Post # 1
I’m 23 years old and have had my belly button pierced for 7 years. I already feel like I am getting too old for it, but my SO still likes it and thinks I should keep it in.
I took it out for a week and it was already starting to close up even though i’ve had it for so long, but I can’t decide if I want it to close up for good or not yet! I still like it but at the same time I feel like I’m getting too old for it.
So I guess my questions are- Do you currently have one? Did you take it out or is it still in? When do you think it should be taken out for good?
Post # 3
When you begin thinking, “What’s the point of this thing, anyway?” that is the proper time to remove your piercings.
Post # 4
@StuporDuck: Meh well I kinda agree.. but I guess in this case, the point of this is “Hubby thinks it’s cute :P”
So.. I guess it can’t hurt to keep it. At least for a little while longer.
Post # 5
I’m 27 and still have mine. I don’t really even notice it, but I’m afraid of how it will look when it closes up.
Post # 6
I took it out at 24. I feel like once I graduated grad school, had a big girl job, and was out to find a husband, it is time to remove it.
It was great for my early 20s, but it would look so silly now.
Post # 7
I took mine out last year when I was 26..I was just like..eh theres no point anymore haha
Edit: I still see the hole..does it ever go away permanently?
Post # 8
I took mine out at 23, but it’s still open so I put a ring in there every 6 months or so to keep it open in case I ever change my mind.
Post # 9
I would think it is fine until around 29. Almost like hitting 30 marks a new, more mature era lol.
Post # 10
This is hilarious because i JUST took mine out this weekend! I am 25 and have had mine for 11 years (yes, I had a fairly lenient mother ) and just felt that it was time. I have my nose and lip pierced too but rarely wear a nose ring…My fiancee doesn’t care either way, she just doesn’t want my lip ring gone!
Post # 11
Whenever you start having babies!
Post # 12
one of the women i worked with before i moved to go to school was almost 40 and still had hers. three kids later, it looked odd cause the skin was stretched out. it like, i can’t describe it. but it looked awful, in my opinion.
my vote is either a) whenever you think “eh, i don’t see the point to this anymore” or b) when you start having kids.
Post # 13
I don’t think it’s really a matter of age. Whenever you get tired of a piercing, take it out. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18, 27 or 58.
Post # 14
@yogaqueen: In my experience, no, it never goes away. The hole closes up but the scar still remains 🙁 I have had my ring out for almost ten years now, and it still looks like I have the piercing 🙁
Post # 15
Ummm I have mine at almost 44 and it still looks fine – I have a flat stomach and hubby loves it.
So I will bite my tongue on several of the comments here and say as long as you like it then keep it.
Post # 16
@unixfairy: i hope i didn’t offend you. i’m sorry if i did.