Belly button piercings take at least 6 months to fully heal ( up to a year ) and it's far from safe to go swimming ( sea/pool ) with an unhealed piercing. I had to wait a while for it to completly heal so I could get it pierced again. 1. 2. , no bathing in a tube for at least 5 to 6 MONTHS !!!. If you’re going swimming in a lake, pond, ocean, or other body of water that isn’t being treated then you could be opening the wound up to infection and bacteria. My belly button was my least painful piercing. Belly button piercings have become very popular lately, but they can take quite a long time to heal. The chlorine in a pool reduces the number of bacteria. ANSWER 0 LilMunchkin ANSWERS: 4. Just with any other piercing you need to be very careful with swimming, especially in ocean water, because it's healing skin and an open sore. i got my belly button pierced last week, and in 3 months am going on vacation. No you cannot go swimming with it, at least it is not recommended. Body piercing uses a cannula, or hollow needle, to make a clean slice through skin. I was thinking it might not be a good idea because of the Chlorine. Because the needle enters the skin and comes out the other side, a piercing should be treated like any other puncture wound. But what odds of harm are you prepared to accept? Swimming in the saltwater of the ocean is better than in a chlorinated pool, but to be safe, you should cover your piercing with a waterproof bandage that forms a seal all the way around it. I had my belly button pierced a few days ago will it be alright if I went for a swim? but if you feel any pain, go out and rinse that area with water. I Had My belly button pierced on Tuesday and next Thursday we are planning on going to the beach and I would really like to go swimming in the sea. this video is about my experience with my belly piercing and how my swimming experience went! Got it done again. I need to remind you to keep that new piercing absolutely clean. Signs of infection. If you must swim before the site has fully healed, consider protecting the area with a waterproof dressing that makes a tight seal over the skin. A good way to help speed up the healing is to take a warm glass of water (a little over 1/2 full) put a couple of tablespoons of salt in it (making sure its nice and dissolved in the water) bend over and put the glass around your belly button and go sit down and watch tv, read, do homework ect and leave it there for 20 mins. Actually, swimming in the sea is good for a piercing. It was hard to wait. 5 Answers. The shop I went to is located in Florida. Didn't really hurt too bad. So just swim in the ocean. Jul 4, 2019 - Explore Taylor Mills's board "Belly button piercings", followed by 108 people on Pinterest. Follow by a rinse in clean water to remove any soap residue. Which can make your stomach reject the piercing, and that is a painful process. Using a sterile cotton bud wet the area and then apply a few drops of antibacterial soap, rubbing gently to clean. The UK's National Health Service (NHS) advises, "After having a piercing, it is important to keep the area clean and dry. Belly Button Piercing Swimming When one gets a new belly button piercing, some of the things that may seem harmless may end up causing infections. I'm a swimmer, and I swim 5-7 times a week. I was more upset that I had messed up my beloved jewlery. 1 decade ago. 1. Candice. belly button (navel) – 6 months to 1 year nose – up to 6 months ; tongue – 2 to 4 weeks; Swimming. Would I be able to or would I have to just watch everyone else have fun in the sea whilst I sit on the beach?? 6 Answers. Personally I think belly button rings are more attractive. Favorite Answer. But you could get charged anywhere from 40-60 dollars. No matter how clean the water might look, bacteria and other organisms can enter the wound. Trish. 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