A belly button ring is a popular accessory among women younger and older. It is a fashion statement that can be hidden by long shirts if needed, or it can accent the stomach area if you wear a bathing suit or a cropped top. There are several kinds of rings to purchase, such as dangle belly button rings that hang down a little farther from the naval and gemstones that sparkle in the sunlight.
A few things you need to keep in mind before and after getting a belly ring. They usually heal quickly, but they are prone to infection as they are exposed to water from taking a shower and various articles of clothing. You need to protect the area as much as possible so that the ring isn’t ripped from the naval, even after the area has healed. If you choose to get a ring that dangles, then you need to make sure it isn’t caught on a zipper, button and other items that are on clothing as this could lead to the ring being pulled from the skin.
If you see any kind of infection developing, remove the ring and treat the area with antibiotics. If the piercing has not closed, then try to put the ring back in, but if it has closed, then it’s best to try to get it pierced again. Consider using a higher quality jewelry with a belly piercing as this can sometimes help in keeping down the risk of infections. There are a few different types of piercings. You could get one that is on the upper rim or one that is on the lower. The upper rim is a better location for rings that dangle. You could also get a side piercing.
A saline solution is good for keeping on hand to clean the piercing after it’s done. You want to use this for at least six weeks. Clean the area two to three times a day until it is healed. Wear clothing that is loose on the skin so that it does not catch the jewelry.