If you've been contemplating when to take action and FINALLY get your belly button pierced, we have news for you -- winter can be a great time of year to get pierced!
Different seasons can have an effect on every piercing in a different way. While ear and nose piercings are particularly vulnerable in the cold, belly piercings can easily be tucked away from the elements in the wintertime, meanwhile avoiding the summer irritants during your healing period.
Summer Belly Piercings:
Can show off belly button ring immediately! 😊
Can't go swimming in pools or the ocean 😔
Hot weather can make fresh piercings swell 😰
Winter Belly Piercings:
Belly ring can heal before Summer activities 🌴🌺
New piercing gets to be safely tucked away behind soft sweaters & blankets 🧣
Can't show it off as easily 😭
Soooo, if belly rings aren't really on the forefront of anyone's minds during the winter, then why bother get it pierced? WELL, one of the biggest risks of getting pierced in the summer is the potential exposure to elements like dirt, chlorine, sweat, and sun. Though summer is one of the best opportunities to show off your belly, it also puts a fresh belly ring at a higher risk of infection.
Unless you are willing to stay out of the pool in the heat, it's best to get pierced during the off season. Additionally, in the heat of summer months, fresh piercings are especially prone to swelling. However, if you go into the summer with your belly ring mostly healed, there won't be much to worry about (plus, you may even be healed enough to change your jewelry into something new)!
Winter is a time when many of us tend to hibernate and vibe a bit. Why not use this cozy season to your advantage and get your belly piercing during a time when you can enjoy a bit of privacy? In the winter, your fresh belly piercing can be safely tucked away, shielded from the risks of irritation and infection. Spend those chilly evenings binge-watching your favorite shows, all while your belly button is busy healing and preparing for its summer debut.
Remember, there's never a wrong time to get a belly piercing – it's all about your choosing what's best for your lifestyle and embracing the spontaneous moments in life.