Because it takes 6 to 12 months for a navel piercing to fully heal, it is very common to experience redness, soreness/pain, and swelling for up to a year. Do not mistake these signs for infection.
Likewise, why does my belly button piercing hurt?
Since the skin around the navel is quite fleshy, belly piercings hurt less than other piercing types, like cartilage piercings. However, you are receiving a puncture hole, so there will be some pain involved. Most claim that the navel piercing pinches similarly to an immunization.
One may also ask, is belly button piercing painful?
Belly button piercing pain level
Belly button piercings are considered the second least painful piercings after ear piercings. … You may feel a lot of pressure when the needle goes through because the tissue is hard to poke through, but the pain goes away quickly. They take several months to 1 year to heal.
Should I pick the crust off my piercing?
After the first few days your body will excrete lymph as it begins to form the fistula inside your piercing. This lymph ‘crust‘ will likely collect on the jewelry or around the piercing. Do not pick at it. Piercings do tend to swell slightly — some more than others — during healing.
When you get a new piercing you should never sleep on the piercing side. For example, if you get a belly button piercing, you should not sleep on your stomach. Try to sleep on your back.
It is recommended that you do not wear high waisted jeans to your piercing appointment. Unless you pull them down to a degree, they’ll obstruct the piercing site. After you have your belly button pierced, high waisted jeans would compress the new, sore site and potentially snag your jewelry.
Symptoms of piercing rejection
- more of the jewelry becoming visible on the outside of the piercing.
- the piercing remaining sore, red, irritated, or dry after the first few days.
- the jewelry becoming visible under the skin.
- the piercing hole appearing to be getting larger.
- the jewelry looking like it is hanging differently.
Really, it’s neither attractive nor trashy. Attractive girls are gonna be attractive and the ones that aren’t will stay that way with or without the piercing. But belly button piercings are at least a lot better than any “face rings” that aren’t on the ears, I’ll give it that.
So as long as you’ve been extra careful with your new piercing, you can expect about a week of soreness, but if you experience lingering soreness longer than a week or so, you know where to go!
During the healing process, you should do the following:
- Avoid hot tubs, pools, and lakes. Your wound can come into contact with bacteria in the water.
- Opt for clean, loose-fitting clothing. Tight garments can irritate the area and trap bacteria.
- Protect the piercing. …
- Avoid the sun to prevent sunburns.
Infection. A piercing on your belly button is more likely to get infected than other body parts because of its shape. It’s easy for bacteria to hole up inside it. If the piercing needle wasn’t sterile, there’s a chance you could get serious infections like hepatitis or tetanus.
Zero days. Just shower as usual and pat dry the piercing with a cloth and apply some antibiotic if you want. Just shower straight away. No harm done.
Navel piercing is one of the least painful piercing types and won’t make you scream. … If pain is the concern, use Dr. Numb® numbing cream an hour before the procedure. The numbing effect dulls the nerve endings so that they can‘t send pain signal to the brain.
Do I need to have a “perfectly flat stomach” to get a belly button piercing? … No you don’t, in fact you‘ll like not having a perfectly flat stomach when getting it! One of my good friends from high school got hers done in between dance and softball seasons, and she is extremely thin and toned.