Belly Bars Guide

We have outlined all the important details that you need to know before buying our belly bars online. We have provided relevant information about the materials, sizes and how to choose the right design for your belly. 

Belly Bars as Body Piercing

Body piercings are now becoming a significant part of modern culture. This is because many people see them as a way of expressing themselves and enhancing their looks. In some parts of the world, piercings such as belly button piercings are considered to be a spiritual journey and it is believed to help in stabilizing solar plexus or the third chakra. With navel piercings becoming more common today, you can easily find a wide range of colorful belly bars available in many offline and online stores. At Belly Button Rings, we have more than 3000 types of belly rings and belly bars that look fashionable and trendy and will make any woman feel great flaunting her beautiful flat tummy. Our belly bars and rings come in a variety of colors, styles, and materials and this means that everyone can easily find a perfect piece of jewelry that will express their personality and beauty. However, the right choice of belly button jewelry will largely depend on your unique needs, style statement, and taste.

What are Belly Bars?

A belly button bar is a piece of jewelry that is shaped like a barbell. When inserted correctly on the navel piercing, the stone or stud will comfortably sit in your belly button, while the other end will come out through a piercing that is done just below or above the belly button. Belly bars are more popular when compared to navel rings and they are considered to be the ultimate jewelry pieces for highlighting your belly button piercings. Check out our website for a wide range of belly button rings to suit your unique needs.

Choose the right design

We recommend that you choose the right design of belly bars when you make your purchase. This is because navel piercings are not 100% free of risk. Consumers need to consider the style and design and must ensure that their jewelry pieces are comfortable enough and are the right size. You do not want a big piece of jewelry that will irritate the skin around your navel causing serious infection. The waistband of your trousers should also not rub against the navel bar as it can cause skin infection due to friction.

Choose the right materials

There are different types of materials that are used to make our stylish belly bars. At Belly Button Rings, we have a range of navel bars made from plastics, acrylics, and metals. We recommend that customers know how their skin reacts to a specific material before they make a purchase. This is because some women tend to be allergic to acrylic belly bars, while others will find that metal bars irritate their sensitive skin. Therefore, when choosing the right belly jewelry, you need to consider the biocompatibility of the material with your body.

Determining the Best Material

If you have pierced your navel, it is likely that you have also pierced your ears, nose, or both. When choosing belly button bars, you should consider the specific materials that your nose piercing and ear piercing are allergic to. This means that your skin is not biocompatible with that specific material, you should not purchase it for your navel piercing. The best navel bar material will not react with your skin and will not increase the risk of infection. At Belly Button Rings, we have a range of navel bars made of platinum, niobium, stainless steel, gold, and titanium. Titanium is the most preferred metal for navel piercings because it is more durable and lightweight. In addition, it is biocompatible with a variety of skin types and is less likely to trigger allergic reactions in most women. This makes it an ideal choice for people who have hard-to-heal piercings or highly sensitive skin. Check out our wide range of belly bar designs, colors, styles, and sizes and you will surely find something that you will flaunt with pride.

Tips for using Belly Bars

Just like earrings, many women get bored wearing the same belly bar every day. The only time that you must not change your belly bar is before your belly piercing is completely healed and this usually takes about four months depending on the individual. Afterward, you can change your belly bars frequently to suit your preference as long as the design does not irritate the piercing or your skin. You must also consider the type of clothes that you wear. Low-waist pants may irritate the skin area around where the navel bar comes out of the piercing below your belly button. Additionally, tight waistbands tend to rub against your belly bar and this may irritate the piercings due to friction. When changing your belly bar or rings, you must ensure that you disinfect the new belly bar and your piercing before inserting it. This is important as it will kill any germs that may cause infection.

Belly Bars and Pregnancy

Many pregnant women with navel piercings are afraid of wearing their belly bars or rings because they are worried that they can pass infections to the growing baby. However, belly bars can comfortably and safely be worn by pregnant women as long as the piercing is completely healed and it is not sore, bleeding, or oozing. As your belly grows bigger, you may feel uncomfortable wearing navel jewelry because of the stretching skin. In such instances, it is best to avoid the belly bars until after birth. If you still wish to continue wearing your navel jewelry pieces all through your pregnancy, you can get specialized belly bars that are designed for pregnant women. These barbells are flexible and longer and will not cause soreness or discomfort because they grow with the belly and do not become tight. Our belly button bars are a sexy, stylish and perfect way of adding an edge to your look. You can choose from our 3000+ styles and variety of belly bars to flaunt your new bling. Whether you are dancing the night away in a club or are rocking a bikini at the beach, we have the perfect collection of cute belly bars to suit your needs and attract lots of attention. We have so many options of belly button bars and rings at Belly Button Rings that will help you flaunt on your flat tummy and navel piercing.


