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Question by kwinters
Submitted on 1/14/2004
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Once you have had your belly button pierced and say has closed up, can it be repierced? if so in the same place?


Answer by Sydney Taylor
Submitted on 1/23/2004
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Not that I am in any way trained in the medical or piercing field, but I can say from experience that, YES, you can have it done as many times as you think you need to in order to get it right.  I first got my naval pierced when it became "the thing to pierce" and the going rate in South Beach was a "low" $80. If I remember correctly it was around 1997/'98  It was the poorest job yet it was the most expensive.  The guy even had to stick me twice because he accidentally pulled it out the first time. After all that, I got home and realized I wasn't just drunk...it really was lopsided and way too high in my belly button.  I took the ring out and waited a couple of months to go back again.  All together, I have had my naval pierced 4 times. You know about the first and why I had to get the second...and baby makes 3 and 4.  Pregnancy and belly rings didn't compliment each other in the least. I think that only one of those times did a girl in Atlanta, Ga. feel the need to try to find the previous hole.  I think that was only because I expressed no complaints about the last one had been.  Other than that, it seems to me to be able to be placed anywhere in the naval you want them for as many times as you deem fit...until you start looking like Mike...LOL

 

Answer by yaz
Submitted on 1/25/2004
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if you have your belly pierced and you get pregnant and you take it out till after birth is your whole stretched? or the same?

 

Answer by bubbawawa16
Submitted on 2/10/2004
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it all depends on your body..  my friends mom was pregnant, and (obviously she didn't wear the ring) and then she has it back in now that shes had the baby..  but her naval piercing is fine   nothing happened to it

 

Answer by Kris
Submitted on 3/19/2004
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My mom said i could get my belly button pieced.... the problem is im afraid of netals but do you feel the netal in your body? What does it feel like, my friend said you can only feel the clamp but not the netal is that true?

 

Answer by lost
Submitted on 3/21/2004
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i have a question i got my belly button pierced about 2 months ago. I have a slight case of short term memory, how long do i have to wait until i can change my first ring to something else?

 

Answer by Angie
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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Kris, learn to spell b4 u get a piercing... (i.e. netal) its needle

 

Answer by Courney
Submitted on 5/9/2004
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Hello.. Peoples My friend Pierced my belly button be4 and it went threw but it wasnt deep ENOUGH! so i kept playing around with it trying to get it deeper.. well i was at the beach one day and i went into the water and it came out and ripped.. now there is a big scare there.. and My dad told me i could have it done for my b-day.. Soo Will a Professional re-peirce it every though I have a scare there?

 

Answer by Jenn
Submitted on 5/12/2004
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I was wandering how long you have to wait after you get your belly button pierced before you can swim? If someone could answer me that would be great! Thanks

 

Answer by * x * ChLoE * x *
Submitted on 5/14/2004
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Hi, i just wanted to know, if you take your piercing out how quickly does the hole close up?
Thanks
* x * ChLoE * x *

 

Answer by *Tiffi*
Submitted on 5/15/2004
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hey! i wanted to know how long does it take before my belly ring hole will close up and how long i have to wait till i get i done again?

 

Answer by Christine
Submitted on 5/16/2004
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Okay, so I got my belly button pierced about 6 months ago by a professional. I went back to Pincusion (the place I got it done at) last night to buy one of those barbell ones that hang down. Today I tried to take out the one that I've had in for 6 months but I don't know how to take it out because it is a ring and not a barbell..can someone tell me how to take it out? Thanks!
<3 Christine

 

Answer by stormi
Submitted on 5/21/2004
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hi my name is stormi and i pierced my belly button by my self many times and it just keeps gitting infected and its on the top on my belly button and i have my button part done to and thats healed allready and i have had the top one done for about umm .....lets say 3 month's cant remember but it's has this big soar purple bump on it and im trying to do everything i can do but nothing is working and i dont wana take it out can somebody help me

 

Answer by CC
Submitted on 5/30/2004
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I got my belly button pierced about a week ago. is it supposed to be white around it?

 

Answer by ashley
Submitted on 6/3/2004
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Hi my name is ashley and i am scared to get my belly pierced.people tell me it just like your ears.

 

Answer by lulu
Submitted on 6/7/2004
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ya....when can u go swimming...how long do u have to wait after u get your belly button pierced

 

Answer by lulu
Submitted on 6/8/2004
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does hurt a lot.....is like getting ure ears pierced?......

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 6/22/2004
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Well Jenn, you have to wait at least 2 weeks before swimming once you first get your belly pierced.

 

Answer by marie
Submitted on 6/27/2004
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Does the piercing hurt?

Not really. Everybody has their own opinion. But for me, it was like pinching the area really hard using your nails. The needle is so sharp that all you may feel is pressure. Afterwards it may feel pretty tender though. You just want to make sure that you clean it at least three times a day and take vitamin c, a multivitamin and a zinc supplement to accelerate the healing process. My piercer told me not to take baths aor to swim for at least 30 days, or until it was healed pretty good. If you must swim, make sure you have a waterproof bandage covering it.

 

Answer by Girlie Girl
Submitted on 6/28/2004
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Okay i got my belly button pierced about 10 days ago u do not have to wait to swim because chlorine is go for it.. so is salt water.  But you do have to wait at least 2 weeks to swim in a river or lake.
2nd does it hurt like ur ears ummm it pinchs a lil more
3rd if u have a purple bump go to the doctor and s/he could give you some antibiotics or cream
4th please never do it urself yes it could turn out good but then again it could turn at horribly wrong would u rather wait a couple yrs. or go to the hospital for a couple months ...come on

 

Answer by Britnee
Submitted on 6/29/2004
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How long do u have to wait 2 change ur ring? i got my belly button pierced about 2 to 3 weeks ago and my friends say they only waited 3 weeks to put a barbell in.. is that ok? or should i wait a bit longer..?

 

Answer by Danielle123456789
Submitted on 6/30/2004
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Hey, I do alot of dancing and I have a concert coming up in 2 months. i REALLY wanna get my belly button pierced on saturday but im not allowed to wear a ring for my concert...can i take it out by september??

Plz help.
Danielle

 

Answer by Girlie Girl
Submitted on 6/30/2004
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http://www.bodyjewelleryshop.co.uk/body_jewellery_shop.php?page=/body_piercing_jewellery/navel_orbitals_navel_rounders.htm                                    

copy n paste that site that is where u can get the flexible thing it is only 3 bucks



*Happy Piercings**

 

Answer by Girlie girl
Submitted on 6/30/2004
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sorry my other entry didnt copy...u can't take it out in september because it may look like its healed but it actually takes 6 months for it to be completly healed n if u do take it out i garentee it will close up in no more then 10 mins. but u can get a clear type of bar that is very flexible n not stiff most gymnists n dancers use it u can put that in while u dance n then replace it just go to the web site above in my last entry there it can b purchased


2 britnee u should wait about a month b4 u take it out n for ur first time u should go bak to the place u got it done n they will change it 4 u after that u r on ur own wit changing...

i hope i helped

*Happy Piercing**

 

Answer by Psychicchic
Submitted on 6/30/2004
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I don't have an answer i have a question how long do you have to wait to take it out and how long till you can swim and can you take a bath with it in the first few days because i really really want to get it done but i need to know so i can be prepared also for people with a low tolerance for pain does it hurt?

thanks for your help
     ~Jordan

if you would please email me your reply at crochunternc@hotmail.com thanks

 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 7/2/2004
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Hi! I think the answers to how long before you can go swimming are wrong. It actually takes AT LEAST 2 months! So carefull when it comes to swimming, especially rivers, beaches, or public pools. Take care and good luck, I know how you feel I just got mine done and I can't wait to go swimming :)

 

Answer by nicole
Submitted on 7/3/2004
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i really want to get my belly button peirced but im scared that it will get infected... if i clean it 3 times a day and stuff then it def. wont gte infected rite?? and does it hurt a lot afterwoods?

 

Answer by Kristina
Submitted on 7/4/2004
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Hey!!

well i just got mine pierced on Friday July 2nd and to be honest..i mean I'm a LOW tolerance of pain person but wow i was SO freaked out and i got it and i couldn't believe how much it didn't even hurt me..it felt like wen i got my ears pierced which was nothing. In order to change your belly button ring or barbell my piercing guy told me wait 2 weeks...to swim u can swim as soon as you want. Chlorine is good for your belly button piercing because it cleans it out but DON'T swim in a river or lake or any dirty water for at least 6 months - a year!!

and DON'T PIERCE IT YOURSELF!! infections may occur easily and that can go to your heart

the soap to use in shower is Dial and use Saline or Bactine to clean it twice a day!!

good luck!!
* Kristina *

 

Answer by lindsay
Submitted on 7/5/2004
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????? When you get your belly button pierced, can they pierce it with a barbell, and how long is the area around your belly button tender for? Thanks to all who answer!

 

Answer by Mitzi
Submitted on 7/6/2004
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Hey, I was wondering that is there a certain age to get your belly button pierced? even if you have a parent signature? cuz some peeps say that you need to be like older than 12 or somethin like dat.

Mitzi

 

Answer by Lisa
Submitted on 7/8/2004
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Hi, i am hoping to get my belly peirced but I was wondering, if i dont like it, can i easily just take it out and let the hole heal over?

 

Answer by rachel
Submitted on 7/8/2004
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hi i went to av my belly button ierced last year but i chickened out now i want it done again but my friends say that i avnt got enough skin but i think i av but im skinny does it really matter p.s and i got an outty belly button doe that matter luv ya rach

 

Answer by Tiff
Submitted on 7/12/2004
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Hey, I just got my navel pierced 3 days ago with a barbell and it sticks out at the top. Is it "rejecting" it or is my barbell too big? What should I do with it? Please help me....

 

Answer by BellyPiercing1
Submitted on 7/13/2004
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one more thing!
1.You have to be 18 to get it pierced or parent or legal guardian with you and some crappy papers.
2. I have mine pierced with a barbell, no problems. ITs still a little tender but I can work out!
** JUST  LEAVE IT ALONE, CLEAN IT AND TREAT IT LIKE A PET! IT NEEDS TO ADJUST TO YOUR BODY SO DONT TOUCH IT OR EVEN MOVE IT UP TO LOOK AT IT! LEAVE IT ALONE AND DONT TAKE IT OUT AT ALL FOR AT LEAST A MONTH**

 

Answer by mandi863
Submitted on 7/17/2004
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I just got my belly button pierced.  It didnt hurt at all.  The nervousness was worse than the piercing, haha.  The clamp is all i felt.  But do not use Bactine or alcohol no matter what anyone says.  It will dry your piercing out and cause it to become infected.  They are currently trying to get a lawsuit to take bactine off shelves it is so bad.  

And also, I have a question or two.  I got the H2Ocean spray to clean it with.  Do i just spray that on it and slide the barbell up and down to clean?  And second, you don't use the dial soap to clean it, just to shower, right?  And why does dial not irritate it when they tell you not to use other soaps?   Thanks guys.  <3

 

Answer by nathalia
Submitted on 7/18/2004
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do you have to slide it to clean it?

 

Answer by nicki
Submitted on 7/21/2004
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i got my percing like 2 weeks ago... it didn't hurt at all!!! all it was was pressure. so don't worrie guys!! the dude that did my piercing said to wait 3 months to change it... thats when its healed. and for swimming... don't go swimming for at least 4 to 5 months.. too much bacteria in it.. or... if you want.. get water proof bandades... that helps... and also... there is always a chance for it to get infected... thats the # 1 things that gets most infected... mine is now too... just keep cleaning.. and youll be fine... iight... well.. good luck to you all...
later

 

Answer by ashley
Submitted on 8/2/2004
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i've had my belly button pierced for 3 years but have never had to take it out for a long period of time.. i'm having surgery tomorrow though and i am gonna have to have the barbell out for most of the day. the hole isn't gonna close up in that time is it??

please help i'm in a hurry to know!!!!

 

Answer by MJ
Submitted on 8/3/2004
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About 3 months after I got my navel pierced, the area around the top hole began to harden. There was no pain. A couple weeks later it spread around my whole piercing but still wasnt sore. I was cleaning it one day and put a little pressure on it and all this thick yellowish white stuff came out! A couple times a day this would occur. so a week later I went to the doctor because now after the white stuff clear blood like stuff would come out and it hurt a little. The doctor said I had an abcess inside and gave me a perscription even though he said antibiotics wouldnt do any good that I had to take it out. I didnt think that was a good idea if there was an infection inside so I  went to see my Piercer she said I didnt have a abcess, that this happens to some people it was ok and it would go away. I took the antibiotics anyway. My navel is ok now 2 months later, I was wondering if this happened to anyone else?

 

Answer by kim
Submitted on 8/3/2004
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I got my belly button pierced 10 days ago. It didnt hurt at all! i was surprised. The man that pierced it just pierced it. He didnt tell me how to clean it, or how long it took to heal. I asked some of my friends how to clean it and one of them gave me salts to clean it with and another gave me bactine. i was just reading mandi863's postage and she said not to use bactine how bad it is. Ive been using it for a week now and its seeming to heal very good. It is not infected or anything. i clean it 3 times a day. Also 3 days after i got it done i went into a hot tub. Nothing happend to it. It actually made it feel better. So ive been swimming and been in a hot tub many times since ive got it done and its fine. My friend pierced her own belly button and about 12 days later she changed the ring. Hers isnt infected either. Is it alright to change it that early? i baught new rings in the states and i cant wait to change it. How much longer should i wait?

 

Answer by kim
Submitted on 8/3/2004
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I got my belly button pierced 10 days ago. It didnt hurt at all! i was surprised. The man that pierced it just pierced it. He didnt tell me how to clean it, or how long it took to heal. I asked some of my friends how to clean it and one of them gave me salts to clean it with and another gave me bactine. i was just reading mandi863's postage and she said not to use bactine how bad it is. Ive been using it for a week now and its seeming to heal very good. It is not infected or anything. i clean it 3 times a day. Also 3 days after i got it done i went into a hot tub. Nothing happend to it. It actually made it feel better. So ive been swimming and been in a hot tub many times since ive got it done and its fine. My friend pierced her own belly button and about 12 days later she changed the ring. Hers isnt infected either. Is it alright to change it that early? i baught new rings in the states and i cant wait to change it. How much longer should i wait?

 

Answer by Disenda
Submitted on 8/9/2004
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You can use dial soap to clean you piercing. The h2o  you just spray it on the piercing and move it up and down once.  Make sure your hands are clean though.

 

Answer by Paxbigfan10
Submitted on 8/16/2004
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Hey i just got my belly button peirced like a week and a half ago. anyways i went swimming the second day that i had it. It was in a privet pool and it was clean and evey thing. But now it is red and somethimes i have this stuff that is white and has a green tint to it coming out of it. i clean it every day . ijust dont know what to do or i dont even know if it is really infected or not

 

Answer by Lavender Queen
Submitted on 8/25/2004
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All of you guys are hecka lying. Getting my Belly pierced hecka hurted. Thats just my opinion. It felt like someone was stabbing me. Well anyways my question is how long do you keep putting the disinfecting stuff on you piercing and what if you forget to do it once or twice?

 

Answer by Charly!!
Submitted on 8/30/2004
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Hi all!! iv had my belly button pierced for about 5 weeks and i love it i'mnot gonna lie it hurt but i love it to bits. Its so funky!! But i was wondering when you are aloud to change after how many weeks/months?
Charly xxx

 

Answer by ChiQuiTa BaBii
Submitted on 9/3/2004
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hey yall juts to let yall know you can go swimming just make sure you wash the ring when your done.. no the piercing does not hurt.. i got mine done .. and  you can change the ring a month after you get it.. it takes up to a year to fully heal..

thanx


            -Tara-

 

Answer by Kel
Submitted on 9/3/2004
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i got my navel pierced by a professional but one day while i was sleeping, it ripped out.. what should i do? can i get it repierced

 

Answer by sammi
Submitted on 9/3/2004
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hey guys! your actually supposed to wait 2 weeks before you swim. chlorine DOES hurt it! it really burns when you get in the pool otherwise. also dont change it for 2 months/. clean it w/ anti-bacterial wash and move it up and down for 10 seconds with the antibaterial wash on it. also TIGHTEN THE BALL AT THE TOP!! OTHER WISE IT WILL GET LOOSE AND EVENTUALY COME OFF! never touch it without clean hands! its actually nt that much hastle! it nlye hurts when they are doing it, but afterwards its great! good luck and its DEFINATELY worth it!!xoxo sammi

 

Answer by Aly
Submitted on 9/5/2004
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Okay, heres the deal. It all depends on the person, some may think piercing your belly button is the worst pain experienced. Some think its no big deal. In my opinion, its a painless procedure. Theres no way to say if it hurts or not because everybodys body reacts differently to certain things. For the first three weks, if you're belly button is a little red or irritated, ITS NORMAL! Its a fresh, new piercing. What do you expect!? Just remember to wash it properly and often. At least 2 to 3 times a day. If you have a purple ball next to you're piercing, its called a Kelo, I believe. My friend hadone and I had to go myself over to her house to help her clean it and treat it. I would guanrantee not only cleaning it regularly but buying this healing salt called "Epsom salt" You just mix it with a little bit of water, spread it on you're belly button, and you're good to go! (You must put it on twice a day though) You shouldnt have a purple ball if your cleaning it properly or on a regular basis though. The only way your going to form a kelo is if your being disgusting with your belly button and you're not washing it, if you're playing with it (etc.) Before you tell anyone how long to wait before you can swim with it, get you're facts straight. Remember that just because it may take one person 6 months to heal, it may take another person a year. Some need more healing time than others. Once YOU feel you're belly button is ready you should be able to change it or swim with it. Make sure its FULLY healed though, and that there's no puss coming from it. Okay, now lets get some things straight:
Chlorine water is good for you're piercing= FALSE! This isnt true! Why do you think you're piercer tells you to wash it after usage of the pool!?
Salt Water is good for you're piercing= TRUE! Salt water is good healing water for many types of wounds also.
River water is good for you're piercing= FALSE! Although its fresh water, you're taking a chance. Ever stopped to think about the bacteria crawling around in that river?

The way to know if you're piercing is rejecting is simple. Is more of the barbell visible since the first day youvehad it pierced? Is there a small- barely visible scar showing you that the piercing is "traveling"? If you said yes, its rejecting. Sometimes, you take out the jewelery, and replace it wiht cheap jewelery, and this might cause it to reject. Other times, when its rejecting, and you put some good quality jewelery in, it will stop rejecting and continue to heal, but of course, more of the barbell is going to be visible. It wont go back to the way it was unless you get it re-pierced.

Wait until you dont see puss coming out of you're jewelery to change it. You dont want to take a rish at having it get infected or reject.

Oh yeah, and Stormi, if you keep piercing your belly button by yourself, what do you expect!? Go to a professional.  

I hope Ive been able to help anyone whos lsot and confused. I myself, have had my top belly button done going on two years. I recently got my bottom belly button done 3 months ago and I just changed the captive ball Ring to a barbelly ring. It looks so cute!

Be careful, and I saw, you're only young once. Expierence new things before you turn old. Life is too short. If you want a piericng, go for it. Youc an always take it out once you decide you dont want it anymore. And you expierenced something new, and didnt loose much. Be very careful, and Happy Piercing!

 

Answer by daisy mae
Submitted on 9/9/2004
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When I got my belly button peirced they told me to clean it three times a day with a microbiobial soap, such as dial, and twice a day with epson salt (easy if you use a small styrofoam cup about half full of water and about a table spoon of the salt, it suction cups around your belly button.  I did this and have never had a problem with my peircing in the three years i'vehad it.  Also they said to wait six weeks before swimming or taking baths or changing the ring.  Mine was peirced with a ring and when I couldn't get it off I went to the place I had it done they changed it to a barbell for me, barbells are way easier to change by yourself.

 

Answer by triciarocks
Submitted on 9/16/2004
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This is in reference to the swimming issue. There is no problem with swimming soon after you've had your piercing. I'd advise at least 24 hours before you do, but for about a week after, just keep a water proof band-aid over your piercing. After that, no worries, just make sure you're keeping it clean, and washing it after you get out of the water. This is personal experience, I swam in a lake the night after I got my piercing, with a band-aid over the piercing, with NO ill effects. The key is keeping it clean and not irritating it by playing with it. Good Luck!

 

Answer by thethethetetretret
Submitted on 9/18/2004
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I recently got peirced,but now it seems im turning into a smurf. Should this happen? I'VE EVEN GOT THE HAT! (also an extreme case of diarhorrea).

 

Answer by Bitty!
Submitted on 9/20/2004
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hey everybody!!  my parents both said i can have my belly button pierced! i was just wondering how much does it hurt because i will def be nervous when i get it! does it only take a second to get done? and i'm on my schools cheerleading team, and i'm not supposed to wear jewerly so would it be OK to put in one of those clear flexble things and put tape over it?

 

Answer by Heather
Submitted on 9/24/2004
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Hey! I just got my piercing done in my belly button, and the only thing I felt was the clamp! Just dont look at the needle! Its not bad at all! Mine doesnt hurt at all now! But how long should I wait to change it? e-mail me at  hunnbunz@yahoo.com
Thanks!

 

Answer by Shelley
Submitted on 10/1/2004
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Hey, Just wanted to add a couple things that might help out.  I have both the top of my navel and the bottom of the navel pierced.  Currently I am pregnant and have had my top piercing out for approx 4 months now, but I keep poking my barbell through just to make sure it doesn't close up on me, so far all is well...the bottom i have left in because the skin in that area didn't stretch so I have had no problems with it.
Second, when I got my navel pierced it started to get infected and a keloid started to form (a red bump) but I used epsom salts to soak it in and within a couple days it was back to normal again.
I went swimming right after and nothing happened just make sure you clean it really good with a saline solution afterwards and if you can get some, tea tree or lavender pure essential oils work WONDERS on piercings, I have an industrial in my ear and never got infected once and i used tea tree oil on it the entire healing process.
Hope that helps out...just as long as you take proper care of your piercings, there should be no problems, its when you neglect them is when it will become very sore and infected!

 

Answer by mar
Submitted on 10/11/2004
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its a quetion... I wanna get my belly button pierced but im so affraid it will hurt!  can you tell me how they did it or how much it hurt
~*Mar*~

 

Answer by Chrissi
Submitted on 10/14/2004
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I got my belly button pierced about 2 weeks ago and changed the ring from a hoop ring to a barbell because the hoop was healing all tilted, is there anything i should do??

*Chrissi*

 

Answer by young_and_flirty!
Submitted on 10/16/2004
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MY sister just got her belly button pierced and I am getting mine done in like 2 weeks and 2 days! and i am so scared! she said it did not hurt at all...she said that the clamps pinched and when the needle went through there was a bit more prussher! did anyone feel that way or didnt feel it at all!?!? Please let me know! thankz! xox

 

Answer by (tiffany*
Submitted on 10/18/2004
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hi im english and im 12 i really want ma belly peirced but im 2 scared
ma parents sed i can get it dun.not 2 b cockey but im really skinny and im petrified of needles and im also a complete weaklin and if i go 2 a proper tato shop wid ma mum will they let me get it dun

 

Answer by hhhhhhh
Submitted on 10/22/2004
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i  wwwwwasbnbt bard

 

Answer by Evelyn
Submitted on 10/23/2004
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Hey,what's up?Well this is for you all who might think getting your belly pierced hurts.That's not true.It feels as if you were getting your ears pierced.Trust me.And also PLEASE don't pierce it yourself cuz that's bad>It could get real nasty!Oh and one more thing,you don't have too be 12 or older to get piercing,you just have to have your parents permission.B-leave me,I'm 12.Well Hope I helped,Luv you bye,Evelyn

 

Answer by Swanton88
Submitted on 11/2/2004
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i've had my belly button pierced 15 times now, you can keep putting it through the same place as far as i can tell, i have also done all of mines myself. currently i just got rid of an infection in there, all in all its relatively painless, to clean mines i have an alchol free cleaner and i just put that on it 3 times a day and its fine. even though mines was self pierced with pins ect. it was tender for about a month and a half... but i recently wrestled and it didnt bleed until i was grabbed half way through the match when i was "suplexed" even then it was only a small drop, so i hope this helps people!

~Brian

 

Answer by guest
Submitted on 11/4/2004
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Hey I really want to get my belly button pierced but the problem is I'm really active , i play tennis 3hrs a day and then i have tournments and stuff on the weekend. My question is , if i get my b.b. pierced will it give me a big problem. i know it takes a long time to heal but will i have any real issues with it.
Thanks

 

Answer by Cinnamone
Submitted on 11/8/2004
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Hey guys, I really want to get my belly button pierced but my mom won't let me because she thinks its just a fad and I'll be over it in the next month or so. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can convince her? And also can anyone in the DC, MD, VA area recommend a good shop?

Thanks in advance.

 

Answer by Maria &Ashleigh
Submitted on 11/10/2004
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Hey everyone, we both have our belly button peirced.  I've had mine done since october of 2003 and ashleigh just got hers done this past october.   i think when i got mine done, the guy that did it peirced it to far out.  Now i have an ugly scar from where the ring just ripped out because my skin wasn't able to heal correctly because there wasn't enough skin to hold it in place.  My problem is i wanna get it peirced again and i don't know if i am able to do so over top of the original scar.  it's really embarrasing and i'd like to cover it up.  please someone help!if anyone knows the answer to this please write back in here or email me at lilhottie31312@aol.com

 

Answer by E
Submitted on 11/10/2004
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If you have your belly button ring in for 6 months and its healed if you want to close the hole can you still do it?

