What is double belly button piercing
Belly button piercing is considered to be a stylish surface piercing for making a one-of-a-kind statement. However, there are many passionate body piercing enthusiasts interested in getting a double belly button piercing done for extravagant belly decoration. As the name implies, two piercings are placed on the navel. A common fashion trend among the well-renowned pop stars, you can give it a try to show off your well-maintained belly. It is sometimes referred to as double navel piercing.
Double belly button piercing procedure
Since it is one of the variations of belly button piercing, the piercing is carried out in the same manner by inserting a sterilized, hollow needle through the surface of the navel twice and placing the jewelry.
Double belly button piercing pain
Like the standard belly button piercing, it is going to cause a sharp pain during the process. The double pierced navel might also bruise and swell for a couple of days as it happens in other types of body piercings.
Double belly button piercing aftercare
- Soak a sterilized cotton ball in warm salt water and press gently against the pierced belly button
- Rinse the jewelry properly while taking a shower with a mild soap
- Pat dry the perforated area with clean paper towel
- Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes or waistbands to prevent the jewelry from getting caught and injuring the navel
- Do not apply cosmetics, antibacterial ointments, or a body deodorant on the pierced navel
- Avoid sleeping on the piercing
Double belly button piercing healing
You can expect it to heal completely within a period of 6 to 12 months.
Double belly button piercing infection and complications
Cleaning the piercing two times a day is mandatory to prevent it from getting infected. While swelling and redness are generally the after effects of piercing, severe pain and yellow pus discharge points to infection, requiring medical assistance. Use of poor quality jewelry or having an increased sensitivity to metals might lead to jewelry rejection and migration. Discuss with the professional piercer regarding the type of jewelry that should be used before undergoing the procedure to avoid scars on the belly button.
Double belly button piercing jewelry
Flaunt your double pierced navel with gorgeous dangles, barbells, plain bars, rings and studs to make a bold fashion statement. Opting for titanium, surgical steel or gold jewelry would be advisable for those with sensitive skin.
Double belly button piercing cost
Well-qualified piercing salons are going to charge you somewhere between $40 and $100 for the piercing.
Double belly button piercing variations
Double belly button vertical piercing
Here the two piercings are placed at the upper and lower edge of the navel, respectively. Wearing stunning surface bars makes it appear like a row of 4 vertical balls.
Double belly button horizontal piercing
The two sides of the belly button are perforated making them look like separate piercings. Connect both the piercings with a long barbell for a sophisticated look.
Double belly button top piercing
Both the piercings are done at the upper edge of the belly button, maintaining some gap in between.
Combo /Quad belly button piercing
Although a quadruple piercing, it is a blend of double vertical piercing and double horizontal piercing, representing the “+” pattern on the navel. You can combine differently designed jewelry for embellishing the piercing.