It has been said that the navel piercing dates back to the time of ancient Egypt and was a sign of royalty. However there is no proof that this is the case. The piercing seems to be a modern invention that since the 1990s has grown to be very popular and helped to bring Body Piercing out of the Underground and into popular culture. Except for the ear lobe it is the most common piercing today.
Other then adornment the navel piercing really has no other advantage or use.
DISADVANTAGES AND CONCERNS:
Due to the location of the piercing it is more prone to migration, becoming affected and/or infected. Due to a large part because of clothing that is in contact with the piercing.
MAIN HASSLES & HEALING TIME:
The piercing must be cleaned twice daily, clothing must have a waist band that is well below the navel, can not sleep on your stomach, cross contamination prevention and no swimming. Average healing time is 6-12 months.
- Healing Time: 6 months to a year
- Common Jewelry: 14g to 10g 7/16 to 1/2
- Axiom base price with
- 14g Implant Grade Steel Captive Bead Ring - $55.00
- 14g Implant Grade Steel Curved Barbell -$60.00
- Pain level on a scale of 1-10: between 2-4
For Aftercare Instructions go to Basic Aftercare Instructions
For additional information on jewelry go to here.