 

Answer by billie jean
Submitted on 11/10/2004
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i got my belly button pierce yesterday and at first i was real nervous because people said it hurt bad but when i got it done it felt like getting your ears pierce. i just cant wait to take this one out and put the kool ones in. my boyfriend cant wait to see it.

 

Answer by */*GrAcE*/*
Submitted on 11/11/2004
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1 question
do you have to get  your belly ring hole strecthed tot get a bigger gauge size becuase i have a 16g and i want to get 14g becuase i can hardly find and rigns or barbells that are 16g

and you can also go swimming but you should clean it after you are out of the water but it doesn't need to be cleaned if you were in the ocean and don't go in public pools

 

Answer by Bebe
Submitted on 11/11/2004
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Hi,
I got my belly botton done and I was just wondering how do I know when its infected? And if it is what should i do?

Thanx Bye  

 

Answer by MandyBoo
Submitted on 11/15/2004
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Hi. I'm getting my belly button pierced and I was wondering if I clean it 2 or 3 times  a day do you think it will get infected? cuz that's what I'm most worried about! Someone please answer me!

 

Answer by kelly
Submitted on 11/16/2004
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well i have my belly done 4 about 8 months and it has a little purple bubble next to the top of the belly ball and i have trid to put stuff on it and i went to the doctor and thay said take it out but iam not gowing to what should i do helop plz i paid 100 and 80 dollers for it
help kelly plz

 

Answer by Chelz
Submitted on 11/16/2004
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Hey guys! You girls who are really scared about getting your naval pierced shouldn't worry, it doesn't hurt to get it pierced, it is a little tender the day after and hard to sleep on the night after you get it done but nothing bad at all. For cleaning, you should use providine or anything with Iodine in it.

 

Answer by BeccaLynn
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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Hi everyone .. I got my belly button pierced about four days ago ... and around the top ball it's all red .. i'mnot sure if thats normal or not so if anyone knows how to get rid of the redness  .. please email me!! *( Becca_32@msn.com )*

 

Answer by gabco04
Submitted on 11/18/2004
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Hi, I had my belly button pierced at the end of May.  All was well.  About 3 weeks ago I had the bar changed.  I went back to the place where I had it done and they changed it for me.  I put in a gold ring.  Well the last three weeks, it's been funky.  I don't think the ring was for me.  I went back today and asked them to change it back to the original bar and the guy suggested I take it out alltogether because it "migrated".  It's all red and a bit hard.  I was so bummed.  He told me to wait until it clears up and I could possibly have it done again.  I'm 46 by the way, and it made me feel so good.  Has this happened to anyone else?  What are my chances of having a successful second piercing.  Thanks.

 

Answer by A
Submitted on 11/19/2004
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I have a question..I got my belly button pierced about 5 months ago..i tried to change it, but before i took it all the way out it started bleeding...i really want to change my ring though..what should i do?
Thanks,
A

 

Answer by ~LiL*RiVaS~
Submitted on 11/25/2004
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I got my belly button pierced like 5 months ago and it got infected like in the 3rd month and i tried everything there is to clean it so it will go away and now i have a big scar, but this month like around the 16th (my birthday) i took it out because it started to hurt me and i think it closed already 3 days later. so i was wondering if and when can i re pierce it?

 

Answer by CuPcAkEz!!!
Submitted on 11/29/2004
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hi i wanna noe...how old do u gotta be to get your belly periced if some1 can answer the ? please email me on




italian_babeh@hotmail.com

 

Answer by jenny
Submitted on 12/5/2004
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hi please please answer my question i got pierced 3 days ago abnd i was wonder for how long do u clean it with that soap and iodine thingy for my piercer said only do the iodine thingfor a week and told me nothing but sea salt should i use sea salt does it matter iff i don't use sea salt and shouldn i only clean it for a week with iodine? please please answer

 

Answer by holly
Submitted on 12/5/2004
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i want to get my belly button done but i am worried about infections?? does anyone know what the percentage is that it can get infected??

Thanks!!

 

Answer by chelsi
Submitted on 12/6/2004
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Everyones saying all different things about swimming i want to get my belly button pierced like tomorrow or something yea but i only got 10 day till my holiday and its boiling hot at Egypt so is it to soon to go swimming should i get something else for xmas and get me belly button pierced for my b-day in march?? Please answer my question love ya chelsi xxx

 

Answer by -b-
Submitted on 12/12/2004
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i got my belly button peirced about 2 yrs. ago... the only thing i felt was the clamp...
you're not supposed to change the ring until the  hole is fully healed which takes about 2 to 3 months. also your not supposed to go swimming for 46 weeks...chlorine can cause a skin infection.

 

Answer by nelle
Submitted on 12/12/2004
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um.. if i get my belly pierced and then a few years later i dont want it anymore.. will it close up if i take it out? i mean.. will it turn into a scar or will it be like.. a hole that i cant put the ring in anymore? im 16 now if it matters that im in my growing phase and whatnot

 

Answer by Amy-Sue
Submitted on 12/14/2004
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this iz a question yer! i had mine done on the 17/07/04 and every time i change it it bleeds im really worried but 2 scared to go back to the place i got it done can sum one help any1 plz!!!!

 

Answer by michelle
Submitted on 12/21/2004
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hey im 14 yrs old, and im getting my belly button pierced this afternoon when my mom gets home. ive been researching for like a year on this and i finally got my mom to say yes. anyways, im SO nervous that it will hurt, cuz i have the lowest pain tolerance ever!! someone plz tell me how bad it really hurts, dont lie! im getting a barbell and since its december, im not worried about swimming yet. lol so thats my question, does it hurt, and how bad? thanx so much!

 

Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 12/21/2004
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Hi I just got my belly button pierced two days ago and I absolutely cant stand needles and have a low tolerance for pain. For myself it was just a little pinch and my ears hurt more to tell you the truth. It looks great and I am thrilled for this upcoming summer!

 

Answer by Stephanie
Submitted on 12/22/2004
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Im goin 2 get my bellybutton pierced tomorrow and im kinda scared.  I have my cartilage pierced does it feel like that.  So when can i change it?  So like can i take a shower the same day i get it pierced.  And can i use any kinda soap.Ight peace!

P.S.- i wanna get my tounge pierced and my mom wont let me do u have any ideas of things i could tell her to let me get it pierced.

 

Answer by Guest
Submitted on 12/28/2004
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Well I had my navel pierced twice and the second time it bled for about good 30 minutes I even sprayed some bactine it did help, I had to take a shower in order for it to stop bleeding. The reason it bled was because the first time I had it done I didn't let it heal so when the guy that did it went through the same hole. But I took it off two weeks later, it's been two months now, but I'll wait about 6 months to get it done for the THIRD time.

 

Answer by kim-bo
Submitted on 12/28/2004
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i got my bely button pierced about a week and like 3 4 days ago... it does not hurt ne more.... but it did for the first week... about... i did find out that you have to be a certain age to get it done even if u do have a parent or gardian present... im only 15... but the first 2 places i went to u have to be 16 even with a perent... because it has something to do with that is called "body alteration" and if it gets infected... your parent can be charged with child abuse because you are under age... then i found a place where you only have to be 14... so i got it done there.... just make sure you look around... dont get bummed out if you cant get it done in one place... well... good luck....
~*~kim-bo~*~

o and... how long do you have to waia before you can change it???

 

Answer by lexy
Submitted on 1/4/2005
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hey guyz, i'm getting my belly button pierced this week, but i'm too scared can you guyz help me out and try to calm me down?

 

Answer by missk
Submitted on 1/6/2005
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1. Don't ever ever EVER pierce it yourself. You asking for a bad infection.

2. Yes you have to kinda move it up and down to clean it. Spectro Jel is best. Hot sea salt water is good for it also.(not the ocean......buy some sea salt and put a pinch in a cup of hot water)  I was told to use bactine but I've heard some bad things about it too. I used it but not for every single cleaning. Just before bed and if I touched it when I wasn't supposed to.

Other soaps are loaded with perfume and other bad crap. Dial and Spectro jel and antibacterial. Thats why they tell you to use them

3. You have to be 18 in most places to get it done unless your with a parent.

I've had mine done twice. First time I had it in for maybe two days but didn't like how it was crooked. So I took it out. It closed up in about a day. I read somewhere that pinching it after its closed up will help reduce the scar tissue. It seemed to work for mine. I got mine done a second time and had it for over a year before I got an infection and it migrated a lot. My skin was only taking up about 1/3 of the bar. So I've taken it out again hoping its going to close up soon so I can redo it. Hopefully third times a charm. I'm going to go talk to my piercer though and see what he says.





 

Answer by amy
Submitted on 1/6/2005
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have a queston i want my belly botton pierced soo bad but im so scared of the ain will it hurt i heard ppl paseed out while gettig it done and im 14 my parents wont let me when i asked mom a few oths ago and my only concern is the pain and my belly botrton is so flat (a huge inie) and when i can get it pierced im so scared of the pain so cared il pass out! or get sick is it really that much pain?

 

Answer by AsHtOnE
Submitted on 1/6/2005
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I am going to get my belly button pierced Saturday. Im kinda Scard.. Not the pain or anything .. Just the infection? What do i clean it with ? Thanks

 

Answer by Anna
Submitted on 1/7/2005
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hey i got ma belly button pierced bout 2 weeks ago its fine it docent hurt at all wen u get it percied n yes it is suppose to be white around it loll wen u first want to change it go back to the place u got it pierced its better that Way

 

Answer by Jessica
Submitted on 1/10/2005
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i have a question i got my belly button pierced 3 days ago and at the top of my ring there is a little red ring around the top...is that normal....or is it infected? Thanks

 

Answer by xXx NiKkI n MaZ xXx
Submitted on 1/11/2005
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Hiaz every1
im 13 n mi m8 maz is 12. we both want our belly buttons pierced but our parents won't let us. I no it seems stupid and all the adults here are going to go on about us being to young but we are mature enough to make our own desicions. Is there anything we could say to pursuade them to consider it or any place you can get it done at our age. PLEASE someone write back wit some advice because we r desperate to Have some kl belly bars in
luv yall
nikki n maz
xXx
London

 

Answer by Hidden
Submitted on 1/13/2005
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Of course im not gay, dumbies!

 

Answer by drumbabe
Submitted on 1/13/2005
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i want to get it done but i do a thing called drumline and the bass drum really pushes on my stomach so should I wait and get it done until after drumline is over? Also where do you get it pierced? can you go to the mall and get it done at claires or someplace like that or do i have to go to a tatoo sorta place?

 

Answer by Kelly
Submitted on 1/16/2005
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I've been told that if you get your belly button pierced that it could make you infertile is this true??

 

Answer by .'* Sunnie*.
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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Hey ya'll i've got a question. I been wanting to get my belly pierced for about 2 years now and i was wondering. Is it treally that painful or are people just trying to freak me out ?

 

Answer by good bf
Submitted on 1/19/2005
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how do u water proof a belly ring to hot tub

 

Answer by bex
Submitted on 1/29/2005
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ive heard a rumour that u cant have a bath until ur belly has completely heald itz just i havnt had a bath 4 2 weeks n i hate having showers!!!

 

Answer by l_l_chica
Submitted on 1/29/2005
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hey everyones saying that you have to use dial soap to clean it? i use just ordinary antibacterial soap and it works. when i first got it the top part was like a little red and a little bit of puss came out but then i took the top ball thing out and cleaned it and its getting better. ive had it for a couple of weeks..and i might have to swim for gym so i kind of have no choice..i think its going to be ok...im just scared of changing it..that the top part will scratch the hole but im gonna wait for like 6 months

 

Answer by sarah2004
Submitted on 2/2/2005
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hi..i had my belly button done in sept. then in dec. it kinda fell out, it is fine, it was kinda a dark red color, but now looks alot better, i was just wondering if i can have it re done and it still look okay and be fine, please e-mail me at cheersarah02@hotmail.com if you have an answer. thank ya much

 

Answer by samii101
Submitted on 2/8/2005
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iono about an answer but do u have an answer? i am 12 years old and i want to get my belly done. am i to young? my mom says she doesnt'know but if i get it done she is getting it done 2 cuz she wants it done.
help

 

Answer by Cat
Submitted on 2/9/2005
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Hey all! I've wanted my belly button pierced for a couple of years now, Mom says I can get it done a week or two before or after my 14th birthday.  Mom went to a parlour to get her nose re-punched and she asked them what the reccomended age for belly button piercings. They said wait until you're at LEAST fourteen. If your body hasn't finished growing when you get it done the piercing will stretch and become distorted and you might not be able to get a barbell through it (not to mention a ring)Hope you all have nothing but good luck! Bye!!!

**Happy Piercings!**

 

Answer by defntly Regrt it
Submitted on 2/9/2005
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OK i definitely regret getting my belly pierced after like two weeks i lost the top of the ring and then slowly the bottom fell off so i had to get a new ring so it wont close , since the ring wasn't real i got a real one and again i took it off . about a week later it got a ball on top of the piercing and people were telling me to take it off so i did. And now its black with a ball and very ugly!!!!!
i sooo regret it

 

Answer by loserchick0209
Submitted on 2/11/2005
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OK i have a question, im 13, and i really want to get my belly button pierced, my sister says it doesnt hurt and she has liek abuncha piercing, ok well my sis is...23 and if i could get her to take me wuold that be ok, because my rents are TOTALLY against it..also, i gotl ike the top of m ear pierced, uh does it hurt more then that, cuzi put up wit that pain, also i was thinkin about getting it done just before i go to bootcamp which is 2 weeks, uh if i did it then is ther any possible chance i could take it out wen my rents are around..? thanks uh email me with answers please vikidehart@hotmail.com , oo and also, if you play with it will it like bother the healignmn process, cuz my fridnd just got hers done and she is always playing with it...lol so yah ..bye then

 

Answer by kirsty
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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omg theres so many different answers to the swimming!! i've had mine dont for 3 and a half weeks and i want to go swimming today in a public swimming pool but now i dont know what to do?!?!?!

 

Answer by *TiNy*
Submitted on 2/17/2005
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ok i got mine done like 2 weeks ago roughly and i was sooo scared! but really i felt so dumb afterwards because it doesnt even hurt! i had it done and my ears actually hurt worse! im not lieing... my belly button wasnt even soar after.  i went to barbella piercing in foutain valley and had steve do it. he was really nice and im going to go to him for eveything i get pierced! if your scared to do it DONT BE!!!! it doesnt hurt! that was my biggest fear and now that its done i love it and about the swimming the person who said 2 months is right!!! DONT GO SWIMMING SOON! THAT IS INFECTION WAITING TO HAPPEN! ok hope this helped!*~*tInY*~*

 

Answer by bm
Submitted on 2/21/2005
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Hey everyone im 16 n had my belly button pierced over christmas break...although it bleed alot it didnt hurt and the little red ring around the top went way now but now i have a problem. It seems tha around my upper belly button hole maybe a couple milimeters around it(the hardness extends pretty far), it is hard as a rock. I cant really move my belly button ring up and down as i used to and when i touch it, it seems sore. IT is so hard. Im worried that the barbell is comming to close to the skin?? i have no idea wat to do. It isnt red or bleeding or pussing its just super hard all over like there something under my skin, beside were the barbel is. So if any has any idea wat is happening, or has been in the same situaton pleaase leve a post telling me wat to do n wat is happening.PLEASE! thanks a bunch

 

Answer by kristen
Submitted on 2/24/2005
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If i decide i dont like my belly button ring can i just take it out? and will there be a scar afterwards?

 

Answer by worried monae
Submitted on 2/26/2005
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I really don't have an answer, but I have a question.I have an outty and I'm thinkin will it hurt more than someone who has an inny.Is it going to react a different way.Oh yeah,by the way I'm 13,well about to turn 13.Someone please help me!!!!
P.S.How can I get my parents to let me get one.Can I get it done at claires.

 

Answer by krazykutie69
Submitted on 3/1/2005
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Well.. i got mine done yesterday and i was wondering which is best to clean it...saline or tea tree oil.. the guy who did mine recommended tea tree oil... so i was just wondering .. if you got an answer email me at pimpin_in_pink6969@hotmail.com

 

Answer by SABBY
Submitted on 3/8/2005
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Hi, I got my belly pierced like 3 weeks ago and it is still tender but it looks great.  I say anyone who wants to get it done go for it as long as you have permission. Make sure you move it up and down but gently otherwise it will just stay in one place and will be hard to move in the future.  Whatever you do don't use alcohol cos that just destroys your healing tissue. Salt water that u can get from the chemists is good for it mixed with water.  Love Sabby G

 

Answer by ~*littlelady*~
Submitted on 3/12/2005
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How big is the needle that is used to pierce your belly? my friend told me it was really big b/c she got hers done last year so she should know. and does it hurt much? do they put the needle in through the inside of your belly button or the outside part? i am really nervous but my friend told my it didn't hurt that much . also do you HAVE to pick a barbell or can you pick a ring? thanks y'all

 

Answer by colls
Submitted on 3/14/2005
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hey well i went to a piercing shop but i chickened out and i really want to get it done! I want to get it done before all my friends too, but my sister had to wait until she was 14 and my parents don't care for me. Now my sister is making my mom wait until like June for me to get it done? Should i just go with my dad and make sure nothing happens because i am so scared? or should i wait until my mom wants to take me?

 

Answer by bibi
Submitted on 3/16/2005
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hey i am just wundering i really so badly want my bell dun but every one says i dont have enough skin but if i went to aa shop and they sed i didnt hav a enuff skin but did it anyways would the bar pop out ???

 

Answer by cas
Submitted on 3/16/2005
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i have a question...i want to get my belly button pierced and i was going to do it over spring break but i have basketball practice that starts a week after on monday...will i be able to play basketball a week after i get it pierced?

thanks--cas

 

Answer by Leslie
Submitted on 3/17/2005
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Hey i am going to get my belly button pierced but i am SOOO scared that it is going to hurt!ALOT of my friends say that it doesnt hurt at all but i dont know i am soo freaking scared.So someone who has recently got theres done...does it hurt at all or something PLEASE SOMEONE RESPONDTO MY QUESTION i really want to know thank you very much and please help me!!!

 

Answer by cheeringcuttie101
Submitted on 3/17/2005
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Hey you have to wait 2-3 months before taking it out and when you get it done it does not hurt it feels like getting your blood drawn i just got my belly pierced yesterday and you can not touch it and make sure you wash it with antibacterial soap that's what the guy said if you wash it with peroxide it slows down the healing process.
    Good luck if you are getting one Lisa

 

Answer by Vicky
Submitted on 3/17/2005
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OK. Well I really wanna get it done but im scared that it might hurt or get infected... im also scred ill forget to clean it. my friend got hers done and the piercer did it slanted and after a while it just fell out...i dont want this to happen to me.
~ Vicky

 

Answer by afbv0502
Submitted on 3/18/2005
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Hey for all of you saying you have to wait 2 weeks or 2 months to go swimming that's all a lie. I got my done when I was 17 and a lifeguard at a public pool. I never had any problems. The chlorine kills everything anyhow. So dont worry about it. You all will be fine.

 

Answer by abby
Submitted on 3/19/2005
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so it doesn't hurt to get it pierced....i really want it done.....just got to keep buggin the 'rents

 

Answer by Amber
Submitted on 3/20/2005
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Well i have a luau party coming on in April and i want to get my belly button pierced before the party. Does it look real red or swollen because if so i will do it after the party because i don't want a real red belly at the party. Also how old do you have to be to get a piercing?

 

Answer by Cindy
Submitted on 3/20/2005
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Hi,Im 12 Do u think i could get it pierced where

 

Answer by .:*GeM*:.
Submitted on 3/20/2005
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to kristinia or girlie girl
    hey okay so the swimming thing r u totally sure that u can swim in pool when ever u want?...cuz im on a swim team n i swim every day and im worried about it getting infected but i cant take that many days off from swim a day?? does it matter at all if i swim every day?? i have to wear a once peice does that help?
    if u cud answer that wud be great thanx muc

 

Answer by crystalmoon9
Submitted on 3/21/2005
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I was so nervus but like if u think about something else it helps....I honestly think it hurt worse getting my ear peirced

 

Answer by Jac
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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ok i got my navel pierced about a week ago and omg it hurt me baddd i passed out actually i felt the needle and everything i thought it hurt bad and i was freaking out i actually like it that i got it pierced and everything but i honestly think i regret getting it done it hurt reallly bad so if you like pain pierce it if you dont i suggest you dont pierce it good luck everyone *jac

 

Answer by i luv ben 4 eva
Submitted on 3/24/2005
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hi.iv got a question.im 12 n i want my bellybutton pierced but ma mum n dad say i can=t till im 18.do u know how i could change there minds.
thanks peps.

 

Answer by Lucy
Submitted on 3/24/2005
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Hey i have a ? my dad and mom wont let me git my belly button pierced but i want to. My brother said that it hurt more than gittin ur tongue pierced how badly does it hurt n dont lie cause i dont no u.

 

Answer by lyla
Submitted on 3/27/2005
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HI im 11 and i got my belly button pireced about 7 months ago, it didnt hurt at all, i started chenging the barbell about 2 months after i got it done. its been  doin great and i had no problems. yah so good luck if u get it done. dont worry it dosnt hurt. well Good Luck!!!!!

 

Answer by ......
Submitted on 3/27/2005
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i got mine done a couple of days ago !! don't worry about it hurting it doesn't even hurt at all !! by the way I'm 13 .. how long do you have to wait to swim with Clorene water ?

 

Answer by Nat
Submitted on 3/30/2005
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to all those who ask if it hurts, the answer is yes a little!  it hurts more afterwards, it feels very tender and when you bend down or anything it hurts!  it is very easy to get an infection, but to prevent getting one you must clean about 3 times a day, salt water is ace but it stings!  i was advised not to go swimming for a bout a month coz pools have lots of bacteria in the water.  

 

Answer by kimmy
Submitted on 3/30/2005
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i got my belly peirced about a month ago! it didn't hurt a bit until the aftermath, then it was sore about 2 days later. It takes about a week for it to stop hurting. You have to clean it with antibacterial soap like DIAL. DO NOT clean it with alcohol! Make sure u clean it at least 2 times a day for at least 6 months or until fully healed. Do not be afriad to get it done! it doesnt hurt and it looks GREAT!!

 

Answer by Krisi
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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Hey i have a Q ? How do u pierce your belly button by your self with out it hurting??? And what should i use to pierce it?? And how do i hide it from mi dad????

 

Answer by Dabronc
Submitted on 4/9/2005
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Hey I just got my belly done on APril 1st its now april 9 it looks fine but everytime i clean it it gets all crusty in about an hour. Im cleaning it with Proven as well as saline solution am I doing ok? please email me back at chocchip@excite.com

 

Answer by hollyjolly
Submitted on 4/10/2005
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well heres the  deal i really want my belly button done but my mom thinks that it will hurt me and will get infected is there any sites or advice u could tell me to help her say yes and any facts on it getting infected thanks that will help lot u guys !!!
holly

 

Answer by Emma
Submitted on 4/12/2005
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Hi peeps my name is Emma a I've wanted my belly button pierced but i think that my parent will say no beacause I'm 2 young and I'm going 2 be 12 but it looks to cool so i have 2 get it done but i don't know how to ask my parents I'm to chicken to ask them face to face i usually just write a letter in my room then put it on the table and go outside to hide the embarrassment i get embarrassed easy and I'm just really hyper and i want to get it done really really badly Also: I cant spell  well if you have a way i can ask my parents then please write to me at lil_priss666@hotmail.com thank-you please send A.S.A.P love ya by-bye

 

Answer by Foxie
Submitted on 4/14/2005
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Hi i don't have a answer but i do have a question has any 1 gotten there belly button pierced that has stretch marks after having a baby.???

 

Answer by ~bAbYgUrL~
Submitted on 4/15/2005
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hey! I am 12 years old and I REALLY want my navel pierced! but I am afraid of it hurting, or I am afraid that I will jump when they stick the needle in. What should I do? Does it hurt at all? do you think that I am too young? will I be considered a slut if I get it done? plz HELP ME!!!

peace out!

 

Answer by hello
Submitted on 4/17/2005
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i am 14 and my mom won't let me get my belly button pierced until i am out of the house but that is too long, so does anyone know a place that my fiends (same age) and i can go to without needing a parent? i know there are places but i can't find them and i do know that you only have to be 16 in canada....any advice?

 

Answer by Danielle23
Submitted on 4/17/2005
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I want to get my belly button pierced really bad, but it's almost summer and i know we will be going to the beach a lot this summer since we just moved to Florida. Should I wait until the winter when we will be less likely to go to the beach or swim?...Thanks for your help!

 

Answer by Mrs. Dudet
Submitted on 4/20/2005
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hi,
My question was well since i am a swimmer would i be able to swim wit my belly button piercing??..i do not have ti done yet but an hoping to get it done in the next few days...plz answer my question tho..

 

Answer by brat382003
Submitted on 4/22/2005
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you can be as old as u want to get ur belly done and ur mom has to sgin 2 papers just her name saying it is ok and it may get infected i am 11 years old and i got mine last wensday!!!!

 

Answer by michelle
Submitted on 4/22/2005
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how do you take off the ring belly ring..cuz i dont know how...

