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Question by Kelly_Hoffman
Submitted on 9/30/2003
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My navel piercing has been red for a few days is that normal or should i be worried? And there is puss coming out of it sometimes and there's crusties forming to.


Answer by Liz
Submitted on 1/17/2004
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hey my name is liz i got mine done eysterday no i dont understand mine was only red for like 30 minutes then i did not feel it bye bye and for who ever faited u r such a woss

 

Answer by Star
Submitted on 1/26/2004
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I got my navel pierced on new years & mine is still a little red, but that is normal. It won't totally heal until about six weeks, if not longer. Put alcohol on it for a week after it's pierced. Then wash it w/ dial soap for the remaining five weeks. Do not continue using alcohol after the first week b/c it can cause it to be infected. Trust me. A professional told me.

 

Answer by jellyhead
Submitted on 2/2/2004
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i got my belly pierced about a 4 weeks ago now and it was red for a few weeks but i made sure i cleaned it twice a day with a solution i was given. they told me to keep my belly bar in for 12 weeks but ive changed it after 3 and it is completely fine. its not red at all and doesn't feel sore either. it will probably be best to still clean it occasionly though. maybe every week

 

Answer by 254
Submitted on 2/7/2004
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i want o get my belly pierced what are the risks?

 

Answer by CrownHeights4life
Submitted on 2/16/2004
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It is normal if your piercing is red and if puss is appearing. Continue to clean it everyday. DO NOT PUT ALCOHOL ON YOUR PIERCING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I REPEAT DO NOT PUT ALCOHOL ON YOUR PIERCING!!!! That Star person is wrong. Alcohol will only make it worse. If your piercing continues to form pus, go see the person you got your piercing from for further care.

 

Answer by black cat
Submitted on 2/27/2004
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i just did it my self two nights ago, i know, i know...... stupid me.... is it supose to get the blackish crusties around it?????? i need some info on this. my mom and dad don't know, they probably will not find out till swim suit weather or till it gets realy infected......yeah like i said, i know i'mstupid... if any one has good advice just e-mail me at brittany.cohen@insightbb.com

 

Answer by Danielle
Submitted on 3/2/2004
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For all of you asking questions on how to clean your piercing..you use NON-antibacterial unscented DOVE SOAP 2 times a day..it takes about 8 months to a year to COMPLETELY HEAL..you are not supposed to change your piercing within 8 months of piercing it. i've had mine done since july..and it's march now and it is doing fine..any questions? imsososobored16@aol.com, i'll answer any questions you have

 

Answer by Poohbear1230
Submitted on 3/9/2004
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Okay, I am really, really itching to let my wildness out and get a navel ring. My husband says he does not like them but I do. What is the overall risk to doing it at home? I have the 14g needle and ring and bacitracin and soap, also. But I am worried that I might hit something that should not be hit with a needle while doing it myself. Any advice greatly appreciated. :)

 

Answer by Melissa
Submitted on 3/13/2004
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It is perfectly normal for your bellybutton piercing to be red and a bit crusty..i just had mine done a few weeks ago, and mine is still a bit red.  Some people are dumb though.. 1) don't use alcohol on your piercing 2) after about a month you should go to where you got it done for a check-up and they can change your barbell if you want 3) it takes 3 months for it to be normal again,and before you can do any swimming and stuff but about a year for it to COMPLETELY heal

 

Answer by EMILY
Submitted on 3/18/2004
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Hey everyone! i just got my belly-button done this afternoon and i LOVE it!
Mines really sore right now but i know that that is because i JUST got it done!!
But for those of u that dont have one...go out and get one...that is if your at a resonable age!  

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 3/19/2004
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hey,                                           I just got my Navel pierced and I love it. It was my 18th B-day present to myself. It cost me $43 and it was well worth the money. The areas around the holes are still a little red but the piercer told me that it's normal and you have it changed by a professional at 3-4 mths or you can change it yourself at 6 mths. but only use antibacterial soap or a surgical soap, saline and non iodized sea salt. With the sea salt you need to dissolve 1/4 of a teaspoon in 8 ounces of warm to hot water. Then soak a cotton ball and let it sit on the piercing for 10 Min's then wipe the holes with a Qtip and the crusty stuff should come off easily. Fare warning it may bee just a little tender for about an hour to an hour and a half afterwords.

 

Answer by *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*maria*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Submitted on 3/24/2004
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hiya peepz. mi names maria and i need 2 no da legal age 2 get ur bb done in UK cos i dnt wnt 2 tel mi parents ;-) do u no how much it iz? im 13 and jst so dat u no i can spel, im just bein lazy. pleze repli
*~*~*~*~*~MaRiA~*~*~*~*~*
           xxx

 

Answer by Deb20March
Submitted on 3/25/2004
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   Answer to Poohbear1230. DO NOT do your own piercing at home!!! I am sure you can afford the $30-35 whatever it costs in your state if you already have the ring. The guy is going to poke your skin with a huge needle. Can you really see yourself having the guts to do that???? Just spring for the extra few bucks and get it done by a pro.

 

Answer by babie s
Submitted on 3/27/2004
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i did my own navel and i have no idea how to take care of it? please help!

 

Answer by smilez
Submitted on 3/27/2004
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Do NOT use alcohol on ur navel piercing for whatever reason!!! Alcohol is a HARSH substance that can really damage your piercing.  And as for swimming, NO! you can swim in swimming pools as long as you cover up, there is a waterproof patch that costs about $10 for a pack of 8, and it'll reall help out a LOT!! clean your piercing twice a day with antibacterial soap, but i think the brand Provon works a lot better.  Its doctor recommended and u can feel it working.  Do NOT put any creams or anything thick and gooey because your piercing need oxygen, and the cream is a haven for bacteria to form.  

 

Answer by shy_girl
Submitted on 3/29/2004
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Hi i got my belly ring about 5 month ago and it still red what can i do about it i do the sea salt every day and i got soap to clean it. Should i do the sea salt first and the soap after. please help.
If you have info please email me.
at therese_dubois@hotmail.com Thanks

 

Answer by sam
Submitted on 3/29/2004
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i pierced my tummy button a while ago myself using a fresh 1.6mm needle. i soaked a belly bar in surgical spirit then bunged it through. i clean it regularly with the surgical spirit and it's fine, didn't hurt at all ^__^
and maria- legal age in shops, uk, to get your tummy done is 16, unless you have an over 18 with you ^__^

 

Answer by sexxii beast
Submitted on 3/31/2004
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My friends said that for 6 months every time you take a shower you have to put a water proof bandaid on your piercing or some tape on it or else it will get infected is that true? please help oh yea and how much does it hurt?

 

Answer by smilez
Submitted on 4/1/2004
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OMFG are you serious? It will not get infected when you take a got damn shower! in fact you should clean it while in the shower, its much easier and cleans better. Im 15 with my navel pierced,secretly, and looking forward to having my tongue pierced in 2 weeks, by a pro, that is.i got the hook up.  You know!

 

Answer by loohzas
Submitted on 4/6/2004
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i'm almost desperate to get my navel pierced, and i'm 13. my parents won't even let me get my ears pierced, so me and my friends r going to buy the real equiptment for the piercing, and my friend r going to help me pierce it. the only problem is i don't know if i'm allergic to copper or metal or sumthing like that. my friend said she was and she found out when she pierced her ears, but i wouldn't kno since my ears aren't pierced. PLZ give me sum advice on this other than "u shouldn't do it"

 

Answer by SUNNI
Submitted on 4/7/2004
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YOU SHOULD NEVER PIERCE YOUR NAVEL YOURSELF.  IT ONLY COSTS AT THE LEAST $35 DOLLARS TO GET IT DONE PROFESSIONALLY.  SOME PEOPLE DO IT AND IT WORKS OUT FINE, BUT THERE'S JUST TOO MUCH RISK OF INFECTION INVOLVED.  NEVER EVER USE ALCOHOL, IT CAN DO SERIOUS DAMAGE TO CELLS AROUND YOUR PIERCING AND CAUSE VERY BAD SCAR TISSUE TO DEVELOP.  TO CLEAN USE AN ANTIBACTERIAL BAR SOAP THAT IS NOT TOO HARSH ON YOUR SKIN 2X'S A DAY.  IN BETWEEN THAT USE A SALT AND WATER SOLUTION TO CLEANSE.  AN ALREADY MIXED SOLUTION CAN BE BOUGHT AT YOUR PIERCING SALON, JUST ASK FOR IT.  IT'S NOT RECOMMENDED TO CHANGE YOUR JEWELRY UNTIL YOUR FULLY HEALED.  THAT CAN BE ANYWHERE FROM 3 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS.  YOU KNOW YOUR BODY BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD BE YOUR OWN JUDGE.  JUST REMEMBER, WHEN IN DOUBT SEE YOUR PIERCER OR DOCTOR.  ALSO, IF YOU DON'T FEEL RIGHT ABOUT SOMETHING, JUST DON'T DO IT UNTIL YOU DO.

 

Answer by Caty
Submitted on 4/7/2004
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Dear young friends getting piercing without parental permission.  I am a mother (of 4).  I just got my navel pierced 4 weeks ago and am reading this because I want to make sure the piercing is healing as it should (mine is still a little red around the holes).  I definitely believe that if at all possible you should have a professional do your piercing.  A professional can advise you on appropriate jewelry and after-care (and can be a reference if you have problems...body piercings are prone to them).  If this is really impossible, do your own research on-line.  Several piercing shops have sites and offer info re jewelry and care.  I would look at several reference points and really prepare yourself with information.  

 

Answer by femmemirage
Submitted on 4/8/2004
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I am doing some detective work into the world of navel piercing. I am hesitant to get it done cos I am in fact a giant wuss. I just wanted to know if they have a tendency to scar. I have a pro in mind and i know how to care for it...i just need a gentle push. I pierced my ears myself 6 times but this is way to advanced to do it myself. So how much does it hurt? really.....

 

Answer by alex
Submitted on 4/9/2004
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hey guys..i just got my belly button pierced a few days ago..its just a bit red..it didn't hurt at all..the piercer told me to clean it twice a day with distilled water and sea salt and to clean it with antibacterial soap in the shower..it cost about $65 canadian..dont ever put alcohol on your piecing, it wont help the healing..also it will take about 3 months to heal..it looks awesome so for anyone who's considering getting it done go for it! just make sure u get it done professionally and your parents know
peace

 

Answer by Penguin
Submitted on 4/10/2004
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Do any of you guyz have multiple navel piercings?

 

Answer by tiffany13
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP!!! I REALLY NEED TO NOW WAT MIGRATING/REJECTING MEANS BECAUSE I FEEL I HAVE TO NOW JUST IN CASE!!IS IT WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS JUST ABOUT 2mm OF SKIN ACTUALLY PIERCED????
PLEASE HELP ME!!!
love from
xxxTIFFANYxxx

 

Answer by yoyogirl
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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u can use alcohol but only for about the first 2 weeks and it does help..and then after that use antibacterial soap. the only cream u can use is antibacterial cream which helps scars heal ..it helps..trust me everyone i no had their belly button healed in about a month..

 

Answer by chikadee33
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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i'm 14 and i just pierced mine last night by myself and it didnt hurt much, probably cause i used a hella lotta ice. it looks pretty good today and doesnt hurt much at all. it just takes a little while to get the needle all the way through but its worth it i say. just make sure you sterilize the needle man.

 

Answer by babigurl13902608
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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Hey! The first time i got my navel pierced it got infected...i think b/c there was nickel in the barbell n im alergic so this time i got titanium. Should everything work out ok this time around??

 

Answer by Moonlight_Fairy
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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Hello yall... I got my navel pierced yesterday by a pro. Makes a quarter of a million a year.. anyways. I am 17 and he told me I can change out my belly ring in a week.. since I am young and will heal faster. Just use soap and water to clean it and keep it away from sprays but I can still do normal activities like swim etc.I dont know about that... =/

 

Answer by lisapizza
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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hi i am 13 my 2 friends juss got their bellies done but ino my parents wuld never let me get it done but i rele want to but umm culd u tell me a way to secrelty do it and hide it by professionals

 

Answer by babigurl13902608
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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tiffany13....migrating is when the piercing start to "come out"....and rejecting is when your body rejects the barbell and tries to push it right out of your body. I think those are the answers n e wayz....i got mine done about 3 days ago n thats wut they told me!

 

Answer by ~*..*~Cr!zT!nA~*..*~
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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hey well peopls i got my belly peirced just 3 dayz ago and honestly i didn feel any pain the only lil bit of pain i felt was the needle which onli felt like evry other needlt in ur arm so yeh and its not even red but sumtimes i tend 2 get the crusties but thast nothing a warm steamy shower n antibacterial soap cant fix oh n the sea salt is d best 4 the healing process for any futher details or questions email delightful_stein@hotmail.com by the way my sister is a pro body peircer so any other questions on other peircings i can answer 2

 

Answer by Blondie31
Submitted on 4/13/2004
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Hi peeps,i got my belly button pierced a year ago and had 2 take it out bout 4 months ago cuz it rejected it!! I want it done again but ive still got a red scar from the 1st time.Can i just have it pierced ova this scar???? Plz help and do u think they wud let me have it pierced wiv the same bar and just pay 4 the piercing?? I really need a reply plz any advise will help thx SAMMY XXXXXXXX

 

Answer by ~belly piercing
Submitted on 4/13/2004
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hey to anyone that wants to know.. yes it does hurt a bit.. i mean, it is a needle going through your belly button, but maybe thats cuz i didnt get mine numbed, i dunno but its well worth it. it did bleed a little and thats perfectly normal. it is still a little red around the holes cuz i only got it yesterday but it isnt swollen. i think that anyone planning on doing it themselves definitely shouldnt. if u cant get it done by a proffesional then there is a reason for it. if you do it urself u could screw it up (most likely) and then u wont b able to get it done again later.

 

Answer by ~belly piercing
Submitted on 4/13/2004
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hey to anyone that wants to know.. yes it does hurt a bit.. i mean, it is a needle going through your belly button, but maybe thats cuz i didnt get mine numbed, i dunno but its well worth it. it did bleed a little and thats perfectly normal. it is still a little red around the holes cuz i only got it yesterday but it isnt swollen. i think that anyone planning on doing it themselves definitely shouldnt. if u cant get it done by a proffesional then there is a reason for it. if you do it urself u could screw it up (most likely) and then u wont b able to get it done again later.

 

Answer by Crys
Submitted on 4/14/2004
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Hey.... I'm 14 going on 15 and I am probably going to be getting my belly button pierced. I'm a gymnast and a cheerleader and I'm wondering if I should go through with this because it might affect my gymnastics and cheering. When I'm doing tucks and handsprings, my stomach stretches and I don't know if it would be that bad for the piercing?  If I do get it pierced, I probably will at the end of May....

 

Answer by Haywire_vicki
Submitted on 4/15/2004
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Hey everyone i got my belly pierced a week ago today... I'd just thought I'dtell you that it's looking gr8 its A LITTLE red and has SMALL crusties on it but that is NORMAL i just thought I'dtell you that i was checking all the advice on here and the best thing tot do is to ask you piercer for advice the only thing you can do is clean it 3 times a day at first and not touch it all the time... No it doesn't hurt getting it done a small sting but don't b tence because it will hurt if u are..(my mum was) I'm 14 in 2 months and my age didn't really come into it so ask you're parents if they is cool with it then get it done its well worth it!

 

Answer by babigurl13902608
Submitted on 4/15/2004
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Hey every1!! belly piercing is right...you shouldnt pierce ur own belly!! its not that hard to save up $43.00 and take a drive down to your local piercing/tatoo shop and get it done. just a word of advice:trying to do it yourself hurts A LOT more then just gettin it done!!well thx 4 readin my...buh-bye! :)

 

Answer by babigurl13902608
Submitted on 4/15/2004
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Crys...if you fo get ur belly pierced then i would either try n take a brake until its healed...you dont wanna do the wrong thing and get it irritated ot infected....not so  much infected but defenetly irritated! im not telling you that u cant get it done b/c its ur life n if u wanna go ahead! thx,babigurl13902608

 

Answer by ~~*Trish*~~
Submitted on 4/17/2004
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I want to get my bb piercied sooooooooooooo bad! my dad said i could but my mom said no way in hell are you getting it done. A lot of people said that getting your cartilage pierced hurts more than getting your bb pierced. I have my cartilage done and it didn't hurt at all.i need to know where and how much it would cost in Massachusetts. O yeah i am a swimmer and i swim all year long. Am i allowed to go swimming after i get it pierced. Which is better a barbell or a ring for the first time????? Please help me!!!!!!!! Thanx evry1

~~*Trish*~~

 

Answer by cute wiv attitude
Submitted on 4/17/2004
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I have my ear peirced twice and one at the top, my mate who is a boy wanted his done, we decided to do it ourselves. it went really well,because id had mine done so i knew what to do and how to protect it from infection. if u do decide to do it your self i advice you buy a new earing, preferably a gold stud as you may not know if he/she is allergic also buy some cleaning stuff for the ear lobe which you can buy from a preicing place. there isnt really a method of peicing because people do it different ways but once peirced leave it in for 6-8 weeks then change the stud.

 

Answer by penguin007
Submitted on 4/17/2004
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hey dudes i have my belly triple pierced and i did em all myself. none of em got infected either. if anyone wants to know how or whatever you can email at roxygurl2552@aol.com. peece

 

Answer by Sammie xx
Submitted on 4/19/2004
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Hia people! Im gettin my belly pierced in 2 weeks and im sooo scared serious i am shakin now typein it! I had my tb done and i screamed and i had to be held down so im bad with pain but i want it done sooo bad!!!
plz people tell me! Dose it hurt?!?! Coz i am the worst with pain! i may go through with it with the thought of how good it will look in a bikini! hehe but i dont think i will on the day! HELP MEEE!!
Add me on msn and tell me what they do plzz!!- Sailor_Solar@hotmail.com! thanx!! plz tell me if it hurts!
thanx huni's!
x-Sammie-x

 

Answer by babigurl13902608
Submitted on 4/20/2004
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Sammie xx...when you have a big neddle pushed into your body its going to hurt. To me...it felt like a burn/bee sting, but nothing too too bad...and everybody has there own opinions about it. Also for those experts out there....im confused...i had my belly button pierced 1 week and 3 days ago and it was doing great.....until I slept over my friends house. I cleaned it and everything...although i did forget my soap...but n e wayz now its a little soar and a little red...should i be worried? is it infected? Im just so worried that its gonna get infected like the first time i had it done, but hopefully everything will work out ok.thx, babigurl13902608 (4-20-04)

 

Answer by babigurl13902608
Submitted on 4/20/2004
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~~*Trish*~~...you wanted to know where and how much? Well if u go to Crazy Chameleon I think in Pittsfield (not sure) its about $43.00....$20.00 to get it pierced, all navel (bb) rings are $20.00, unless there gold, and $3.00 for the soap you'll need.They will tell you no swimming until its completly healed. And your question about a barbell or ring...I dont think it matters, but I would ask them n e way....but if u wear tight clothing then you should get a barbell...and im not sure if Crazy Chameleon is in Pittsfield...I just went online and search around and it said....Crazy Chameleon...Pittsfield (lol)i hope i helped!! thx, babigurl13902608

 

Answer by babigurl13902608
Submitted on 4/20/2004
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oh yea....~~*Trish*~~ if u want you can go online at www.crazychameleon.net and get some info. b4 u get it pierced....you'll be more informed and prepared. thx!!

 

Answer by Chard
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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i pierced my own belly button about a year ago but took it out before after a few months because nobody seen it anyway, i was gonna get it done again but im not sure cause you hardly see any guys with it done, wot do you all think?

 

Answer by Keke313
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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Hi my name is keke and i'vehad my belly button pierced since September. But the other day i took it out because i wanted to clean it. Now i can't get it to go back in, can anyone tell me why? Oh yea I've had it out for about three days now because it won't go back in.

 

Answer by Sammie xx
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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Chard, go for it! i no a boy who's got it done it ant no biggy! besides, who cares what people think!? as u prob read im scared! but im gonna go for it coz i really want it done, so go for it chard!!

Sammie xx

 

Answer by ~*melissa*~
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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I had my navel done three and half weeks ago, and I was doin' great-no pain or swelling. But three days ago, it got sore and is slightly red at the holes. Is this normal, or should I worry?

