Now you give your plain belly bars a whole new look with a navel orbital. Navel orbitals are pieces of jewellery that fit onto a belly bar, adding a charm, motif or extra section. They can be used on any of your favourites belly bars and make it easy to update your look.
Navel orbitals fit over the ball of your belly bar but they can hang from the top or bottom ball. The image on the right shows a silver navel orbital hanging from the bottom ball of a jewelled belly bar. I really like navel orbitals because they are a cheap way to update your piercing. They also mean that I can keep the same belly bar, which is important for me because I am sensitive to metals. Once I find a belly bar that feels comfortable I would rather wear the same one with a navel orbital than switch it for another bar.
Regular Navel Orbitals
Regular navel orbitals fit around the bottom ball of a belly bar. They dangle from the bottom of the bar and usually hang down against your stomach. This gives you a really eye-catching, glamorous look and it really shows off your piercing. Most navel orbitals are designed to fit a 8mm bottom ball, but itâ€™s always a good idea to check that it will be compatible with your belly bar.
To fit this type of navel orbital onto your belly bar, just unscrew the top ball and slide it over the stem. Make sure the bottom ball fits nicely inside the orbital and then reinsert your belly bar.
Reverse Navel Orbitals
Reverse navel orbitals hang from the top ball and hang down in front of your piercing. This effectively turns a normal belly bar into a reverse belly bar and gives you a really stylish look. They come in a wide range of designs but my favourite are delicate designs like this one. Most reverse navel orbitals are designed to fit onto a 5mm top ball.
To fit a reverse navel orbital onto your belly bar, remove the top ball and insert the belly bar into your piercing. Slide the orbital onto the stem and then screw the top ball back on. The navel orbital should slide up and over the top ball, so it fits comfortably against the top hole of your piercing.