Body piercings might be in vogue, but don’t get surprised knowing that this trend originated many years back. Whether an eyebrow or the navel, tongue or some of the most sensitive regions of the body, the piercing practice has only come to the limelight recently. However, it won’t be wrong to say that the present generation taking to this extremely popular mania has reinvented a number of styles. For example, navel piercing or what we commonly call the belly button is a great way to look modish. Just be cautious of whether you would be able to carry off this look or not!
Aside the fact you must possess washboard abs (let’s call it ‘naval anatomy’!), chances of infection cannot be ruled out either. So you need to be wary of your body signals for pain and discomfort and thereby make the right move.
Belly Button Piercing and Rings
Categories of belly button piercings
If you have weighed the pros and cons right, below mentioned are some belly button piercings and rings that can be a cool fashion statement or simply another adornment.
Boot and Bell combined
With the upper region carrying a ball and the middle having a bell in a different color, this is one particular piercing that looks great on those who wish to get something unique. The cowboy look has always garnered rave reviews, which is why this category of rings containing a boot is reminiscent of the look mentioned. Go for it if you love a pop of color around the belly region.
Turquoise bead accent and feathers
Girls look dainty with a feathery touch! How about sporting a tiny little piercing with a bead at the top and feathers down there? Tones and beads have become a tad old and infusing a little work of art in the form of feathers and a subtle color is one of the trendiest ways to sport a navel piercing. Preferably stick to the silver metal.
Gong the mermaid way
Pink rose and blush pearl
‘Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude’! The saying rings true for females across all borders, situations and ages. A navel piercing in pink not only looks fabulous around the region, but this design of a pearl with a rose is a combination that would not look as lovely when done in varied shades. This is a rather small ring that you can elongate using any other accessory.
The countryside looks with bullet casing
We’ve heard of country music, but there are piercings that take us back into that era as well. A certain category of navel rings is highly characteristic of the country period and come with bullet casing. You can either get your initials or few specific letters engraved in the design just below the ball for an added effect. Go flaunt your style with élan!
White flower in Smokey amethyst
For most of us, it’s a lovely experience to explore how varied navel rings have become of late. Among the semi precious stones, you can also choose from the Smokey amethyst that comes in the pattern of a flower. The color looks amazing and so does the overall look. Needless to say, how your flat tummy can make heads turn!
Starfish combined with pearl
Handmade sun in a steel body
A number of engravings and sculpture have been done using the sun as the principal theme. Why leave navel rings? Tribal groups know handmade work extraordinary well. So try and get a sun design in their style and use it for the piercing. Amazing to see how the king of the solar system plays peek-a-boo!
Baby turtles look fascinating. Among the sea animals, starfishes and turtles are always the top choices besides various types of fishes. You can get your navel pierced with a cute turtle in any preferable shade. Add a small crystal ball at the bottom if you like something dangling.
Colored gemstone and elephant
A rare combination no doubt! Tiny elephants made in steel or silver when fixed in the form of a piercing at the belly can get a number of likes if you can carry off the look. How about adding a dash of color like a red gemstone?
Silver fish hook
Well this can be a little painful. But if you decide to proceed with a ‘fishy’ hook, there’s no stopping you! The pattern is in the form of a hook that resembles a fish, which looks absolutely stunning when fixed to the navel region. As stressed earlier, this design being a tad inverted can be discomforting during the piercing process.
The rhinestone crown
Want to look royal? S what if you don’t have a crown on your head; belly button designed like a crown and made with something as semi precious as rhinestone is a quirky body piercing. Ensure that the accessory sparkles for that is exactly where others are likely to see. This is an exclusive ring that jewelry freaks can fall for.
Opal starburst ring in mint green
The best thing about choosing unconventional shades for your button ring is the unique appeal it exudes. An opal stone in a color as mint green and shaped like a star cum flower is rarely found to qualify for a navel ring. So this is an idea that you can set you apart from many others.