 

Answer by carebear
Submitted on 4/26/2004
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i got my belly button pierced last tuesday and its sorta red around it and with crusties, is that normal or is it infected? i have been cleaning it with anti-bacterial soap twice a day and using the claires ear care stuff too and also i never touch it

 

Answer by So FiNe RiGhT NoW
Submitted on 4/26/2004
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Hi peoples, I just got a question, I got my navel pierced almost a year ago, and it rejected. Some people say it's because of my age (I was 11, I am now 12) And since I'm still growing and all that, and others say that it's just the way my body works, well I'm going to get it done again next week, but what are the chances of it doing the same thing again? Low or high? And if my navel did that, does that mean any other part of my body that I get pierced will too? Well I'm desperate for answers, e-mail me at sarataylorbailey@yahoo.com....PPLLEEAASSEE!!
Thanks a lot, Sara

 

Answer by XxXchrissieXxX
Submitted on 4/27/2004
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hi evry1! i so want my belly pierced but the problem is i aint allwoed n i'm 15 in september dn't tht suk? do u fink i shud get it dun behind my moms back? wb luv me xxxx

 

Answer by Sophie
Submitted on 4/29/2004
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I am gettin ma belly done in a week, finally as i am 16 and finally got ma peeps 2 let me have it done.
ma best m8 got it done a couple of years ago n sed it dont hurt at all but ma m8 @ skewl sed it feels like a beesting! so is it different in different peeps. Plz i reli want the lowdown, i aint scared of pain but i jus wana b prepared if it does hurt.
Thanks =D
Sophie
xxx

 

Answer by canadian_gurl
Submitted on 5/4/2004
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Hey, i just got my belly done yesterday, and it went really well. it hurt a little, but it wasn't like blinding pain. i have a bar bell in it b/c it's soposed to be better b/c rings move back and forth a lot and slow down the healing. it's not swollen at all, there is only a little red around the top hole. good things to clean it with are celaphil or spectro gel(there antibacterial mild soaps) and sea salt water. these were recomended by pro's. and rubbing alcohol will not make it worse!
write me back for more info!

 

Answer by Rachael
Submitted on 5/10/2004
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hi i m Rachael and I'm wondering how much it costs to get your bb pieced in Liverpool

 

Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 5/10/2004
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Hey Guys,
I have wanted my belly button pierced since i was 14 when my best friend got hers done. I didnt end up getting it untill April 26, 2004 for my birthday! So i have had it done for about 2 weeks now. When I went i was so0o nervous, I mean from this web site i ready that some girl passed out and others said it was the worst pain they have ever felt. But my  best friend kept telling me that it didnt hurt at all and plus i really wanted it done. I went to a place called "Red's Tattoo's" In providence. That place was very nice and clean. I would suggest for anyone who wants it done to go there. Anyways When igot in the room i was with my mom and my best friends mom. My best friends mom sat with me in the little room, and my mom waited outside. the person who pierced it was named mike and he was very nice and talked to me about how i was in god hands and ho0w many he has done that came out perfectly fine and that it didnt hurt at all. So He amde the dots on my belly button with a purple marker to show where he ahd to stick the needle. Then he rubed it with cleaner and put the clamp on me. ( A little metal clamp that looked ike a tweezer) Mike told me this was the worst part. It pinched a little...i dont even wanna say pinched maybe like squeezed but i didnt hurt at all and i knew then that if that was the wors part i could def. go thru with it. So i didnt watch him stick the needle in me i watched my friends mom's face as she watched the needle go thru me, and her mouth just droped, and i didnt feel anything, i was like "did he do it?" and he was like "yup , i just need to put the ring in" And they even gave a cute steal  barbell with a gem in the bottom ball. He told me not to change it for 3 months but i already changed it and it didnt hurt. I had to change it though because  I got all knew belly button rings for my birthday. Mike said to use saline solution 3 times a day, and anti bacterial soap once everyday to keep it cleaned. Its been 2 weeks and its a little red and a little crusty and pusie but it dosnt hurt and Mike said that it is normal just make sure to clean it like he said. He told me it takes 6 months to FULLY heal. And while it is getting crusty and pusie and red that just means its healing.
I say if you really want it go get it done. UIt really dont hurt...while i was getting mine done my friends mom even got hers done and she even said it didnt hurt.
Any questions email me at TeenAngel4358
Amanda

 

Answer by keddie
Submitted on 5/12/2004
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hi i would really like to get my belly button percied!! what r some of the risks? And how bad does it hurt?

 

Answer by Bluebell
Submitted on 5/13/2004
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I totally agree with Amanda, it doesn't hurt at all. The only part I felt was the clamp but that wasn't bad. I couldn't feel the needle go through. Mines red and a bit crusty (it's been 3 weeks) i'vebeen told to leave it in for 6-8 weeks but it may be different in America cos i live in England. It can get infected but if you go to a reputable place and wash it every day with a sea salt wash (1 pinch of salt in a cup of water) then it shud be fine. Hope this helps.

 

Answer by duno
Submitted on 5/20/2004
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im 12 and i got my belly pierced using a fake id . go 2 www.nextdayid.com to get a really cool id  luv holly

 

Answer by L-!-z-Z-!
Submitted on 5/22/2004
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Hey everyone, please answer my question because it's urgent. When you get your belly button pierced and you take the belly bar out (when the piercing is completely healed) how long is it before the piercing closes up and you cant put the belly bar back in again? Thanks
L-!-z-Z-!

 

Answer by .`.OkðO.`.
Submitted on 5/23/2004
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hey ...i just got my belly button pierced about 4 months ago and it's not sore at all but i got a little bubble on the top and on the bottom i got what look like a bubble of skin iv had the bubble of skin there secne i got it done but the bubble is new it's been there for a bout 3 weeks now....i clean it ...but i did miss cleaning it a few days ...but now i clean it two to three times a day...i did a bit of research and i think it is a keloid...dose it go away?the bubble seems to b gettin smaller.....anyone with something like this or got any advice please e-mail at munchkin_0812@hotmail.com....thanks so much!!

 

Answer by ~*KRISSY*~
Submitted on 5/25/2004
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I wanna get my bb pierced sooo bad.....my mum will let me but my dad wont....o well  ill get it ne way my body my money!! ne way im getting a lot of different opinions about how much it hurts  will sumone give me a straight answer ....and  does ne one noe  how likely it is to get an infection??
bye thanx krissy

 

Answer by AKM
Submitted on 5/26/2004
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hey well i got my belly btton pierced a week ago and its starting to puss and its still red! the guy who pierced it said to just clean it with spectro gel 2 times a day but i was wondering if i should use anything else like sea salt? will someone plz help!

 

Answer by Jaclyn
Submitted on 5/30/2004
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Yesterday I finally got my belly button pierced after a long time waiting. I had been able to get it because its my 16th birthday next week! Going into it I was so scared , and sitting in the waiting room for 45 minutes didn't help much. Then I got into this tiny room, and watched as my sister got hers done. She didn't flinch at all when the needle went in, and the guy didn't even use a clamp/vice whatever. So I figured that since she didn't flinch, that I would be ok...but I thought wrong. I could feel the needle go in, no problem, but coming out was a different story. It hurt real bad. But it didn't hurt for long...a few seconds...but it did hurt. But then he put in my pink barbell, and took a picture. When I saw it, I knew it was well-worth it. I have to clean it with saline solution 4 times a day for the first month, and so far, everything is good...no redness, no swelling, but its just a little sore. So if you want it that bad, then you should definitely go for it! Make sure the place you are going to is sanitary though! Real important.

 

Answer by ~*~sophie~*~
Submitted on 5/31/2004
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Hello guys, well i finally got it done!! :D
I was so scared it was unbelievable, but my friend came wit me 2 hers done a second time.
I am not very good with pain and i really fort it was gonna hurt but it didn't. I didn't feel the needle go through at all. Of course i felt a little bit of pain, but it wasn't like a Bee sting or a horrible or unbearable pain, it felt more like falling over and cutting yourself (strange i no, but thats wot it felt like) but it only felt like that for about 10 seconds.
It hurt for about 2 hours afterward, it stung just like wen u get your ears pierced (sorry 4 those who haven't got pierced ears) but I'vehad it done about a month now and its fine. I've changed the bar and its going great.
i would suggest sea salts and a anti-bacterial soap (with no smell or scent) to clean it with at least twice a day. But once you've had it a couple of weeks, don't clean it as much otherwise the salts will dry out the piercing, which is bad.
Anyways, I'mover my phobia of needles and I'mgetting my Tragus done on saturday :D
Hope I'vehelped a little bit.
Go for it, you only live once and the pain is nothing like u expect it 2 b.
Love ya all
Sophie
xxx

 

Answer by Irish gurl
Submitted on 6/1/2004
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HEY GUYS NEW GURL

I WANT IT SOO BAD AND VERY NERVOUS THAT IT WILL HURT.
BUT AFTER READING U GUYS
I FEEL LIKE DOING IT BUT I WANT SOME ONE WITH ME U GUYS R AWSOME

 

Answer by ellygrl
Submitted on 6/3/2004
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Hey every one there seems to be a ton of confusion about after car for belly rings so I figured i would lay out all I know, (spent four year(16-20) researching getting mine done and polled all my pierced friends)

1) alcohol IS bad, it kills off everything in an open wound(a piercing is a wound) even what is there to help heal that wound
2) all soap is antibacterial, liquid soap makes cleaning easier than bar soap but there are some really good all natural soaps that work wonders. The brand your piercer recommends is probably the kind they buy in bulk and want to sell you. Also go for an unscented un-dyed soap
3) Bactine or some other similar antibacterial liquid to rinse your piercing after washing is a great idea for the first few weeks
4) Epsom Salt, Un-iodized sea salt, or a saline wound wash are great for the next few weeks or for helping clean out all those nasty crusties
5) Tanning( any prolonged UV exposure) should be avoided for at least 4weeks, unless you cover your piercing. I forgot and ouch that new metal ring def. intensifies the light around my piercing
6) Swimming this is the most controversial of all the piercing do'sand don'ts I was told 4 weeks NO SWIMMING! but I work at a pool teaching swimming lessons and water aerobics so this was not going to be easy. Most of my friend who go their piercing in the summer were not told any thing about swimming and did go swimming with in 24 hours of getting pierced. 2 of them even went in the ocean. the tegaderm or other patches to cover you piercing to keep it dry while swimming work great but when you have to wear one every day for about 8 hours they wreak havoc on you skin so I stopped using them about 1/2 way through the 3rd week of having my piercing done and my piercing was fine I just made sure to wash my piercing well after I finished my lessons for the day.
7) Def check with and listen to your piercer about when to change your ring, and like a few people said before you know your body and how well your piercing heal and how fast. I know that mine take a long long long ass time to heal almost a year for an ear piercing and even then I can't be with out an earing for a day or two for the next 4 months before i can be sure i didn't waste my money (but now there is so much scare tissue in my lobes I can do it my self with out any pain cause I don't feel much of any thing in them any way )

best of luck to every one considering a piercing or who just got theirs done! and i will repeat what many other have said before the cost of a belly piercing is only $20 - $40, bite the bullet and see a professional , there is no sense in scaring yourself for life over something so inexpensive.

~Elly~

 

Answer by ~``* Tickle me Pink *``~
Submitted on 6/5/2004
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HI!
email me with the title navle piercing,o.k.
i'm in DESPERATE need of these ansewers!!!!
fuzzyferret5@yahoo.com

1) is 15 a good age?
2)can you bring your own barbell to the piercer?
3)barbell or ring?
4)if in years i deside to take out my barbell will there always be a whole?
5)i want to get it done 6 monthes after my birth day, b-day in march, so i can swim in the summer and start school, how long til you can you can swim?
6)what do you use to clean it? after care tips?
7)what are the risks of getting it done? all!
8)is it true somtimes you cant bend over? if so when?
9)i'm pretty sure mom will let me get it done, cause i'm not doing the baby thing and bage,i'm reaserching for a year(i'm 14), but got any winning mom over tips?
10)walk me through the procedure. what questions should i ask the piercier?

HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 

Answer by jamie
Submitted on 6/6/2004
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hay every 1,
i just got my belly button pierced yesterday...and it really didnt hurt bad at all!! it feels like someone is pinching you reletivly hard for about 2 seconds, and then you dont really feel anything. i dont know how any 1 could faint!! it stung a little for like 2 hours and then i couldnt even feel it unless i bumped it or something. anyways, its a little red around the top hole but thats normal. im cleaning it like i should and noot playing with it too much...and i love it. if you want it, go for it cuz its totally worth it. now the only thing is that i have to keep it hidden from my dad cuz my mom let me get it done even though he didnt want me 2! oh well happy piercing...buh bye

 

Answer by Fashionably Pink
Submitted on 6/7/2004
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PLEASE READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

used to be tickle me pink.

to ellygrrl & to all girlz!: i've been reaserching constintly.  and i recently found more than 3 forums with piercers that tell the following.  if you pay less than $50 chances are your piercer is just out for money, and has know concerns about your health! if its above $70 than there probobly gipping you!  and on the "you know your body " thing is not at all right!!! it takes atleast 6 months to fully heal. not to look pretty, or stop pussing, its healinmg on the inside too! bactine. it wont help do anything but spread germs. your piercing is a puncture wound! not a cut,scrape or misquito bite. it might help some pain or itching, but it hurs MORE than it helps!
and DON'T use sterling jewlery for your piercing, i could turn you hole black.

i'm not being mean, i just want this info to get out cause it may have worked on a few, but theres much more who have had horrible experiences!

*i have 3 questions though?
1)if yo have it pierced with a barbell, can you change the heads,even if you can't change the bar?
2)what is the procedure step by step?details,gauge,etc.
3)how much is sea salt,and the stuff they ask you to buy usualy?
EMAIL ME: fuzzyferret5@yahoo.com
title: Fashionably Pink Q's



 

Answer by *~!Emmerz!~*
Submitted on 6/11/2004
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Hey ppl.. i am from canada! i was wondering if n e body knew a good place in london,ontario or a place near by.. if u kno n e please e-mail me at dont_ya_love_me@hotmail.com

 

Answer by babygurl9022
Submitted on 6/15/2004
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hi i'vehad my bb pierced fro about 3 months now and lately its been sore and gettin red. i was wondering if anyone knew if it was getting infected or just irritated. i went swimming twice but the second time i wore the waterproof band aid things and i cleaned it out after i got done swimming both times. plz help. i need answers. anyone with answers plz email me at babygurl9022@yahoo.com.
HELP!!!!!!

 

Answer by Cait
Submitted on 6/15/2004
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i know you live in london ontario but in toronto there is an awsome place to go. its called newtribe its actually right across from the muchmusic building downtown. i got my belly pierced there in april and they did a great job. its a really clean place not like those crappy dirty places u see alot of the time. the people there are professionals and actually know what there doing. it only costs 45$ plus 5$ 4 the cleaning products. before i got mine done it checked out alot of places and newtribe is by far the very best one. check out their site.........   www.newtribe.ca       email me at cad_sweetheart@hotmail.com

 

Answer by roz 4 foz
Submitted on 6/16/2004
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hey evry1 im hoping to 2 get my belly done on the 8th of august(my birthday) and im just asking for advice im hopping to get it done at bevily hills (bolton but the onli problem is that im a gymnast and i wear tight tops for it so i was wondering is it ok if i did have it done? please give me some advice my email addy is roz_titch@hotmail.com so please ny help at all! tnx rozi x x x x x

 

Answer by ~*~hunni_bunni~*~
Submitted on 6/22/2004
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how long can u not go swimming for after u get ur bb done i and gettin it done on friday and i relle need to kno how long u can't go swimming for well thanx luv yas all peace

 

Answer by pink_giggles
Submitted on 6/24/2004
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hi for all the navel piercing questions you can think of or advice, email me at pink_giggles90@yahoo.com

alex

 

Answer by Req
Submitted on 7/15/2004
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Hey,
I got my navel pierced last week at this place in Halifax called Utility... they really know what they're doing there and so far things seem to be healing really well (I have a red circle around the top where the ring comes out, and very few crusties so far).  So is it not a good idea to change the ring yourself after a few months?(even if it's healed by then)?  Is it a lot harder to put in a ring than it is a barbell?

 

Answer by chloe02
Submitted on 7/15/2004
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i haven't got my belly button pierced yet I'm going to get it very soon!my friends all have it and they've told me it doesn't hurt so i hear but I'm really scared! butnewho my friend is a tattoo artist and he says to do everything your expert tells you to do but otherwise dont try anything yourself!:]

 

Answer by natali
Submitted on 7/17/2004
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Hi, I got my navel pierced about 3 weeks ago. The first couple of days it was fine. My piercer had told me to clean it with antibacterial liquid Dial twice a day. My problem was with the captive bead ring that was put in. The ring made my piercing so irritated-my clothes rubbed against it and it would bend to the side when i did exercies. True...CBR are easier to keep clean but they were just not for me. I did some research on the internet and ordered a PTFE banana bar and had my piercer put that in after 3 weeks. My irritation completely cleared up! The PTFE piece is so comfortable and bends with my body movements. It is less irritating to the sensitive skin around my healing piercing. PTFE is teflon, so nothing sticks to it...like the crusties. I changed my care regime a bit by going by the recommendations of the national association of piercers. I soak at least once a day with sea salt soaks: 1/4 tsp to 8oz warm water for 10 minutes. I clean twice a day with Provon medicated lotion soap and rinse well. My piercing has improved so much in a few days time. I recommend PTFE for anyone that is active and moves around alot. It is the stuff that heart valves are made of...it has to be good in the body. I'm loving my new piercing now. :)

natali

 

Answer by vics914
Submitted on 7/19/2004
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I got mine pierced almost 2 months ago.  When I got it done it DID hurt.  Nothing unbearable.  I was also sore for about a week after.  Mine was red for a while and did get a little crusty.  It is just VERY important to keep it clean.  My piercer suggested that I buy tripple antibiotic ointment to put on it and its been working wonders.  Also, he suggested when I got it pierced to get the ring instead of the barbell because it moves more which makes it easier to keep clean.  When you  wash it make sure you twist the ring around to get some soap in there and rinse it well...which is why the ring may be better.  

 

Answer by Samantha_9_Piercings
Submitted on 8/8/2004
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Well... I got mine done like in Febuary so really it don't hurt no more. Even when I got it done it didn't hurt. But thats probably because I have 8 other piercings excluding my navel. So for those who say that it hurt when they got it done are a bunch of wusses If you have any other questions my email is evil_lil_angel_2003@hotmail.com.

 

Answer by lola
Submitted on 8/9/2004
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i got mine done about 5 weeks ago...the guy gave me a barbell...not giving me ne thing to clean my belly with or even telling me how to take care of i walked out!now i just clean it with earing cleaner but my sis is about to get hers done and they said it isnt good to use earing cleaner becuz ur ears arnt the same as ur belly button...Big Trouble there!!!

 

Answer by rockgirl
Submitted on 8/14/2004
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i'vehad my piercing for a week already and i wash it 3 times a day with "anti bacterial soap". Its pretty cool but its red around the top and is crusty.is that normal?

 

Answer by StarFilledNights
Submitted on 8/16/2004
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I got my navel pierced April 22, 2004.  It started out fine, I cleaned it 2-3 times a day.  All of the sudden, a bubble of skin formed at the bottem.  So I cleaned it 4-5 times a day.  My mistake, I used alcohol once or twice to clean it.  Now the bubble is ripped open and it pusses.  It's so disgusting...  I don't know what to do...  Any advice?  Email me at LP_Rocker_528@hotmail.com

 

Answer by christy
Submitted on 8/20/2004
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I want to get my bellybutton pierced and last night I tried to do it but I  just said to myself just let a perfessoinal  do it . I have $30 but I just need someone to take me and I have no one my mother wont take me because she works so much and she said I can get it done but no one can take me!!! if you have any suggestions answer back please!

 

Answer by mandaaa
Submitted on 8/22/2004
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i just got mine done Friday and i realized its kinda crooked will it be fine wen its time to put a bar bell in  or will it still look crooked?

 

Answer by Lynsi
Submitted on 8/25/2004
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Hi, im about 14 and ahalf and ive wanted to get my BB pierced for about 2 years now. But everytime i ask or beg my mom she says no, and of coarse my dad follows in her footsteps. So i was wondering if u have ne advice that i could tell my mom to convince her to let me get my bb pierced. that would be great and plz send ur answer to Wildncrazy7773@aol.com, thanx so much!

Luv always,
Lynsi

 

Answer by Miss Tracii
Submitted on 8/26/2004
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my belley piering was done like 2 months ago.  it still hurts and the yellow & green stuff is still oozing out.  any suggestions?  

 

Answer by cheerisgroovy
Submitted on 8/26/2004
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How long does it take to pierce it yourself?????

 

Answer by nena
Submitted on 8/27/2004
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A got my navel done 5 months ago it heal well but were the holes are they have a purple color to it.  Does anybody know what that means or how i can get rid of it?

 

Answer by nena
Submitted on 8/27/2004
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A got my navel done 5 months ago it heal well but were the holes are they have a purple color to it.  Does anybody know what that means or how i can get rid of it?

 

Answer by LiLLuLu FrOm Da Bx
Submitted on 8/29/2004
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Wats good my name is lulu and i got my belly peirced 3 days ago and i dont kno y but theres a little red circle on the on the top of mt belly buttin and under the 1st ball wat should i do?????

