Belly Jewelry Tips

14k Gold Triple Prong Set Heart Dangle Curved Barbell

14k Gold Triple Prong Set Heart Dangle Curved Barbell

Belly (navel) piercing is among the most popular types of piercings. Luckily, it also means there are enough quality, body-safe jewelry pieces you can find. Belly jewelry comes in many different styles, materials and sizes, so you’ll sure be able to find something you truly like.

Choosing Safe Jewelry

The large number of different belly jewelry pieces also means that there are many subpar jewelry products you can find. You can buy belly jewelry almost anywhere: at a mall, or even on the streets. More often than not, these jewelry pieces are of poor quality and can endanger your health.

To keep yourself safe, it’s important to stick to reliable stores and only use jewelry made of body-safe materials. This is the only way to ensure satisfaction and to keep yourself safe and healthy. It also means you will have to pay a bit more than for that cheap jewelry piece you can find at a mall, but trust us, it’s a money well-spent. You don’t want to endanger your health, risk allergies (or worse conditions), experience infections and inflammation, or have your piercing rejected, just to save a few bucks. At the same time, you don’t really have to spend a fortune on a quality jewelry piece. There are many reasonably priced but still high-quality products you can find. What is important is to stay away from the cheap pieces (cheap both in price and craft).

Navel Piercing Tips

To keep yourself on the safe side and to keep your belly piercing clean, you need to stick to a few rules. Here are the basic navel piercing tips to follow:

  • Wait until your belly piercing is fully healed to change your jewelry. It’s true that most initial piercing jewelry pieces are very plain and simple, but there’s a reason for it. It’s understandable that you want to try different jewelry styles, but patience is important here. You need to wait for your new belly piercing to completely heal before you can try new jewelry. Remember, it can take as long as 9 months for your belly piercing to heal completely. In the most cases, it’s safe to change jewelry after 4-6 months, but keep in mind that healing time is individual.
  • Make sure to protect your belly jewelry from being snagged on clothing during healing time. Use an eye patch or hard plastic and secure it over your belly to protect both the piercing and jewelry.
  • Most common belly jewelry pieces are 3/8 inches long, but there are many other sizes to choose from. When picking the best belly jewelry for yourself, make sure that it’s not too small. Short navel jewelry can irritate the skin and it opens the door to infections and inflammation.
  • Always pick lightweight belly jewelry pieces. Heavy jewelry can make your skin sore and it can stretch your piercing even if you don’t want that to happen. Not to mention that heavy jewelry can make a problem when moving or changing clothes. If you really love heavy jewelry, don’t wear it for a long period of time. Never sleep with heavy belly jewelry.
  • Be careful with overly complicated jewelry pieces. There are many gorgeous belly curved barbells with lots of gems and dangles, and it’s understandable you might want to wear them in special situations. However, these jewelry pieces are best not to be worn every day. They can get caught on clothes. Also, these jewelry pieces are there to be shown, so wear them only when you want to have your belly shown.
  • People with the so-called “outie” belly button can have a true navel piercing, where the navel itself is pierced (as the opposite of just the skin above or under it). These people can also wear unique jewelry pieces in their belly piercing.

Popular Piercings and Jewelry Types

Titanium Star Curved Barbell

Titanium Star Curved Barbell

Piercing is a popular form of body modification and all enthusiast who love various piercing styles can enjoy many different types of jewelry. The choice of jewelry is often a very personal one. In a way, it will depend on the body part and the type of piercing you have. For example, certain piercing types require straight barbells as the basic form of jewelry while others require curved barbells, captive bead rings, flesh tunnels, etc. Generally speaking, though, most piercings can use many different types of body jewelry, so it’s often the question of one’s personal preferences and style.

Your body jewelry should suit you and make you express yourself in the best possible way. It should show who you are and it should be something you truly like and feel comfortable with. Many people have one style they stick to, while others like to experiment. Some people prefer simple body jewelry types while others go for more elaborate, complex designs. There is no right or wrong way to go here.

