Is It Safe To Use Vaseline On Your Needle When Piercing Your Navel?

A couple days ago I bought a navel piercing kit from amazon (IT IS VERY STERILE AND HASN'T EVEN BEEN TOUCHED). I have done LOTS of research about piercing your navel so PLEASE don't say anything negative. I was just on Youtube and seen a girl comment on somebodies video saying you can put Vaseline on the needle so it can glide through when piercing. Before I do my piercing I wanted to know is it true, can you actually put Vaseline on your needle before piercing your navel. Btw, I KNOW it is safer to get it done professionally but even if I have the money, no one will take me unless I ask my mom and I pierced my navel before except with a sewing needle then told her and she was cool but if I ask her can I get it done she will say no. I just REALLY wanted to know if it is safe to use Vaseline on your needle before piercing it and not to be mean or anything, but I want a pro or some one that is experienced with piercing to answer me. And Btw, I already have H2Ocean to help IF it gets infected and I know how to clean the piercing after doing it. Even in the shower.
Posted: May 20, 2013

Best Answer

None of what you describe is safe. Vaseline does not lubricate a wound. Vaseline is not sterile. It does not help the needle through and it does introduce bacteria into the piercing. Not only is this incredibly unsafe and outdated advice, it's useless as it does not work.
H2Ocean is also a waste of money, and neither prevents nor treats infection. Whoever has been advising you has been ill-informed indeed.
No pro will advise you to continue piercing yourself.

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