Belly piercing or navel button piercing is a very sensual form of art to flaunt your fashion sense, and no questions about it. If you have a well toned to a washboard abdomen to flaunt, you could get your navel pierced and wear them with a range of fashionable mid drift ensembles too.
BELLY BUTTON PIERCINGS
Madonna Showed Us a Style
Back in the 1990s, pop star and diva Madonna showed us how to wear belly piercings in chic ways, and the vogue caught on from then. But the navel piercing act isn’t new-age fashion as such. If you take a look into the records of the Egyptian scrolls, you would find relics and heliographs that talk about bellies pierced. The pharaohs were known to pierce their bellies, women and the younger men especially, to flaunt a status symbol when in public.
Dream Catcher Belly Piercing
During the 1950s feminism revolution, belly piercing was at its heights. It wasn’t just about the bra burning scenario only, but women went full throttle with chic body art and pierces, to prove a point on equality! But remember, it isn’t your BELLY as such that gets pierced, but the skin that surrounds the belly.
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A Few Ways And Styles To Flaunt
When you have made up your mind to get belly button piercings done, we would like to further help you find the right style. Here are some of the options you could ponder over and try out.
The Upper Vertical Navel Piercing
Very common as one of the popular types of belly button piercings, the upper navel vertical pierce is for the first timers who want less ouch and pinch, and more of style. The piercing here would be placed at the rim or the upper ridge of the belly button skin.
The Reverse Navel Piercing
As the name suggests, the reverse navel pierce is opposite to that of the vertical navel pierce. This is a style where the bottom ridge is pierced in the navel and can be worn in various ways to flaunt a fashion sense.
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The Double Navel Piercing
There are PYTs who love piercing both rims of the navel or the belly button, and that’s why the name!
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The True Navel Piercing
If you have your umbilical zone protruding out, you may want to choose the true navel piercing, where the belly button’s small nub would be pierced.
The Horizontal Navel Piercing
This form of belly piercing wouldn’t touch the rim; rather it goes around, below or above the navel rim and not the ridge.
The Multi Navel Piercings
In the multi navel pierce, the rim would be pinched and poked many times to accommodate more than one piercing. There is a reasonable amount of space between the pierces, so as to allow the skin to heal and no infection should set in it.
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The Curved Barbell
Also known as the banana bell pierce, because of the shape it forms, the curved barbell is for those who have a very shallow navel or a flat stomach.
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The J-bar style is much on the same lines of the curved barbell belly pierce, but with a twist at the lower portion of the rim, and not on the curve.
The Teardrop Captive Bead Ring
With the help of a captive beaded ring that’s round, the bead would be pierced into the belly with the pointed side resting outwards and the bar would be curved into the shape of D. One has to be very careful while trying out this style, since more skin tissue would be poked into, so that the captive teardrop bead ring is placed properly.
The Semi-Captive Bead Ring
There are types of belly piercing which have deep and very well-defined rims and navel pinches, worn with round captive rings. The rings cannot be too small or too big, and cannot be switched on to something else at a later stage. The lower ball of the captive ring sits pretty on the navel depth quite deep and can be a cause of pain and discomfort later. Hence, this is a style that isn’t suitable for the weak or the novice!
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We hope you found this post on belly piercings informative enough and the names of piercings too. If you have done belly piercings in the past, do let us know your experience and where you found a professional to do one as well!