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Navel Piercing

  Upper Vertical Navel Piercing         Reverse navel Piercing                    Multi Navel Piercings                Horizontal Navel Piercing                 True Navel Piercing


Navel Piercing also known as belly button piercing isconsidered the sexiest piercing of all and looks very sensual on a well-tonedstomach.  Navel piercing was said to be prevalent among Egyptian Pharaohsand aristocrats and was a symbol of courage among then.  In present timesnavel piercing is most common among women, especially among the younger lot. Itcame back in vogue after the invention of the bikini in the 1950s. Pop singerMadonna further popularized it and model Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbellimmortalized it on the ramp. They are very popular among teenage girls not justfor their appearance but also for the fact that they can be easily concealedwith clothes.

The actual navel is not pierced during most kinds of navelpiercing and it is actually the skin around the navel that is pierced. The types of belly piercings are

1.Upper Vertical Navel Piercing

It is the most common form of Navel piercing. It is wherethe piercing is placed through the upper ridge or rim of the belly buttonthrough to the interior of the navel.

2.Reverse navel Piercing or Vertical Inverse Navel Piercing 

It is the opposite of the vertical upper navel piercing. Itis a piercing placed on the bottom ridge of the navel and goes through thebottom rim to the interior of the navel.

When both the above piercings are performed it is called aDouble Navel Piercing.


3.True Navel Piercing

This is performed on people with outie belly buttons that iswhen the umbilical scar tissue is protruding from the navel. This is the onlytype of belly button piercing where the actual navel which is the small nub ofscar tissue is pierced.

4.Horizontal Navel Piercing

It is usually a form of surface piercing and does notinvolve passing through the rim into the navel. It is instead a piercing thatpasses horizontally above or below the navel instead of going through itsridge.

Another form of horizontal piercing which is not surfacepiercing is when two separate piercings are performed on either sides of thenavel passing through its side ridges. These two piercings are usually joinedwith one long barbell.


5.Multi Navel Piercings

This involves piercing the rim several times. It can be acombination of two or more of the above types of piercings.  One type ofmultiple navel piercing is the navel industrial, in which a solid or flexiblebarbell passes through two piercings. Try and give a reasonable gap betweeneach piecing in case of multiple piercings.


These piercings can take up to a year to heal. Standard carefor new piercings must be taken during the entire healing process and properand trusted after careproducts must be used on it

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