What is the Default Belly Bar Sizes? 

The regular default size for a belly bar is 10mm in length and 1.6mm in thickness. This is the ideal size for all belly button piercings. In case you are not sure about the correct size that you require, you can simply measure the one you are currently wearing. By default as the thickness is 1.6mm, however, some of you might want to go for the smaller 1.2mm belly bar. You need to be cautious about switching from a wider thickness to a smaller one as your belly button piercing might heal back to 1.2mm. If you're an expert and know what you're doing with regards to piercing then only you can play around with the sizes. 

Body Jewelry - Length Chart

The length of a barbell, straight or curved, is measured by the length of the jewelry shaft between the balls. Listed below, please find a Length Chart for your information.


Inches -  Millimeters
 1/4"    =    6 mm
 5/16"   =    8 mm
 3/8"    =   10 mm
 7/16"  =   11 mm
 1/2"   =   12 mm
 5/8"   =   16 mm
 3/4"   =   19 mm
 7/8"   =   22 mm
 1"      =   25 mm
1 3/8"  =   35 mm
1 1/2"  =   38 mm
 2"      =    50 mm

Know the basics about belly bars

It’s fashionable to have belly button piercing and belong to the same circle as the world-famous pop stars like Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. These celebrities, as well as dozens of fashionistas are sporting cool and sexy belly button piercings.  

Also known as navel piercings, or belly button rings, the piercing is usually done on the navel’s top ridge or somewhere on the rim of the navel. Belly button piercings are still a popular trend today, so if you plan to have one, there are a few things you need to know/

Working with navel piercing               

The fully-pierced belly button is typically done on the area directly above or around the navel. Before the procedure, the piercer checks your navel and determines whether it’s a good fit for the work.

Not everyone is eligible for a navel piercing—if you’re an outie, for example, piercing your belly may be difficult, although there are outie belly piercing styles alternatives! Also, if your belly button closes as you sit down, the piercing could be compressed and might even get pushed out. You also might run into an issue if you’re early into a pregnancy.

The procedure

To start the procedure, your piercer will totally disinfect and wash his hands, then put on some sterile gloves before piercing your belly based on your choice.

The most common types of piercings

Standard Belly Ring – Considered as one of the most basic types of navel piercings and in general among the most common forms of female piercings, a piece of metal that is shaped as a curved barbell is pierced through the top of the navel. While the piercing heals, the barbel beads are kept and afterward, they can be replaced with belly button jewelry.

Inverse Navel Piercing - Also called a ‘button belly piercing’, it is similar to the standard piercing that runs through the lower navel.

True Navel Piercing – This is your best choice if you have an outie belly button.

Double Navel Piercing - Known as ‘double belly piercing, it uses both the standard and inverse navel procedures.

Jewelry used for piercing

You have several options of belly button jewelry available after the piercing heals.

·         Banana Bell

Suitable for standard and inverse piercings, this is the basic curved barbell that you can use to fit into your piercing.

·         Spiral Belly Button Rings

These are like the spiral belly button rings but they are difficult to insert since you need to make more rotations before they are comfortably in place.

·         Ball Captive Rings

Also known as BCR, these are ideal for additional secondary belly button piercings.

·         Top Dangle Rings

Also known as Top drop rings, this is similar to the banana bells but include ornaments just like earrings and hang from your piercing.

Belly button piercing aftercare

Remember to take good care of your navel area as piercings are prone to infection.

1. Always clean your hands whenever you touch your navel area. In fact, during the healing period, avoid touching it at all, as you may slow down the healing process.

2. If you get any pain, redness, or swelling after your piercing heals, you may be experiencing a rejection event or an allergic reaction. In this case, consult a doctor or have the piercing removed entirely.

3. Whenever you swim, always try to cover the navel area up, and clean it thoroughly afterward.

After knowing these basics,  go and get that bling and show off that sexy belly button!