In the past, belly button piercing used to be seen as daring, and to some people even shocking. But as modern fashion trends have sent hip lines going down and tops going up, that line of skin across the stomach has become the perfect place to showcase all sorts of interesting body jewellery. Now putting in belly rings is almost as common as putting in a new set of earrings. And it’s not all plain studs or bars either; the growing popularity of belly button piercing has seen the variety of jewellery on offer expand enormously. These days, all you have to do is jump online to find that perfect design to complement your look.
So what exactly can you find? Designs are based around three styles. You’ve got the bar, the stud, and naval rings. From there it’s probably a good idea to start using your imagination. First off, there’s the different metals the jewellery is made out of, ranging from surgical steel and sterling silver to gold-plated, titanium and even rubber. And, of course, these are all available in a wide range of colours and shapes. If you’ve never had a piercing before, or if you’re not entirely sure if the look is for you, there’s also a variety of fake belly button jewellery to choose from; it simply clips onto the navel, allowing you to wear the piece in comfort while looking like you’ve got the real thing.
Already been pierced? Or feeling like you’re ready to take the plunge? There’s probably a design out there to fit your every mood and every outfit in your wardrobe. Really, there is. Off to see your favourite team in the playoffs? Why not try some baseball belly button rings. Comic book or movie fan? How about a cool spiderman face or x-men X. Romantic date? Belly button jewellery made from expensive metals and set with precious stones can suit any important occasion. The choices are limitless. Gone are the days of having the one stud; it’s time to start thinking of belly button jewellery like you would a necklace, ring or pair of earrings. You don’t have one. You have a whole range so you can walk out the door looking good and feeling confident, no matter where you’re off to.