Reverse Belly Button Rings – 5 Questions Answered
Body piercing is growing in popularity as more and more people gravitate towards this form of self expression. Belly button piercing is particularly popular, especially with women. Body jewelry is piercing through the skin at the top of the navel to accent the midriff. Technically, true belly button piercing is very rare since the navel is usually sunk into the body. However, this form of body piercing usually involves piercing the skin at the top of the navel. Nevertheless, there is a new form of belly button piercing called reverse belly button piercing. To clarify what exactly the difference is, here are five answers to common questions about reverse belly button rings.
What exactly is the difference between standard and reverse belly button rings?
Reverse belly button rings involve jewelry that is inserted upwards from the piercing site and hang over the navel rather than folding into it like a ring. A reverse belly button ring is a design feature that enables jewelry makers to be more flexible with their products.
What advantages do reverse belly button rings grant?
These pieces of body jewelry, usually referred to as top down rings, are more flexible about the types of designs used. These pieces of jewelry are usually not rings at all and are more about hanging dangles or extra bits or ornamentation.
How are reverse belly button rings attached?
Instead of a ring that loops through your piercing, a reverse belly button ring attaches to your piercing site like a fish hook. A slender piece of metal is inserted into the piercing and capped off with a metal ball to secure it in place. The remainder of the jewelry hangs down over the navel. These pieces of body jewelry are far more elongated and slender in appearance compared to usual belly rings.
Do reverse belly button rings require a special type of piercing?
No. Reverse belly button rings can be used on existing belly piercings. In fact, think of these pieces of jewelry like upgrades for an existing navel piercing. No special care is needed to get a reverse belly piercing and one does not have to choose between a “normal” belly button piercing and a reverse one.
Can I get a reverse belly button piercing as my starting piece of body jewelry?
Typically no. For the piercing site to properly heal, a simple belly ring is typically used. This allows for easier care and maintenance since the jewelry is very simplistic. Once the piercing site has fully healed, typically several weeks, reverse belly button rings can be purchased and used to add that little extra flourish.
Getting a body part pierced is a decision one shouldn’t make on a whim. Hopefully this article has shed some light on what constitutes a reverse belly button ring. Consult with a piercing professional before getting your navel pierced and make sure to follow all instructions regarding the proper care of your new piercing.
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