I have nothing against them and it mostly suits people who aren't overweight by a lot and usually show their stomach. Because what's the point of having it if you have never shown your stomach. All I know is from seeing my freon d's have it is that when you remove the rod your belly button looks ugly hahaj because of two massive holes As far as pain they said it wasn't painful because you're piercing just skin
I have my belly pierced. It wasn't too bad, but there's definitely pain involved. It took a few weeks to stop hurting when I laid on my belly, and 4-6 months to heal completely. Thing to remember is to NOT change your belly ring until it's totally healed, and to only use a non-iodised salt solution to clean it. Any alcohol solutions kill the healing tissue.