Question by  graycat (174)

What is needed for a home naval piercing?

My sister wants me to pierce her naval at home.


Answer by  pincushion (16)

You should never do this type of piercing (navel piercing) at home. You should go to see an authorised, specialist practitioner who has all the proper equipment and necessary training. Home piercings of this type are dangerous and can lead to serious complications.


Answer by  localgirl808 (405)

Try to talk her into having a professional do the job--it will be much cleaner, safer and less painful that way. If she insists on doing it at home, though, disinfect the area with rubbing alcohol before doing the piercing and use a new (i. e. never-used) needle. Wear clean, never-used latex gloves at all times.


Answer by  Li (95)

DO NOT do this for your sister - or anyone else! Now, please don't think I'm against piercings. I'm not. I have 24 piercings, all healthy. To be safe you need to go to a professional using sterile equipment. DON'T do it at home, get a pro.


Answer by  SallyJ (1010)

Amatuer body piercing at home is never a good idea. The risks associated with piercing (injury, infection etc) are too great. Your sister should go to a trained professional.


Answer by  Molae06 (1467)

You can buy hollow piercing needles online which is what would need to be used. Other than that just cotton balls and a cleaning solution for piercings. Instructions are available on websites around the internet.


Answer by  Marie74 (168)

Mainly you need a large needle, alcohol, and the piercing that you plan on using. Just make sure that you use the alcohol to make sure that everything is sanitary and clean. Thats pretty much all, but it is still safer to go to a professional to get it done.


Answer by  bean11 (2803)

This is a bad idea, but if you're going to do it you just need a long needle (like a straight-pin) and some ice and a surgical steel ring.


Answer by  h (364)

For a home naval piercing you should have a 14g needle. Make sure that the needle is sterilized before using it. Also make sure that you wash your hands before starting the piercing process. It is also a good idea to wear gloves during the piercing to minimize the risk of infection.


Answer by  Jolie (1227)

First of all, a sterilized piercing needle. Also you need cotton balls to sterilize the area that you will be piercing. Finally, make sure to numb the area with ice.


Answer by  Gingercakes (920)

Lets see... you will need a needle or pin, some kind of antiseptic, and the naval ring she wants to wear. You can use ice to numb the area so it is not so painful. Also, she may not want to take any blood thinners, like asprin, for a few days prior to the piercing.


Answer by  Bernadette (66)

You will need rubbing alcohol to disinfect the area, a very sharp needle, and a ring to leave in the piercing to keep it open.

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