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Belly Button Piercing

Belly Button Piercing

Belly button piercings are pierced through the top of the navel, with one end of the bar sitting inside the navel. Belly button piercings are also known as 'belly piercings', 'belly rings' and 'navel piercings'.

Belly Button Piercing Jewellery & Aftercare

Bananabells or belly bars are worn in most belly button piercings but BCRs and circular barbells can also be worn. Belly bars are curved barbells, often with a larger bottom ball that sits in the navel. Despite its popularity, belly button piercings require extra care to ensure good healing. We recommend wearing low-slung trousers and airing the piercing frequently during healing. Navel piercing healing times can vary between individuals – some people heal in 8 weeks, others can take much longer. We recommend regular cleaning for at least 4 months. This piercing should be cleaned at least twice daily with saline solution. Avoid swimming and submersion in water until healed. If this is unavoidable, clean fully afterwards.

Belly Button Piercing Healing Time: 12 to 18 weeks

Belly Button Piercings & Pregnancy

During pregnancy belly button piercings are stretched and pressure will be put on the piercing as your belly grows. It is however possible to keep a belly button piercing open and healthy during pregnancy. The key is to select the correct jewellery. We recommend switching to a long, flexible bar made from Bioplast or PTFE. The inside of the piercing typically lengthens so a long bar will prevent the jewellery rejecting or becoming embedded. Maintaining your belly button piercing during pregnancy does not pose a risk to you or your child but if you are concerned please consult an experienced piercer or doctor.


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