By Paula, from Stockton CA
I had never had any kind of piercing done before so i thought it was time to get one done. i always wanted to get me belly button pierced so i went and got it done. i went on march 30, 2009, my 18th birthday, to get it done. i was terrified because i thought it was gonna hurt but the guy that pierced my belly button was really nice. he kept telling me that it wouldnt hurt that much and he was right.
It didnt hurt when he pierced it but it did hurt when he put the ring through the hole. after he pierced it he let me know how to take care of my piercing. he gave me a list with things i needed to do to keep it clean. my belly button never got infected because of the list that i was given with instructions of how to care for my piercing.
It took about three months for my belly button to completely heal but after a month i had already changed my ring. i was so excited that i had my belly button pierced that i was showing it to everybody i knew and after awhile all my friends told me to stop showig it cuz they had already seen it. since i was one of the only girls from my friends that had her belly button pierced, i went some of my friends when they got their belly button pierced and now im gonna take my younger sister when she turns 18.
I took my friends to the same place that i went to get my piercing done because all the guys that i saw there were really nice and supporting when they were doing the piercing. i love having my belly button pierced so much that i have been a belly dancer for halloween the past couple of years just so i can show it off. im so glad my first piercing turned out to be so great.