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 9/11/2004
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Hi my name is Sarah i got my belly button pierced about 3 months ago ..it didn't hurt at all...after a few days puss started coming out is that normal?...im only 12...it cost me $60...when i got it done it was deep...now the skin around the barbell  has thinned out is this normal? Is it supposed to thin out?? If you no any thing about it Email me at frosty1991@hotmail.com

Thanks
Sarah

 

Answer by Steph
Submitted on 9/20/2004
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hey I just got my navel pierced Friday night...about 3 days ago...i've been cleaning it with bactine...and yesterday i cleaned it with dial antibacterial soap I didn't have any so I went out bought some...well I'm just confused because I don't know what I should clean it with because I am so scared of it getting infected...I also ordered H2Ocean because I heard it's very good and it speeds up the healing process...it's just condensed sea salt in a spray bottle...well I wanted to know if you had any suggestions, if i should use some products and not the others....well thank you for taking your time out to read this...and if it's possible can you please write back a response....thank you so much...
Stephanie

 

Answer by DrewLover5
Submitted on 9/27/2004
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I am getting my belly button pierced on saturday and i'm not really scared or nervous. I was just wondering when I get it done what do I have to use to clean it?

 

Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 9/30/2004
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i got my belly button pierced yesterday. is it supposed to bleed?

 

Answer by x_suzi_x
Submitted on 10/6/2004
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i have had my belly pierced for about 2 months and its still red and Green puss is coming out of it aswell :( i dont want to take it out plz help add me to msn Legallythick@hotmail.com :P

 

Answer by Georgia chick
Submitted on 10/20/2004
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I have a question, I just wanna know what one is the right thing to clean your navel piercing with...because I just got mine done and I don't want to mess it up. so what do i do? Email me @ star12234@hotmail.com please and thank you... PS I'm 15.

 

Answer by stayzee88
Submitted on 10/22/2004
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I would like some advice about my Belly Button. I got mine pierced in Vegas by a professional,It has been about 3 weeks but my bottom hole is perfect looks really good but my top is looking different.Its like the skin around the barbell is bigger than the Barbell and like it gets stuck inside the top part of the hole is that normal?

 

Answer by Lisa
Submitted on 10/25/2004
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I just wanted to let everyone know that it is normal for your piercing to be red, take it from me...I have a multiple navel piercing...I think I should know. LOL... I got my first piercing appx a year and a half ago, took about 6 months for it to be COMPLETELY healed, then I got both sides of my navel pierced about 4 months ago, and they still aren't completely healed.  I can change them and it don't hurt or anything, but you can tell its not healed yet.  It takes time and patience.  If you are all worried if its healing wrong, go back to where you got it pierced, thats what they are there for!!!

 

Answer by boostatt2s
Submitted on 11/1/2004
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I'VE BEEN PIERCING FOR 8 YEARS. THE REDNESS AND PUSSING IS A SIGN OF IRRITATION TO YOUR SKIN. WHICH COULD BE CAUSED BY CHEAP JEWELRY OR INPROPER CLEANING. NO ALCHOL OR PROXCIDE. USE ANTIBACTERIA SOAP OR SEA SALT. YOU CAN ALSO USE TEA TREE OIL.

 

Answer by Trouble
Submitted on 11/15/2004
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Can anyone help me i got my belly pierced 2 months ago. i have this bump on the right side of the barbell and it has been pussing and bleeding a little. is it infeced???please e-mail me if anyone has an answer....Littlemisstrouble88@yahoo.com

 

Answer by CuteCat
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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Ive had my BB pierced for now 3 months it was fine wen i first got it done but now its all red, it bleeds sometimes and I've now got bits of flesh sticking out the sides of the bar.
does anyone know whats happening?

 

Answer by friendneedinhelp
Submitted on 11/23/2004
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My friend pierced her belly button at home by herself last night she's only 11 and her mom doesn't know should she take it out or leave it in? Her twin sister is planning on doing hers tonight should I stop her? Please help I want to be a good friend' but I don't want them to get mad at me 4 trying to stop them.

 

Answer by PuErTo RiCaN pRiNcEsS
Submitted on 11/23/2004
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ma area code N fav. white boi. ;]

 

Answer by xXx JaCkIe xXx
Submitted on 11/23/2004
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My friend sayz u can use claire's ear piercing solution for your belly ring. Is that true? help!  

 

Answer by sxy
Submitted on 11/24/2004
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wHaT iF u hArDlY hAvE mUcH sKiN aBoVe Ur BeLLy BuTtOn? I hEaRd tHaT wHeN ThEy PuT tHe ClAmP oN,It HuRtS mOrE cUz ThEyRE PuLLiNg MoRe SkIn. wHiCh ScArEs tHe S**t out of Me! Is tHaT tRuE?  

 

Answer by Tiffany
Submitted on 11/29/2004
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I just got mine done , On friday and it is now MOnday , It is red and Sore but only at certain times during the day. I can sleep on my stomach with almost no discomfort at all. IT didnt hurt that bad to get it done but i think she put a numbing stuff on it cuz i didnt feel it for like 4 hours and then It started to hurt. Umm. I just want to kno , there is a yellow crust on the edge that yesterday i was stupid enough to pick and that hurt adn it bled but not much at all. I use peroxide a little bit and I dont use alcohol but i dont have all the special soap u guys talk about and I have no money adn my mom has no patience for buying stuff like that. So.. Any Suggesetions, i"ve had this done once before and they peirced it behind that scar tissue. Well Thats all i can say for right now but , its buggin me and i want to know if its supposed to hurt and sting and stuff. And If bacitration and regular soap help it at all. And for all u people mine only cost 25$ and That was after i checked 4 proffesionall Places. So this 45$ stuff isnt true. well I"m a 14 yr old girl and if you have any questions or coments then e-mail me at Cute_lil_Angel_Gurl@yahoo.com . well Pz!!

 

Answer by Sharon
Submitted on 11/29/2004
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I just got mine pierced a couple of days ago and i love it although it still kind of stings when i wash it... and for those of u asking if it hurts it doesnt too bad maybe for a second the worst pain u will feel is the day after it is done trust me i was freakin out for nothing!!!!!!!

 

Answer by xxTrigxx
Submitted on 12/2/2004
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Hiya, i had my belly pierced about a month ago at a recommended professional place. I looked around for ages before deciding where to go as i think its important that you don't just go to anyone because you don't want it to go badly wrong. I asked around and everyone i know that has had it done (a lot of people) said that a barbell was the best option especially as it doesn't get caught as easily and contrary to what people may say IS still easy to clean. Thats if you use the right stuff, but if you have a good professional piercer they will recommend a cleaning solution for you. I'm not going to say it doesn't hurt as it varies for each person. Personally i did not even feel it. (no i did not get it froze, and i would not recommend anyone else getting it froze) But my best friend told me it hurt her so badly she almost cried. But if you really want it, then it wont matter. Just think how good it will be. you should not pierce it yourself as its just too risky, i mean it does not cost a lot (where i live its 20 for ring 25-30 for barbell) Titanium barbells are best if you aren't sure what you are allergic to as less people are allergic to titanium. I researched navel piercings a lot before i had mine done. I bet some people will think I'myoung to have my belly pierced but i am responsible enough to get it done at my age (13) but i think if you want it done and you are my age you should only get it done with your parents permission as anyone that does it at 13 without your parents there, isn't very professional. And you do not want to ruin your body do you?

 

Answer by Livia
Submitted on 12/5/2004
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I'm desperate... I don't think my navel piercing is healing correctly... It's about a week and a half old but it's a little puffy and red around the hole on the top... I'm afraid it's getting irritated or maybe it's forming a keloid. There is no puss coming out of it tho.
I want to know if it is normal. I always wanted a belly ring and I will be extremely sad if something is going wrong...
I clean it twice a day with an anti-bacterial soap or surgical soap and i make sure to do the salt soaks ... the salt soaks i was doing twice a day but i noticed that it was drying it out and it would hurt... so i am doing it once a day now.. at night and i make sure to dry it really well after wards.
So... why is it red and puffy?
i have read the threads and i have noticed that redness is normal... but how about puffiness? help please!

 

Answer by Hardcorebabe15
Submitted on 12/7/2004
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~hey~ i dont really have anything to answer for anybody,sorry! i do have a question or two though.....ummm lets see i have had my  pierced for about 7months and off and on it has been acting funny for example one month or week it will be tender,red and pussing and other times it will be perfect. i dont know what to do about it...i have been soaking it with hot water to get some of the puss out then i have been cleansing it with bactine. what should i do,what kind of soap should i use? everybody says that it hurts when you get it pierced...to me it depends upon the person...for me it hurt really bad because she said something about me having really tough skin...when she was pushing it through you could see that she was tryng her hardest to push because she was shaking....anyways iam very happy with it and wish that it will get better a.s.a.p! good luck with everyone that is thinking about it is very very worth it. thank you for your time and hopefully i get some good answers.....o yeah and how much would you suppose the soap will cost and where should i get it....i live in vancouver washington....thanx so much laterz!!!

 

Answer by Mary
Submitted on 12/14/2004
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Hi! I have had my nostril pierced 2 weeks ago. It seems to be healing very well - no pain, no pus, no discomfort anymore, BUT what I a worried about this red part around my piercing. There is no pain - just that redness that would not go away. My friend tells me (she has 7 piercings) that it is totally normal and that she has had the area around her nostril piercing red for 4 months after it has been pierced!!! So maybe I should not panick? Tell me, if there is infection, it would hurt for sure? There would be some kind of pus coming out or anything? There is no pain - nothing.. just this redness. When it can be gone? PLEASE give me your opinions! I am SO worried about that!

 

Answer by chanel
Submitted on 12/21/2004
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omg! i think mi mom might just give in to letting me get mi belly button pierced!
all i told her was that i knew 9 year olds that got it and im almost 12 and im not aloud and she said well ill think about it,then i said well even if you say im not aloud ill do it mi self and she said fine how about we look into it this weekend! yay! i might actually be able to get it!
~*~wish me luck~*~

 

Answer by angi
Submitted on 12/22/2004
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Please read I have to know! ok im planning on getting mine done and the onli way i can do it is if i find the facts... so since im in gymnastics would that affect it any?

 

Answer by angi
Submitted on 12/22/2004
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Please read I have to know! ok im planning on getting mine done and the onli way i can do it is if i find the facts... so since im in gymnastics would that affect it any?

 

Answer by Christy
Submitted on 12/31/2004
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Hey I need Help persuading my mom to let me get my navel done if anyone had any Advice or tips please responde or E-Mail me At LilBluEyes129@aol.com


                            Thanx
                                 -Christy!

 

Answer by LIL MIZ FCUK
Submitted on 1/5/2005
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Yes i have multiple navel piercings well actually i have 8 piercings in my navel y??????????????????

 

Answer by nanita
Submitted on 1/11/2005
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wassup wassup!!!!!!!!!

ive had my piercing fo lik 2 months.and its still red,its still pussing and its still crusting. i started using antibacterial soap about a month afta the piercing. but know i use it everyday about 3 times a day and at nite i but neosporine anti bacterial CREAM. is there anythin i should do differently???????

ight then hit me up at www.nanitaoox@yahoo.com

ps got it dun in octoba its now jan.

 

Answer by Pro Piercer!
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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Basic Care for a Piercing

Always wash hands with antibacterial soap before touching your piercing. If you are not cleaning your piercing, do not touch it. Clean the piercing twice a day with following recommended products

Liquid Antibacterial Soap such as liquid Dial. (Bar soaps are contaminated by other uses. Avoid all dyed or perfumed soaps, which can irritate new piercing.) Always wash your hands first with an antibacterial soap. Next lather the entire piercing, including the jewelry. Remove any scabbing (crust) or residue from the jewelry. (Q-tips are helpful.) Rinse. Lather the piercing again and rotate jewelry through the piercing. Allow solution to sit in the piercing for at least one minute. Rinse while rotating the jewelry to rinse the soap completely. Dry with a clean, soft cloth or tissue.

Use Benzylkonium Chloride (An active ingredient found in most ear solutions, such as Ear Care.). Completely saturate your piercing with the solution using a Q-tip. Remove any crust or discharge from the jewelry. Work the jewelry through the piercing five to eight times. The solution does not need to be rinsed away.

A couple of times a week is enough. If an infection occurs, repeat the process 2-3 times a day until it goes away.

Use a sea Sault Soak 5-10 minutes a day 1/4 teas spoon sault to 8 once of water.

If you are still having a problem, call your piercer.

Betadine (Povidone-iodine). Betadine is too harsh and can prolong healing. It is helpful in taking care of an infection, but it can also destroy developing skin cells. Betadine can tarnish or discolor jewelry.

Always avoid hot tubs and public pools during healing. Swimming, and chlorine cannot benefit your piercing, any pollution or bacteria that can be in the water can be harmful. Always clean piercing after swimming.

Avoid tight clothing (especially when healing a navel). Clothing must be low enough that it does not hit your piercing at any time.

Oral contact - Mouths are full of bacteria. Keep them away from piercings.

Bodily fluids - Do not let a healing piercing come in contact with any bodily fluids, more than bacteria can be exchanged (Genital, lip and tongue piercings.)

DO NOT Use These Products: as the dry out skin.
   Hydrogen peroxide
   Rubbing alcohol

any more questions you can reach me at sab1oo@hotmail.com


 

Answer by Pro Piercer!
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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Basic Care for a Piercing

Always wash hands with antibacterial soap before touching your piercing. If you are not cleaning your piercing, do not touch it. Clean the piercing twice a day with following recommended products

Liquid Antibacterial Soap such as liquid Dial. (Bar soaps are contaminated by other uses. Avoid all dyed or perfumed soaps, which can irritate new piercing.) Always wash your hands first with an antibacterial soap. Next lather the entire piercing, including the jewelry. Remove any scabbing (crust) or residue from the jewelry. (Q-tips are helpful.) Rinse. Lather the piercing again and rotate jewelry through the piercing. Allow solution to sit in the piercing for at least one minute. Rinse while rotating the jewelry to rinse the soap completely. Dry with a clean, soft cloth or tissue.

Use Benzylkonium Chloride (An active ingredient found in most ear solutions, such as Ear Care.). Completely saturate your piercing with the solution using a Q-tip. Remove any crust or discharge from the jewelry. Work the jewelry through the piercing five to eight times. The solution does not need to be rinsed away.

A couple of times a week is enough. If an infection occurs, repeat the process 2-3 times a day until it goes away.

Use a sea Sault Soak 5-10 minutes a day 1/4 teas spoon sault to 8 once of water.

If you are still having a problem, call your piercer.

Betadine (Povidone-iodine). Betadine is too harsh and can prolong healing. It is helpful in taking care of an infection, but it can also destroy developing skin cells. Betadine can tarnish or discolor jewelry.

Always avoid hot tubs and public pools during healing. Swimming, and chlorine cannot benefit your piercing, any pollution or bacteria that can be in the water can be harmful. Always clean piercing after swimming.

Avoid tight clothing (especially when healing a navel). Clothing must be low enough that it does not hit your piercing at any time.

Oral contact - Mouths are full of bacteria. Keep them away from piercings.

Bodily fluids - Do not let a healing piercing come in contact with any bodily fluids, more than bacteria can be exchanged (Genital, lip and tongue piercings.)

DO NOT Use These Products: as the dry out skin.
   Hydrogen peroxide
   Rubbing alcohol

any more questions you can reach me at sab1oo@hotmail.com


 

Answer by Banana
Submitted on 1/19/2005
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you people are relli dumb for pericing your own belli buttton its better to go it down by a pro i got mine a month ago it does not hurt at all

 

Answer by AnimeGirl24
Submitted on 1/22/2005
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i had mine done last year around june or july and i kept mine in for however long they side, i kinda forgot how long it was. but i would not do it yourself though. And when you guys go to get it done make sure they clean everything before, thats very important. The place i went they use brand new things out of the package for each person. VERY clean place. It pinched but didnt hurt.

 

Answer by xbloodylove16x
Submitted on 1/23/2005
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i need advice~ i changed my stepmom's navel ring a week ago b/c she was to scared to do it herself and i did it real easy and her friend wanted me to change hers 2day and she said she had it in for like a year and i tried taking it out but it wouldnt come out b/c the skin was like stuck on the ring and i told her id try to find out something to help her so she wouldnt have to go see a professional~anyone have this happen b4 or no wat to do ? pleaz email me at
the_unrequited_dream_16@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Tana
Submitted on 1/24/2005
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to poohbear i got my bellybutton done by a friend no not a professional and she did it with a gauge needle bigger then the bar so that bar would go in easier. but using a 14 guage needle along with a 14 gauge bar is fine to just b sure to get the bar in ASAP after peircing it to prevent it from closing because my friend waited like 3 seconds to long and it closed and she had to repierce it..but piercing it urself isnt that bad just look up information on it to make sure u pierce it right..and DONT switch out the bar until 8 months AFTER uve had it peirced clean it 2 times a day with dial liquid soap and soak a cotton ball in hot water and sea salt or regualr salt and set the cotton ball on it then move the bar up and down and twist it to prevent the piercing from healing to the bar.

 

Answer by Deanna
Submitted on 1/28/2005
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I got my belly button pierced when I was in 7th grade. I am now in 10th. It did turn red around the hole for about 2 weeks. The inside, so to speak, of the hole will "fall out" it's kind of like it turned itself inside, that's normal too. Just continue cleaning it. Any questions Email me @ ICPjuggalette9@yahoo.com

 

Answer by kimbo
Submitted on 2/7/2005
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hi i did my belly button last night with out me my and dad knowing but i think its infected cause i was really really stupid and did it with a dirty needle i was looking on the nhs website and it said that i could get heptis B and C or HIV i am really worried please help please please please please i am really worried e-mail (00dkimberley@welshpool-hs.powy.sch.uk)please help me kimberley x x

 

Answer by midget
Submitted on 2/7/2005
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i did my bellybutton by myself because it is cheaper and i dont trust other people to poke needles in me. dnot do it yourself unless you know what you are doing. Mine is awesome, and i named it Jessie

 

Answer by Not a pothead
Submitted on 2/11/2005
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yo. I'm 15 and i really want my bb pierced. I convinced my parents before... but it took weeks and tears and i ended up trading it in for an awesome stereo and permission to get an industrial in my right ear... now my itching to get it pierced is back full blown and i really want it done. I also really want my industrial and don't know which would be cooler. THe fact my parents think i'm on drugs doesn't help either...I'm also pretty chubby... so if anyone knows if weight can be an issue please let me know. Should i wait to get my weight down and then pierce or would it be okay to just get it now.... any help on would be really appreciated. just email me at paint_myworld_black@yahoo.com
thanks and stay cool

 

Answer by sara
Submitted on 2/13/2005
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im 11 and getting mine done march,4,2005 any advice

 

Answer by meeee
Submitted on 2/18/2005
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hi i got mine dun wen i was 13 now im 14 mine was only red 4 bout an hour or something. i think u shud get urs cked tho bye xxxxx

 

Answer by Fire
Submitted on 2/21/2005
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I got my navel pierced on December 8 and mine is still a little red but its not bad or n/e thing.  When I got mine done it hurt but not a lot.

 

Answer by Lissy
Submitted on 2/28/2005
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I just got mine done six days ago. I think it looks good, it's a little red around the holes, but no crusties. It looks really good, but it did hurt!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by kate
Submitted on 3/1/2005
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hello i am getting my belly pierced in a couple of days and i am really really scared:( does it hurt!! and whats happens....was you really scared before you was getting it done because I AM!! please answer Kate thanks :):(:) xx

 

Answer by scardycat
Submitted on 3/5/2005
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hi I have had mt belly button pierced for just over a week and i want a friends help!
       well all gals are friends!
i have had this greyish gooey stuff commin out of my top hole and it had been a bit crusty and itchy.  i know that when something is itchy that means that it is healing. and the crust is normall.  but why is the puss GREY?????  now i get a bit scared about things so plz try and answer me without scarring me. i know i know my name suits me.

 

Answer by Katie
Submitted on 3/6/2005
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hello to all of you interested in info on your belly rings. i have had my done for about a year now, i got it done when i was 16. it is healed, and everything looks good. i wanted to let you all know it takes a while to let it heal, and if you have any questions, you need to ask a professional, because i did research on the internet and it is unbeleivable about all the false information out there. so be carefull.

 

Answer by Elyse
Submitted on 3/9/2005
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Okay well.. it is normal to have crusties and a little bit of puss depending on the colour! Black isnt good. I just got mine done about a week ago and I only experienced a little bit of red right after i got it done and thats it. my belly button has never pussed.. and your supposed to wait 3 months to be totally sure that your belly button can be changed. and you NEVER use alcohol on your piercing... any of them!!! Its gunna make it worse and its going to dry your piercing out! You dont want that! If you just got it done, a good way to help keep it clean is soak like a kleenex or paper towel in saline solution and microwave it for 10 seconds. I know it sounds stupid but it really works and many piercers have recommended it to my friends who have done that and never had a problem with infection! Good lu7ck with your piercings people!

 

Answer by Nykole
Submitted on 3/18/2005
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Alright.
Eveyrone has a different skin type. Alcohol can be used, but if you use it for too long you can infect your piercings or cause terrible dry skin. Tea Tree Oil and Warm Salt Water can be used to clean your piercing. Dial Soap can also be used- but if you have VERY sensitive skin {like myself} you can just use the salt water or mild ear-piercing cleaning solutions.

