stuff came out of it. one of the piercers said that it might do that, do im not to worried about it. (it’s a yellow whiteish color) anyway i think i’ve been irratating it, becasue it got a little red, but it goes away, but it started to bleed a little like not a noticable amount but like a little spot. so what should i do?

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Rebekkah August 5, 2010 at 8:18 pm

hello i got my bellybutton pierced in march and it was doing good but have always been red but i changed rings and now on top in front the skin looks real thin you can see the bar through it it im scared its gonna go straight through and rip it the skin so then it wont hold the ring in place what do i do?

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Marissa August 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I was wondering how long to wait to change your belly button after you get it priced?
I got it done July 8, 2010. & I am unsure how long to wait. I haven’t changed it yet, i keep it clean every day it looks healthy!
Could you please e-mail me backk :) ?
thankss!

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Marissa August 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I was wondering how long I should wait to change my belly button ring?
I got it done July 8, 2010
Would you mind sending me an email?
thanks :)

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TAY July 23, 2010 at 10:58 am

i am 12 years old i am really responsible i want a belly button ring so bad i think they are verry fashinuz i able and i cant wait till im 13 cuz i want it so bad i want to know how to convince my mom. what does my mom have to do to get it for me. can i do it in masssachusetts. and what is the cheapest cost!( nice quality)

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Ana July 21, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Hi, I’ve had my belly buttom pierced already but it felt. It’s really hard to explain, but although I took very good care of it ( they used a metal ring, the guy who did it told me he couldn’t put one I brought, i guess cuz he certifies that his piercings are clean) anyways, he told me to move it as much as i could so it woulnd’t stick! however during a year my piercing got more to the front each time, leaving it with little skin to hold until it & felt by its own (& it did not hurt at all, i didn’t even noticed) my belly buttom is fine. But I want to have it done again, I have a gold piercing now, and I would want them to use that one. However, is it true that for the first piercing it should be a ring? & after I get it done, I’m going on a trip a week after to an island, can I get it done now or should I wait after the trip? please answer as soon as possible scince I have 3 days to think about it! in order to give it a week before going to my trip. thanks!

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Veronica July 13, 2010 at 9:46 am

Paula: They sell clear plastic navel retainers to keep the piercing open.

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Carmella July 11, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Hey, I got my belly button pierced 3 weeks ago. It is really pink around the hole and it has a little bump around it too. Then it has a lighter pink that looks like a rash around it. Is it proper healing? Or is it infected? Or am I allergic to it?

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Chris July 10, 2010 at 6:14 am

I’ve had my belly pierced for well over 3 years now. I decided to put in a different ring which was stainless steel. I got a bit of a lump and red spot on the inside of my belly button where the ring comes down through. no puss or anything, would you say i could be allergic to the metal it was made from? I am not sure what the other one was made from, but I put it back in last night and its not as painful to touch this morning.

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Elle July 8, 2010 at 9:42 pm

I was thinking about getting my belly button pierced for my 14th bday. I was wondering if i get it pierced would i be able to swim afterwards? Also do u have any good piercing places in Kittanning, PA?
P.S please email back really soon. thanks

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Paula July 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm

My daughter has her belly button pierced about 4 months ago. She is now a cheer leader and told she has to take it out for practices and also games. Games are 4 hours long and she is afraid it will close, is there anything that is non metal that she might be able to use?

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Destiny Farris July 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Is it a good idea to get my belly button pierced if in about 2 weeks I’ll be cheering and stunting?

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Alyssa Lynn June 26, 2010 at 3:03 pm

and Billy, no its not really normal or non-gay for a guy to get their belly button pierced

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Alyssa Lynn June 26, 2010 at 3:02 pm

I am getting my belly button pierced in a couple of weeks and I am so excited!!! I am getting a purple stainless steel one. The diamond and ball is purple. I cannot wait, I am 15 by the way. I cant wait to go to Catalina and show it off in my new bikini!!!!!!

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Billy June 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Is it normal for guy’s to pierce their belly button’s?

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ashlee June 22, 2010 at 9:26 am

HEY umm i was wondering, im gettin my belly button pierced in a few weeks and im 14. i heard that if you get it done too young and you grow that it will stretch your skin or your belly button and make your piercing reject or migrate and leave baaad scarring. is that true??? am i too young? and IF so, would waiting until i turn 15 make a difference? anyone who knows the truth about this PLEASE answer! thanks…

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Kim June 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Hii, I just got my belly button pierced like 4 days ago and i had a few questions that i hope can get answered! Its still a little sore when i move and stuff and im very active, i love my sports and i workout like crazy! When will i be able to do ab workouts and any other workouts? Also, i can feel the bar through my skin and i was wondering if that was normal..and if it was is it possible for it to tear/split? …like i said i love to workout and stay fit but i really dont want my belly button to tear open! any advice for me? If this is any help i got a stainless steel barbell, but its not a plain one.
please help me! Thankss!

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kalee June 17, 2010 at 9:55 am

i just got my belly button pierced yesterday and i am allergic to nickel so i got sergical steel is that a good choice? and i use the spray cleaner stuff three times a day do i need to wash it with soapy water on top of that ?

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victoria June 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm

okay so i just took my belly ring out for the first time and it bled a little but it doesnt hurt at all and its been about a month to a month and a half since ive had it peirced…does that mean that its infected or is that normal?

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cristy June 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm

i with to girls or woman.age 18 to29. i like to get my puss cat past. i am a.w.f.age 34 in chatt.tn

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hannah May 31, 2010 at 11:32 am

hi ive had my belly button peirced and im going to change it for the first time. the bar im going to change it to is 80%metal 10%glass and 10%epoxy. will that bar be okay? help me quick.

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Lisa May 28, 2010 at 11:02 am

Hi everyone, I’m 12 and I want to get my belly button done over this summer so it will have time to heal. Both my parent are fine with it but the only problem is that every place I’ve gone too says that in Tucson Arizona you have to be at least 14 with a parent, I was thinking about doing it myself…please help me with any information about places that would do it for me while I’m 12 or advice on doing it myself.
Thank you

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melisa May 16, 2010 at 1:24 am

hi, why did i have piercing migration and if i should pierce my navel back what would be the best ring to use?

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T.t May 15, 2010 at 7:13 pm

I want to get my belly peiced on my birthday next month, and i wanted to know can i continue to take baths with a new belly peicing?

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Leslie April 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Hiya! I’m turning 18 in September and I’m pretty sure I’m gonna get my belly pierced as part of the celebration. I have a couple of rings picked out that I really like, but I want to know if you have to get a standard ring first and switch out later on after the piercing has healed.

Also is surgical steel safe for the initial deed or should I opt for Stainless or Titanium. I don’t think I’m allergic to any metals.

