How to Fit Belly Button Rings?

Speaking of fashion trends, body piercing is in vogue for a long time. It’s a common craze for youngsters, especially teenyboppers, who want to flaunt their own unique style and grab eyeballs. Among all types of body piercings, belly button piercings are quite popular. It’s a fad which is not limited to only women today; even men are resorting to body and belly piercings.

What exactly is it?

Navel or belly piercing is done in or around the navel. It’s very similar to ear or eyebrow piercings, although quite unlike these non-surface ones. Belly button piercing is a surface piercing where the actual navel is skipped and upper navel rim is pierced. Belly piercings heal fast like other surface piercings, if cleanliness and hygiene is maintained. However, rejection rates cannot be ruled out altogether.

Belly button rings – how are they fitted?

As fashion accessories, belly button rings are fast gaining popularity among men and women. It’s the best kind of jewelry for adorning your navel area. Let’s see how are they fitted:

  • Of all belly piercing materials, gold, silver, titanium, surgical steel, rhodium etc. are the most popular and safest with zero irritation or infection.
  • Avoid imitation jewelry, silver-plated, sterling silver, base metal materials and those which causing reaction when coming in contact with body fluids. Such materials can lead to serious infection, scars or allergies.
  • The first step is locating the exact point in navel where you want the ring to be pierced. The most common form is piercing through the navel’s upper rim. Figure out the correct angle and location. Use a body ink marker if necessary.
  • Always go to a trained and professional piercing artist. Amateurs are best avoided. When trying for the first time, it’s better not to try it on your own. Improper piercings can even lead to body poisoning.
  • Proper sterilized tools should be used. You’ll need disinfected gloves, disposable piercing needle, body ink marker, clamp, cotton balls, antiseptic lotion and the jewelry or ring that you want to fit. Pick a simple piece when piercing for the first time.
  • Make sure hands are cleaned with soapy water and antiseptic is dabbed before putting on the gloves. The area to be pierced should be cleaned with antiseptic soaked cotton balls. The clamp will help you pinch the fold of skin and hold the tissue for piercing. The sterile needle then needs to be pushed through the taut skin swiftly followed by the jewelry through the perforation.
  • Ensure that the ring stays in place. Check the hygiene standards and efficiency of the piercing studio that you’re visiting. If you’re under 16, you probably need parents’ consent before piercing.

Nowadays, there are multitudes of navel jewelry from belly button rings, barbells to dangling pendants. There are also clip-on and reverse belly button rings. A good piercing artist will guide you through selecting the best jewelry and also the cleaning and healing process. Proper sanitation and good care will accelerate the healing process. See a doctor immediately in case of pains, bruises or infections.

Once you’re safe knowing the hygiene techniques, nothing can be more fun and wacky than belly button rings. Go ahead and set the trend!

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Author: Aaron Benson

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