 

Answer by DESIREE
Submitted on 4/24/2005
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Hey Lindsay I am getting my belly button pierceds April 26,2005 I know that they can pierces it with a barbell not sure how long it that the area tender for.

 

Answer by whitney**
Submitted on 4/24/2005
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hey ..yeh no when u really wanna no what it wood feel like to get your belly button pierced so you decide to pinch the skin to see....well don't do that!!!! because when u do it bruises the inside of it so when you actually do get it pierced ...it will hurt more and take longer to go threw! trust me on this 1...mi piercer told me that when i got mine done !

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 4/28/2005
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If you go to Jersey in the Channel Islands you can get it done when your 16 at a place called skinscene. I live there and i can't wait till my mum lets me have it done (cos im 16). I just have to persuade her...

 

Answer by shells
Submitted on 4/28/2005
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i want to get my belly peirced un my mum is all cool with it but i was wondering if someone could tell me exactly how long u hav to wait before taking it out and putting a diff one in?

could ya email me at tiggerz_rule@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Juliet
Submitted on 4/30/2005
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hi, i am thinking about getting my belly button pierced but i have several of questions. First off, i would like to know how long you must wait in order to swim? As ive looked in some replies here, there are different answers. Some say 2 months, other say 4-5 months. Anyone have an accurate answer ? or does it just depend on ur skin type? Please respond back with any information you have! thanks!

 

Answer by KeL<3
Submitted on 4/30/2005
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ok my parents r letting me get my belly button pierced 4 my birthday n im kinda nervous bout it hurting n it not working out...wut does it feel like n can i play sports((lacrosse)) wit it in? like will it b to tender n hurt to bad n will it cause it to rip or w.e? plz help me
KeL<3

 

Answer by Alisha Rose
Submitted on 5/1/2005
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i want to get my belly button pierced i just really want as much information about it before hand so any information you could give would be great
thanks

you can also email me at
skittlesxstarburts_cucumber@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Emmy
Submitted on 5/3/2005
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I've had my belly button pierced for just over a month now.. and I've gone swimming and it never got infected it hurts now and then but nothing serious.. i was told that as long as the puss that comes out of it is a creamy to yellowy color it's normal but if its bright green or yellow it's infected.. anyways.. i hope that helped some of you.. and i have a question how long b4 i can change it? I've heard so many answers I don't know which one is right.. ohh and your belly button does heal it takes 6 weeks for the inside to heal so whoever told you your belly button doesn't heal is full of bologne.. anyways im going to go now.. my email address is sweet_pea27@hotmail.com if neone has any questions or answers for me Thanks! <3

 

Answer by laloo
Submitted on 5/5/2005
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Hello All,
I am a body piercer and I am worried at some of your lack of knowledge after you have had your navels pierced.  You should not go swimming until about three weeks to a month after you have had your navel pierced for the first couple of times you should cover it up with a waterproof band aid but take it off instantly after swimming so you don't starve it from air.       YOU SHOULD NOT PIERCE YOUR OWN BELLY BUTTONS OR YOUR FRIENDS!  This can lead to very very very serious consequences maybe not now but in the future, such as tummy ulcers, cancer, bad infection, tissue scarring and if you do it yourself and it gets infected this will scar your belly for life.  If anyone is worried about changing it themselves they should go back to where they got it done and they should change it for you.

 

Answer by Hay
Submitted on 5/5/2005
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Heyy ya'll! Okay well i'm thinking about gettin mine done in a couple of weeks.. but i live on the lake, and i go on the jet ski's and in the water ALL the time.. so I was wondering if i put a waterproof band-aid on it, is there still a chance of it gettin infected from the lake water?.. and another question is.. if you go tanning with a barbell in, and ur laying on ur back to get ur stomach tan, will u have a white place where ur ring was? or does the ring not effect that?

 

Answer by dave
Submitted on 5/8/2005
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Ure all sooooo wrong... It doesnt hurt at all. and dont really worry about swimming or anything... your body will keep it ok in most situtions.

 

Answer by Jewel
Submitted on 5/9/2005
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HI! I think 14 and under are too young to get their belly pierced. I would wait till I'm 15. Always cover it up too so it won't get infected keep it clean and ust take care of it and you can wear all those belly rings and stuff.:D

I was thinking of getting my belly pierced somtime....

 

Answer by ** Riley
Submitted on 5/10/2005
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i just got mine pierced yesterday and it doesnt hurt at all so dont freak yourself out :-p

 

Answer by Lyndzie
Submitted on 5/11/2005
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kk, so the rules have changed... you need to b 16 now, without legal permission to get it done, and most places give u the cleaning materials! also... u do need to slide it up and down to clean it.. put ur cream on, and slide it up and down at least THREE times!!

 

Answer by shawnee
Submitted on 5/12/2005
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Ive had my belly peirced two times now..the first time i did it for my 16th b-day..but the skin stretched out because i grew..now i am 18 and got it done again..it doesnt hurt that bad but it does a little for like 10 seconds...but i think its worth it..if its possible get it peirced w/ a bar bell it is so much better...the 2nd time was with a hoop...and its really tender and gets caught on alot..the barbell was no problem at all..

 

Answer by *+whitney*+
Submitted on 5/12/2005
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hey, britnee dont take it out after just 2 weeks! trust me ! i had my belli pierced and my frend sed just take it out and put a barbell in! cuz thats wut she did just after 2 weeks so of coarse smart me..i took it out and changed the ring,but then it started getting infected and realy gross stuff was comeing out of it  yuk!  so i had to take it out, then wait another month 2 get it re-peirced! dont take it out for atleast 3 months i no its tempting..but dont k bibi luv ya!XOxo

 

Answer by beachbabe
Submitted on 5/15/2005
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dose the clamp hurt much and is there any way to speed the healing time

 

Answer by x_duchess_x
Submitted on 5/17/2005
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hey babes....i've just had my belly pierced with my mate, and i didn't go with any parents and I'm14, and they didn't say any thing bout my age!!!the dude that pierced my belly button told me not to take it out for 6-9 months!!!was it okay when people took theirs out at a month on?oh, and the swimming thing, avoid dirty lakes and things, cos my mate went swimming in the lake a wk after hers was pierced, and she got a really bad infection, but i don't know about chlorine and that! please rite bak...or e-mail me Ta lil_mizz_flirt_69@hotmail.com thanks babes xxx xx luv xx xxx

 

Answer by Jinxxx
Submitted on 5/17/2005
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i got ma belly button pierced 3 weeks ago...and to tell u the truth i LOVE IT!!!it worth all the pain in the world. You could change it 2-9 weeks. thats what the uy told me but he said not to bother it wonce u change it!!! remeber that cause when i changed mine to one of those pretty barbells that dangle i did it wronge and it started to bleed...ALOT...so if u really wanna change it do it...but girl be carfull
good luck and for the ones that r unsure do it it is totally worth it!!! work it girls

 

Answer by mare
Submitted on 5/18/2005
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hii..ive already had my belly pierced and i took it out..i styll have the hole but it hurts 2 much 2 put it in and also i dont know how soo i decided i will just go back again 2 re-pierce it.and im 16 i heard when your 16 you dont have 2 go with a parent..and if i go 2 the same place shouldnt the guy have records of parent consent b4..so can i g back alone now that im 16 or no ?

 

Answer by Adrienne
Submitted on 5/19/2005
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well.. this isn't an answer but my friends 13 and has a small belly button i guess and the guy said she had to get a ring..is this true? because my belly button looks about the same size and i hate rings

 

Answer by monie
Submitted on 5/19/2005
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Say you have had your navel pierced for 1 year well it close up!!??

 

Answer by helen
Submitted on 5/21/2005
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im gettin ma belly button pierced on wednesday and i cant wait!!!!!!!!! does it hurt realy bad coz my m8's sed they screamed and that it kills but my other friend got hers dun last saturday and she sed the pain wos less thn gettin ur ears pierced wich didnt hurt me !! plz help
please e-mail ur awnser 2 > helen_minnie_shearly_1292@msn.com

 

Answer by helen
Submitted on 5/21/2005
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im gettin ma belly button pierced on wednesday and i cant wait!!!!!!!!! does it hurt realy bad coz my m8's sed they screamed and that it kills but my other friend got hers dun last saturday and she sed the pain wos less thn gettin ur ears pierced wich didnt hurt me !! plz help
please e-mail ur awnser 2 > helen_minnie_shearly_1292@msn.com

 

Answer by stiamaria
Submitted on 5/21/2005
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i really want to get my belly button pierced on monday, but i have a basketball game on wednesday, it is too soon to play sports after getting pierced? please email the answer to super_stina63@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Bex
Submitted on 5/22/2005
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Hey im gettin my belly button pierced in about 5 weeks. im goin with my aunt will they still let me get it pierced. im stayin with my aunt for a month so my parents wont be there. i just wanna no the basics like wen can i go swimmin or take it out and stuff like that. thx a ton.xoxoxo
becca

 

Answer by Kelz
Submitted on 5/22/2005
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Hey question...where should i go to get my belly button pierced done? Should i got to a doctor or somthing? I want to got to a place where its clean, n-excpensive,and someone who knows what they are doing.

 

Answer by nichole
Submitted on 5/24/2005
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i live in mississippi me and my mama are goging to the beach in Alabama wit my cousins and aunt. i getting my belly button pierced. my cousin says it hurt really bad but she kinda a whimp. does it hurt? and whats the most pianfull part. i am 14

 

Answer by sodipop
Submitted on 5/25/2005
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about it hurting..

you really wont know until you do it cause everyone is different like the guy who did mine said it was hard for skinny people. so it hurt like hell for me definitely worse then the ears and I'm not afraid of needles at all. my other friend is skinnier but shes a complete druggie so she feels absolutely no pain whatsoever.so you never know but i would say its worth it. oh and just a tip sea-salt spray works really well for infections  

 

Answer by KaMaRa
Submitted on 5/26/2005
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IT WAS BEEN 6 DAYS NOW!! People out there it dont hrt. I am 13 and i got it pecred. And i wanted my belly peicred last year! yea and the clamping dont hrt ethier and it didnt hrt at all!! when i got it. It was prefect and now it is not prefect it is groSs and pusey but it is going a way  because it was play with to much and people tuch it to much !! It is  pretty but when you got pus all around it is not good !!

 

Answer by playboy lover
Submitted on 5/27/2005
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hey wots best to wear a hope or a bar and should i go behind my mums and dads back or no peez help me asap love ya. xxxx

 

Answer by charlotte
Submitted on 5/29/2005
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ok i really want my belly pierced ive want it done sence i was like 9 im 14 now mums asked wat i want 4 my bday i want to say i want my belly button pierced but im scared of wat she will say wat should i do

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 5/29/2005
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i wish i would hav my belly pierced but mum wont let me she says it will heart to much (she hasent got hers done) but i dont care bout pain and she nows that it drives me insane

 

Answer by mel05
Submitted on 5/29/2005
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the mans told me to come back a month after getting it done to change my belly bar to a better 1 a dangeley 1, so ?

 

Answer by brina
Submitted on 6/1/2005
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hey i have one question to ask. the people whose mom let them get there belly button pierced, what did y'all say to her when you were asking or what did y'all do to let her let y'all get it done? i was wondering because i have been wanting my belly button pierced forever but my mom is against it, she says that i can get it done it just depends on who i get it pierced by. i live in Talladega, Alabama and there is only one place in Talladega that i know does piercings. what should i do? please help. y'all can e-mail me at lilalvie132007@yahoo.com if y'all can help me.

 

Answer by newbee
Submitted on 6/2/2005
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Thinking of having a belly piercing done before i go on holiday in a month. i have a couple of Qs which i hope one of you could answer...Can you use TCP to clean your belly piercing? How long does it take to heal?

 

Answer by sam
Submitted on 6/2/2005
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im scared 2 have it done r u sure it dosnt hurt!

 

Answer by destiny
Submitted on 6/3/2005
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hey!
i really want to get my belly button pierced but i'mso scared some ppl tell me dat it really hurts and others say its just a little pinch. I really want to get it done do u guy's think if i get it num it will hurt alot

 

Answer by Ami
Submitted on 6/7/2005
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Hi, Recantly my lip became swollen and i took my lip ring out >_<;; i know stupid :P and now the hole has closed up..i was wondering if i chould get it pierced in the same place?.

Would appreciate the help.

 

Answer by sammy
Submitted on 6/7/2005
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help my mum is ringing up this place to get my belly button peirced but i am reali scared , i have a low pain tolerance n afraid of needles i also aint alllowed it at skool do you think they will notice?

 

Answer by Riley
Submitted on 6/10/2005
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I dont have any answers but im thinkin about gettinmy belly pierced by a doctor with a bunch of my friends but do they know where to pierce it and everything? Also, is it worth getting it pierced if im gonna be pregnant in like 10 years or so? should i consider losing weight before or should i get it done now? cause my mom already made my oppt. and im supposed to have it done on  june 15 but im still kinda unsure...also i do cheerleading and i am afraid that it will rip out but half of my team already has it done...what are the chances of it leaving a scar once its out and will it be just and fade that will go out of style in the next tear or two?...my appt. is right before a cheer camp whitch involves a lot with the belly but my coach wont let me sit out cause he is stricked .. should i try to ditch a mandatory cheer camp or should i tell him i need to sit out because i feel "sick" , and just not let him know i got my belly button pierced?  Please help before june 11th <3<3<3

 

Answer by Pats Lil Girly Girl
Submitted on 6/11/2005
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Ok ive been doin alot of research and i couldnt find any thing that seemed to be correct so i had gone to the place i got my belly done at and just asked all the questions i needed answered ...

1.u can go swimming right after u get it pierced if u like ... the thing is that once u get out take dial antibacteral soap and wash it

2. to change it i agree with Girlie Girl "u should wait about a month b4 u take it out n for ur first time u should go bak to the place u got it done n they will change it 4 u after that u r on ur own wit changing..."

3.Use Dial Anti-bacterial and Sea salt to clean it for 8 weeks and do not take it out for more than 5 mins for the first 12 weeks

4. If a white to clear liquid seems to come from the piercing dont be alarmed it is just merly the process of healing .. and if a white ring forms that again is just the healing process ...

Good Luck everyone i hope that this helped

~*~Jessica~*~

 

Answer by holz!
Submitted on 6/11/2005
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hi i no this is for answers but i had my belly pierced in December and my p.e teacher saw it and made me take it out. I'm having it re-pierced in 3 weeks do u think it will hurt the 2nd time? please e-mail me bk on holliesnook@aol.com thanks!

 

Answer by bellyringerr
Submitted on 6/12/2005
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okay, well my bellybutton got done by a friend about 6 months ago, its still really bruised cause my friend wasnt a professional. i wanna get it done again cause my mom said i could. could i do anything to avoid my mom seeing the scar tissue? or getting rid of the scar tissue?

 

Answer by ~Michelle
Submitted on 6/12/2005
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Ok well ive had my belly button pierced for like 10 monthes..and its been fine since i got it pierced. But i noticed last night that there was a really small hole kind of in the middle but closer to the bottom of my pierceing. and im really freaked out cuz i dont wanna have to take it out. I know that isnt normal so does anyone know what the hole is caused from and how to make it go away!?!

 

Answer by JESS
Submitted on 6/15/2005
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You do not have to wait to go swimming guys get ur facts right!!! the chlorine disinfects your piercing, just don't go in a hot tub because a hot tub contains bromine which is NOOO good! so just check with the owner of the pool or hot tub first! as well for all of you girls asking questions, just ask the person piercing it about swimming, and taking it out they know best!

 

Answer by JESS
Submitted on 6/15/2005
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You do not have to wait to go swimming guys get your facts right!!! the chlorine disinfects your piercing, just don't go in a hot tub because a hot tub contains bromine which is NO good! so just check with the owner of the pool or hot tub first! as well for all of you girls asking questions, just ask the person piercing it about swimming, and taking it out they know best!

 

Answer by baby gurl
Submitted on 6/17/2005
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hey i got my belly button pierced and its been awhile  but i want to know how long do you have to clean it cause the person said only a couple of days but the last time i got it done they for a couple of months so how long? Thanks a lot for everthing!!!

 

Answer by Pocahontas
Submitted on 6/18/2005
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Hey Everyone. I am getting my belly pierced next Saturday, and I am very afraid. I read this web site a lot and everyone says different things. Well I want to know the TRUTH. Does it hurt? How long does it have to stay in before you can change it? How long do you have to wait before you go swimming? Please answer. Thank you!!!!

e-mail me janayckr@yahoo.com

 

Answer by chaz
Submitted on 6/18/2005
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you can only feel the clamp not the needle and it only hurts a little bit more than your ears !!!!

 

Answer by Ams
Submitted on 6/21/2005
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Hi everyone, ive been reading your questions and i just got mine done on May 14 2005, and it is June 21st 2005 now. I swam a week after i got it done and nothing happened, it looks completely healed ive never had a problem with it, I got it done at main street tattoo. they are great, all u feel is a tiny bit of pressure but they use no clamp, b/c they say that the clamp hurts more than the actual needle does and it shocks your body. If anyone says the clamps are better they are wrong, never get it done with a clamp, thats why most people say getting your belly button pierced hurts. And when they pierced mine they put a bannana bar in, its really cute. Take my advise.

 

Answer by shaunagh
Submitted on 6/21/2005
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hey hey peeps...
it seems yourr all sayin completely different things like i had mine done a month ago and to all those sscared dont bee i was really hiped up and prepared for tha absoloud worst and i shouldnt have been tha woman was lovely and you cant even feel the needle it just fells like someone poking you because the clamp is pinching you your concentrating more on that then the needle and tha piercer told me you can bath in a week when its healed a little..but you MUST wait a month or two before swimming in dirty water because of germs and PLEEZZ dont pierce it yourself i had mine donr proffesionally but my (silly lil) mate done it herself and ended up in hopital for 3 weeks and nearly died of septicemia (or however you spell it) but you must realise hoe dangerous and dtupid it is. umm....mines stil really red at tha moment but its going to go soon hope all your piercings are ok
bi bi x x x and if any of you are worring if your piercing is swollen or so on go to your doctor and he'll give you antibiotics or cream because mine was infected and it started healing it straight away neway!..
bi bi x x x

 

Answer by Lil Mama
Submitted on 6/21/2005
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Does it  hurt because I'm scared.

 

Answer by jakesbabiigirl
Submitted on 6/23/2005
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i dont have an answer i have a question..well i heard that when you get ur bb pierced it stings. Does it? im 13 and i wanna get mine done in a few weeks. Also i have a scare where i had it done before. will that get in the way?? help me out!


luvens

 

Answer by Chelsey
Submitted on 6/23/2005
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Help, I want to get my navel pierced but I'm scared. I don't know since I'm only 12 years old if I have a parents signature I can get it pierced. I don't know if the laws are different here in California or not. I also was looking at rings and they looked really wide. Are the pierced that big or what.

      PLEASE HELP, Chelsey.

 

Answer by mimi
Submitted on 6/27/2005
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hiya. i'm getting my belly button pierced in 2 or 3 weeks. and i really hate needles and pain. all my friends who have had it done say it doesn't hurt much but you can feel a really sharp pinch. i'm well scared. could someone whos had it done please answer and tell me what it feels like and if it hurts. thank you. xxx

 

Answer by ~mandy~
Submitted on 6/28/2005
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hmmmm....... when its dun dont touch it if u want it to get in feted then thouch it and make sure u eat before it cause some ppl might faint because of da preser like i did and so did me sis

 

Answer by Gorjusbrat
Submitted on 6/28/2005
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WHEN CAN I CHANGE IT

 

Answer by piercingaddict
Submitted on 6/29/2005
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hey u guys
everyone who wants 2 get their belly pierced and is under the age of 14 is not a good idea!!! when u grow the piercing will most likely migrate and thats not a good deal.  cleaning your new piercing more than 2x's a day is also NOT a good idea because it deminishes your bodies natural ability to ward off infections on its own and not only that but it will dry it out delaying the healing process.  yes! outie bellies CAN be pierced, it is a lil more difficult for the piercer but it duz work.  i have a half innie half outtie and i wuznt sure at first either.  DO NOT EVER TRY TO PIERCE YOUR BELLY YOURSELF!!! go on the internet and look at some of the screw ups very rarly will they turn out how u want them 2 be.  if your piercing is crusty, thats okay its normal and u should soak it in saline pronto so that those crusty chunks dont do internal damage.  and yes like everyother piercing u will get i is going 2 hurt.  what they do is prep u and everything they need, then they either have u sit or lay down.  they clamp the skin and then a hollow 14g needle is pushed thru.  that says there for only seconds while they get the jewelry to put in.  i thought i wuz more than just a pinch...more like a holy sh*t that hurt but it only lasts minutes.

well good luck 2 all    luv me!:)

 

Answer by Lau
Submitted on 7/2/2005
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I wanna get my navel pierced b4 i go on holiday wiv me m8s.Only thing is its in 7wks en how long is it til u can change the bar & how long do I have to wait til i can go in the sea.

 

Answer by Good Girl
Submitted on 7/2/2005
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I have a question i want to get my belly button pierced i wanted to know if you were fat can you still get it done?

 

Answer by Caramel
Submitted on 7/3/2005
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i have a question,

when you get your navel pierced, how long do you have to wait be4 you can swim or take a bath???

 

Answer by Moni
Submitted on 7/4/2005
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Ok... First of all, the answers given are all wrong! I just got my belly button pierced at a very good emporium. The needles were well sterilized, and the piercer wore gloves and washed his hands. Everything was in sterile baggies, and the piercer had a certificate that showed he went to college and stuff. Anyways, he told me not to wash it with any kind of soap except from
"Non-Scented Spectro Gel" Once a day. And a sea- salt water soaking twice a day. The piercing takes up to a year to fully heal, and you CANNOT go swimming in any type of water for at least a month (3 months is recommended)   Don't touch the piercing without throughly washing your hands. Not every belly button is suitable for getting a piercing. If you are very skinny, the clamp might hurt. Also, if you have an "outie" , piercers recommend not to get it pierced, as the needle will have to go through the chunk of flesh (very painful). Chlorine does help to clean out the belly button, but it also dries the skin. You cannot use any moisturizers on the piercing within the first month.  I think that answered the questions....  Anyways, i got it done at
  "Pushin Inc Tattoo Emporium"    :)

 

Answer by ~*~Charli~*~
Submitted on 7/5/2005
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i had my belly button pierced about 2 months ago give or take and i put savalon on it last night to prevent any infection but it stung and burnt really badly, this never happened before! i ran into the bathroom and washed it off with water but it didnt ease anything and i was in pain for 15 mins i couldnt stand up because of it, is this normal? if not help! :(
Love Charli!!

 

Answer by babidawl
Submitted on 7/6/2005
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hey i juss got mine done yesterday and it was awesome...i was rilly scared when i went but the place was rilly nice im only 14 but i rilly like it a lot it didnt hurt me at all and the clamp was the only thing i felt the whole time....a good thing to use and clean it is dial soap it works rilly well my friend used that and sea salt to soak the whole time and hers heald rilly well...any ?'s e mail me xotrackbabiox@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Kelso*
Submitted on 7/6/2005
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Hey I'm getting my belly button done in 2 days.. I'm kinda scared but not really.. i hope it doesn't hurt .. and i am getting it done with a ring... is that better then a barbel?

Thanks! Kelsey

 

Answer by jaja
Submitted on 7/7/2005
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use salt water to clean it everyday. and ear cleaner. no rubbing alcohol. use antibacterial soap in the shower. dont touch it without washing your hands.
and use ice and ibprofen for pain.

 

Answer by chaz
Submitted on 7/9/2005
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the only part of a belly button piercing you can feel is the clamp not the needle , i have had mime done for 14 weeks and its been fine just clean it twice a day for the 1st few weeks chaz.

 

Answer by dee
Submitted on 7/10/2005
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my guy said that swimming is not ok for at least 4 weeks...is there any way I can go sooner? I have a pool in my backyard and everyone else is swimming...it sucks :(

 

Answer by Sher
Submitted on 7/12/2005
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Hey, I got mine done about a month ago..I went swimming about a week later and just clean it good before and after and you should be fine..Also I just learned..to change it you can loosen the little bead on the barbell. Also for me..I felt both the needle and the clamp-though I must say the clamp hurt me more then the needle. Can someone tell me when I can change my barbell though -thanks-

 

Answer by Leigh
Submitted on 7/12/2005
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Hya I Just got mines done 2day I got a bar! mum made me wait till i was 14! For the amount of pain It depends on the person reli and where u get it done! I got told 6 weeks until i can change it and 6 months for any swimming!
I have a question! I got it done today do you think i will be able to dance?
I have a dance show on Friday!!!

cho ppl xxxxx

 

Answer by em24b
Submitted on 7/13/2005
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If i am going to Hawaii in a week and a half and i get my  belly button peirced now, if i wear a water proof band aid and clean it 3-4 times a day, can i swim in the ocean and pool?

 

Answer by lil jean
Submitted on 7/13/2005
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Hey my name is laura and i have had my belly ring for a couple of months now and i have a weriod bump right beside my belly betton, and it scares me. What can it be?

