Info: Belly Button Rings

Why would I want a belly button ring?

Belly rings are a sexy way to say something unique about yourself. First of all, the navel is just a sexy part of your body - anything you do to it highlights how sexy it really is. Second, there are so many unique belly ring designs that it's really not that hard to find one that both complements your unique tummy and your unique interests and hobbies. You can find cute little butterflies or dangly hearts or creeping spiders - whatever suits your taste.

What kind of metal do I want?

First of all, the metal that any body jewelry is made of is very important. If the metal isn't of high enough quality (like if it has too much nickel or other metal alloy mixed in), there's the risk that you will experience metal allergies, since navel piercings are in such a sensitive part of the body. For this reason, sterling silver is not a recommended metal for belly button rings. The safest metal is 316L surgical grade stainless steel.

How can I care for my piercing?

The most important thing is to make sure you wash your hands with antibacterial soap before touching your navel jewelry or the area around it. It's tempting to play with your jewelry all the time, but too much touching leaves you at risk of a painful infection. The Association of Professional Piercers recommends that the piercing itself should be cleaned once or twice a day with anti-microbial soap or non-iodized sea salt.

Pugster, Inc., Jewelers  Retail, Pasadena, CA