Navel piercings

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    Mar 19, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    Does anyone else have a navel piercing? Each time I work out it seems to be inflamed a bit, does anyone else have this problem? How long did it take for yours to fully heal?

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    Mar 20, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    Never had a navel piercing but had a nipple pierced. It was always irritated and so after a number of months I finally gave up on it and took it out for good. I think the body sometimes just rejects some piercings.
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    Mar 20, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    Personally, I don't think navel rings look good on guys, so maybe its your body saying not to have it?
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    Mar 20, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    I have hip piercings, not navel though icon_biggrin.gif...

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    and this:

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    Mar 20, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    i had one......took about three months to heal......it was also an amateur/home job too, so yeah. It takes years to fully heal, though. i only had mine for three years......then lost it when it was yoinked out.....tried to get another barbell in a few hours later........no dice......it closed up.
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    Mar 20, 2011 2:14 AM GMT
    I had several naval piercings just last month, during Fleet Week here in Florida. But my partner found out, and MAN was he pissed! I told him he was welcome to get his own piercings if he wanted them, next time the fleet's back in town, but he...

    PSSST!!! You moron! That's NAVEL with an "E" meaning your belly button, not NAVAL with an "A" meaning the entire Second Fleet!

    Oh, right... hehehe... well, never mind... icon_redface.gif

    (With apologies to Gilda Radner)
  • tyler_helm

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    Mar 20, 2011 2:19 AM GMT
    Really? A spelling lesson?
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    Mar 20, 2011 2:22 AM GMT
    it takes a full year generally.
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    Mar 20, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    DodgedBullet saidI have hip piercings, not navel though icon_biggrin.gif...

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    and this:



    I love surface piercings, I bet they look amazing!
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Mar 20, 2011 4:47 AM GMT
    i still want my tounge after all these years. never did it though, i was advised from my bigwigs it WILL fuck up my radio career..DAMN
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    Mar 20, 2011 9:27 AM GMT
    I have one, had it for about 11 years. I had a lot of problems when i had a ring, but i changed it to a bar and I've never had a problem with it icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 20, 2011 9:49 AM GMT
    It may be a reaction to the metal in the ring, you may need to up grade in qulity.
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    Mar 20, 2011 9:56 AM GMT
    It might have to do with it not being healed, but how long have you had it? If its new it may be just a natural inflammation caused by increased blood flow to the region, if its in the healing process it may be caused by diffusion of a slight infection.

    A though I did have though was you may be just slightly allergic to the metal used in the ring/bar. Some people react quite a bit to certain cheaper jewellery metals and can be allergic to the zinc or nickel which is used to cut the silver to make it more economical to produce. If you don't have a rash or inflammation normally it might be that when you are perspiring and moving you are increasing your skins active exposure and absorption of these metal, which may cause the irritation.
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    Mar 20, 2011 2:46 PM GMT
    JJCrush saidIt might have to do with it not being healed, but how long have you had it? If its new it may be just a natural inflammation caused by increased blood flow to the region, if its in the healing process it may be caused by diffusion of a slight infection.

    A though I did have though was you may be just slightly allergic to the metal used in the ring/bar. Some people react quite a bit to certain cheaper jewellery metals and can be allergic to the zinc or nickel which is used to cut the silver to make it more economical to produce. If you don't have a rash or inflammation normally it might be that when you are perspiring and moving you are increasing your skins active exposure and absorption of these metal, which may cause the irritation.


    Body jewelry is made of medical steel, titanium, or gold.
    As a former piercer, I would suspect the jewelry is chafing with your clothing. Wear low slung shorts/pants and loose fitting shirts. Perhaps try an alcohol free chafing gel like runners use or a gauze bandage over the piercing when you workout.
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    Mar 20, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    mine took a year to completely heal and stabilize
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    Mar 20, 2011 5:52 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the info! Much appreciated icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 20, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    Ganymede80 said Body jewelry is made of medical steel, titanium, or gold.


    While this may be true, the steel still contains nickel. Titanium and Gold have lower potential to contain these, but they still may depending on the alloy.