8 gauge circular barbell
Quotes from Piercing FAQ
Suggested Navel Piercing Procedure
I encourage all piercers to carefully mark both the inside and outside of navel piercings to insure that the piercing does not contain too much tissue. All other piercings are marked on both sides and we see much better results in overall appearance and healing. I believe that navel piercings should be performed with equal care and precision.
Clean the navel with the piercee lying down, and mark a preliminary inner placement dot. Assess the overall situation; if the navel area spreads and/or flattens with no visible flap remaining, a Curved Barbell should be used.
Have the piercee stand and mark a visually attractive and desirable outer placement.
Lying down again, carefully measure the distance between the marks.
Adjust the marks to create a placement width that will accommodate the jewelry of choice. Generally, both marks will need to be moved closer together to create a balanced and attractive placement.
The final placement marks must be aligned and fine tuned with the piercee standing. Make sure that the final width remains consistent with the chosen jewelry. The initial Curved Barbell size should be 1/16» longer than the maximum width of the piercing as measured with the piercee lying down.
Keep in mind that a 5/8» ring often causes irritation to the bottom of the navel. The piercee may benefit from wearing a Curved Barbell most of the time.
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