Piercing, a version of body modification, has been around since ancient times. Egyptian pharaohs practiced navel piercing, believing it denoted the transition from life to the eternal afterlife. Hindus believe that piercings in the navel align with and enhance the third chakra, governing emotions, self-esteem, and self-control. It became common in Western culture in the 1990s.
What is Navel Jewelry?
Navel piercing jewelry is an adornment that enhances the abdomen. They are made from various materials, including 316L surgical grade stainless steel, titanium, or surgical steel with a titanium coating. Navel piercing jewelry is also found in 24 or 14 karat gold and can include precious or semiprecious gems. Styles include:
Banana bells – These comfortable, easy to insert curved barbells with balls at the top and bottom are the most popular style of navel jewelry. They often have a hanging charm or decorative bottom.
BCR – Also known as ball captive rings, this type of navel jewelry is shaped slightly differently than curved barbells. Many who have been pierced initially with captive jewelry favor this style.
Top drop – Similar to a banana bell, this type of jewelry has a dangling charm at the top rather than the bottom.
Spiral belly rings – These navel rings are inserted a full revolution to secure the spiral-shaped jewelry in the piercing. They may have two ball tips, a single decorative end, or a free-hanging charm.
Super spirals – Super spirals require multiple revolutions to insert and may hang down from the navel. They are typically terminated with simple balls.
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