By Sarah from Alabama.
I must have been about 11 years old when I first thought about getting my belly button pierced, and I guess ever since then the idea just stuck in my mind. I wanted one for two years so you could imagine how happy I was when I was able to do it!
I finally managed to persuade my mum to let me get the piercing a few days after Christmas 2010, so me, my boyfriend, and my mum went to a piercing studio.
The man that pierced my belly was called Steve, he was really nice and because I was wearing my Jamaica shirt he asked about my holiday.
Because I’d read some reviews on navel piercings that had gone wrong or gotten infected I was a little nervous but I was too excited to care much about worrying.
First Steve measured my belly button to make sure he pierced it in the right place, then he put a clamp onto it and sprayed freezing spray on it so it went numb, which was the worst part of the whole experience because the clamp pinched a little bit and the spray made my tummy tingle but after a e seconds, twenty at most, I couldn’t feel it anymore.
My boyfriend was talking to me when Steve told me it was all done, I couldn’t believe it! I didn’t feel a thing!
I stood up and looked in the mirror at my new red and silver belly bar – I loved it!
After this, he handed me a small leaflet with information on how to keep the area and piercing clean, ‘do’s and don’ts’, etc..
I thanked him, and left the shop.
I’ve had my belly pierced for nearly four months now, and it’s all healed up now so I can change the bar whenever I want to, although I still use the cleaning routine that Steve gave me so I don’t risk infection.
If you’re thinking about getting your belly button pierced, go for it! Trust me, it doesn’t hurt and if you’re scared of needles just don’t look at it and everything will be fine!