Maria’s Belly Piercing Story
I got mine pierced when I was fourteen.
The clamp that they use actually hurts more than the piercing itself – so you have nothing to worry about in regards to the pain. It’s over within twenty seconds. If you take proper care of your piercing, it should not get infected.
I recommend washing it daily with salt and water that has once been boiling hot water, but cooled down (this is to get rid of germs/bacteria etc). Try not to touch your piercing unless you really have to, but make sure your hands are clean first.
They say to wait at least 4-6 weeks before changing your piercing. I waited 8 weeks to change mine because I didn’t think it had healed well enough, but it’s totally up to you. If it’s still red, you know you should wait a little longer. Don’t stress if it’s not healed by that time, everyone’s own body is different and it can take up to one and a half years for it to fully heal.
Try to avoid swimming for a couple of months (showers/baths are fine). If you cant avoid it, make sre you wear a waterproof bandage over your piercing. Not bandaids, as they stick to the piercing and hurt when you pull it off.
This also goes for when you play sport, because you don’t want sweat to get into the piercing – leading to an infection. Wear a bandage or something to protect it & try not to knock it as this can cause aggravation.
Changing the ring doesn’t hurt a bit, but if you’re worried, ask a friend or family memeber who has there’s done to help you.
I’m really happy with mine, it looks great! & now I love to wear bikinis, because I have a chance to show it off without feeling self-conscious. 🙂