Navel piercing is not a cosmetic procedure at all, as is commonly believed, but an operation. It consists in local piercing of the skin to wear jewelry in these places. It is worth remembering that while piercing, you can harm your health, as the skin area is injured.
If you decide to get pierced, go only to specialized salons that have certified equipment and a medical license.
Belly button piercing is considered to be the oldest method of body decoration. It is known that in Ancient Egypt persons and priestesses close to the pharaoh pierced their navels as proof of their status. Today, piercing is available to almost everyone.
Before piercing, the area around the navel is treated with an antiseptic. After that, a certain place is measured out and the decoration is selected, taking into account the anatomical structure. Piercing jewelry varies in size and design. As a rule, they are 6, 8, 10, 12 mm. This procedure must be trusted exclusively by professionals. After the operation, you must not visit saunas, swimming pools. If over time the puncture gets bored, you can simply remove the jewelry. After a certain time, the hole will heal, leaving a barely visible scar.
Navel piercing material
It should be noted that there are two concepts - secondary and primary navel piercing. For the initial puncture, an exceptionally high-quality material with increased biological compatibility is required. These include 750 gold and titanium alloy, as well as niobium, teflon and plastic. A secondary puncture of the navel (healed hole) can be carried out using jewelry made of 585 gold, surgical steel. Low-grade silver and gold are not suitable for navel piercings, as they contain impurities that sensitive skin can respond to with an allergic reaction.
The use of jewelry made from low-quality materials can serve as the release of certain alloy components into the blood and skin. This will cause pigmentation to appear. If you are at a loss when choosing your piercing jewelry, seek the help of a qualified professional.
Before carrying out any manipulations with the puncture, you should disinfect your hands. If you decide to change your jewelry, you must first sterilize it. Chlorhexidinemerimistine should be used to treat the wound. It will not burn the wound, despite the alcohol base. Please note: when treating a puncture with hydrogen peroxide or other means containing alcohol, there is a slight darkening of the wound. You shouldn't be concerned about this. Remember: a healed puncture must be regularly processed and promoted (rolled) the jewelry, removing sebum, dirt and sweat from it. To do this, use detergent cosmetics.