Fashion trends come and go, they rise and fall…and then they rise again. We have witness the return of the 90s fads like the dungarees, denim skirt, chokers, and crop tops. It is now a fact that nothing really dies in the fashion industry.
What is it in the 90s that makes people go back to it all the time? Is it the music – with Aaliyah and Britney Spears, and various boy bands – blasting through the stereo? Is it the shows (hello, FRIENDS) or the different kiddie friendly cartoons? Or is it plainly the nostalgia that it gives us, the memories when life used to be a lot simpler and less virtual? Whatever it is, the 90s is one of the most loved time for the majority of us (who are alive already then).
The 90s Belly Button Rings Are Making A Comeback
With the comeback of different fashion style from the 90s, belly piercing jewelry, usually associated with crop tops, are also hitting the waves again. Belly button piercings have been considered as one of the most popular trends of the 90s. It is so popular that artists and models like Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Gwen Stefani, Rose McGowan, and Fiona Apple had sported such piercings. You can adorn it with any type of jewelry.
In contrast with the 90s, however, women now are putting thin gold rings on their belly button piercings “to make it more subtle”. Any age group of any gender can also enjoy this body art. From teenagers to mature men and women, there are no limitations nor prohibitions when it comes to putting a piercing on your belly button.
The Popularity of The Belly Button Piercing Explained
Why is the belly button so popular? There must be something that it gives to the people being pierced aside from pain and the task of having a thorough aftercare procedure. In addition, it is not that type of piercing that you can see at the outset, unless you wear crop tops or low waist bottom jeans everyday.
There is also a stigma for some because such piercings are associated to “being trashy” or “it’s a teenage thing to do”. Some also do not advise on getting one because of what happens to the belly button piercing during pregnancy. However, it seems like the popularity of the belly button piercing is not attributed to how one will be perceived by others but by how one will feel on the inside. The belly button ring is popular because it gives the person pierced a sense of confidence. According to accounts of people who got pierced, it makes the individual have more identity and thus, be more surer of themselves. Belly button piercing is not just an adornment, it is an expression of one’s self.
Stay True To Yourself
So for all the people who have been contemplating on getting a belly button piercing, do it for the right reasons. Do it for yourself. Do it to be free. Because times change and people’s perception may differ from yours, but nothing will change the fact that the first person to love yourself is you.