1. Belly Bar Sizes

Belly Bar Sizes

The default size for belly bars is 10 mm length and 1.6 mm thickness, which should be suitable for most belly button piercings. However, if you’re not sure what size you need. You can measure the one you’re currently wearing. You can use the previous image to see how the belly bar sizes are measured.

It can also be quite common to want a different length for your belly piercing. The most common alternative lengths are 8 mm or 11 mm. We also have belly bars in 6 mm and 12 mm. On the next image you can compare these sizes together as well as with a regular 10 mm bar.

Belly Bars 8mm 11mm 12mm

The thickness of belly bars is almost always 1.6 mm. However, some people prefer a 1.2 mm belly bar. Be careful when switching from 1.6 mm to 1.2 mm, as your belly button piercing might heal back to 1.2 mm, making your 1.6 mm useless to you unless pierced again. It is only recommended to do this if you know what you are doing.

2. Interchangeable Bars

We also have a selection of belly bars that comes with an interchangeable bar. If you wish to change the bar on your belly button piercing for a different length, or upgrade to a nickel-free titanium bar, you can find the loose parts in the accessories section.

We have even got a useful filter for this, so you can start shopping changeable belly bars right away.

Changable Bars

3. Materials

316L Surgical Steel

The most common material used to make belly bars. Most of the belly bars available in our store are made from 316L surgical steel, and it’s natural silver shine makes it a popular material among customers.

Pros: Quality steel, polished silver look, very affordable.

Cons: Contains small amounts of nickel, will discolour over time.

Belly Bar Materials

G23 Titanium

Titanium is one the best materials you can buy. Solid titanium belly bars are also used when you are getting pierced for the first time. Great choice for people with sensitive skin and nickel-allergies.

Pros: Extremely durable, no discolouration, 100% nickel-free, lighter than steel.

Cons: More expensive than surgical steel, darker shade of silver than steel.


Bioflex is the perfect material for comfort. Its flexibility is great for lazy sundays as well as sport. Because of its affordability, everybody with a belly piercing should own at least a couple.

Pros: Extremely flexible and lightweight, allowing less chance of infection.

Cons: Might feel cheap, can still break.

Bioflex and 14KT Gold Material

14K Solid gold

Don’t settle for anything less. Gold is an extremely luxurious option, and also makes the perfect gift for those you care about. There is no substitute for gold.

Pros: Completely nickel-free, precious material and luxurious.

Cons: Most expensive material available.

4. Aftercare

Choosing the right aftercare can be just as important as choosing the right piercing itself.

Daily application of aftercare is advised for your belly piercing. For day-to-day care, a simple salt spray solution or piercing oil solution will help the healing process. If you suffer from minor irritations, you should use a product with tea tree oil in it. Our highly concentrated tea tree and almond oils are especially suitable for this.

You should also take a look at our piercing butters and balms for daily care and to avoid future irritations and infections.

Aftercare Products