The Tea: Navigating a Piercing "No," Pt. 2 (Belly)
Hey Body Candy Fam!
Happy day Body Candy babes! Alley here with another fancy edition of The Tea, my weekly vlog where we discuss piercings, body jewelry, tattoos, piercing aftercare, and pretty much anything else you can think of in the world of body mods.
Our first edition of "Navigating a Piercing 'No'" about the forward helix piercing went really well. It's time for our next edition, this time about belly button piercings. Part of having body jewelry is understanding that each of our individual bodies are different... including our bodies' unique limitations. Regardless of size, age, or shape, we're not all great candidates for a navel piercing... But that doesn't mean you have to give up on being pierced.
Let's talk about the belly button piercing and why your professional piercer might have to say "no" to giving you this iconic mod. I've also got some practical solutions for still getting a piercing that will look great. Watch my video to learn more!
- A belly button piercing is a piercing located in the skin surrounding your navel. There are several variations of this piercing, including the top, bottom, and sides of the navel, and they are sometimes pierced in pairs.
- You might be told "no" to a belly button piercing for several reasons... You might have scar tissue from a surgery, pregnancy, or previous piercing. You might also have a belly that folds over the navel (which would make you a bad candidate for healing)
- Before you get pierced, have your professional piercer take a look at your navel. If they tell you "no," don't bounce around from piercer to piercer until you get an answer you like! They said no for a reason - this will save you lots of pain and discomfort in the long run.
- Turning the no into a yes: instead of a "traditional" top-mount belly ring, you might be able to get your lower navel pierced, the sides of your navel pierced, or a surface/dermal piercing somewhere around your navel. Alternatively, a dangly belly ring makes a great substitute for dangly nipple rings if you're unable to have your nipples pierced.
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Let's talk brand new body jewelry. We've been uploading TONS of new pieces to our website. Stuff like old favorites, natural stone plugs, Halloween and creepy/witchy style pieces, and a bunch of brand new ombre looks. We're always trying to bring you the biggest selection at the best prices, and the best way to stay on top of it all is to always check in with our new arrivals section. I bet you'll find something you never though would even exist - here's a fresh link to the collection. Since today's topic was about belly rings, I thought it might be a good idea to feature our belly ring collection. Belly button rings are some of our most popular pieces - and for good reason. Navel piercings are as iconic as they come, and with the weather starting to warm up around here, bikini season is on its way. If you're looking to update your look with a new belly ring, Body Candy is the place to be. Check out all of our new belly button rings here. Let's wrap things up by talking about opal body jewelry for a minute. These tiny, colorful stones make for amazing body jewelry. They come with natural inclusions that shimmer and sparkle in the sun, often in multiple, eye-catching colors. Besides the tried-and-true white opals, we also have: blue opal body jewelry, pink opal body jewelry, green opal body jewelry, and much more. Shop the entire collection here.
I hope you liked today's episode of The Tea! I love chatting with Body Candy Babes, and The Tea is just one of my ways to do so... I've also got an "advice" column that goes out on Saturdays called Dear Alley - each week, I choose three (3) questions from pierced/modified babes around the world and answer them to the best of my ability. Do you want some advice on a piercing that's been on your mind? Have you been struggling with aftercare? Are you having trouble trying to find a professional piercer in your area? Let me help! Send your comment/question/compliment to DearAlley@bodycandy.com. I might answer your question this week!
Have you signed up for our March monthly clubs yet? Let me officially invite you to be a part of the Body Candy family - if you sign up for our monthly clubs, you'll receive three (3) specially curated pieces every month. It's all put together for you at an excellent price - $14.95 per club. Yep - $14.95 for three (3) belly rings; or three (3) sets of nipple rings; or three (3) industrial bars. We made sure to create clubs for every piercing type - besides belly, nipple, and industrial, we also offer: labret; septum/daith; cartilage earrings; tongue rings; and nose rings, with even an option for our Christopher David vitamin C serum. It's never a bad time to sign up - you'll grow your collection at an excellent and affordable price. Hurry - sign up now!