NAVAL PIERCING  IS a type of piercing located in, or around, the navel It may heal quickly and with no problems.  like an ear piercing The most common form of navel piercing is through the upper rim of the navel.


Types of Navel Piercings:

The belly button can be pierced at different angles and sides, but generally the more common navel piercings include:

  • Upper Rim: the standard belly button piercing, at the top of the navel ring.
  • Lower Rim: at the bottom of the navel ring.
  • Sides: anywhere in between the upper and lower navel ring; typically the horizontal left or right sides.

Some people have been known to get their actual navel (out tie) pierced, which could be called a true navel piercing.  However, in my opinion, piercing an out tie should never be done due to the numerous problems that can  present themselves from healing, misplacement, and movement. It’s not safe. Don’t do it.

Some people get surface piercings around the navel to accentuate a standard navel piercing. These are not technically belly-button piercings.




Aftercare for a New Piercing;

If you stick to proper aftercare and cleaning, you should have minimal problems with just about any piercing.

The proper aftercare for navel piercing is as follows:

  • After you get the piercing, make sure that you have a pack of miniature Dixie cups and saline solution:  not “contact cleaner,” but “saline solution” sold at a pharmacy. Or use a dilute solution of sea salt (1 teaspoon sea salt to 5 ounces water).
  • Clean the navel piercing at least two to three times a day.
  • Wash your hands first.
  • Make sure to use a NEW, unused Dixie cup each day, using just enough saline to fully submerge the piercing.
  • Lay on a flat surface with the cup turned upside down on your belly, in order to fully submerge the navel, allowing the saline to work its way through the piercing.
  • Afterwards, you can dip a Q-Tip into the saline solution and gently go around both holes of the piercing to remove any excess crust or dried blood or fluids.

There is NO other reason to touch the new piercing.

Continue the process for at least a month to make sure things are fine.

You may experience crust or dried fluid for some time. Whenever this happens, use the Q-Tip to remove the dried fluid.

Rules for Navel Piercings;


Navel piercings, often referred to as belly button piercings, take six months to a year to heal. Parents considering allowing their  teenager to receive this piercing need to assess that maturity level of the individual. A teen that lacks motivation to clean  their room may not have the discipline it takes to properly care daily for an open wound, such as  a navel piercing. A commitment from the parent and teen is necessary when considering a navel piercing.