I finally bit the bullet and took out the curved barbell in my navel. It’s been red and nasty since I got it, about 11 months ago, and just hasn’t healed. Reece over at Love-N-Hate Studio in Lewisville helped me out because the balls on the barbell just wouldn’t turn. According to him the jewelry was of poor quality metal, which is probably why it was having such a hard time healing. So now I’m just trying to heal it up. I don’t think I’m going to do another one, but it’s nice to know that it wasn’t really me not taking good care of it.