To use the Tea Tree Oil::
You must have the Oil, a Q-Tip, a cloth {to clean up mess} and..thats about it. You want to place some oil around the top of the piercing and the bottom. Then simply but gently, move the barbel up and down to move the solution. If you have a ring, just run the ring around in the hole. GENTLY. You don't want to irritate your piercing too much or else it will get VERY infected. TRUST ME I know.

For the Salt Water Treatment::
Get a little plastic cup. And by little, I mean small enough to go around the outside of your belly button. Fill it with some warm water- not really hot, not cool, WARM. Now, get a small tea spoon of SEA SALT- not table salt or cooking salt, SEA SALT! After you mix the salt and the water- bend over and put the salt water cup over your belly button. Hold it TIGHTLY to your navel piercing to create suction. Hold the cup there for about five minutes to let the salt water suck out all of the pus and dead skin.

You should already know how to clean with the dial soap... just do it in the shower and gently get the soap into the piercing. Also, make sure you rinse it extremely well to prevent the soap from burning your skin.

 

Answer by SugaFly02105
Submitted on 3/23/2005
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I've been wanting my belly button pierced for a little while now. I've been doin "research" on it to find out how safe it is. I'm afraid it will get infected because my ears have been pierced 5 times and each time i havent had any luck. I read that you shouldnt use sterling bar bells, and a couple of other metals. I'm not sure what metal my ears were infected by, but i want to know tha chances i have for my belly getting infected. If anyone has any good websites please say!

 

Answer by shy baby gurl
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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i need 2 kno if i should tell my parentz that i want 2 get my belly pierced but they won't even let me pierce my earz izn't that lame? But my mom knoz that i really want my belly pierced should i do it behind their back or tell them i'm getting it done no matter what? i need sm answerz you can e-mail me @ hotlatincatracha@aol.com

                      thanx
                       shy baby gurl

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 4/7/2005
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I am 12, and i really want to get my nose and my bellybutton pierced, my parents are really not going for it, but they agreed to give me a chance if i can figure out the risks! am i even allowed to do my nose/bb or do you have to be a certain age? please give me all the info you have! or email me barbiegurl1323@hotmail.com and make sure u write the subject as like something about piercings so i dont add it to junk! lol thanks

 

Answer by loz
Submitted on 4/10/2005
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i wana no how old u hav 2 b 2 get ur belly pierced even if u go with ur parent plz email me on funkygirl020392@aol.com asap please

 

Answer by becky2828
Submitted on 4/17/2005
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ive had my belly button peirced twice and it regected it self so i left it for a couple of months to heal and to also grow a bit to so i had it re peirced yesterday (16 april 05 ) and its gone a bit red and a bit sore im using the solution liquid and i dont want it 2 regect again coz ive always wanted my belly button done please can you give me any advise or tips on how to make the redness go away or is it normall?

email ilovebeeniman2005@hotmail.co.uk

plz help !!!!


beckyxxxx

 

Answer by *~*~*~bethany~*~*~*
Submitted on 4/17/2005
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hey guys!! me and my sister really want to get our belly buttons done and before we go we were going to do some reserch on how it happens. my sister has def. decided that she is going to go thru with it but i still have some questions.  
-after it is done how long untill you can go swimming??
-when they do it do they numb yo;ur stomach or not??
-and lastly is 14 too young??
if there is any more information that you can give me email me at: cutiepie@emaildepot.com

 

Answer by alyssa
Submitted on 4/17/2005
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hi i just have one question...
what are the risks of getting this done?? plz answer me!! i need ya'lls help!!
*alyssa*

 

Answer by Dazz
Submitted on 4/19/2005
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HI I GOT MY BELLY DONE ON SAT N I LUV IT
MYNZ RED

 

Answer by Tasha
Submitted on 4/20/2005
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This is my second time getting mine down.. the first time i did not wait long enough  for it to be healed b4 changing out the ring.. and it started growing skin at the end of my barbell... now this time i just barley changed it and it will be two years on the 26th of April.. Sea salt is the best and not touching it a lot ..get a shot glass and put a little sea salt in it will warm water and tip it over on your belly ring.. sit there for like ten or fifteen mins and ... then don't touch it or mess with it... the less germs the better you'll be.. NEVER use ALCOHOL...never i like to use Bactine on mine it worked really well along with the sea salt.... good luck oh i have a question anyone know the best ring to put in for sensitive skin... surgical steel maybe??? and what do the gages mean?

 

Answer by edd
Submitted on 4/28/2005
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go to www.phatism.com for great novelty fake ID

 

Answer by Sunshine _13
Submitted on 4/30/2005
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you shouldn't swim for at least 4 months or there could be major infections. And you shouldn't do it yourself because there are greater risks!it is not exactly normal to have "black" crusties! But to have a little red ring and a few crusties. but it is not exactly the best to get it done when you are under 16 because as you grow the holes will move apart and if you have a belly ring as you grow the skin "might" rip. and will leave a minor scar and you will have to get it pierced again.

 

Answer by Swimfan
Submitted on 5/3/2005
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Hey,
Im getting my navel pierced in a few days and i was invited to a pool party the day after...would it be ok for me to go swimming i called the place im getting it done and they said no but all my freinds who have it said it would be fine...should i put some sort of a dressing on it or should i judt not go swiming at all?

 

Answer by ~*CRISSI iz a SEKSI Biatch!*~
Submitted on 5/4/2005
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Yea im thinkin of gettin mah navel pierced but im scared its gunna hurt...ive neva broken a bone in mah body and ive neva ben stung by a bee.....im not exactly prone to pain....can sum1 tell me honestly if it does hurt??

 

Answer by ~*~*~*~*~* melissa~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Submitted on 5/4/2005
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my belly button peircin is gr8 it ent infected of niffin n it luks gdddddddd 2 clean it use saline water xx

 

Answer by fondlewithcare
Submitted on 5/9/2005
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i had my navel pierced about 5 years ago, but took it out 1 year ago. now i regret taking it out and want it repierced. Does ne one know if this is a good or bad idea??
thanx xx

 

Answer by Raveout
Submitted on 5/10/2005
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Hey, my names jess, i just got my belly done 5 days ago and its looking great. Didn't hurt to bad... kinda like a really really bad shot. Well i just wanted to know what i can expect from here on...what kind of infections and all that stuff. I was so glad i got it done professionally i could of never gone through that pain doing it myself.
Email me with some answers Jesscarcagni@hotmail.com

 

Answer by YESSIE
Submitted on 5/12/2005
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hey what up peoples, I'm 18 years old, i got my belly pierced 7 weeks ago and it didn't hurt and while i was cleaning it, it didn't hurt at all, its still red around it but it dose not hurt, i just changed the ring a week ago and its starting to hurt, Can anyone tell me if thats normal please.

 

Answer by Debz
Submitted on 5/16/2005
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dear rozi,
i just had mine done 2 days ago at stefs on newport street n i would really recommend going there. it cost 25 the same as at beverly hills and it has the best reputation in town!they have a website if you want to look at it and you pay after you've'been pierced and you also get a free bottle of TDC antiseptic especially for piercings! i'dsay go for a barbell and cover it up with a plaster/bandage when doing gymnastics incase it snags and hurts you.

Debz

 

Answer by Kristi
Submitted on 5/18/2005
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i have pierced my own belly button and you dumbasses can not use alchol, it will only make it worse and irritated and MORE red. also i would not suggest cleaning it with soap.. wash your stomach with baby soap when in the shower but if soap gets cought in the piercing that wont be very good. my piercings only stayed red for a few days, but thats probably because i started out with a smaller gage and SLOWLY moved it up, but you can only do that after it is completely healed, with my first piercing i gaged it way too soon and it just started to rip through to the point that i just took it out and i am left with a big scar. Good cleaning products would probably be using piercing solution and neosporin or antibiodic ointment, im sure occasionly proxide would be ok because i have used it a few times but it will dry it out so you must be careful.

 

Answer by sushified
Submitted on 5/19/2005
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Hey. I got mine done this last saturday, with one of my close friends. It didn't hurt. Hers was fine as well. It just gets a little painful if I accidently hit something with my stomach or right after I clean it in the shower. It always feels better after I clean it. I love laying on my stomach, but I've been trying not to do that for the last few days. Mine is a barbell and cost about $65 with this really expensive one.

 

Answer by SOPHIE
Submitted on 5/22/2005
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Belly button piercings!
right i got mine done at dr feel good off Bold st in Liverpool for 15.
I got it done in Febuary n mine was still red in April n when i pull it up to clean it then a little bit of puss comes out of the bottom but its fine!
I went back just to check!
and i clean it twice a day with surgical spirit only a tiny bit on a cootn bud though coz too much will dry the skin and prolong the healing process!
Love Sophie xxx

 

Answer by nicki
Submitted on 5/28/2005
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hey am 13 n really wana get ma belly done my mum n dad dont want me 2 get it done coz they say am 2 young! how old do u think u should b? am thinkin bout gettin it done behind der baks but will they find out?      from nicki x

 

Answer by **Flex**
Submitted on 5/31/2005
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MATE I GOT MY BELLY BUTTON PIERCED LIKE 20 MINS AGO!!! REALLY DIDNT HURT, MA PARENTS DONT KNOW...OOOPS :D. I JUST WANA SAY A MASSIVE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WRITES IN COZ IF IT WASNT FOR U LOT I WUDNT AVE DONE IT. ANYONE HU WANTS IT BUT IS SCARED.....GO FOR IT SERIOUSLY U WONT REGRET IT. JUST LOOK AFTER IT AND U'LL BE FINE!!!! GOOD LUCK!

 

Answer by Tiffany
Submitted on 6/1/2005
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hey i need help how do i convince my mom to let me get my navel done? becaues im 14 and she wont let me i'velooked every thing up i know how to do it my self and i have a cuzen that will take me so i dont know

 

Answer by cheerleada
Submitted on 6/1/2005
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Im 14 and i will be 15 in october my mom said i have to wait till im 18 but she doesnt live with me and my step mom said it should be up to me my dad and her and idk i wanna get it pierced but im in cheerleading and i cant have jewelery i wanna get it pierced so bad but we cant have the jewelry cuz we do stunts and this summer we have camp and practice cuz we are starting stunts do u think i could get it done and at practices and games take it out??? i desperatly need advice email me at jdreher13@hotmail.com and as the subject put belly button advice

 

Answer by Rena
Submitted on 6/3/2005
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I jus got my BB done and it was a living hell I had gotten my friend to pierce it with the same needle they use and everything but then she couldnt get in the barbell so that didnt work out to tell every1 the truth DONT pierce it yourself its not safe. Then when I got it re-done I think the guy took to much skin when he pierced it...it has alot more skin in the middle than all my other friends...will I find belly rings to fit because I dont think a 14 gadge will look right...By the way mine did get swallon.

 

Answer by sprklinsunshne09
Submitted on 6/14/2005
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i got my bellybutton done like almost a week ago. do not put alcohol on your piercing. unless u wanna get infections risk it closing around your ring. yes its gonna b red when u get it done. it mite even puss. its normal. dont put anything on it except soap and water. the body is enabled to heal itself. my piercer told me keep using regular scented soap its fine but i wouldnt recommend it, it stings. use unscented dial soap. for people gettin it done i recommend gettin a hoop not a bar, my piercer and cousin both told me it is the wrong way to pierce and it is 60% more likely to get infected.

 

Answer by jada376
Submitted on 6/20/2005
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Wuz good people I got my navel pierced on my 18th Birthday 2 weeks ago. DO NOT USE ALCOHOL, to rinse you can use contact solution FOR SENSITIVE EYES ONLY (saline),and  dial liquid antibacterial soap, puss and crust is normal you may see it during the whole healing process which is 3-6 months but don't be surprised if it takes longer.

 

Answer by jorydn
Submitted on 6/21/2005
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Hey girls im 11yrs old and i really want my bb pierced my mom said i had to wait till im 14 but i dont want ot do u know ne professionals in DesMoines Iowa that do it for a 11 or 12 yr old e-mail me at foxychic2303@hotmail.com
Jordyn

 

Answer by bubbles
Submitted on 6/23/2005
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hey, umm i am getting my belly button pierced in about a week and i will be in florida. i just want to know if i go swimming with it in will it be okay if i clean it after? I also want to know how long can you leave it out before it closes up? Thank bunches!!!!
-Bubbles-

 

Answer by tough chick
Submitted on 6/24/2005
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well you see i had my navel pierced right? well after a few days you know it starts to get all red and bumpy and scabbed towards my skin is pealing...soo now the red has calmed down and the bumping is slightly away but the skin is still pealing...im about ready to take it out soon...should i?

 

Answer by Tich
Submitted on 6/24/2005
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hi all,
i got me bellybutton pierced nearly a week ago and it is still red and sore, is this normal? also there is scabs round it and I'm worried in case it is infected! please help !!! i clean it twice a day with ear lobe cleaner, this is what i was told to use!!

 

Answer by Shel
Submitted on 6/26/2005
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Hi i rlli rlli want to find out wot the legal age is for a person in th UK to get their bb dun. My mom says dat I can get it done im 14 and I would rlli like to find out if I can get it done at my age. Your info has been useful btw

 

Answer by Destiny
Submitted on 6/27/2005
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Hi everyone I just got my belly button pierced Saturday and it still hasn't pussed yet is that normal? When will it start pussing? And also I went swimming yesterday and It went fine I just cleaned it really good afterwords!! Please answer my questions!!!!!!

 

Answer by xx_nats_xx
Submitted on 6/27/2005
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heya
if u have your belly button pierced how long after can u go swimming cus i'm going on holiday in august. luv Natalie x x x

 

Answer by ally
Submitted on 7/2/2005
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my parents wont let me get my belly button pierced, and i really really really want it done! is there any way i can get it done without them knowing (I'm 13 so i don't think i can go into a tattoo store).. if not do you know any tips on how i can get my parents to say yes!?

 

Answer by Amy
Submitted on 7/4/2005
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hey all.. i jus got my navel pierced a few days ago and its not red or nefin.. so far so gd! jus 2 say go 4 it...its not sore at all.. not even as bad as getting ur ears pierced! im so bad with needles but its really fine! not sore at all! I recommend The Glasgow Piercing Studio... they r very clean and they also use a freezing spray so u dont actually feel it! very important to keep it clean.. u only need a saline solution of hot water and salt twice daily! Oh and u shud wait 2 weeks b4 swimming but chlorine is reli gd for it neway cause it kills all the bacteria and germs! U only live once.. and its totali worth it! xxx

 

Answer by shel
Submitted on 7/13/2005
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I Liv in England and I am going to get my BB dun in a few days I'm 15 n i do sailing and ill be going sailing in the first two weeks of getting my BB dun. Is dis a bad idea or is it OK?

 

Answer by Court
Submitted on 7/15/2005
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Hey to everyone with there navel piercings! haha i have had mine done for 2 years now and for the first few weeks i put alcohol on my navel piercing and it got infected so i went back and they told me to stop using the alochol it was making it infected so to all of you who are using alcohol STOP!!  it just makes it worse

 

Answer by tinys misses
Submitted on 7/21/2005
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i had my bb pierced 4 years ago, i'm now 17 and just had it pierced again at the bottom so now i hav 2 bb piercings! it looks real cool! its red and crusty but perfectly fine, doing well for the first week of healing! i clean it with salt water twice a day and move it slighty. i hope everybody has a real cool bb coz they rock my world. overall now i have 15 piercingz, igot 1 ear done 7 times, 1 of them is an industrial bar, i have da ova pierced 3 times, my bb twice, nipple, nose and tongue for good measure.

 

Answer by Double S
Submitted on 7/22/2005
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Kelly_Hoffman Dont worry if your belly button is red for several weeks its normal navel piercings can be red for several months, and you say that puss is coming out of it and that crusties are forming, well the fluid coming out of your navel is not puss it is actually lymph thats what is causing the crusties which is normal dont be alarmed, but when the crusties form just put warm water on your navel and soak for about 1-2 minutes to soften it and spray bactine or put ear care on it and take a clean qtip and just go around your jewelry to take the crusties off of your navel ring

 

Answer by kia
Submitted on 7/24/2005
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i pierced my own at my house i used a sewing needle. it stayed in for two weeks. then i thought it got infected but it didn't. about month later i pierced it again with a safty pin that stayed in for one week then i took it out. it didnt hurt that much.

 

Answer by Jordan
Submitted on 7/29/2005
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When I got my belly button pierced in April, the pro told me to use alcohol to clean it and this sea salt stuff. Its now Aug. and mine still oozes and gets all that nasty stuff. What should I do??

 

Answer by <3
Submitted on 8/3/2005
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i just got my belly button pierced today and right now it hurts really baddd and idk what to doo

 

Answer by chaz
Submitted on 8/8/2005
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I Had mine pierced over a year ago now and when i had it done i was told i had to clean it twice daily with sea salt in boiling water. It really worked well and my belly has never been a problem or been infected!

 

Answer by ***Staci**
Submitted on 8/8/2005
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I got my Belly botton done almost a year now and when I got mine done It didnt hurt at all it was like gettin your ears peirced. just makes sure you clean it after you get it done with sea salt or unscented soap. Mine was red for like only 2 days and it hurt a bit for 2 hours. Go ahead and get it done it dont hurt at all

 

Answer by .:*0*:.
Submitted on 8/9/2005
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hey!
i got my belly button REPIERCED yesterday in europe...my first peircin was done in the US where i live..but it was a shallow piercin and my body rejected it...ive had a scar since but i was able to get it repierced n now its fine...sooo for those who wanna get it done...GO FOR IT!!! K BYE

 

Answer by Lyndsay
Submitted on 8/9/2005
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Is it normal for it to bea pinkish red nd a litle crusty? Well ive had it done since august 2nd 05 and it has a little bit of lymph coming out of it. It is also a little sensitive but i thik that  is because my sister punched me in the belly button yesterday8)well let me know and DO NOT USE ALCHOHOL on it. h2Ocan works really good!! well let me kno and u kan tell me at Pandapal99@aol.com...im only 12 but i got it done professionally!!!

 

Answer by ~*nikki*~
Submitted on 8/11/2005
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hey every1, i really wont to get my navel perced and my dad said to go for it...suprising i know! but i wonna know the truth dose it hert when you get tha nedel in and when you put the ring in

pleazzzz respond!!!!!

 

Answer by livin life
Submitted on 8/11/2005
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my piercing has been pussing green and clear stuff for about a week i guess and i ran out of my cleanser but im getting more tomorrow. is it bad for my peircing to be pussing?

 

Answer by rosie
Submitted on 8/17/2005
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I had my belly button pierced about 3 years ago and all was fine and I love it, but I stupidly took it out for a couple of weeks and now I cant get my bar back in, it seems to have closed up, does anyone have any suggestions, I dont want to get it pierced again as it was quite painful but to me my stomach looks very odd without it! any thoughts email rosiebaring@hotmail.com

 

Answer by princessmelly
Submitted on 8/23/2005
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hey! I've had my belly button pierced since January. my sister and I got it done together. the amount of pain all depends on your tolerance level. my sister didn't feel a thing, while I however almost hyperventilated (basically because I'm a wimp, lol). it stayed red for a little while and I didn't change my ring until the end of March when I replaced it with a curved barbell. it has not gotten infected so far (*fingers crossed*)! mine always has a little bit of puss (ick!) but I just clean it and it's fine! as for what I use to clean it with, my piercer recommended Baciguent; it's a Bacitracin Ointment used to prevent infections in wounds. I was told to use nothing but this and some anti-bacterial soap, but everyone's told something different =) I definately recommend it though, it works wonders! just thought I'd share my piercing experience!

~Mel

 

Answer by Kacey
Submitted on 8/28/2005
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Hey ya'll i need sum help!!!My mom is letting me get my belly button pierced for my 13th birthday which is in 12 days and I need sum questions answered so
1.Does it hurt
2.should i get it done if i play volleyball & cross country?
3.how long do u keep it in for before u can change it?
EMAIL THE ANSWERS TO ME @ PinkCherrys135@aol.com

 

Answer by mrs.depp
Submitted on 8/29/2005
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ok to TICKLE ME PINK I have not got my bb piereced yet but I am going 2 in 2 weeks. I only can answer 1 question wich is #9 and what I did was aproach with a good additude and just asked "can I get my bb done" if she says no then ask can I get a fake one I know its not all that great but oh well then if she says yes say " I have a little debate how come I can get a fake one and not real, is it because of my apperance or that it might be permanent because its not I can always take it out". then if she says I will think about it say if you have a job tell her you will pay 4 it and if you dont say how about I will pay for the piercing by doing more chores(if you realy want 2 get it done) OR BABYSITTING or somthin and she could pay for the bar bell or the other way around she could pay 4 the piercing and you could pay 4 the bar bell. thats how I convinced my mom and I am only 12 going on 13 next month on the 11th! well hope I helped bye!

 

Answer by mrs.depp
Submitted on 8/29/2005
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if anybody know waht wich hazel is could you tell me if its good for the belly button? or hygrogin peroxide?

