Hello Lovelies :D
Okay, so I need a second (hooping) opinion. I've been wanting to get my belly button pierced, and I was all ready to get it done when a thought struck me...
Does this affect hooping?
I'd never thought about it in terms of hooping before...would I have to stop hooping for a period of time? If so how long? Is it worth getting it pierced?
I mean I know it would look good an' all, but yeah...
While I'm on the subject (I'm rambling, I know) what would the situation be with hip/nape piercings? And out of interest, do you have any piercings that factor into your hooping?
I just got my belly button done a couple months ago, and was worried about hooping.. I only had to wait about 2 weeks before waist hooping, and now I don't even notice it! i haven't tried it with dangly rings, but with a regular barbell, it's totally fine, and I'm glad I got it done! :)
not sure about hip or nape piercings, sorry.
I had my nape pierced for three years before I started hooping and was never able to neck hoop on it, in fact I ended up damaging it enough that I had to remove it just from the hoop accidentally making it's way up there while I was learning to chest hoop.
I wanted to get dermals put in on my stomach, or chest, but i asked my one of my girlfriends who's a piercer and she said they would rip out and i would waste my money
I have 9 piercings atm and I can tell you one thing... after getting it done, you will have to wait for it to heal which will take, depending on your body, around 4-6 weeks (and its most definitly not the piercing that takes the most time to heal! and it wont be half a year - year, except your body is really having problems with the healing process which is rather unlikely in most cases...)...
But dont worry too much, because as soon as you feel comfortable with it, dont limit yourself too much! if you feel like you can waist hoop again, do it. If you think you should wait some more then definitly do it. Trust your body and listen to it.
However, as soon as its healed you wont even notice it anymore, it becomes a part of your body, just like your pinky or something :D
BUT: I really recommend not to get your hips pierced. Not only because of the hooping! Its in general a tricky thing because its a surface piercing...the belly button is aswell but the hip piercing is way more likely to grow out which can leave an ugly scar. and when youre hooping it will probably grow out even faster... some people are lucky and their hip piercings dont grow out at all or as fast but that is usually the minority of people... your belly button piericng could grow out aswell but that doesnt happen as often, so chances are good!
good luck! :)
Thankyou! (and to everyone else's comments too ^_^)
Yeah, I don't particularly want my hips pierced, it was more just out of interest while piercings were on my mind :)...my friend had them and they looked absolutely stunning, but as you say, they left very ugly scars. But she decided to get gorgeous swallow tattoos over them so it was all good in the end, haha :D
I'm still a little bit unsure, but at least I know that if I DO decide to have my belly button done, I'm going to be doing a lot of knee-hooping! :D
I say go for it if you want it, just don't hoop on it while it's healing. Though I'm a huge fan of any and all piercings.
Go for it! You can practice chest hooping while your belly button heals.
*bumpity bump* I had lovely wonderful hip piercings once upon a time: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/MeowAllieCat/6289_1116910814...
They were surface piercings, with probably two inches of bioplast under my skin. I eventually had to take them out. *sadface* Lately the idea of getting them done again has been calling to me (mostly because I won't have to wear obtrusive business clothing when I'm in beauty school, and they can properly heal). But, based on my history with surface piercings & rejection, it seems like implants might be a better choice.
Does anyone have implant piercings? If so, are they bothered by hooping after they're healed? I know that during the healing process I'll have to take it easy and do mostly off-body hooping, and that if I tried to use my old "starter" hoop that now seems to weigh 30 pounds it'd cause problems. But does anyone have experience with lightweight hoops & hip piercings? Many thanks. :)