It's hard to often tell whether people have innies or outies. In colder climates where clothes are necessary to keep us warm the midriff is often covered. In the summertime when clothes are more abbreviated sometimes there may be a glimpse of the belly button.There are also ones that are pierced with a gemstone.
As a member of the Navel Academy I would be classified as an innie. When the umbilical cord is severed at birth is it merely arbitrary which one we end up with? A long time ago in the sixties an old pickup line was "What's your birth sign?" My reply would have been "I was born on the cusp of Aquarius and Pisces". If someone were to ask if I was an innie or an outie my response would have to be "I'm an innie." Perhaps for some this might be a bit too personal. Would this also include "boxers or briefs?" It is what it is ,depending on your definition of what "it" is.( If my quotes seem obscure, I'm referring to our former Prez, BC.) I wonder if he is an innie or an outie?
I have often wondered how lint collects in some people's navel yet not in others. I also wonder if this is at all related to whether you are an innie or an outie. It might be difficult for lint to collect in an outie because there isn't much of an indentation. Is the presence of stomach hair a contributing factor? Someone should research this.The Incan culture believed that Cuzco was the navel of the universe.
The expression " contemplating my navel" refers to a semi meditative state.When I blissfully lay on the beach I am definitely in a state of contemplating my navel. However, I am long past the days of displaying my navel in public. I will leave that for the young damsels in their tiny bikini's. In this current time their are also some tattoos adorning themselves which makes it rather amusing if you enjoy people watching.I've noticed that women have as many tattoos as men now. When I was growing up in my teens the only people who had tattoos were men who had been in the military (or graduates of the Navel Academy). Now it seems those barriers have been broken while we see not so young females with all sorts of artwork showing in some rather interesting places.I think in some work places that might be a turn off. I don't think I would enjoy seeing my gynecologist (male or female) displaying a cartoon character on their forearm during my examination, nor my dentist either.
So the next time you are being introduced for the first time to someone and the conversation begins to fade towards boring why not ask them if they are an innie or an outie and then you can also compare tattoos. Who knows they might be a doctor or a dentist.