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Should I get my belly button pierced? Any cons in terms of skin health?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Piercings: There is always a risk of infection with any piercing. In addition, naval piercing jewelry may get snagged on your clothing and can become painful if there is tension.
Answered on Oct 23, 2015

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