Navel Piercing



When thinking of getting a navel piercing, it can be difficult to know where to start. It’s important to track down a reputable piercing studio in order to ensure your navel piercing is in the right hands. Afterwards, you can survey the level of services they provide, and whether or not they match your specific needs.

At Black Line Studio, we supply a consent form for you to fill out when choosing your navel piercing. Our piercer will then mark the site carefully so that you can approve your placement, and then clean the entire area with an antibacterial solution. After the cleaning and drying, the piercer will use tools such as body clamps, piercing needles, and wrapping alcohol to engage the process. The piercing process usually takes some time, depending on the piercer and the type of piercing.

In addition, we can guide you in finding the exact piece of jewellery that suits you according to your style and size. The right jewellery is essential for the healing process, and navel jewellery options you can choose include circular barbells, seamless rings, twisters, segment rings, and bent barbells. We recommend our clients consult our professional piercers to ascertain when to change their jewellery and gauge if the navel piercing has healed fully.

Get your navel piercing at Black Line Studio, Toronto with comfort and confidence, knowing that Black Line Studio piercers are ranked number one in Toronto. We pride ourselves in being nominated as “Toronto’s Best Tattoo Artist, Best Piercing Studio, and Best Tattoo Studio” by NOW Magazine! We provide an impeccably sterile, hygienic service and environment, in excess of Toronto Public Health Standards and Guidelines. Our piercing professionals come with a wealth of training and experience which allows customers to achieve the look they desire with ease and excitement. Black Line Studio looks forward to giving you the best navel piercing service and result in Toronto!

Piercing Location To achieve a navel piercing, the surface piercing is typically placed in the top fold of the navel. A Black Line Studio piercing professional will determine the ideal piercing method for your unique navel.

Jewelry Options Your piercer will guide you through the exciting process of selecting your favourite piece of jewelry. Navel piercing jewelry style options include: traditional bent barbells, circular barbells, captive bead rings, seamless rings, segment rings, and twisters. Black Line Studio does not advise removal of jewelry for at least 6 months post your piercing service. Whether before or after the navel piercing is completely healed, when it comes to changing the jewelry, we recommend that you consult with your piercer


Aftercare When following Black Line Studio’s after care protocol, the healing time for a navel piercing is typically 6 to 8 months.

After receiving your navel piercing, it is essential to adhere to set standard practices to ensure your body heals well and maintains its stability. At times, navel piercing rejection can happen, such as in the presence of cheap metal.

Handle your clothing carefully to prevent the belly jewellery from snagging or dragging, thus causing injury. Do not ignore even minor snags, since they can still have a big chance of causing scarring complications. Conduct a salt bath or saline soak using distilled water with ionized iodized salt by soaking carefully around the belly to sterilize the environment. Doing this ensures infected navel piercings are properly treated without causing any complications.

Furthermore, keep away from beaches and pools, as swimming can cause infection. Be vigilant and avoid unnecessary activities that can strain the navel piercing during its healing time.

Contact Black Line Studio at [email protected] to book your appointment for the best navel piercing in Toronto, or any piercing on the ear, mouth, face or body – we look forward to seeing you at the studio!

Frequently Asked Questions

Navel piercing is done on the belly using a ring or an ornament inserted onto the skin directly above the navel button. The process ensures the jewellery hangs slightly above the belly button to highlight itself effectively. Belly button piercings can also be placed on the upper rim, sides of the navel, and lower rim.

Navel piercing is usually performed by a professional using freehand or requisite tools. The area to be pierced should be cleaned and shaved using a disposable razor to ensure the piercing site is clean and smooth. Also, if the piercer is using tools, a clamp can be used to hold/taut the area.

A mark is placed on the agreed location to ensure the correct spot. Afterwards, a hollow needle will be inserted to create a hole in the marked spot so that the jewellery can be inserted. You will instantly experience slight swelling, bleeding, and redness after the piercing, which is quite normal and will subside.

Since navel piercing jewellery can be inserted at different angles, the piercings come in unique styles and types. The piercings can be on the upper rim, sides, and lower rim, depending on your choice. The various kinds of navel piercings include:

  1. Belly button ring: designed to hang with ornaments, coming in handy in different sizes and styles.
  2. Curved barbell: essentially used for 4-12 months to heal fully. After recovery, they are swapped out and replenished with J-bars and captive bead rings.
  3. Bottom navel piercing: also called inverse navel piercing, since the piercing starts from the bottom to the inside of the belly. This piercing is done concurrently with other kinds of piercing, making it appear double.
  4. Navel button dermal piercing: involves an anchor that is fixed inside the puncturing hole. Mostly, dermal piercings are placed on the bottom or the top of your belly; however, they can be placed on any given flat surface of your body and look clean.
  5. Standard navel piercing: a common piercing involving a vertical piercing going straightly through the skin to the side of your belly button.

The navel piercing healing takes several months, typically 6 – 8 months to heal completely. Although your piercing may appear to have healed after some weeks by looking at the exterior, it can take up to a year to fully heal internally. During this period, you will need to keep up with aftercare practices such as avoiding swimming to prevent infections and injuries and optimize the healing process.