It is legal to get a body piercing at age 14 in the United States, except in Mississippi and South Carolina. A number of other states require the written consent of a parent or guardian.
States have the power to enact regulations regarding tattooing and body piercing for minors. There are 35 states that require individuals under the age of 18 to have a parent or legal guardian's written consent for body piercings. Sixteen states require the presence of a minor's parent or guardian to obtain a body piercing.
Mississippi prohibits all minors from obtaining a piercing, even with consent. South Carolina prohibits piercings for all minors, and requires written consent for individuals between the ages of 18 and 21.Learn More
A belly button ring can be removed by soaking the area in warm water and unhooking the ball that is either located at the top or the bottom of the belly ring in order to keep it in place. Sometimes, belly button rings can be difficult to remove and for these cases, it is recommended to try to first take a shower in warm water to loosen the area.Full Answer >
Belly button piercings are very popular with both men and women. It is very important to go to a licensed professional that works in an established piercing shop for a belly button piercing. Always make sure that you are in a clean environment and that the piercing expert follows all sanitation procedures before piercing you.Full Answer >
Signs that a belly button piercing is being rejected by the body include prolonged irritation, the thinning of the skin that is holding the piercing in and the increase in discharge that is leaking from the piercing holes. Piercing rejection in also identified as migration of the piercing.Full Answer >
A belly button piercing can take from six months to a year to fully close and heal, depending on how long the piercing was in place. A naval piercing can take longer to heal if there has been any kind of infection, scar tissue build-up or tearing of the hole.Full Answer >