Organic Modelling (Quads inside quads?)

General question here. Ive been doing alot of organic modelling lately, and I’m wondering for topology sake, if its ok to have quads inside of quads? Or is that disrupting topology flow?

I gave examples of a belly button, and an over exaggerated example of some butt cheeks :wink:


If you mean an area surrounded by a face loop (inset on an area), it’s fine if the forms require that. A belly button or a nipple are simple examples, but there often is a similar loop where body parts connect to the torso. Topology-wise the connection point is the same, isolating the body part from the rest, and can be a good place to add UV seams.