***Warning: If you are squeamish about things piercing-related, this is NOT the post for you***
OK, so I am now ready for the big unveiling of my new navel piercing. First, here's how it went. I got up that morning having no plans other than to attend a local festival with the boys where my belly dancing group (the advanced class) would be performing.
After the performance we walked down the block and saw a sign out front a newly relocated tattoo/piercing shop. It looked so welcoming, we decided to take a peek.
MB, knowing I had wanted to pierce my belly button for years (he had even tried to pierce it once - long story), suggested we inquire about pricing, etc. After being reassured of their sanitation standards, I decided to go for it!!
Those who know me well, know I like to think things over, rethink- and then think some more. So a hasty decision like this was well out of character for me- & sooo darn fun!!
The technician, Gabe, said it would feel like someone was pinching my skin (gross understatement as you can tell from my grimace). I've gotta say, though, that Gabe, who could pass for Frank Zappa's twin brother, had more bedside manner than most physicians I've visited over the years.
Here I am trying to "play it cool." LOL
I felt much better after it was over
...and how it looks today:
A few things I didn't realize beforehand:
(1) That the piercing can take 6 months to a year to heal!! over which time you need to wash it twice a day with antibacterial soap and avoid touching it.
(2) You have to be uber careful to avoid infection. As Perez would say, "This is serious shizz!"
(3) That you cannot go in a pool or to the beach for a month afterward, which is why it wasn't the best idea to do it the week before the pool opens!
All things to keep in mind should you decide to get some belly bling...
Please don't forget to enter my giveway! "Be like me. Be frizz free" LOL :D