Britney Spears is now ready to show off her slimmed down post-pregnancy body, after getting her trademark bellybutton piercing reinserted this week (ends25NOV05).

The TOXIC singer, who gave birth to her son Sean Preston on 12 September (05), recently visited Venus by Maria Tash, an upscale piercing and jewellery studio in New York City, where she treated her navel to an elaborate blue topaz and white gold adornment, costing more than $200 (GBP110).

MARIA TASH, who has pierced Spears before, says, "I think it's part of her whole reclaiming her body thing. It's good she's re-adorning her body. She's known for being strong and cut."

Tash, who says that Spears is in "really good shape", adds, "(She) was having fun, dancing to the music upstairs (while) her friend got pierced."