Do Your Own Belly Button Piercing at Home! Some Important Steps…

August 23, 2016   811

Did you know? You can do belly button piercing at home. All you need to follow these steps.

Belly button piercing or navel piercing adds to your oomph factor! Most of the people came to know about navel piercing after watching Alicia Silverstone in Crying music video by Aerosmith in 1993.

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According to, navel piercing is the most popular piercing location for women, as nearly 33 percent choose it, which is larger than the other piercing placements like nose and ear. This stat figure just indicates how womenfolk are sought after the belly piercing. Right?

However, state laws and not having good piercing artists around make you to give up getting the belly button desire. Where there is a will, there is a way! You can pierce your belly button at home without professional help. Yes, it is possible. All you need to go through the methods given below:

Get Ready the Equipment:

Whether it’s a war or piercing, having right tool at the hand is important to avoid the last minute hassle. The piercing can go wrong and get infectious without the appropriate equipment. So, it makes sense to have these apparatus for piercing:

  • 14 Gauge Sterile Piercing Needle
  • 14 Gauge Belly Button Ring of Stainless Steel or Titanium
  • Alcohol or Disinfectant Solution
  • Body Ink Marker
  • Piercing Clamp
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Pair of Gloves

Note: Piercing needle means piercing needle! Don’t use safety pin or sewing needle to pierce your belly button.

Hygienic Environment is Must:

Getting right tools for piercing can’t be the guaranty of the safe piercing if the environment around is not neat and clean. For example, the dirty countertop and dust and dirt around make you prone to the infection. So, it is the wise and nice idea to clean them.

Disinfectant Your Hands:

Wash your hand with antibacterial soap. Later, apply hand rub to avoid even the least possibility of germs and bacteria on your hand. For an even safer option, you can try latex gloves to avoid the contact of hands.

Sterilize Your Tools and Equipment:

Besides, make sure to clean you all tool and equipment with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.  For that, immerse them in either of these solutions for few minutes. Remove them and let them dry on their own. You can use latex gloves to handle them in each process-from immersing to the removing. Sterilizing ensures you of the safety of your equipment.

Clean Your Belly Button:

After cleaning the tools, it is the time to clean belly button and the area around it. The proper cleaning will remove the debris and minimize the infection chances due to the piercing. It is very easy to do that!

Just take some rubbing alcohol onto cotton ball and wipe the belly button from inside and outside as well. Let the area dry naturally. You can also use the disinfected gel which is meant for the navel piercing. Also clean the surrounding area.

Get the Area Marked Where You Want to Have Piercing:

For getting the right placement, you must mark the area before piercing. It will also give an idea about the needle proceedings. Use a body ink marker to mark the entrance and exit locations of the needle. There must be nearly 4 inches distance between the navel and pierced hole. You can have it on the top or bottom. Check if the marks are aligned horizontally and vertically in standing position.

Use the Numbing Cream:

If you are conscious about the pain occurring from piercing, you can use numbing gel to make that area numb. It will block the nerves carrying the pain signal to the brain by numbing the area, thereby making you feel less pain. Use the numbing cream at least 30 minutes before the process.

Get Ready for Piercing:

  • Take the piercing clamp and hold the skin of the navel and pull it out from the body slightly. Make sure the entrance point you marked with the body ink must be placed into the center of the bottom half of the clamp. The exit point should be centered on the top half.
  • Use your left hand to hold the clamp, as you need a good hold on the needle with your dominant hand, if you are right handed.
  • Take the needle and push it through the entrance point hold between the clamps. It should be in one go. Breathe throughout the piercing process.
  • Insert the belly button ring.

In this way, you can have a safe and less painful piercing at home. However, if you’re not confident enough, you can take your friend help. Please follow the piercing aftercare to ward off the infections and swelling. Please see your doctor, if you notice unwanted signs after piercing like swelling or redness.

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