 

Answer by x..Princess..x
Submitted on 8/30/2005
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Hi ive recently got my belly button pierced about 2 months ago and it seemed to of healed up until recently a little bubble appeared under the belly bar,everyday the bubble puses(erghh disguting i know) my mum says i should take it out is this right? or shuld i jus leave it and carry on cleaning it twice a day with the stuff the piercer gave me w.b please..x x

 

Answer by mimi23
Submitted on 8/31/2005
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heyy well i just got mine done about 2 days ago and so far it looks great! it isnt red and so far nothing has become infected...i got the barbell and it is a lot more difficult to clean but the crusty parts are just he white blood cells healing it, i must say mine still hurts after day 2 but its perfectly normal for it to hurt for the first 1 or 2 weeks after having it pierced...but u must make sure...KEEP IT CLEAN!!!

 

Answer by minkymoo
Submitted on 9/4/2005
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hay i got my belly done last week its red and crusty and sum times wen i clean it this stuff cums out is it ok or is it infected i want
advice plz help please email me on

moo112@hotmail.co.uk

 

Answer by DancehallQueen
Submitted on 9/4/2005
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Mines got infected. after the healing process was finished.....well at least it looked infected...it kinda looked like it had a little split at the top of the top hole n it was kinda gross(lil blood, puss, aggravation..etc)... but i started cleanin it again..now its a lil sensative but generally waaaaaaaaaaaaay better and um tryna be patient...now that i have read u lots comments tho um not 2 sure because at the top of my top hole i have a little bubble thing2....its dark on the sides but in general is redish....i was freakin out coz it kinda looked like my skin was growin up covering my peircin...wtf is that thing coz um been researching all morning 2 find out!

 

Answer by lil_emo_gal
Submitted on 9/4/2005
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hey, got ma bb pierced 2 days ago, a lil sore and small amount of bruising but i was told that was normal, looks rlly great, definitely get it dun at a proffesional, it worth the money,
ne1 want questions answerin
katiewright_1@hotmail.co.uk

 

Answer by Ladyhawk11862
Submitted on 9/5/2005
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I had my navel pierced in May and it is red around my hoop there is no puss but it is raised a bit by the hole and sometimes the ring sticks should I be concerned?

 

Answer by Hannah
Submitted on 9/9/2005
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hey ya im gettin mine done 2mora cant wait goin on holiday soon. the legal age in uk is 18 BUT if u have and adult with u , u can get it done wot eva age im 14!

 

Answer by Gellibear
Submitted on 9/11/2005
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I got my navel pierced about 3 months ago and just the other day it became pussing and crusty and sore! I don't understand because it was just fine prior to this. Someone please HELP ME! There is also a little pink bubble of flesh at the bottom hole and when i messed with it it was bleeding! HELP!

 

Answer by xxxnervousxxx
Submitted on 9/18/2005
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im 13 and im having my belly pierced tomorow, im going with my mum and my best freind.im soo scared and dont no what 2 exspect.me and my mum went to the tatoo/peirsing place 2 book an apointment the other day but it was really small and didnt look very apealing,but its 2 late 2 do anything now cause i really want it done.my friends sister went 2 the same place and she fainted and said she felt everything and was very painfull because they dint leave it in time 2 numb!how long should they leave it 2 numb so i no?i dont even no what i should be cleaning it with or anything.will it really hurt is there any way 2 make it less painfull?if u have any advice that would be fantastic but as soon as possible because im gonig tomorow!
thanx u all rock
xxxnervousxxx
xxxx
plz add me on msn if u have any advice at all:summerrockchic@hotmail.co.uk
xxxxxx

 

Answer by Pipz
Submitted on 9/18/2005
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Ive had my belly pierced 4 ages now and its time 2 change the belly bar but the ball wont undo and it hurts when i try and turn it. does this mean it is not ready to be taken out? or is there a special way to undo the ball on the belly bar, because mine seems stuck.

Pippa

 

Answer by Diamond
Submitted on 9/20/2005
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I got my belly button pierced for my birthday. It was red for about 2 weeks after. But it looks so cool, don't you think

 

Answer by hottie gal
Submitted on 9/24/2005
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i had mine done three days ago n its fine just clean it n doe mess wid it n it will b all gd .oh n doesnt hurt
!!!!!

 

Answer by baddest chick
Submitted on 10/1/2005
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(IT HURTED LIKE HELL WHEN I GOT MINES BUT CLEAN IT 4-5 TIMES A DAY AND USE ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP AND SEASALT)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Emz
Submitted on 10/2/2005
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I got mine done three days ago, and mine is fine, no itching, no redness, no pain. I've wanted to get mine done since i was 16 (which is two years). When i got mine done i later realised that i wish that i hadn't got it done. I woke up the next day and said to myself 'why did i get it done'? What would happen if i took it out now? Would i get an infection? or would it be ok?  

 

Answer by nat
Submitted on 10/4/2005
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right iv had my belly button pierced since january and mines fine everyone stop fussing. i only cleaned mine for 3 days and changed it after 2 weeks. its fine and iv had absolutely no probs. anyone who wants it go get it and anyone askin how to look after it...jst dont gt it dirty!!

 

Answer by badgirl2007
Submitted on 10/5/2005
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I have to ask a question I have had my piercing since august 26. I want to know is this normal the area around my belly button is swelling up what do that mean?

email me back at freegirl48219@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Cheeko
Submitted on 10/6/2005
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how do i pierce my bb my self and has n e 1 got a belly opierce kit if sop were did ya get it from please help :D love cheeko x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

 

Answer by BABYCAKEZ
Submitted on 10/10/2005
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Hi am gettin my bb done this saturday i waz wonderin can u pick the crusties

 

Answer by *little*angel*
Submitted on 10/14/2005
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hey ppl i got mine dne 2 wks ago 2mo it didnt hurt to bad nd im a total wuss so i didnt cry or scream i was like omg wen i didnt do nething like dat lol i love mine to bits ne1 dat wants it buts scared get it dne i was sssssssssooooooooooo SCARED but im glad i got it dne!!! so get t dne if u wnt it dat much k mwah DaNi XxXxX

 

Answer by +Steph+
Submitted on 10/17/2005
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Hey everyone.. well i have had my belly button perieced for about a year now.. but had to take it out just the other day because it got too infected and the skin in between was like 2mm apart.. and looked really werid when i put a belly ring in.. ahhh im soo mad that this happend.. i think part of the reason is b/c i went to this place called PERFECT.. to get it done.. and it wasnt a really clean place either... and the guy didnt really tell me anything about cleaning it..and he periced it like kinda above my belly button and not really in the right place..? but anyways.. yeah i took it out.. and i was wondering how long will i have to wait to get it re-periced?... and will it look really bad because of the scar?  PLEASE answer my questions asap! thanks..
--Steph

 

Answer by ali
Submitted on 10/17/2005
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i am 14 and i have had my belly peirced for 3 months now i little blister came on it but i used salt water to help clear it, i used salt water and dabbed my peircing with cotton wool now its fine dont worry you will be happy with it in the end! trust me :)

 

Answer by Rex
Submitted on 11/13/2005
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Hey guys, i've just had my belly button pierced about 2 days ago and its quite red but i've been told its pretty normal. oh and if your all wondering how painful it is well to be honest i didnt feel a thing. The guy done it so fast and when i asked if he'd put the needle in he told me that he'd finished already. But everyones body is different and as i had a baby 3 months ago completely naturally i think now i can take any pain! but apart from it being red its great just make sure you get a pro to do it and clean it 3 times a day.

 

Answer by Anne
Submitted on 11/13/2005
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Oh one more thing for identifying infections, if its sore, REALLY RED, swollen, painful to move jewellery, or excreting bloody green puss see your piercer. If you have chills, fever, vomiting etc, contact your physician immediately!!!!

 

Answer by Massiel
Submitted on 11/15/2005
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hi my name is massiel and i had my piercing for 6 months.. at first it was ok but then like a month l8tr it stared to get purpulish on top and it the middle. and it hurt when it got a little dry and crusty ( i suggest cleanig it first so it wont hurt) and now is just red and a little bumpy kind of sore when i touch it.... IM so desperate becasue i want it to heal and i hate the red/purpulish color it has!!! would it ever go away and turn to my normal skin color!!!!!!!! PLEASE HELP

 

Answer by amanda
Submitted on 11/20/2005
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got my belly button pierced 4 days ago.. its red and lately its been getting itchy... is this normal?? E-mail me with any info amanda_gd89@yahoo.ie  thanks x

 

Answer by Desprate
Submitted on 11/21/2005
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Hi my names rose i have been w8in 4ev 2 get my belly pierced im turning 13 soon and i want to get it done.  I even worked hard on getting sraight A's and my peeps still wouldn't get me one!  Anyone have suggestions? Does it really hurt?
Thanx!
desprate!

 

Answer by <<Shawty>>
Submitted on 11/23/2005
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Hey i got my Navel Pierced in bowt august but had to take it out my parents didnt lyk it. I wana get it done again but i dont know if you can get it done again in the same place if anyone can help that would be great!!!

 

Answer by <<Shawty>>
Submitted on 11/23/2005
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Hey i got my Navel Pierced in bowt august but had to take it out my parents didnt lyk it. I wana get it done again but i dont know if you can get it done again in the same place if anyone can help that would be great!!!

 

Answer by EMiLyElKNs
Submitted on 12/4/2005
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HEY! i might get my bellybotton pierced 2marrow or nexted saturday! im not afaird of needles! so im not scared that it might hurt. But is it totally worth it or not so worth it? and whats better to get a barbell or a ring?
Thanks so much
emily

 

Answer by JoJo
Submitted on 12/8/2005
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I have my navel pierced twice- on the top and the bottom. And i LOVE it!!! i plan on getting the two other sides of it after the bottom is completly healed- in about a month or so- the top for me didn't hurt at all! but the bottom killed like a mother effer! i dont reccommend that one at all(pain wise) i also have my industrial, and my cartliage, my nose and my ears. I plan on getting my eyebrow pierced VERY SOON!!! So what r u waiting for? go and get ur bellybutton pierced! :)

 

Answer by maressa-z
Submitted on 12/12/2005
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oh my God. i've been thinking bout getting a piercing done. i'm turning 18 soon and i'm still hole-less. ive only got my ears done. and that was only when i was a litle baby.

my sister told me that if i get my belly done, i might not be able to get pregnant. is this true??

 

Answer by DanaDeezy
Submitted on 12/12/2005
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I got mine pierced a week ago and the guy told me to you clean in and rotate it in the shower with soap and water. Make sure all the soap is out and pat it dry.They he told me to by some Bactine, First aid spray from the drug store and spray it on there 4-5 times and day and rotate it.

He said do not use any alchol on it!

 

Answer by lil chayito
Submitted on 12/15/2005
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well i got my  belly button pierced about 3 weeks ago an its still red and it a little bit swollen cus i pulled  it  in  accident

 

Answer by wendy
Submitted on 12/17/2005
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hey i got my belly done about 4 weeks ago and i was woundering how long does it take 2 change it? is it 6 weeks or 6 months?

 

Answer by milly
Submitted on 12/23/2005
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me belly is red i got it pierced Monday its a bit scabby is it normal.HELP advice appreciated

 

Answer by lou lou
Submitted on 12/25/2005
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Every one who wants to get a navel pirceing and is too scared to get it done the pain is like a cramp from your period if you can go through your period you can go through it. when i got mines pirced it didn't really notice till it came through the other side. the pain came and went just as fast. I f you are doing your pirceing your self get a freind to do it for you becuse you might stop in the middle and you have to pirce it with a curve. Make Sure it's a 14 gauge neddle B/c it has to be hallow beause if it is soild it would push the skin to the sides and make it unpleasent to look at.I say get done by a professional. I got mines donewithout my parents knowing but i made sure it was a clean neddle and cleaned everything i don't play with poeple with my body or personal stuff. mimes hurt ocassionally but i'll never change my mine about getting it. mines cost $30 b/c i wanted the pretty blue one but its only $25. if you ever had your upper ear pirced it hurts less than your belly and the lower ear and the belly are the same but the lower ear hurts longer!! I had mines for 1 week and it saw puss (the norm) the 3rd day. puss is normal and if you have any freinds who had it done ask them about it i have 6 freinds wh had it and all said they saw the puss. i had the puss in all 6 of my ear pireings. when you get it pirce like a month later you should go to the beach the salt water works wonders for it. i heard you have to wait six months to change it and my freinds who got it done expect one who don't got infections said only 2. the cutest thing is were your bathing suit machtes your belly ring. If you don't want it go to shecoolhecool.com and click navel rings there gareentee to make you change your mine....

Loulou XOXOXOX

 

Answer by light bright
Submitted on 12/27/2005
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umm well im 14 and i just got my belly button done yesterday in hickory at Jimmy's tattoos and body piercings he was great and he did a great job i had already had mine done once before so it stung a little bit more this time but come on who could pass out from that wimps anyway he told me to clean it 3 times a day with saliane sloution because alcohol and all that other junk will keep it raw so w/e and btw go to a pro. dont do it your selves dumbasses!

 

Answer by Christina
Submitted on 12/31/2005
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I had my navel pierced Nov 4th. It oozed for about 3-4 weeks and I am about to switch out my  jewelery.

The white puss-like stuff is not actually puss. It's white blood cells and plasma. It's SUPPOSED happen, oozing=good. If it was infected, it would feel hot to the touch and very very very sore and very red.

Also, please ask for a captive ring when you are initially pierced. It is way easier to clean (you're only cleaning one bead/ball instead of 2) and is best for the healing process.

Never never never pierce yourself or by a friend. I don't care how many times you or they've said they've done it. It's not safe.

 

Answer by baker***
Submitted on 12/31/2005
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heyhey
i got my bb pierced today and it hurt a little bit and its sore now (4 hours later) but its f***in hott! its a little red at the top and im sposed to wash it with Jergens soap twice a day!

 

Answer by Rach
Submitted on 1/1/2006
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Hey.. i got my tragus done a couple of months ago.. it has got bumped a couple of times since but it went ok soon after.. but lately iv notice a pretty big bubble growing on the top i dont no about the one underneath..Im SO scared..wat should i do?? n wil it ever go away??

 

Answer by lalalala
Submitted on 1/3/2006
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Triple ANITBIOTIC IS NOT GOOD FOR A PIERCING. it prevents oxygen from getting in the piercing and it can cause major problems. Avoid using neospirin,

 

Answer by Becky
Submitted on 1/4/2006
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i got mine done last year and mine did get crusty and puss a bit, but just make sure you clean it and you'll be fine

 

Answer by baby g
Submitted on 1/4/2006
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OK I pierced my belly by myself and it looks good. My friend that got hers done professionally said it looks good and that i did it right. I don't have any sea salt and my mom doesn't know that i have it pierced. dove soap and water will work right? i also take a vitamin and Tylenol like a web site said..... and every other day i use a gel like stuff that came in the piercing kit to help it stay clean....is this OK? where can i buy some sea salt? i would really love some help thanks!

 

Answer by beka
Submitted on 1/5/2006
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heya every1, i am dying for my navel pierced and my mum is letting me she thinks they just do it with a gun and clean it everyday like your ears but i know there's alot more to it than that but i am scared if i tell they do it with a needle that'l put her off me gttin it done my step mom has it done do you think i should take her insead (but i dont want to hurt my mums feelings) if you have advice email me at
hallglen_hunni@hotmail.co.uk

 

Answer by squintz
Submitted on 1/11/2006
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hey i got my belly button pierced about 2 weekes ago...how long b4 i can change it? reply on here or email @ annabanana_403@hotmail.com

 

Answer by babygurl
Submitted on 1/20/2006
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hello im babygurl i don't have an answer but i need one im 15 years old and need to know if i should get my navel "i'mdesperate" pierced but theirs a problem my family has a generation of keloids i got my ears pierced but when i took them out a small keloid formed behind my ear about the size of a pea my mom and dad have approved that i can get it done what should i do! please help

 

Answer by Pinky
Submitted on 1/29/2006
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I want to get my belly button pierced but I'mhaving trouble finding info on it so that i can convince my parents... can some1 e-mail me at danceqt61391@aol.com if you have any advice on it? thanks
<333

 

Answer by Lyra
Submitted on 1/31/2006
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Hi, I've had my belly button pierced since friday 01/27/06 and I know it's only Jan 31st but I was wondering if the redness around both holes is normal along with having a white circle around the holes. Also, when I go to clean it, I find that the ring sticks to my skin...is that normal? e-mail me back please at breathe_in2687@yahoo.com with any info and/or advice...thx

 

Answer by AAA
Submitted on 2/2/2006
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I think navel piercing are quite tricky things to have pierced because of the time they take to heal. If you are very mature with your piercing you should not remove or change the jewelry for at least a year but you can get it changed by a professional piercer at any time after it is pierced. I suggest H2Ocean to be used if you feel it is infected or not healing as well as it should. Piercing yourself is not a bright idea believe me i pierced my nipple myself and it got infected and my mum killed me when she found out and i did the top of my ear but quickly took it out again because an infection in the helix is dangerous.only pierce yourself with the proper equipment and with the proper instructions. I also have a question my helix piercings are healing but not as quickly as i had hoped and the bottom piercing is red and has been for 6 months and the lump has been getting bigger and i can't order H2Ocean because i live in england so can someone suggest a piercing product cleaner you can get in England .Thanx
AAA

 

Answer by T-Baby Strange
Submitted on 2/7/2006
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i just pierced myself last night.
yeah, it did hurt, but only b/c i just pushed the ring through. its about the size of a ear ring. it didnt really hurt, but it took a long time to get it all the way through. this is my second time to pierce myself, but the first was really healthy. i just got in trouble though.  my boyfriend is a tattoo and piercing artist on south padre island and trust me, do not use alcohol for more than a few days to a week. it doesnt allow the piercing to heal completely and is very harsh. use a dial antibacterial soap. (its orange) and take care. i surf all the time, and while doing water activities, especially in the ocean, cover it well with a waterproof bandage to prevent damage and tears. trust me guys, getting it caught on the board hurts. take care.

oh, p.s.
its all usually easy to pierce until it gets to the very last bit of skin. thats pretty tough. i hope u can use my advise.

peace

 

Answer by *Cutie*
Submitted on 2/8/2006
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I'm 14, 15 in July and i reeeeeally want my belly pierced!! Apparently theres a risk of dieing though if it gets pierced in the wrong place! is that true!? and to all the people that have alredy had it done does it hurt? i really want it pierced :(

 

Answer by Jessica_mae08
Submitted on 2/8/2006
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Hey i just got my belly pierced yesterday! Mine looks awesome! its a bit red but thats normal. i am using bactine to clean it b/c thats what a pro told me to. is that ok? any other advice
email me at
attitude_monkey08@hotmail.com
put the subject as belly piercing please

 

Answer by Jessica_mae08
Submitted on 2/8/2006
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Hey i just got my belly pierced yesterday! Mine looks awesome! its a bit red but thats normal. i am using bactine to clean it b/c thats what a pro told me to. is that ok? any other advice

 

Answer by katie
Submitted on 2/10/2006
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I got mine pierced about two weeks ago and it is still red and sore, crusty and there's this white stuff coming out of it. Is that normal people!!! because i'm worried it might get rejected.....

 

Answer by babygurl
Submitted on 2/10/2006
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I got my nave pierced about 2 weeks ago. I love it. All I do is soak it in Epsom Salt and clean it really well in the shower with antibacterial soap. Its a lilttle red but other than that i have had no problems.

 

Answer by Erin
Submitted on 2/12/2006
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Hey, i got mine done on Oct. 12, 2005 and it still hasn't healed. But a bunch of ppl have told me it took 8 months to a year for theres to heal, so just be patient, clean it, and hang in there. No big deal. And NO it didn't hurt =]

 

Answer by Tricia
Submitted on 2/16/2006
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hi i got my belly pierced and cant get the bar off i have been twisting it for half an hour now i tried plyers the ball just wont budge please help

 

Answer by kallister
Submitted on 2/16/2006
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'm 13 and my mom wont let me get my bb done! my dad said maybe and i was going to go with my brother (who is 16) and my best friend to get it done. i figure my brother could sign the papers for both of us but I'm really scared. i think i will be ok cause i just got my cartilage pierced and it fully healed in a week and a half. I'm just scared with the pain....my cartilage hardly hurt but I'm a dancer and if i get my bb done it could effect my dancing. that is a risk I'm willing to take but the pain I'm not so sure about????

 

Answer by Kristy
Submitted on 2/19/2006
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I got my bellybutton pierced about 3 weeks ago and it seems to be doing okay!

Just wanted to let everyone on here know the truth about the pain.
Honestly, i thought it hurt for like 2 seconds. thats it.
Plus, think about it. Its not like anyone has died getting their bellybutton pierced.
If millions of other people can go through with it, you can too !
And you'll be so proud of yourself after its done.
Anyways, hope that helped.
<3

 

Answer by hypochondriac
Submitted on 2/20/2006
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I got a navel piercing exactly one month ago, and I was scared to death that it would hurt like hell. When I got it it stung for a bit, and for the next week or so i had to deal with some stings, and had to sit in my chair weirdly. I was afraid to shower too. but i learned that it was all in my head. i clean it everyday now. i had a pink spot at the top of the piercing but it seems to be clearing now. i use Bactine and clean it with Dial soap . hopefully it heals completely by the time spring or summer arrives.

