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Old 03-17-2004, 03:35 PM   #1
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Belly Bottun Piercing

I am going on vacation in about two days to Florida and I wanted to get my belly button pierced before I go. I called the piercing place and they said to wait like a month before I go swimming, but I have searched online and about half say to wait and half say it is fine if you clean it. What I am wondering is if it is fine or not if I go swimming in salt water as long as I clean it immediately after.

 
Old 03-18-2004, 06:25 AM   #2
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Re: Belly Bottun Piercing

It would be a bad idea to pierce your navel before going on vacation. Firstly, navel piercings take a very long time to heal...up to 6 months, and sometimes longer. Also, during that healing time, it can look pretty unattractive.....red, swollen and crusty. Also, exposing the new piercing to sun, sand, etc. is not a good idea, and swimming in the dirty ocean could expose the piercing to infection. I have had mine pierced for 12 years, and I still remember vividly what a pain it was waiting for it to heal, and how long it took.....If I were you, if you really want it done, wait until you get back.

 
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