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Massacred belly button

There's a picture floating around here somewhere of a bruised, wonky, and a bit scabby belly button piercing. That piercing was mine. I had removed this only the day after taking the picture, and only after seeing said picture posted on BME did I realise what a bad job Mr piercer had done. At any reputable piercing studio, you should be able to say stop, ask for your money back and walk out, should you feel uncomfortable. For me, this was not the case. As it was around Christmas time, my usual piercer was closed for the holidays. However, I ... read more

Magical, Unexpected Freedom!

This little story is about my navel piercing experience and its totally unanticipated effects on my state of mind. Just to give a little background information for perspective: I am a lady in my late thirties and, like so many people, always walked around with a negative self-image of my supposedly "inadequate" body. I guess we probably all understand how the media and society can perpetuate this. For me it also carried over into a sense of incomplete confidence in my own capabilities, and together the two really helped hold me back from many things in life. I came of ... read more

Horizontal subnavel surface piercing

Okay, here goes. I'm 16 years old. I have my tragus pierced, 2 helix piercings, my nose and my navel done. I used to have a lip piercing but took it out. Unlike a lot of the people probably on bme, I'm not a fan of multiple piercings. I like the occassional unusual one rather than the cliche, and that's why I decided to get a surface piercing under my bellybutton. I'd always wanted one there, but never actually knew if it was possible to get one. So I did a bit of googling around and finally found this site ... read more

first piercing, other than ears..

As a christmas present, i managed to persuade my Mum to pay for a navel piercing. I'd read a lot about them on websites, particularly this one, looked up about cleaning the piercing, the big question of "will it hurt?" (which I can now safely inform you, it doesnt, well a slight pinch), and I also searched through websites looking at the jewllery. My sister had already had it done, which helped, though she told me it would hurt (I think to put me off the idea) but I had wanted it for a while, though at only 13, I ... read more

Finally a navel piercing!

This was my first piercing with a needle...the only appropriate way to be pierced, as I have learned. However, I am no stranger to gun piercing, that's for sure. I had my lobes pierced when I was 7 at Claire's and then when they got infected and closed up, I had them re-pierced again (at Claire's) when I was 10. The same situation occured AGAIN, and I had them re-pierced once again at 14. They have been fine every since, thank god. I also got second holes at Claire's, at age 15. A few months ago, I had a cartilage ... read more

Triple Navel Project

My story starts off about 6 months ago when I was forced to take out my horizontal surface piercing under my navel. I loved the piercing so much, and after having it for a year, it started to reject for no apparent reason. The piercing was done at Universal in Ottawa, Ontario, and it really was a great experience. I was told that eventually all surface piercings reject, therefore I was expecting to take it out at some point in my life. After it was gone it was hard to get used to, and I missed having something there. I ... read more

FINALLY my stomach is S E X Y !!!

Okay so since I was in about seventh grade I wanted my belly button done. I attempted to ask my parents but they said it would "kill me" and I was too much of a "crybaby" to get any piercing done. So I just let go of the whole idea. By the time of eight grade, everyone wanted a piercing to be "cool" and the idea of a belly sprung back up in my head. So I decided to share my idea with my best friends, we obviously couldn't get our parents to take us so we decided it would ... read more

The Piercing, The Infection - The Result (happy ending)

I was 16 at the time of my first (well, only) belly-button piercing. Aside from my ears (once on each and one old closed up upper cartilage piercing), I'd never had anything else done. My mom, 38 at the time, had her belly button pierced when I was a little kid – about 12 – so when I asked her about it, I knew it wouldn't be a problem for me to get mine done. I got my piercing in Muncie Indiana; I can't remember the name of the place, but the shop seemed clean enough and the people there ... read more

Got My Belly Button Accomplished

Hi. I'm Gen. I'm 14. And my birthday was in early October...so I haven't been 14 for that time. I'm heavily interested and intrigued by body modifications. I already have a tattoo...my three brothers have tattoos, my oldest sister, and soon to be my other older sister. Obviously I am subjected to them daily. My brother got his tongue and his labret, along with his Self-Done nipples. The first piercing I definitely wanted was my tongue...but my mom wouldn't go for that...even though several times before, she agreed to let me get it done. The only one she would allow ... read more

First piercing other than ears.

I have 7 piercings on my ears. For a long time I wanted to get a navel piercing. My set back was is I am not skinny, nor I am fat. I'm 5'3 and in the weight area of 140-160. No need to know the exact weight. Ever since I was 16, I've always wanted one. I am now 21 years old, soon to be 22. I decided now it's time that I can finally start piercing myself somewhere. So, I thought about something I had thought about for a long time. My Navel. So, that one Friday night, I ... read more

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