Originally Posted by sumosmom
I love mine, too. I'm a very conservative person otherwise, but I feel a little bit of glee at knowing that no one would ever guess I have one!
How long did yours take to fully heal? Do you change out your jewelry often or wear the same one?
I have a little bump on mine and the tea tree oil is helping, but my piercer wants to change the ring to a curved barbell. I'm hoping it doesn't hurt much to change it now, since it's not healed yet (and well, that's the reason he wants to change it, actually - because the ring seems to be irritating it more because it's leaning to the side)!
I still have the same barbell in that it was pierced with. It has a silver ball on top and a pretty dark blue gem on the bottom that rests in my navel. The place I went to was fabulous, extremely professional and clean. They were voted one of the best places to get a tattoo or piercing in the Seattle area. I was very impressed and would recommend it to anyone.
I was told that getting a ring vs. a barbell at the initial piercing wasn't a good idea b/c it spins and delays the healing process. But who knows? I've also heard since then that rings are better because
they spin. I don't really know, though. Mine took about 3 months to completely heal and no longer be sensitive. But it wasn't until about a year later that I could swim in a chlorinated pool without it getting irritated or infected. A lot of people will cover them when they go swimming until they are fully healed.
I have thought about changing my barbell, but I honestly haven't found one that I love enough to try. I really like the ones that have a dangly thing of jewels that hang off the top, but again just haven't gotten around to finding one I like enough to spend the money on (tight budget, what can I say?
It is kinda cool to know you have one and that no one would suspect you