Belly button piercing, also called navel piercing, is one type of body piercing, is very common now, but there are not too many introduction and guidelines for these who want to get a navel piercing to know about this fashion piercing.
Here, Oufer body jewelry takes plenty of time to visit our customers and piercer to get the most asked questions and make an ultimate guideline to help the body piercing lovers.
What is belly button piercing?
Belly button piercing is a type of piercing located through, in, or around the belly button. The most common form of belly button piercing is through the upper rim of the navel. It is worn by many females, from the girls to the ladies, all like this fashion piercing.
Healing time: 6 to 9 months or longer.
Initial jewelry style: curved bar or J-curve; in certain circumstances a ring.
Initial jewelry gauge: minimum 14 gauge; sometimes 12 gauge and occasionally 10 gauge.
What to think about before getting a belly button piercing?
The most important is to choose a studio and a certified piercer
The studio should be clean and hygienic, the equipment is well performed, the piercer must be certified and rich in experience, then the piercing can be much safer.
How to find a good studio and piercer. You can get the information from friends, the family also can go to Yelp to get a reference.
What type belly button piercing jewelry you want
The belly button piercing jewelry can be ring-style, curved barbell and J-curved barbell.
Ring-style jewelry gained early favor as the navel ornament of choice simply because it was the design most readily available.
Nowadays, curved bars are the preferred initial jewelry style for most navels. If your abdomen is relatively flat or your navel is not deep, bar-style jewelry is best.
Curved barbells set with sparkly crystals, synthetic stones, or genuine gems are among the most popular styles of jewelry worn in vertical navel piercings.
J-curved barbell projects the bottom forward to make it more visible and also prevents it from resting inside your navel. This reduces irritation and allows for better circulation and comfort. This style is excellent if your navel piercing is deep on the underside.
What material belly button piercing jewelry you want
Usually, there are stainless steel, G23 titanium, 14 karat gold, acrylic material for belly button piercing jewelry.
The stainless steel belly ring is very popular and well used, which is affordable and easy to be made lots of styles. It is the hypoallergenic stainless steel for the body piercing jewelry to prevent infection.
G23 grade titanium belly jewelry is some material which is nickel-free, do not contain any allergies, and lightweight for wearing. Also the price is a little higher than stainless steel.
14 Karat gold belly jewelry is expensive material for jewelry, which has the charming colors and can be a great gift for own or the best friends.
Acrylic belly button piercing jewelry can be a acrylic barbell, which is very lightweight, often colorful sets. Sometimes, the acrylic ball ends may be used on the stainless steel belly piercing barbell.
How the piercer do the belly button piercing?
After choosing a piercer and studio, the next is to go to the studio to get the piercing, the procedure is:
- Do some clean work. The piercer will clean the belly button area first to avoid infection, this is necessary.
- Check your belly button, to see if the belly button can be pierced. Usually, there are outie, horizontal, vertical, light bulb, round and deep hollow six type belly button, the piercer will judge what your belly button type is and what belly button piercing will suitable for you.
- Make a spot, once the piercer confirms what type of belly button piercing and where it is, will so the marked spot.
Use a forceps method while you are in a supine or semireclining position. to make the piercing hole, this may a little painful and may bleeding according to different individuals.
If your skin is especially taut, extra tissue manipulation can gently improve its suppleness. Also, having you sit up a little( rather than stretched out flat) can make it easier to grasp the tissue and apply the clamp
- Use the jewelry to go through the piercing hole, then the piercing is finished.
Is belly button piercing painful?
Many girls may ask, what is the belly button pain level? Belly button piercing and tattoo pain, Which one is more painful?
The piercing is the needle through the tissue, so it is surely painful, the pain level can be bear for most people, not too much pain. The piercing pain is not the same as the tattoo pain, the piercing is like some spot, short time, the tattoo pain is like a line, last for a long time.
Below is a body piercing pain scale chart, the belly piercing is in the mild level, if you have do the earlobe piercing, then you can bear the belly button piercing well.
Belly button piercing and infection
Belly button piercing takes longer to heal than any other body piercings, it is because the abdomen lack of blood supply, which causes slow healing.