There are some popular piercing types and body parts many people choose to pierce, and these piercings often require a certain type of jewelry. Within these types, you are free to choose designs you like the most.

Earlobe

Earlobe piercing is the most common body piercing. It’s so common and socially accepted that it’s often not even considered body piercing in “true” sense. There are many types of earrings people like to wear in their earlobes, and the choice of designs and materials is endless. Rings, dangling jewelry types and other forms are popular.

Special type of earlobe piercing is a stretched earlobe piercing, erroneously known as “gauge”. These piercings are stretched to a larger size so a different type of jewelry can be worn in the stretched hole, such as ear plug, earlet, flesh tunnel, tusk, spiral, and others. These jewelry types are often made of organic materials and they can be very effective. The “trick” when choosing jewelry for stretched piercing is to always choose the correct gauge. Wrong size can put a pressure on your piercing and tear your earlobe, which can lead to infections and other problems. Therefore, before choosing a design you like, you need to make sure the jewelry is of a correct gauge and also made of a body-safe material you can wear safely.

Ear Cartilage

Heart Helix Cuff for Ear Cartilage Piercing

Heart Helix Cuff for Ear Cartilage Piercing

Various types of ear cartilage piercings are also popular. These piercings are suitable for many different jewelry types, so you can choose between rings or barbells, depending on your style. People who have multiple cartilage piercings often like to connect them with the same jewelry piece. The most popular form of this is the industrial piercing, usually connected by a long straight barbell, but there are other possibilities. Some people use spiraled barbells or chains to connect their cartilage piercings. Many jewelry types also incorporate dangling gems or pendants.

Navel

Navel piercing is one of the most popular forms of piercings. Jewelry used for this type of piercing is often known as “belly rings” or “navel rings”, even though the most popular jewelry type for this type of piercing is not a ring but a curved barbell. There are many curved barbell designs to choose from, such as simple surgical steel barbells with spherical balls or more elaborate designs with pendants, gems and other ornaments.

Another popular type of jewelry for this type of piercing is the actual ring. Captive bead rings are popular, but their downside is that they can get caught on clothing. Therefore, they are recommended only for fully healed piercings.

Nose

Certain types of nose piercings are very common. Nostril piercing, for example, is among the most popular forms of piercing. It is a relatively simple piercing and jewelry types used for this piercing are simple but very effective. Many people choose simple studs and nose screws with bright gems on top for nostril piercings. A good thing about this type of piercing is that it can be very understated and easy to hide for work and other occasions: all you need to do is to choose a flesh-colored nose plug or stud. Some people prefer to wear nose rings instead of studs and screws.

Another popular type of nose piercing is septum piercing. It is a bit more complex type of piercing but it’s very effective. There are many different jewelry designs suitable for this type of piercing, such as rings and curved barbells. Depending on the style, a septum piercing jewelry can be simple or bold and more pronounced.

Eyebrow

Another popular piercing location is the eyebrow. Eyebrow piercing can look very beautiful and effective, but the downside is that eyebrow piercing tends to be very sensitive. Remember, eyebrow piercing is basically a surface piercing, which means there’s a relatively high risk of migration and rejection.

Also, this type of piercing has a high risk of becoming infected. For this reason, it’s important to choose jewelry carefully and with some consideration. Make sure to pick a body safe jewelry material and a jewelry suitable to be worn in an eyebrow piercing without a problem. Simple barbells look effective and they don’t pose much problems. Rings are another popular choice but you need to be careful not to make them caught on the clothing or hair.

Lips and Tongue

Titanium Micro Labret

Titanium Micro Labret

Many people choose to get their lips and tongue pierced. These piercings are very common but it’s important to be careful because of the sensitive tissue. Also, another risk associated with this type of piercings come from the fact lips and tongue regularly come in contact with food, so it’s another thing to keep in mind.

