How are “Fake Belly Button Rings” fake?

April 7th, 2010

Due to the popularity of belly button rings, some companies have develop a “fake” or “non-piercing” navel ring.  These belly rings are supposed to look just like the real thing, be pain free, and stay on with ease.

To wear the fake belly button ring, a user need not have the actual piercing.  This is ideal for people who do not want to go through the piercing process or who are not always allowed to have body jewelry (because of parents, dress codes, work, school, etc.).

Fake belly button rings typically have an arm that is attached to a spring and has a flat surface on the end that will press into the skin.  Wearers will pull the movable arm back and hold the clip open.  Then they will place the bottom or stationary arm inside the navel and press it to the back.  Then they should gently close the clip by moving the movable arm back into position and the belly button ring will be attached.

There are some styles that require a person to glue a gem to the navel to create the look of a belly button ring.  Others have a spring loaded system that attaches the non-piercing belly button ring.  These are reportedly of lesser quality and suffer a lot of user complaints

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