Best time to get belly button pierced?

Sorry if this is in the wrong category.

I've been wanting to get my belly button pierced for a while now, but I've been waiting until I'm absolutely sure I want it.

I've finally decided I want to do it, but I've been hearing things like Winter is the best time to pierce it because you won't be swimming, and then I've heard stuff like Summer is the best because the ocean water helps heal the piercing.

What time of year should I get it done? And do you have any tips on how to maintain it?

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    Yes, winter is generally the best time to get the piercing if you swim during the summer. Navels take 6-12 months to fully heal.

    People think ocean water heals piercings because sea salt soaks are a common aftercare method (though the industry is leaning towards sterile saline at this time, more on that later). This is not the case, the sea salt soaks you make at home with distilled water and filthy ocean water are not the same. The ocean is full of bacteria, chemicals, and other pollutants that you would then be exposing your open wound to. Any reputable piercer will tell you to avoid swimming with a fresh piercing.

    Your piercer will give you the aftercare information you need - the most important thing YOU need to do is research and find a reputable piercer in your area. There are more shitty piercers than good ones unfortunately.

    Likely, your piercer should recommend using sterile saline twice daily. Never use antibacterial soap, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, or ointments on your piercing.

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  • 5 years ago

    Okay anytime is fine. You will just have to stay away from things that will get it infected. You wash it it with some antibacterial soap make sure you wash it good. Because it will be bloody and filled with pus hot warm water works best.. Keep your fingers away if not sanitize. The person will give you information on it.. And once you change your piercing to another size it's just the same process over again....

    Source(s): I like just changed mine and I'm going through the first day process. with the the pus, blood, and minor pain.
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    5 years ago

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