By Christina from Palm Harbor.
I’ve had my belly button piercing for almost a year now.
A few months ago, I got this really cute belly button ring from my state fair. They told me it was surgical steel. So you know, I went ahead and bought it. The only problem with it is that the ball screwed in from the bottom instead of the top of the jewelry. I absolutely loved it. But after a week or so, I noticed my belly button was looking a little red and painful. I figured I hit it or spelt on it funny. So I shrugged it off. A few days later, I noticed it stared oozing green goo. You know the nasty green stuff that body oozes to show that you have an infection? It was nasty! I had begged my parents for two years to get my belly button pierced, so I was definitely not giving up this easily, even though my mom kept nagging at me to take it out because she thinks shes a bad influence on me. whatever. I changed the belly button ring, and smothered it in rubbing alcohol and single anti biotic ointment. That seemed to help a boat load. S now I wear a 14k gold Captive Bead Ring (CBR) and I’m really happy with it. Although it was insanely difficult to get the ball to go in between the two rods.