If you could drop me an email that would be awesome! :D

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Kaylawayla411 April 20, 2010 at 2:02 pm

if i was to go with the Bioplast first and then change it to a belly bar who that infect or would one be bigger then the other so it would hurt

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Kaylawayla411 April 20, 2010 at 1:54 pm

so one is more expensive then another do they both feel the same?

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Kaylawayla411 April 20, 2010 at 11:06 am

if i get a bioplast navel ring can i change to a Belly bar afterwards or not would it hurt?

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admin April 20, 2010 at 11:59 am

you can change as soon as the piercing wound is healed. Changing shouldn’t hurt at all.

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Kaylawayla411 April 20, 2010 at 10:57 am

what would you recomend for the first time getting it done….i only have my ears done and im scared

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admin April 20, 2010 at 12:02 pm

bioplast, gold thats 14k or above, high grade stainless steel or titanium are perfect. If you have money, definitely go for gold! If not, go for bioplast, titanium or stainless steel in that order. The piercing is just a pinch – there’s nothing to be scared of.

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Kaylawayla411 April 20, 2010 at 10:56 am

im getting my belly button pierced and im scared witch one would hurt less or do all the rings fell the same?

thanks

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ALEIDA April 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm

PLEASE WRITE BACK
I got my belly done by my sis on march 8 2010 and we had everything to keep it clean…… A month later it turns dark around the hole there’s is no pain at all not even when touched I always get hit there by my friends and my brother always punches me there to and they don’t know I have it and it doesn’t when they hit me there….. I clean it with sea salt twice a day for 5 min and the ring is stainless steel what should I do…I’m thinkin of changing ring to the flexible one but then again I don’t know much…. What do you think Robert??? What do you thing is up with my pericing???
PS: my parents don’t know and i’m planing to tell them when It look fine and healthy and when I turn 15 which is in 2 1/2 month PLEASE HELP AND CAN YOU E-MAIL
ME INSEAD CAUSE I WONT BE ABLE TO FIND THIS WEBSITE.. ; )

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jenni March 30, 2010 at 7:26 am

HELP WITH PARENTS
i think u should listern to ur parents, if they say i cant get it dont, u will have to wait untill ur 16! its not the end of the world. they are only wanting the best for you! if u are tring to persude them just tell pick an angle and sick with it, like u could say its not a big deal and its not gonna be forever, cos u can take it out and it will not look bad, u can always cover it up with tops! or it will help u feel better about urself. if they say u are not respecting urself, then say if u get it done u will be prouder of ur body and respect urself more! dont ever say u are getttin it for ur boyfried or because everyone else is doing it because if thats the reason its not rly good!
PAIN:weather it hurts or not depends on r thinkin, if u believe it is gonna to hurt u will think about it more and it will hurt more! if u rly want it done it will not matter how much it hurts!
ALERGIES if i think u might be or know u dont reack well if metals like me, why dont u just be sure and get a bioplast one!
ATFER CARE use the stuff they give u when u get it done!
DONT DO IT URSELF! RESEACH IT WELL!
IT WILL LOOK AMAZIN!

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Jennifer March 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm

hey im 16 and my mom or dad dont want me to get a belly button pericing my mom says that its not good for me becuz im allgeric to some metals but we dont know which ones…. so what should i do to convince her its ok ?

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vydalia March 16, 2010 at 6:38 pm

my mom said i could get mine through the easter break i swim for my school and i am wondering how long i have to wait to go swimming or do i even have to wait ???????????????????????
plz send me an email

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Jennifer March 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm

hey im 16 and my mom or dad dont want me to get a belly button pericing :( my mom says that its not good for me becuz im allgeric to some metals but we dont know which ones…. so what should i do to convince her its ok ?

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Lola March 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm

okay …….im 17 years old and i just get my belly ring done and it’s “PiNk “…..is that bad …………….oh yeah and will cocoa butter heal it faster if so how many day to it take to heal wit cocoa butter…………………..and how many days do it take to heal with sea salt ?

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admin March 12, 2010 at 2:53 am

‘Pink’ is normal for a new piercing. Follow the cleaning instructions on this this Piercing Aftercare post for the and your piercing will heal quickly. The article also gives approximate healing times.

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Dee March 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Im 16 and i really really really want my belly button pierced. I already told her that i old enough to get. That im not showing it to anyone.I looked up healing time, cost and all that and my mom still says no. I want my belly button pierced so bad that every time i talk about it or even look at this website i get in trouble.Please someone help me on how to talk her into leting me get one.

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valerie February 24, 2010 at 12:46 am

hi…. i goott my belly button pierced last month…. bestt thing i did…. my parents said i couldnt get it but i still did…they only yelled at me for like 2 mins that wass worth it!! if anyone is planing on getting it done i would tell u to go for it! it doesnt hurt at all!!! my biggest fear is needles but i got it done i didnt even cry… it heals in like 3 weeks if not faster depending on how well u clean it…. i cleaned my 3 times a day….another thing i did was i had my doctor check it out and he gave me some of his on treatment…. juss to make sure it was not infected….i really think that 1st think about it really well…and then go for it… when your in the room bring your ipod and take deep breaths and u wont even notice that its happping….

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seanan February 23, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Naww you need a parent or guardian to sign a form for youu :) xxx

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emmerson February 23, 2010 at 3:03 am

well my friend is only 11 and she has her belly button peirsed and her parents said no but she still got it done.i really want mine done but my parents say no and i was wondering if i could still get it done?

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sanan February 21, 2010 at 7:10 pm

it will cost £30.00 xxxxx

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Elexus February 15, 2010 at 3:35 am

im mean how much will it cost?

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Elexus February 15, 2010 at 3:31 am

im 13 and i want my belly button pierced how will it cost?

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Evie February 13, 2010 at 1:33 pm

SO I recently ( about 1 1/2 week ago) got my inverse navel pierced, and with my top navel piercing i can feel the jewelry through it but not as much as the bottom, is this normal and i cant see the jewelry through it and its 14 gauge. Kinda worried. thanks

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Tori February 6, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Hi,
Im eleven and im a bout to turn 12. I really want my belly button peirced because all the cheerleaders on my team have it done :/ Is there any way i can like talk my my mom into it before my birthday? also does it hurt and how much does it cost. And one more question when u are able to personalize your belly button ring do you think they have play boy ones?

