Spur of the moment

By Samantha, Ohio, US

Belly Button Piercing

I never really thought of getting a belly piercing until one time my friend was talking about wanting to get it done. I kinda started thinking about getting one but I knew my parents would kill me if they found out! 🙁

One day while I was out shopping with my friends, I saw a piercing place and since I had just turned 18 figured, what the heck, I’m going to get my belly button pierced! 😉

The place that I went to was very clean and I knew a lot of people who have gone there with great reviews. When I walked in the man asked what I wanted and I told him that I wanted a navel piercing. He asked if I wanted it done now so I said yes.

I read a little paper work, showed my ID, signed my name and I was good to go. He led me into a back room and had me lay down on the chair. He very carefully explained the entire procedure and showed me the tools he’d be using and santized them so I could see that he did. I was a little nervous but with my friends by my side I knew that I would be alright.

He told me that the clamp is the worst part. He put the clamp on my belly and it kinda hurt but it wasn’t too bad more like a pinching feeling. On the count of three I was told to hold my breath as he inserted the needle. It was a really weird sensation it made me feel a burning warm feeling deep inside it was hard to explain but it didn’t last too long and bam! I had my new piercing 🙂

After it was over, he told me to clean it twice a day with some saline solution and not to swim for at least 2 months and if i’m thinking about changing the jewlery to check with him first. I looked at the mirror and abdolutely loved it!

It’s been 3 months since I’ve had the piercing and I’ve had no problems at all. It’s still healing but Im not going to change it until I know its ready. My parents still don’t know about my piercing and I’m hoping to keep it that way 😆