Signs that a belly button piercing is being rejected by the body include prolonged irritation, the thinning of the skin that is holding the piercing in and the increase in discharge that is leaking from the piercing holes. Piercing rejection in also identified as migration of the piercing.
Rejection of a piercing is a slow process that may not be noticed until the skin holding the piercing has thinned dramatically. Naval piercing rejection is common, but not every person who gets a naval piercing experiences the threat of possible rejection of the jewelry. Itching at the site of a piercing is a sign the jewelry is being rejected by the body.