You may now have realized this, but belly button piercing is actually a type of surface body piercing which essentially means that there’s a possibility it might get rejected.
What’s Navel Piercing Rejection?
Well, to put it in simple terms – it’s when your body quite literally pushes the piercing out! The wound is healing, and the flap of skin holding the piercing in is getting thinner till it breaks and the belly ring just falls out.
When you pierce parts of body such as earlobes, nostrils, lips or tongue, there’s virtually no way the body jewelry might get rejected for the simple reason that it’s way easier for your body to heal the wound by forming new skin than to try and push it out.
When you get a new belly ring though, there’s always a chance that your body will try and reject it instead of forming a perfectly healed piercing skin-tube where your belly ring sits in.
So, is Choosing a 14k Gold Belly Ring Going to Solve the Issue?
Is such a high-quality belly body jewelry going to minimize the risk of piercing rejection and insure your piercing wound heals quickly and without any associated health risks?
Well, here’s what you have to understand if you want to make your navel piercing wound heal faster:
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This belly piercing story was sent in by Joshulyn from Georgia! (read her nose piercing story here)
I always wanted to get my belly button pierced and I did get it pierced Memorial Day of 2011 . My healing process was going good until i notice that my skin looked like it was getting thinner almost a year later. A few weeks before it was year of my piercing i took it out… 🙁 I waited until Feb . 9 2013 , to get it re-pierced .
I asked my friend did she ever consider to get it done or does she have it done and come to find out she already had it done and knew a place where i can get it done . I went over her house that weekend and we went to the place. I told them that i wanted my navel pierced and they took me to the back where i once again picked out my red double gem belly ring , just like the first time i had it done.
I laid down and waited until my ring was sterilized where my piercer told me to lift my shirt up she saw my old scar from my first piercing and she told me that my hole was still open but it was an 18 gauge and she can stretch it out to 14 gauge but it’ll be very painful.
More painful than me getting it re-pierced . I told her to re-pierce it because i wanted more skin over the ring. She did what i told her and now i have my piercing again . Im very excited to have my piercing back! 😉
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Two of the more common and undesirable outcomes of piercing are piercing rejection and piercing migration.
Piercing migration occurs when your jewelry moves from its original position, and settles and eventually heals in a new location.
Piercing rejection occurs when the jewelry is completely expelled from the body.
Piercing migration occurs for a few reasons:
- When unsuitable skin is pierced
- Not enough skin is pierced
- Jewelry may be too small in diameter
- Jewelry may be too thin in guage
- Jewelry may be of poor quality.
These problems are more common if you piercing is done by an inexperienced piercer.
Piercing migration and Piercing rejection may also occur if:
- You use harsh aftercare products – read more about piercing aftercare here for more detailed information.
- You follow poor health habits
- You experience physical or emotional trauma during the healing phase.
Sometimes your body may reject a piercing for no apparent reason. Sometimes placing a foreign object through your skin is the simple reason the piercing is rejected. Make sure to see an experienced piercer when getting your piercing done and be sure to follow piercing aftercare guidelines strictly. Piercing migration or piercing rejection will be much less likely in these conditions.
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By Elanor, from Nottingham, U.K.
It may have only lasted 6 months, but it was well worth it all. But sadly I had to remove all 5 bars int he last week as they were rejecting.
I had the top one done at Blue Banana in Nottingham (a place I’ve been to many a time and love and is pretty cheap) back in January and it healed very well despite it being through scar tissue from the piercing I’d had there the year before which had rejected.
I did the other 4 myself using 1.6mm hollow needles and slotted pennigton clamps and lieing on my bed after marking up in a mirror. They weren’t perfect but they were good enough for me and I was proud to say I’d done them myself.
The only real issue i had was that I had hollow not canular needles so the jewelery was a bit fiddly to get in. I did the side 2 first, and the bottom 2 a few weeks later. Then last month the bottom 2, then side 2 rejected and finally this week the top one rejected too.
I’m left with a stickman shaped scar which is pale but very entertaining and I’m now considering wha to to with my belly button next 😀