Surgical steel is something of a mystery metal; there are roughly 450 different mixes that qualify as surgical steel. Pretty much all of them carry some content of nickel. Nickel is a known sensitizer (people become more sensitive through contact).
The “snake eyes” piercing is an oral piercing that we at Master Pierce have taken a stance against. It's considered a fad piercing, and, as with most fad piercings, there are multiple risks involved with it.
What makes or breaks the healing of a piercing is the aftercare. There are countless articles, blog posts, and websites out there that all claim to have the best tips and tricks to take care of your fresh piercing. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them rely on outdated procedures or fad-based ideas that aren't truly helpful.
As a whole, we at Master Pierce generally suggest that you wait until your child is old enough to ASK for the piercing. If your child has asked and has shown the ability to understand basic hygiene needs for a fresh wound, we encourage you to call us to schedule a consultation at (561)753-1770.
Much like navel piercings, a properly pierced industrial barbell is heavily dependent on anatomy. Forcing an industrial through ill-suited anatomy can result in physical damage to the surrounding area, warping of the ear, scarring, and even tissue loss in some extreme cases.
The anatomy of a navel is rather complex. Depending on the shape, curvature, and depth of your belly button, the piercing may not heal, and the jewelry could cause long-term damage to your body.