Belly Button Rings - Piercing, Healing And Beyond
With the fashion onset of the low waist and short midriffs, a belly button ring is a novel piece of jewelry to wear. Before committing to getting a belly button ring, make sure you educate yourself about the process. If you are not 18 years old, you will need to have your parent or legal guardian present with you when you have your piercing done for a belly button ring. If the store or office where you are getting your belly button ring does not require this authorization, it is not a reputable place and you probably don't want to have your belly button ring done there. The healing process for a belly button ring is about 12 months. During that time you will not be able to wear tight clothing, a heavy belt, or apparel which interferes with the healing process of your belly button ring. The area around the belly button ring must be kept very clean. The establishment that pierces you for a belly button ring should provide you with cleaning solution. Follow any instructions very carefully. If the skin around your belly button ring becomes inflamed, continues bleeding or produces an abscess discharge, call your physician immediately. The site of the belly button piercing is a direct line to vital organs inside your body. Your skin is also considered an organ of the body. One of the major functions of the skin is to keep bacteria out of the body. Piercing the skin and getting a belly button ring will provide an avenue for bacteria and germs to enter your body directly. If not properly cleaned and maintained, a belly button ring could be responsible for virus, bacteria and staphylococcus infecting the body.