Thanks(:

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Izzy January 20, 2010 at 12:39 pm

HI, okay so I am only 12 yrs old and was owndering if it actually feels like a sharp pinch? And I was wondering if you can change your belly rings to a bioplast one if you just got it pierced? Because my dad is very violent and thankfully he doesn’t live w/ my mom, so WHAT DO I DO?????? Please plaese please help me! I need to know!!!! B) B) B) B) B) B) B) B) B) <(") <(") <(")

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Candice Cross January 19, 2010 at 4:40 pm

can someone tell me how much do i need to doctor my belly a day? and am i suppose to use please email me and tell me at candice_loves_cameron1@yahoo.com

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Aimee January 14, 2010 at 6:36 pm

well im 12 turning 13 next month and wanted to get my belly pierced in like march!! My niece and i were goin to get it done together, and like i really want one but im really scared that its goin to hurt alot, and i hate pain. can i us numbing cream at my age and do u think it would hurt alot for my size and age? im pretty skinny and would prefer to us the cream, does the cream work?? should i get it done? :)

anyone plz answer my questions and tell me what you think!!! :D thank u everyone and i appretiate all the comments, also im really excited to read everyones comments and thoughts………………………………thank you again!!! :D

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nadi January 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm

hey guys i got a question:
my lobe piercing was healed quickly
and i really want to pierce my bellybutton ,but im afraid it doesnt heal so fast
that where bad because in sommer i often go swimm, is it good enough if i let it pierce in march/april???(sorry for my bad english im from other country :-) )

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William January 10, 2010 at 5:07 am

New piercings should not be exposed to water in pools, oceans or lakes until they are fully healed. This can take up to 3-6 months and often longer. Bacteria in the water can cause irritation and infections. There are waterproof patches available online or in your local pharmacy that will help in your situation.

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ruth January 5, 2010 at 5:52 am

HELP hey i got my piercing two weeks ago before going on holiday then i went swimming(i dint kno until now ok) at sun city (very public place) i felt my piercing was fully healed but then i kept accidentally hurting it( the pain!) and ive only been cleaning it with salt and water. it was swollen for a whyle but looks fine to me now but is sometimes itchy a little and puss ,and i think the belly ring i used is too short what should i do

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n January 3, 2010 at 10:11 am

hey i was thinking in getting my bellybutton pierced, but im allergic to silver and fke gold, actually i only wear gold because any other earrings made from other materials make my ears go red and get itchy….wat wouyld u recommend me?? bioplast, stainless stell or titanium????………….PLEASE email me and answer me back

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Marie January 2, 2010 at 2:39 pm

hey im planning to get my belly button peirced but i am unsure if i should wait intill the end of swim season. Im a diver so im in a pool everday and i also doing a lot of physical activeties. shouold i wait or will it be ok to go ahead and get it done?

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William January 3, 2010 at 6:19 am

Fresh piercings react badly to pool water. It would be best to wait until the end of the swim season. Bear in mind that it may take 3-6 months for the piercing to heal and the piercing should not be exposed to pool water until it has healed.

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Rachel December 31, 2009 at 2:22 pm

hey i was thinking in getting my bellybutton pierced, but im allergic to silver and fke gold, actually i only wear gold because any other earrings made from other materials make my ears go red and get itchy….wat wouyld u recommend me?? bioplast, stainless stell or titanium????………….PLEASE email me and answer me back :)

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Rachel December 31, 2009 at 2:18 pm

hey…im thinking about getting my bellybutton pierced…but im allergic to silver ang fake gold…usually i only wear gold earrings because any other material makes my ears get red and itchy….wat do u recommend me? bioplast, titanium or stainless steel????

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William January 2, 2010 at 12:25 pm

From my own experience, I find bioplast to be the most reliable for first-time piercings. Its cheap, comes in many styles, and it’s durable. If taken care of properly, bioplast will reduce healing time considerably, meaning the jewelry can be changed sooner.

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miya December 30, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I never got my free belly jewelry for telling my story!!!!!

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Pretty Gurl December 21, 2009 at 11:55 am

IS IT OK TO USE STRAIGHT PIN FOR YOUR NAVE PIERCING INSTEAD OF A CURVED RING?

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alicia December 21, 2009 at 3:06 am

ok so how long after getting ur belly pierced to u have to wait to go swimming in the beach
cause i got it disarvo and im suposed to be goin to the beach tomorrow will i still be able to swim with my patch cover thing on
xx

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William December 21, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Its advised that you don’t expose your piercing to sea water until it heals, and that can take several months. If the piercing is covered so its waterproofed then it should be OK. But take care – many coverings will peel off quickly so prolonged exposure in the water may be harmful.

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vydalia December 12, 2009 at 10:58 am

i really want my navel/belly pierced my moms say no i am to young but i said that some people younger than me have it. i am 14 and wondering how can i get her to change my mind

if i cant i will get my big brother to take me to get it keep it covered and after its healed show it

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Mad December 8, 2009 at 7:18 pm

what if you r swimming and you have a belly button but what if they don’t allow it

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Mad December 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm

what if you r swimming and they don’t allow swimming what do you do and what if you already have one and you r swimming

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Cristin November 29, 2009 at 11:27 pm

So i got my belly button piericed January of 09. For the most part it has heald up, but the redness has never gone away from the top hole, and the bottom hole i just nitcied has had a layer of rough/hard skin around it. It is also still sore. Im assuming this is not normal. How can i make the rednedd and rough skin go away? Will it ever stop being sore?

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William November 30, 2009 at 2:16 am

Follow these simple aftercare navel piercing aftercare instructions and you should be fine. Its not unusual to have issues for as long as you have. If you follow the advice given the pain should stop. If it doesnt, you should see a professional who will give you more detailed advice.

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Audrey. November 21, 2009 at 2:22 pm

i got my belly button pierced like the last week of feb. and i think its infected. like not badly. but whenever i wake up it has like crusted pus and blood. and when i clean it..sometimes it bleeds. not alot. but it still does. idk what to do. can you help me?

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William November 22, 2009 at 7:40 am

Hi Audrey,
If your piercing was OK up to now, it may be that your piercing has had some type of impact. It may be from exercise or moving while sleeping. An hard plastic, vented eye-patch is recommended for use if this is a possibility. And continue your normal cleaning process. Do not pick the crust with your fingernails and minimize the movement of the ring when cleaning. Click here if you need advice on normal cleaning procedure. If the bleeding persists or gets worse, contact a professional piercer who will help you further.

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abby November 8, 2009 at 10:31 pm

ok i am kind of young to want my belly piercied but i have wanted if for so long it took almost 3 years to talk my mom in to it i am going to get it done this tuesday i am nervous espically with my nana telling me if i do i wont be able to get pregnat later on in life and my mom even though she said yes is telling me even if i take good care of it it will still get infected {true-false?} anyways i am still trying to decide what to get for a ring im in jr high so for this quarter i dont have gym but when i do will it get infeted if sweat goes into it?? i want to have ring that is flexible and wont give me a allergic reaction want anwser my questions feel free oh and wat should i use to clean it i heard peroxide is bad and triple antibitoc ontiment is2 so wat do i use oh and any tips for nervousness anwser me back here or email me at bubblegumabby3@yahoo.com thanx abby

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Cat October 27, 2009 at 2:49 am

Short Version: Had a Pancreas transplant, my stomach doesn’t exactually look bad, but it doesn’t match up because they cut through my belly button. It’s healed, and I’m considering getting mine pierced, except my transplant failed and I’m going to be getting another one. Few questions…. I thought I would ask here first, before I consult my team.