 

Answer by turtleloveseminem
Submitted on 3/2/2006
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i got my belly button peirced a week ago and the person who peirced it said i could change it in 6-8 weeks and it only cost 45 but he never told me if i can use idozide sea salt and if i cant why not?

 

Answer by gyhi
Submitted on 3/3/2006
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hay keke i red your message I know what to do i dont know if this will work because you have had it out 4 3days but hers what you do clean it really good then get the barebell and jently push it thrue twist it back and forth if you have to if this does not work then I think you should get it  repierced I hope i helped

 

Answer by lulu
Submitted on 3/4/2006
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this is a question!!!

me and my friend got our navels pierced together! shes already changed her and its been a couple of weeks, but mine is still a little red and still oozing and has crusties. should i soak it in sea salt or just let it heal eventually?

 

Answer by BlubBlub911
Submitted on 3/8/2006
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This sounds really wierd but for all you recently pierced ppl out there ill give u some tips.
1) if u pierce it yourself be really careful- the first time i pierced mine it wasnt deep enough n it resurfaced. The second time was perfect and i couldnt be happier
2)As you all know it is normal to have the pierced spots be red or pink, but if its also pink in the skin over the bar keep an eye on it- if your body is slowly pushing the ring out (resurfacing)- TAKE IT OUT-you dont want to have a big ugly scar there, and i reinforce the words big and ugly.
3) Use dove soap in the shower and dont play with the ring by moving it around to get the soap in- the soap will go down your chest and stomach and get to the piercing on its own.
4) Go to a place like Claires or places that sell rings and buy a bottle of cleansing liquid. U dont need a big bottle unless u like to drench your belly button in the solution.
5)This will sound like the strangest tip but i found it to work pretty well. Buy a big ol box of bandaids but not the really cheap ones. take a bandaid aid and poke a tiny little hole on the middle of the cloth part. then take the ball off the ring and put the bandaid over the ring so the metal is through the bandaid then screw the ball back on so u have the bandaid keeping infection out and keeping it moist. While the bandaids on i pour some sort of gentle healing solution on the cloth part so its soaked into the cloth part directly against the pierced skin. I leave it like that over night and the results are suprising. Most of the redness is gone.
**For future referance after about a year of having your belly button pierced it will probably look like the ring resurfaced a little, i have heard this from many people some who pierced there own belly button and others who had it done professionally. im havent figured out if this is bad or not but it seems normal. So dont get to worried if it happens to you.
I hope my tips helped , these were based off of my personal experience if you have any questions you can contact me at  kittykisses1988@yahoo.com.
If you have any questions i would be happy to see your piercing and tell you my opinion.

 

Answer by janel128
Submitted on 3/9/2006
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Listen You people should stop trying to grow up 2 fast geting thats done can ba a good or bad thing (Your belly could reject ur piercing and push it out or u can ripp it out and it won't be Thats good when ur older. I got my done in 7th grade and it was great untill i had to take it out for a while cuz i was gonna swithc the barbell and i had a black circle on my belly it looked like dirt and wasn't that great looking so watch out

 

Answer by Jade
Submitted on 3/20/2006
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im getting my belly button pierced in april...i have a high pain tolerence...so im not worried about pain...but people have been telling me that you shouldnt do it in winter???????whats that about

 

Answer by sydnie
Submitted on 3/23/2006
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i got mine done about a year ago and the professional told me not to put alcohol on it because then you  wouldn't be able to take it out and it would be heald around the barb. mine isn't red anymore because i cleaned it out everyday with dial soap and it worked. i clean it every once in a while but not as much as i used to.

 

Answer by sydnie
Submitted on 3/23/2006
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i got mine done about a year ago and the professional told me not to put alcohol on it because then yuo wouldnt be able to take it out and it would be heald around the barb. mine isnt red anymore because i cleaned it out everyday with dial soap and it worked. i clean it every once in a while but not as much as i used to.

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 3/24/2006
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Hey my name is sarah im 14 years old i really want to get my belly done but im really scared of needles and does it hurt when they do it??

 

Answer by eve
Submitted on 4/5/2006
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hi! i got my belly button pierced about two weeks ago, and there is no soreness and it seems to be healing really good. the only problem i have is that my skin around the piercing is somewhat pinkish purple and i just wanted to know if that will clear up or do i have to worry about. could it be an allergic reaction to the cleaning solution?? i dunno. i really love my new piercing and i would hate to take it out. so please HELP! what should i do??

 

Answer by Missy
Submitted on 4/5/2006
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ok whoever is putting peroxide and alcohol and neosporin on there belly button your stupid! those are anti-inflammatory and they will close your hole! just wash it with dial soap 2 times a day and after u wash it put warm salt water in a shot glass and hold it over your belly button for 5 mins it heals faster i just got mine yesterday and my sisters boyfriend is a professional piecer just helping yall out! xoxo

 

Answer by princess
Submitted on 4/8/2006
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hey i wore fake earrings and now my ear is infected. what should I put on to help heal it? i put alcohol and peroxide and bacitracin and still nothing it just burns and oozes. please help it's been going on for more than 2 weeks.

 

Answer by Sloth
Submitted on 4/9/2006
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I can't believe some people. NEVER and I mean NEVER put alcohol or peroxide on a piercing! This irritates the piercing, prolonging healing time. It might also increase the 'chance' of rejection. To clean a brand new piercing check out some guides online. They will include the words "DO NOT USE ALCOHOL!" and will give you instructions as to 'how to clean a piercing' etc.

 

Answer by superstar
Submitted on 4/13/2006
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i think it is stupid 2 do your own belly button. i am think of getting mine done but i don't know. i have a couple of questions: 1)how old do u have 2 be with a adult?
2)how much does it cost for it done?

 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 4/15/2006
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hi I had my belly button pierced a few days ago, and the bottom part is red and quite sore. Is this normal?

 

Answer by arieschick
Submitted on 4/16/2006
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ok ok NEVER USE ALCOHOL ON YOUR PIERCING!!!
i have mine done and if u use alcohol there is a risk of getting infected.

 

Answer by Lucky Violet
Submitted on 4/16/2006
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hey, I pierced my belly button myself, is that bad?

 

Answer by Ody
Submitted on 4/18/2006
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Hi yallz im ody flon and I pierced my belly boton im 600 pounds and i thinks that my panzita is rejectin da ring plz help yall;s

 

Answer by Tini
Submitted on 4/22/2006
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I was wondering i wanted to get mine done fot my 12th birthday at an uder sixteens peircing place i am allowed but my mum said it will really really hurt because of the way that its put in.

How much does it hurt?

 

Answer by Shae-poo
Submitted on 5/18/2006
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This has really helped decide if I want my bellybutton pierced or not. I've decided that I do!!! I can't wait. I think it will hurt a little I'll probably cry a little cuz im a wuss. I hate needles but i'll just close my eyes. and u guys shouldn't be piercing your bellybuttons by yourself you should really go 2 someone professional. Thats just stupid!!!

 

Answer by kiki
Submitted on 5/20/2006
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DON'T PIERCE UR NAVEL YOURSELF. I AM 15 N I LISTENED TO MY FRIEND AND DID IT WITH A PIERCING GUN,(BAD IDEA) I CHANGED MY EARRING AND I USED ALCOHOL. NEVER USE ALCOHOL.PEROXIDE N SALT WATER IS THE BEST. MY PIERCING FINALLY BEGUN TO HEAL. HOWEVER THANKS TO ALL THE PROBLEMS I HAD WITH IT,THE SKIN WAS TOO THIN, SO I TOOK IT OUT. PLEASE LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES. I AM GOING TO REDO IT 9PROFESSIONALLY) SO CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF IT HURTS TO REDO A NAVEL PIERCING. THANX...KIKI

 

Answer by Courtney
Submitted on 5/21/2006
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Anybody who says "USE ALCOHOL!" DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM.

Use one TEASPOON OF SEA SALT with 8oz(1 cup) of warm water. Soak it for 5 minutes in the sea salt (use a small cup and lean forward onto the cup and lean back and let it soak on your piercing for the FULL 5 MINUTES.)

Then, rinse it for 3-5 minutes under warm water (A shower head is good) but not directly on the piercing, I'd say aim the water slightly above the piercing so it can run off onto your belly button softly, not causing it distress.

DO ALL OF THESE STEPS 2 TIMES A DAY FOR 6 WEEKS. (once in the morning, once at night-most likely after you have taken a shower)Then change it to once a day (morning or night) after your six weeks of double-day cleanings is over. Unless it gets infected, which will delay your healing time I am sorry to say.

Any more questions I'd be happy to answer.

 

Answer by mogoi
Submitted on 5/23/2006
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hey all, first DO NOT USE ALCOHOL, dont worry about the reasons good as they are JUST DONT, be patient you'll find six months to a year arent that long... dont play with it, even if theres no pain or irritation, doing so only gets germs into the wound, leave the little bugger alone and clean it as instructed. mine is 9 months old and looking pretty good! i'llwait 3more months before i change it juuuust to be sure... love from Africa :-)

 

Answer by yaszy
Submitted on 5/28/2006
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hey im yaszy i wanna get my bb pierced really bad!!! but my mom said no if i get it done can she take it out thnxx  yaszy

 

Answer by Michelle X
Submitted on 5/30/2006
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If you get your belly button done get it done by a pro i am 12 and got mine done .
It hurt a bit but it was worth it .
If you live in Basildon or somewhere near there go to Basildon Eastgate, in the galleries there is a shop called Bannas its the best . The phone number is (01268 , area code) 288180. Good Luck xx

 

Answer by SmoocheS
Submitted on 6/3/2006
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How do I clean my navel piercing?

 

Answer by shorty =>
Submitted on 6/3/2006
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hey wassup yall? i got mines done like, wot? 2 months ago and it still red and stuff da ppl sed i am allergic 2 da silver! like wow!~ that wz yesterday . hey u reckon it'll still work out??

 

Answer by babe
Submitted on 6/8/2006
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don't ever pierce yourself as i know a girl who had hers dun at 10 and she scarred it for life. The scar is really nasty .....
DON'T PIERCE IT YOURSELF EVER, you have to be real thick if you do.

 

Answer by CheerGirl
Submitted on 6/11/2006
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hey;one suggestion would to NOT use alcohol.It dries your belly out and will not help to make it heal. Use epson salts in your bath water when you first get it done.Do that for a few baths then start to use soap. I prefer using dove soap, because personally I find it doesn't dry your skin out, and it works for me. Well that's it for now.Later

 

Answer by Ash
Submitted on 6/15/2006
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I got my belly button pierced last week on the 8th of June. It not really bothering me but im getting a dark ring around the hole and above the hole where the top ball rests on my skin. I  also have a bruise between the two holes..well i was told it was a bruise, they are dark spots and they appeared the night i got my belly button pierced. it started to go away but it looks to me like its getting darker. But the skin around the upper hole is red and it seems to be raised i dont know what that is and if i should get it checked out. My mother doesn't know I have it so i can't go to her with it. My cousin got hers piercd the same time as me and she is having the same problems. My friends that have their belly buttons pierced say I shouldn't worry becuz it will go away im only in my first week. if anyone can help with anything u can email me at ashtempgift24@yahoo.com thanks.

 

Answer by Desiree
Submitted on 6/15/2006
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hey peeps i got my belly bottom done 4 days ago and it is still a little bit red. is that normal. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO SO I CAN GO SWIMMING NOW SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTIONS BYE!!!!!!!

.*.*.*.DeZiReE.*.*.*.

 

Answer by nic
Submitted on 6/17/2006
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i just got mine pierced, the actual belly button bit is fine, its just above the top bit it has a circle of redness, i really dont know what this is

 

Answer by B-ya
Submitted on 6/21/2006
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Ok, well I got my bellybutton done about 4 weeks ago. My piercer said that I should use spectro gel and it's working really well. But they only used rings there.. My piercer said that it is better to have them for healing so u can make sure u get everything out of it. But it kind of hurts cuz it gets caught on clothes easier and I really want to switch it to a barbell.. should I phone the shop again and ask if I would be able to get it changed? Oh, by the way I'm 13.

 

Answer by ella
Submitted on 6/22/2006
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hey im gettin ma belly pierced 4 ma bday im sooooooooooooooooooooooo excited and i cant w8 but i hav a show tha day afta will it realli hurt bcoz i have 2 bend ma stomach and crouch down and im scared ma mum 4got and i dont wanna tell her bcoz then she will make me w8 any advise email me elzi_j@hotmail.com or send me faq thanx guyz

 

Answer by x-pink-sherbet-x
Submitted on 6/24/2006
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hey hey ppls! i got my bbutton pierced just over a week ago. Its red and crusty, and is a little sore. i was wondering if someone could explain 2 me what i should expect in the first few months.

 

Answer by Zoe!
Submitted on 6/24/2006
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I am getting my belly done tmro! i cant wait! hwo long does the needle stay in for though? plzz help me

 

Answer by Claire
Submitted on 6/25/2006
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Hi!! i just got my belly button peirced yestarday.... and im goin on holiday  in 1 and a half months... would this be ok?? and would it be ok to go swimming?? i use saline to clean mine and it wasny sore geting it done!! if u have an answer to my questions plzzz email me at
Wee_Claire_2k6@hotmai.co.uk
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Answer by STEPHANIE MARTIN
Submitted on 6/29/2006
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i got ma belly pierced a wk ago n it is healing it is still read n crusting a little  can sum please tell me what happens wen it rejects it self from your body

 

Answer by Kitty
Submitted on 6/30/2006
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hey guys!!

I'm fourteen and my friends and i pierced our own bellybuttons 7 or 8 months ago. I absolutly love it to DEATH!

my friends think I'm crazy because i have 16 piercings in my ears that i did myself and i have pierced my nose. (i didn't like it... it was really annoying.)

but i do have one question.... i pierced my belly button with a regular piercing earring... for your ears... and i don't know it that is WAY too small to put anything else in (such as a BELLY BUTTON ring)


so if anyone can help me... that would be much appreciated... <3

 

Answer by jess
Submitted on 7/5/2006
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hey guys
i was told not to use alcohol ... but how long should i continue to clean it for? just til its healed? i got mine done a few days ago and the clamp hurts a bit more than the needle. i wasn't watching cuz i was laying down but i only felt a few pinches when they put the needle in and then the barbell. i think that anyone who wants to do if should def. go for it but dont do it urself.. .cuz u might do it wrong. thanks

 

Answer by luke pullen
Submitted on 7/9/2006
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i want to know all the affects on belly piercing

 

Answer by Becky =]
Submitted on 7/24/2006
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Hey

Im going on holiday saturday and i got my navel pierced last saturday ive been told that it is good 2 go in the sea as it has saltly water but to clean it straight afterward
is that true?

 

Answer by hailey
Submitted on 7/29/2006
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k i just got mine done like 5hours ago... i was just wondering if your belly button is kind of bruised looking is that normal? im really scared its infected already. just let me know. thanx

 

Answer by trouble makes
Submitted on 7/30/2006
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Hey ya peoples..im 13 n ever since i was 8 i wanted my navel piercing to be done but my mums allways said 'NO UR TOO YOUNG N U CAN GETTIT DONE WHEN UR 14'...but my dad is like 'YEAH IF U WANT WE CAN DOIT TODAY BUT CAUSE MUM SAID NO U WILL HAVE TO WAIT'..so there i was waiting n yesterday i begged my mum so much she got so annoyed n just said yes to make me happy.im getting it done for my birthday in october n im  so excited.im scared cause of the pain but ive been waiting too long to say no.

my friend was gonna pierce mine for me last saturday but i freaked out when i sore the needle.

but now im finaly getting it done n im so happy-WHAT MY DAD DONT KNOW IS THAT HES PAYING FOR IT.

EVERYONE OUT THERE JUST GO N DO IT IT WILL LOOK SO HOT..

PEACE OUT LUV YA ALL X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X  X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X  X X X X X X X  X X X X  X  X X X X X X XX X X X X

 

Answer by xxx sexc xxx
Submitted on 7/30/2006
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ia ppl i am 11 12 in a month exact i wont my belly done 4 my b-day but me mum and dad wont let me get it dont my antie and cousins have their belly done and loads of girls in my year in skool have it done theres are all lovely now my friend went swimming a week after she got hers done and it is fine now and my other friend went after a day and it went a lil red but it is fine now but i realy wont it done wot do u fink i should do i fink it is just like getting your eyes pierced and i have them done so add me on msn and help me chelc12@hotmail.co.uk thank you xxxsexcxxx

 

Answer by XxX**~GeMmA~***XxX
Submitted on 8/6/2006
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im having my navel pierced on tuesday but i am scared about when they put the metal thing in to make the hole b coz i am afraid of blood lol also i dont want it to become infected ad i heared that you have 2 wait 6 months until u can have a sergical steal bar which is anoying b coz i seen some nice bars and i carn wait that long to put em in lol can ya please give me sme advice about it?

 

Answer by Brittany C
Submitted on 8/12/2006
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Ok..I've had my belly done for about 8 months..And what you don't want to do is change it before ur told...DO NOT put alcohol or peroxide on it because it will  kill the new tissue that is forming...The "puss" coming out of it is not puss it is white blood cells and is a natural reaction because ur body releases white blood cells to help heal this hole that is in ur body..Clean it 2 times a day and DO NOT...DO NOT..play with it...clean it and leave it alone....The germs from your hands when you play with it can just get it infected and it weal never heal...

 

Answer by **madeira4lfye**
Submitted on 8/14/2006
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hiya ppl i live in london n im 13, i rlllyyy want my bely buton pierced and both my parents let me, only 1 of the places i went 2 sed i had 2 be 16...does any1 kno places in east london where i could get it done profesionly...im rlly scared 2 do it incase it hurts but i want it so bad i dnt care..has any1 got any gd advie 2 give me and is it a gd idea 4 me 2 get it at the age of 13? thanks..bibi XxxX

 

Answer by playboybunny189@msn.com
Submitted on 8/17/2006
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ya what up i got my belly button done about 3 weeks ago....and yes it is still very red and a little sore...but whatever u do don't not play with it....just keep it very clean and don't play with it the only time that u touch your piercing is when u are cleaning it....well that is all that i have to say well bye....oh ya it doesn'thurt at all u u really fell is pressure well bye

 

Answer by Emma06
Submitted on 8/21/2006
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Does anyone no how much it will cost to have it done in Leeds UK ? xx

 

Answer by MarkNDeppS
Submitted on 8/23/2006
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Hey, I was reading about belly button piercings and I had some questions and I was wondering if someone can answer them.
I got my belly button pierced on Aug 4th and it is still red, is that normal?
also, I get a small amount of discharge that is like a clear gray color. is that a sign of an infection or part of the healing process?

Thanks!

 

Answer by paige
Submitted on 8/24/2006
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heyy im 13 and i want 2 get my belly button pierced  but im afrade that something will go rong!!  cuz i read this thing about this girl that got it done and she died from a desease.  If any one was 13 when they got there piercing please give me advise thanxx

 

Answer by paige
Submitted on 8/24/2006
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hey iam 13 and i want 2 get my belly button pierced  but iam afrade that something will go rong!!  cuz i read this thing about this girl that got it done and she died from a desease.  If any one was 13 when they got there piercing please give me advise thanks

 

Answer by Lauren
Submitted on 8/25/2006
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I got my belly botton pierced about 3 months ago and i have changed the jewerly several times but kept it very clean. there is a white bump by the top of the ring, it is white and looks almost like a large zit or something does anyone know what this is or how to get rid of it ! please help!

 

Answer by allyboo
Submitted on 8/28/2006
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DO NOT USE ANTIBACTERIAL CREAM IT TRAPS THE BACTERIAL YOU ARE BETTER OFF WITH REGUALAR SOAP

 

Answer by Heather
Submitted on 9/2/2006
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How do I take my belly bar out?

 

Answer by Pimpin_princezz-161
Submitted on 9/8/2006
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hey guys my name is nikki um but im getting my belly button pierced on 15/09/2006
but does any one have any tips for me because im 13 years old but i want to know if it is worth it and my friends havnt got it done but heaps of girls my age at my high school have got it done but im scared that it will hurt if any one had any advice for me plz write to me pimpin-princezz-161@hotmail.com or babie_gal161@hotmail.com guyz plz help me

 

Answer by steph
Submitted on 9/8/2006
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hey people i really want to get my belly button peirced my mum said i could get it done for my birthday but not on holiday because if anything went wrong so were would i get my belly button peirced in liverpool

 

Answer by xx clara xx
Submitted on 9/14/2006
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hya my names clara  n i gt my belly dne about 4 weeks ago n it is red a the top of the pirceing  n i jst wanted to know if thats ok or if its  infrected i had it done perfessionly i love it soo much and also if it is infected do u have to take itout or can it gt over the infection  x x x please help xx

 

Answer by Lollie
Submitted on 9/21/2006
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NEVER EVER put salt and water on it because it will cause it to swell and thats bad i have had mine periced for about 1 year and it costed me $60 and yeah it was worth it so i hope you wont be stupid and do it ur self my friend did that and now she has No bellybutton ok so be safe and SMART and you should ONLY use the cleaning stuff they give you NOTHING ELSE DONT play with it until it is fully healed ok got to go oh and if your belly button starts to get puss comming out of it go see a doctor that happend to me but i was fine and you should prolly take like 3 showers to make sure it stays clean and make sur you get all the soap out or away from it!!THANKS LOLLIE

 

Answer by ME
Submitted on 10/2/2006
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i have had mine done now for about two weeks and now my actual belly button(under the piercing) is really red and sore. it has little bumbs also almost like pimples!   PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME.