 

Answer by .x:Roxy:x.
Submitted on 7/15/2005
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Please answer my question!
Im 13 and i'm hoping to soon have my bellybutton pierced (in 3/4wks).
I went along to see the guy who pierced my sisters, i explained that i had an outtie and showed him. He said it would be very easy to pierce and he would make the gem of the bar come just above the outtie bit.
Im worried it's going to look strange and i dont wanna waste my money on it if it does! I want it to look ok! Please tell me what you think! Or even better if you have an outtie piercing yourself!
Luv roxy x

 

Answer by Raquel
Submitted on 7/17/2005
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To Mitzi- Are u kidding me? First of all, who the hell would let their daughter get their belly button peirced under the age of 13? I'm pretty sure a girl should grow some boobs, butt, and hit puberty before she even thinks about peircing her belly button.
Thnx. =)

 

Answer by Kim
Submitted on 7/17/2005
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NAVEL PIERCING IS EASY! It feels like a pinch and is over in 2 seconds. Don't let nervousness freak you out, because it did me and it wasn't bad at all. If you've had your second earring hole pierced, it is so much worse pain than the navel piercing.

 

Answer by babyblue ***
Submitted on 7/21/2005
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plz help i want 2 get myn done my moms sayinno but she will say yes its just the pain. i really bad at taking pain and before i get it done i will prob cry is it true dat if ur scared it bleeds. plz help , n how long do you have 2 wait 2 go swimmin cuz my mate waited 2 weeks n hers is fine ????? plz help xxxxxxxxxx thnx xxxxxxxxxx

 

Answer by ShortyD
Submitted on 7/23/2005
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I read something the other day that said it takes 1.5-2years for the belly button to completely heal. How do I know if it is completely healed, and what CAN'T you do when your belly button is pierced. I just got mine done 7-20-05.

 

Answer by jasmine
Submitted on 7/23/2005
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Hey everyone well im 14 and i got my belly button pierced and well im going to try to answer a few questions dat ppl have been asking ok well you should wait between 2-6 months before u go swimming some people might be lucky not to get it infected when they go but dat doesnt mean u will have the same luck ask when u get ur navel done by the person dats doing it they may do it a lil different from sum1 else so they ware the ones dat will almost truly now

next... Ok when u are going to change ur belly button for the frist time be careful ok wait til it is healed all they way if not many things may happen ok if u try to change it b4 its time u can get it infected if u take it out and try to put another one it u can rip the tissue dat had formed between ur belly and the ring if u rip dat it may get infected and or take a longer time to heal so plz wait b4 u change it

next... when u get ur belly button pierced u really dont feeel da needle it goes by so fast all u really feel is just the clamp for some ppl it may not hurt for others it does it may not hurt durning but it does hrut a lil after i have to say u well feel somekind of soreness and redness for the first 2 weeks when u get it done

And my final bit of advice if u really want to get a different belly button ring and ur not sure if it is time to change it and if you are still unsure in any way go see a professional piercer and have him change your belly ring, especially if it is the first time you are doing so.

i hope dat i have help sum1 at least a lil and just look out and it hurts more then ur ears

 

Answer by Shelby
Submitted on 7/24/2005
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hey my name is shelby i got my belly button pierced about 2 weeks ago... i only waited 4 days before i went swimming i went in teh ocean.. then after 9 days i went in the public pool but its clean it was a t a hotel but its really nice... i think i couldve gone swimming b4 but i didnt want to cause i went on vacation and i was in teh ocean the whole time... nothing happened just dont jump in!! i did that it hurts!! wait a lil bit b4 that... um. i didnt hurt me at all to get it done!! it hurt after ward and it was really sensitive! and i was thinking mabe i did the wrong thing but now i am glad and its only been 2 weeks after a week u can lay on ur stomache and it doesnt hurt but dont jump on it or anyhting till a lil longer.. i payed $60 for mine and $10 for a notery which was a rip off but what ever... and i got H2Ocean get that!! it sooo works!! its like $10 then i got something else and that helps too its those things u put in ur ear i cant think of the name now lol but u break it and cleaning stuff comes out its cool... also mine is still red but its normal... if u have any questions i have aol its baseballLuver290 or e mail me at baseballLuver290@aim.com i am a 14 year old girl and they didnt want to give me the ring they said i am still growing but im not... lol anyways i am skinny and it worked out good but if u want it get it!! even if its only u that sees it .. its still cool so if u have any questions just ask!

 

Answer by kristen
Submitted on 7/25/2005
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OK like I'm going out to bush gardens and my dad doesn't know that i have my belly button done so i am going to have to take it out so i don't get in trouble will it close up if i like just take it out for a couple of hours and put it back in at night?

 

Answer by val
Submitted on 7/26/2005
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hey i got mine done like 2 and half months ago..it dosent hurt but its red and on the bottom there is a a piece of skin thats like on the side of the ring..i dont know if it wants 2 close up, if its infected or what!+? please help!!

val

 

Answer by jay
Submitted on 7/29/2005
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Hey i got my piercing like 3 days ago and i love it. to be honest it does hurt, but only for like a minute once the needle is in the pain is done. Afterwards my belly was a little soar. The next day when i woke up i couldn't even bend over and i had a small bruse that looked like a circle around the top of the ring. But now it feels like it's not even there and everything looks good.

 

Answer by rach
Submitted on 7/30/2005
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i have heard soo much stuff about self piecing nd how bad it is but wat if u have a kit and dont do it with a needle? i really need to kno before school starts so please answer asap!!

thank you

<<33 rachel

 

Answer by Shelby
Submitted on 7/31/2005
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hey i waited 4 days then i went in the ocean and i went in the pool like 1 1/2 weeks and nothing ever happened... iv had mine done for about 3 weeks and i want to change it but how long do i have to wait? i have a s/n for aol baseballLuver290 please tell me i want to change it b4 skool starts!! thanx

 

Answer by clover
Submitted on 8/1/2005
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dont i repeat dont put alchohol on your piercing i use sea salt and that works fine !

 

Answer by Dizzy. @ Nex
Submitted on 8/1/2005
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Hello, I am thinking of getting mine done, i can pierce my cartledge myself and it didn't hurt, will my navel?? :D reply at flip_lozer20022@hotmail.com

THANX!

 

Answer by dara
Submitted on 8/2/2005
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i have my belly button pierced (professionally) for maybe around three years... and i took it out this morning to let it soak and clean it, and i left it out all day now i'm having issues getting it back in... it seems to be too dry or something. any suggestions?

 

Answer by becca
Submitted on 8/6/2005
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most places you can get your belly button pierced at 13 nd other places they say that its a state law you have 2 be 15 to get it pierced so iuno but im gettin mine pierced in 2 days !

*Becki

 

Answer by DR. DILF
Submitted on 8/7/2005
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hello my fellow naval piercers. i recently got my naval pierced for the third time. i also pierce naval's for a living. the nuecoles in your stomach reacts and may cause a feeling that is very similar to having your skin burnt off. although this pain may continue for the first few months after the piecing its worth it!! if you take a shower the first two weeks after getting it pierced the pain will get worst and start to eat the skin around the piercing away. this is called ishabaga. please be careful for this. it is very serious. i also just got my genital pierced my boyfriend loves it. he always tells me how good it feels on his tounge. so i highly recomend that ; ) i got my nipple pierced my boyfriend isnt sure if he likes that yet. he said it pinches his tounge sometimes. my dog likes it though.

SO BASICALLY ALL PIERCINGS HURT LIKE HELL SO JUST DONT DO IT UNLESS YOU DONT WANNA LIFE (NO SWIMMING SHOWERS BATHS LAKE OCEAN SPORTS EATING SITUPS WORKING STARBUCKS CHEERLEADING HANGING OUT WITH FRIENDS BOYFRIENDS PLAYING WITH IT)YEAH THATS RIGHT none of that so  remember what dr. dilf said...
DONNNNNT DOOOOO ITTTTTT!!
peaceeeeeeeeeeeeeee

 

Answer by Blondee*
Submitted on 8/7/2005
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Hey every one okay i have some answers to allot of questions i got my belly button pierced yesterday but here is what the guy told me to do he said wait 8 months to change it cuz then it is fully healed and for swimming you should wait 6-8 mounths to but u can go swimming with a waterproof bandage thats what i use i went swimming 30 min after i got my piercing with a waterproof banage Johnson and Johnson makes them in the bad-aid brand they stick for hours ,you have to clean your piercing at least once a day using dial or antibacterial liquid soap ,the shower is the best place to clean it cuz u can wash ur hands then just lather it on your belly button  About the pain part i was really worried i thought it was going to kill with pain but it felt like a little pinch and it was over i was like "thats it" i have a low tolerance for pain and this literally didn't hurt a little bit of burning after but it went away after about 1 hurt and then it hast hurt since unless you get it hooked in ur clothes of bed sheets anyways there are answers hope they help ohh yeah i got mine done by a professional body piercer who worked under some one else for years then has been doing his own pearcings for  5 years now ,he really knows what he is doing ,i advise if u r gone get it done get it done by a professional .not yourself or not by a jeweler cuz they or you don't really no what they are doing and remember sanitary is everything !

 

Answer by Steph
Submitted on 8/8/2005
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I really want my belly button pierced but i am scared what shall i do!!! ???
Thanks
XxXStephXxX

 

Answer by PrEshUs_1
Submitted on 8/9/2005
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I HAVE A QUESTION... I WANTED TO CHANGE MY NAVEL RING I GOT IT PIERCED IN MAY WITH A RING AND NOW WOULD LIKE TO TRY A BARBELL...IS IT TO EARLY?

 

Answer by sharon
Submitted on 8/9/2005
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uh huh.... i want to get belly pierced but I'm scare.. if i get it, and can i shower.. but what if the water flow through my body and does it hurt to my belly?? cuz it was pierced? uh ne wayz.. OK

 

Answer by Cindy
Submitted on 8/9/2005
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Well i got a question.
ok i got my belly button pierced yesterday, and today both sides that were pierced are red and it sorta stings? is this normal?
i mean i cleaned it and everything, is there such thing as cleaning it too much?

 

Answer by Devin Star
Submitted on 8/11/2005
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Well I am 39 years old, and just got my belly button pierced yesturday (Aug 10th) and I was nervous for two days before my appointment. I was nervous for nothing. It did not hurt at all, and the clamps were uncomfortable but they did not hurt. And it is so fast. For anyone considering getting a belly button piercing, just go for it. You will be happy you did.  

 

Answer by Chantelle
Submitted on 8/12/2005
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hey i need help..im 13 and my mom thinks i am to young to get my belly button pierced so i did it myself..i've had the ring in for one week now and i clean it 3 times a day. the problem is, is that the ring is eating away at my skin and im scared of whats gonna happen...if anyone has advice for me i would really appreciate it alot.thanks.

 

Answer by Amanda x0x
Submitted on 8/14/2005
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heyy i wanna get mi belly button done but i play soccer and basket ball and i go to the beach lk everyday...would i have to stay away form the beach and mi sports for a while or is it ok to lk go on with mi everyday life

 

Answer by bAbI_gUrLiE_sXc_BrUnEtTe
Submitted on 8/14/2005
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I think u can get your belly piercing done again and i think u can av it in d same place as well but I'm not sure and i am considering having my belly button done at the moment! But mi mates who av at it done have said it wasn't complicated at all and u soon get used 2 it so hopefully we will both learn something from this!

 

Answer by katief_101
Submitted on 8/14/2005
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Hi,
I am Kt and I am ganna be 12. I am getting my BB Pierced in December right after my last swimming lesson before Christmas and I am ganna try to shower as less often as possible and when I do I will wear waterproof bandaids. But then about 2 weeks after Christmas vacation there will be 2 40 minute swimming lessons for school a week. Is it okay if I do it and wear a waterproof bandaid and clean it RIGHT after? Or will it SURELY get infected? Because, I am ganna clean it 3 times daily, once with sea water, and take multivitamins. And going to a profession starile place! lol. I did all my research. Can you please answer my ?'s. And if you want to talk to me on aim or email its katief 1012 on aim and katief_101@hotmail.com for emailing. Thanks sooooooo much everyone. Happy Piercings

 

Answer by blondie2005
Submitted on 8/16/2005
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i have had my belly button pierced since i was 13 and now i am Nealy 18 and i am 8months pregnant but only these last 2 weeks my piercing has gotten really red and sore. so i took it out and was wondering how long does it take for it to close up please help ???

 

Answer by Mal
Submitted on 8/16/2005
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I have had mine for over three years how long will it take to close up

 

Answer by angel
Submitted on 8/17/2005
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hey i don't got an answer i got a question

ummm i was j/w how much it costed 4 it, the belly button, n do they like numb u, caus ei've never gotton a peircing that hasn't been numbed b4, n i'm scared cause i don't wann it ta hurt me. so if u got an answer for me just IM me my SN is camsgirl4lyfe, on AOL instant messenger

thnx y'all!!!

                ~ *angel a.k.a. sarah

 

Answer by Sammi
Submitted on 8/18/2005
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If you sleep on your stomach which ring should u get it pierced w/?? The barbell or the curved one?

 

Answer by Heather
Submitted on 8/18/2005
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Ok i got my Belly Button peirced a month ago tuesday. If you mess with it when youre not cleaning it it will get swollen and if it does then take some ibprofen and soke it in epson salt. you have to wait two weeks to go swimming in ne thing with chlorine and 2 months for salt water. The only thing i felt when they did it was the clamp and i didnt even now the guy did it. i peirced mine myself b4 i got it done professionally and i had it in for a month it was really painfull and the only reason it didnt work was because the kind of needle the Tattoo artists is a hallow needle so the skin goes in it thats y when u peirce it urself it doesnt work!!! Happy peircings and have fun with it!!!

!*!*! Heather !*!*!

 

Answer by xAlysabethx
Submitted on 8/19/2005
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hey i just got my belly pierced today so if you have eni questions pls ask me.

It didnt hurt alot it was just one small prick, i am a wimp so if i say it doesnt hurt trust me it doesnt and if any one is considering getting it done then go for it it doesnt hurt once its in AT ALL and i love it its so pretty :-)

 

Answer by nutty nat
Submitted on 8/21/2005
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hi im 14 on wednesday and on thursday i want to go and get my belly done and cz am young and im chuby am not fat jst puppy fat will it still be ok to get it done ??

 

Answer by Megz
Submitted on 8/21/2005
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I'm getting my belly button pierced next week with my aunt and I can't wait...but my best friend got her done last year and she said it hurt for a week and she had to clean out all this gunkee crap in the shower...is that normal? Also She said the needle hurt like hell...and my most fear is infections...is it likely to get one can you easily prevent one with out having to do all this stuff to clean it cuz I mean thats a little too much...wash twice a day...then  i hear wash 6 times a day! GEEZE HOW YOU CLEAN IT???

 

Answer by Amy
Submitted on 8/21/2005
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yes you do have to slide your belly button ring up and down when you put the soap on it, but you dont have to when you put the bactine on

 

Answer by Julzzz <333
Submitted on 8/24/2005
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I just gawt myne pierced... it didnt hurt at all.. the place didnt look clean at the front but at the back it was realleh clean and the lady had 18 years of experience! :| wooooow lol yu have to keep it in for 3 months if yu get a ring yu can change the ball but nawt ring... yu also have to watch it.. it gets easly infected clean it 3 times a day and DONT USE POLYSPORN PEROXIDE ER RUBBING ALCHOHOL!! Thanks....                                                              <33 Julzzzz

 

Answer by ickle fran
Submitted on 8/24/2005
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To stormi:-

Try some hydrogen peroxide on it. get it at 3%, if u can only find 6% though just tip half the bottle away and add half water instead. get a cotton wool bud and gently apply it to the red area. I got it on my tragus and i had it for quite a while but if you're patient and do this twice a day to the area it will work great. hope that helps a bit :)

 

Answer by stokielozza
Submitted on 8/24/2005
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i had my belly button done bout 5 months ago now and i has only just healed properly as for sum ti takes longer than others if your thinking of getting it done do it ! if u want to see wot it looks like add me to messenger - laura_21031990@hotmail.com and I'm willing to show you

happy piercing

 

Answer by still smiling
Submitted on 8/25/2005
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i got my belly button done recently and i know everything but its a little to one side but i am under aged so i am going to keep this one till im 16 and get it done at another place but how long does it take to close up after having it for a few years cause im only 13 and wanna keep it till im 16 wen i can get it redone

 

Answer by lil
Submitted on 8/26/2005
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hi i got my piercing done today and I have all the awnsers
1) It doesn't hurt-it's jsut pressure and a bit of a sting that's it
2) They can pierce it with anything but I suggest a barbell or a ring made of titanium or surgical stell= if you are sensitive skin wise
3)to take a barbell out screw the top bit, slide it out for a ring just either pop the little bobbly bit and it will come free and then take the ring out. If it's a screwy one then you have to screw the bobbly thing
4)rELAX FOR a few weeeks don't do too much, let yourself go.
5)Clean it twice a day-don't go crazy the more u touch it the worst it is it's not gonna get dirty in a few seconds  their's my ramble <3(I got it pierced today but know lots)

 

Answer by tori :>
Submitted on 8/26/2005
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i went swimming alot and it didnt seem to do anything wrong...i heard its good to soak in a bath with epsom salts is that good also is polysporin bad to put on it? mine is pretty good on the top(just a little red) but the bottom is a pretty big lump with gunk coming out of it all the time does anyone know how to make the lump go away? thanx y'all

 

Answer by aimz
Submitted on 8/27/2005
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hey yaz
if u get pregnant, ur hole will stretch and will look horrible coz the belly bar , will not fit in! soz, BUT! if u take the bar @ a early stage, there is a chance that it mite close up however it mite not so u can put in ur belly-bar after the birth, wud u rather that or.. a horrid scared belly button, oh yeh and if it closes up u can always get it re-pierced! x x x X x x x

 

Answer by ToRi
Submitted on 8/27/2005
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i dont know about that swimming thing cuz i went swimming a week after i got mine and its fine now and peroxide worked good for me and mine had a big lump on it which is gone now...only use peroxide once a day tho so it doesnt dry it out...the best thing is to use spray or soap given out by the piercer....if they have it

 

Answer by angela
Submitted on 8/30/2005
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i dunt have a answer but i got my belly periced about 1 n a half year ago and it got infected when they periced it they clamped it and then 2 months ago i got it done again and they didnt clamp it is that ok?  i/m me xofibrobratxo

 

Answer by smilez
Submitted on 8/31/2005
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yo ive had ma navaal pierced for bout 4months i was looking for h2ocean but i cant find it can someone tell me where to find it what store (pharmacie) p.s i live in long island valley stream

 

Answer by Star
Submitted on 8/31/2005
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Well really I have a question when can I move my navel ring up and down or atleast turn it. Does it hurt when you move it or just a little pain.

 

Answer by Ami
Submitted on 9/1/2005
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To Nicole, I dont recommend that you clean the piercing three times a day only twice morning and night.To me and mostly others it doesnt hurt afterwards

 

Answer by Ritchley - Ann
Submitted on 9/1/2005
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Do you know any good piercing places where you DONT have to be 18....because i want to get the top of my ear, my belly button, and my nipple pierced and im 17. Do you have to be 18??

 

Answer by Kristy
Submitted on 9/3/2005
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Well guys, I got mine done a week ago and it seems to be fine. I had done mine myself so many times that I got a buildup of scar tissue. So I decided to get it professionally done and it hurt terribly cuz it was so hard to get the needle through and it bled a ton the first day, but I was fine after that. My piercer told me that swimming in a pool was fine after a week because chlorine will just clean it super well, just to always clean it. And to clean it after working out because sweat makes it icky.

 

Answer by 9piercings girl
Submitted on 9/8/2005
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Hay I was wondering does it hurt to get your lower navel pierced becuase I have my top one done for 1 year and I heard that it hurts a lot so can someone help me!!??
thanks

 

Answer by keryl
Submitted on 9/9/2005
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I got my belly button pierced like 2 weeks ago...I have been cleaning it..but I feel like it's getting infected...but I'm not sure...I dunno if I should take it out if it gets infected or just keep cleaning it.

 

Answer by jackie123
Submitted on 9/10/2005
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heyy, ok well i have a Q. can belly button piercings cause you to not be able to get pregnant?? ive heard that b4. so pleaz answer back. thanks

 

Answer by Danner
Submitted on 9/12/2005
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K so i have a major!! problem that I've already emailed an online doctor about my bellybutton piercing. I read over everything that's been said for a while and NOTHING is like what happened to mine so I'm flipping. K I had my bellybutton pierced about 4 months ago and ever since the skin in between the bead and the bottom of the belly ring had decreased to 1/2 a centimetre!! HELP ME!! Do I take the ring out??? and just forget about the piercing cause it's a pain! of should I leave it in and hope it will heal fine??? cause it seems like it's going to rip out if I hit it once more which scares me so PLEASE help me , anyone!!

 

Answer by ~*K*~
Submitted on 9/14/2005
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yey I'm getting my belly button pierced tomorrow. i can't wait. will i be able to do p.e at school or can i get some time off?

 

Answer by dee
Submitted on 9/14/2005
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I JUST GOT MY BELLY DONE 3 WKS AGO AND ALL I DO IS WASH IT IN THE SHOWER WITH DIAL ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP AND ITS DOING GREAT,BUT I THINK IM ALLERGIC TO THE METAL DO U THINK ITS TO EARLY TO CHANGE?

 

Answer by I got Mine
Submitted on 9/18/2005
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Okay listen. I live in New York i got my belly button pierced and it did hurt.  I didnt feel the needle at all but when they put the barbell in, it hurt like hell. So dont listen to everyone when they says it doesnt hurt bcuz mine did. Neway, i use bactine and i love it!! It heals ur belly button so fast and it eases the irritation after you get it pierced.  The only question I have is how long should i wait to change it bcuz it looks healed, it stopped pussing and everything so can anyone answer that for me? and plzz only reply to this if you kno the answer for sure.  Thankz

 

Answer by BtylcsGurl@yahoo.com
Submitted on 9/22/2005
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Dial soap is used to clean it when you are in the shower.  You are supposed to move it up and down.

I also have a question.  How can u tell if the belly button piercing is healed?  I got mine done Sept.13, 2005 and it looks fine to me.
                            *thanks a bunch


                                    

 

Answer by nanna
Submitted on 9/23/2005
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ok umm i got my belly button done like ummm 3 days ago and no it doesn't urt that bad it is more liek a sharp pressure the clamp kinda numbs it i got home and it started bleeding for liek 2 hours it's is perfectly okay now tho and it's noo even that sore anymore i got a barbell put in when i first got it and my peircing isnt really that red or anything just pretty tender make sure to clean it and try not to bump it cuz umm it realyl hurts and sometimes it will even bleed a little bit if u hit it hard enough be careful when u r changing i had that experience already and it really hurt cuz i like brushed it downwards it was okay after tho,just be careful and gentle with it and dotn play with it or move it around after u get it cuz that will make it even more tender mine also kidna hurt when i bent over cuz it kinda pushed it up so just don't bend over for a coupel of days and it will start to feel better soon take good care of it.

 

Answer by lil_minx
Submitted on 9/26/2005
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hey peepz im going to get my belly done in a few days im so excited im 15 and my dad is going to take me but we just arnt sure where abouts to go to like where would be the best place....does anyone know "haha" its a hair n pircing place but im not sure if i should get it done there plz answer -oxox-

 

Answer by xXxKrystalxXx
Submitted on 9/30/2005
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Hey, I know this is a very muchly asked question but anyone that has had there belly button pierced please could u tell me how much does it hurt? s it easily infected? and how long do u have to wait until u can go swimming?
Thanx Krystal p.s u can e-mail me or chat with me if u add princess_krystal_is_gorgeous@hotmail.com dont b shy

 

Answer by Jill
Submitted on 9/30/2005
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hey, i know obviously it's gonna hurt for a while after you have it done right, well i wanna get mine done about a week before i go on holiday but my bf says it will probably still be painful therefore it could ruin the holiday if i'm in constant pain. will it take more than a week for it to stop hurtin?

 

Answer by holly
Submitted on 10/2/2005
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i got my belly button peirced on the 13 of September and it is healing very well. i cleaned it twice a day with bactine, salt water and peroxide. its still a little sore but i get to change it in two weeks!! yay

 

Answer by Steph
Submitted on 10/2/2005
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i got mine pieced like about two weeks ago and  its infected now. its hurts so bad that i cant even stand and sit without pain....what do i do!! i cant take it out bcuz it hurts too bad and even when i put my hand near it i fell really light headed, im really really nervous bcuz ive never had this much pain!! plz help!!! how do i treat it!?!?

 

Answer by *Jenny*
Submitted on 10/9/2005
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Well yeah for me it did it hurt a lot the first day and when they did it i was crying well don't know maybe for thin skin it don't hurt but it did 2 me  lol well got2go bye people take care of your belly's and Lady's out there pierced pierced your belly lol bye

 

Answer by tanja
Submitted on 10/10/2005
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i just got my belly button pierded today, let me tell you what happened. i waited in the parlor for about an hour and then the piercer made me ly down on a table. i have  small belly button and im skinny so it hurt more. the guy couldnt use the clamp because my belly button was to small and i didnt have much fat for the clamp to hold so he just pierced it with a hollow needle and used a ring. it hurt really bad and it took him like 10 full seconds to get the needle through.

 

Answer by sophiz
Submitted on 10/10/2005
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ok i want mine dun on 2nd decemebr wid my mate! but on the 29th i am off 2 egypt 4 2wks and i will b scuba divin and stuff is that ok en?

