It was back in 2007 close to my16th birthday..
I was asking my mum whether i should get it done or not but she said ’its up to you. if you want it done consider it your birthday present.
so we went to the local tattoo and piercing studio a few days later.
i was looking at the belly bars that were near the piercing room and found the one i liked, it was a bio flex bar with a light blue-grey stone.
As soon as i was called into the room i dragged my mum along with me thinking ’oh god this is going to hurt’.
but she helped me more that what she thought she could by distracting me then ’jab’.
It was the worst pain i’ve ever felt but it was worth it for something so pretty :)
I had wanted a belly button ring for manys years but my husband at the time disliked them intensely, so I couldn’t get one. However the day after our divorce I went to the local tatoo parlour and got one. I’ve had it ever since (12yrs now). It was my divorce present to my self LOL!
I had wanted to get my belly pierced for years, but by my mum’s rule I had to wait until I was 18. I booked the appointment for a few days after my birthday at my local Essential Beauty which is at my local shopping centre where I also work, to be done on my half hour lunch break. 1pm came around, and after taking a few minutes to prepare myself, I met my friends and headed over to get it done. The piercing was was over before I knew it, and barely hurt at all, which was lucky considering I had an afternoon at work to finish. My colleagues could hardly believe I had just got a piercing on my lunch break, and I took frequent toilet trips to admire my new piercing.
the 1st time i got my navel peirced was horrifying. i was 20 and i finally worked up the courage to get it done after years of fantisising. so i went into my local peircings place and all was going well untill the piercer stuck the needle in and couldnt get it through. at first he said it must be because my tummy was to taught. but after about 10 minutes of him pushing and pushing he and another guy who worked there finnally got it through.
after 3 years it still had not healed. so i took it out.
about 2 years after that i went and had it repeirced.
i found out that every time he tried to push the needle through my skin he created a jagged edge
since having it repierced i love it and have had no problems watso ever
belly beebe 32
there’s 4 weeks of school left, so me and my friend had said to each other lets get bellys pierced so that way we can swim on the holidays as we’re at boarding school. so we thought out plan was bullet pproof when the dorm mistress said that we were doing a trip to the city. we were so excited, but by wednesday the teacher said it was cancelled. we were so keen to get it done so we asked one of the dorm staff to take us for a day trip to the city, she agreed. we got to the piercing place and my friend went before me, she came out and said it hurt a little. i got really nervous, soon enough i was laying on the bed and the girl was cleaning my belly. then i felt the clamp and she walked away i thought to myself what is she doing she turned around and said are you feeling alright i said i was really nervous about the piercing and she looked at me and laughed and said its done darl. i felt like an idiot because i layed there for about 2 minutes.
was one of the randomest of my teenage life.
It’s kind of a right of passage in my family to get your navel pierced in highschool ( both my older sisters, my cousins,ect all have them done), however my Dad is vey old school when it comes to parenting and told all three daughters strictly no body piercings but you know, that’s just asking for trouble
anyway on the day...
It was bucketing down rain and I had a half day at school, seeing that I had the perfect chance to do some secret shopping,I took the bus into town and ran through the freezing cold rain in my white school shirt...lovely right? feeling about as graceful as a drowned rat, I decided I needed a pick me up, then I walked past this cute little hair and beauty boutique and figured it must be fate.
since I’m under 18 they needed an parents approval YAY! mum has the day off work
me - hey mum can you I get my bel-
dad - It’s Dad
me *thinks - OMG CRAP* where’s mum?
dad - she’s busy
me - it’ll take a sec-
dad - she’s trying to get the car going
me - well go get her
dad - what do you want?
me - .... it’s errr... girl time issues ? *thinks - how the hell is he going to believe that*
dad - ew GOD --
*mumbles in background*
mum - what’s going on? are you ok?
me - finally I’m getting my navel pierced can you tell the piercer it’s all ok?
mum - ohh. yeah it’s cool.
me - yay :3 thanks
*end of convo*
it’s been three monthes and counting and my dad still doesn’t know, what’s worse is that my 26 year sister is worried if he ever found out she has her’s done... and she’s married :\
so, i went to shop with my best friend and dad.
we chose out the bar and i was freaking out so much
i went in and she was calming me down and getting ready
when she pierced it i squeaked, after it was done
she told me that i had put the numbing cream in the wrong spot
and that it made no difference, i was so happy cause it looked so cute
it was my 16th birthday and my 18 year old cousin didnt know what to get me so she took me to get my belly button pierced. so it was all well and good and i went and got it done and the girl before me had to get her belly clamped because she was too skinny and toned and she was crying so i went in scared and anyway the guy did it and after i was sitting in the car and my cousin was driving me home and i said you know if i tell my parents theyll kill us and she looked at me and she looked so scared and she called me every name under the sun, anyway we managaed to keep in a secret until about two weeks after i had it done and dad only found out because i was stupid enough to tell my brothers girlfriend at the time who told my brother and my brother told my dad
We were on holidays in 2008 in Queensland on the Gold Coast.
