You want to have a navel piercing and are looking for information about the pain when piercing , the subsequent care and healing?

I’ll show you what you need to know about belly piercing, including the risks and questions that arise in this context.

Tradition and History:

The piercing on the navel does not have a long tradition, although the adornment of the navel has been mentioned repeatedly in history. The trend to pierce the tissue around the navel goes back to the 90s. Nowadays it is one of the most popular and most often pierced piercings. The big advantage here – it is very easy to hide and is also one that many find very beautiful.

Types of Piercing The Navel:

There are many different ways to wear the jewelry on your belly. I would like to briefly introduce you to the most common types:

  • Double Navel Piercing

Here the piercing of two piercings is meant. Usually two plugs are attached for a double navel piercing, one through the skin above and one below the navel.

Double navel piercing

  • Multiple Piercing:

More than one or two plugs are possible on the navel. These are often arranged symmetrically and look like a star or other pattern.

  • Belly Button Piercing Below or above:

The classic variant is to attach the plug above the navel. An umbilical piercing can also be pierced below.

  • Piercing on Umbilical Hernia:

Who once had a hernia, often has a protruding belly button. Your piercer should decide on site whether a piercing is possible in this case. Some pierce it directly through the protruding navel. Whether you find it horizontally or vertically more beautiful is a matter of taste, but of course you should decide before you start.

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Let The Navel Piercing Pierce:

Have you thought about it, thought about it for a long time and are you now sure that you want to have a navel piercing? Then it is clear that you are excited and want to find out what awaits you before the appointment. It was exactly the same for me with all my piercings. So first of all I would like to explain to you what exactly happens when you are at the piercer.

That Happens at The Piercer:

1:- First you will clear the belly button and let the piercer take a look. Based on your wishes and the anatomical circumstances, he decides how exactly the piercing should be stung.

2:- Now he will take a pen and mark the injection and removal point.

3:- Then you can lie down on the couch. On the one hand to relax the abdominal wall and on the other hand to avoid that your circulation fails or you tip over.

4:- Now he takes a pair of pliers and fixes the area to be pierced.

5:- Then he will pierce the skin with a needle at the desired location, pull out the metal part and shorten the plastic tube that stays in until the jewelry insert.

6:- There he inserts the piercing jewelry, usually a banana plug, and pulls it through. Now the ball is screwed on and it’s done.

Pain When Piercing The Navel:

The most common question asked in this connection is the pain associated with navel piercing. And no matter how many pages you look at, you’ll always find the same answer:

Everyone has a different feeling of pain and accordingly it is different for everyone.

You will surely notice a short pain, but this is usually more of a prick and a whistle and not a really strong pain that makes your eyes water. Some piercers use an ice spray before lancing, which is normally not necessary and only hardens the tissue unnecessarily. So just take a deep breath, relax and maybe let someone distract you. You will see it is over faster than you can say “Au”.


The cost of a navel piercing logically differs from studio to studio. However, they should normally be between 50 and 65 euros. Usually, the pricking as well as the initial decoration and the follow-up examination are included. In some studios, the care product is also included.

Pierce The Navel Piercing Yourself:

Anyone who comes up with the idea that you don’t need a studio at all, but rather that you can stab yourself with a navel Piercing, can only seriously advise against it. The risk of blood poisoning or inflammation is far too great if the procedure is not 100% sterile, and the risk of injury should not be underestimated. A good piercer has a lot of experience in what he does and this 60 euros that a navel piercing costs is not so much that it is worth the risk. Therefore, be sure to go to a good studio and let someone with experience do it for you, and you will enjoy it over the long term.

Healing With Navel Piercing:

The most important and also the longest part comes after the stinging, namely the healing. The place on the navel is not very grateful because you are constantly on the move there and mostly clothing also irritates the freshly pierced body. Therefore, a longer healing time of 3 to 12 months must be expected in this case.

Healing With Navel Piercing

For a good healing with navel piercing, the following applies above all:

  • Be Careful with the waistband of trousers or skirt:

The waistband in particular can be extremely irritating to the piercing, which is why you should probably use low-cut or more clothing.

  • Swimming pools and bathtubs are taboo:

Especially in the first 3 weeks you should avoid swimming pools and extensive baths. Chlorine and bath additives in particular do not do anything good for the freshly pierced body.

  • Avoid sport, sauna, and solarium:

You should also avoid sport of any kind at first, as this can lead not only to unnecessary irritation of the puncture canal through movement, but also from sweat.

  • No contact with shower gel, creams and soaps:

When you take a shower, make sure that no shower gel or soap can get to the wound. You should also not use creams in the initial phase in the area of the fresh wound.

  • Caution with animal hair:

If you have pets, make sure that a dog does not jump up on you, for example, or that the cat comes to you in bed.

  • Hygiene is a top priority:

You should also avoid anything else that could irritate your navel piercing. Change your clothes, towels, bedclothes, etc. more often, make sure your hands are always freshly washed and generally take a little back for the first few days.

  • Attention when drying or taking off

Small loops of towels or meshes of knitted sweaters or similar. Can get caught in the piercing very quickly and cause extremely unpleasant complications with jerky movements. So always be careful here.

If you have the opportunity to go to the sea – bathing is expressly allowed here, because the salt water promotes wound healing.

Fear of game meat? It no longer has to be. These discs are simply attached to the piercing and on the one hand prevent the game meat from being created and on the other hand ensure that it goes away again.

The right care:

Follow the care instructions that your piercer usually gave you in the form of a slip of paper. Otherwise applies to the care of the navel piercing:

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Clean handsWhenever you touch your freshly pierced navel piercing, apply only with freshly washed and disinfected hands. Be sure to also remove dirt from under long fingernails.
Disinfect the piercingYou should have recommended or received something from your piercer to disinfect the wound. According to his instructions, you should also clean the piercing. To do this, spray 2 – 3 times a day with the appropriate agent and carefully clean with a kitchen paper that has also been sprayed on.
Camomile teaA natural remedy that does not irritate and dry out the wound as much as disinfectants and disinfectants is chamomile tea. Simply boil it after adding the pack, let it cool and apply it to the wound once or twice a day.

Under no circumstances should you care for your navel piercing too much. Every touch irritates the fresh wound and you can also take care of a piercing. Please do not lift the plug upwards from inside the navel either.

What are the risks?

Because of the location, the biggest risk of navel piercing is that it catches fire. Another risk factor is clothing that may become U. get stuck on the plug and in the worst case could tear out. But with a little caution and prudence, this risk can be extremely minimized.

As with any other piercing, there is of course a risk that game meat will form or grow out. However, there is no really health risk that is so unpredictable that one should advise against a navel piercing. I personally would always recommend going to a piercer instead of a doctor. The piercer stings something like this every day, a doctor rarely has it, so you should go into the more experienced hands here.

What if the navel piercing is inflamed?

If you find that your navel piercing festered and became infected, do not wait long, but contact your piercer. As already described above, inflammation is the most common complication that occurs in this context. You should be helped in your piercing studio. Do not experiment great yourself, but get professional help, the quickest way to get an inflamed navel piercing under control.

Navel piercing in pregnancy:

Are you pregnant and wondering if you can leave your navel piercing in? The question is not so easy to answer. Due to the growth of your belly, there is a great risk that the puncture can tear open and not only cause unsightly scars, but also pain. That is why there are special navel piercings for pregnancy.

These are generally longer and made of plastic. So they are more flexible and adapt better. If you want to be on the safe side, you can simply remove the piercing. Usually the hole does not grow within a few months.

If there is a caesarean section, all piercings must be removed.

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