Navel Piercing Types

Centuries ago, Egyptians used to adorn themselves with different forms of body piercings. As for navel piercing, only members of the royal family were allowed to do that. Anyone else who attempted to pierce one’s navel could be sentenced to death. Modern times have been more tolerant, that is why the interest in navel piercing broke out with a new force during the 80’s and 90’s of the previous century.

These days, increasingly more people are having a navel piercing done. And of course, the reasons for having this kind of piercing differ from those of ancient times. Someone gets it for the look. Someone else wants to have a secret spot to show only to special people. If you already have your own reasons for it, it’s time to think about the type to choose.

There are some different modes of navel piercing to select from. Some of them depend on how big in size your belly is and whether your navel is placed inward or outward. According to navel location, the piercing is called “innie” or “outie.” Navel piercings are also performed on the top, bottom, or sides of the navel.

• The most largely accepted type of navel piercing is the “innie”. It’s located just above the navel plug. When correctly performed, it looks great, especially on a well-shaped abdomen. If you’re not endowed with the proper anatomy, your piercing may also be torn through the skin in case it’s too low-settled.

• The “outie” piercing is located leftward from your belly-button. It’s a rather complicated kind of navel piercing since a lot of blood vessels are concentrated inside and around this plug. On account of this, blood loss may be more abundant. As well risks of getting infected are higher.

• Upper rim is the standard kind of piercing, which is performed at the top of the navel ring.

• Lower rim is done at the bottom side of the belly button ring.

• Sides are generally called the piercings which are located on belly-button sides. These can be either left or right side, anywhere among the top and bottom sides of the navel ring.

It’s possible to have up to four piercings done to your navel. However, it doesn’t mean you can do them all at once. In such cases you get exposed to greater risks as well as more profuse bleeding. The best idea is having one navel piercing done at a time, wait for it to heal, and then think about another one.

Navel Piercing Aftercare: Three Things You Must Do

We live in a pretty neat time in history when what was once thought to be the mark of a social outlier and outcast is now fairly commonplace. We’re talking about body art, with a specific concentration on navel piercing. It used to be that piercing a part of your body meant rocking some great earrings. Nowadays, the idea of having a navel piercing is not only not that big a deal – it can also serve as a bit of a rite of passage.

There are certainly a number of you out there who went out to the biggest city near your hometown while you were in college, and you all decided you’d get either a piercing or tattoo together. This way, you’d become “sisters” for life, and be the best of friends forever. At least, this was the idea until you had to be part of an audience as you watched your roommate or dorm cluster neighbor get her navel pierced. Some of you were stoked while others were aghast. Still, you all made a pact to be “sisters”, right?

One of the things you may have all not been listening to closely while getting your navels pierced was the process of aftercare. The last thing you wanted was for something to go wrong with your new body art, so now you had to stick to the rules of aftercare. You managed, and after a bit, you got a real kick sporting croptops & low-rise jeans.

So, if you’re reading this & looking to get your own navel piercing, it’s important to do so with the understanding that you’ll need to follow the aftercare procedures exactly as your piercer breaks them down.

Procedure may change slightly from artist to artist, but all will agree on these three “musts”:

Wash Your Hands Thoroughly – It’s the one reason that germs get spread in this world, and yet, it’s one of the easiest things to do. Before you even think of putting your hands near your belly button, wash them with soap and warm water.

Wear Loose-Fitting Clothing That Won’t Make Contact with Piercing – It’s not about being cute or alluring – it’s about making sure you don’t irritate the area. By wearing clothing that steers clear of your navel piercing, you give the area a chance to fully heal.

Get Your Dixie Cups, Sea Salt, and Purified Water Ahead of Time – Part of the aftercare work you have to put in is keeping your new piercing clean. This involves a saline solution in a cup and working with the physics of a vacuum seal. That said, if you know you’re getting a navel piercing, start getting your aftercare supplies before you get pierced.

A navel piercing can be a neat, sassy way to break into the world of body art. With the right mindset, a trusted piercer, and a willingness to follow a regimented aftercare procedure, your piercing experience will be a great one.