A woman who had her navel removed and gave it to her boyfriend, in an act of revenge against her family now regrets her “impulsive” operation.
The 23-year-old Mexican woman has revealed how she removed her navel (belly button) and gave it to her ex-boyfriend as a present.
Paulina Casillas Landeros decided to remove her belly button as it is “what makes us human” before giving it as a present to her then boyfriend, Daniel Ramirez, in 2015.
She fell out with her family as they disapproved of her way of life.
They were unimpressed with her tattoos and extreme body modifications such as a back corset – where piercings are created on either side of the spine, laced with ribbons and pulled tight – along with a split tongue.
Annoyed they didn’t approve of her lifestyle, she decided to remove her belly button out of spite.
But following the removal three years ago, she says she ultimately regrets her decision describing it as “reckless” and “impulsive”
The HR intern and tourism student said:
“I was very much in love with my then boyfriend, he supported me through many difficult times, and he is one of the most influential people in my life.
It was something I did in the spur of the moment, we were young and stupid but that’s the way I felt. I put it in a small bag along with a note saying ‘I love you’, it was very emotional.
He has kept it and he will keep it forever because he knows the meaning behind it. We are good friends now but we will always love each other.”