We’ve all been there – you’re thinking about getting your belly button pierced but you have questions and you’re not ready to go to the piercer yet until you know a little more. You need to know all about belly button piercings and we’re here to help! We’ve answered a number of questions that we hear often from our fans here.
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Why do people get belly piercings?
There are probably as many reasons to get a piercing as there are people who are pierced out and about. Belly button piercing is sometimes a personal statement, maybe you want to mark a milestone in your life, maybe it’s just a desire to decorate your body, maybe your significant other find it sexy or you want to be a little edgy and surprise people with semi-permanent body art. There are so many possible reasons why people get a navel piercing that you could say the answer is – everything. (About belly button piercing – your piercing or anyone else’s: Navel piercings are one of the easiest piercings to remove if you decide you don’t like it in the future.) Whatever your reason, bellybutton piercings are a great self expression and you should be sure that you’re doing it for you and have fun with it.
What type of rings do I use for my first belly button piercing?
Most piercers will recommend that you get your belly button pierced with a simple curved barbell or captive bead ring rather than a decorative belly button ring. Piercing jewelry without dangles or gems reduces the chance that your ring will get caught on something which can be painful while the piercing is first healing. However, the choice is yours and many piercers will allow you to bring your own ring with you when you’re first pierced. Check with your piercing to see what he or she recommends for new piercings jewelry. Navel piercings can take time to heal before you’re able to switch out your rings.
What is the belly button piercing procedure?
First, stop by the shop to make an appointment with the person who will be doing the piercing. You want to be sure that the place that they work is clean and that they sterilize their equipment and rings before talking to them about piercing a belly button. Ask if they will sterilize your own ring if you want to bring one with you. To minimize pain you might want to take an over the counter pain killer half an hour before your appointment. Once you get to the piercer the piercer should mark where your belly ring will go so that you can see the placement. Then they will ask you to lie down on a table and they should swab the area of the piercing to sterilize the skin and then they will isolate the skin that they are going to pierce – this is usually done with a surgical clamp that will tug a little on your skin. Next the piercer will use a sharp needle to make the hole for the ring. They will replace the needle with the piercing jewelry and should sterilize the area again. At this point you’re done – the piercer should help you sit up just in case you get dizzy, and then give you a few minutes to sit and make sure you feel ok and also give you instructions on how to take care of your new piercing.
Be sure to ask your piercer any questions you have about belly button piercing before you agree to an appointment. If you feel uncomfortable with a particular piercer – it’s ok to find someone else to do the job, piercing is an art for body modification enthusiasts and there are great, trustworthy piercers in almost any city.
How much does a belly piercing cost?
Belly button piercing rates will vary depending on where you live and what type of belly button piercing rings you consider for your new piercing. Navel single piercing is likely to range from $25-$50 depending on the piercer and is likely to come with a standard titanium or surgical steel ring. Remember that custom rings may cost more, and when budgeting you should consider a 10-20% tip for your piercer if they aren’t the shop owner and they do a good job.
How much are belly button piercings?
As we noted above, the procedure to get pierced is usually less than $50. Belly piercing rings can range widely in priced depending on the materials that are used to make them and whether you can find a sale. Often times you can get several rings in a pack for less than $10 if you are happy with trendy and inexpensive materials. When you start to add intricate designs and crystals, navel piercing jewelry tends to hit the $10-$25 range. If you want precious metals or natural gem stones the ring you buy for your belly button piercing could cost $100 or more.
Do belly button piercings hurt?
Like any piercing, belly decoration will probably mean a quick, sharp pain when the piercer makes the initial piercing and you will probably feel a little tugging as the belly button piercing jewelry is inserted into the piercing. After that, you’re off to healing and you might have some discomfort at first as your skin stretches around the new ring. If you experience a lot of pain, or it doesn’t start to taper off you should check to make sure you haven’t gotten a skin infection around the navel piercing jewelry site. Your piercer should give you a sheet of belly button piercing information when you leave the shop including how to clean and care for your piercing. Be sure to follow their instructions and check back in if something seems wrong with your bellybutton piercing.
What makes a pretty belly button piercing?
Belly button piercings that are straight and are healed nicely are pretty and ready to share with the world. Your choice of belly piercing jewelry will also help to make your belly button piercing look pretty – choose what you like, and swap out rings to suit your mood.
Do people get more than one piercing in their navel?
Some people do have double belly button piercing done, and even quadruple belly button piercings. Double belly button piercing jewelry is generally done with standard bananabells because the more detailed jewelry won’t fit in the limited space. A vertical double piercing is usually done with one piercing from the top edge of your navel (standard navel piercing) and then a second piercing (belly piercing) on the lower edge of your navel – this creates a line of 4 balls when you use bananabars. Belly button rings for bottom piercing can be dangling rings without getting in the way of the other piercing, but they might get caught in your waistband so check the measurements carefully.
Another option for a double belly button piercing is to have two separate navel piercing rings inserted on the top edge of your belly button, they are spaced just a few millimeters apart for the piercing at the top and then both bananabars hang inside your belly button cavity at angles from the piercing-belly buttons are usually wide enough to accommodate two bars.
A quadruple belly button piercing is where you pierce each edge of your belly button like the cardinal points on a compass – North, South, East, and West – if you choose this type of piercing you should check to be sure the opening in your navel is large enough to accommodate all four belly ring balls, or consider using captive bead rings to wear in your piercings, belly buttons aren’t all that big after all!
There are a number of ways that people like to celebrate their belly buttons-piercings are a matter of your personal style and how you want to make a statement on your body.
What is a belly botton piercing? Lol – we’re not sure on this one, but we think it’s a typo! Belly button naval piercing is a typo too – unless maybe you’re in the US Navy?