After you get your belly button pierced, you should:
Clean it two to three times a day with saline solution for at least the first month. Avoid tight clothing around your midsection, tanning beds, hot tubs, public pools, and sleeping on your stomach until the piercing is at least mostly healed.
Moreover, can you go in a hot tub after a piercing?
The best choice is to stay out until the piercing is healed. … I would strongly suggest staying out of any public hot tubs or hot tubs that are in hotel rooms until the piercing is completely healed.
Likewise, people ask, how do I swim with a belly button piercing?
Cover your piercing with a waterproof bandage that seals all the way around. The Association of Professional Piercers recommends Tegaderm bandages. Check your bandage while swimming to make sure the seal around the piercing stays tight.
Can I wear high waisted jeans with a belly button piercing?
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.
Showering with a New Belly Button Piercing
You should never soap up a new belly piercing directly, because soap can dry out your skin and irritate a new piercing. It’s okay if sudsy water runs over your belly button piercing when you’re showering, but you should wash it exclusively with sea salt solution.
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.
Soak the piercing in a sea salt soak at least twice daily.
Do this for a few months after the piercing. Put a tiny bit of non-iodized sea salt or a saline solution in a small glass (think shot glass). Then, press the glass against your nipple to immerse it in the solution. … Repeat this process for the other nipple.
Don’t Sleep on the Piercing
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. … This may take some time to adjust for a certain sleeping position but it is worth it.
Going swimming before your belly button piercing heals increases the risk of infection. No matter how clean the water might look, bacteria and other organisms can enter the wound. … When you finish swimming, you should remove the dressing, clean the area, and then dry it thoroughly.
Unfortunately, no. The truth of the matter is, while the ocean can have certain therapeutic, healing effects, it’s not technically an advisable outing for new piercings. They are, after all, technically open wounds, and beaches often host more bacteria than we like to think.
You should ideally not have a soaking bath until the piercing is through the initial healing stages, and oozing, bleeding and scabbing have all stopped.
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.
New belly button piercings, for example, pose a risk to almost any sports type or fitness activity due to their central position on the body. … To avoid your new piercing channel from closing, wait several weeks before skiing, then leave your piercing at home while on the slopes.