Kids, don’t pierce your bellybutton. It never heals over and can get infected. I finally took mine out after 3.5 years. It was fun for the first six months or so, and then it was just annoying. I was forewarned that bellybutton piercings don’t heal over, but I didn’t listen. This isn’t an anti-piercing message, just pierce something else instead. Though probably not your tongue — research has shown that certain kinds of mouth infections can cause other health problems, and tongue piercings cause certain kinds of mouth infections. Actually I’ve heard that eyebrow piercings don’t work out so well in the long run either. I guess you should stick to the good-old time-tested nose and ears. How boring.

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