I really want to get a bellybutton piercing. I think it's sexy as fuck. I'm not sure about the pain tho, I have a pretty low pain tolerance. Also, are there risks involved? Please share your thoughts and past experiences thanks.
Most Helpful Guy
I don't think most guys look at one and go OMG DATS SO SEXY YO. Personally I don't care but it would be annoying having to worry about accidentally catching it and ripping it out, when it doesn't really serve much of a purpose.
Risks would be infection, some nurse came to my old hs talking about piercings and mentioned thats a bad spot because you were fed through the umbilical cord there, so it could spread. I don't know if there is much truth to that but you can easily just google the generic risks.
"The most serious risks are infections, allergic reactions, bleeding, and damage to nerves or teeth. Infections may be caused by hepatitis, HIV, tetanus, bacteria, and yeast. If the piercer washes his/her hands and uses gloves and sterile equipment and you take good care of your piercing, the risk of infection is lowered (but can still occur)."
"You CAN get and/or spread a serious infection (including HIV), if the piercing equipment hasn't been sterilized properly
Infections caused by bacteria getting into the puncture of the piercing can happen later, even after the piercing has healed
If the studio uses a piercing "gun" to do body piercings, LEAVE! Piercing guns cannot be sterilized and should NOT be used for body piercing"
If you have plans to become pregnant and want a nipple or navel piercing supposedly it's not recommended? Not 100% sure why or if thats just an immediate kind of thing.
It says the healing time is fairly long compared to piercings but this was the first site so doesn't mean everything is correct. Not sure why it takes so long to heal.
Pierced Body Part Healing Time
Ear lobe 4 to 6 weeks
Ear cartilage 3 to 6 months
Eyebrow 9 to 12 weeks
Nostril 2 to 4 months
Tongue 4 to 6 weeks
Lip 2 to 3 months
Nipple 3 to 6 months
Navel (belly button) 9 months to 1 year
Female genitalia 4 to 10 weeks
Male genitalia 4 weeks to 2 months
Read more: www.youngwomenshealth.org/body-piercing.html0
- Show AllShow Less