NAVEL “Belly Button” Piercing
Special considerations for healing a navel piercing:
After 4-12 months, most navel piercings will “settle” a bit and you may notice a bit of extra length on the jewelry where it was once a nice snug fit against your body. This is quite common and nothing to be scared of. This is caused by the way your body stretches and moves around throughout the day. It’s best to stop in to see a reputable piercer at this time to get fitted with an appropriately sized piece of quality jewelry that suits your healed/healing piercing. This will prevent any unnecessary snagging of the jewelry due to the excess length. There is no one size fits all with any type of piercing and jewelry can be custom made in any length you’d need. A well stocked studio will have several lengths of navel jewelry options for you to choose from with many colors and sizes of gemstones, opals, dangles, etc. If the size you need isn’t in stock, special orders are absolutely doable and can be quite fun! This way you can pick out exactly how you want your new piece of jewelry to look.
Avoid slouching while healing a navel piercing.
Not only is it bad on your back, but it can put a lot of pressure
on the bottom of the navel,pushing the jewelry upward and into
an awkward position. This can lead to the piercing migrating to an undesirable
spot by the time it heals or even completely rejecting over time.
Even once your navel piercing is fully healed, pushing the jewelry
up and down can thin out the tissue over time and lead to the piercing
migrating or fully rejecting, so just avoid playing with it.