From the right jewel to the "ideal" type of navel: here's what I wish I knew before getting a navel piercing at 17...

With the return of low-rise jeans, another 2000s trend is coming back into style, harking back to denim's better (read: messier) days on the red carpet, Knightley abs by Kiera and Spring Break: Bikinis. Belly button rings are back in fashion. Did they really leave? We don't know yet, but we can't deny that with the 2000 resurgence, its popularity has come full circle.

So that's in mind. Remember, there's a good chance you'll consider purchasing one for yourself. As someone with a belly button piercing, I'm all for getting one! I have had my belly button pierced for almost eight years and it has served me well. That said, there are a few things I wish I'd known before I got bitten, and that's what we're going to talk about today.

As in Above All When It Comes to Changes body, a piercing presents numerous risks. But when it comes to belly button piercings, there's a lot more to consider than just everyday issues. Here's what I wish I knew before getting a navel piercing:


When getting a navel piercing allows you take care to have some options to choose from. In my case I only had one. I went to a studio that put a ring in my belly button piercing to even out the swelling. Knowing what I know now and having gone through the healing process with a bow, I can confidently say that if I could go back, I would have found another piercer to do it with a barbell.

Not only did the ring cause me a lot of pain throughout the healing process as it kept getting stuck in my clothing and limbs, but from a cosmetic standpoint it wasn't what I was looking for. I finally changed my jewelry about six months before the piercing was completely healed. Of course, I hired a professional, but if I had gotten my piercing done in the first place with the right jewelry, I probably could have avoided further discomfort.


The piercing can take six to twelve months to heal. During this time, several problems can arise, from migration (when the piercing leaves its original location) to rejection (when the body pushes the piercing outward). . I got a full piercing.)

I had a pretty smooth healing process, to the point where my belly button piercing developed some sort of abscess. Everything is fine now, but the treatment required a visit to the dermis and a lot of pain.


Sorry, outside girls: Because of the way belly button rings hang (also known as the belly button dip), putting on a belly button ring is not a good idea. Of course it is possible, but there are some reasons why it is not advisable. First, the aesthetics of the piercing will be completely boring. Unfortunately, an external part means that the bottom of the bar cannot be placed comfortably in the navel cavity.

Secondly, depending on my piercer, I could make an external perforation. be dangerous if infected. Overall, it's not worth it.


If you are looking for a slightly unusual piercing, you can also try an inverted belly button piercing instead of the traditional belly button piercing. Ultimately, the anatomy of your belly button will determine whether it fits you or not.I wish I knew before I got stung, so I could think about it!


So it's a fact, but at 17 years wasn't really on my radar at the time. For now, I'm happy to leave the belly button piercing, but I'm painfully aware that if I ever wanted to remove it, I'd be left with a small scar on my stomach. Of course, you barely notice it, but it's there!

And I'm one of the lucky ones: my piercing hasn't slipped or migrated, so the scar is little more of a small hole. If the healing process fails, the scar may become more visible. If this bothers you, I would test the piercing with some sticky jewelry before you decide to do it. For me at 17 it wasn't a problem, but my piercer warned me anyway. For obvious reasons, pregnancy can be an issue with belly button piercing. As your belly grows over the course of nine months, your belly button changes shape, elongates and even inverts, which can be uncomfortable with jewelry. There are options like flexible retainers for the piercing or you can simply remove and close the piercing, but either way it's something to keep in mind when considering family planning.