A girl gets a belly ring and has a few months to heal it before the competitions start
May 2007 Dylann, Calvert City, Kentucky
Alright…the actual decision process of getting my navel piercing took an entire year.
First of all, I was 13 years old and I was ready to get it done-well at least that’s what I thought…But my parents did NOT approve of me getting it done at such a young age, and they were skeptical about it clashing with sports; I was a cheerleader at my high school and did a competitive squad. I took consideration of what they said and waited.
Then, in April I brought it up again, this time both my and I wanted to get it done together for my birthday. Our parents said it was okay now that I was just doing the competitive squad and I had a few months for it to heal before competitions started which will be this September:) and I am very excited.
My friend and I, with our mom’s went around the area looking and asking about places to get it done, and we finally decided on a place we knew was clean, and followed all the KY state laws/requirements. They thoroughly explained the process and we set up an appointment, which we were extremely eager about!!!
Finally, the day arrived, I’ll admit I did have butterflies. I sucked it up, though and went first! To my surprise, it did not hurt as bad as I thought it would. When it was done, I was hella excited! It looked amazing, I was proud of it.
Since then, I have tried my best to keep it clean and to take care of it-which was stressed many times at the parlor-and it looks great.
Now, a little over a month later, I had got to thinking about what I would wear during cheerleading competitions, so I found this helpful website and sent an e-mail (I am not allowed to have visible body jewelry of course, and our uniforms show the entire midriff) and I got a reply, and a good website referral as to where I could get a retainer. (A clear, plastic replacement for the navel jewelry). Might I add, is perfect! So I definitely had to get the right size gauge and order one!:) I am so thankful that I found this site!
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