Belly button rings as fashion accessories are gradually gaining popularity and are continually being accepted by larger social circles. Unlike before, when such accessories were deemed indecent, belly button rings are becoming an attractive way for women to display beautiful stomachs that they have achieved through exercise.
Such accessories became popular with the use of less conservative clothing. Blouses are going up as hip lines goes down. This way, the stomach is left exposed. It would look bare if it is not complemented with fashion jewelry. Thus, the concept of using belly button rings to accentuate the bare stomach area surfaced. Today, belly button rings come in different colors and in dangling forms to further capture the attention of other people.
To use belly button rings, a belly button piercing is necessary. People who decide to undergo such a procedure should be aware of the risks that go with it. Among the risks are infection of the abdomen and blood poisoning. When unclean equipment are used during the operation, infections can occur. It is therefore important that the process be only done by legitimate piercers.
A new belly button piercing should be washed once or twice daily. In doing this, sanity practices should be observed because the process can affect the body’s ability to prevent infection. Once done, ensure that the belly piercing is free of any soap residue and that it is left dry.
Generally, a belly button piercing takes more than a year to heal. During this period, a captive belly button ring is worn. Once the piercing has healed, the wearer can go back to the person who performed the procedure to have the captive belly button ring replaced with a new removable belly button ring.
Belly button rings can also be worn by pregnant women. However, they can only do so until their fifth month of pregnancy or until the skin in the stomach begins to stretch significantly.