I'm a crazy 46 yr old guy and I am obsessed with getting a navel piercing and finding this forum is quite fortitious ...Anyway, I would like some pics (or a link)so I can see some samples of jewelry but I do know that I want a hoop and not a barbell. Now on to the questions: Do they use a punch type of tool or do they use a needle? I would think that a punch would be more tolerable. Now for a laughable question, Would getting drunk be advisable? When I'm drunk you could slice me in half and I wouldn't feel any pain, but I assume no reputable piercer would go near a drunk, correct? However, there's an 18 yr old guy at work who is into piercing (he has one of those kits) and he probably would do me while drunk but I'm not sure I want him to touch me.