Is sterling silver good for belly button piercings?
Unlike pieces that are made of inexpensive steel alloys that may contain nickel, brass or other base metals, sterling silver jewelry doesn’t contain metal additions that can cause allergic reaction.
Can you put a hoop in a belly button piercing?
Depending on your anatomy, your piercer may have suggested a hoop and not a barbell to speed up your healing process, which, all good and everything, but every day with a hoop and not a barbell was basically the same as not even having your belly pierced.
What type of metal is best for belly button rings?
If you have sensitive skin, steel, titanium and BioFlex are your best bets, with titanium being the best of the two metal options. Titanium belly button rings are made of the most inert metal, so they’re the least likely to trigger an allergic reaction.
What size hoop should I get for my belly button?
Belly Ring Sizing Guide Professional belly piercings are performed in a standard 14g (gauge width) and pierced to fit the standard size 10mm (3/8) and 11mm (7/16) belly rings. All of our navel rings are supplied within the standard size range unless otherwise stated.
What material should your belly button piercing be?
Surgical stainless steel and titanium are the two most common (and recommended) metals for a starter belly button ring. Titanium is an extremely “inert” material, meaning that it’s the least unlikely to cause a bad reaction.
When should you change your belly button ring?
In general, expect to wait three months to a year before you’re able to switch out the original jewelry. A good sign that it’s done healing is that you can move it easily. The skin around your piercing should also look more or less the way it did before you got pierced. There should be no swelling or any discharge.
What size belly button ring do piercers use?
Most belly button piercings are done with a curved barbell preferably made of 14k gold, 18k gold, or high-quality titanium. The standard size for a navel piercing is 14 Gauge (aka 14G). You should never use a barbell thinner than 18G since a higher gauged needle presents more risk of rejection, tearing, and migration.
What is the best metal for belly bars?
Titanium is one the best materials you can buy. Solid titanium belly piercings are also used when you are getting pierced for the first time. Great choice for people with sensitive skin and nickel-allergies. Extremely durable, no discolouration, 100% nickel-free, lighter than steel.
Do bellybutton piercings smell?
Belly button piercings can become infected. An infection can create fluid or pus, known as discharge, that can smell bad. Discharge may be thick and yellow or green in color, and it may harden into a crust around the piercing.