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TiffanyLynn
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When someone gets their belly button periced does it hurt? and how long does it take for the swelling and redness to go away (to where it looks hot)??
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Like so many other things in life, it allll depends on the person. ...and the piercer, and the type of ring they put in, etc...but many people say it doesn't hurt a lot. For me, it wasn't much different than having my ears pierced, or getting a shot. As for the swelling, redness, and "looking hot," mine didn't really swell...like I said, depends on the person. And please make sure you go to a reputable piercer, check to make sure they have their licences displayed, maybe even try to find someone you know that's been pierced there. Good luck!
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here are a few threads about belly button piercings, as well as information about body piercings in general. there are several other threads floating around, so if you need more information, a quick search should point you in the right direction.

http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum24/HTML/000569.html
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum24/HTML/000569.html
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum1/HTML/000966.html

http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum1/HTML/001665.html


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TiffanyLynn
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thanks!!
Much appreciated

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aquaticflash
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I have my bellybutton pierced. It hurt, but it wasn't unbearable or the kind of pain that makes you cry or anything like that. After the piercing was complete, I actually asked "Is that it?" The length of the swelling and redness is dramatically different for everyone. My friend's piercing bothered her for months, and my discomfort didn't last long at all. If you are considering having it done, go for it. Just get it done professionally (NOT WITH A GUN!), make sure it is a reputable place, and don't be afraid to ask them questions. Good luck!
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Lippy
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I am also planning on getting my belly button peirced soon. Is there a time limit before you can go into the water (ocean) after you have it done???
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yes. most piercings it is best to wait at least 6 weeks, sometimes 8 before swimming at all whether in a pool or lake/oceans.

belly buttons tend to be finicky healers, though. they can take months to properly heal and be safe from real risk of infection.

you *might* be lucky to be a quick and easy healup on it, but don't make plans based on it. better to get it done after any trips planned or until after swimming season.

better to plan to avoid any problems that could mess up your health or fun


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datura
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I got my belly button pierced when I was 14 (I am now 22). It never healed properly and was constantly red and sore until I got the ring changed to a barbell. When the barbell fell out, I got another ring put in which again never healed. Everyone's body is different and will react differently to the piercing. And, like another poster already said, a belly button piercing can be a finicky healer especially because it will be constantly rubbing against clothing. Be careful! I ended taking mine out 2 years ago because I just didn't want to deal with the irritation anymore.
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Mine was never swolen or red at all... so it really depends on the person. Just make sure you clean it properly the way your piercer tells you.
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