 

Answer by ally0688
Submitted on 10/10/2005
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umm... people i piericed my belly button on friday and it is monday now... i'm still fine i'm not dead and it isn't infected.. but i don't know how tell my mom or anybody that i did it.. i like it and it didn't hurt at all... if you are gonna do it yourself make sure everything is clean and you have some idea of what you are doing... then u will be fine

 

Answer by B@b! P!nK
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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hello,people hu want to kno if u ave to slide it to clean it?
u do have to slide it

now i have a question of my own: hoe long after ive got my belly button pierced cna i change it??


 

Answer by Faith
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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Hey, I have heard a few people say that you can bleed to death if you do this yourself. Are these people just saying this to get more customers in at there parlor or is there actually a reliable source that says this? And if its true does anyone know about where the vein is?
Thanks,

 

Answer by LITTLEMISSGIGGLER
Submitted on 10/16/2005
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IM GETTING MY BELLYBUTTEN PIERCED AT CHRISTMAS........IM WORRIED IT WILL BE TO SORE......AND DO U AVE 2 GET PIERCED WIT A PLANE BAR


PLEASE REPLY ORR TELL ME @littlemissgiggler@HOTMAIL.CO.UK

 

Answer by Lauren
Submitted on 10/19/2005
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I got my belly button pierced about a month ago.  I have a closed ring in mine.  It hurt when they put the needle through [because i have a tough stomach] but after that it hasn't hurt me a single bit.  I even put on a leotard and tights and did modern and lyrical dance with no problem.  I waited about a month to change mine and I went swimming like the day after. I clean it with antibacterial soap twice a day and bactine 3 times a day and I have had no problems at all.

 

Answer by fgfgfdg
Submitted on 10/21/2005
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u all stink!!!!!

 

Answer by shelby
Submitted on 10/21/2005
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hey um... i got my belly button pierced like 3 months ago i think mabe longer... anyways it didnt hurt that much. um.... use the soap!! that they give you.. i went swimming after like 4 days and i went in the ocean. then after liek a week i went in the pool after liek 3 weeks i went in teh river... and nothing happened to me. mabe i got lucky i dont no but i herd the salk and chlorine is good for u or at least the salt is... um i chenged mine after liek 4 weeks. some people say that they get liek a red or purple bump around the top or what ever i had that. dont give up . it will go away! mine just went away liek 2 weeks ago and iv had mine done for liek 3 months liek i said so ya. it gets annoying sometimes specially when it was healing like a lot its still healing now but i cant feel anything. um.. get h2ocean its really good!!! lets see. um... if u have a red bump mabe try getting a dangly one that goes in threw the top then it looks better at least. i got mine done for like $60 but then i had a bunch of stuff lieka notery was $10 freaken dollars rip off!! anyways then h2ocean was liek 15 dollars but worth it and also Qtip swabs that have like medicine when u break them it all came up to liek $90 tho but thast ok... thata all i can think of now but if u have any questions and u have aol im me at mustang9877 also i have a question for people that had thiers longer... if i take mine out now will it close up like really fast? cause i have soccer games and i want to take it out during the soccer games but i dont want it to close up. so how long does it take till i can take it out for liek a day? is that possible? now i feel stupid lol but if u have the answer please tell me on aol thanx!
Love
Shelby

 

Answer by pumpkinpie19
Submitted on 10/23/2005
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I'm going to get my bellybutton pierced tomorrow. Does it hurt? Should I be nervous?

 

Answer by pudgyboop
Submitted on 10/25/2005
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all i have to say is for those girls who want a naval piercing go for it, it doesn't hurt at all. the only thing that is really important is that you take really good care of it, that is a must. if you want to get it done do it now don't wait a couple of months before summer then you cant go swimming. other then that don't be scared of getting it pierced be scared to have a bad infection in it(but thats only if you don't take care of it)

 

Answer by danni450
Submitted on 10/26/2005
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well im gettin mi belly button pieced n i'veread all ur questions but i hv 1 plz answer people are saying that the needle dosnt hurt but the clamp does how much does it hurt??? im relli scared i think everything hurts lol plz tell me thnx

thnx soo much laidez im outzz(L)(K)

 

Answer by anglos
Submitted on 10/29/2005
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well best to clean it is with salt and water

 

Answer by angie
Submitted on 10/29/2005
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Hey,uhhhm buddy?? whoever said this is a retard

got my belly button pierced.  It didnt hurt at all.  The nervousness was worse than the piercing, haha.  The clamp is all i felt.  But do not use Bactine or alcohol no matter what anyone says.  It will dry your piercing out and cause it to become infected.  They are currently trying to get a lawsuit to take bactine off shelves it is so bad.  

And also, I have a question or two.  I got the H2Ocean spray to clean it with.  Do i just spray that on it and slide the barbell up and down to clean?  And second, you don't use the dial soap to clean it, just to shower, right?  And why does dial not irritate it when they tell you not to use other soaps?   Thanks guys.  <3


hahah k first of all ive had my belly button pierced for at least 2 years and i used bactine haha it worked perfectly
you can swim at least 2 months after and you should change it in about 4 months..
all these other answers are so wrong DO NOT GO TO A PUBLIC POOL USE BACTINE AND DONT CHANGE IT FOR 4 MONTHS'..

 

Answer by shorty
Submitted on 10/30/2005
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I have my belly button pierced it dose not heart if you get it don right.

 

Answer by Rose
Submitted on 11/2/2005
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i have an outty belly button and i want to get my belly button pierced but i am scared that it won't look any good or that u can't if u have an outty? any suggestions?

 

Answer by allykat
Submitted on 11/5/2005
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hey ya'll!! i need help!!! i really wanna get mine peirced, but i wanna do it myself!!! i dont need it done profeseionally!!! i need tips!!!

 

Answer by tilly
Submitted on 11/7/2005
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i had my belly button pierced about 2 months ago and it still hasnt healed and its pussing a bit is that normal because my sis ad hers done and hers healed really quickly and she changed it after 3 weeks plz reply to tilly92@hotmail.co.uk asap thanx xxx

 

Answer by Chelsey
Submitted on 11/9/2005
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They suggest Dial because it is an unscented antibacterial soap. Most other soaps aren't (You can use any unscented antibacterial soap).

 

Answer by Sammy<33
Submitted on 11/12/2005
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Bellybutton Care.
Hey guys
I've had my bellybutton pierced for two or three years now. In response to some of the healing related questions; To be honest, It really depends on your body. I waited about six months to change my barbell, but it was healed after two. Also, I swam in "lake water" the day after i got it pierced, and i had no infection, however this might not be the case for everyone. I recommend getting pierced with a titanium barbell as it has the lowest nickel content and therefore there is less chance of the "piercee" suffering from an allergic reaction or infection. :D

 

Answer by edaj
Submitted on 11/12/2005
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hey i got my belly button pierced in late june and i lost the ring and had to let it close up like early august....how long do i have to wait to get it repierced...and if i do repierce it can i do it in the same place..or will it keloid???

 

Answer by edaj
Submitted on 11/12/2005
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its been four months since i took my belly ring out and its closed....is it too soon to re-pierce it?

 

Answer by LucyLu
Submitted on 11/14/2005
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heya guys! im off 2 get my belly dun 2moz n i was jus wonderin how long da pain lasts!? im soooooooooooooooo scared but excited!! :D fanx so much :)
xxxxxx

 

Answer by ash
Submitted on 11/14/2005
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i got mine done like 6 months ago, i was scared but its not that bad it feels most like a pressure but its over so fast you dont even know.  I got told to clean it with anti-bacterial soap that doesnt have like perfumes or anything in it.(i went with the dial foaming stuff) just wash it 2 times a day like they say to and do that for like the first 2-3 months just so it wont get infected and swimming...idk go by what ur body tells you.  they also tell you to use like a salt water soak thing cause it helps healing or something.  

 

Answer by shorty
Submitted on 11/14/2005
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i was wondering why my parents donot want me to do my belly piercing. can ya tell me plz

 

Answer by d unitttt.
Submitted on 11/14/2005
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Hii ive had mine pierced for about 5 months now and about a month ago i started getting bubbles on the bottom and just recently i got one on top.and last weekoneof them was a blood bubble and it popped everywhere and i kepe getting them no matter what i do.
Should i take it out

and is there anyway i can get it repierced?

 

Answer by dixiedarlingbabe
Submitted on 11/16/2005
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hey um i periced my own belly button almost a month now and its kinda purplish color and i an move it up and down with no problem! so how or what can i do to make it not a purplish color any more?
please help me out
~Jessy~

 

Answer by Kat
Submitted on 11/17/2005
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I have a question, I had my belly button pierced a few months ago and it got infected so i had to take it out, how long do i have to wait b4 havin it re-done? and will they pierce it in the same place?

 

Answer by **BaBy DoLL**
Submitted on 11/22/2005
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hey ya'll i was wondering is it normal to have dark circles around your holes like around the are that has been pierced?? my friend told me it was infected but it doesnt hurt or anything?!?!

 

Answer by xobritt
Submitted on 11/22/2005
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um..ime 13 and skinny i have an inny button and i want to know if i can still get my belly pierced? asap

 

Answer by kt!
Submitted on 11/24/2005
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answer my question asap please!
ive had my belly pierce for about 6 months now and it was infected.. until finally, i was in the shower and i was looking at my belly and i noticed that the actual skin that was holding my ring was waaayy too thin and then before i know it,my skin ripped but it didnt hurt cause the skin was dry. so now you can see where they actually pierced my belly and where my ring was 6months after.. i have a keloid now and im wondering if its okay for them to pierce it again even if theres a bump now?!  

 

Answer by hil:)
Submitted on 11/25/2005
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hey yall i kno ur not supposed 2 but i pierced mi belly button mi self.but it was completely sterile i used a medical needle of the right size and cleaned the area with alchohol and benodine then i cleaned the ring i was goin 2 put in, well when i tried to follow the ring in after the needle it didnt fit i guess the needle really wasnt the right size so my mom got a different ring that she had had in one of her piercings that was smaller.its in there now and no infection has come but im wondering if i will ever be able 2 fit a normal ring in there???plz answer back

 

Answer by missy
Submitted on 11/25/2005
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i am 12 n getting a piercing 4 ma bday, which is in january, my mum doesnt think that i have enough skin on my belly 4 the piercing to go thru dus dis matter?
n im not real;y scared coz people have told me only the clamp hurts n after reading these i feel much better.
i am making my frend get 1 donr with me so it aint as scary but i have to go first.
what is with this sight all these different answers 4 the same ? i dont know which 1 to pick. if any1 cood give me some advise plz go ahead knock yasek fout.
cheers
luv ya babe
xo xo xo xo xo xo missy

 

Answer by Tsubasa_Imai
Submitted on 11/28/2005
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Hello
I recently got my belly button pierced and the skin around the ring is pretty dry does that usually happen do to all the washing of that area?

 

Answer by lala
Submitted on 12/3/2005
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heyy i jus got my belly button today and it didnt hurt me at all i felt a little pinch and thats it i love it its looks reallly hot go for it people!

 

Answer by dani-xx
Submitted on 12/4/2005
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hey, i got my belly done 2 days ago, im cleaning it with the special soap but im not moving the ring, is that ok?

im just reluctant to touch or move the damn thing lol i dont want pain

PLEASE answer! THANX :D

 

Answer by Anna
Submitted on 12/11/2005
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Heyy have pierced my belly button w/ a safety pin it did not hurt bcuz i had it done 5 other times ya well then one week later i put in the ring when the pin waz in. i had to push it in it waz onmly a pinch yep dats mine expieriece!!! hope u have fun papa

 

Answer by haNna
Submitted on 12/13/2005
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I have bad skin, when I got my ears pierced, it got infected just because of my skin...
I want to get my navel pierced, but I don't know if I should do it... and if I do get it infected,

1)what kind of medication should I put on...
(I have a cream that the doctor gave me when I got my ears infected) I don't want my parents to find out because
they won't tolerate it...

2)and does it hurt?

i saw online a person getting it
pierced, and they just kept the needle
in there...

3)after they put in the neddle,
*how fast or long do they put in the ring?

 

Answer by belly buton chik
Submitted on 12/15/2005
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hey guys iv had my belly button pierced for bout 8 weeks now and its still a little sore about the swimming in the beach question the guy tht did mine said it was ok to swim in beaches and pools but not rivers or lakes... and it dosent hurt getting it done i could only feel the clamp then jus layed ther bout 3 seconds it was pierced how good aye!! so jus go 4 it girls !! it dosent hurt

 

Answer by ebony
Submitted on 12/15/2005
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I've had my navel pierced for 6 years. I felt the initial pierce from the needle, then the clamp. That wasn't so bad. What hurt the most was the medicine they put on it afterwards. It really burns. Mine got infected also. Just put peroxide on it a lot and keep it lubricated with a&d ointment. The bump will go away.


 

Answer by miller
Submitted on 12/20/2005
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hi ive got my navel done im a gogh 1 its black lol !

 

Answer by Lauren
Submitted on 12/22/2005
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hey i gotmy belly button peirced about 4 weeks ago and i was just wonderingt ca i change my barbel yet? i want to put in a cute dangly one cuz i am going to a club in 4 days.

 

Answer by kRis
Submitted on 12/23/2005
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Nicole...cleaning it 3 times a day might be overduing it just a little..and overcleaning it can and will Lead to infection..trust me i'vebeen there..see i'ma clean freak so i always cleaned it then it got really infected and i had to take it out it sux cuz i'vealways wanted it and now all my friends have it and i don't ..all i have is this grotesk scar so i would recoment cleaning it like twice a day for the first few weeks

 

Answer by babydoll14
Submitted on 12/29/2005
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hey av had ma belly done for 2 months now a want it changeed for partying at new year is it 2 soon 2 take it out? n av got a hoop so i n e one knows how the hell to take them out plez tell me!! lol can i take it out myself or do a need to go back to the place ?  for everyone who is asking what to clean it with get this antibacterial soap called hibiscrub (fink thats how u spell it ) you can get it in boots n stuff and am told its really good n used in hospitals or you can use salt water like I did just heat some water and add a spoonfull of salt to it (dont use 2 much salt as this could iritate the piercing or cause it to migrate the peircing people told me) N guyz it doesnt hurt at all !!! people say it does n a just cant understand it but a guess it depends o the person. Am not to good with pain bt a didnt get it frozen cause the dude said that t would nip afterwards if the freezing soloution got into the hole n it didnt hurt at all!!! good luck guyz n plez reply to ma message cause a really dont no how to get the ring out n a want a bellbar in !! oh n nathalia when i was cleaning mines I turned in to let the soloution clean it all
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxluvya n soz boot the full scale essay !!

 

Answer by avril14
Submitted on 12/30/2005
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can u still have babies if you get your belly-button pierced because i have heard u cant have any babies if u get it pierced

               plz write back because I'm getting mine pierced in 4 months?

 

Answer by Jennifer
Submitted on 12/30/2005
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I have gotten my belly button pierced 3 times. the first two times it broke and i am  scared it might break again does anyone know how you prevent it from breaking? and how long until you can change the belly button ring?

 

Answer by Stephanie
Submitted on 1/1/2006
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hey, I got my belly button pierced around September 22nd, i did all the stuff the person told me to do..

- wash it Dove or Ivory soap. No colored soap, or dis-infecting stuff.
- wash my hands before & after i clean it
- never play around with it.

and about the middle of October, it got infected and got rejected so bad i had only a bit of skin left. Now, was it something I did wrong or could it of been the bar bell I used?(it wasn't one from their shop) I'm wanting to get it done again, but I'm not sure if it'll work. Also, that will it hurt going through the left over scar tissue that I have left? Thanks.

 

Answer by angel
Submitted on 1/2/2006
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What is the best weight to get your navel pierced.

 

Answer by jj
Submitted on 1/3/2006
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i want 2 get my belly button pierced but i have big stomach does that affect it in any way??

 

Answer by JJ4Life
Submitted on 1/3/2006
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I got my ears pierced on top 4times. To tell you the truth. People if you want to pierce your own ear, Don't do it. Why because I tried it once and it hurted alot. But the next day I went on 3rd avenue to get It done by a proffesional. And to tell you the truth,, It didn't hurt. It was just alittle pinch. But After getting it pierced by a professional, It really hurted. But after 3or4days. It didn't hurt anymore.

 

Answer by gfgfhghg
Submitted on 1/3/2006
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gosh this is stupid

 

Answer by BIA
Submitted on 1/4/2006
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QUESTION HI I GOT MY BELLY PIERCED ON MON BUT I TOOK IT OUT THE NEXT DAY I COULDNT PUT UP WITH IT NO MORE CUZ I HAVE A BIG STOMACH THAT WHEN I SIT DOWN IT HURTS CUZ MY TWO ROLLS SQUEEZE IT SO I HAD TO TAKE IT OUT NOW DO I STILL NEED TO CLEAN IT AND LIKE IF I HAD A PIERCING OR I JUST LEAVE IT ALONE PLEASE HELP AND THERES PUSS AROUND THE OUTSIDE AND ITS DRY BUT THE HOLE CLOSED ALREADY PLEASE SOMEONE HELP

 

Answer by sam
Submitted on 1/4/2006
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Hi , i got my belly button pierced 2 days ago. everyone one tells me that you cant feel the needle and you can only feel the clamp. i felt the needle going through each little bit and when it came out the other side. the clamp was nothing. Its a bit red on top does that mean its going to get infected or is it to early to tell.

 

Answer by bellii bonanza
Submitted on 1/6/2006
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i got my belli dun ages ago and it dusnt hurt plus they spray it with  numbin spray so u dnt feell a thing so dnt worry ~~~~~u can feEl it goin in but no pain if u r scared remeba ow gud it will look wen in and 2 show offf ...REMEMBA DNT MESS WIF IT IT CAUSES INFECTIONS

 

Answer by luisa
Submitted on 1/8/2006
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All you guys giving advice 3 days after you get it pierced need to stop. You need to stop giving false information. Thank You

Luisa

 

Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 1/10/2006
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I think that you all are GAY!! It does not hurt you can go swimming and ur really fricken gay if you pierce it by yourself! And by the way whoever said that it costs $80 to get it done ur fricken crazy! what drugs are you taking! well just to let you all know again ur gay for writin in this (i just wanna let ya know that)

 

Answer by cynthia
Submitted on 1/11/2006
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i have a question..i do ballet and dance 4 days a week and i was wondering if i got then could i still be able to do it and would it show through my leotard because i really want to get it and im scared it might hurt during dance so if anyone can answer me please and thanks a lottt<333

 

Answer by Koral
Submitted on 1/12/2006
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Hi since I got my belly button pierced my piercer told me to put a barbell in after 2 months only. However she said if it did get infected in the first while you got it, a month would work but you would have to get a proffesional to do it. Also be careful as to how much you clean it. Overcleaning will cause it to dry out and help infections get in. Once it is infected ( hopefully not but it is common)take a bath in epsom salts or sea salts.However don't use too much or else it will hurt. Anyways Take a bath 3 times a week as hot as you can stand it for an hour to draw out the infection and it will heal alot faster. Don't forget to clean it still though. Just 2-3 times a day. Good luck. Happy piercing.

 

Answer by christine g.
Submitted on 1/17/2006
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i just turned 18 on the 8th & i got my bellybutton pierced yesterday.
for those of u who are wondering if it hurts i didn't think so- it only felt like someone was pinching the skin & believe me i have a very low pain tolerance. so far it's not sore or anything. I've been using the h2ocean spray- its definitely the most convenient way to clean it & there's less of a chance for the area to be irritated because you don't have to touch it with anything.

i would like a straight answer from some kind of reliable website on how long i should leave it in before i change it... if anyone could find that for me id appreciate it!

 

Answer by miss K
Submitted on 1/20/2006
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I just got my belly pierced january  13 and now i think it may be infected there is this yellowish discharge coming out of the top and its red around the top hole. I'm using dial soap and salt soaks and a saline spray they gave me . is there anything else i can do to clean it
THanks COmment back PLeaZZ

 

Answer by Becky
Submitted on 1/20/2006
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Hi. I was wondering for how long do u have to keep cleaning it for?

 

Answer by kaitlyn
Submitted on 1/21/2006
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okay, this isn't an answer, it's a question.
I want to get mine done, I am 13, and I am going to the Dominican march 3rd, it's now January 21, I really want to be able to go swimming in the dominican though. many people say it is 2 months. but other people say you can go right away. and my friend who is getting hers done today said it takes 6 months, I need help asap if you can. Thank you sooooo much to whoever can help.
xo Kaitlyn

 

Answer by Nixie
Submitted on 1/26/2006
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I got my belly pierced before Hallowe'en (2005)before that time of the month all we women love so much, I figured that would be the perfect time so it wouldn't get irritated with my b/f. I took my barbell out about 3 weeks after I got it pierced and I played with it far too much, I'm now paying the price... its infected. Trust me don't take it out till its no longer tender, weepy and I wasn't told to do this but I defiantly like the idea to go back to where you got it pierced to get the barbell taken out and replaced for the first time, they would be able to tell you if its a good idea to do it yet. I also used the Bactine for cleaning my piercing, I don't recommend using it, it does dry things out quite a bit, the salt water solution works well. Its 1/8 tsp to one cup of warm water. If you have some left over from before throw it in the microwave for 30 seconds (no longer trust me it heats up quick). I know this is a long post but I hope it helps others in the future. Oh and about the baths... I was told not to do any for a while after the piercing due to all the bacteria in the water, just think how dirty you are when you get in the bath and its all going into the water, never mind all the bacteria on the tub from other baths and showers. Oh and if you use a loofah (those mesh scrubbers thingys) be careful around the barbell, it will catch and pull and that hurts. Ok thats it. Hope it helps.

Lotsa Love:
Nixie

 

Answer by Mandee
Submitted on 1/27/2006
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How long does it hurt for after you get your belly button pierced? and i wanted to know if it hurts when you get it done?

 

Answer by .+.
Submitted on 1/28/2006
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i would like to know ... I'm planning to get my belly button pierced on my 16th birthday ... there are some websites that say you shouldn't get it done until you are 18, it this true? and if i ever decide to take it out will there be a scar there?

 

Answer by blondei
Submitted on 1/28/2006
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hi every1 ive just had my bellybutton  peirced but dont want 2 wait a long time to go swimming wit it. is there any other way i can go swimming wit it wit out wearing any fin ova it, just normal. any suggestions on stuff dat i can use on it 2 make it heal faster? thnx a heap blondei

 

Answer by sweetstuff
Submitted on 1/31/2006
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well i have a question i took my belly ring off cause it was infected. the outside of the hole is brown and i just wanted to know if i should get it dont again so please answer this question

 

Answer by ~*Melissa*~
Submitted on 2/3/2006
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Hey i have some questions.    How much does it hert, how often do you have to clean it, how long befor it is healed and how long do you have to wait till you can go swimming  some people say 2 weeks  some say 30 days some say 2 months and some say 4-5 months . so witch is true?   could you e-mail me @ melma@shaw.ca thanks or tell me the answer here.

~*~thanks~*~
:) =)

 

Answer by kitkat0815
Submitted on 2/3/2006
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HEY! I AM 12 YEARS OLD AND I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT BELLY BUTTON PIERCINGS:
FIRST DOES IT HURT?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
CAN IT GET INFECTED EASILY?
AND LAST I GO TO A CAMP DURING JULY EVERY SUMMER AND WE GO SWIMMING IN THE ST.JOHNS RIVER. WILL IT GET INFECTED? AND HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO GO SWIMMING? PLEASE PLEASE COMMENT BACK I NEED THE HELP! ~*TRINA~*


 

Answer by Tiffany
Submitted on 2/5/2006
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Hey girls,
I have a huge question. Does anybody know of any sites where you  can find out how to pierce it by yourself and step by step pictures?

Also, does it hurt to get one? I mean my freind and I wnat ones so we have made ones out of clips. And if you put a band aid over the place you are going to get pierced will that help the pain go away after?

 

Answer by jessica
Submitted on 2/6/2006
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Well, i had absoulutly no problems with mine. DONT pierce it yourself, my friend pierced her eyebrow and it turned out bad. Getting your belly button pierced is no big deal. If you are having problems with your parents saying no, just find a bunch of stuff on the internet and learn a lot about it and say that you have been thinging about it for a while, and you see no reason why they shouldn't let you. Its bound to work, cuz my mom is really strict and she didnt care. GOOD LUCK! and dont chicken out cuz its worth it!

JESSICA<3

 

Answer by rox
Submitted on 2/10/2006
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okay im getting my belly button peirced today. i know some of you say it doesnt hurt and all but im still scared...

anyhow i read that you should move it up down quite often or the skin around it could heal onto it, making the ring or barbell actually EMBEDDED in your skin...

 

Answer by roxy
Submitted on 2/11/2006
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hi guys! i just got mine pierced yesterday. It doesn't hurt as much as I thought, but it did hurt a little. The piercer uses clamps and they hurt a little bit, but not enough to cause you large pain. And then they just push the needle through. It lasts like 1 second. It hurt, I winced I know that. But it wasn't bad at all.
I was told to use sea salts or Epsom salts to clean it. 1/2 a teaspoon of those and 8 ounces water. Mix it and then clean with it.
Or use Saline solution.
I was also told to only use Bactine or whatever (I forget the word but it starts with a B) if it gets infected. Put it in a cup, lie down and hold the cup over the piercings, pushing down so that the liquid is on there, but still in the cup. It's really hard to explain but hopefully some of you will know what I mean.