1. I have a lot of scar tissue, how will this affect it?

2. How long before you can go swimming, take baths, basically suberge yourself in water? (Assuming it’s like staples you jut let the water run over it for some time, than eventually you can bathe in a bath/swim)

3. How about the Ocean/Lake V. a Pool?

4. When I get my unexpected call for surgery, will I be able to take it out so they can opperate?

5. How long does it take before it closes up? (I’m thinking it will with recovery)

Also, my stomach may not be perfect anymore, but I’m not out of shape, and I show my scar to anyone. I think having it pierced will make it prettier. :D

Thanks <3

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Robert October 27, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Hi there. I cant give you a straight answer about scar tissue because I havent seen it – any piercing studio will advise you on this. You wont be able to go swimming in pools, lakes or the sea until the piercing is healed. Belly piercings can take as little as 10 weeks to heal but can take up to 12 months-it’s individual. Piercings can be taken out but it’s not recommended until the piercing is healed. And piercings are pretty quick to close up. Some piercings can start to close up in 24 hrs. Hope this helps and really sorry to hear your transplant didnt work out. Hope all goes well second time.

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private October 10, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Im fourteen almost fifteen years old and my mom wont let me get mine done til im 16. I feel like im old enough to get it done, i really want it and im sure i want it done . But it really bothers me how all these eleven year old girls who are probaly in the fifth grade have their bellies done and the only thing i have pierced are my ears .

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Emily October 10, 2009 at 1:54 am

Hi, I’m 12 years old and I have my belly button pierced. I’m really scared about if something happens to it during P-E or something? Like someone kicks a ball at me and it rips out? Advice? Experience?
Thanks.

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Star October 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm

My friend is 11 years old and she litterally (no joke) has had her belly button pierced!! I saw it once in P.E.

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Colleen September 18, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Hello,

I got my belly button peirced 2 years ago. I did not have an initial infection but I did get one about a month later that went away after I washed it. Now the inside of my belly button is red and a layer of skin is missing. It itches alot and the skin will come off if I pick at it. The top hole is not infected but the bottom hole includes the redness, and it encircles just the outer part of the inside of my belly button, not the far back. I try to wash it with saline solution but it continues to be red. Is it infected, or do I need a different kind of ring? What should I do to help it heal? Thank you!

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Lisa September 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Hi (:
i just got my belly percied about 4 weeks ago but my titanuim bar fell out & i lost it & i bought a new one which is surgical steel but i dont think my wound is healed yet :- is this dangerous ?
let me know
thanks x

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Robert September 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Hi Lisa, if you havent inserted your new piercing yet read our section on changing a belly ring. If you have inserted it and you havent seen any inflammation or infection then youre ok!! Just follow your aftercare instructions an you should be fine. If you have any more questions feel free to post them on our forum and get advice from other Belly-Button-Rings-Guide members.

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faye September 1, 2009 at 2:03 pm

hi i got my belly pierce and i want 2 know if i’m suppose 2 take out the ring an clean it..

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Robert September 2, 2009 at 12:37 pm

The ring shouldnt be taken out to clean it. Just keep the area around the piercing clean. It could be very difficult to get the ring back in.

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vickie August 17, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Hey,

I had my belly button pierced for the second time, ths time my belly button itself is red….not the piercing, the actual belly button…could i be allergic to the titanium? I also use saline a couple times a day and use the dial soap?

Let me know…thanks Vickie

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Robert August 17, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Hi Vickie,

It is possible that you are allergic-some people are-i cant know for sure without seeing it. The best advice i can really give is to go back to your piercing shop and get advice…..its usually free!! In the meantime, just keep it clean…check out our article on Belly Button Cleaning and Aftercare near the bottom of the home page.

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traacccyy August 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Heey! :) Robby you have been doing such an amazing job answering everybody’s questions, I just wanna give props to yu because I’m sure yu calm a lot of panicking girls with their belly piercings (:

I’m getting mine pierced tomorrow! I also cannot let my parents find out that I am getting it done, and my question is: Some people say that yu shouldn’t use peroxide, bactine, h2ocean, and salt soaks (for piercings under the neck). But others say that sea salt soaks are a necessity. However others say that for belly piercings yu just need to use antibacterial soap to clean it. I have a pretty good idea that antibacterial soap is what yu should use.. but I’m confused with the h2ocean/sea salt soaks? Should I use it, or not? Can I use both the soap and the sea salt together?

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laura August 7, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Hi, i got my navel pierced twice, one last year n one this year, but both got rejected by my body. It was surgical steel barbell. I took good care of it n clean it according to their instructions: twice a day, when i wake up n before bed with the gentle soap they sold at the piercing place, and then 2x a week with sea salt solution. It didn’t get caught on anything, but both times they started moving towards the surface of the skin to the point that I had to take it out before it rips my skin.

What is the likeliness of me having a navel piercing again without being rejected by my body again? Is it because of the steel, i heard steel is still partly mixed with other metals, is that true? Another option i was given was titanium, is it better than surgical steel, or what other options are there for me?

Also, how come it looks like when i got my navel pierced both times, the skin that was holding it didn’t seem as wide as pictures of people with navel rings i find online? I don’t have a very-defined “flap” on the top part of my navel, but it’s still there, and i’m definitely an “innie”.

Please help :( thanks in advance!

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MARY August 3, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I just got my belly button pierced about 3 days ago and it looks crooked?? Is it because its swelling?? They also told me to clean it with soap and water and to apply neosporin 3 times a day for 4 days. Is this true??

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NicoleB July 27, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Okay so im 17, i got my belly button pierce april 13th, and its not july 27th. Whenever they peirced it i bled, but she said thats normal with some people. Its started to ooz later on, which also is what she said would happen. I changed the ring once exactly 3 months later. And it still oozes and bleeds every now and then?

is it infected? but it looks perfect normal, and its not irrating me.
It just bleeds adn oozes?

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Avi July 26, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Umm hi..I’ve had my navel pierced before in 2007 but my mum saw it and made me take it out so it has healed up..so now i want to re-pierce it again.. and my skin is sensitive so i can not use fake metals so which rings are the best for me to use and i s this a good idea to re-pierce it again or leave it alone?????

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Shanda July 26, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Hey i was wondering how long you are saposed to leave the ring in they put in before you change it to a differnet one? The guy at the tatoo place didnt tell me….

