I got my belly button pierced 6 months ago and I recently changed the ring for the first time. I noticed that after a few showers the ring started to discolour (its a dangling ring, so the chain part started to turn brown).
I don't think the ring was surgical steel, it might have been stainless steel and it's kinda irritating my piercing.
I'm not sure if it's a reaction to the new ring or just because I changed my ring for the first time.
Most Helpful Guy
metal plating wearing off maybe? What ever the reason, if it's tarnishing and irritating your piercing I'd think it's best to replace it with something of better quality before you end up getting an infection.1