 

Answer by soph
Submitted on 2/12/2006
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hey im hopefully getting my belly button pierced for my birthday is it ok to bath it because i dont have a shower?is titanium a good metal? xsophx

 

Answer by Lotus Marie
Submitted on 2/12/2006
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Hey Stormi! You should take the piercing out and let it heal or go to the doctor and he'll give you some medicine to help it heal and then when it's healed you should get it done professionally! You should never and I repeat you should NEVER EVER pierce it by yourself! Don't be stupid! I'fit keeps getting infected you should know by now to get it done at the store professionaly! I know your a smart girl and so start makeing better desicions and good luck!

 

Answer by nicola
Submitted on 2/17/2006
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how long do you have to wait for you navel to heal before you can get it re pierced

 

Answer by PsychoKitten
Submitted on 2/18/2006
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Most of you should have asked all these questions before you got pierced. If you still have questions now, you should really go and ask your piercer. Actually, any reputable piercer should have told you a lot of the information already. Some of you have a lot of misinformation also, and I find that rather scary.

If in doubt ASK YOUR PIERCER!

 

Answer by Caroline
Submitted on 2/20/2006
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I had mine done at 21 years, and loved it.  After my first pregnancy my belly button piercing stretched, and was the only place on my stomach where I got stretchmarks.  I am on my second pregnancy, and my piercing is sore, stretched and bleeding - I'm only half way through pregnancy.  Check out how your Mom's tummy was after pregnancy - saggy or back to normal - then decide before you get this done.  I will NEVER be able to show my tummy again, and will need some kind of surgery to sort this mess out!  If I can stop one person from getting this done then the whole thing will be worth it.

 

Answer by danielle
Submitted on 2/25/2006
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yoo giiz are terabl spelers buy yoo made me lafe so thaank yoos. Gud luk wif yoor peercins.

 

Answer by Missy
Submitted on 2/27/2006
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I peirced my bellybutton my self, it hurt a little bit but not really. Its sorta infected but its healing. Just keep cleanin it, but not with peroxide thats verry badd!!!

                                  Peace Out,
                                    Missy

 

Answer by Twinkie
Submitted on 3/1/2006
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yes, I think so it depends on how many times you have done it becuse if you do it it could just be scar tissue and it may caus youre pecing to push out and rip then you will have a maga scare. so try to go deeper maybe 1\2 bigger like if you hade a 14 gauge get a 14 1\2

 

Answer by CherokeePrincess12
Submitted on 3/4/2006
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Hey i got my bellybutton ring done a month ago i keep tryin to take it out but it wont budge, i have one of those rings with a ball, how the hell do u take it out!!! its really irritating!

 

Answer by reesie
Submitted on 3/6/2006
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Hey everyone.  I got my belly button done a not to long ago and i wanted to change to barbell but i think its screwed on to tight because it won't come off. wwhat should i do.

 

Answer by YunginzGurl
Submitted on 3/10/2006
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It's been about 7 months and 2 weeks since I had my naval pierced. It was pierced with a barbell and the top part of the barbell became loose, so I tightened it. When I turn it in the same direction, it will tighten the loosens up ... over and over. So I just left it when it was tight. It fell out that next day ( Thursday ) and I bought some more barbells from the tattoo parlor and I couldn't put the ring in. I don't really know how to ... but is it close? About how long does it take for the naval piercing to close?

 

Answer by ANON
Submitted on 3/16/2006
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I got my belly button pierced about 11 days ago. To answer a few questions

1. all people feel different amounts of pain... for me it hurt. it hurt while the needle was going in but that only lasted about 3 seconds. then it just gently stang for about an hour and a half and it was fine after that.

2. My piercer said you can go swimming as soon as you like as long as you avoid public pools, rivers, lakes etc. and wash it really well after you go swimming. Chlorine and salt are actually good coz it kills bacteria

3. DON'T PIERCE IT YOURSELF!!!

Hope it goes well for all of you... I love mine


 

Answer by Lupe
Submitted on 3/18/2006
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I dont have a answer but i had my navel pierced since i was 18 i am 21 now. No one really gave me any advice when i found out i was pregnant about whether or not i could keep my navel ring in during the pregnancy. Does anyone know if its a good or bad idea to keep it in?

 

Answer by **alex**
Submitted on 3/20/2006
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hya girllies, iv just got myn done about 3weeks ago n it doesnt hurt at all now though its just the pressure and the exitmant!! i love  my piercin n a dont at all regret gettin it done! i recomend it to every fashionable girllllie out ther!!

luv yaz alexxxxxxx

 

Answer by Sugz
Submitted on 3/21/2006
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I WANNA GET MY BELLY BUTTON PIERCED BUT I'M SCARED THAT WHEN I GET PREGNANT LATER ON(I'M 17 IN A FEW MONTHS.. A BABY IS FAR FROM HAPPENING BUT STILL) I'M SCARED IT'LL STRETCH OR SOMETHING HAPPENS THERE AND IT MAKES A SCAR IF I TAKE IT OUT.. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

 

Answer by Sugz
Submitted on 3/21/2006
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I WANNA GET MY BELLY BUTTON PERICED BUT IM SCARED THAT WHEN I GET PREGANT LATER ON(IM 17 IN A FEW MONTHS.. A BABY IS FAR FROIM HAPPENIGN BUT STILL) IM SCARED ITLL STRETCH OR SOEMTHIGN HAPPENS THERE AND IT MAKES A SCAR IF I TAKE IT OUT.. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

 

Answer by Sugz
Submitted on 3/21/2006
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If youve had a toungue piercing for 6 years and you wanna take it out, will there still be a hole left, or will it all disappear... same question for navel piercing.....

 

Answer by kaykay92
Submitted on 3/22/2006
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o.k i just got my bellybutton pierced yesterday it didn't hurt it kinda burnt well i was wondering why my piercing looks/lays sideways but its strait?plz answer me                                                                                                                                                          Love kaykay

 

Answer by gigi
Submitted on 3/22/2006
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i just got my belly done and it has been the 4 days since i got it done and it is red and this yellow slimy thing is around the hole is it infected

 

Answer by babii g
Submitted on 4/1/2006
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does it hurt 2 have ur belly button pieced ??????? plz answer

 

Answer by Stephanie
Submitted on 4/1/2006
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I wondering how long it really takes for you to actually go swimming when you get you belly pierced. I hears 2 months, 1 year, and i also  hear you can go swimming right after. PLEASE tell me which one is true? I'm on the swimming team at my school so i have to know how long. PLEASE  HELP.
Writte to me at mrstorres_os@yahoo.com
~Stephanie

 

Answer by kayla
Submitted on 4/2/2006
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hey i want to get my belly button pierced but i have m.v.p. and if i get an infection it will go straight to my heart and i will die. do you think i should risk the chance? because i want it done so bad!

 

Answer by jess
Submitted on 4/5/2006
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k this is not  an answer it is a question ?!? i just got my belly button pierced last week and its with a circle but its really annoying i hate it i really want to change it to a barbell my step dad bought me a real one it was really expensive and its in some disinfectant stuff but i dont kno how to get the circle off :( its soo stressful well if someone has an answer for me pleaseeeee let me kno


 

Answer by Mel
Submitted on 4/9/2006
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Mitzi,
I'm not sure if there is an exact age you have to be. You have to be 18 to do it w/o parents permission though. Other than that, it just depends on where you go. The piercer decides. Most won't do people younger than 16 because they are still growing and they don't want the ring to end up in the wrong place once your'edone growing. 16 is the youngest age you should get it done for the best results.

 

Answer by Jackie
Submitted on 4/13/2006
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In New York you only have to be 16 to get it done without a parent. Swimming you cant do for 3 months (at least swim safely without worrying about it falling out) You cant change it for 3 months either. My mom works in a tattoo shop so if you have any questions just drop me an email at javalatacafe@yahoo.com
         ~Jackie~

 

Answer by skittlez
Submitted on 4/14/2006
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ok well im getting mine pierced Saturday. and i was wondering when u get it done does it hurt to sleep on it that night? and i heard an bacterial soap   can make it infected because the chemicals in it but thats just what i heard.

later
skittlez

 

Answer by melissa
Submitted on 4/15/2006
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hey for every one who is looking on the internet for infromation on belly button rings the internet information is crap. I got mine done today wich is the 15 april 2006. And i got mine done by a professional. He told me that swimming in a swimming pool is good for a belly button piercing but swimming at a beach or in a lake is to be avoided for 6 weeks and that's about how long it takes to heal. And yes getting your belly button pierced does hurt but not bad enough to cry and i have a very low tolerance of pain. It feels like getting your ears pierced or maybe a little less. Well i hope i helped you guys

 

Answer by kristen
Submitted on 4/16/2006
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QUESTION: i have an inny/outty belly button...does my belly ring have a higher chance of ripping out?

 

Answer by Sammy C
Submitted on 4/18/2006
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I got my belly button pierced the day before I turned 14. I was really excited about getting it done, but by the time I was at the piercing parlor to get it done, I was really nervous. My cousin was trying to psych me out, saying that it hurt a lot. So I excused myself to the bathroom, gave myself a little pep talk and then went back into the room. As for the piercing, it didn't hurt at all. All it felt like was a pinch with your nails, it hurt less then my ears! Anyways, the healing process was a lot more difficult then the actual piercing. It was tender for about a week after-wards, but that was it. I cleaned it properly for about a week and then stopped. I have had it for about a year and a month now and it hasn't gotten infected at all. Now, I'm not saying to not clean it, but I don't see the big deal about it getting infected, it never happened to me.

 

Answer by Sammie
Submitted on 4/19/2006
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Hi it doesnt really hurt to have your belly button pierced to all you people asking that it hurts like a sharp pain for about 5 secounds while the straw looking thingy is put in then you feel a little prick when the piecer puts the bar through then its finished and you have the belly bar in i would say it hurt about 2X as much as having your ears pierced the worst part is before you have it done like being nervous and things

 

Answer by ~*~
Submitted on 4/24/2006
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I really want to get a belly button piercing but I HATE needles...I have my cartilage pierced, does it hurt about the same?  thanks~

 

Answer by xxxmexxx
Submitted on 4/27/2006
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if u got ur belly button pierced before and it closed up bcos u ad 2 take it out can you get it done again in the same place? it left a scar last time but is it safe to have it done on the same place?

 

Answer by bee
Submitted on 4/28/2006
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Hi i got my belly pierced and i just wanted to say that you don't have to wait at all to go swimming, but you have to make sure you dry it well.

 

Answer by Clo
Submitted on 4/29/2006
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I had my belly button pierced 7 or 8 weeks ago, and I was really nervous. I will admit that it did hurt a bit when he put the needle through, but by the time you think ouch, he says that its over. Then it just stang a little bit but apart from that it was worth it! And also the clamp DOES NOT hurt one single bit I didnt even know it was there! Definately have it done!

 

Answer by chels
Submitted on 4/29/2006
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Hi people i need ya help.. right i had ma belly done but i had to take it out n im goin on holiday soon and i rlly rlly rlly want it done agen !!! but i got a scare on my beely botton i think will i still be aloud my belly done ??

Chelsea - uk - 13

 

Answer by amanda
Submitted on 5/3/2006
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hi i just got my belly button percied about 5 weeks ago it be 6 weeks this sat it didnt even hurt one lil bit i was more nervous then anything and the clamps dont even hurt just dont think about it and at the end it be all worth it good luck

 

Answer by alli
Submitted on 5/5/2006
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i got mine 2 months ago and i went in the pool already. it was fine.

 

Answer by tess
Submitted on 5/9/2006
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i wanted to get my belly button pierced since last year but i don't want my mom to find out. but i know she never will does anyone know any places that pierces minors without adult permission

 

Answer by Kassie
Submitted on 5/11/2006
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Heya guys! Got my belly button pierced yesterday with my friend Jess. They both went fine, at first you stand still so he can mark where its goingthen he will ask you to lie down. I got mine sprayed numb at this point, and then he clamped the skin. Here he pushed the needle into me. It only hurt for about 2/3 seconds and the pain was only very slight. Tbh i wouldn't even call it pain, just uncomfortableness, (is that even a word?) anyway nothing to worry about. Im cleaning it 2/3 times a day with just plain salt water, and boiled water in an eggcup then watching hollyoaks with it over my belly. hope i helped. Good luck. Btw you only have to be 16 to get it done on your own, but make sure your parents agree :)

 

Answer by kay
Submitted on 5/11/2006
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i need someones help i got my bellybutton pierced less then a year ago but not its red and swallon and i thought it was infected...so i used this disinfectant on it cuz i was told that was sumtin i should do...now that i have used it i have lose skin infront of the ring and im scared what should i do ... i really dont wanna have to take it out any other options would be great???????????????

 

Answer by Flossychick
Submitted on 5/16/2006
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How long do you have to be to get your belly button pierced profesionally?

 

Answer by lauren
Submitted on 5/16/2006
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i just got mine done today and it bled a little when i got it done but then later today i bumped it on accident and it bled again is that normal?

 

Answer by puddles
Submitted on 5/18/2006
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i want to get my belly peirced but i keep on thinking its going to hurt does it? and plus my parents wont let me and im 13 and i really want it done so how could i get it done without my parents knowing?

 

Answer by **Ali**
Submitted on 5/18/2006
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Hey People, I got my belly pierced about 4 days now..I was really nervous at first, but as most of us say, it didn't really hurt that much, its like having your ears done, just a little bit more pressure. You just need to be relaxed when you have it done, there's more scared than there is pain.. Make sure you clean it really well, and NEVER touch it before cleaning your hands first. I clean mine not more than 3 times a day, and for the first weeks or so, keep it coverd with something bcoz it might get sore when it rubs on clothes. The person who did mine told me NOT to go swimming for a while, and Not to change it for a month, i got mine done with a ring, bcoz its easier to heal. Maybe it's different for others? If anyone is scared for having theirs done, then just dont worry! No one is forcing you too! Only do it if your 100% sure! =D
I'll help anyone if they have questions..
Tata! =D

 

Answer by KrisT
Submitted on 5/18/2006
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hey don't worry about the pain, it doesn't hurt AT ALL! i thought it felt just like getting my ears pierced the second time (i think it might have hurt MORE) so don't worry. ill have had mine pierced for 3 months in one week, and i might just change it now, but i have gone swimming in MUDDY lakes and nothing happened to mine.. but who knows :)  

 

Answer by Kim
Submitted on 5/20/2006
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Hey, I just got my belly button pierced. It wasn't that bad. Baisically the only thing i felt was the clamp.  As for changing it, the lady that did mine said it takes 3-4 months to heal and not to change it until then.  And is it really okay to go swimming in a pool? Is the chlorine good for it? I really want to go swimming!!

 

Answer by b-b-pierced
Submitted on 5/21/2006
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ok, I got my belly button pierced like 2 days ago, and in about a month I have to go on a school fireld trip to the water slides

can I go

PLease help!!

 

Answer by Tabitha
Submitted on 5/26/2006
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hey wats happening I was wondering how did you guys get your parents to let you get yours pierced?my dad is in the military and thinks I am to young to get mine pierced and he said I would prolly rip it out either all the sports I play??
but I don't know what I am going to tell him to let him let me get it done what should i do???




love ya Tabitha

 

Answer by jen
Submitted on 5/30/2006
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ok... i work at a pool store... and i just got my belly button pierced!! you can go swimming in a pool the day you get your belly button pierced!! the chlorine in the water is gonna kill anything in the water! and your peircing heals in 6 weeks, but keep something in it constantly for one year!

 

Answer by Jessie pooh
Submitted on 5/30/2006
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I've had my belly button pierced for about a month and a half..i got mine done at blueflame in raleigh. my piercer didnt use clamps he went freehand, but it turned out really good. He gave me some wound wash saline that comes in a aerosol can to clean it with. Dial soap isnt such a good idea. even on the bottle it says for external use only. My piercer told me that its really bad if you put dial soap on ur piercing, then rotate it bc all of the bacteria is moving around which isnt good. i gotta keep mine in for 10-12 weeks and i cant get into pools, lakes, rivers or oceans for 6-8 weeks not so bad. dont ever let anyone tell you it doesnt hurt, it does, its not excruciating [sp] or anything. but it does hurt.  email me if you have ?'s sweetumz299@aol.com

 

Answer by Lynn
Submitted on 5/30/2006
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I'm just wondering because I'm getting my navel pierced in a few weeks but I'm going to be on the beach all summer.When I get it pierced am I still going to be able to go in the ocean?

Lynn

 

Answer by J
Submitted on 6/3/2006
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Hey i've had my belly button pierced for 3 yrs now. I want to take it out. Will it close up completely and if it does will that whole still be there?

 

Answer by sylvia
Submitted on 6/4/2006
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heyy my friend told me that i have to wait 4 weeks to swim in dirtyish water but i can swim in clorine or salt water rite away
...and i REALLLLYYYY wanna get my bellybutton pierced for summer but im afraid to do it if i can go swimming

 

Answer by Alanna
Submitted on 6/4/2006
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dose it hurt getting your belly done? and
what instruments do you use to do it?
can it get infected easily?
dose it heal fast?
what age do you recommend to get it done?

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 6/6/2006
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Hi...I've had my navel pierced for about 6 months...I'm not sure if I still want it. So what I'd like to know is if I do end up removing the barbell for good, do I have do anything to the hole? like pour water through it so that dirt doesn't get trapped inside while it's closing? Or do I just leave to close all on it's own?
Any advice you have would be helpful. Thanks.

 

Answer by tinkerbell
Submitted on 6/7/2006
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hey, i have pierced my belly button 2 times before. then i too it out when i got prego. after i had the baby i re pierced it! it was just fine!!! i actually have all four sides of my belly button pierced which looks so awsome!! to clean them i just use dial soap and bactine. don't use neosporin cuz it traps infection it. (read the tube it sais not to use on puncture wounds) just keep moving it around and it will do fine! i also do my friends belly buttons and all theirs have come out just fine. don't worry it will heal. i actually went swimming at the ocean like a week after i pierced all four sides of my belly button and it didn't get infected. so a pool will be fine. the chemicals actually help clean it! but be sure to wash it after your done.

 

Answer by 3emma
Submitted on 6/8/2006
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i have had me bellybutton done 2day and it dose not hurt at all they freeze it an then  then mark it and then they just put a needle thought ya stomach with the bely bar on and it is 25 and ju can swim 2weeks l8 gd luck ppl by the wey im 12

 

Answer by cherubim
Submitted on 6/8/2006
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I came to this site to get advice, not realizing that only .02% of you know how to spell, construct a sentence or even punctuate correctly....  I'll just get my advice somewhere else, thanks.  Go to school and stop worrying about your piercings.  

 

Answer by irish_gurl
Submitted on 6/9/2006
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hey. i just pierced my belly button myself a few days ago. i got the needle from a friend whose mom works at the hospital it's a 14 gauge needle and sterilized and everything. it didn't even hurt and i saved myself 55 dollars. i think it was worth it, it turned out great. but the risk of infection is much greater. So be careful and make sure to clean it all the time.

 

Answer by beth and becky
Submitted on 6/10/2006
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sumtimes poo leakes out ov the hole if u dnt clean it properly n u dnt want 2 b known as mrs poo belly so clean irt!!!

 

Answer by Chels
Submitted on 6/11/2006
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Hey...does anyone have any suggestions on how to take out a barbell if the top ball is way too tight and won't budge? I tried pliers but that won't even work!! PLZ HELP!

 

Answer by emily
Submitted on 6/12/2006
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if you have your belly button pierced and then you don't like it can it easily heal over or will the hole be there for ever. or will there be a scar

 

Answer by LC
Submitted on 6/12/2006
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Hey im going to get my belly button pierced for my birthday in a couple weeks but im not sure where i should go. Does anyone know of any good places in the Atlanta,GA area?

 

Answer by stephy
Submitted on 6/13/2006
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i want to know how long 2 leave the first bar in and how long before u go swimming bcoz there are so many diff answers on here!

 

Answer by Jessica
Submitted on 6/20/2006
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Your belly button will never heal if you go swimming so soon. you need to clean your belly button ring with sea salt daily. be very careful about changing your piercings. if you want to get real good information, ask a piercing artist.

 

Answer by hether
Submitted on 6/25/2006
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ok. someone said you dont have to wait to swim in a public pool because cholorine is good for it? umm....just because there's chlorine in the pool doesnt make it clean. there is a ton of dirt in public pools. ALSO, the chlorine will do the same thing to the piercing the the alcohol will do. it will dry it out. believe me i no, im a competitive swimmer. and i got my ears pierced and the chlorine dried it out! ya once the piercing is healed the chlorine is good for it. because it keeps infections away. but not while its healing! that'll just make it worse! so its wise not to go swimming. and anyways. go to google and look up belly button piercings. everything you go to will say DON'T SWIM!  like jeez dont you ever read????

 

Answer by cnmunchie
Submitted on 6/28/2006
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Hi I am a mom of two teenage girls. I took them today to get there naval'spierced. The man that did it is a professional he said for them not to swim at least for a week. I would like to know how long do they have to wait before they can change the bar? Thanks to anyone that will answer my questions

 

Answer by hcobaby
Submitted on 6/28/2006
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I got my bellybutton pierced when i was in 8th grade but i put in a barbell that was way too heavy so my piercing eventually ripped. ive waited two years and just recently got it pierced again. you can still see the scar from before because the piercer pierced it right next to it and not through it because the scar tissue might rip again. but attention ladies, please dont wear really heavy body jewelry.

 

Answer by alice
Submitted on 7/2/2006
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im getitn mine dun on saturday dus it hurt ????

 

Answer by Esther
Submitted on 7/6/2006
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This is actually a question. I had my belly button pierced last December....i had to take it out and it ended up closing! i was just wondering if i could get it repierced again with out it hurting a lot!!

Answers would be great!

 

Answer by lil kel
Submitted on 7/9/2006
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people keep saying different amounts of time for going swimming after.. i thought chlorine was good 4 you becuase it cleans it.. im gettin my bellybutton pierced on saturday and some people say it hurts and some dont! So 2 questions.. Does it onestly hurt at all?! And When Csn you go swimmin!? :S thanks every1
x luv ya! :P x

 

Answer by brooke
Submitted on 7/9/2006
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to jenn im getting my belly button pierced in 6WHOLE DAYS!!!! im so excited but from what the piercer told me you have t wait 6 and a half weeks to go swimming and no baths.iff you in some way have to go swimming get a watter proof bandaids and stick 2 like a "x" formed shape and it will be fine as long as no watter gets in it:):) have fun with it


~*BROOKE*~

 

Answer by dottie
Submitted on 7/12/2006
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wot is da legal age 2 get ur bellybutton pierced if u hav a parent wid u?

 

Answer by *NaTa*
Submitted on 7/12/2006
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ok, I know people say to wait a month before changing it but, my piercer said to wait 3 months, do it when it feels right though, like if it feels right at 2 months go for it, but no where before at least a month and a half becuase it's not even close to being helaed at that point!

hope I helped

*NaTa*

 

Answer by Luvs2Swim
Submitted on 7/16/2006
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So my friend and I are going to get our belly buttons done in about 2 weeks and we were wondering about how long we have to stay out of water. We both swim on a team and will only have about a month before we start up again. Should we get it done cause this may be our only chance!!!!

 

Answer by Sei
Submitted on 7/18/2006
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Hey! I'd like to get my bellly button pierced but am not sure about the whole pregnancy thing. I'm not having kids anytime in the near future, but I've heard mixed things about it and would just like to know for when I do decide to have kids.
Will it stretch?
Would C-section be better than natural?
I heard the skin around it hardens, like scartissue, is that true?
If you take it out in the 5th mo., when you put it back in after, does the hole get bigger?
Can that little bit of skin above the "inny" ever sag? (Cuz I've had my ears pierced for 16 yrs and I used to wear my earings really tight and now if I wear heavier earings, like hoops, it sags a teensy bit, its not too noticable though, I just wanna know if that could happen for the naval.)

Some answers would really be appreciated, thanx, Sei

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 7/18/2006
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does it hurt n i might be going on holiday so will the sea and sand effect it also i always catch things so will it get infections n tell me quick because i might get it dun on friday

 

Answer by minx
Submitted on 7/19/2006
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could some1 plz tell me if u can get ur belly repierced if theres all ready a hole there frm the previous pierceing coz mine has grown out and i really wnt it done again plz let me know

 

Answer by Shaelynn
Submitted on 7/19/2006
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i just got my done like 2 days ago and took it out already for like 30 minutes and it did not close

 

Answer by case
Submitted on 7/19/2006
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well guys not to scare u but it does hurt and i say wait don't get it done in the middle of the school year b cuz u r guna have to run and do other things and it might be sensitive and i say get it done in the beginning of summer so u can go swimming later and my piercer told me to use liquid dial and wait for two weeks before going swimming and sun-tanning do not touch it or move it up and down let ur body get used to it and if it doesn't move easily then it is not done healing be sure to clean it twice or maybe three times a day and wash ur hands before ever cleaning it to avoid infection and wait at least 6 weeks to about a month before changing it!!

 

Answer by autumn
Submitted on 7/20/2006
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hey i got my belly button peirced and i am only 13 but i went with my dad and we had to tell them i was 16 i was SO nervous i was shaking but it didn't hurt that bad i though it hurt more then the ears but i think the clamp hurt the most all you have to do is clean it 3 times a day and for the 1st week put neilsporin on it and it will be fine.

