How To Take Care of A Belly Button Piercing
Belly Button and Body Piercing are a very common thing today. Almost everyone you meet has some kind of piercing whether it is eyebrows, nose, lips, ears, tongues or belly buttons.
Belly Button piercing has been prevelant for centuries and can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Indians. Body piercing made a statement and stood for their status in society. Many piercings were believed to represent a connection with the Gods. As time evolved, society and the perception of piercing changed, the only accepted piercings were that of the ears of women. The truth be told is that body piercings look good.
During the 1980s, the punk scene came about in full force and the younger generation began piercing several parts of their bodies - men and women alike. Not only were there more body piercings, but belly button rings were seen even more. The main reason is a sexy look, it calls attention to the belly and waist. Belly button jewelry hides the look of your belly button, with a piece of jewelry, your belly button is a fashion statement and creates a total look for mid tops and hip hugger jeans.
Today, piercings are almost zero pain and it is much easier to care for and clean those piercings.
Choose your belly button piercing carefully. Although Belly Button piercing is the most popular of piercing, it is the most difficult to heal, usually 6 months to a year.There are several types of recommended nontoxic metals:
Solid 14K gold Platinum Titanium Surgical Steel
Silver in general should be avoided.
When going for your Belly Button Piercing some thing to check for:
Do Not pierce at home! The Studio should be clean Equipment and jewelry sterilized Keep Your Belly Button piercing clean
- Clean your belly button 2 times a day with antibacterial soap.
- Remove any crust around the piercing Salt Water works well to encourage healing
- Do NOT remove your belly button piercing until it has healed about 6 months
- Avoid swimming pools until your belly button has healed about 6 months
- Do not wear tight waistbands that will rub your belly button