Navel piercing is one of the hottest trends going for women ages
16-30, with many older women having their navels pierced as well. The
popularity of navel piercing and navel rings is mostly due to celebs
like Brittany Spears, who shimmied around the stage in a crop top with
a sparkling jewel winking at the audience from her navel.
If you are considering navel piercing, here are some things to keep in mind.
let a professional piercer do the job! You want to be sure that the
navel piercing is done correctly, with proper sterilization and gauge
of the needle. This ensures that your navel piercing will be the right
size for navel jewelry and is done safely as well.
your hands clean whenever you touch the area. Use a non-drying soap to
keep the area clean and a antibacterial topical ointment or cream to
help it heal
Don't wear tight clothing such as jeans or
pantyhose until the navel piercing has healed. This could cause serious
irritation, as well as to cause the navel ring post to break and fall
Don't go swimming or use a hot tub until the piercing
has healed. Though the water in pools and spas is treated, you can
still get an infection if you have just had your navel pierced.
Clean the pierced area carefully after exercising. Perspiration can irritate the piercing and can even cause infection.
a navel piercing to take anywhere from four months to a year to
completely heal. You will have to be very cautious with your piercing
for at least four months, though most professional piercers recommend
that you be cautious and not wear any tight clothing for six months.
make sure your clothing is clean. This may sound obvious, but it's
common to wear the same nightgown or pj�s several times between
washings. You will not want to do this until your navel has healed,
though, to make sure you don't risk an infection.
piercings are quite sexy and when done correctly can be a lot of fun.
The chief thing to keep in mind is to only have it done by a
professional who knows what they are doing and can give you proper care
instructions. Some states require that professional piercers be
licensed, so you may want to check into what your state regulations are
and be certain that anyone you're considering do your navel piercing
meets them. After all, you want your navel not only to look great, but
to feel great as well.
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