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Navels

Navel Piercing
A Navels Piercing or also known as a belly button piercing can be a great choice to add to your personal style.

Navel jewelry styles range from ornate to edgy, including studs, pendants, elaborate chains and more, making this piercing a versatile and highly personalized option.

Often, our customers want to know how a Navel Piercing will fit into their lifestyle: Can you swim with a navel piercing? What if you become pregnant? How is the healing process and does the navel piercing hurt?

If you are thinking about getting a navel piercing, read on. Below we answer your main questions and give you our best belly button piercing tips.
Where is a navel piercing located?
Navel piercings, also known as belly button piercings, generally extend through the top or bottom of the navel. Depending on your anatomy, your piercer can guide you as to which may be most appropriate in relation to your anatomy and the type of jewelry you wish to adorn.
Does a navel piercing hurt?
All piercings itch a little, but this navel piercing shouldn’t hurt too much. Because the navel piercing only goes through tissue – not cartilage – it hurts less than many other types of piercings.
What kind of post-piercing care should I perform during the healing process of my navel piercing?
Belly button piercings take 9 to 12 months to heal completely. During this time, you must keep the original piercing jewelry in place and follow the piercing hygiene guidelines provided by the piercing establishment. Avoiding infection from a belly button piercing is similar to avoiding infection from other types of piercings.

There are a few key elements to caring for your piercing:

Avoid immersion (swimming pools, jacuzzis, lakes, rivers).
Wash with medical grade soap in the showers, and wash with saline solution regularly.
Avoid irritation (avoid tight clothing, avoid sleeping on your belly).

First of all, if you want to stay away from navel piercing infections, it is important to keep the site clean. Always wash your hands before handling the navel piercing (and do not let anyone else handle it).

Do not go near public swimming pools, hot tubs or baths until the piercing is completely healed, otherwise serious infections may occur.

Even people who keep their button piercing away from pools and hot tubs can be vulnerable to infection. That is why it is important to wash the piercing in the shower with medical soap and twice a day with a saline solution: just mix sea salt and distilled water and spray it on the piercing site.

Finally, wear loose-fitting clothing at the beginning of the healing process. Jewelry may snag on some types of clothing. Others may irritate the piercing area or trap moisture in the skin. If you let the belly button piercing breathe, you will give it the best chance for a smooth recovery.
What if I get pregnant?
If your piercing is fully healed, you can leave it in for the duration of your pregnancy. However, it can be uncomfortable. If you want to remove the piercing,

If a belly button piercing is completely healed it is unlikely to close, a blockage may occur which can be removed once the jewelry is reinserted.

If you become pregnant before the piercing has healed, you will have to remove the jewelry. Healing from a piercing puts stress on your immune system.

Attempting to cure a piercing during pregnancy poses a risk of infection for you and your baby. For this reason, we also do not recommend getting pierced during pregnancy (but you can go back after giving birth to your baby).

 

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