Generally speaking, lip piercings usually use labrets. This is a perfect jewelry type for this form of piercing. It’s effective but relatively simple and it doesn’t interfere with eating or brushing your teeth. However, labrets are not the only jewelry type used for lip piercings; many people prefer to use rings and other jewelry types.

Tongue piercing is more complex and the healing time is longer, so it requires special attention. Jewelry used for tongue piercing must be made of high-quality, body safe materials because it comes in contact with sensitive tissue.

Genital Piercing

While not as common as other type of body piercings, genital piercing has many proponents. Both men and women choose different types of genital piercings and jewelry types. As a general rule, jewelry worn in a genital piercing must be made of a high quality, body-safe material. Most jewelry types are relatively simple in design and have a smooth surface so they don’t pose a problem while walking or sitting. One advantage of genital piercing is that it can be used to enhance sexual pleasure for both partners.

Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Day Body Jewelry

Valentine’s Day items are full of hearts and cuteness. To surprise your significant other, think about beautiful body jewelry made with heart gems. This is a great gift for all body jewelry enthusiasts. The Chain Gang offers high-quality body jewelry made of safe materials and at affordable prices.

Some of the best heart-shaped body jewelry:

14K GOLD HEART INDUSTRIAL BARBELL

14k Gold Heart Industrial Barbell

This is a great industrial barbell made to emphasize your industrial piercing and to make it more attractive. The pieces are threaded and come apart on both sides of the center piece, so the insertion is easy. The heart center piece is made of 14k white gold. The whole piece is made of nickel-free 14k gold.

14k Gold Dolphin Heart Curved Barbell

14k Gold Dolphin Heart Curved Barbell

This is a very beautiful jewelry piece, ideal for navel piercing. It includes a cute dolphin and a heart gem (6x6mm in size). The gold used for this jewelry is 14k nickel-free and it’s available either in yellow or white gold. The gems used are genuine, hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. You may request to replace them with other type of genuine precious stones.

Silver Heart Nipple Chain with Titanium Straight Barbell

Silver Heart Nipple Chain With Titanium Straight Barbell

This is a beautiful nipple chain made of Sterling Silver and with a titanium straight barbell attached. The heart chain is very elegant and made to enhance the nipple and add some sparkling to it. Ideal for all fans of beautiful nipple jewelry.

Jeweled Heart Curved Barbell

Jeweled Heart Curved Barbell

This beautiful curved barbell has an attractive heart attachment made of pure Sterling Silver, while the barbell itself is made of surgical steel. It contains clear gems so it sparkles and attracts attention.

Heart Nipple Cover

Heart Nipple CoverThis is an ideal gift for all fans of nipple shields. This heart-shaped nipple cover is elegant and provides a very unique look for your nipple. The shield is made of Sterling Sliver while the barbell is made of 316LVM Surgical Steel. This particular jewelry piece has a clear stone in the center to accent the jewelry.

Heart Basket Hybrid Fixed Ring

Heart Basket Hybrid Fixed RingThis gorgeous heart gem set fixed ring has a setting made of 14k nickel-free gold, while the ring itself is made of 316LVM Surgical Steel. The heart gem is 6x6mm in size. The setting is attached to the ring for the best security. The gem setting is available either in 14k white or yellow gold.

Titanium Sacred Heart Curved Barbell

Titanium Sacred Heart Curved BarbellThis beautiful and effective curved barbell is a perfect gift for all fans of titanium body jewelry. Made of G23 titanium, this barbell has an added Sterling Silver design and setting with a red heart shaped gem.

14k Heart Eyebrow Curved Barbell

14k Heart Eyebrow Curved BarbellA very cute and effective eyebrow piece. This is a 14k gold micro curved barbell made to be super comfortable but effective. It includes a 4mm heart gem. The gold used is 14k nickel-free yellow or white gold. The gems used are genuine, hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. If you wish to replace them, you may choose some other genuine stones to include in the jewelry.

