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What is a Double Navel Piercing?

By S. Gonzales
Updated May 21, 2024
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A double navel piercing is categorized as two piercings around the navel. The piercings can be located above, below or to the sides of the belly button. There are only two piercings in a double navel piercing, but more piercings can be made around the area, if desired. Extensive jewelry options make decorating a double navel piercing easy and fun.

People who get a double navel piercing usually have to decide whether they want vertical or horizontal piercings. With vertical piercings, the piercings are done on the top and bottom on the belly button. If a piercing is started and achieved from below the navel, it can be referred to as an inverse piercing. Horizontal piercings are done on either side of the belly button. Another option is a deep navel piercing, which differs from regular piercings in that they require much more skin for the piercing to pass through.

Piercings around the navel aren't limited to just two. Those interested in getting multiple piercings around their navels can do so. It's not uncommon for piercing enthusiasts to get their navels pierced four or five times around the area. The piercings can be strategically placed to form patterns or so that certain types of elaborate jewelry can be attractively placed on or around the navel.

Choosing the right type of jewelry is often important to the pierced person. It is possible for barbells to be used in a double navel piercing. Separate barbells can be inserted into both openings of a double navel piercing and fastened shut. These barbells can be regular, curved or even jeweled, depending on the preferences of the wearer. If interested in barbells, potential wearers would do well to find barbells that are made of titanium or stainless steel.

While common, barbells aren't the only jewelry option available. Dangling jewelry can be a cute alternative to the bulky and clunky barbell. Consumers will be able to find dangling jewelry for a double navel piercing easily. Additionally, they're available in many designs and shapes. Dangling jewelry in the shape of flowers or animals are popular choices, and gems are often incorporated into them.

Of course, standard rings and studs can be available to those who want to decorate their double navel piercings. Customized jewelry also can be created to the wearer's specification. Many people who opt for customized jewelry request jewelry with their names inscribed on them.

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Discussion Comments
By candyquilt — On Apr 17, 2013

I have a double belly piercing. I love it but I'm in a little bit of trouble right now because they're both infected. I think I touched them without washing my hands properly.

I'm washing the piercing with salt water several times a day. I also do hot compresses in between. Is there anything else I can do to clear up the infection faster?

By serenesurface — On Apr 17, 2013

@alisha-- If you know that you want a double belly button piercing, then have them both done at the same time.

I had them done separately because I didn't know that I wanted a double piercing. First I got the top pierced. I liked it so much that I decided to get the bottom pierced also. If I had known, I would have definitely gotten them together so that the healing time would be over with at the same time.

I think you will love it though, there is so much you can do with a double navel piercing. There are very cool jewelry options out there.

By discographer — On Apr 16, 2013

I want to get a double navel piercing but I can't decide if I should get the top and bottom pierced together or several months apart. Does it make a difference?

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