Belly button, also known as the navel, is an area on the abdomen that is the place where the umbilical cord was attached. This is typically a hollowed area and can be pierced so jewelry can be worn. Belly button piercing is one of the most popular piercings in the world. The navel is typically hollowed and shallow but other variants are also possible. For example, there are people with a flat or raised belly button. All types of belly buttons can be pierced to wear jewelry. However, it is always a good idea to consult a piercer to confirm that you are anatomically suited for this piercing. It is important to remember that hat is pierced is typically not the belly button itself. Rather, the piercing is done through the upper rim of the navel. Other popular placement of the navel piercing are through the lower rim of the navel or through the side. It is also possible to have more than one belly button piercing done at various spots of the navel’s rim. Those who have a raised belly button can have a true navel piercing, in which the piercing goes through the navel itself.
Since navel piercing is so popular there are many jewelry pieces to go with a belly button piercing. Navel jewelry is typically richly ornamented and elegant. The most common jewelry pieces for belly button piercings is curved barbell. Many people use the variant of a curved barbell with a slight curve on the bottom, known as banana barbell. Navel barbells often contain gems, dangles, chains or charms to make the jewelry piece even more luxurious. Other jewelry options for a belly button piercing include rings, particularly fixed rings and Captive Bead Rings.