center piece. :)

By Kaity, from Pennsylvania.

I finally decided to get my belly button pierced after thinking about it for over a year. I did some research online and it looked like it didn’t hurt too much.

My sister got hers done a few months before and I liked the way it looked. She didn’t like where she got hers done, she said they weren’t professional and they weren’t very clean. We did some research online and found a place that was cheap and seemed clean. I decided to go to Tattoo U.

I planned on it just being my mom and my boyfriend who came with me, but it turned out to be my sister and her two daughters as well. When we got there, I picked out a ring that I thought was cute and waited for them to call me back. When they did, I walked into the room shaking unbelievably from nerves.

I sat on the table and squeezed my boyfriends hand as hard as i could. I layed down on the table and as the needle started to go through, it got stuck and the piercer had to pull it back out. I had to wait a few minutes for it to stop bleeding before e tried again. Thankfully, this time it went through.

After it was finally through, I walked out of the room and my youngest niece started to cry because she didn’t understand I purposefully got the belly ring put into my stomach. I loved my new piercing. Of course, responsibility came along with it. I cleaned it with anitbacterial soap and sea salt water 3-4 times a day. I had to leave my starter ring in for 3 months, but i changed it at 2 1/2 and I didn’t have any problems with it.

The ring was put farther up than normal so there was some pulling so it was more comfortable, but there was no scarring which is very good. 🙂 I went on vacation a few weeks later and I loved the way it looked 🙂 Overall, I was very pleased with this piercing and I love all of the belly rings i”ve bought.

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