By Jasmine, Zion Grove
So this whole thing about me wanting my belly button pierced started when I was about twelve or thirteen.
When I asked my mom if I could get it done she agreed to but my dad not so much, he really wanted me to wait till I was sixteen or eighteen but he decided fifth teen would be okay.
A close friend of my family did it for me and I have had it done for about two or three months now. The guy was really nice and even came to my momâ€™s house to do it for me! 😛
Of course I was scared at first and as I was getting it done I had to hold my cousins hand, he told me to make sure Iâ€™m breathing because a lot of people were so scared they held their breath, which you DO NOT want to do, because you may pass out from no air circulating to your brain! ❗
Before he was ready to pierce it he put the clamps on my figure and said that was the most pain I would feel. He counted to three and I didn’t feel a thing, and he was right the clamps holding the skin was the most I felt even when the needle went through, I didnâ€™t even know it was through!
Once that was over and done with he put a belly ring through, and I really didn’t like the feeling of that. Then the piercer told me to use Epsom salt dissolved in water at least once a day to clean it.
It’s infected right now from not cleaning it for two weeks, so it’s extremely important to clean it every day for as long as your piercer tells you and it’s important to follow every instruction they give you!
I read online that you shouldn’t use Neosporin on it because it will try healing it as if it was a cut. A lot of websites gave me good advice on how to help the infection. Iâ€™ve been looking on this one website called www.BellyBling.net, and they have some nice belly rings.
Well thatâ€™s my story of my belly button piercing experience.
So if youâ€™re planning on getting yours done good luck! :]