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a.j July 21, 2009 at 2:07 pm

liv
a belly button pierceing doesnt really hurt but thts only for some ppl some ppl say it hurts like hell but if u take good care of it itll be fine and yea i guess bioplast would be a good choice but if u go to the parlor and they use autoclave insted of sterlizing bad choice just walk right out

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Liv July 20, 2009 at 9:52 am

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Liv July 20, 2009 at 9:51 am

hi,
im 16 and getting my belly button done in 2 weeks. im really scared though.
ive read all these horror stories on them and im ready to back out of it. im just really scared that it will hurt or get infected. i really want a bioplast ring. is that a good choice for my first ring?if someone could give me a reponse that would be wonderful. feel free to email me (serious anwsers and someone who knows what their talking about only please)
thanks,
liv

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gillian July 15, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Hi, I’m going to get my naval pierced, I’m 15, and I don’t know if I should go to a place where they give you the hoop belly rings, or the most common ones? My mom’s making me get the hoop one, but I’d love to get the common ones, which is better for you?

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jasmine July 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

I JUST GOT MT TONUGE AND BELLY LIKE THREE DAYS AGE IM JUST PRAYIN NO BAD INFECTIONS COME ALONG

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Allison July 12, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Ok so I am gettingy belly button done this weekend but I an going to the guadelupe next week so should I wait to get I done because I want it done soooooooo…. Bad!
What would u do???
Please help
-Allison

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Sally July 12, 2009 at 12:15 pm

so i can’t figure out how to post a forum, but i do have some questions.
1. My friend told me i could use contact solution instead of buying saline solution, do they both do about the same thing?
2. I read on a website that you can use table salt instead of sea salt. Is that true?
3. I just got mine pierced about a week ago and I’m going to Las Vegas next week for a basketball tournament and was hoping to be able to go swimming at the hotel. I read in one of your posts that if the water has chlorine in it, then it should be fine after a week. But i just wanted to double check.
PLEASE REPLY SOON!
thanks

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yesenia July 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm

omg!!! idk iff i should get one….
men theyy look soo cute…

but i dont want it 2 get all ugly when my belly
get big when iam about to have a babyy…..?!

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george June 24, 2009 at 2:09 am

Is 18K RGP (Rolled Gold Plated) belly ring suitable ?

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Amy June 10, 2009 at 7:39 pm

okay so i got my ballybutton peirced on august 30 for my 15th birthday and i got it done laying down, it looked really good and everything and i waited till after christmas to but a barbell in becasue i didnt like the hoop. i cleened it with distilled water and sea salt and then used a disinfectant soap after that. i started noticing that the bar was showing alot and the peircing could easily be ripped out, the skin was getting really thin, it was liek it was pushing itself out. is this becasue i was allergic to the metal? if so, what could i put in it? my skin is verry sensitive to cheap jewlery..

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muneka June 7, 2009 at 10:33 pm

i have a piercing ive had it for a week and it has green things around it.but its like puss and then it looks like i used to have a blister on it you know the ring of skin??wat do i do

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Tashauna June 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

So I’m getting my belly button pierced for the second time in two weeks. Most places use surgical steel which HAS NICKEL IN IT & I’m allergic to nickel…that’s why I had to take it out the first time. I was going to bring in a gold plated belly ring for them to use because gold is one of the very few metals I can wear. Good idea or no?

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steph June 2, 2009 at 8:30 pm

how long should i wait to go in chlorine water? and i also hurd salt waters good for it. is that true?

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laylay504 June 1, 2009 at 4:24 pm

and your 1st ring should bhee a hoop stainless steel belly ring

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laylay504 June 1, 2009 at 4:23 pm

This is for everyone 1 time ah tried and ah pierced my own bellyring ah was so anxious and it rejected so the layers of my skin peeled but know ah recently got my belly pierced like May 13 and honestly its like already healed I cleaned it and it doesnt hurt anymore ah can lay on it and move it no bleeding or crust is coming out I was so like suprised because people says it takes 3 to 6 months but it really doesnt it depends on your skin if you have keloid most likely would get any but my skin is normal im used to getting marks and stuff and my belly is fine I want to change it cuz it isnt sore the only thing happens is when I get in the tub white stuff comes out but no pain should ah change it

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sally May 31, 2009 at 5:16 am

hi,hi
i got my first bellyring 2 days ago and now its itching is that because its healing or what?
please help

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Nayely May 27, 2009 at 10:35 pm

How long do you have to wait till you can change your belly button ring?? Does it turn dark around the hole and if it does what can i do about it??

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Vannessa May 27, 2009 at 12:33 am

DEAR DEBBIE!
there is a few things possible in your case
1.) you have been too young when you got it pierced
2.) youre body is rejecting it because its a foreign object and your belly button well sry but just cant be pierced
3.)you have bumped it around too much or havent taken good care of it
for help…talk to a professional …a different tattooist/piercist or possibly a doctor, GOOD LUCK! :)

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debbie May 26, 2009 at 1:17 pm

i`ve had my belly button pierced 3 times now and it seems to just grow out. what can i do

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jay May 24, 2009 at 6:21 pm

um…im so glad i found this website i got my bell button pierced on april 1,2009 and basically ive always had problems with my ear piercings turning black so ill have to put alcohol on their but i cant do that with my belly button so besides bioplast rings what can i put on my piercing to make it go away(the dark spot where my belly ring goes)

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Vannessa May 21, 2009 at 8:34 pm

I HAVE ANOTHER IMPORTANT QUESTION
thanks soooo much and i am 13 and i wanted to get my belly button pierced for my 14th bday (in like 2 1/2 months) but my mom said i have a lot of growing to do so would it be best to wait and get it pierced for my 15th bday insead??, because my belly button has changed a lot since i was younger and i reaaalllllyyyyyy dont want it rejecting or migrating PLEASE ANSWER SOON AND THANKS :)

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Robert May 20, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Hi Vanessa,

Both Bioplast and titanium are good for the first time piercings. The only thing – if you’ve active lifestyle you’re probably better off having the Bioplast ring as it’s flexible and allows for extra body movements during the healing process.

Rgds,

Robby

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Vannessa May 20, 2009 at 2:24 pm

I HAVE AN IMPORTANT QUESTION
i am hopefully getting my navel pierced for my b-day (ill b 14) and ive heard some bad and many good things about bioplast should i get my navel pierced and put a bioplast or titanium ring in it for the healing process??? PLEASE ANSWER SOON =) thankyou!

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Robert May 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Hi Tigerstripe,

There is a chance that you can get some parasite or something like that if swimming outdoors while the piercing is still fresh.

But if you’re diving in a pool (which is most likely the case, isn’t it?) – there’s chlorine added to the water and there shouldn’t be any bacteria in it.

http://body-jewelry-guide.com/body-piercing-infection.html

Rosemary – the piercing costs around 40$ plus the price of the belly ring.

