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Belly Button Ring?
« on: December 21, 2008, 03:42:19 pm »
Ok...so way off topic, I know...but since we're among friends here I thought I could ask.  I was wondering if anyone here has an experience with a belly button ring.  My daughter wants to get one and I was hoping for advice from someone who has one.

Thanks!

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008, 03:45:52 pm »
    Uh-uh.  Not me.  My daughter has one and I can't even look at it. 

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 03:47:27 pm »
    Ok...so way off topic, I know...but since we're among friends here I thought I could ask.  I was wondering if anyone here has an experience with a belly button ring.  My daughter wants to get one and I was hoping for advice from someone who has one.

    Thanks!

    I got my belly button pierced in 1999, so almost 10 years, now. It took a long time to heal (which is typical). Probably nine months or so. The piercing has actually migrated so it is not really in my navel any more, but above it, but I have just left it.

    I have never been big on changing jewelry. I have a captive bead ring, 14 gauge, and just leave it alone.

    I have done alot of research on piercings so please feel free to ask away.

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 03:52:11 pm »
    I've had my belly ring almost 10 years also. I agree with everything Leslie said. It takes some time to heal and mine would get easily irritated when I wore jeans but doesn't bother me anymore. I don't change mine either.

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 03:55:01 pm »
    I've had my belly ring almost 10 years also. I agree with everything Leslie said. It takes some time to heal and mine would get easily irritated when I wore jeans but doesn't bother me anymore. I don't change mine either.

    Linda, I am amazed at how many things we have in common!

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008, 03:59:36 pm »
    No way on the belly button ring for me! If it was my daughter, I would discourage her from getting one. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I just don't see a use for them.

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #6 on: December 21, 2008, 04:00:30 pm »
    Linda, I am amazed at how many things we have in common!

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    Yes we do Leslie!

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #7 on: December 21, 2008, 04:01:49 pm »
    Got one too, had it done on the beach in Mexico I think in 2003 (yes I was sober). Their instructions were to swim in the ocean twice a day, cause salt water helps it heal. Never had a problem. Don't remember how long it took to heal, but wasn't very long. Only bugs me if I'm wearing a waistband that's too high, but with todays fashions that rarely happens.

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #8 on: December 21, 2008, 04:07:02 pm »
    No way on the belly button ring for me! If it was my daughter, I would discourage her from getting one. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I just don't see a use for them.

    I don't know if people remember the famous NYC Thanksgiving trip from a few weeks ago (the one where my daughter had her wallet and passport stolen). She came home from that trip with a septum piercing (septum: the piece of cartilage that separates your nostrils). Frankly, I would have preferred a navel piercing. But, oh well...I've gotten used to it and the one thing with a piercing, you can take it out. As opposed to a tattoo, which is permanent.

    There isn't really a point, it is more body art and experimentation.

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #9 on: December 21, 2008, 04:08:41 pm »
    Got one too, had it done on the beach in Mexico I think in 2003 (yes I was sober). Their instructions were to swim in the ocean twice a day, cause salt water helps it heal. Never had a problem. Don't remember how long it took to heal, but wasn't very long. Only bugs me if I'm wearing a waistband that's too high, but with todays fashions that rarely happens.

    Salt water is fantastic for healing piercings. I have little salt water wipes which I use when I am "on the go" and can't mix up a salt-water soak.

    Even when they act up, ages later, a soak will soothe and comfort.

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #10 on: December 21, 2008, 04:10:35 pm »
    No way on the belly button ring for me! If it was my daughter, I would discourage her from getting one. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I just don't see a use for them.

    I think it is a personal decision for everyone. Some people liked pierced ears and some don't.

    Linda

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #11 on: December 21, 2008, 05:47:12 pm »
    Visible piercings will hinder one from many employment opportunities.