Multicolored opal stud
Just because your friend likes something dangling doesn’t necessitate you feeling the same. For those who like sticking to studs, belly button in a multicolored opal stone looks stylish, simple and elegant. In fact, the hues you get from different angles makes the ring gain an upper hand over many others. Try it and be surprised at the number of heads you turn.
The Plumeria flower effect
Not many are aware of this beautiful looking flower that has become a common option for belly piercing. You can take your pick from the color choices available- green, pink, periwinkle purple and so on. Basically, the flower looks so dainty that regardless of the shade you choose, it looks fabulous on a flat belly. Try crop tops to get instantly noticed.
Dream Catcher ring
Native American cultures place a lot of emphasis on the dream catchers. Most are handmade and based on willow hoops. So with the net in the in middle and a feather or two at the bottom, this is one great choice that can grasp the attention of many.
Arrowhead jewelry piercing
Whoever said a ‘quiver of arrows’ or maybe just a single one looks amazing in the form of a tattoo has not tried belly button. The pointed edge of the arrow in silver or mixed metals can indeed look ‘wow’ once you have fixed the button at the right place.
Bow tie look
Small and special, the bow tie look in navel piercing is attained using a minute bow and a dangling tie (which can be optional) in semi precious stones. Most celebs have already taken to this smart and cute look, which is reason enough for you to follow suit.
Crystal balls are no doubt amazing to us and indeed they look great when sported as a multi shaded one in the form of a navel ring. This type of button is generally too small, yet many dream of this particular accessory simply because of its simple and clutter free look.
Set of small balls
Five or six or even more, a cluster of balls equidistant from each other around the belly region looks stunning. In case you are not too fond of a variety of patterns, sticking to simple steel or silver balls is a safer option. Now instead of one, get a few more and form a pattern. Thank us later when people fail to get their eyes off you, your navel to be precise.
Chained with a star
Aside the starfish, the star can never go amiss when it comes to belly rings. While some women prefer a simple look, others like it with a chain. This design is feminine and very sober, especially if both the star and the chain are in pearl or silver.
Heart shaped ring
The shape of the heart can convey so much, so why not consider it as another big selling design for piercings? You can play with the metal, for example, one side in steel and the other in multiple stones to distinguish the borders well. Get this button if lovey-dovey things are what make you weak in your knees.
Belly button rings set
The best of friends and sometimes lovers can choose to get a matching set of belly piercing for themselves. From the color to the design, there should be perfect coordination in both the sets if done together. This is a fairly new concept that’s fast catching up.
That ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ requires no second mention. The fact that most women are ready to get their belly button in a simple diamond stud speaks volumes about how much they cherish this metal even when these piercings are not exposed always. Never mind… it’s just making one feel on top of the world, to oneself.
Sometimes going dual is a choice that most people opt for the simple reason it makes them feel a little different to the rest. As long as you remember the pain involved, it’s recommended to go ahead and get the piercing.
Normal is the best
Individual choices vary and that propels a large number of piercing enthusiasts to stick to the most normal route. In other words, belly buttons are true fashion statements. Why try something quirky when you know the look isn’t meant for you? Stick to the natural route and see how words of praise keep flowing.
Factors to consider before piercing
Now that you have belly button piercings and rings to flaunt, most of us seem to ignore few vital factors. Here’s taking a look at few:
At the very outset, a first time ring is meant to be a simple barbell in a curbed shape and not the decorative ones. With a number of gems and dangles, there are chances of them getting attached to some other object mistakenly. Besides, they can also lead to infections. A safe step would be to choose a ring that’s hypoallergenic, particularly those having sensitivity towards nickel or few other metals.
The piercings can be of various types depending on your preference. The most common one is the banana form and is the most standard one. The bottom shape is large and dangles look lovely when worn in this pattern. There’s the spiral one that looks more decorative but meant for short-term wear. You also have other types like super spiral, top drop and many more to choose from.
The last and the most important thing is the safety. Always ensure that the navel region is kept clean and your artist guides you with the best techniques in maintaining the button. It is for this reason why a reputable piercer known to offer a good price is recommended than others who take to cheaper alternatives.