One of the best things about being a placental mammal has got to be our cool belly buttons. These adorable little divots or ridges on our tummies not only look awesome but feel great. Just poke your finger into yours and wiggle it around for hours of enjoyment. This rad body part is also highly applicable to inclusion in rad tattoos. Belly button tattoos are a wonderful and often humorous use of the human body.
The belly button is known scientifically as the umbilicus, but can also be referred to as a navel or tummy button. That last one is new to us. Thanks, Wikipedia. This cute little button is a vestigial reminder of when you were physically connected to your mother via an umbilical cord. Things were simpler back then, and just as sure as the world will erode your soul, your umbilical cord was snipped off of you immediately upon birth. The resulting belly button is almost enough to make up for the loss of the convenience of getting all your food directly through another living human being.
A belly button is also a really handy thing to have because it is the preferred route of entry into the human body for a number of abdominal surgeries. These days, if your appendix is coming out, it’s coming out through your tummy button.
Surgery isn’t the only great use of a navel, though. We’ve rounded up some really fun belly button tattoos for your enjoyment. Gaze into them as you would the navel of a lover. Whether you’re an innie or an outtie, marvel at the wonders and limits of human beauty. And maybe, just hopefully, have yourself a little chuckle.
These belly button tattoos are all incredible applications of a frankly weird part of the human body. Maybe you might want to consider taking your finger out of your belly button now and calling your tattoo artist to set up an appointment for one of your own.