I got mine pierced when I was eight teen.

By Elaine from Summerville.
My dad gave me $200 for xmas/my bday. So I asked my aunt to take me a couple days after my bday. I went into the place and signed the papers and stuff. The man put on the clamp that hurt more than the piercing itself. I also got my nose pierced the same day too. I will say the nose hurt more than the belly. I went in thinking my belly would hurt way more than my nose. So when he put the neddle through my nose it felt like I was shot in the face lol. Yes a tear did come out. I couldn’t help it. But it’s over within twenty seconds. If you take proper care of your piercing, it should not get infected.

I wash it daily with salt and hot water. And I try not to touch my piercings unless i really have to, but I do make sure my hands are clean first.

My piercer said to wait at least 4-6 weeks before changing it piercing. I waited almost 4 to 5 months to change mine because I didn’t think it had healed well enough. Don’t stress if it’s not healed by tat time, everyone’s own body is different and it can take up to one and a half years for it to fully heal.

I tried to avoid swimming for a couple of months. If you cant avoid it, make sure 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. 🙂


  1. i got mine pierced after i had my first child i got mine done it didnt hurt at all lol but child birth hurt more. PLUS IM ONLY 16 and not to cry was pretty good:)

  2. I have had my belly button pierced twice this year the first time didnt hurt as bad as the second time I went to this tatoo shop called Erics pierceing shop with my friend i was a little nervous cause i knew it was going to be a slight painfull but i was ready.. so the man cleaned my belly button with a alchol pack and some other stuff he put on a clean pair of gloves he took a brand new clean needle out of the pack…And told me to take a deep breath i took a deep breath and the needle went through the only painfull part to me was when the belly ring went in right after the pierceing that hurted after a few seconds of admireing my belly ring in the mirror the man asked me was a feeling a little light headed or anything them he told me just to keep it clean it should be ok …. soon after me and my friend left to get some things to keep it clean with…..that my storyy… and i still have my belly ring to this day so keeping it clean is important..

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