It can take up to three months for a navel piercing to fully heal. In some people, the pierced skin may heal in as little as two or three weeks.Continue Reading
After getting a navel piercing, it is important to follow aftercare instructions and regularly check the area for infection. Antibacterial ointments should be avoided because they can trap bacteria in the pierced portion of the skin. Touching the piercing should also be avoided.
If an infection occurs, then treatment should be sought immediately, because scarring and abscesses can form. People under the age of 16 should not get a navel piercing as growth can change the position of the piercing.Learn more about Piercing
Some of the common piercing places on the body are the ears, nose, eyebrows, lips, tongue and navel, according to Love To Know Tattoos. The most popular piercing locations are the ears. Many tattoo shops and retail jewelry chains offer professional ear-piercing services as well as other types of piercings.Full Answer >
Someone who has had his/her navel pierced should not go swimming until after the area has fully healed. Swimming pools, lakes and the beach possess water that can be filled with bacteria. Bacteria can lead to infection.Full Answer >
Find a nearby professional piercer using the "member locator" search tool on the Association of Professional Piercers' website. The Association of Professional Piercers lists members from all over the country.Full Answer >
Body piercing laws fall under state legislation, which means each state sets their own rules for governing the service. Some states prohibit piercing of anyone under the age of 18, some allow body piercing for minors as long as parental consent is given and others have no piercing regulations set.Full Answer >