Belly Button Procedure   Click here to learn the risks of getting a belly button piercing  click here to learn how the procedure of how a belly button is pierced  Click here to learn how to maintain your belly button piercing

Once the marks are checked for accuracy your skin will be held very lightly in a pair of custom made clamps. DON'T PANIC. The clamps most people are used to, are called Duval Clamps. These are vicious, toothed clamps that are clicked down to cut off blood supply so that you feel less from the piercing. DO NOT USE DUVAL CLAMPS. The clamps most piercers now use are designed specifically for the job of piercing. They do not click down and cause NO SURROUNDING DAMAGE. The sensation from the clamps is like being held lightly between finger and thumb.

The piercing is made using an intravenous cannula, which is a very sharp needle surrounded by a plastic sleeve, similar to those used in hospitals for drips. The ones that most piercers now use are imported from Germany and have a specially designed cannula that reduces the nip that is usually felt. The piercing takes about 1/8th of a second.

This is a picture of a belly button piercing. It depicts a small piercing through the fold of skin at the top of the navel, with a stud placed on each side of the piercing.
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