 

Answer by rachxxxxxxx
Submitted on 10/3/2006
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i have had my belly pierced for 6 months now and its red bleeding and puusin out of it should i be worried

 

Answer by kymberly
Submitted on 10/6/2006
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hey to everyone. for those of you that are wondering if it hurts lets me tell you it is not as bad as u think. I am a HUGE HUGE woss and got mine done yesterday. Mostly all you fell is pressure but remember it will also hurt because of course theres a needle going thru ur stomach. To those who are thinking of doing it themsleves. DONT. it will end up infected, crocked and looking not very nice. Save the money and get it done by a pro

 

Answer by julie
Submitted on 10/8/2006
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y aren't you suppose to clean it the same day you get it done n i got it done yesterday and it is a tiny bit red and it bleeds is it normal for it to bleed coz i had 2 clean it 2 times today becoz of the dryed blood was left on my bar? love julie

 

Answer by fr0ggi
Submitted on 10/11/2006
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im getting mine done the day after tomorrow. im not nervous at all and they will tell me how to look after it properly and i know loads of people who have had it done there and theres been no problems. im really looking foreward to it!! ive been advised to get a bar because even though the rings move easier and so are a little easier to clean, but you can change the bars yourself, whereas you have to get a professional to change the rings (apparently) also the bars don't stick out as much or go to the side. They sit nicely and i think look nicer too. xxxxxx

 

Answer by fr0ggi
Submitted on 10/14/2006
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ok, im getting it done in half an hour! lol yay! xxxxxxxx

 

Answer by fr0ggi
Submitted on 10/15/2006
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woooooooo!! ive had it done for a day or so now and i love it. ill tell you the truth on how it feels:
they clamp it which feels like a pinch and then spray the numbing stuff on. then they put the needle inside a little plastic thing and pierce it. at first it was just like ow ow ok, i knew it would hurt a little, its fine but then for the last couple seconds its like OWWWWW! but if you count to 2 it will be all over.
i bled a bit, but my friend didnt at all. they said it was because i was skinnier and so my friend had more fat there. harsh but true.

 

Answer by fr0ggi
Submitted on 10/15/2006
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i got recommended the bar not the ring because even though it is a little harder to clean at the start, the ring can go sideways and make your piercing wonky.

 

Answer by viki
Submitted on 10/16/2006
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I had my belly button done about 6 years ago, when I was 12.  I didn't tell my mother (she point blank refused - I point blank refused to not have it done!), and therefore didn't have enough money...so I went somewhere cheap where they do it with a gun (honestly...how stupid can you get?).  So it had an ear stud in it, and I had to go back a week later to have a bar put in.  Needless to say, it got infected - stinky green puss all over my clothing eveyday...really red, scabby and sore, for months.  It was a nightmare.  Someone told me to put lots of Vaseline on it.  I knew it couldn't hurt, so I did it, and it healed pretty fast.  I'm not sure if this was down to the Vaseline, or it just being ready to heal.  Six years on, it's perfectly fine.

I suppose what I'm trying to say is, DO NOT get it done by a gun.  And also, if a professional did mine with a gun and it went wrong, yours could to...if you do it yourself.  One more thing...I know it seems like a big deal when you're young, but if there's no way you can get it done - don't worry.  Many of my friends REALLY wanted it done, but never did - and they now don't care at all and aren't getting it done even though they can.  Good luck to all - take care!

 

Answer by baby kay
Submitted on 10/16/2006
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hello i want to get my navel done but my dad wont let me am only 13 but all my freind's have there's done how should i beg him to let me get it done please help me :(

 

Answer by ask_stacey
Submitted on 10/29/2006
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maria - the legal age in the uk is 14. i'm 14 and i got mine done in belfast in northern ireland ( thats where i'm from ). mine was done on the 16 september 06 and doesnt hurt anymore. its still a bit red but thats normal. and then the crustiness thats normal 2. your skin is just gettin used to being pierced. i went swimming 2 weeks after my navel was pierced. mine didnt get infected. the girl that pierced my navel gave me a bottle of ' metal antiseptic' which stops the piercing going septic. i think you should tell your mum and dad u would like to have your navel pierced. if you dont and go ahead and have it pierced it could go infected and yu could end up in hospital. your mum and dad would wonder whats wrong and they'd be shocked to find out that you lied.

hope i've given you a good piece of advice.
P.S DO NOT USE ALCOHOL BECAUSE IT ATTRACTS BACTERIA

 

Answer by Dannii
Submitted on 11/14/2006
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Heya! i'm gettin mine dun 2 moz!!!

 

Answer by Stephanie
Submitted on 11/16/2006
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HEY i GOT MY BELLY BUTT0N PiERCED liKE A YEAR AG0...iTS NEVER BEEN iNFECTED 0R ANYTHiNG..BUT i GOT PUT iN THE H0SPiTAl FOR A WEEK AND THEY MADE ME TAKE iT 0UT...WHilE i WAS iN THERE i TRiED TO KEEP iT AS 0PEN AS P0SSiBlE. BUT N0W iM H0ME AND i CANT GET THE BAR BACK THROUGH...iTS AlMOST ClOSED THRU THE B0TT0M...SHOULD i REPiERCE THE B0TT0M MYSElF 0R lEAVE iT AlONE...? PlEASE GiVE ME S0ME ANSWERS THAT ARE ACTUAllY HElPFUL!!!
HONKYTONKMOMMA17@AIM.COM
THANKS YAll!

 

Answer by MeMe
Submitted on 11/19/2006
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hey, i got my belly button pierced a lil over 2 weeks ago and it cost me 20$, im 15 so i had to bring my mother with me... it hurt alil bit, nothin to scream and cry about. I Have sum redness around it but in time it was start to go away. You shud clean it with dial soap 2X a day and start turning the belly ring after 2 weeks (so it dont get stuck) dontt useee alcoholl! i still dont kno how long it takes to actually heal or wen i can change it so sumone needs to tell me lol.

 

Answer by Sweetie
Submitted on 11/20/2006
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I got my belly pierced just a couple of days ago.The peircer told me that the bar was better to begin with than the rings so i chose the bar.I was also told by the peircer that i had to keep it in for 12 weeks and was given a bottle of antibacterial liquid to keep it clean.It is kind of red around the belly bar and it is quite sore when i move around.I am a bit worried that it can become infected but i am cleaning it twice a day with the antibacterial liquid like the peircer said so i should be okay.

 

Answer by Mary
Submitted on 11/26/2006
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As everyone is saying, don't do it yourself.  If your parents won't let you just wait, if you do it yourself and fail you could have scar tissue and not be able to get it done when you are allowed, or worse infection.  When you get it done professionally they use a special hallow needle, not a safety pin or sewing needle.  The hallow needle takes the tissue that was where the jewelry will go.  The hallow needle also make the piercing look better because the extra tissue is not there.  The needles are new and sterilized, and remember they are PROFESSIONALS so you have a small chance of regretting the way it was done, and how it looks.  I hope this helps you.

 

Answer by oX ria Xo
Submitted on 11/28/2006
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HEy! i got my navel periced about 12 dayz ago. When i first got it done it was a little red but thats normal. The guy told me to clean  it wit soap. He didnt specify the soap he said any kind of soap. so i did what he told me b/c he was a professional but yea then about the 3rd /4th day it was crutsy n pusy but he also told me that was goin to normal. Then i keep doing what he told me and the about the 8th day and now its red around the area a lil swolen but it doesnt hurt. People keep telling me its infected so i think it is but they also said theirs was infected also. But last nite i stopped using the soap that had deodorant and my mom  got me dial soap, peroxide, and neospourin antibacterial cream. so im goin to try that. but i dunno if its a real bad infection because if it was it would really hurt.

tell me wat to do or think i should do plZ!

Thanks RiA

 

Answer by kel69er
Submitted on 11/29/2006
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hello i need help i got mi belly dun on the 25th it been a week now and it still red round the top ball is it infected please help me xx-xx

 

Answer by AMYlee<3
Submitted on 12/16/2006
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Heeeyy :) i`m 13 years old, turning 14 in February, and i`m getting my bellybutton pierced over the Christmas holidays. My parents do know, and are the ones paying for it :) i`m concerned about how long it will  take to heal, and could anyone tell me about any other advice to make sure it does NOT get infected?
thanks <33

 

Answer by *Kina*
Submitted on 12/19/2006
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ok i reaaaaaaaly wanna get my belly done, but im so worried about the pain....i need help on a inexpensive place in Chicago Il. help me out please!

 

Answer by jodie
Submitted on 12/20/2006
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hey guys
Having ur navel pierced is a great thing but after a while it doesn't make sense. i had mine done on mi 18 birthday. Mi mom neva new until mi sister came home one day and told her. She neva knew for four months and she is completely mad and she does not trust me anymore.she told me to take it out and now the hole is left to block up. Now i pray to god that i dont get infection and it heals up quickly

 

Answer by hezza
Submitted on 12/21/2006
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i got my belly pierced 2 months ago it did not hurt atal i was laughing infact i didnt relaise id been done but i havent taken it out yet and i cant unscrew the ball ive tried using gloves but it wont budge.

 

Answer by Emay
Submitted on 12/22/2006
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I'm 14 and had my piercing for almost three months now. Redness is normal during the healing time. If its not red for a while, but then becomes red, wait a day or two to see if it stops. most of the time something just irritates it.
I have two questions.
1) IS it normal for it to itch occasionally?
2) How soon after getting it pierced can you change the ring?

 

Answer by Dee Dee
Submitted on 12/23/2006
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Just for the record, your piercing will hurt at first, it will be a bit red and seem to be acting funny.. But the best advice is to clean it. I would recommend the H2ocean to anyone because that stuff is a miracle is a can. My piercing had a blister like bubble at the bottom of the hole but wasn't too big and when I bought that Miracle Can of H2Ocean it disappeared and right now I am healing Fine.. (i'mso happy so to anyone who has any problems get the stuff. U can find it at your piercer or Hot Topic (some of them carry it) Good Luck Girls

 

Answer by Tiffany
Submitted on 12/24/2006
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I just got my navel pierced a week ago yesterday and i have redness around the holes and a little puss every now and then but to my knowledge that is normal. I was told by my piercer NOT to use alcohol or peroxide becuase it can lead to infection. I was told to use antibacterial soap (dial) and ointment for the first week. Afterwards i was told to use a solution they sold called H2Ocean, a purified ocean salt water mixture. So far I've been healing just fine.

 

Answer by shakirafanfraek
Submitted on 12/27/2006
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HI GUYS,
I'VE HAD MY BELLY BUTTON (NAVEL) PIERCED FOR ABOUT A WEEK AND 3 DAYS NOW. I DID NOT HURT. I REPEAT IT DID NOT HURT :-). I WAS ALL STRESSED OUT WHEN I GOT TO THE PIERCING PLACE BUT AFTER THE NEEDLE WENT IN I ASKED "IS IT OVER ALREADY" AND BRIAN(PIERCER) WAS ALL "YUP JUST NEED TO PUT THE RING IN". BTW THAT DIDN'T HURT EITHER. I STOOD UP AND ADMIRED IT. I WAS SO HAPPY I'D GOTTEN IT DONE IT LOOKS GORGEOUS :-) I LOVE IT. I SAY JUST MAKE SURE TO CLEAN IT 3-5 X'S A DAY WITH A SEA-SALT SOLUTION AND YOU'LL BE FINE. GO FOR IT GURLS. LET'S SHOW THE WORLD HOW PURDY A PIERCED BELLY BUTTON CAN BE :-).

HAPPY PIERICNG :-)

 

Answer by shakirafanfraek
Submitted on 12/27/2006
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HI GUYS,
I'VE HAD MY BELLY BUTTON (NAVEL) PIERCED FOR ABOUT A WEEK AND 3 DAYS NOW. I DID NOT HURT. I REPEAT IT DID NOT HURT :-). I WAS ALL STRESSED OUT WHEN I GOT TO THE PIERCING PLACE BUT AFTER THE NEEDLE WENT IN I ASKED "IS IT OVER ALREADY" AND BRIAN(PIERCER) WAS ALL "YUP JUST NEED TO PUT THE RING IN". BTW THAT DIDN'T HURT EITHER. I STOOD UP AND ADMIRED IT. I WAS SO HAPPY I'D GOTTEN IT DONE IT LOOKS GORGEOUS :-) I LOVE IT. I SAY JUST MAKE SURE TO CLEAN IT 3-5 X'S A DAY WITH A SEA-SALT SOLUTION AND YOU'LL BE FINE. GO FOR IT GURLS. LET'S SHOW THE WORLD HOW PURDY A PIERCED BELLY BUTTON CAN BE :-).

HAPPY PIERICNG :-)

 

Answer by DoUwannaCookie?
Submitted on 12/29/2006
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How deep are your piercing's?
xxx

 

Answer by Becca
Submitted on 1/5/2007
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hey iam becca, iam 13 and iam so wanting to get my navel pierced! but iam so scared how exacally do they do it? is it done with a gun? or just with a needle? i have so many questions!!!! if anyone has a site i can go to lemme know! thanx bibi

 

Answer by Meggie may
Submitted on 1/6/2007
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hey i just got my belly button pierced and i wanted to know if discolouration is normal because around the top its really red and it looks kinda bruised its  a purpley black colour
ne ways EMAIL ME IM DESPERATE!!

 

Answer by Lindsayrox
Submitted on 1/16/2007
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and i would say the ring is DEFINATELY better to clean .. i was told to use spectro jel because its a mild soap with no scents or anything which is AMAZING and dosnt sting at all.

 

Answer by sezo
Submitted on 1/17/2007
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the person i got mine done for said i cant change it for six months x I've only had it done for to but the top is still a little red a pussing is that normal

 

Answer by erica<3
Submitted on 1/19/2007
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heylo.my parents wnt let me get my tummie pierced and i really want it. does n e one have n e wayz i can convince them 2 let me get it done???

from a scale from 1-10 how much does it hurt??

 

Answer by erica<3
Submitted on 1/19/2007
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what size should i get the earring? 14g???

 

Answer by PiercingAddict
Submitted on 1/21/2007
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okay I didn't read all of these things but I saw a few people saying to but alcohol on the piercing...lets just say its not the best idea. rubbing alcohol and peroxide dry out the piercing, which means it cant breathe, so it'll take a longer time healing and be more prone to infection. Mild Antibacterial Soap with no sent is one of the better things to put on any new piercing.

 

Answer by Joey
Submitted on 1/25/2007
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I just got mine done like 2 days ago and its like dark red and there is like this liquid coming out of the hole..Maybe its because i am a guy that i am freaking out this much but i don't know if this is normal and it hurts

 

Answer by Lil_Sis
Submitted on 2/7/2007
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hey i was just wondering i got my bb pierced about a year ago and i had 2 take it out cuz my mom and dad found out and now i wanna get it done again cuz my mom said she would take me to get it done and pauy for it and i have a redish scar from where it was pierced before can i get it re-pierced over the reddish scar or cant i  I REALLY NEED SOME ADVISE email me at my sisters email
Lizze_luvs_logan@yahoo.com

xxLil_Sisxx

 

Answer by megan
Submitted on 2/13/2007
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i got mine done a nearly 3weeks ago and i love it im only 13 and i want anotha pericing but mi mum wont let me but hopefully mi mum will give n i live n lisburn n northern ireland and da man dat done mine done mine well ders 1 fing i dnt know and dats n lyke a month or so u can change it but i dunno how 2!

 

Answer by xosecretxangelxo
Submitted on 2/13/2007
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when u insert a new bar, dangly etc. how do you do it? like i am going to change mine for the first time, but i dont know how!! someone help please

 

Answer by D
Submitted on 2/14/2007
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okay well i got mine done like 2 weeks ago. at first you dont rly see much its kinda red and yeah. but a bit later it starts pussing and crusting and its supposed to cus its basicly cleaning itself out by doing that.

the pain is diffrent for everybody, but whatever the pain is it wont last long and it is worth it!

dont take it out even if it gets infected cus then it will get worse and make sure to take good care of it.

 

Answer by Jenny!!
Submitted on 2/18/2007
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hey i just got mine peirced yesterday and 4 all thoses going to get it done-its nothing to worry about.!no pain whatsoever.but mine is a litle bit red now after i touch it so dont touch it cause its the easiest way 2 spread infection.it should be fine in a while.
Jennifer 15

 

Answer by Livia
Submitted on 2/27/2007
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I got my bellybutton pierced 3 months ago and i want to change the belly bar but i do not no how to, does anyone know? thanks xx

 

Answer by PLEASE ANSWER
Submitted on 3/3/2007
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HEY ME AND MY FRIEND HAVE BEEN DYING TO GET OUR BELLY PIERCED!! WERE GETTING IT PROFESSIONAL... BUT IM A LITTLE UNEXPIERENCED! HOW DO I CLEAN IT? AND HOW SHOULD I KNOW IF THE UNTENSILS TO DO IT ARE STERIL? AND DO I USE ALCOHOL????

 

Answer by Jeannette
Submitted on 3/7/2007
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I had my belly button pierce like for 6 months nd its red nd it kinda hurts it is infected

 

Answer by beckie
Submitted on 3/8/2007
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i had mi navel piered bout 3 week ago n to start with it was fine i cud move it and turn it but now i cant do u fink summat is wrong?

 

Answer by ellie
Submitted on 3/8/2007
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mine was red 4 the same amount of time as yours and in the end my belly went all purple round the bar it went crusty and pus came out i went back and they sed that it was badly infected and now i cant have it done agen

 

Answer by xXx.goofi-little-emo-kid.xXx
Submitted on 3/9/2007
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xXx.. haii!! ii need advice!! i really want my belly pierced, at first mum and dad just said a flat out no but after talking to dad a bit more about it i got him to say i might be able to get it done. how can i convince him into a yes?? please help!! thankyuu..luv yuu all muchlii!!..xXx

 

Answer by baby_girl
Submitted on 3/10/2007
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This is my 3rd time  getting my navel pierced .... you will know when your body is rejecting it the skin gets thinner i had a blister on the top of it ....beat red and green puss if u have any of those its rejecting trust me it happened to me twice. as long as you clean it twice a day and don't play with it you should be fine ...

Sherry

 

Answer by kim
Submitted on 3/11/2007
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i have just had my belly pierced yesturday and was wondering if i can go swimming if i cover it up?

 

Answer by sofi
Submitted on 3/12/2007
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i rely want to get my belly pierced and my mom  won't let me. how should i get it done without her knowing.please answer.email me at flexigirl@optonline.net

 

Answer by sofi
Submitted on 3/12/2007
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i really want to get my belly pierced and my mom  won't let me. how should i get it done without her knowing.please answer.email me at flexigirl@optonline.net

 

Answer by chicky
Submitted on 3/19/2007
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I got my navel pierced a week ago.  It did hurt a little when the needle was going through but it only lasted a few seconds.  Well worth it!!  I've been soaking it with sea salt water with a few drops of lavender oil.  It helps with healing and redness.  It's hasn't turned red at all and no crusties either(so far).  I wash it everyday with soap and water as well.  The only time it gets sore is bending over to the ground when I scrunch.  It's doing very well and would do it again in a heartbeat!!

