Over the last 20 years, body piercing has become entirely mainstream, and a recognized part of our culture. Before the ‘90’s, body and facial piercings were only seen on Punks, and the underbelly subcultures. Like so many trends that start out in small numbers, by 1993 body piercing was rocking the mainstream market. Teenage girls and young women everywhere started piercing their navels in droves after seeing Alicia Silverstone have hers done in the monumental “Cryin’” video by Aerosmith. However, Alicia was not the first to wear this sexy, sparkly look. In 1993, before Alicia’s hit the airwaves, Christy Turlington tantalized spectators when she bared her newly pierced navel on a London catwalk.
Presently, it is nothing new by any means for celebs to be sporting piercings, belly button or otherwise. The list is long when it comes to stars who let their tummies shine with a pierced navel: Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce, Paris Hilton, Gisele Bundchen, Bar Rafaeli, Demi Lovato, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Hudson, and Adriana Lima- just to name a few.