I wanted my belly button pierced desperately but the ’rents’ were a bit cagey over it.
In a moment of solidarity - mum took my side and said you are only young once and she said she’d take me for my birthday. We went to a piercing shop in Surfer’s Paradise where I was in my total element!
I had a lovely girl talk to mum and I about it all and then she took me into the room and mum came to watch. It was no big deal - a small quick prickle of pain and then I had my bling in my button!
I love my belly button piercing and everytime I look at it I remember my 16th birthday and while others where getting theirs done on schoolies... I got to share my special moment with mum xoxo
Well when i decided to get my belly done i was really scared. I went with my best mates to get it done. So i booked my appointment and waited for it to come around. my friends kept telling me nah it dont hurt, it only feels like pinch and all. so at this stage i was feeling pretty confidant. when it came around to the appointment, i walked into the room laided down and braces myself. i felt the piler things grab my belly and thinking aww this must be the pinch. then a few seconds later i felt the needle go in, i flushed all over. thinking it was over i looked and she was getting ready to but the navel in. i was swearing my head off. when i went outside, i seen my friends and this guy i liked. they were laughing at me, because i looked so pale. thats how scared i got ahah .
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“My TummyToy sterling silver sleeper belly ring was the purchase I ever made online. I was working at McDonalds and I was 15 and I thought your products were so cool and different I decided to make the (then) very extreme decision to actually purchase something from the internet! Haha! That was nearly 8 years ago now and I just took it out earlier today to give it a polish and realised how long it had been. I still love my belly ring dearly and have not taken it out other than for a clean. I just wanted to say that I still think your products are so cool and the quality is outstanding. Thank you for giving me my first and favourite internet purchase ever.“
“I had been having a lot of trouble with infections since I had my belly pierced eight months ago. I thought this may be due to the titanium in the cheaper style rings so purchased this silver one in the hope it would help. I'm pleased to report it has worked, so I will now be looking at getting the silver rings with gem stones.“
“I just recently found your website & I love it!!! I bought a sterling silver belly ring (I have an allergy to nickel & had a hard time finding these type of rings). I received my belly ring today & LOVE it!! It is so pretty & easy to put in!!! I just bought a charm to go with it & I can't wait for it to come in.“
“Just letting you know the present arrived yesterday for my partner’s birthday that I ordered earlier this week. She was extremely impressed and overwhelmed with the surprise. She cannot wait till we see each other in January to thank me for it. Again, thank you for the wonderful service and product that you provided.“
“I love my new products, the stainless steel sleeper belly ring and the saltwater silver Quartz sleeper charm look beautiful together, natural and classy! They are both extremely comfortable to wear and unlike belly bars they do not catch on clothing, especially high waisted items! I would recommend this product to anybody, in particular those whose piercings are prone to irritation or soreness.“
“Good morning Helene, The gift went very well and was quiet a surprise for my friends birthday. It finally arrived considering the issue we had with Australia Post, they weren't always too helpful, I have addressed that issue with them already, just awaiting for a reply from them. The service and support that you provided was extremely appreciated and professional, I thank you very much for that. I have liked the products and service from your company, which is obvious by me placing another order for my wonderful partner for her birthday which she will receive by the weekend, fingers cross. I have also been trying to do this while overseas with work, so the time difference is difficult. Thank you for everything and keep up the awesome work and customer service.“
“I got my navel pierced for my birthday last year and, as I am sure many of you know, these things heal relatively slowly, with fits and starts of irritation. I was using the original piercing jewelry (stainless steel barbell) but, of course, it would get caught on something every now and then and there would be another bout of irritation, Plus, stainless just isn't the same as gold or silver for me. I found Tummy Toys online and found the sleeper belly ring - silver and meant for comfort - and figured that I had to try it. Well, I order it and some other jewelry. I live in the U.S. and I was given a deliver by date of 10/9. The jewelry arrived about September 5th, which was great. But the silver sleeper belly ring is really the star. It is comfortable and doesn't get caught on clothing. The metal does not irritate my piercing. I am so happy! If you have trouble with irritating metal or jewelry that gets caught on clothing, Tummy Toys is a must buy!“