Belly button piercing’s popularity has never been out of style. From Hollywood actresses to office girls, the piercing is known to give people that extra confidence to flaunt their tummy.
Another reason for the popularity of the belly button piercing is that it heals up relatively quickly unlike other piercings. It is a surface piercing which means the jewelry will go through mostly skin or fats rather that a cartilage. It takes about 6 months for the piercing to heal completely and it is not recommendable to change the jewelry before it does. So, it’s understandable if you want to get yours pierced NOW but before you do, here are some information about the famed piercing.
THE BELLY BUTTON ANATOMY
Like your fingerprint, no two belly buttons are alike. It varies from person to person because every person’s umbilical cord falls off and heals differently. Most people say that the best belly button to get a piercing is the one that has that extra skin or fold on top because your body will treat the piercing as two separate wounds. If there’s no extra skin, there will be a tendency for your body to reject the jewelry because it will treat the wound as a single puncture with a foreign object inside it. As with any other piercing, you should consult with your piercer first before getting it done.
TYPES OF BELLY BUTTON PIERCING
There are different types of belly button piercings. The most common is the navel where the jewelry passes through the skin on the rim of the navel and it’s usually on top of the belly button. Another is the inverse navel which is basically the piercing going through the bottomside of the navel. If you have an outie, you can also get it pierced. It’s called the ‘true navel’ because the piercing will go through the button. Another type is the horizontal or double horizontal wherein the barbell will go through either side of the navel.
HEAL, BABY! HEAL!
Just like any other piercing, you should take proper care for the belly button because if not, it can have an infection or reject. The best way to make it heal faster is through washing it with salt water. WildKlass offers an amazing seawater spray called H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare Spray. Also, remember to keep your fingers away from the wound because it can irritate the area and don’t play with the jewelry! Constant contact with the fresh piercing can trigger a rejection wherein your body will try to get rid of the foreign object which is the jewelry. Again, it can take up to 6 months to heal and only after it’s healed can you replace the jewelry.
BELLY BUTTON JEWELRY
Belly button jewelry is probably one of the most commonly sold jewelry in stores. It comes in every color and design and honestly, it makes getting pierced more exciting. When you get pierced, the piercer will probably choose a hypoallergenic jewelry until it’s healed. If you're unsure how to change it, it is best to have your piercer change it for you as well as most of them don’t charge the changing of jewelry. WildKlass has a great collection of bellybutton rings from cute little dolphins to rings that say ‘Lick Me’. Check out their collection here https://www.wildklass.com/collections/belly-button-rings
So go ahead and get your belly button pierced and you’ll be showing off your awesome jewelry in no time!