Do belly buttons piercings hurt? What is the risk of infection?
I can only speak for myself, but mine didn’t. It was pretty quick and hurt for only a split second. No local anesthetic applied, just a straight up piercing. Any piercing comes with a risk of infection. Keep it clean and follow the aftercare instructions you are given and you should be just fine. I washed the area every day with anti-bacterial soap and applied an antibacterial ointment afterwards for the first 30 days. I had no infection or even mild discomfort. As has been said though, you must keep the area clean and care for the piercing properly. If you seem to be developing any redness or irritation afterwards, see your physician ASAP. I have had mine pierced for almost 10 years trouble free. Always go to a reputable establishment for piercings. I insist that this goes a long way towards lessening the potential for infections of new piercings. I loved the guy who did mine. He was careful, clean, showed me each item as he opened it so I could see it was new. The most important part
In my opinion belly button piercings hurt as much or more than tatoos. But every person is different. If you want honesty though I’m telling you it hurts. I was also told infection is very common in belly button piercings and mine did get infected. I don’t know medically speaking what the exact risk is.