 

Answer by BewitchedKittie
Submitted on 7/20/2006
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I am now on my second navel piercing after the first migrated out badly due to getting snagged alot on my ex's belt *oooh the pain*

They will repierce after at least 6 months or when the scars settled but you should go ask the piercer and let them see. They pierce under your scar and it does hurt a little more the second time as scar tissue is tough.

I've had mine for about 2 and a half months now, cleaned it every day with a cotton bud and savlalon wound wash (not the original product as its too harsh) and everythings fine.

I'm off swimming for the first time tonight but I'm covering it with a waterproof dressing just to be sure. Even the cleanest public pools harbour bacteria.

Good luck with your piercings!

Katy xxx

 

Answer by Dani
Submitted on 7/21/2006
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hey i want to get my belly button pierced on august 5 but i go back to cheerleading practice on the 12th .. is it ok for my to practice? .. or should i wait another week or two? .. an i was woundering how long i have to wait till i can workout and flip because i tumble and workout like everday.

 

Answer by Brittany.W.
Submitted on 7/22/2006
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Hey !
I'm 13 years old and i was wondering if it is ok to get your belly button pierced?
someone said that you can get an infection in your belly button, it that true? my mom said she will take me to get it done it is only the worrying she is going through thinking that i'm going to get a infection :)  thanks for everything !!

 

Answer by BlOND3xGiRl
Submitted on 7/22/2006
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im qoinq to wildwood with my family tomorrow and im not a biq beach/ocean person so im qettin my belly-button pierced riqht away and my friend got hers done  and i asked her how long do you have to wait to go swimming and she said it depends where your going swimming. you can go swimming in a pool like riqht away you don`t have to wait but like rivers and lakes and all that crap you gotta wait awhile and she said she thinks you should wait atleast 3 months before you chanqe it, just to be on the safe side

 

Answer by leah
Submitted on 7/24/2006
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dont worry fukers just leave ur bellys alibe u whores

 

Answer by LaTreshia
Submitted on 7/26/2006
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hey,
I'm 15 years old and i really wanna get my belly button pierced and i have talked my step dad into letting me do it but i have a question. my belly button is a outtie but as i got older it went in so its a outtie/innie. so do think that when i get it pierced it will hurt more than a regular innie or wont it matter? i also heard that since i have a outtie i cant get it pierced, even tho it doesn't stick out that much. it that true? and since i do have a sorta outtie, would it be better to get the bottom of my belly button pierced?

 

Answer by puertoricanmami
Submitted on 7/27/2006
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i think there is no real date to when it heals it really deepens on the type of person and bout the swiming stuff it is when u see ur belly ring that it is not throwing out puss and it does not hurt i got mine bout a month ago and i got into the pool and stuff n nothing happen i change it and everything u just got to be careful it plays games with u  u might think  it is heal and then it is not

 

Answer by Lauren123
Submitted on 7/28/2006
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ok..so if you don't have to wait to go swimming..you need to clean it a lot and you can change the belly ring in like 3 weeks after you Pierce it!! Remember Don't touch it
kk thanks Lauren Rene!!

 

Answer by ShanSizz28
Submitted on 7/30/2006
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Stormi- I had a similar problem a few months ago. I had my belly button pierced with a 16 guage and wanted to change the ring. A girl told me it would be fine to put in a 14 guage...(WRONG!) It got infected and started developing a purple bump which was painful. I took out the new ring and put in the old but by that time the end of the bump started to open a bit and bleed. I finally went to the doctor and she told me that I had developed the non-serious type of staff infection. She gave me antiboitics and it cleared it up fairly well though the healing goes into cycles and I finally took the whole ring out today and I'll have to wait to see what happens. To make a long story short, go to the doctor asap because you don't want the possible infection to turn into an absess where the doctors would have to "lance" it or in simple terms...cut it out! OUCH! Good Luck :)

 

Answer by starcrost17
Submitted on 8/5/2006
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I just got my belly button pierced like 4 days ago i was nervous but it didn't hurt a bit even the clamp really didn't hurt. it was done in a matter of seconds. That nite i went swimming in a pool and later my belly button was stinging then the next 2 days i swam in pool beach and LAKE!! VERY BAD now its red at the top and puss was coming out but it doesn't look that bad. I got a barbell and i clean it good like twice a day with bactine everyone recommends it or neosporin. So don't swim for at least 6 months.  I heard u can switch out your ring after about 3 weeks thats the amount of time needed for the skin to heal
I heard instead of bactine though u can use Listerine that it works great.

 

Answer by cindi
Submitted on 8/6/2006
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Is it better to get ur belly done in winter or summer... cause my mum said that its better to get it done in winter cause its less likely to get infected.... if sumone can give me some advice that would be great!

 

Answer by gee
Submitted on 8/7/2006
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yea u can have it done again my friend has had it re-pierced 4 times and she said its fine but it does hurt more then the first times because the muscle is getting stronger around that area.

 

Answer by luvs2swim
Submitted on 8/7/2006
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So i got my belly button pierced 2 days ago and i remember my friends telling me the barbell would hurt the most but in fact it was the pressure of the needle that i felt. I didn't even fell the barbell! The whole time i was dreading the barbell that i felt the needle but i wasn't thinkin about the pain. Dial soap is the best thing to clean your belly button with, it's not just for showers i use it twice a day. The swimming thing is WRONG you can't go in the water for 6 months! So just watch out if you do go in water.

trust me people you should defs get it done cause it is soooo worth it!

 

Answer by ilizzae
Submitted on 8/8/2006
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i had my belly button done about 1 month ago and im only 12 but how long have you got to keep it in 4!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Amanda.
Submitted on 8/8/2006
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Ohk im going to try and get my belly button pierced but the thing is im a figure skater im 13 years old i really want it done. will it effect me in anyway. how much does it hurt..? and how much approxomitly cost..?

m.andaa@hotmail.com
please email your reply'sto that email.
thanks.
Amanda.

 

Answer by Jordii
Submitted on 8/8/2006
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well... i dont really have an answer but i got my belly button pierced about 2 months ago and it didnt hurt at all all i felt was a pinch... but if it looks like ur ball on the top of the barbell is sinking into ur stomach then get a longer barbell.... and about the swimming thing u can swim in private pools and oceans ( SALT WATER IS GREAT FOR THE pIERCING) but no swimming in like river lakes... ect! And u can be as young as 13 in some places but u have to have an adult to sign some form... and u can change your barbell in 2-4 months!  
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Hope That informed You!
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Answer by aimzz
Submitted on 8/9/2006
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hey im aimzz nd i got my belly pierced 1 day ago i got it done pro he said to w8 at least a wk to go swimming just dont go in lakes but u can 2 the beach it doesnt hurt at ALL it is ova in 5 seconds ND PLZ DO NOT EVER ATTEMPT IT URSELF MY BEST FRIENDZ SISTER DIED FROM IT

 

Answer by Claire
Submitted on 8/11/2006
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umm i dont think it matters if you have an outie, it will always be at the top though it wont hang down AT ALL!

 

Answer by DietRite
Submitted on 8/14/2006
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I got mine done a few weeks ago, and I thought it hurt a little bit, but I was more nervous than anything else.  I'm not scared of needles (or netals, for some), although I have a weak stomach and was affected by it.

As to cleaning, it's not too hard.  My piercer told me to mix up the solution (1 teaspoon of SEA salt per 1 cup of water) and pour it in a shot glass, then invert the shot over the navel.  It works quite well.  After letting it soak for a few minutes, remove it and rinse, then dry it off and brush away the excess skin with an unused Q-Tip.

I have gone swimming since then, and if you want to, make sure it is CLEAN WATER (i.e. no public pools, lakes, rivers, etc.)  I was in a friend's pool and cleaned it almost immediately after exiting, and I was fine.

 

Answer by Vez
Submitted on 8/15/2006
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question... i want to get my belly button pierced but i wanna no if it doesnt look right on me, can i take it out and let it heal up .... would there b a scar that is seen easily?!?

please help me!

 

Answer by Grkshorty
Submitted on 8/16/2006
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hey ppls i just got mine done yesterday n it didn't hurt that much i only felt the clamp n the needle going thru the top hole but it doesn't hurt trust ... umm well clean yur piercings wit sea salt soaks in the shower or out of the shower also clean it with spectrogel that helps alot and get dial soap to clean it wit in the shower... dont touch that much cuz it will get irritated quickly dont wear pants that go over yur piercing n wear loose shirts anyways happy piercings to everyone n i hope yu enjoy yur piercing n that my advice helps yu byeee

 

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Submitted on 8/18/2006
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Answer by britt
Submitted on 8/20/2006
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if i don't like the place my belly button piercing is in, how long should i wait to get it repierced?

 

Answer by elle
Submitted on 8/23/2006
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I just got my Belly ring 2 months ago and i really wanna change the ring, do u think its ok for me to change it now or should i wait longer?...when i do change it do i put disinfectant stuff on it straight away?

 

Answer by a.m.b.z
Submitted on 8/24/2006
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i just thought that id tell you all that if ur getting ur navel pierced you must wait atleast 2 months b4 changing it or going swimming...even if u clean it 20 times a day it wont save u from infection..i should know beacause i got mine done 8 months ago and recently had to take it out because my body rejected it. Remember this everybodys body is different and just because ur friends piercing healed right away doesnt mean urs will too.

 

Answer by Beebee
Submitted on 8/28/2006
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i got mine percing like 2 weeks ago and it didnt even hurt. just dnt think about it and youll be fine. the lady that did mine said that you can go siwwmming right away and go to the beach. i already took my ring out but only for opne night cuz i went to a club and its been fine. now its just has this bubble around it all my friends tell me its normal...is it?

 

Answer by becca
Submitted on 8/28/2006
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i just got my belly pierced a little over two weeks ago. the lady who did it said to wait at least a month until i could change it. she also said that you can still go swimming, but clean it right after you get out with dial anti-bacterial soap. it seems to have worked because it isn't infected.

 

Answer by Ashley
Submitted on 8/29/2006
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Umm hmm I went swimming two days after i got mine done and it was fine...I never got infected or anything.
your not supposed to clean it with dial..you can use any soap in the shower as long as you clean your naval when you get out with the actul cleaning stuff.
salt water works like a charm...
umm and dont change it for atleast three months..

:)

 

Answer by Devon
Submitted on 8/30/2006
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mandi863, I used H20 Ocean spray to heal my bellybutton too. My piercer gave it to me, and he told me to lye down and spray it in my belly button until it filled up like a well, then wait ten minutes, and wipe it up with a paper towel. It worked really well, I got it done on the fourth of july this summer and have had no problems whatsoever. I ran out of H20 Ocean after a couple weeks, but my piercer said that plain sea salt and water would be just fine for when i was out of the spray stuff.
<3 D

 

Answer by Kels
Submitted on 8/31/2006
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Yes you can have your bellybutton repierced in the same place after it closes up. i just recently got mine pierced in the same place while the hole was still open.

 

Answer by Hayley
Submitted on 8/31/2006
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I got mine done on holiday 2 weeks ago, all it feels like is a pinch and then its all over, no pain no gain! :P i was told wait 6 months 2 change it..seems kinda long..i guess change it when ur certian its healed properly and is ready. :)

 

Answer by Pamela
Submitted on 9/2/2006
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Hey Lisa
If you don't like your belly piercing after you get it pierced, yeah you can take it out and let it heal, but you still have to clean it 1-2 time daily until it heals so it wont get infected. Hope you like it.

 

Answer by Pamela
Submitted on 9/2/2006
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Hey people,
If you want to get your belly pierced go ahead. You have to be 16 to get it done. To get it done before your 16, you have to come with a parent.

Remember don't clean your piercing with alcohol and peroxide. Clean it with H2Ocean, sea salt, and Provon or Satin.
Remember to clean your piercing 1-2 times a day.

Yes you can get your belly re-pierced as many times as you want.

If you want to keep your piercing open don't take your belly ring out until 6 months to a 1 year, because it is very hard to put the earing back in again when hole is not heeled and plus your hole can close up in 10 minutes.


 

Answer by beautifulbodoke
Submitted on 9/5/2006
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ok like dis is my 2nd time to get my belly pierced...  da 1st time i got it done in august and i didnt change da thing until december but idk y it got infected and it hurt like hell soo i took it off.. i got it done my 2nd time in july of dis year.. and i just changed it like 2 days ago.. and idk y but it still hurts like really bad.. i clean it twice a day and i cleaned da piece b4 putting it in soo idk what wrong.. will somebody pliz answer me..??? my hotmail is krazybeautiful_5@hotmail.com so will somebody return my answer please.. thank you soooo mush...

 

Answer by mm yuuup
Submitted on 9/12/2006
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k guys a bunch of you shouldnt be gettin your bellybutton pierced. its understandable to be nervous but honestly if ur SO nervous u don't think u could do it, dont bother. but for the record it doesn't hurt too bad unless your reallly whimpy. its a lot of pressure, ( the clamp, pushing on the needle & ring) but if your just scraed of needles dont worry about that. the whole lawsuit about bactine isnt true for all i know. i cleaned mine with bactine and it worked very well and never ONCE got infected which is pretty amazing seeing as 99% of people will probly get an infection. it hurt the most on the 2nd & 3rd day. it hurt worse then getting it piecred but then from the 4th day on mine didnt hurt one bit. the white stuff is normal, dont worry.

 

Answer by sasha
Submitted on 9/13/2006
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im not sure...but i was wondering if your belly button piercing is infected  if theres pus comeing out...its not red or anything...and it doesnt hurt...???

 

Answer by ali
Submitted on 9/27/2006
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How do u remove a hoop belly button ring?

 

Answer by Francesca
Submitted on 10/8/2006
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Alright people calm down and listen to me. Im 15 and I got my belly button pierced a month ago. It didnt hurt at all. It didnt even feel as bad as a shot and I hate shots. If you close your eyes you wont even no it went in. You can go swimming whenever you want. I went Swimming the next day I got it done. As long as you clean it with the medicated soap in the shower, meticated Q-Tips and spray it will be fine! The only time it hurts is when you hit something against it. Get it down at a good place and you will be fine. The key thing is not to touch it!!!!

 

Answer by stephi****
Submitted on 10/9/2006
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I just got a belly button piercing on Saturday, but that night at a friends party i was pushed in the pool i jumped out pretty quickly, it hasent got infected or shown any signs of it but i have a swimming comp tomorow and dont no if i should swim?
steph...

 

Answer by Rizzy
Submitted on 10/13/2006
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Hey!! Ive had my piercing now for about 2 months....i want to tell everybody that is thinking of getting their bellybutton pierced to DO IT!!!! I have my ears pierced, my tounge pierced, my nose pierced and my bellybutton pierced and i find my nose and ears hurt the most.  If Your afraid that it is going to hurt when you get it pierced breathe through your nose...im telling you it works.  I am really sensitive to pain and for some reason no matter what piercing your getting...(besides your nose,) breathing through your nose is the way to go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Cal
Submitted on 10/17/2006
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i just got mine done for my 13th bday.  it didnt hurt AT ALL. the guy told me to clean it with dial soap and he gave me some bactiene.


but DONT clean it with rubbing alcohol cause it will dry it out too much!!

GOOD LUCK!

 

Answer by claaaaaaire
Submitted on 10/23/2006
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LOOK CLEANING IT WITH COOLED DOWN BOILED WATER AND SALT IS THE BEST... LIKE AFTER U GET A TOOTH OUT. THE BEST THING TO DO IS GET A COTTON BUD... CUE TIPS, OR CUBE TIPS I DUNNO WHAT U CALL THEM OVER IN AMERICA, IM FROM IRELAND SO WE CALL THEM COTTON BUDS LOL... THE WEE THINGS THAT U USE TO CLEAN UR EARS. ANYWAYS THATS THE BEST TO CLEAN IT WITH. USE 100% SOAP FREE, FRAGRANCE FREE, COLOUR FREE SHOWER GEL IN THE SHOWER AND BATH SALTS IN THE BATH FOR ABOUT 4-6 MONTHS AND AS FOR SWIMMING, CHLORINE HAS ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECTS SO ITS FINE, JUST CLEAN IT WITH THE SHOWER GEL AFTERWARDS AND UR FREE TO GO. THIS IS MY SECOND TIME ROUND SO ID RECOMMEND NOT ONLY USING ANTIBAC SPRAYS ETC 2-3 TIMES A WEEK OTHERWISE IT WONT HEAL ON ITS OWN. OH AND BE PATIENT WITH IT!!!

 

Answer by kayla
Submitted on 10/27/2006
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I have had my belly-button pierced for 2 months now but when i got it pierced it hurt like hell it is still a little red but it does not hurt it stings and goes by in like 10 seconds and ur done P.S im only 13 and i hate needles but it does not hurt as bad as i thought it would .      




Thanks:Kayla

 

Answer by myself13
Submitted on 10/29/2006
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I have had my belly button pierced for 4 weeks now. it didn't hurt at all when I did it. It looks really nice. If people don't mind buying the navel rings or paying for the piercing I totally suggest getting it done!

 

Answer by Jelly
Submitted on 11/6/2006
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Okay... I have a question. My friend got her belly button pierced.. and it looks very pretty on her. I was a bit jealous and I really want to get mine for a christmas gift, 1.) I have no idea where to get it, is there any place you can get it in a mall? I LIVE IN TAMARAC 2.) I am pretty scared, but from what I heard it's just a bit of a pinch you feel. 3) How much does it cost

CLUELESS!!!! :(

 

Answer by kylie
Submitted on 11/9/2006
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Swimming- I swam two days after in chlorine since I am a swimmer.  It did hurt w/ my bathing suit rubbing on it, so I would put a little cup like thing overtop of my piercing!

 

Answer by LozzaC
Submitted on 11/12/2006
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hi, jow long do u have 2 wait till u go swimming with a belly bar in?? Ive got a barbell.

 

Answer by SUGARxx
Submitted on 11/12/2006
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Okay, so my sister is letting me get my belly button pierced next August. And i am SO excited, cause it looks so good on people, and i'm also really excited because all my other friends have to wait till they are 16, and i only have to be 13. My sister got hers done, and she said it didn't hurt at all. The most thing i am scared about is how nervous i'm going to be when August rolls around, and how much pain there is going to me. Can any one help me, and suggest ways to be calm around the time i'm going to get it down, and does it actually just feel like a pinch like everyone says it does?
thanks<3

 

Answer by JoJo
Submitted on 11/16/2006
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I was wondering I'm going to get my belly button pierce and i play softball!!!! So if i dive will it rip out!! And i am going to Keywest the next day? Can i do that!!!

 

Answer by chikis
Submitted on 11/17/2006
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hi you are so dum to get your belly pierce because that hurt alot like tattoo

 

Answer by mandy
Submitted on 11/22/2006
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I got my belly button peirced 6 weeks ago and i just changed it. It don't bother me at all and didn't hurt but it doesn't seem like theres enough skin. Should u be able to see some of the bar or is that a bad thing?

 

Answer by Emily...
Submitted on 11/30/2006
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Hey guys...
you all r makin me feel a hole lot betta cuz i really wanna get mine don this christmas... but ma dad'll totally FREAK... he will KILL ME!!! but ma mum will let me get it don...
ima worried that it will hurt... dos it?
also i am worried that it will grow out cuz the skin around my belly button is real tight... dos this matta?
plz help...
thanx... luv yas all
em
xx

 

Answer by cheer girl
Submitted on 12/3/2006
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i was wondering how long before you can change your belly button ring. And also i got mine pierced with a ring instead of a bar bell and now i don't know how to get it out. can someone please help me?
Thanks!

 

Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 12/5/2006
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ok I just got my belly button pierced like 2 dayz ago. and it hurt right now is that normal??

 

Answer by Gabba
Submitted on 12/8/2006
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I want my belly button pierced, can I get it done w/ a barbell?How long does it take to heal?

 

Answer by ashley
Submitted on 12/18/2006
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i would like my belly  pierced

 

Answer by dev*
Submitted on 12/18/2006
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hi, my name is devyn I'm 14 15 in may...I wanted to get my belly button pierced for christmas....my mom said yes, but my dad said no my mom won't take me without my dads permission...I was thinking of doing it myself but I don't want to mess it up....has anyone found a way to convince their parents that its only a piercing and its MY body..if  so please let me know thanks <3

 

Answer by Sammie
Submitted on 12/19/2006
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PLEASE ANSWER:

io got mi belly peirced like O god i dunno umm at least 8 months ago. I got it peirced wid a gold one cuz i get infected easily, n now i wana change it for da first time n put a silver one in, im scared :-s can ne 1 tell me if thay have had tha same thing n wat happend thax
xxx

 

Answer by alibby
Submitted on 12/19/2006
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i got ma belly done about a week ago ma m8 hus 21 n im 14 sed that u can go swiming whenever salt water is good for healing and chlorine kills germs! it's all s**t bout having to be a certain age as long as your mum or dad is there to say yes. Oh and i read something on this from someone saying that their friends said she couldn't have it done because she's 2 skinny im skinny n mines healing really quikly :D it seems moving it about and cleaning it with hot salty water is the best way to keep it clean and heal.oh and one more thing it doesn't hurt and your lying down so you dont have to worry about being afraid of needles! hope i'v helped some people.
luff ali xx

 

Answer by HMC surgeon
Submitted on 12/30/2006
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Ok. I am a surgeon at HMC & pierce peoples belly buttons here. I read some things on this website and here is my thoughts from being a surgeon and from being a professional.
1. SWIMMING DOESN'T NOT HURT THE NEW PIERCING. THATS WRONGGGGGGG.
   the chlorine helps. it cleans the new piercing. just make sure the water is clear and the pool is clean.
2. PIERCING IT DOES NOT HURT EVERYBODY BUT HURTS SOME.
    you cant ask someone if it hurts. everyone feels differently. some people pass out. some people say they never felt it. it has to do with the person body.
3. DO NOT CHANGE IT UNTIL 6 MONTHS UNLESS YOU CHANGE IT ONCE THEN LET THE OTHER RING GO FOR ANOTHER 3.
    you cant keep changing it. it will infect. if you want to change it in 3 months; do it. you will be fine. but then keep that new ring in for another 3. it needs to heal. do NOT keep changing it every day either. REASON: because if you change it so much; the inside will not be 100% healed. changing it too often will cause bacteria to spread from one piece of jewelry to the next and get your new piercing infected.

YOUR PIERCING WILL NOT HEAL COMPLETELY UNTIL ABOUT 1-2 YEARS!!! SAME WITH ALL PIERCINGS.

 

Answer by ||..x..CazzA..x..||
Submitted on 1/5/2007
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Well i had my belly button pierced ages ago now and after a while it got infected and i took it out and its heeled up fully it took about a week to close fully and it's still red but i want it re-done!!! can some1 help

 

Answer by angie
Submitted on 1/5/2007
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Ok well to answer alot of peoples questions, you are suppose to wait anywhere from 6 months to a year. It depends on when your body heals..so you should deff give it longer then a few weeks. Some people change it early and they get lucky but alot of times it gets infected and so to be safe you should just wait! And no its not the same as your ears. But that doesnt mean it will hurt more or less. It all depends on you! My ears hurt
worse to me but my sister said her belly button was the 2nd most painful thing [besides giving birth] so it just depends.



And stormi: your first mistake was doing it yourself, its getting infected because you need to go to a professional and let then take a look and help. The big purple bump is either blood under the skin or a side effect of the infection. I know u dont want to take it out but if it doesnt heal you should take it out and when its completely healed, then go to a profession and let then do it. Its not smart to do it yourself!!

Hope i helped. and if u have any questions then just email me with the title belly button
angie_girl1043@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Kelsey
Submitted on 1/15/2007
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Well I got my belly changed and it ripped out? So can I go and get it done again? And what about the bottom.. I've heard people doing it but does it hurt worse then the top?

 

Answer by Tay*
Submitted on 1/15/2007
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I would just first like to tell everyone that I am probably the biggest wimp ever! I did however get my belly button pierced a while ago. I thought it was going to hurt more than anything ive ever had done but honestly it was not bad at all! im not going to lie, it stung really badly after but that didnt matter because it was over and done with!

 

Answer by lola321
Submitted on 1/21/2007
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can you run after u get your belly button pierced? i wanted to get it done for my birthday but my birthday is in the middle of lacrosse season and i don't know if running would be bad for it

 

Answer by madcat
Submitted on 1/21/2007
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ok i have a question.... im 14 and a half and i have wanted my belly button pierced since i was around 7 but im scared, all of my friends have it done and said it dosnt hert that much, but the thing im afraid of is what can happen, like can you die from it?????

 

Answer by wooo!
Submitted on 1/25/2007
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hey im 13, and i just got my belly button peirced on the 16th of january .. seriously don't worry about it! i was so nervous!!
but bring a bottle of coke with you incase you faint..
coke brings back up your sugar levels!! it makes you feel a big stronger as well!!

good luck and dont be worrying!

