What to Expect When Getting Your Belly Button Pierced

What to expect when getting your belly pierced

You may be thinking about getting your belly button pierced or just curious about this particular piercing in general. Well, we’re here to help! Step-by-step, here’s what you can expect from a belly piercing.

The first step in getting any piercing done is to choose your piercer. It’s EXTREMELY important to find a professional piercer who uses clean and sterile piercing equipment. Also, make sure that you see examples of the piercer’s work if at all possible to assure that he or she will be able to give you a piercing you’re happy with.

Once you’ve chosen your piercer, the next step in usually to choose your jewelry. Most piercing shops will have a variety of captive belly rings or curved barbells for you to choose from for your first piercing but will probably let you bring your own jewelry with you instead if you prefer to do so. It’s not recommended to start off with dangly, over-intricate jewelry because it increases the chances of the jewelry getting caught which can affect the healing process and cause a good deal of pain as well. Note that belly piercings take a bit of time to heal so, when choosing your jewelry, be sure to choose something you wouldn’t mind keeping in for awhile. Bioplast belly rings, for example, are super body-friendly and also look great!

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