Due to the popularity of belly button rings, some companies have developed a “fake” or “non-piercing” belly button ring. These belly rings are supposed to look just like the real thing, be pain free, and stay put on with ease. Plus, they’ve even branched out to include other body jewelry like “calibrated” fake earrings and fake nipple rings.

To wear the fake belly ring, the user does not need to have the actual piercing. This is great for people who don’t want to undergo the piercing process or who can’t always have body jewelry (due to parents, dress codes, work, school, etc.).

Fake belly button rings typically have one arm that is attached to a spring and has a flat surface on the end that presses against the skin. Users will pull the swing arm back and hold the clip open. They will then place the lower or fixed arm inside the belly button and press it back. After that, all they have to do is close the clip and your fake belly ring should look just like the real one.

There are some styles that require a person to glue a gem to the belly button to create the appearance of a belly button ring. There are even designs that use a kind of spring mechanism to secure the belly ring. These are reportedly of lower quality and suffer from a lot of user complaints.

The clip-on style will reportedly fit securely during everyday wear, but it’s not designed to stay in the water. They’re supposed to look very natural, and if used correctly, they shouldn’t hurt.

Despite all the advantages mentioned above, there are some drawbacks associated with this type of belly button ring. They are not ideal for a person with an “outer” belly button or even an irregularly shaped belly button. Also, they tend to be much more expensive than a traditional belly button ring available to buy online. Fake belly button rings sell for up to $ 25 in some places, while traditional non-dangling belly button rings can cost as little as $ 3.