Belly button jewelry - also known as navel jewelry - has greatly increased in popularity all around the world in recent years. It is not uncommon to see a young girl proudly adorning a belly button ring for all to see. In fact, some people might consider it a little odd to see someone with a stomach that does not have a navel piercing.
Although belly button jewelry is seen by many people nowadays as a trendy and cool fashion statement, it is important to understand that getting a belly button pierced is not something to be taken lightly. Before you make the decision to get your navel pierced, or any other form of body art for that matter, there are several things that you need to consider.
The first thing you should consider is who will do the piercing. Because of the inherent danger of this procedure, it is imperative that you get your belly button pierced by an experienced practitioner who is skilled in the art of piercing navels.
Secondly, the decision to get your navel pierced is your decision and yours alone. Peer pressure is a powerful thing, and it is easy to allow friends to influence the choices we make. This holds true for all of the decisions we make in life including serious considerations such as body piercing and tattoos. You should never let anyone influence you to do something that you are not comfortable with or are not ready to do. Remember that your friends are not the ones who will have to endure the discomfort of this piercing, so it should be solely your decision.
Thirdly, before you obtain the piercing you need to understand that the procedure will cause some pain and discomfort for a considerable amount of time. The wound will take some time to heal and you will need to tend to it for several weeks or months until it heals.
Finally, you should consider that piercing your belly button is a permanent act that cannot be undone. Your piercing will be with you forever - it is not something you can have removed if you get tired of it. Your jewelry should be something you like and will enjoy wearing in your pierced navel. If you choose to remove your jewelry, the hole will eventually heal over and leave a visible scar - a constant reminder of the piercing that once adorned your navel area.