The often misunderstood"Keloid".
Well here's the skinny on "what it is" and "how it happens". A keloid is a grouping of disorganized skin cells formed in locations of injury where the surface tissue has been damaged or cut. Often referred to as "scar tissue", this tissue because of it's disorganised structure doesn't stretch ( if it does, it doesn't stretch as far as the surrounding normal tissue ). Deep burns, deep cuts and other more invasive injuries will form keloids to fill in the area of damage to protect the bodies inner workings.
Body piercings do not form keloids because the body is guarded from the outside by the jewellery in the piercing, so the body forms a "fistula*" (*a tube of skin ) this is actual organised skin cells that have the ability to stretch unlike scar tissue. Lumps and bumps beside the piercings are quite often called Keloids but this is a mistake made by most inexperienced body piercers ( generally due to a lack of further training and self education ). These bumps are another animal all together known as a "Hypertrophic Reaction".
Hypertrophic Reactions are just what the name infers a "reaction" generally a hypertrophic reaction can occur with any organs in or on the human body ( skin is an organ ). When they occur with a piercing, it's due to the application of an irritant ( generally the cleaner or disinfectant that has been recommended to clean and heal the piercing ). The application of this or the over use of these agents cause irritation to the new "fistula" the body is forming and thus the "reaction" occurs. A bump generally reddish in color will form near or at the entry or exit point of the piercing.
The client will at discovery of this bump, unknowingly apply even more cleaner or aftercare solution or spray and thus annoy the tissue even more. Simply ceasing the application of products and irrigating the piercing daily under running water has been found effective is 99% of the clients who have formed "hypertrophic reactions". The time period to see a change in this reaction can be from a few days to a couple of weeks. I hope you have found the above enlightening and informative and is based on over 16 years of experience professionally providing several thousand piercings over that time period.Jzuk
Most navel piercings are done at a 14 gauge. the normal length for navel piercings is between 3/8 and 7/16 of an inch
They don't do them at all
Actually it's Navel piercings no one pierces a belly button.
Its not just navel piercings that can reject, its all piercings! Its a risk you take when you get the piercing done. Your body simply sees the piercing as a bad thing and pushes it out, You can try again with the piercing but it is not recommended in the same place.
The only time navel piercings really hurt is when you have the needle going through you. After that unless you bump it on things or it gets infected, it shouldn't hurt.
navel, nipple, genital, and surface piercings that are on the back, abdomen, hips, thighs, etc
Popular piercing sites include the ear, nasal septum, eyebrow, tongue, cheek, navel, labia, and penis.
No she doesn't have her navel pierced
no, its not like its gonna go into your blood or something.
As long as you follow the aftercare given to you by your piercer, there are no risks involved in navel piercings. There are no nerves or viens in that area of your body. Edit: As far as i know, theres no definite risks. Infection is a probablitie for any piercing, and from my research, its quite common on naval piercings so make sure you keep it clean (:
Actually, no. Oral piercings are among the piercings that rarely get infected; that is, if they are taken care of properly. The piercings that are the most prone to infection are the navel and ear cartilage piercings.
The most popular piercing for females is either lobe piercings or, in recent times, navel piercings.
If you are under 18, you need parental consent to get piercings. If you are 18 or over, you can sign for piercings yourself.
Parents permission is needed or you have to be 18.
If you have to ask this question then you shouldn't be piercing yourself. Save up and just go to a professional. Navel piercings are surface piercings and they need special care to avoid rejection.
Britney Spears has three ear piercings on her right ear, 1-2 ear piercings on her left ear, and one navel piercing.
it's better to get a curved barbells, it fits better.
There are no gay,not gay piercings contrary to popular opinion.
Nope. Navel piercings are pretty painless though.
All navel piercings are crooked to some extent. Now if yours is completely lopsided then it would be best to take it out and get it repierced.
Bacterial growth causes your navel to smell.
There are two types: the top of the belly button or bottom of the belly button.
No that's just uban legend. Nothing too it.
Find yourself a bit better question to ask. _____ There are roughly 3-6 million people with pierced navel piercings, and roughly 5-6 billion people without navel piercings.