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What do they do to pierce your belly button...what steps?

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Piercing a Belly Button with a Safety PinI would have to say no! That would be a stupid idea. Your belly button would most likely get infected. If you want it pierced, go to a professional.

You need a steel that will not deposit nickel salts into your body causing you to become sensitive or allergic to the jewelry. It can also cause infections. You need to use 316L or 316LVM Surgical/implant grade stainless steel.

The reasons you should not attempt to pierce your self should be obvious, but for those who think it's a "DIY" project, here's some food for thought.

Infection and contraction of MRSA, HIV, Meningitis, Hepatitis and Tetanus are all very serious health issues, MRSA is an antibiotic resistant bacteria that can in most cases land the unlucky individual in the hospital (and has been responsible for serious deformities and deaths). These infections has been caused by using unsterilized equipment and materials. Sterilization is not achieved by pouring alcohol over needles and jewellery, or burning these items over a fire or exposed flame. Microorganisms live in the fine fissures and cracks in needles and jewellery and only the high temperature and pressure of a steam Autoclave can render these and many other bacteria harmless.

The above reasons alone should be enough to sway anyone from thinking they can do it themselves. Professional body piercers have years for hands on training and education to enable them to make any piercing "look simple", when in fact they are considering dozens of things when they lay out a piercing and actually do it. So consider your lack of knowledge, training and skills before you attempt to do any self piercing, once you pierce it, it's damaged tissue. This makes it even more difficult for a professional piercer to leave you with a great looking piercing when the area we have to work with is damaged by self inflicted attempts.

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How do you pierce you own belly button?

You should not pierce your own belly button. In most cases you get infections.

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Is there only one place to pierce your belly button?

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just stab urself with a ring and find out

Can you pierce your belly button with a push pin?

No. Go to an expert to get it done.

How old do you have to be to pierce your belly button in California?

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Get some ice from the freezer Rub it on your belly button put the pin through done ;)

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How long until you can go into the ocean after you pierce your belly button?

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How big is the needle they use to pierce your belly button?

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