Navel Piercing

Navel piercing, also popular as belly button piercing, is a sort of body piercing. It is far more prevalent among women than men. In belly button piercing the skin near the navel is pierced and jewelry is appended.

Based on the quantity of skin obtainable for navel piercing, the time taken for healing may be less without much problem and identical to an ear piercing. Occasionally the healing period may be similar to a surface piercing, with the related rejection risks and prolonged healing time.

Piercing does not affect the actual navel during a navel piercing. The most widespread type of navel piercing is performed through the upper edge of the navel. A genuine navel piercing necessitates the person being pierced to possess an “outie” navel to some extent, and is exceedingly uncommon. The majority types of ring or bar jewelry can be employed in a navel piercing, although they are generally pierced by means of a captive bead ring, which is worn until the piercing has completely healed.

An extensive range of ornamental jewelry is obtainable for navel piercings, frequently consisting of valuable metals or stones. In spite of the potential long time of healing and rejection, this piercing is one of the most widespread and well-liked body piercings at present.

Techniques of navel piercing

The following are various important techniques and procedures of navel piercing

  • The piercer will direct the individual who wishes to have this piercing to bare the area near the navel.
  • The navel will then be cleaned with a sterile solution (generally iodine) by the piercer.
  • While an individual on whom the piercing is done is standing up, the piercer will identify the entrance and exit holes for the piercing.
  • After that the individual will have to get into a lying posture.
  • The piercer will put a clamp on the navel and will align this, in order that the marks that have been made are in the middle of the clamp.
  • The piercer will insert the needle through the clamp and will then take off the clamp.
    The jewelry will trail on from the rear of the needle.
  • Finally the piercer usually puts a bandage above the top of the piercing.

Risks of navel piercing

The following are most common navel piercing risks

Infection :

In the absence of adequate care, infection can result in scarring and even blood poisoning.

Allergic Reaction :

Some people are allergic to particular metals and only realize this during piercing and have a serious reaction to the jewelry.

Nerve Damage :

If a piercing isn’t positioned cautiously, it can penetrate a nerve, detaching it and making the adjoining area devoid of any sensation

Aftercare of navel piercing

You must at all times make it a point to keep your hands clean prior to touching your belly button piercing. You need to do this to ensure that your hands are not the source of contamination for the area that has been pierced. The use of sterile cotton, cotton gauze or other disinfected material should be used for cleaning from the second night onwards.

Healing after navel piercings

Healing of navel piercing can be made difficult by irritation and wounds caused by clothing, particularly waistlines or tight clothing, or the location of the navel in relation to the curve of the waist.