Be Careful After Getting Belly Button Rings

August 17th, 2010

The single worst thing you can do after piercing your belly button ring is to ruin it forever by improper care or changing the belly button ring too early. Not only will you have to remove the navel jewelry, but you also suffer risks of painful infection that could spread throughout your body. Not to mention the pain or discomfort you will feel.

Properly licensed piercers will always provide you with detailed directions on how to take care of your new belly button ring. Generally they suggest you clean your piercing only once a day and use warm water and soap to do so. On the other hand, some of them will recommend that you use a sea salt/water combination and will sell the products in the salon.

In addition, you should wait at least six months before even attempting to change your belly button ring. In fact, many people wait up to a year before attempting to remove or replace the navel ring. This is vitally important because if you change it too soon, you run the serious risk of causing dangerous infections, as well as ruining the piercing and allowing it to close. So many people have removed the ring, and then been unable to put another one back it. It’s not worth the risk, just be patient.

Some piercers will recommend that you twist the belly button ring once per day, and others will tell you not to. It really depends on who you ask and the industry has not yet come to a consensus of which is best. All piercers will tell you to avoid touching the ring too much because the germs and oils on your hands are unsafe for the new piercing.

Belly button rings are a safe and desirable piercing, and if you care for them properly, they’ll be a great fashion accessory for many years to come.

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