 

Answer by diamondfish47
Submitted on 3/22/2007
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Hi,
If my navel has a red bulge under the top ball, will it go down with proper cleaning and care?  I had been pressing the puss out to keep it clean and I guess I thought it would be better because it would be cleaner... but now I'm not so sure...
please email me at diamondfish47@gmail.com if you know anything that can help me :)

 

Answer by bri anna
Submitted on 3/25/2007
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yea i just got my belly button pieced like 21/2 weesk ago and i don't know when to change it but thats what i'mlooking 4 but whatever i love it its doin fine but yea l8er

 

Answer by AMBER
Submitted on 3/27/2007
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i got my bellybutton done 10 days ago and its still pretty sensitive! :( it has crusties around the top and its red.. i wash it with dial soap when i shower & i use a salt and water solution to clean it too.. my piercer said i can change mine in 2 weeks? i love it though im so happy i got it done even tho i legit almost passed out :( loll.. i hope it doesnt get infected!!! :( cant wait to show it off in the summerrrr

 

Answer by [*taz*]
Submitted on 3/31/2007
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Hey ppl, i really wanna get my belly button dne and i'maloud it's just i'mreally nervous of needles and i will get tence? what should i do? Please help. Im 14 and alright to get it done. i dont want it to hurt or get infected but i sooo wanna get it done please help for any advice :)

 

Answer by rach
Submitted on 4/2/2007
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hi I'm Rachel mine belly is really red and sore is there anything that i could put on it to make it less red

love Rachel xxx xxx

 

Answer by fundip
Submitted on 4/4/2007
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I have a couple of questions about navel piercings...
1.How long after u get ur navel pierced can you go swimming?
2. What are ways or things to say to convince your dad to get a navel piercing?
3. Should u use alcohol...im kinda getting confused!
     Thanks so much...and i'dgreatly appreciate if u'drespond back...:) <3 :)

 

Answer by jessica_babe_here_to_help
Submitted on 4/5/2007
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hiya ppl i got my bb done last Saturday and it is really really red and crusty is this gd or bad my mum wont let me out to play.i  am 11 plz add my Addy 13cutie_2k8@livel.com to give me tips and answer my questions plz plz plz plz plz plz plz add my addy plz plz plz
thanx jessica

 

Answer by mash
Submitted on 4/8/2007
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heyy.....
i got my BB done about 4/5 months ago i wanted it so bad....
coz i am a full dancer (like every day) i had 2 get a flexi bar (a plastic bar that bends with your body)....
wen i got mine pierced it bleed alot it bleed for 2 days almost but the piercer said that was normal didnt hurt at all...
and it didnt hurt 2 lay on 2 my backflips and stuff....
but after a while my skim started peeling of the top of my belly like the part over the piercing the piercing is really little now so i am lookin after it heaps better
the doctor told me 2 use backtroban it cleared up the redness and the infection but it started 2 make it hert wen i twisted my body so we went bakk 2 the doctors and he said 2 use sergical spirit or metholated spirits wen eva but at the smallest of twice a day
iam goin bakk 2 the piercers 2 mozza and gettin the BB changed to sergical steel...
i say dont go for a flexii bar coz the plastic may splinter into yur skin like it did mine
i hope you use my advise

 

Answer by KiKi
Submitted on 4/9/2007
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hey guys i got my piercing about almost a week !! it looks ok.. but it hurts .. im using this antibacterial liquid called Bactine ,, is it gud??? have u gys ever used bactine ?????? email me at flaq10@yahoo.com !!!! plz help!!!

 

Answer by xxxhanxx
Submitted on 4/10/2007
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hi
i got my belly pierced 5 days ago didn't hurt i felt the needle go in but that was it got it done at a piercing place called art work was really nice there and my piercer was really nice and reassuring which is gd the whole atmosphere was gd and it really made u feel relaxed i have waited since i was 13 to get it done but my mum has it done and said i wasn't allowed it done till i was 16 so there i was 3 days before my 16th birthday having it done i clean it twice a day with special soup and then use salt water the hole is a bit red but doesn't hert it was deffinately worth waiting 4 and that way i appriciate it a bit more but to all the people who r thinking about having it done i would say go for it, and good luck.

 

Answer by Socialy_Disabled
Submitted on 4/12/2007
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Hey, I'm about to turn 15 and my mom said she'd let me get my bellybutton pierced but my dad wont let me...So in a few weeks im going to sit down with my dad and try to talk him into it..If he says no i am thinking about getting my older brother's girlfriend to pierce it(She has already agreed to do it and shes 18) for me over the summer...She has her own piercing gun...but i was wondering what would we have to do to prepare to get it pierced...Shes never pierced a bellybutton b4...Does she need a special needle and what do i need to clean it with??Just regular antibacterial soap??She has hers pierced(hers was done by a professional)so she knows about where it should be...any tips would be great u can email me on yahoo
(Socialy_disable@yahoo.com)

 

Answer by Kenziee needdss helpppp!!
Submitted on 4/12/2007
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i got my belly button pierced 5 weeks ago and its sore & red. does that sound like over cleaning??

 

Answer by chika
Submitted on 4/15/2007
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okay well, i have my belly button pierced and its fine now. it was red for like 30 minutes and then went away. for a while if i slided it up or down quickly it would puss a LITTLE bit. but it healed/is healing up just fine. im 14 by the way. it did hurt ALOT when i got it pierced. i think i have a little more pierced than normal and that would probably explain the pain it doesnt look wierd or anything though and it looks GREAT i love it, buttt i do need help, im scared to change it and need to know if it hurts.

 

Answer by Dixie-08
Submitted on 4/23/2007
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I Got my naval pierced about 5 days ago and i have been using this saline solution but it says not to be used as a disinfectant on the bottle well i also use Dial soap But then the top pf my naval turned red and so i stopped using the saline solution I'm afraid it is infected what should i do?

 

Answer by josielynn
Submitted on 4/23/2007
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i just got my bb done and it hurt but only for a second its still a lil red but it's only been a week and i know its normal. my cousin did it and not always does it get infected she knows what shes doing shes only 15 and shes done like 8 peoples already we used a 16 gauge needle but it was worth the pain!!

 

Answer by Kayy
Submitted on 4/24/2007
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Hey, i just got mine done about a week and a bit ago, it's still a little bit red and crusty but thats normal. If you just got it done 1. squeeze the puss out every 2 days, if you dont it WILL become infected. 2. clean it 3 times a day for the first week and then after that lay off to 1 becuase it will get very crusty. 3. when you go for showers, make sure you rinse all the soap off ( showers only for the first week, no baths!!) and 4. when you clean it, be sure to wash your hands with REGULAR soup, it doesnt matter what kind ( professional told me)

 

Answer by Groovy Chick
Submitted on 4/26/2007
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Hi, I got my belly button pierced 2 months ago, i am 32 and had finally plucked up the courage. Those of you who are thinking of doing it yourself should beware.  I think halfway through most of you would be wishing you hadn't started. At a shop they freeze it and it is pierced in seconds.  I understand you are mostly underage but if your parents knew you were planning to do it yourselves they would more than likely consent so that they could be aware of any likely problems and get you into a reputable firm to do it.  You can scar your belly button or touch a nerve if you do it yourself.  Also I heard less people are allergic to Titanium.. Also type "navel piercing aftercare" in a search engine to find more accurate information.. Good luck and they are lovely to see when you get them !!

 

Answer by Bo0
Submitted on 4/30/2007
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well i just got my belly done 3 days ago.
It so does not hurt wat so ever but u have to remeber that everyones body is way diff.
but neways my is still a lil red like at the top and bottom and its like sore are tender, and i clean it twice aday with antibactiral (Non Sented) soap and sa salt so if u wanna get it done go for it. mine costed 30$$ and thats iit

 

Answer by sunshinebabi01601
Submitted on 5/3/2007
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hey guys...well i just got the lower part of my navel pierced last nite and i dont know what to clean with wit cuz im allergic to most anti-bacterial soap....im 16 and im gettin the upper part pierced tonite...someone please give me some advice

 

Answer by Nikz
Submitted on 5/6/2007
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heyy.. i got my navel piercing done about 4-5months ago.. and it's still got a bit of crustiness around one side of it.. how am i meant to make it go away :( .. im starting to thinkk it won't ever go awayy?!?!! ..x

 

Answer by michelle
Submitted on 5/8/2007
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I GOT MY BELLY BUTTON PIERCED ON JULY,3RD,2006 AND I LOVE IT! I THOUGHT IT WAS WAY TO SCARED TO DO IT BY THE TIME I GOT IN THE SHOP SO I SAW ANOTHER GIRL WITH HERS ON AND ASKED HER HOW MUCH IT HURT! SHE SAID IT DIDNT HURT AT ALL AND THAT SHE DIDNT FEEL ANYTHING BUT IT JUST FEELS LIKE IF YOUR NAILS ARE SHARP AND U PINCH IT AND THATS ALL! SO I OVER CAME MY FEAR (LOL) AT THE MOMENT BUT I WAS STILL A LITTLE NERVIOUS ON THE INSIDE. SO HE SAID "READY?" I SAID "YEA". AND HE CLAMED IT,IT PINCHED BUT I WASNT LOOKING,AND THEN HE STICKED THE NEED RIGHT THRU KINDA SLOW,NOT TOO FAST AND RIGHT WHEN I FELT THE NEEDLE TOUCH MY SKIN I WATCHED HIM DO THE WHOLE THING. AFTER THAT ISTOOD UP AND SAID "THATS WASNT TOO BAD HAHA" AND I LOVED IT EVER SINCE. BUT ITS NORMAL FOR IT TO HAVE PUSS COME OUT AFTER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND IT GETS CRUSTY,BUT ALL U HAVE TO DO IS GET A Q-TIP AND DIP IT IN SOME "HIBICLENS" AND RUB IT ON AND TAKE OFF ALL THE CRUSTY STUFF. AND JUST MOVE UR BELLY RING UP AND DOWN TO GET ALL THE INSIDE CLEAN AND THE WHOLE RING. AND NOW ITS BEEN 9 MONTHS SINCE I HAD IT ON AND I LOVE IT SOO  MUCH! I BUMPED IT A FEW TIMES THOUGH BUT NOT BADLY! IT GOT CAUGHT IN ALOT OF THINGS BUT ALL YOU GUYS HAVE TO DO IS THINK AND DO NOT FORGET THATT U HAVE A BELLY RING IN UR BELLY BUTTON CAUSE IF U FORGET THEN UR JUST GONNA BUMP IT WITHOUT KNOWING! HAHA AND NOW IM READY TO GET MY EYEBROW NEXT BUT I HAVE QUSTIONS ABOUT IT! I JUST WANTED TO ASK SOME OF U GUYS THAT HAVE UR EYEBROW,IF IT HURTS MORE THEN UR BELLY RING. AND IF U CAN REALLY GET BLIND AND ALL KINDA STUFF LIKE THAT. BUT I KNOW I WILL ALWAYS CLEAN IT AND NOT FORGET I HAVE IT BECAUSE THATS AWHAT I DO WITH MY BELLY RING! AND IT NEVER GOT INFECTED YET! ONLY ONCE BUT ALL I HAD TO DO WAS PUT "STEROID CREAM" ON IT FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND IT HEALED BEAUTIFULLY.

 

Answer by Dezzi
Submitted on 5/13/2007
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O.k. I just got mine done and I am 14, and he got it too far left. I mean it still looks o.k., but can he get in trouble for that? I mean it is noticable and I don't want people to think it is weird. Help anyone? Do I call the guy back, or just forget about it......?

 

Answer by Audrey
Submitted on 5/14/2007
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hey. Im 13. And I am dying to get mine done. someone please tell me. 1) how long till you can go swimming 2) does it hurt 3)how much. 4)do you really pass out.

 

Answer by kels
Submitted on 5/14/2007
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i just got mine done like a week ago, and i went in the hot tub, DUMB ME. i know, but it got like dried out and now its been red since i got it, but now it has a little puss coming out of it. is it normal?? IM me pleaseeee. keelseeyy

 

Answer by wednesdayx3
Submitted on 5/16/2007
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Ive had my belly button peirced for 9 months i got it done when i was 13 and now im 14. i was wondering how long i could go without anything in the hole before it would close up?

 

Answer by Paige
Submitted on 5/20/2007
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is it ok to use ear pierced cleaner to clean your belly piercing?

 

Answer by Lindz*xo
Submitted on 5/23/2007
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Omgsh sooo i got mine done back in lie november and it was fine and all it hurt a little but i went to the doctor cuz ther was a buble forming and they sed it was a fishella or sumthing and they had to cut it out but they left the ring in..... anotehr one is forming... i think cuz its  a bubble. Does anyone think it could just be an infection or sumthing??

 

Answer by hi
Submitted on 5/28/2007
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hay i got my belly button pierced 4 days ago and there is no swelling or redness at all it looks normal and did not hurt a bit just a tiny pich but i was so nervous i almost passed out so dont get yourself worked up bout nothing.. clean it 2 or 3 times a day and salt water soak it for about a month and hopfully no problums!!!

 

Answer by Steph
Submitted on 6/4/2007
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No its not sore too giit yhorr belly dun I gt miine dun 3 munf ago.But yhoo should neva pierce iit yhorrself nmw.I am 13 and yhoo can get iit dun if yhoor a responsible enuf too cleen iit as long as yho have sum1 ova 18 to sign

 

Answer by yeahhh
Submitted on 6/11/2007
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hey im getting my navel done in a few hours but ive heard sometimes your body can reject it. what is the common cause of it? it it like a weight thing? the kind of metal? age? pleasee e-mail me!
countryqtpie@sbcglobal.net
p.s. im 14

 

Answer by charlotte
Submitted on 6/13/2007
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hiya i just got a surface hip piercing with a ptfe bar last saturday n its been 5days n its stil hurtin n all red, my mum doesnt no so have to try and keep it hid from her, just wondrin how posable is it for my body to reject it if u av ne help plz add me on chaz_6666@msn.com tnx xXx  

 

Answer by charlotte
Submitted on 6/13/2007
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hiya i just got a surface hip piercing with a ptfe bar last saturday n its been 5days n its stil hurtin n all red, my mum doesnt no so have to try and keep it hid from her, just wondrin how posable is it for my body to reject it if u av ne help plz add me on chaz_6666@msn.com tnx xXx  

 

Answer by Konni
Submitted on 6/14/2007
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OK. Here is MY advice. FIRST of all, the pain. How much does it hurt you ask? Well, while you're lying on the table waiting for it to happen, you're liable to have anxiety and that will make it hurt more. When I got my naval pierced, I was very nervous. I shut my eyes and  grabbed the hem on the sides of my jeans and gripped it tightly. The piercer counted to 3 and it hurt for about 2-3 seconds. I did not open my eyes until he said he was done. And it was great. If you can live through stubbing your toe on the coffee table leg, you can DEFINITELY live through a naval piercing. :)

NOW, aftercare. I'll tell you what I did and what I used. I made it a habit to clean my piercing THREE times a day (And I still do that 6 months later now). I used Witch Hazel astringent (Can be found right next to the rubbing alcohol in the store but it is NOT alcohol. It is MUCH more gentle and was recommended by my Piercer.) I used this Witch Hazel once when I woke up in the morning with a q-tip. And again at lunch with a q-tip. NEVER double dip your q-tip in the astringent, or you will be contaminating the solution with the bacteria you just cleaned off your naval. Also, remember when you do this to swam inside of your bellybutton, bacteria hiding in there can get to your piercing. I would then clean it with Dial Antibacterial soap from a pump bottle (don't use bars of soap, they harbor bacteria). This I would do just before bed. All of these steps were done regardless of whether or not I took a shower that day. And in the shower, I used an off-brand anti-bacterial body wash. It worked great and kept my entire body bacteria free.

The GOLDEN Naval Piercing Rules:

Whether you do it yourself or get the pro, THESE remain the GOLDEN rules...

1. NEVER touch your piercing with dirty hands.
2. DO not let your boyfriend/girlfriend put their mouth on your naval for AT LEAST 1 year! Oh yeah, I know it's a tough one... But don't do it.
3. REMEMBER to clean it at least 3 times a day. # is the magic number excluding a shower. 3 without a shower, and a shower makes it 4. No more and no less people.
5. Remember to check your balls on your jewelry and tighten them otherwise you may wake up one morning with a closed hole and lost jewelry which would just suck, and of course, remember to wash your hands before you do the tightening!

That about sums it up. A small amount of puss is normal as long as it isn't green. If it's green, then you have an infection. White to slightly yellow is simply your body ridding the hole in your flesh of the bad things that shouldn't be there. With clean hands, you can gently squeeze at each hole to help this excrement out of you and swab it away with your witch hazel dipped q-tip. There may be some slight scabbing at each hole also, those are the skin flaps that once covered the holes. Don't pick those scabs or be alarmed if they stay red for a while. They will heal in time. Listen to your body. If one moment it felt fine down there and the next it is itching profusely or hurting very badly, go ahead and give it a light cleaning. Sudden pain or itching usually means some bacteria has gotten to it. If it's constant pain and constant itching no matter how well you've been taking care of it, keep an eye on it and decide from there if infection is something you're willing to risk, and see a doctor. Going to the piercer will almost ALWAYS result in them simply telling you to go the doctor. Save yourself a trip and head straight to the doc. Hope all of this helped! And Good Luck getting pierced everyone!

 

Answer by els
Submitted on 6/17/2007
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do not pierce your belly urself! pay to get it done, it's like 30 and so worth the money. pus is normal and so is crustyness, this is why you should clean it with a SALT SOLUTION 2 times a day, once in the morning and once at night. to make the solution you should use a TEASPOON of salt to 1 PINT of boiled water- wait for it to cool! too strong and it will irritate the piercing and too weak and it won't be affective. it's very cheap and easy to do.

 

Answer by splbrad
Submitted on 6/20/2007
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Never put DO NOT PUT ALCOHOL ON YOUR PIERCING! It dehydrates the piercing and makes it look infected.
Only use plan soap with no scent, no tea tree oil it is caustic. Anti bacterial soaps kill the bacteria that is needed to heal the wound.
H2ocean works great for piercing.
It takes about a year to heal any surface peircings.

 

Answer by Shannon
Submitted on 6/24/2007
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I just had mine done 5 days ago. Mine has been getting red at the top recently but i think thats normal. no swimming for 4 weeks. check up in 3 months. and mine was 85 dollars to get done so i know I'm getting the best of the best so if you guys have any questions I'm sure i have all the answers.

 

Answer by ArmyAngel06
Submitted on 7/2/2007
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Hey guys! Well, I'm in the army and just got my BB pierced a few weeks ago. Its still red and has a few crusties, no worries. I recommend a barbell if you are active, b/c it doesn't get caught on your clothing. Rings tend to snag on shirts etc and if you are as active as an American soldier, you are going to want a barbell, something that won't snag and irritate it. Sea Salts work wonders, every person's body is different, so everyone is gonna have a different experience and what works best for them. Just be open minded to everyone's suggestions and comments.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and hope I could help out any active chicas.
**ArmyAngel**

 

Answer by Etnie
Submitted on 7/12/2007
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Hey people... I got mine done a few weeks ago and i have been checking on some stuff and here is what i found....
An infected piercing may be red, irritated, hot, swollen, or weepy. If you catch an infection in the early stages, you can usually eliminate it by cleaning the piercing well with antimicrobial soap and flushing it with warm water. After cleaning, the piercing should be soaked in a sea salt soak. Several daily sea salt soaks will greatly improve the healing process, and if the infection is minor it should disappear in one to two days
it is good adive...

DO NOT USE ALCOHOL OR PEROXIDE IT TRAPS IN THE BACTERIA AND DRIES UP YOUR PEIRCING..
IT MAKES IT WORSE...

 

Answer by MirMir22
Submitted on 7/15/2007
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I just got my belly button pierced yesterday at around 6:30ish, it didn't even hurt when i got it, it just felt like a little poke!  When I woke up this morning my belly button was sore and when I went to clean it the ring got stuck and I couldn't move it around to clean it, I was just wondering is that normal or should i consult in a professional?  Also puss and blood was coming out when I finally got it to move and when I cleaned it out with sea salt and water...Somebody Please Help Me!
E-mail me at.. noonoo990@yahoo.com

 

Answer by LiLMiSz LAURii
Submitted on 7/16/2007
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Hey guys i have 5piercings in my bellybutton dha middle 2 side on top & bottom mine healed up fine i used h2ocean spray & antibactierial soap i also have my tung & dha side of my lip & dey all healed fine to don't change dha ring for about 3-4 months juss klean it well & it wil be fine going to dha beach also heals it quicker. <3

 

Answer by LiLMiSz LAURii
Submitted on 7/17/2007
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Also I'm 15 each piercing cost me 20 bucks i also have 3 tattoos & they're perfectly fine too on the sides i put eyebrow rings after it healed up & dha middle i used a regular barbell if you wanna know anything my email is: cuzimma_g@yahoo.com =p

 

Answer by Hellodaniellex3
Submitted on 7/19/2007
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for the people that said put alcohol on it, your not suppose too the best way to clean it out is with salt water.. && or dail soap and for the first week put on neosporn to help it heal, but it wont heal faster it can take up to a year to heal. and if its infected dont touch it leave it alone, and when u first get it pierced dont touch it at ALL!

 

Answer by SUMON3__
Submitted on 7/19/2007
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IM 12 CAN I DEFINATLY GET IT DUN?
HOW MUCH DUS IT COST IN ENGLISH MONEY?
HOW LONG DOO I HAVE 2 WAITY TILL I GO SWIMMIN
U C I REALI WANIT DUN.... W.B SOON

 

Answer by M3LISSAH
Submitted on 7/20/2007
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THIS IS NOT REALLY AN ANSWER BUT I FINK IT IS NORMAL TO GO RED AND PUSS AND STUFF CUZ I GOT MINE DUN ON SATURDAY  N IT HAS AL OF THOSE THINGS N MY FRIENDS HAD IT DUN N SHE SED IT IS NORMAL SO SHUDNT WORRY OK LUV YA XXX  TO:KELLY_H

 

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