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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #12 on: December 21, 2008, 05:56:23 pm »
    Visible piercings will hinder one from many employment opportunities.

    a visible belly button will hinder employment opportunities whether there is a ring in it or not... :P

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #13 on: December 21, 2008, 06:02:33 pm »
    My daughter has had her naval pierced 3 times. Each time she had trouble with it migrating down. After the last time the guy at the shop told her that her body just would not accept the piercing there, so she had the side of her right nostril pierced instead.

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #14 on: December 21, 2008, 06:09:03 pm »
    I don't have one yet, but I plan on getting one when I reach my goal weight in March. ;)
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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #15 on: December 21, 2008, 06:17:00 pm »
    I like piercings. I think they are sexy. I have five.

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #16 on: December 21, 2008, 06:18:44 pm »
    I like piercings. I think they are sexy. I have five.

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    I have two.  :)

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    « Reply #17 on: December 21, 2008, 06:18:56 pm »
    I kept my piercings to 2 (ears), but I do have a tattoo. I would get another in a heartbeat but Jim really does not like them. He had to accept the one I have because it was done prior to our meeting.

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #18 on: December 21, 2008, 06:22:05 pm »
    I don't have one yet, but I plan on getting one when I reach my goal weight in March. ;)

    Don't they have clip-ons??    ;D

    I don't have any piercings - I figure there are lots of people out there who'd like to poke holes in me as it is! Ha!
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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #19 on: December 21, 2008, 06:24:38 pm »
    I like piercings. I think they are sexy. I have five.

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    one, two, three, four, five...   hmmmm...

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #20 on: December 21, 2008, 06:48:16 pm »
    I can't do peircings. I prefer tattoos. I don't know what my parents would say.

    Still I have many friends from the dorm that have gotten their belly button pierced and they are okay. (not all of them got it done by pros...)
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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #21 on: December 21, 2008, 07:56:33 pm »
    I got mine as my Mother's Day gift to myself 4 years ago. Now and then it'll act up, depending on how high my waistband goes...mostly I wear low-waist jeans/pants. When I travel, I bring along Ocean in a can so it's easier to clean. I love it and only change it out when I travel with my girlfriends.

    LOL, the first time I wanted to change it out I went back to the guy who pierced me. He happily changed it for me and now I'm not squeamish at all. I did have to have it re-pierced when I kept it out for a week after my back surgery. I really should have put it back in right away but was afraid to...really should have had DH do it for me. When and if I do have to have my back done again, I'll buy a retainer so I don't have that problem again. It was a shame too, having it re-pierced kept me from donating blood :-(

    I also have five piercings in my ear. Unfortunately the one I also had done in the cartilage wouldn't take...just my ear's way of saying "no"  ;)

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #22 on: December 21, 2008, 08:04:24 pm »
    Thank you all...you are very encouraging!  Actually, my daughter thanks you because after reading your posts I feel so much better about it being relatively safe and ok.

    Gosh...I feel like I just sat around with a group of friends talking it over...I love my Kindle friends!   ;D

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #23 on: December 22, 2008, 07:42:17 am »
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    a visible belly button will hinder employment opportunities whether there is a ring in it or not...


    Not always.   ;D

    Good luck to your daughter, she's a braver man than I am.  But I almost didn't get my other ear pierced, so I would be the totally wrong person to ask.

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    Re: Belly Button Ring?
    « Reply #24 on: December 22, 2008, 08:01:58 am »
    I used to have one, until I got pregnant with my son, and I removed it then.  I would have had to take it out sooner or later anyway, because my body was actually pushing it out.  It had almost come out completely by then.

    I had mine put in at a tattoo parlor, and part of my aftercare instructions was to soak it twice a day in saltwater for two weeks.  I just took a little container of saltwater and laid on the bed twice a day with that overturned over my belly button for about 10 minutes...it kind of formed a light seal so it didn't leak.  I was also told to clean it once a day with plain old liquid Dial soap.  I had no healing issues once so ever.

    My DH loved it and laments every once and awhile about getting another one, but considering the number that my son did on my stomach I think that it would be pointless.
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