Rgds,

Robby

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Rosemary May 17, 2009 at 2:55 pm

How much should a naval piercing cost?

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tigerstripe May 15, 2009 at 1:59 am

Hi robby and everyone else,
I have wanted to get my navel pierced for a long time and both my parents are completely fine with it. the only problem is that i am a spring-board diver and I’m in the water a lot. Would i be able to dive if i have it pierced?
please reply soon. Thank you,
Tigerstripe

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Brooke Fuller May 13, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Hi Robby,

I am planning on getting the underside of my naval pierced and was wondering what the differences are between the top and bottom piercings.

Thanks ever so much!

Please send to my email

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brittany May 11, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Hey Robby, you told me I should get a bioplast belly ring but I’m not sure if the studio I might get it done at allows you to bring your own belly rings. I was wondering if I should still go there or go somewhere else if they don’t let me use my own ring? I just don’t know if they could autoclave it if I brought my own thanks!

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Edward May 5, 2009 at 1:40 pm

hey girls I’m a guy and I did mine myself….dont worry the needle was sterile and everything, but I need to know how long does it usually stay sore…., and when does the pink go away around the hole……I have had mine for about 2 days now lol, and i just thought one of you might be able to help me out….also if you girls have and tricks as to cleaning it let me know….please respond via email its easier for me TY

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Adrianne May 4, 2009 at 3:33 pm

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Evie Zimora April 29, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Ladies, PLEASE!! Do not pierce your own belly button. Many people have successfully done it, but it can get seriously infected and more than likely reject, and that is much more painful then getting it pierced.
As for being active, when you have at least 2 weeks to take time off, that would be the time to get a navel piercing, unless you would rather get it possibly infected because of bacteria from sweat.
Also, for puss and other fluids coming out of your belly piercing, it is normal for up to about 5-6 months, for the black that’s around the holes, just take some salt water and a Q~tip and go carefully around it. Please feel free to E-mail me anytime <3

P.s. Ear cartilage piercings hurt more that belly piercings, but belly piercings hurt more than tongue piercings and Nipple piercings don’t hurt at all

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rose April 18, 2009 at 3:02 pm

I want to get my belly button pierced, obviously, im in the process of loosing weight i want to know what would happen to the skin if i got the peircing and starting gaining or loosing weight, and when i could go in the pool for summer..? thanks!

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stephanie April 18, 2009 at 2:56 am

do you need 2 piercings?
its a stupid question i know.
but i was just wondering do you even need the top one.
can you just have the one stud in the actual belly button?
everyone has 2 and i want one. but if u cant i guess ill have to do 2 but i just wanted to know (and would ask the piercer but im still sucking up to my parents so it may be awhile)) i just wanted to knwo beforehand.
ohh and im turning 14 by the way… hopefully its for my birthday :).
please email me

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Robert April 17, 2009 at 1:45 am

Hi Erica,

Looks like your piercing is infected, you should visit the piercer or your doctor and see how bad it is!

Kylor,

Sea salt soaks are the best option – you can buy a readily made solution in bottles or dilute sea salt with water. Read more about it here:
http://body-jewelry-guide.com/saline-solution-%E2%80%93-an-important-part-of-body-piercing-aftercare.html

Best wishes girls,

Robby ;-)

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Kylor April 7, 2009 at 5:18 pm

hey

im 15 and i got my belly button pierce by my sister…she has done it b4 and i trust her wid my life…she did a great job but my parents dont know…they really cant do anything about it now cuz its almost healed but do u have any idea of some cleaners that i can use that are cheap that can help me to not get an infection and have to tell my parents? if they find out they would kill me!

thanks Kylor

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Erica April 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I got my belly did last month and I can squeeze puff out of it is that normal or what and I also have the black spots on the top and bottom

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Robert March 31, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Hi Kelly,

I think you really should go back to them and get either Bioplast or PTFE in.

Ask what metal they inserted now and if it’s not surgical steel or titanium – that’s the reason for the tiny bumps, I think. If they say it’s nonsense – ditch them and go to another piercing studio!

Robby

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Kelly March 30, 2009 at 8:44 am

Okay .. well i just got my bottom part of my navel pierced on saturday [ it hurt more than the top one most definately ! )

I been took the top one out a few months ago and i got an infection just because my allergic reaction to a belly ring i changed it to [ one from Spencers, of the Playboy bunny, it wasnt dangly .. it was just the bunny as a substitute for the bottom ball ) …

anyways .. i think i have an allergic reaction to the regular bar that they pierce you with for the first time .. because im getting a couple, tiny bumps around the navel area and it is kinda, but not too much, itchy . it doesnt look bad but i am soo parinoid about it lol .

so my question is, is it okay to go back to my piercer and have them place a different type of ring in its place ? .. like bioplast ? .. or is it too early to change it at the moment ? … another thing : does bioplast contain latex ?

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Robert March 26, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Hi Tumz,

Common – be brave! :-)

You’ll get through it and if you don’t change the piercing too soon and clean it daily with saline solution – you should be fine!

So I’m wishing you luck – and you can submit your piercing story later on on this website here: http://www.belly-button-rings-guide.com/navel-piercing.html

Ciao! ;-)

To Destiny –

Usually it will take about 8 weeks for the fresh belly piercing to heal. It MAY take up to 7 months and can even start seeping fluid in a year’s time or so, but then you can neven be 100% certain about anything!

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Tumz March 25, 2009 at 11:42 am

Hey Robby!

I would like to get my belly pierced but I’m SOOOOO SCARED of getting some sort of infection! I recently pierced my tongue and I’m heading for 3 weeks with it. I thoght it would hurt really badly but I’m just lucky I guess. (It didn’t hurt so much and now I’m great) Anyway, PLEASE WISH ME LUCK!! I’m so nervous and scared…it ain’t even funny.

Ciao…

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sharonda March 25, 2009 at 10:22 am

how much is it to get your belly done and im 13 and i am kinda scared so can any body tell me if it hurts or not

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private March 23, 2009 at 5:09 pm

No offense, but most of you in here who have to ask: “how do i convince my parents to let me get my belly button pierced”, “how old do you have to be”, “Does it hurt”, can’t make up your own mind and your friends have to speak for you, are under the age of 16, or you can’t spell or speak proper English, probably should not get your belly button pierced. Why are there 11 and 12 year olds with belly button piercings? You should be playing with dolls.

