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Ear & Body Piercing/Belly button ring wouldn't go in


I bought a belly button piercing kit off amazon, all the reviews were great. I had my sister in law try and pierce it but I believe she did it too slow. I mean, the needle went through but she couldn't follow it with the ring all the way through. She tried for about 5-8 minutes until I started blacking out and fainting. I was wondering how long until I could get it re-pierced or go to a professional and get it re-pierce

Hi Isabella,
Sorry to read about your struggle. I presume you have drawn a similar conclusion that kits are not safe and piercing should be left to experienced professionals.

The longer you wait, the easier it should be. At least let the skin get back to the same texture as before, and be sure that there is no swelling, tenderness or discoloration. This can take weeks or months depending on the amount of damage done.

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Brian Skellie


I can answer questions in regards to and not limited to: jewelry safety, specifically material, shape, proportion, and related issues; aseptic technique and sterilization as it applies to piercing safety; ethical issues of technique and bedside manner; the aftercare and recovery process for piercings. *Available for consultation.


Body artist and founder of Piercing Experience (1992), and SciCan Authorized Dealer of STATIM Sterilizers and related infection control products

Currently serving on the APP Board of Directors as President, formerly as Global Media Director 2013-2014, International Liaison 2010-13, Treasurer 1997-99. Over fifteen years with ASTM and APP.

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I regularly participate and teach in many APP and related body art educational programs. I keep current certifications for OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aid, and CPR.

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APP President's Award, Best Freehand Piercer, Best of Atlanta

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Tens of thousands of one on one client experiences as the founder of Piercing Experience in Atlanta, GA, USA *Body jewelry design and safety expert: Member ASTM committee F04( former Member AAMI ( Research advisor and educator for the APP for over a decade( teaching advanced studio setup, sterilization and equipment management, freehand piercing, aseptic/sterile technique and much more. Distributor and Body Art expert for SciCan StatIM sterilization and infection control products. and

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