This is a popular piece of body jewelry because it conveniently allows the wearer to remove the ring by simply removing the captive bead, the bead is held firmly in place so that it will not easily fall out.
Consequently, what kind of ring do they pierce your belly button with?
Most belly button piercings are done with a curved barbell preferably made of 14k gold, 18k gold, or high-quality titanium. The standard size for a navel piercing is 14 Gauge (aka 14G). You should never use a barbell thinner than 18G since a higher gauged needle presents more risk of rejection, tearing, and migration.
Keeping this in consideration, what do you do when you lose your belly button ring ball?
How do you secure a captive bead ring?
Traditional captive bead rings, or CBRs, hold a bead in place using the ring’s own tension/pressure. The rounded ends of the captive bead ring fit into two little dimpled indentations on either side of the captive bead to hold it in place.
Close the ring using pliers.
Place your open pliers around the outside of the open ring. Squeeze the nose of the pliers closed, closing the ring around the bead in the process. Continue closing the ring until both open ends snap into the dimples of the bead or ball.
It is normal. Depending on the length of the bar, the amount of skin and any swelling the bar may not extend further than the length of the pierced hole. … If the piercing was pierced shallow, you will be able to feel it with just gently rubbing your fingers across the skin.
It is recommended that you do not wear high waisted jeans to your piercing appointment. … After you have your belly button pierced, high waisted jeans would compress the new, sore site and potentially snag your jewelry. This will only lengthen the healing time and may even cause permanent trauma to your skin.
Don’t use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can slow healing. You may cover the area with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a non-stick bandage. Apply more petroleum jelly and replace the bandage as needed.
Hold the ring steady with your free hand and push the captive bead into the open segment of the ring. The captive bead should pop into place. If the open segment is too narrow, you can use the ring opening pliers to expand it slightly.
The gap in the ring where the bead will sit should be wide enough to slide over your lip. Once the end of the ring matches up with the piercing in your lip, slide it on through. Keep pushing the ring gently around until the gap in the ring is clearly visible in front of your lip. Push the captive bead into place.
Some piercing establishments are of the opinion that you cannot get re-pierced in the same location. This is not true. Scar tissue (fibrosis) which has formed as a result of your piercing being removed, is quite dense. Also, it is often just the entry and exit points which have healed over.
Any piercing can close up. It’s a wound and skin naturally tries to heal. If you keep it in without ever taking it out for like years and then take it out for a day or something, you’ll be fine. But if you leave it out for too long(the time for healing varies widely between people), it could close up.
You probably could, but I can guarantee that your new navel piercing won’t be straight, will get infected, and will be harder to have re-pierced correctly in the future due to scar tissue. … Just wait until you can go to a professional piercer and get proper jewelry so it’s straight and heals well.