Different Bellybutton Types
In my experience, over 6 years of trawling the web for outie bellybutton pictures, many people still have difficulty in defining what an outie actually is. Some people categorise them in different ways and there are some sites I’ve seen where the slightest little protruberance of a fold inside and innie bellybutton is classed as an outie. I guess that’s just wishful thinking as these folds, no matter how you wish to dress them up, are innies. Sorry, but they are.
On the opposite side of the scale, some people call what I would consider an outie an innie witha bit inside it. Just because the outie bit is actually sitting inside the bellybutton, I still consider this an outie because it’s not a ‘lint catcher’ and it certainly isn’t an empty hole as a usual innie is. Let’s face it, there are hundreds of different types of bellybutton and they are like fingerprints, no two are the same. Yes, they are similar, but if you have the inclination to look closely, they are all different. Of course innies, to me, are all the same and don’t do a lot for me. The dark hole where you can lose your finger, or pull out some trapped sweat that stinks… not my cup of tea.
Here I shall give you my take on the definition and categorisation of different bellybutton types.
This bellybutton is in all the way, the kind where you’ll lose your finger into a bottomless pit of nothing and is in danger of becoming an outie on the ownners back it’s so innie.
All the way open where you can see the bottom of the bellybutton.
You can’t see the bottom for the folds and whatever else may be lurking at the door.
T Shaped Innie
Looks like a T and is in effect an innie although the sides do protrude very slightly making the shape of a slit with the hood at the top making the overall shape a ‘T’.
Just what it says, it looks like a coffee bean inside the bellybutton. The sides have a degree of outieness to them and fill each side making a vertical line hence looking like a coffee bean.
As it states, this innie is shallow and has no protrusions, if it does, then it’s not an innie, as innies go in and outies go out. The shallow innie is normally an open innie but with shallower sides of course.
This is a bellybutton, usually an innie or a recessed outie that can be pulled out and stays as an outie. Some people can achieve this without the aid of a rubber band, tie wrap or twistix. Others use these items to tie up their bellybutton to hold it in the outie position. Some people say that they are not able to pull out, of turn their innie inside out. Persoanlly, I think that this is possible with most bellybuttons and at times can be uncomfortable, but is a painless task. For more information on how to do this, click here.
This is so shallow that it just looks like a flat button on the belly, almost like having no bellybutton at all.
Not an innie, not an outie. When people say they have a half innie and a half outie, this is when I’m talking about an inbetweenie.
The umbilical cord swirls around in a spiral type shape and some bellybuttons do exactly the same. These are, in my opinion the nicest outies of all. This is the first type I ever saw and what I have wanted for years. They look like a snail on top of the belly or slightly recessed into the bellybutton hole, either way, I class them as an outie.
This is the type of outie bellybutton that resides inside an innie but is actually a protruberant mass which is recessed and is either flush with the belly and doesn’t exactly stick out, but nevertheless is an outie.
This is the outie of all outies. The one that sticks out and extends outwards of the belly with no innieness at all. The ball outie is like a ball or knot of skin that sits on top of the belly.