I have made no secret that I am not a fan of my middle section. The rolls when I am naked and trying to hide them with clothes and the side view… all of it. I had always wanted that flat gorgeous stomach with a belly ring that dangled and drew the eyes to my middle section. I also always said that I would wait until I lost “all the weight” and get my navel pierced. I always set my goals based on my weight.
One summer at the beach, my daughter wanted a new piercing. We headed out to our safe place for piercing and tattoos in NJ. Halfway through her process I got a wild hair and decided to get my navel pierced. I don’t know who was more shocked, she or me, but I got it done. I have two rings that I wear, neither dangle and neither is to draw attention to my middle section. This little piercing is something that I do love about my belly. I have learned that I don’t care who sees it, knows it is there, thinks I am too fat for it, thinks I am too old for it. Part of my love for it is the rebellion it made me feel when I decided to do it and the freedom that decision gave me. Part of my love for it is that while I hate my rolls around my middle, I love that there is a little something I can love about my middle section. Sometimes, it disappears in my rolls and that makes me feel a certain way that isn’t fun, but I will always love my little belly rings. They don’t dangle, no one ever sees them, but I know they are there.
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