Belly Button Piercing Healing – Easy When You Know How!

Belly Button Piercing HealingBelly button piercing is a surface piercing and tends to take longer to heal than other types of piercing. The approximate time can range from four to six months or even a year for some people!

The most important thing during this time is to follow the aftercare instructions strictly so that you can show off your belly button piercing with pride and enjoy it for years to come!

There is a common tendency among people to try and change the first belly button piercing jewelry too quickly, but this is not a good idea as there is the risk of interfering with the belly button piercing healing process and infecting the piercing!

Belly button piercing healing can take time, mainly due to its location. Each time you change your clothes might graze against the piercing, irritating it. How soon you heal depends on your health, body constitution, the kind of clothes you wear, the kind of work that you do, the kind of food you eat, etc. Last, but not least, it also depends on how well you take care of the piercing.

Since the navel is basically a scar that tends to collect dirt, it must be cleaned regularly. So you can well imagine how important it is to follow the cleaning instructions given by your piercer. The piercing must be kept dry and clean to prevent fungus and infection. Don’t worry if you see a little redness and some crust around the piercing. This is just dead cells. You may also see some whitish fluid discharge and this too is okay. This dries up in max six to eight weeks. But, if you do notice it becoming yellowish and painful, then contact the piercer right away!

If you really must change the belly ring, wait for at least two months before you do so. The safest materials to go in for are surgical steel, titanium or the Bioplast belly ring since these are very body-friendly. You also get them in a variety of interesting designs. Bioplast belly rings are considered as safest because they would not be rejected by the new piercing. These rings are flexible, minimize swellings and do not cause infections. Flexibility is important because it allows you more comfortable movements as compared to metal body jewelry. And these are available in a range of attractive colors and designs!


  1. i got my belly pierce last January it last for 2mos. then slip out. im planning to have a belly pierce again. how long is the healing process to do it again?

  2. I am an acrobatic gymnast and i want to know how long approx it will be before i can train again after i get my belly pierced?

  3. i got my belly done last friday so its been six days since but its a tiny bit red round the top ……. my bellly bar slipped out the other day and i wanted to change it but i didnt i put my one that i got given by the piercers back in but it didnt hurt so could i change it !! its red at the top and has a white line round it like skin is this normal ??? if u could answer it would be great help 🙂

  4. DEAR KARINE…im not a proffesional but ill try to give you some advice since i know alot about navel piercings…if it done better with the longer bely ring and the cream you got in france and it is NOT healing at all after a few more months then i would change it back to what you was using in france but remember if it ever gets infected but i hope i helped cuz thats what i would do 🙂 good luck!

  5. i got my belly button done like a month ago now with my friend hers is fin and is healing very welll but mine was all red and when i was in france got it changed fo a longer plastic 1 and it started healing but i had to put my old one back in and its gone all red again i was usingthe sea salt water like i was told to but when in france the lady gave me the stuff that they use there which i thinked worked but now i dnt knw what to do as i just want it to heal it goes quite red when i clean it and its crusty which i knw is normal but im so confused. i could reli do with some help i just want it to heal.

  6. Please tell me whether it is alright to just apply Soferamisin cream, and let it heal all by itself. Also my piercer told me not to let any water touch for atleast a month. I have got it pierced just yesterday, and the piercer has been doing this business for many years.
    But when i read in the net, that one should clean it with salt and water I am confused, for my piercer only asked me keep moving the ring up and down and to apply soferamisin cream. He also asked me to cover my belly when i have my bath with band aid to protect it from exposure to water, please guide me.

  7. i got my belly pierced couple of weeks ago and i clean it twice a day lik they tolled me but i noticed that when i take out the ring the piercing part is hard is it normal or should i take it out or what should i do ??

  8. Thank you very much for the advice because I just got my belly pierced and I wanted to know everything about the healing process.

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