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.Know More
If the belly button ring will still not come out then do not place any strain on the belly button ring. This can breed infection and cause numerous health issues. For captive belly rings and other special belly rings that are difficult to remove, return to the piercer and ask for assistance. A piercer has special tools that they can use to carefully and safely remove the belly button ring.
If a person has never removed their belly button ring before and this will be the first time since the piercing was placed on the body, then the person should have the piercer do this change. The piercer will be able to replace the original belly button ring with a new belly button ring and ensure that the area is not infected. It typically takes 3-12 months for a new belly button piercing to fully heal.Learn more about Piercing
The legal age to get a belly button piercing is 18 years in most states, as of 2013. However, some states allow minors to get belly button piercings with written consent from their legal guardians.Full Answer >
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.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 >
Most lip piercings require a minimum of six to eight weeks to heal, and the original jewelry is best left in place during this time to promote healing, according to About.com. Some specialized lip piercings require up to three months to heal, and it is important to follow the advice of a piercing professional to prevent complications.Full Answer >