 

Answer by SamiRose
Submitted on 2/3/2007
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ok i got my belly pierced about 4 weeks ago. the guy who did it was the person who does my boyfriends tats and he was really good with me and made sure i was comfortable.  He told me it CAN take UP TO 9 months to a year...sometimes more sometimes less...in my case i believe it might take less because it looks great within 4 weeks.. i use saline solution about 1 or 2 times a day...also with antibacterial soap in the shower...and also after everytime i clean it i use lavender oil..its to promote healing and so it doesnt dry out...when i got it done at first i was of course nervous like a lot of girls..but to me...in the process of getting it done it wasnt bad at all. it didnt hurt...the only thing i really felt was when he put the ring in and moved my naval around a lil bit. and for those who want urs done...make sure u know how to spell so u can ask the right questions...and also make sure u know as much as u can BEFORE you get it done, so when u get it done ur not asking all these questions and risk infection...i did my research before i got it done, i got mine at 17, and ive wanted it since i was 12, so ive had a long time to think about it and do my research..its a serious thing to think about and u definately dont want it infected...just be careful

 

Answer by Rochelle
Submitted on 2/9/2007
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Hi,
i just came back from a school camp that went on for five days. during camp i took out my belly ring. and today (the 6th day)i cant seem to reinsert it back in. it seems to be stopping in the middle and it wont seem to budge. will the case be that the hole is closed?

 

Answer by Ashley
Submitted on 2/12/2007
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No answer. I got my belly button pierced like..summer of last year. and i recently joined a cheerleading team so i was constantly taking it out. well,before i thought they pierced like the least amount of skin possible..and THEN,the skin holding it turned to a scab and it got completely torn out. so now i have two patches & a line where it used to be pierced. will this eventually close up?! it doesn't look bad at all,im just getting really freaked out,because i want to get it done again in the future.

 

Answer by courtney
Submitted on 2/15/2007
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it doesn't even hurt. I got mine done yesterday &' yeah i was nervous as hell. I went in there & it took her about 3mins to center it all out. She took the clamp &' said it's not going to hurt..just breath in & out..all it feels like is someone pinching you just a little & its gone. your done. 3secs. & she just puts the belly button ring in.

 

Answer by *Esme*
Submitted on 2/19/2007
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Don't worry ashley i am getting mine done this week and i am so terrified but try and concentrate on talking to someone and not the piercing thats what i am doing! ahhh  =P

 

Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 2/19/2007
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Hey.. I just got my belly button pierced 3 weeks ago, and now it's infected. What should I do now to treat it ?

 

Answer by Chicky poo
Submitted on 2/26/2007
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I got my belly button done in August and now it is really red and the skin where the hole is is really thin now and i am scared the it is going to rip open what do i do?

 

Answer by Laurel
Submitted on 2/26/2007
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okay yeah i def got mi belly button pierced like 2 weeks ago and it HURT. sorry im not going to say that it felt like pressure maybe mi person did it wrong but i feel the opposite of what all these people are saying..i didnt feel the clamp at ALL i even had to ask him if it wus on or not the needle took like a minute to go through and like 15 seconds to take it out and it hurttt. it rele felt like a needle NOT pressure. i have a high tolerance for pain mi ears didnt hurt at all but damn this rele hurt and oh yeah i had/have nooo pain what so ever after piercing; so i dunno maybe my person did it wrong. not sure.

 

Answer by Lee
Submitted on 3/6/2007
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Does it hurt? for me it wasn't as bad as I expected but it does hurt a little. Its not too bad though. The clamp hurt but you get used to it and then you feel the needle go through but its very quick. Its kind of like pinching really hard for less than a second.

 

Answer by Manda
Submitted on 3/7/2007
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I got my belly pierced about three weeks ago and this is what he told me:
-don't go swimming for at least a month but if you REALLY want to, apply a generous amount of polysporin to each hole to help keep out the water.
-don't change for 6-8 weeks. If I have trouble changing it myself, go back to the shop and the piercing will do it for me
-for cleaning, use bactine or spectroderm
my friend is using bactine and I am useing spectroderm and we don't see much difference.
-Use baby soap or mild, unscented soaps. The chemicals used in scented soaps tend to bother the piercing.
-if it starts to look dry, use a mild, unscented skin cream.
I do what he has told me and mine is healing beautifully.
For those who worry about how much it is going to hurt, you feel pressure, that is about it. It really doesn't hurt. Just go to your happy place if you get nervous. A while after the piercing it is tender. It's worth it though. Heck, my tattoo hurt more!

 

Answer by cutie__pie3
Submitted on 3/8/2007
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i want to get my belly button peirced this weekend..but next week is spring break and we are suppose to go to florida and i will be swimming and tanning so i wondering if maybe its a bad idea to get it done this weekend...what do you think??

 

Answer by XxTootsie-rollxX
Submitted on 3/19/2007
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I just got my piercing done today. It didnt hurt that much but maybe a little i have to admit but the clamp hurt more i think. Well im 12 going on 13 in 2 months so yea but i dont think it matters about the age when u get it done but yea to me it hurt a lil but to all u other pplz that wanna get it done i dont think it'll feel that bad i was just relly nervous so yea if you want one go ahead it onlii hurts for like 5 seconds then it just feels like a lil shock after. But it goes by fast. I'm looking forward to it healin and getting a new thing to put in well go ahead!

 

Answer by kelsie
Submitted on 3/22/2007
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Hi everyone, im getting my belly button pierced soon and i was wondering how long it hurt for after you get it done. Im a gymnast and i need 2 know how long it will be sore for / how sore it will be..do any of you kno??

 

Answer by soccergirlie
Submitted on 3/22/2007
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i got my navel pierced a year ago with a ring. It's completely healed however there was minimal skin pierced so I'mreally nervous to change it. depending on the day it doesn't turn freely very easily. is there a reason for this? and should i be nervous changing it? thanks so much!

 

Answer by Ashley1
Submitted on 3/31/2007
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I had my belly button pierced for my 13th birthday and it did not hurt the clamp hurt worse then the piercing. however I let it close up not long after I got it done! and now I have a scar its not really noticeable but if you look close its there!!! Now my 15th birthday is in a few months and my parents wont let me do it again because of the first time! I played with it to much I don't know if it was infected but it did not look that great! .....When I got it done the guy told me to wait 2 weeks to go swimming nut if I were you I would wait longer to be on the safe side. Also you have to wait at least 2 months before changing it! Once again you should wait longer! I waited 2 months and I still did not have a good ending. But you learn from your mistakes and this time I will take much better care of it the important thing is not to rush the process because your impatient thats what I did and now I'm stuck getting it done again!!!  Good luck!

 

Answer by I'm SOOOO Important
Submitted on 4/3/2007
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Damn, do you people have anything better to do than talk about piercings? What a bunch of losers!!!!

 

Answer by nikki
Submitted on 4/4/2007
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hi guys i got my belly button pierced a couple of days ago and its fine its not red or sore. if anyone wants it but is to scared to get it because of pain dont worry it barely hurts at all. just remember to clean 3-4 times a day and dont touch under any circumstances if you want to just look at it in the mirror. i recommend you use h2ocean to clean its really easy all you do is spray it on every 3-4 hours and let it dry. one more thing never try to do it yourself i tried and it didnt work and when you go to someone make sure the know what they are doin.

 

Answer by Hannah
Submitted on 4/5/2007
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Hey! im 12 years old and im from northern ireland. And well i want my belly button pierced! Loads of my m8s have got there belly buttons pierced over these few weeks and i am allowed toget mine done. But my mum and dad are divorced and i am not speaking to my dad at the moment as we had a MASSIVE argument and he is usually the strict one between my 2 parents but i havnt seen or spoke to him in 4 nd a half weeks and i dont no if i wil ever really speak to him again but if i do he is going to find out someway or another if i get my belly button pierced and i am worried cuz he will go mad and him and my mum wil start arguing. Do you think i should tel him about it or just leave it? Please reply to me and if possible add me on msn at : mizz_cool_hannah@hotmail.com

Thanks a million
Hannah x0x

 

Answer by sophie
Submitted on 4/6/2007
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when you first get your tummy pierced...do you have to have a ring in it or can you have a belly bar, banana bar in it??

 

Answer by Anna
Submitted on 4/6/2007
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a friend of mine peirced my belly button ring (with a sterile needle) and once i had it i hardly ever cleaned it. if you over clean it, more and more bacteria will grow trying to make up for lost time. don'tttttttt over clean itttt! let it heal by itself.

as for changing, ussually wait up to eight weeks (which is about 2 months)

 

Answer by Shawn
Submitted on 4/10/2007
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I got my belly button pierced several years ago and have had a ring out for about 8 months.  How long does it take to close? or would I have to get it redone?

 

Answer by kateeubanks
Submitted on 4/12/2007
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How long do u have 2 wait b4 u can sleep on ur stomach? And how can u tell if it's infected? If you have had it for 3 weeks and it hasn't gotten infected, is it safe to stop washing it?

 

Answer by <3pink
Submitted on 4/12/2007
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hey i just got my navel pierced a week ago and i don't know what some people have been saying but your not supposes to use soap on it.  and your not supposed to move it. it irritates the skin around it.

 

Answer by Roxannnnne:D
Submitted on 4/13/2007
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Heyy I got my belly button pierced a week ago.. it feels fine and I clean it like 3-4 times a day. It didn't hurt like I thought it would and plus I went with one of my best friends, but of corse I had to go first, but Im happy I did cause I saw the needle go threw her'sand it grossed me out lmao. But yah, I got a hottub and we all want to go in it tonight,  but I dont know if that would be okay ? :S Anyways, for all the girls that want to pierce it but to scared that it's gonna hurt,  dont even worry about it,  it just pinches for about 10 secondes and the thing that hurts the most is the like thing that holds your skin.. so yeahh, go for it;)

 

Answer by chleobooey
Submitted on 4/14/2007
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i had my bellybutton pirced almost 2 months ago! is it ok to change it yet or do i have to want longer

 

Answer by foxyblonde
Submitted on 4/14/2007
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My piercer told me I could swim whenever I wanted to, just to clean my piercing as soon as I could afterwords, she also said I could change my ring (which was a captive) after a couple of weeks. She recommended the sea salt soaks to help speed healing. and it hurt for about an hour after I got it pierced...but by the next day my belly button did not hurt at ALL


 

Answer by Sophie
Submitted on 4/22/2007
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Hi i have a question i realy want my BB pierced, a lot of my friends have it done and it looks great. but someone told me u cant get pregnant if it is pierced is that true??? please help!!
Thanx!! xxx

 

Answer by Carolyn
Submitted on 4/28/2007
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Hey, I'm 13 years old i got my belly button pierced like 4 months ago and now I'm ready to change it. I'm not really sure how cause i have the ring. It'snot very easy to change these ones cause i got really frustrated and it turned really read, now there's a purple sore around the top of the piercing, if i clean it to mush to make it bad to normal will that help, or will it be irritated? please tell me asap thanks

 

Answer by lindz
Submitted on 5/5/2007
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I was just wondering how long i have to wait to swim in a pool or lake after getting my belly button pierced. I want to get it done in may but i go to camp in june.
thanx guys
: )

 

Answer by Emzzz
Submitted on 5/6/2007
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There seems to be a lot of questions but hardly any answers!
Okay, well when you get your belly button pierced, the worst part is the clamps which pinch but you hardly even feel the needle go through!
After they've put it through, they put the barbell straight in as the needles sliding out.
It's practically painless!
As for the pain after, it's slightly sore for about 2 days, but after that only if you touch it for roughly a week but other than that there's no pain.
And yes, if you have a white area round the barbell, or it bleeds/pusses a bit, it's normal!!
But if it scabs, DON'T pick them off unless you want scars.
Just clean it with salt water 2 or 3 times a day and it should be fine.
Even if you do this, it can still get infected. If it does, just clean it a lot more and don't touch it or play with it! [you shouldn't anyway for a while]
Also, it can take up to a year for it to heal. As for changing the ring barbell, you should wait until it's at least half healed! [Or go back to your piercer and ask them if it's okay to change it/them do it for you!]
You shouldn't go swimming in a public pool/lake/river etc for probably about 2 months. Even though chlorine is good for it, all the dirt & stuff in the pool isn't!!
I'm not sure about the bath though, I had one on the same day I got it pierced! >_<
Also, if you get it pierced and decide you don't like it you can easily take it out with minimal scarring, & get it redone after the hole has closed.
If it DOES get infected,DON'T take it out, or go to the doctors/hospital unless it's really really serious!
You should go back to your piercer and ask for advice or help. If you go to the doctor they'll just tell you to take it out, and you'll probably end up with a lump where the infection's trapped inside. & No one wants that, right? (:
x

 

Answer by Annie
Submitted on 5/12/2007
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I got my Belly Button pierced a little more than a month ago. It was pierced with a regular diamond studded barbell, but now I am ready to change it up. First of all, I would like to know, is it too soon to change it? Because it seems like it is fully healed, and it doesn't bother me at all anymore. So I was pretty sure I was ready to change it, but once I went to change it, I couldn't screw the top ball off. It's almost as if it was originally screwed on too tight...Is that possible? And if so, how do I get it off...?

Answers would be great!
:D

 

Answer by emz
Submitted on 5/13/2007
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if your barbell sticks out at the top, and you haven't changed it since you got it pierced, it's fine. it's that big to allow for swelling =]

 

Answer by Ashley
Submitted on 5/16/2007
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HEY GUYS... YES I GOT MY BELLY BUTTON PIERCED ABOUT 3 WEEKS AG0O AND I TAKE IT OUT IN THE SHOWER TO CLEAN IT AND SHAVE AROUND IT SO IT DONT GET INFECTED ... BUT THEN I WENT TO THE MALL TO GET A BARBELL THAT HANGS AND BEFORE THAT IT HURTED AND WEN I SIT IT HURTS OR WUH EVER.. KN SUMONE TELL ME WUH IS GOIN ON HERE.. AND IF U TAKE IT OUT WILL IT MAKE AN UGLY MARK ON Y0O STOMACH?????

 

Answer by CATHY
Submitted on 5/18/2007
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE PIERCING TO CLOSE UP?

 

Answer by meli
Submitted on 5/24/2007
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Hey dudes<3
my friend just pierced my belly button and this is the second day and it still is kinda swollen.  I'm really scared about it getting infected:( but when  she pierced my belly button it was totally steril...bolied the needle...cleaned it w/ alcohol... ice...anitbacterial creams...but I 'm going camping at the beach in July and i want to know if I can swim by then.
~HELP~ ( Any advice would be awesome!!)

L.O.L. Mel

 

Answer by snickerz216
Submitted on 5/25/2007
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im thinking about getting my belly button pierced, but im a lifeguard, and i have to swim every time i go into work. can you swim after getting it done? because if not i have to wait untill august to get it, and thats when my cheerleading season starts (im also a competition cheerleader) and i wont be able to take it out. please reply to this asap! thanks!

~SNICKERZ

 

Answer by Melisa.
Submitted on 5/26/2007
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Since I am fearing for all those here who are talking about their new naval rings, I am going to make one loooong post explaining all this.

First of all- You should wait at-least three months to change it. I'll admit I changed mine after 5 weeks, and it was a BIG mistake. I got an infection almost immediately because my body rejected the piercing.

As for swimming, here's what you should do. Do NOT go swimming in a pool for the first 2 months. You will regret it terribly. If you are going to a some what clean beach, it could do your piercing a little good. Some times it makes it worst. It really depends on the beach (I went to Mexico, which has really clean water, and it did wonders on my piercing).

Re piercing. Yes, you can re-pierce, but have a  limit. If you have taken out your naval rings 3 times because it was infected all three times, know you are  not responsible enough to take care of such a tender piercing. Try something a bit easier to manage, like a nose ring.

Taking it out. You -could- take it out after about 10 weeks. I don't recommend it, especially if it's for a long period of time. If you need to take it out for a day or a few hours, I just say use your best judgment. Also, if you think it is infected, and green/yellow puss is coming out, DO NOT TAKE IT OUT. If you do, the puss will seal the hole and can cause an infection inside your closed piercing! It's EXTREMELY painful.

Infections. I have had two infections now with my naval piercing and my best advice is this- Clean it with bactine, DON'T touch it, no matter how many urges you get, you'll thank your self, and soak it in sea (or normal) salt with warm water. Don't go out and spend 12$ on a serum that might irritate your piercing. Also, don't change your piercing until about 4 months later. Your body might reject your new ring and things will get painful.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at melcheeks_84@hotmail.com.

 

Answer by cherry
Submitted on 5/28/2007
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sorry this is not an answer! Will someone please help me! I really want 2 have my belly button pierced but i'm scared it will hurt! i have had my ear lobes and the top of my ear pierced and i was fine with them, but i'm scared with my belly button! i'm also afraid that it will get infected! how long does it take to heal? and how soon after having your belly button pierced can you go swimming? thanks

 

Answer by ammy
Submitted on 5/28/2007
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Hi guys!
I think I can help!  =]

Well first off, I got my belly button pierced one month ago and it didn't really hurt.  So if you would like to do it, go for it!  It's really fast and just feels like a pinch.  The only pain I felt is the next couple of mornings because I actually slept on my stomach which you should try not doing, but I couldn't help myself.  And after you get it done, just wash it in the shower, but don't over do it.  Antibacterial soap will be fine, and make sure to dry it with something clean afterwards.  I was told by my piercer that pool and beach is fine, but lake or river is not.  And then I also heard that pool and beach is not okay too.  I went to the pool two days after I got mines pierced and it turned out fine and I went to the beach 2 of weeks afterwards and I didnt have any problems.  As long as you wash it afterwards in the shower it should be fine.  NOW IM THINKING OF GETTIN MY TOUNGUE PIERCED AND IM SO EXCITED!! BUT MY MOM WONT LET ME  YET.   =[ LOL


GOOD LUCK GUYS AND RELAX ITS NOT A BIG DEAL




*just make sure you get it done by a PROFESSIONAL AND DONT touch it with dirty hands, thats how i infected my ear piercings!!

 

Answer by Jen
Submitted on 5/29/2007
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I got my navel piercing 3 days ago and it didnt hurt at all. I hardly felt it at all. There's a little tenderness now but nothing i can't deal with. If you're thinking about getting your navel pierced i would fully recommend it :]

 

Answer by katie
Submitted on 5/29/2007
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should i get in the pool or is that bad for my piercing?

 

Answer by lele
Submitted on 6/10/2007
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i am 16, terrified of needles, cried last year when got my second holes, and recently got my belly button done. so i can tell u for a fact, it doesn't nhurt. it is just this wierd indescriable pinch on the inside. but within 15 sec. of the piercing is finished, the pain goes away. You just feel pressure. I love mine, think it is worth it, not at all painful, and i would do it again if i had to.
p.s. it cost me $45

 

Answer by mdub
Submitted on 6/13/2007
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so i am changing my ring and i don't know how to get the ball out...it is really hard? :S how do i get the ball out of the ring?

 

Answer by Caroline
Submitted on 6/13/2007
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I Got Mine pierced maybe a week or two ago.
it doesnt hurt at all.
i was so nervous but the guy said it doesnt hurt.
they have you lay down and half the time they dont tell u when they're putting the needle in.
i didnt even feel the ring go in!!
I love my piercing,
u can go swimming. nothing happened to me.
ALSO EPSOM SALT CLEANS IT REALLY GOOD. USE THAT!! BELIEVE ME IT WORKS!

 

Answer by tiff
Submitted on 6/15/2007
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Ah, lots of questions!
First of all -- I have mine pierced and NO I didn't think it hurt. The clamp is what you feel and you just feel a little bit of pressure. Trust me, i'm usually such a wimp with pain but it's not bad AT ALL. I even asked them if the needle was in.
To swim -- I went in the day after and nothing happened. You'll be okay.
To clean it -- Yes, sliding it would be a good idea so it won't get stuck and such.
I've had mine for a few months and it still gets crusty sometimes.
I'm getting a new ring tomorrow to put in it (:


 

Answer by Jennyy
Submitted on 6/15/2007
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Hey everyone! I have a question.  I just got my bellybutton done about 3 days ago, and im pretty sure the guy that did mine told me to wait 4-6 weeks before i change it, but then some say you have to wait 6 months and some say 2 months. so does anyone have the right answer? haha.. oh and could you also go swimming after because some say you cant and others say you can. so if anyone knows the right answer just let me know  =) thanks

Jenny

 

Answer by Shanny
Submitted on 6/17/2007
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heyy all u bellybutton pierced ppl out there! okay so just so u know u can stop worrying about everything. when u get it pierced they tell u to take every precaution possible so if it does get infected they dont get their asses sued. honestly just wash it for the first month twice a day, and dont go swimming. dont change the ring untill u think it looks done healing (about 6 weeks) other than that your fine. just enjoy it! it looks sick!


<3 Shanny

 

Answer by b+m14
Submitted on 6/18/2007
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i got my belly button pierced a little over a week ago and the guy told me to wait about 5-6 days to go swimming in a lake cause i live by a lake. and he said if i gotta go before then use a bandage. its weird 5-6 days is wayyy different then what you all are saying...

 

Answer by Jessica
Submitted on 6/18/2007
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I got my piercing done a few weeks ago i want to know when it is ok to change the piercing??

 

Answer by claireyy
Submitted on 6/22/2007
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hii im 14 nd im getting my navel peirced 2moro im not scared about how much it will hurt but im orried it will get infected?
and i dotn have a flat tummy will it still look goood?

 

Answer by Meg
Submitted on 6/22/2007
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i just got my belly button pierced and the guy who did it gave me a pamphlet. it said that you can't change it for at least 6 weeks and You can't tan or swim with it for a week. Salt water is also healthier than fresh(even with chlorine.)I was also told to wash it with dial soap or any anti bacteria soap with no perfumes.Saline or salt sprays are also good to clean it with. Also i was told specifically not to clean it more than 2 times a day. I was told to clean it 2 times a day at the most and make sure i wash my hands before I do so, making sure no crust gets inside it. neosporn is also a nono cause it blocks the oxygen flow. so does other creams like that.

 

Answer by xx-britta-xx
Submitted on 6/24/2007
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okay,, u peoples , i have had my belly button pierced for about 3 weeks ,, and my ring is really starting to get boring ,, how do i know when its healed ? I clean it 3 times a day and stuff and the ball thing comes off so  when can i change it ?

 

Answer by xx-britta-xx
Submitted on 6/24/2007
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okay,, u ppls , ive had my belly button pierced for about 3 weeks ,, and my ring is really starting to get boring ,, how do i know when its healed ? I clean it 3 times a day and stuff and the ball thingy comes off so  when can i change it ? OH YEAH BY THE WAY!! Im only 13, , And I have it done,, i jsut got my dad to sign for me ,, so thats ancers some of your questions,, and mien did hurt afterward ,, and was really red .,. It has gotten infected a couple times i just kept cleaning it xox e-mail me for questions punkrcoker732@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Dani
Submitted on 6/29/2007
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I got my navel pierced about 3-4 weeks ago...it looks like it is healed and it has not bothered me at all. i would really like to change it. i have a stainless steel barbell so i don't think it will get infected however i noticed many of you said to have the piercer change it for the first time. is there a reason for this? is it hard to do the first time? i would greatly appreciate anyone who knows about changing the barbells. thank you very much. ~ Dani

 

Answer by Tiamia
Submitted on 6/29/2007
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I would suggest waiting anywhere between a month and six months to change your piercing. It all depends on how fast your body heals and how well you take care of it.

The better you take care of it, the faster you'll be able to change the piercing. =]

And, no, it doesn't hurt AT ALL to get your belly pierced. The needle is sharp enough that you don't feel it, only the pressure of it going in. I actually sat there LAUGHING when I got mine done. However, it will be tender for a few weeks && it can be red up to a few months!

Just keep it clean. I use saltwater, peroxide, and neosporin on it and it helps a lot. The Neosporin especially helps to keep the skin from snagging on the piercing.

And if you get a ring when you first get it done, you'll probably have to go back to the piercer to change it the first time. I got my belly done about a month ago and I've twisted the ball both ways for a long time and it won't come out! I plan on visiting my piercer in the next few days to see what he suggests, and if it's even time to heal it yet.

But, like I said, keep it clean! Enjoy your piercing. =]

 

Answer by Bailey
Submitted on 6/30/2007
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Okay, i've been reading what everyone has said about bellybutton piercings on the website like everyday. And like all my friends say it hurt..but then alot of you guys say it does'nt hurt at all, i'm so confused and i'm gettinn mine done July 12, AHH i'm so nervous. Honestly, someone tell me exactly what they felt. PLEASE!!

 

Answer by xo-x-tasha-ox-x
Submitted on 7/5/2007
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erm i duno wt 2 do ive bn readin al does fings above bout swimmin cause im gettin my belly button pierced in 2 dys an i go 2 ibiza in 4-5wks so cn i go swimin or nt


cause i cnt gt it pierced afta my holis cause im in skul den

plz reply

 

Answer by samie
Submitted on 7/7/2007
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i have a question. im a cheerleader && well lets just say i want my belly button pierced,badly. Anyways, practices are usually 3 times a week, and then we go to cheer camp in south padre in 3 weeks. I don't plan to go swimming or anything, but will the cheerleading [jumping,stunting..etc] be a problem??
i kinda of want it done soon.

thanks.

 

Answer by x..chel..x
Submitted on 7/8/2007
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can you have your belly pierced at 11 if your mum says you can

 

Answer by Gemma
Submitted on 7/9/2007
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Just had my belly button pierced last night, mum finally took me in, and it didn't hurt a bit, and you can have it pierced again, some i know had it done 3 times as her hole had closed over x

 

Answer by alphathinker
Submitted on 7/12/2007
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I got my belly button pierced a month and half ago. My piercer told me to wait a month at least to go swimming.  It takes about 6-9 months for your piercing to be completely healed.  To me, getting my naval pierced hurt less than my ears.  

 

Answer by heather.
Submitted on 7/13/2007
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I want to get my belly button pierced but I also want to play Rugby in september. Can I do that?

 

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