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destiny March 22, 2009 at 1:40 pm

i want to get my belly pierced now in march but i dont know how long i have to wait to go in side the pool one of my friends said that i should of got it done in december because it takes about 7 months to heal how long does it really takie to heal and is march a good time to ge it done if ur going to be in the pool and beach a lot mplease write beack i want o get it done really bad =[ thanx

destiny

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LOLA March 21, 2009 at 11:15 pm

i got my belly button done and i love it

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LOLA March 18, 2009 at 2:08 am

MY FRIENDS THINK I SHOUKD GET MY BELLY BOTTON DONE I BUT I FELL I WELL LOKK DUMB AT SCHOOL AND I AM ONLY 11 TURNING 12

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hope March 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm

i wont 2 get mind dont but i dont know if it is a good idear because i have all kinds of stomck prombles and i am only 15 how old do i have 2 be 2 get it dont?

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Robert March 11, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Hi Payton,

Well… The bananabells are the best for the belly piercings, but some piercers still use the traditional rings.

But don’t worry – wear it until the piercing is well healed (for around 2-3 months) and then you can change it for another you like.

Just be careful not the tear the piercing as you take off shirts etc.

Robby

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payton March 10, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Okay i just got my belly button pierced and they put a ring through it. did they mess up? they said that was the best.

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amanda March 8, 2009 at 6:39 pm

i dont really know if there is an age to get your belly pierced because i got mine when i was 13 and one of my friends got hers done for her 12th birthday.

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susu March 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm

hayy i have a questionn and im terriblyy confused!!
okay i got my belly ring a year ago and ever since the skin that the ring is being held on is gettin thinner and thinner so i decided that i might need a ring with a shorter bar. however i am confused over which fraction offers a shorter bar. is the stick part of the ring shorter on the 3/8 or the 7/16??? pleasee help im going soon to get new ones =)

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Desirae March 8, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I was just wondering if any one knew any good places to get my belly button pierced in Green Bay Wisconsin? And about how much it will cost?

Thanks Desirae

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Robert March 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Hi Tracey,

Well… If it’s OK with you! You see – a decent piercer should be capable of piercing a belly button so that it’s straight, not crooked.

If it’s really bad, you may want to consider re-piercing – go to another piercing studio and make sure the piercer understands simple things like using a clamp when piercing and marking the piercing holes before actually piercing it.

Rgds,

Robby

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Tracey March 6, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Is it ok if your belly button ring is pierced crooked?

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Mariah February 26, 2009 at 10:11 am

wow like i really want to go get mine done when i turn 16 in july… but im scared its going to hurt really bad. Do i just deal with the pain or wait till i can handle it?

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Steffani February 23, 2009 at 11:05 pm

I’ve been looking online for bellybutton rings, and a majority of the ones i have found are titanium. and the one I like the most says its made out of Anodized Titanium, 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel. Does the fact of it being anodized make it less reliable or more dangerous to use?

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sophie February 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm

hi my name is sophie

i am 11 years old and i have a belly button pierceing i had it done on wednesday and it is a bit infectid i have real silver belly ring and i have 2 real gold belly rings.

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Robert February 19, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Hi Everyone!

Please post all these questions and similar ones into our forum here:

http://www.belly-button-rings-guide.com/bellyforum/

Just get quickly registered in a matter of minutes and then you can post questions and help others as well!

It’s going to be much easier to do it on the forum, believe me guys! :-)

But now – some answers.

Brittany – I think the key factor is to get the right material belly ring – PTFE and bioplast are the most bio-compatible ones: http://www.belly-button-rings-guide.com/navel-ring-bioplast.html
http://www.belly-button-rings-guide.com/pregnancy-belly-button-rings.html

Lexi – probably the plastic belly ring that you have isn’t of a high quality. I say you go for a bioplast one or PTFE belly ring: http://www.belly-button-rings-guide.com/navel-ring-bioplast.html
http://www.belly-button-rings-guide.com/pregnancy-belly-button-rings.html

Krista – I haven’t heard the belly ring will stretch your belly button, at least I think you’re not 5 years old! :-)

Laura – if the belly ring with the dangle is sterilized – you can go for it. You can’t go for it, though, if it isn’t and the piercer has to use the autoclave. As for convincing your dad – read this article here that I wrote: http://www.belly-button-rings-guide.com/teenage-girls-with-belly-button-rings.html

About pain – it really varies among girls – some say it is quite painful, some feel nothing more than just a slight pinch. Just have a read in the piercing stories page: http://www.belly-button-rings-guide.com/navel-piercing.html

OK, thanks and see ya in our forum!

Robby ;-)

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Laura February 18, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Helo,
My Friend Said To Me The Other Week My Mum And Dad Said I Can Have My Belly Button Pierced And We Came Up With A Good Idea That We Had It Done At The Same Time BUT My Dad Says I Am Not Allowed Could You Please Tell Me How I Could Perswade Him To Letting Me Have It Pierced .
P.S DOES IT HERT ???
and please e-mail me back thanks bye :)

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brittany February 18, 2009 at 6:48 pm

hey! I was thinking about getting my belly button or cartilage peirced for my upcoming birthday present. I’ve had my first hole in my ear lobes peirced since I was 6 (muchh older now)but in the past couple of years I’ve had my second hole peirced four times! Every time they got infected! I don’t unserstand. Did I develop an allergic reaction to certain medals! I’m not sure! So I am afraid to get another peircing because of infections esp. my belly button. And I’m afraid it’s going to hurt! ): Can someone help me please?! Thanks!

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Laura February 17, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Hey! I’m getting my belly button peirced for my birthday this march and I found a great 316l stainless steel belly ring that I want the peircer to use. However it has a dangling steel music note on it. The entire peice is about 2inches long and I know you mentioned not to use jewlery with acrylic or plastic dangling balls, but would stainless steel be fine?
Please send me an email when ya get a chance :)

-Thanks a bunch!

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krista_09 February 15, 2009 at 2:13 pm

HELP!
okay what will happen if you get it too young?
will it strectch your belly button since you are still growing?? (its what my friend told me)
I’m confused.
I dont wanna make a mistake, and have it look deformed.
I’ve been reSearching and no one you done it, had that happen to them.
What are the conquences if you get it too young?
I know you can get infections and stuff like that.

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Lexi February 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm

I got my belly button peirced in August of 2008 and it’s still not really healed up, I have a nickle allergy so I got the titanium. Evidently the shaft had a nick in it and now (due to the advice given by my doctor) I have a plastic one in, but it still doesn’t seem to be getting better…is there any advice that anyone can give me regaurding making it heal up nicely?
P.S. I’ve contimplating buying a bioplast, would it do any good?

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Robert February 5, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Hi Tori – it seems that some low-quality belly bar has been used when they pierced your navel. It definitely shouldn’t turn black!

Megan – the most flexible belly rings are made from material called PTFE – you can see them here: http://www.belly-button-rings-guide.com/pregnancy-belly-button-rings.html They’re called pregnancy belly rings because that’s the most fitting occasion for long and flexible ones, but you can use them whenever you want!

