Belly button piercings are very popular with both men and women. It is very important to go to a licensed professional that works in an established piercing shop for a belly button piercing. Always make sure that you are in a clean environment and that the piercing expert follows all sanitation procedures before piercing you.Continue Reading
Lay your back against a clean, professional piercing table with a disposable cover.
A piercing expert should use clean, gloved hands to sterilize your navel.
The professional uses a piercing tool to pierce a hole through the top of the navel. The piercer then grabs the skin above your navel and pushes the piercing tool through a predetermined point. Mild pain is normal.
The piercer then replaces the piercing tool with a belly button ring in your navel.
The professional will clean the pierced area. You should follow any instructions the piercer gives you on cleaning and maintaining your new belly button piercing. Avoid unnecessary touching or playing with your navel ring until the area is fully healed.
A belly button ring can be removed by soaking the area in warm water and unhooking the ball that is either located at the top or the bottom of the belly ring in order to keep it in place. Sometimes, belly button rings can be difficult to remove and for these cases, it is recommended to try to first take a shower in warm water to loosen the area.Full Answer >
Belly button pain may be caused by a number of issues including appendicitis, injury, indigestion and gas distention. While most causes of belly button pain are not serious, appendicitis may lead to further complications. This condition is considered a medical emergency and should be reported as soon as possible, notes WebMD.Full Answer >
Oklahoma state law forbids body piercing, including belly button piercings, for people under 18 years of age unless they have permission from a parent or legal guardian. Individual piercing studios may follow even more stringent piercing guidelines or may require photo identification as evidence of age.Full Answer >
Ear weights are used primarily to stretch out earlobe piercings. Ear weights are earrings that are weighted and aid in making the hole of the piercing larger.Full Answer >