How long do I have before my belly piercing closes?
If the piercing is completely healed, then it can take anywhere from a couple of weeks up to several years to fully close. Many women report that their piercing never ‘fully’ heals and that a small bump or hole is still visible after several years.
It should be fine. Most high waisted jeans only go up to right below your belly button. If your jeans do cover it, having a peircing probably won’t cause problems, as long as the jeans aren’t super tight in that area and they don’t press the piercing into your skin in an uncomfortable way.
How long can you leave a belly button ring out before it closes? Instead, the skin simply closes over the hole. Within the first 6 months this piercing can close in a matter of hours. After a year, it can take days or even weeks to close.
How tight should a belly piercing be?
The time to close up a hole is not when the piercing is infected. While you may think that removing jewelry seems like a good idea when the infection has set in, it’s not. Dermatologists caution against removal as the infection can get trapped if the hole closes.
Fresh belly piercings tend to close quickly. If you’ve had one for years, it can close in a few weeks, but for some people it can take longer. Make sure you clean the area regularly until it’s fully healed. If you want to keep your piercing for the long term, put jewelry in it all the time.