Since the skin around the navel is quite fleshy, belly piercings hurt less than other piercing types, like cartilage piercings.
In the days after you receive your belly piercing, you’ll most likely feel some discomfort, including swelling, throbbing, and some aching.
This is normal.
Does a belly button piercing hurt?
Does a Belly Button Piercing Hurt a Lot? Good news: most people say that belly button piercings don’t hurt that much. They’re comparable to ear lobe piercings in terms of pain. If you’ve gotten your ear or nose cartilage pierced before, that type of piercing usually hurts more than a belly button piercing.
What is the most painful piercing you can get?
Earlobe, navel, tongue and eyebrow piercings are the least painful. Septum, labret, dermal (surface) piercings, cartilage piercings, nostril and male intimate piercings are typically a medium level of pain for most. The most painful piercings are in sensitive areas, ie. nipple and intimate piercings (for females.)
How long does a belly button piercing hurt?
Because it takes six to 12 months for a navel piercing to fully heal, it is very common to experience redness, soreness/pain, and swelling for up to a year. Do not mistake these signs for an infection.
Does a belly piercing hurt more than a tattoo?
Some find piercings worse, some find tattoo’s worse. The initial pain of the piercing might hurt more, however your tattoo is going to continue on until it’s done and it’s going to hurt a little more as you get sorer. In the coming days, the tattoo is going to hurt a lot more than a piercing will as they’re healing.