Belly button piercing hurts, but relative to other body parts, this pain is somewhat average. Piercing the navel hurts more than some areas, such as the tongue or the eyebrow, but less than others, such as the nostril or the lip.
When having a navel piercing, it is not actually the navel that is pierced, but the upper rim. It can take up to six months before it heals, and care should be taken to keep the wound clean. Also, it is imperative that the tools used for piercing are sterile and the person performing the procedure is experienced. Navel piercings are considered fashion symbols as they can make the midriff look more attractive.