It is also subject to stress from normal movement of the body and friction from clothing. Navel piercings have developed the reputation for being troublesome, in part because of their popularity with teens who lack the education or dedication to provide proper care during the extended healing time.
When your belly button is infected, it including a bump, lump, tenderness, swelling,redness and delayed healing.
What is belly button piercing bump?
An unattractive, scary-looking growth can form at one or both openings of your piercing due to irritation.
If it is dark red and resembles raw hamburger, you probably have a granuloma. It may not be as sore as it looks, but it might bleed easily or drain clear fluid. Navels are more prone to granulomas than most other body piercings.
They are not always indicative of a need to give up on your piercing (though your doctor is apt to tell you otherwise );
Some piercings heal successfully following a bout or two with such growths.
You must determine whether your irritation is from jewelry that is of poor quality or improperly sized or shaped, or perhaps from other external forceps.
That factor must be adjusted if you are to have any chance of healing.
What is belly button piercing migration?
The belly button piercing migration is the belly ring move away from the original places. As we all know, because much body actions will touch the belly parts, like turn around, sit down, bent down, all these activities will pull on the belly tissue, then will make some pulling or drag to the belly jewelry, so the belly ring may move away little by little and then migrated.
To avoid these happen, please pay much more attention to your actions, especially in the first month when the piercing wound is in an important healing process
If your navel tissue is very taut you are more likely to suffer from these complications. See your piercer to check the fit of your jewelry, and consider trying a flexible acrylic substitute. Sometimes, however, nothing will help, and all you can do it contemplate your navel with disappointment.
Can belly button piercing cause stomach bloating?
I have to say that this is a weird question, for there is no medical relationship that can show that the belly piercing will cause stomach problems or bloating.
The piercing is done some puncture to the belly surface tissue, it may be a pain, maybe bleeding, but there will no side effects to the stomach, which the stomach is the organ inside the body. Often it is dieting or some disease that may cause stomach bloating.
How to take care of the belly button piercing?
The belly button piercing usually takes 6-9 months to be healed, should pay more attention to the piercing.
Wear low-rise pants or loose, breathable garments to prevent clothing from rubbing against the piercing and to allow for good air circulation.
Do some saline cleaning 2-3 times each day, especially in the first month.
Don’t do much cleaning every day.
Wash the hands before touch the piercing, don’t touch the piercing casually.
It is better to not swim or dip in the water before the piercing is healed.
Change the belly rings until the belly ring loosens up, can be dragged easily.
How to clean belly button piercing?
The cleaning work is important, especially in the first month, the cleaning should do twice a day.
Wash the hands first, prepare a cup of saline water, then use a cotton swab to clean around the piercing hole, do not touch the piercing hole or the belly jewelry.
After cleaning, dry the saline with a clean towel.
Belly button piercing retiring
If you wish to abandon an unhealed navel piercing, it is best to do so when it is not irritated, infected, or needing to drain.
Navel piercings frequently leave a fairly visible scar, and this tends to be amplified if you have difficulties healing.
The residual mark may benefit from a scar-reduction product.
Your piercing might not seal up if it is abandoned after healing is over. The hole will tend to shrink, but full closure is not always dependent upon the duration a piercing was worn.
Some belly button piercings that are established for many years will shut after jewelry removal, and others that are in for a year or less may remain permanently viable.
Navel piercings that are very shallow but fully healed have a tendency to remain open.
There is no health risk or medical necessity to wear jewelry in the channel, even if it doesn’t seal shut; the matter is purely aesthetic.
How to change belly button piercing jewelry?
You should not change your own belly button piecing jewelry for about the first six months, though if you are wearing a style with removable beads or balls, those can be switched at any time.
Should your initial jewelry be causing problems, visit your piercer to have it replaced as soon as possible.
In as little as four months, a professional piercer might change the jewelry to another piece still suited for the healing phase.if the piercing appears to be doing well.
You must avoid wearing elaborate body jewelry until the piercing is completely settled.
Healing navels are touchy enough without the added weight, motion, and potential for catching that come with large or dangling jewelry.
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