Bridgett – just don’t overclean it, OK? :-) You’re saying you’re doing it constantly, well… maybe that’s too much! Allow your body take care of the wound and see what happens if you don’t touch it that often. Read about this approach here: http://body-jewelry-guide.com/leave-it-the-hell-alone.html

Private – check this belly ring: http://www.thechaingang.com/product_info/1064/venus-hoop-navel-curved-barbell it comes in 16 gauge and that shop has other belly rings in that size!

IMPORTANT!!!

Let’s discuss similar questions and concerns on the forum! It’s going to be a whole lot easier that way, isn’t it? So drop here and let’s begin asking and answering questions about belly piercings: http://www.belly-button-rings-guide.com/bellyforum/

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Nicole February 5, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Hey,
I am allergic to fake gold and silver, what do you recommend I use, bioplast or titanium?

Also, I was wonder how long it should take to heal. Summer is on it’s way and I want to be able to go into the river!
Thanx

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bridgett February 5, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I got my belly pierced on january 10th and it was healing fine and now its crusty and red and it swells up a little bit every once in a while, i know its slightly infected so ive been doing the sea salt thing and constantly cleaning it. how long will it take to heal now??

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private February 5, 2009 at 1:48 am

hey i have my belly pierced and i can change th ebar soon but mine is 1.2mm(16guage) and i cant find any in my size because i have had a thiner bar put in as u may have read from my rteply up the top anyways i realy want a kool dangly one but i cant find any my size only labret bars wuld fit someone please hepl me!!!

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Megan February 4, 2009 at 12:04 am

Hi i noticed my question isn’t answered yet, sorry for being impatient.

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Tori February 2, 2009 at 6:30 pm

i just got my belly button pierced for my 15th b-day…just 2 days ago it kinda hurts when i clean it && its startin to look black in the top hole my best friend got it done wit me && says hers is the same way.

is this normal?

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Titan January 31, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Charley ! Dont not pierce it urself. There is a huge chance that it will get infected.

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charley January 30, 2009 at 5:39 pm

i want to have my belly piceied but my dad wont let me but my mum will s i dont no what to do and he said i am to young but the place i am goin to said if you are unde 16 u need a parents consent and that is my mum but he wont let me have it done .
what are the effects if you piece it your self?

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Alessia January 24, 2009 at 7:44 pm

i got my belly pierced in the summer and it’s still red. i went to the piercer and they said its not infected but i’ve been cleaning it to much. they never told me how to make the red go away. do you know wut i should do so the red goes away? or will it always stay red?

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Megan January 19, 2009 at 5:11 pm

HI,
I want to get my belly button pierced, but I dance 9+ hours a week, and have competition starting up in april. I have been told its probably not a good idea to get my belly button pierced because of sweating and stretching. But I just discovered bioplast bellybutton piercings, and it says that they are flexible and decrease heeling time, I was wondering if I got a bioplast belly button piercing, if I would be able to still dance and stretch and everything???

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Lori January 18, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Does anyone know how a belly button ring affects a surgery where they go through your belly button?

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Robert January 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Hi Elizabeth,

I guess the black patches might be forming because of a low quality belly ring.

It might be some plated metal, or even silver.

So it’s definitely a good idea to go back to the piercing and ask him to insert one of the belly rings mentioned on this page – titanium, stell or Bioplast.

Best of luck,

Robby

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Elizabeth January 8, 2009 at 5:37 am

I HAVE A PIERCE AND EVERYTHING IS HEALING WELL BUT THE SKIN GAT BLACK AROUND THE PIERCE AREA LIKE WHERE THE TWO LITTLE BALL OF RING END . I TAKE REALLY GOOD CARE OF THE PIERCE IT DONT HURT IS HEALLIN PERFECT BUT PLEASE I NEED TO KNOW IF THATS NORMAL AND IF IS GOING TO GO AWAY, OR HOW CAN I CLEAR THE BLACK SKIN AWAY WITH OUT HURTING MY PIERCE PLEASE PLEASE MAIL ME BACK THAN YOU!!

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Robert December 27, 2008 at 6:28 am

Hi Cindy,

Laying down position would be the best because that way your body is more relaxed and it’s easier for the piercer to clasp the skin and pierce it.

I guess those who do it in the stand-up probably have their reasons, but maybe they don’t… You see – there’s loads of non-qualified piercers out there and we’ve heard stories of belly buttons being pierced crooked on one side, too small skin-fold pierced etc. this all suggests that not maybe every piercer around can do this simple procedure as it’s supposed to be done!

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CINDY December 26, 2008 at 10:52 pm

I READ THAT THEY DO IT LAYING DOWN BUT I ALL SO HEARD THEY DO IT WHEN YOU SITTING UP HOW DO THEY DETERMINE WHICH ONE THEY’LL DO ON YOU

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Robert December 24, 2008 at 5:35 am

Hi Stephanie – about tanning beds and belly piercing have a look here: http://www.faqs.org/qa/qa-13438.html
Hi Dana – you can read the belly piercing stories and many girls describe their level of pain etc. – http://www.belly-button-rings-guide.com/navel-piercing.html

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Dana December 23, 2008 at 4:38 am

Im thinking about getting my belly button pierced but I was wondering if it hurt you guys when you got yours?

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Stephanie December 6, 2008 at 1:19 pm

would i be able to go in tanning beds with my belly piercing?

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Robert December 1, 2008 at 1:41 am

Yes, some piercers are not as precise as others…

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Shay November 30, 2008 at 3:47 pm

thanks,
i had it for 2yrs now an im able to move it all around in stuff but no its not going to split. the guy pierced mines laying down so maybe thats why its thin

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Robert November 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

Hi Shay,

It’s not bad unless the pierced skin is so thin that over time it could just split.

You know, it all depends on the piercer and how thick layer of the navel skin they pierce.

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Shay November 28, 2008 at 2:10 pm

hello, i was wondering why some peoples navel ring are short when they wear it.
and if i have the same one i see more of the bar coming out?….is that bad?

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PAIGE November 27, 2008 at 3:56 pm

im 12 and got it on ma 12th b-day just turned 12

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Robert November 21, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Hi Amanda,

I just dropped you an e-mail, please check your inbox.

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Amanda November 21, 2008 at 2:58 pm

I think I’m allergic to metals, so I was wondering if I could buy a bioplast one on this site and then take it to my piercer, and see if he can put that one in instead … Could I do that ? Please answer this, leave me an E – mail, please.

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Robert November 11, 2008 at 9:02 am

Hi,

Generally you have to be 18 to decide it for yourself, and if you’re not 18 yet you need one of your parent’s consent.

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BETHANY HUNT November 10, 2008 at 1:30 pm

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO GET YOU BELLY BUTTON PIECED

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