No matter how you look at it, piercing any part of your body will hurt the skin for sure. However, such pain will not last forever. As the time passes, it will heal too. In belly button piercing case, it will take about 1 year for it to fully heal, not just the look, but the feel as well.
There are signs of a healing belly button piercing that you can take a look at yourself though. Let’s get down to it and see which sign you are having right now. If you know the sign, you will understand whether or not you are okay to change the ring with new one.
Symptoms or signs of a healing piercing can be seen by the skin color, crust, or swelling after a month or two. You can change ring only when it is healed. In addition, keeping your navel piercing clean is essential if you want it to heal quickly & prevent infection.
First than anything, you will need to wait about a month or two after you get your belly button pierced. Don’t change the ring too quickly. At least, wait till the end of the normal healing period.
After a month or two, your piercing should appear healed. If that is the case with you, it means that your piercing is currently going through a good stage of healing period. It is just the starter though. You still need to continue with the aftercare to make the healing process faster that it was before.
See If the Skin Around Piercing Change Color
If you want to know exactly whether or not your piercing starts healing, you can see it from the color of the skin around the piercing. Signs of a healing belly piercing is shown by the skin color changing to color.
To be exact, it becomes the same color with the rest of the color of your stomach. If it is still red or pink, it would be either irritation or the piercing is still in the process of healing. Just giving it the care it needs and you’ll eventually come to see that the piercing could really be healed.
Check If You Find Any Crust Around Piercing
Other than the color, you should pay attention to dried crusts as well. Why, of course, it is because you will find fluid exuding out of belly button and just drying on the ring. That’s how you get the dried crusts.
If you find that there are some crusts around or on the jewelry, it means that the piercing is still healing. Of course, you are not allowed to change the ring even in this point. After all, we don’t want to irritate the belly button more and make it hard to heal as fast as we expect it to be.
Of course, you definitely can’t change the ring if your piercing is still swelling. It is a normal effect after getting the piercing. However, we can’t afford to worsen it, right? Sometimes it can be hard to tell if your belly piercing is infected or just irritated.
In this case, navel piercing healing sign can be seen if you see small part of the jewelry sticking out from the hole in the navel. If that is the case with you, it proves that there might still be some swelling there. However, if the inserted jewelry seems too large, it would be the case if there is no swelling. Go check it yourself.