Body piercing is one of the oldest and most familiar forms of body modification. It has been extended to many different parts of the body, including the navel. Navel piercings can take longer to heal. Knowing what to expect and how to care for your piercing can help you avoid complications.
What is Navel Piercing?
Navel piercings have been popular for a long time, and with good reason. Since piercings are relatively painless due to their fleshy placement and easy to care for since you don't have to look in the mirror to see them, they are a time-tested, solid choice. One of the reasons to get your belly button pierced is that it tends to accentuate your belly, making you look sexier. If you're looking for a piercing to show off your cool and funky side, why not opt to get your belly button pierced?
How is a navel piercing done?
Typically, getting the belly button pierced involves going through the "lip" of skin above the navel. While technically most people can get this type of piercing, it's best to have enough skin above the navel so the piercing can place jewellery over it if you want it to heal properly. The body piercing also needs space under and behind the tab so that the site doesn't become irritated while it heals. If you don't have tight skin above your belly button, the piercer can sometimes use a lip under your belly button (although this is rare).
Once your piercer has assessed the area and given you the go-ahead, you will be asked to select the piece of jewellery you would like to use to adorn your piercing. Your piercer will clean and disinfect your belly button and the area around it, and mark the area with a surgical marker.
He would then prick the spot with a hollow needle and quickly insert the jewellery into the hole. Once the body piercing jewellery is placed and secured, it's done! You are set and ready!
Best navel piercing jewellery
Consult your piercer when choosing your jewellery, as they will usually have a better idea of what type of jewellery will best suit you, especially if your piercing is still healing.
Choosing the right metal for your jewellery is important because not all metals work for everyone. The safest metals are those free of titanium, gold, silver, and nickel, as they are hypoallergenic and biocompatible, so choose them to avoid unwanted complications.
Type of Jewellery used for a Belly Button Piercing
Belly rings can dangle and not dangle, straight and vice versa. They are available in a variety of materials and designs, inlaid or transparent. What separates dangling rings from those that don't is that the former also have a talisman that moves with you. The inverted belly ring, in turn, is placed so that the amulet hangs above the navel. Another popular type of navel piercing is the pearl ring, which creates an understated yet stylish look when you wear it after getting your belly button pierced.
Benefits of Navel Piercing
- It looks amazing!
- It's less painful than most other piercings.
- You have a large selection of jewellery to dress her up!
- If necessary, it can be easily hidden.