Archive for April 27, 2013

Can I Wear A Belly Ring While Pregnant?

Pregnancy Belly Ring

Dear Belly Bling,

I have my belly pierced, but now that I’m pregnant, I’m wondering if I can still wear my old belly button rings?

-Mama’s Belly

Baby on Board Pregnancy Belly Ring

Baby on Board

Dear Mama’s Belly,

First, congratulations! Every new Mama with a belly piercing wonders the same thing. The good news is that yes, you can still wear a belly ring even as your tummy grows to accommodate your new little baby girl or new little baby boy.

Lots of changes are coming down the turnpike for you, Mama Belly. Not only are lots of changes happening to your body, but lots of emotional fluctuations might be occurring simultaneously. Change is a normal part of motherhood. Change is always happening to a Mom-To-Be, but change is also the norm for a mom of a toddler, a preschooler, or a tween. It’s one of those things that you have to adjust and accept as part of the joy of that little bundle that is on her way.

Pearl Flexible Belly Ring

Pearl Pregnancy Belly Ring

One of the physical changes that can impact your belly button ring is that expanding belly. Sometimes, for some people, their old belly rings fit just fine and no new rings are needed. Some people find, however, that their sensitivities all over their body has increased, including their navel piercing area. If your skin seems more prone to itchiness or rashes or simple dry skin, then change might be a good thing. Changing to a pregnancy belly ring might be the way to go. Pregnancy belly rings are often more flexible, which means they grow with you as your tummy and your baby grow! Maternity belly rings are often made with hypoallergenic materials for less skin irritation. So, you can feel comfy and feel secure in your state of mind that you are wearing the right pregnancy belly ring.

light up the night, baby

glitter and glow in the dark maternity belly ring

What you don’t want to do when with your belly piercing while you are pregnant is take your belly ring out and not put another one back in for 9 months. The problem with this, is your body may try to close up the pierced navel if no belly jewelry is worn at all. Do you remember how long it took to finalize that healed belly piercing? You don’t want to have to re-pierce your belly button all over again, if you don’t have to do so. Sometimes, not always because everyone is different, but scar tissue can form where a piercing has been made. If you have to re-pierce your navel all over again, it may be more difficult for your professional piercer. Remember to ALWAYS use a professional piercer when you get your belly button pierced. You can get your belly button pierced again, but save yourself from having to do a do-over if you can. You’ll save the hassle and some money by keeping a maternity navel ring in place during your pregnancy.

Pregnancy Belly Ring with Baby Feet

Do you hear the pitter patter of little baby feet?

Plus, here is the BEST part! You get to shop for more ultra-chic and oh-baby, oh-so-much fun pregnancy belly button rings! Oooo-la-la! Now, that wasn’t so hard was it? Check out our favorite maternity belly button rings that are just perfect for Mother’s Day or any day!

 

Hypoallergenic Belly Button Ring

Nickel-Free Belly Ring

Dear Belly Bling: New Belly Button Piercing & Healing

Change out your old belly ring for this new hot pink bling.

New Hot Pink Belly Ring

Dear Belly Bling, 

How long do I have to wait before I can change my belly ring?

-New Belly Ring Girl

Swap out your belly ring for this Circle Dangling Bead Belly Ring

Dear New Belly Ring Girl,

First, congratulations on your new belly ring!

It can take 3-12 months for a belly button piercing to completely heal. It varies from person to person. This does not mean you can’t shop for belly rings while you wait for the pierced belly button to finish healing! Some of our newest belly rings that we are excited about should keep you entertained while you wait.

Here are some signs that you are going to look for in order to determine if your new piercing has healed enough to change out the belly ring. There should be no crusting at the piercing site. You should be able to freely spin or move the belly ring around without it “sticking” or “pulling” on the healed skin around the site. If your belly button piercing has not completely healed yet, the tissue around the belly ring will still be slightly swollen and may still be developing a crust wear the ring inserts into your belly button. Make sure to follow all of your piercer’s advice on maintaining the piercing site and keeping the area clean.

When the time comes, and you are ready to change out your belly ring for another, make sure that the new ring has been sanitized and that the area around your piercing as well as your hands are clean. If an infection or oozing of any fluids develops, then, make sure to have your doctor take a look at it just to rule out possible infections. If you have waited patiently (we know it is hard!) you should be able to easily slide your old belly ring out and even clean the area in the shower with simple soap and water. Then, insert your newest and most fashionable belly ring into place and enjoy!

Happy Belly Ring Shopping,

The Belly Bling Fashionistas

 

Dear Belly Bling: Allergies, Colds, & Nose Rings

There she blows! Even with a nose ring.

Hot Nose Rings

Nose Rings & Allergies?

Dear Belly Bling,

I want to get my nose pierced but I’m worried that because I have allergies, I won’t be able to blow my nose. How do you clear out your sinuses with a nose ring?

- Sneezy Bling Girl

bless you

ach-hoo via dainty blooms

Dear Sneezy Bling Girl,

We are thrilled to tell you that yes, you can get your nose pierced even if you have allergies. Obviously, as with anything that involves your body, you can reassure yourself if you are really worried about it by clearing it with your family doctor first. However, most of us here at Belly Bling have allergies or get colds and we love our nose rings!

First, don’t get your nose pierced during peak allergy season, just to make things easier. After you get your nose pierced your immune system is working hard as your nose heals, so, it doesn’t make sense to get the piercing when your body is going to be working hard dealing with the sneezes and itchy eyes of peak allergy or flu season. Instead, get your nose pierced when the worst of it is over.

Yes, you can blow your nose and have your nose pierced! You do want to be careful in the initial few weeks after first getting your nose pierced – gentle there she blows! However, after that, it’s really quite easy to blow your nose. Some people just move the ring or the stud to the side and some people simply blow their noses without thinking about it. You’ll find out that it’s not that big of a deal once you get use to it all.

Get inspired to get your nose pierced with some of our favorite nose ring fashion must haves!

Blessings and Bling,

Belly Bling

bless you jewelry

bless you via Julian Gray