14K Gem Set Heart Labret

14K Gem Set Heart LabretThis beautiful labret is made of 14k nickel-free gold with a gem set heart attached. The labret is internally threaded for the best comfort. The heart gem is 4mm in size. You may choose between 14k yellow or white gold. The gems used are genuine, hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. You may replace them with other genuine stones, if that is what you prefer.

14k Gold Large Heart Curved Barbell

14k Gold Large Heart Curved BarbellThis is a gorgeous curved barbell that makes a great addition to any body jewelry collection. The barbell is made of nickel-free 14k gold and it’s available either in yellow or white gold. The heart gem is 8x8mm in size. The gems used are genuine, hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. We can have them replaced with some other genuine precious stones at your request.

Large Flower Hybrid Curved Barbell

Large Flower Hybrid Curved Barbell

The Large Flower Hybrid Curved Barbell has a total of 7 gems at 3mm each the setting is made out of 14k Gold and the Curved Barbell is made out of Surgical Steel. The Large Flower is permanently attached to the Curved Barbell and is about 7/16″ in diameter. This piece gives you the option to have a Surgical Steel or a 14k Gold Gem Ball. This is also internally threaded for your comfort. The Flower settings can be made in either White or Yellow Gold.

14k Gold Trillion Fixed Ring

The Gold Trillion Fixed Ring is a Classic piece that has come to stay. With all the sparkle the gem gives off in this cut it’s bound to be popular though. This piece can be customized in either 14k White or Yellow Nickel Free Gold and can be set for either a Nipple or Navel, or any other vertical or horizontal piercing, the choice is up to you. This piece is very classy and looks great where ever you might want to wear it.

Spring Bloom Navel Orbital

Spring Bloom Navel Orbital

These Navel Orbital’s come with a Surgical Steel Gem Set Curved Barbell in your choice of colors, and the Orbital is made from Sterling Silver. They just slip on and off of the barbell, so you can wear the Orbital or just the gem set curved barbell, you are actually getting 2 different navel pieces with this deal.  They are great for special occasions, or even to wear all of the time. These are not the Tin or Pot Metal types that you may have seen already, and also unlike others, we do include the Gem Set Curved Barbell with your Orbital.

Jeweled Heart Curved Barbell

Jeweled Heart Curved Barbell

The Jeweled Heart Curved Barbell has a Surgical Steel shaft and the Heart attachment is made out of pure sterling Silver. This piece contains clear gems so that it sparkles beautifully in your piercing to catch anyone’s eye.

Stunning Large Flower Hybrid Spiral available now at The Chain Gang

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Pregnant with a navel piercing?

Lucite Navel Retainers

Lucite Navel Retainers

Belly button Piercings and Pregnancy’s are two things that have not gone well together in years past. Once you found out that you we pregnant the doctor would want you to immediate remove the navel jewelry, because the jewelry would not adjust to the way your body was going to be changing, which would cause the skin to tighten to much and tear at the navel piercing.

Now there is a great solution so that you can keep your piercing if you want to. The solution is the bendable Navel Retainer. It will bend to the shape of your body and they are available up to 3 inches long. They are made of soft, bendable material. It works great with all navel piercings, and also many Surface Piercings if they do not have over 30 degree angles.

You can even cut this material with scissors and re-thread it with a regular Surgical Steel ball if you need a shorter Length than what you ordered. You can use regular Surgical Steel Balls, the Bioplast or Acrylic balls or pretty much any balls you would like, even 14K Gold Gem balls.

This is such a wonderful new product for women, because we no longer have to go through the trouble of removing the barbell and getting re-pierced after the baby is born.

This Barbell will also let you pass through security stations without being harassed because like the Acrylic there is no metal at all in the piece. It will also let you go through medical procedures as well such as x-rays and MRI’s with out a problem. These both are provided that you are using the Bioplast or Acrylic balls though.