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Weight loss and bellybutton piercing


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Hi, I've been thinking about getting my bellybutton pierced, as I have lost 15 lbs and have about 10 more to go! If I get it pierced would it look bad if I lose weight afterward? Would my skin be flabby around my piercing?? Will I be able to still exercise with my piercing?
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Congrats on the weight loss!

I don't know from first hand, but a couple of my friends said their belly buttons were tender when theirs was first done.  It's possible the sensitivity would interfere with you working out-so you may want to take that into consideration.
Congratulations on the weight loss and i hope you reach your goal soon! Well done so far!

My opinion is skip the belly button piercing. It is really generally considered fairly unsexy and totally unfashionable where I live in NYC. Your belly is much prettier without it!!!
I got mine pierced at the spur of the moment quite a few years ago...it was a little annoying for the first week but eventually healed...honestly it is out of style but since I have had it for 5 years now...I'll just keep it till I don't want it anymore...It won't affect your weight loss.....never has affected mine...It really isn't that big of a deal...I propbably would say don't bother...but hey it's up to you.
I've had my naval piercing for almost 10 years now.  It is really tender for the first week after you get pierced.  I would wait until you've lost all the weight you are working on losing only because the naval piercing (aka belly ring) can take up to 6 months to heal correctly and there are all sorts of infections you could get.  Make sure you use an antibacterial soap to clean it EVERY DAY and use a topical cream like neosporin on it every day. 
I don't know how it will look after you lose weight, I'm still waiting to see myself. I won't be spending any money on new body jewelry until I've lost all my weight - I currently don't have anything in there, but I do have one curved open barbell that I can put in there any time I want. 

Once you're pierced, and it's gone through the healing stages, you can take it out any time you want and put it back in any time you want.  I suggest you do some research on the pros and cons and the infections you can encounter as well as how to take care of those and how to properly care for your piercing BEFORE you actually get it done. :):)

Good luck and BTW - congrats on the 15lbs! :)
Congrats on your weight loss! I have always said that once I get down to my goal weight I want to get my bellybutton pierced as a reward to myself. I think it's a great idea :-)


-Elyse
Personally I don't really dig on the belly button peircings.  My tummy is cuter without.  But I will reward myself with a new tatoo when I get to goal.  Having a reward waiting for you is a great motivator....use your peircing as a reward and then you don't have to worry about anyway.
Well I have got to chime in on this one.

I got my belly pierced many years ago & took it out when I my belly got to big from prenancy. I worked out with mine for many years. It will be othersome for a while after the piercing & it is very important to keep it clean & moving.

I hope at some point I will have a belly that I can put my ring back in. But either way, if its something that you want as a reward, go for it.

I havent desiced between a new piercing or tatoo when I reach my goal.
I got mine pierced, then lost 30 pounds.  It looks just the same as always (well, except better cuz it's on a flatter tummy, lol)
I agree with nycgirl.  That fad is kind of over.  Most young women I know are just taking them out now because it's just not really seen as $EXY anymore...They are pretty much looked at with the same enthusiasm as earrings and they are harder to take care of in the beginning.  I've taken mine out but I'll always have a strange looking bellybutton because of the hole.  I'd say if you haven't already done it, don't do it.
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