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Im just curious about turning 16 soon and for my birthday ive always wanted to do something new. so i was thinking about getting my belly pierced. ive heard some stuff like if they do it wrong you cant get pregnant later on and that it really hurts cause its soft tissue. im kind of nervous. is this all true ?


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A navel piercing is not going to have any impact on your fertility.

Infections are possible -- including some serious ones like HIV or hepatitis -- transmitted by dirty needles or improper aftercare, so it's just really important you see a good, reputable piercer and then do a good job of taking care of any piercings as they heal.

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[EDIT: Heather beat me to most of what I said, but I'll leave the last bit]

I have also heard that they hurt more than other piercings (such as ears or nose), but I think this is something highly individual.

If you want some more info, here's an article on body modifications (including piercings) A Body Modification Primer

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I have my bellybutton pierced, as well as a couple of other piercings. I can say that it doesn't hurt more than getting your ear pierced, and if you pierce the cartilage in the ears it even hurts a lot less.

Just make sure to take care of it properly. That one is prone to infection.

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