By Brittany from La Puente.
Anyways, on to my piercing story. I’d been admiring navel industrials since my first navel piercing. I decided to go for it and get an inverse piercing. I brushed up on my research, and decided that I could attempt a self-piercing. I went on ebay and ordered a navel piercing kit- containing a pair of black gloves, 14g piercing needle, receiving cork, alcohol wipe, sea salt, lubricant for the needle and jewelry, clamp, and 14g CBR.
I recieved the kit on Saturday and got everything set up. I cleaned the area first with soap and water, and then put on the gloves and cleaned the area with the alcohol wipe. I used a marker to mrk the piercing, then used the clamp, making sure that the dots I had made lined up. As I began inserting the needle, I realized that this wasn’t my best idea. I managed to get the needle all the way through, but before I could get it into the cork, the clamp slipped out of place, and the needle retracted into the piercing. At that point, I was about to give up. I knew there was no way I’d be able to get the CBR in. I decided to use the titanium curved barbell I had used on my first navel piercing, instead. I managed to get it almost all the way in, but it took a bit of wiggling to get it through the bottom hole, as the skin had already started to close.
I’ve been doing regular saline soaks and using bactine, as I was told to do when I had my nipples done last year. It looks good so far, but I’m being cautious because of the complications I had.
I love it, though! I love how the two look together, and I’m going to get industrial jewelry to connect the two after it heals.