Piercings and Tatoos

Ashlee - posted on 06/24/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Does anyone have any piercings or tatoos that are being effected by your pregnancy?

I am almost 30 weeks and have my belly pierced and got a maternity ring so that I wouldn't have to take it out, I still might have to because it itches like crazy, but I also know that everyone is different, but I risk strange stretch marks, or it closing.

My tatoo is on my foot, so aside from the swelling hands and feet making it puff a little haha it always looks normal!

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Amy - posted on 06/24/2010

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I don't have any piercings or tattoos, but if your belly piercing is fully healed try using some of the co-co butter lotion or even baby oil to help with the itchiness.

My ears are pierced, and they aren't 100% healed (after 5+ years), when they get itchy I just make some tea and soak the earing in the tea, rug a little tea on the area and it helps.

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Tuenesha - posted on 01/04/2011

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ooh girl, mine popped out! eww! i just woke up and it disappeared! now my son is 6 months and its cold so im using the time to get back into shape and then as a celebration i am going to buy one!

Laura - posted on 11/29/2010

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wow i did not know u could get a maternity ring can i ask what its like? i had to take my belly piercing out a few weeks ago (im 38 weeks now) cos it just didnt look right loo, i have my tongue pierced too and its starting to get uncomfy now cos aparently your tongue swells when preg!! Im refusing to take it out tho lol :)
Ive 3 tats, 1 on each upper arm and 1 onmy back, thank goodness they havent been affected in any of my pregnancies!

Amy - posted on 08/22/2010

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i have a tattoo on my upper arm that has just been really itchy. idk if its b.c my skin is so dry any more or what but its gettin kinda bumpy and itching

Cat - posted on 07/18/2010

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I have a tattoo near my hip and one quarter of it is being stretched out more out of proportion and i wonder if it will stay lopsided forever, lol

Nicole - posted on 07/17/2010

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I have my belly button pierced and have to take it out when I'm about 6 months but it stays open. I also had a tongue piercing but had to take it out with my second daughter and it closed. And I have a tattoo on each hip and one of them has a stretch mark going through it from my first pregnancy.

April - posted on 06/25/2010

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I had to take my belly ring out too... =( I've had it since I was 16, and I'm now 25. I started to get a rash and it itched really bad, and so one day when we were at the doctors I asked the doc about it, and he said something about our hormones produce certain things that cause our skin, hair, well, our whole body to change really, and sometimes things that you weren't bothered by before suddenly becoming very irritating to your skin.

Other than that, all my tats are in places where they shouldn't stretch, besides my one on my ankle, but it's small enough that if it stretches it wouldn't be noticeable.

Sarah - posted on 06/25/2010

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i have my belly button pierced, i found the maternity rings itched like crazy so i keeps my ring out and puts it in in the morning for a few minutes and the evening same thing, ive had it out 3 months now and it hasnt started growing over yet. as for tattoos i got 3, a dragon on my left ankle, my cats paw prints all over my lower back and a horse on my shoulder. i never had an epidural with my first (back labor) and i refuse one again cuz i know people who are after having complications from epidurals.

Ashleigh - posted on 06/24/2010

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I have an old belly piercing scar, my body pushed it out years ago, the scar looks funny now. I am surprised though, I have a lower belly tattoo of a tiger and made it thru my 1st pregnancy and so far its still looking good. I can't wait to get my kids names added to my back tattoo.

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