coffee table while the snake watches BAD IDEA

By Chelsey from PA

so i decieded i wanted to get my belly button pierced…well im very self concious and decided to let my fiance do it …we ordered a kit off he clean our coffee table and thats what we used he marked me clamped me and told me lay down…

i layed down and all i could do was stare at our pet boa frank the tank ..i felt this awful pain when he put the needle threw.. i started to cry i’ve never really had any thing but my ears done..need less to say it got infected a week later i cleaned it daily with h2ocean spray i ordered on amazon i wud clean it in the morning when i got up and then again around lunch time and then before i went to bed it was all crusty in the morning when i wud get up( sleeping sucked im a fan of sleeping on my belly it took me awhile to get used to sleeping on my back) and when i wud clean it new puss wud oozee it was so gross and it hurt really bad.. honestly DO NOT do it at home go get it professinally done…. i ended up taking it out and clearing the infectio i went and got it done again about 8 months ago at our local tattoo shop it was clean and the man was nice and told my fiance he got an B+ for effort the first time around but not to quit his day job…. i love it now that it is not infected and doesnt hurt any more i wish i would have gone professional the first time around… i just changed it for the first time since getting it peirced today i do not regret getting it done i feel a little more confident in waering shorter shirts and a bikini because ppl notice the belly ring more than the 3 extra pounds my 110lb body has 🙂

Putting my mark on my stomach

By Deanne, from Surrey.

Hi, Im 53 and live in UK.
When ever I saw navel piercings I’ve thought how nice, would love one but never realy considered doing it as over the past years I have 2 tattoo’s and my ears pierced twice. then in 2009 I had a major operation which added a few more scares to my stomach which made me feel ugly.

So a year after my operation I was having coffee in town and watched people going in and out of the tattoo studio across the way and noticed a piercing sign in the window, and before I new it I was in the door admiring the large rang of sparkly bars, and when a guy came out from the back and ased if he could help me I was picking a purple crystal bar paying £25 and signing the form before I could blink, lol.

As I lay in the chair I had enough sence to ask will it hurt, which is a bit late to ask lol. He said I wouldn’t feel it as he would spray numb it, all I felt was a cold spray and by the time I was asking him how long it would take I felt a slight tugging as he attached the bal to the bar, he got the mirror so I could look, I was a bit disapointed as it was all red and swollen but he said that would go over the next month and he gave me a set of care instructions then he put a dressing on it and I was out the door, I smiled all the way to my car.

I followed the instructions but then got an infection so changed to using Savalon Antiseptic Wound Wash, which worked realy well and cleared it all up in 3 days, I now use it at least twice a week to keep it clean and also changed from a metal bar to a PFTE one which for day I attach acrylic balls and metle/crystal for night outs.

My mother still cringes every time I show her my new bars, lol. but I smile as I can now look at my stomake and think it’s beautiful.

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