Navel Piercing


Navels are usually pierced with a bananabell or ball closure ring (BCR) around the lip of the navel. The range of jewellery now available for these piercings is tremendous. As such, multiple navel piercings are becoming much more popular. For horizontal navel piercings, see surface piercings.

At Punktured we usually pierce navels 12mm deep. As the piercing heals, the jewellery tends to migrate a little, this usually results in a depth of 8-10mm; the length in which most navel jewellery is made.



Aftercare Information for Navel Piercings

Aftercare for body piercings is vitally important. Please read the following information carefully to ensure that the risk of infection is minimised. 

* Remove dressings after four to six hours. 

* Do not touch the piercing on the first day. 

* The entrance holes will need cleaning with a saline solution twice a day for at least four months. You can make your own saline solution using one litre of boiled water and one teaspoon of unbleached sea salt. 

* Do not pick at scabs as this will cause unnecessary bleeding. Scabs prevent entry of bacteria which could cause infection; scabs will fall away when ready. 

* During the healing process, do not take the jewellery out to clean. If prolonged or major irritation occurs, consult your GP. 

* Punktured recommends waiting at least four months before changing the jewellery.

* Do not swim, use hot tubs or jacuzzis for at least 6 weeks.

* Do not sunbathe or use sunbeds for at least 6 months.

Healing times vary from person to person depending on many factors such as diet, lifestyle and stress. If you are concerned at all, contact us and we will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have. 

The navel seems to take forever to heal - anywhere from four to 18 months is typical - be patient!