Your Guide To Vertical Lip Piercing

Vertical Lip PiercingLip piercing is fun. But a vertical lip piercing can look really cool and attractive as it is more unusual than other types of lip piercing!

Basically, a vertical lip piercing goes through the lower lip vertically and runs parallel to the tissue inside the lip.

Vertical lip piercing is considered better than regular lip piercing because no part of the jewelry is inside the mouth, unlike in the case of other lip piercing. This means you don’t need to worry about your teeth or gums getting eroded. With vertical lip piercing, you can see both ends of the barbell.

Looking After Your Piercing

Some people feel it is a little hard to adjust to eating during the healing process. If you feel so, you can take care of this by not allowing any food to press over it or get stuck around it. As with any piercing, you must take care to ensure that an experienced hygienic professional does the piercing for you. It is not unbearably painful and the jewelry goes in immediately after the piercing and secured tightly.

A curved barbell can be better than a straight one until the piercing heals. You will probably experience some swelling. It is best not to touch the piercing with your hand or even tongue, for that matter. Just leave it alone and do not keep playing with the jewelry either.

Give it a couple of months to heal. Also, avoid oral sex during this time. If at all there is an infection, use sea salt soaks to get the pus out or talk to your piercer. Avoid trying to remove your vertical lip piercing jewelry on your own. Remember that your body can heal naturally as long as you stay healthy and clean!

Choosing Your Vertical Lip Piercing Jewelry

After the piercing heals, you can enjoy wearing different types of jewelry. The best choice is the same gauge you were pierced with. Get the right length of barbell depending on the size of your lip. Always go in for good quality vertical piercing lip jewelry, as you want to stay away from the risk of skin allergy. Titanium and surgical steel are good options. Avoid nickel as it is reputed to cause allergic reactions. Buy from a source that is reliable so that you can get all the details you want about the jewelry. Finally, after you receive your jewelry, sterilize it before you wear it!

How About Getting A Monroe Piercing?

Monroe PiercingTrendy lip piercing can be done in a number of ways and one of the favorite ones is Monroe Piercing. It is called Monroe, Crawford or Madonna because it is named after the position in which these actresses had a beauty spot above their upper lip.

Monroe piercing is considered very safe because there are very few nerves in this area of your face. In about three to six weeks you get completely healed. Also, the mouth has enzymes that destroy bacteria, so the risk of an infection is also minimized.

Monroe Piercing Jewelry

Monroe piercing is popular with both men and women.  It is done just above the upper lip, off center to the left, and looks great with labret rings and studs. Labrets are pierced just under the lip and above the chin. This looks quite sexy and if you choose to wear a black round stud, it will look just like the beauty mark it is named after. If you prefer to wear a gemstone, then of course it will twinkle every time you move.

Generally, a Monroe piercing can be enhanced with a 12, 16 or 18 gauge labret. You can also get a double Monroe, called the Crayfish done; here the piercing is done on both sides of the upper lip. If you wear longish barbells unlike the short ones on the Monroe piercing, it resembles the antennae of the crayfish, so that’s where it gets its name from. The popular jewelry choice for the Monroe piercing is the metal ball sometimes set with a gem.

Caring For Your Monroe Piercing

After you get your Monroe piercing done, expect some swelling in and around the lip area. Just like any other piercing, this too can get infected, so you must take care to keep your mouth and jewelry clean. This will also avoid scarring. While getting the piercing, make sure to get it done from a professional who is aware that the superior labial artery above the upper lip is not punctured.

The procedure is practically painless though you may feel a little discomfort if you have thick lips. Men are said to find it slightly more painful since their skin is tougher to pierce. If you play any wind instruments you might feel discomfort because the muscles around your mouth will be larger.

Be aware that the metal stud of the Monroe piercing jewelry can rub against your gums and teeth, damaging them. You can, however avoid this by wearing plastic labret studs.

FUNNY FACT! Did you know that Monroe piercing is the least painful body piercing because there’s very few nerves in this area of the face?

Be Unique With A Double Lip Piercing

Double Lip PiercingLip piercing is fun and a double lip piercing is naturally double the fun! 🙂

It is not so usual, so you are guaranteed to look amazing, different, and totally cool. If you happen to be the adventurous type, go ahead and get a double lip piercing done. That will make people stand up and notice you for sure!

Lip piercing is a kind of body piercing that goes through the lips or the area around it. This can be done in many different ways.

One of them is the double lip or bites piercing which is a special kind of piercing, where two uniformly opposite lip rings are inserted. This could look like the fangs of a snake just as it is about to bite! 🙂

Without doubt, bite piercing does look quite crazy, but at the same time it is exotic. Actually lip piercing can be done anywhere around your mouth. The surface of the lip is not usually pierced unless it is a horizontal lip piercing or canine bites.

Here are a few kinds of bites piercing:

•    Two lip piercing placed on either side of your lower lip is a snakebite
•    Two piercing close to each other on either side of your lower lip is a spiderbite
•    Two individual lip piercing – one on top and the other at the bottom is a cyberbite where you get a labret and medusa piercing
•    Two top lip piercing similar to snakebite is an angelbite
•    Two top lip piercing that is not as widely spaced as a snakebite but not as close together as a spiderbite is the viperbite

If you are wondering what a medusa piercing is, it goes through the center of your upper lip just under the septum of your nose.

With a double lip piercing both lip rings can be inserted into bites or you can wear labret rings. Labrets are usually pierced with a labret stud where the flat disc sits on the inside of the lip while the bead is visible on the outer side. These could be at the center of the lip or on the side.

Bites piercing can be exciting when you look at the variety of jewelry you can wear. There are metal studs with different ends. You can wear labrets in gold, surgical steel or titanium in different colors and designs. And of course, you can wear captive bead rings in your double lip piercing as well! 🙂

Some people have them fitted with spikes, balls, and gemstones or stone balls and innovative shapes. In any case, you are very unlikely to get bored with your double lip piercing, once you have had it done!

Labret Piercing

Labret PiercingThe labret piercing is basically a piercing located through the lower lip. It can be done in any position under the lip, though where it is positioned is extremely important!

If the piercer gets it wrong then the bar will sink into the lip and in some cases the jewellery can actually rub the gum which will in turn cause it to recede.
Another thing that the piercer has to avoid is the inferior labial artery.

This is responsible for supplying blood to all of the muscles around the mouth and puncturing it would obviously be extremely hazardous.

Things You Should Know

The labret piercing is usually done by the position first being marked and then a Foerster clamp is used to pull the lip away from the jaw. Once ready the piercer will pierce the lip with a needle and the jewellery that you have chosen will be placed in straight afterwards. Once this is done the needle will be removed and the clamps will be released.

Most piercers tend to pierce the lip from the outside. However, it has been revealed that if the piercing were to be done from the inside to the outside then it would be quite painless! So you could always ask the piercer about this when you have your consultation.

It can take up to three months for a labret piercing to heal. If you want to help it along a little then you can always use a saline solution. If you are having trouble finding a suitable saline solution then choose one which is designed to clean contact lenses. Many people make the mistake of moving the jewellery in their piercing backwards and forwards. As tempting as this may be you could actually be causing damage and that will cause the healing process to be lengthened.

Labret piercings are usually done with a 16g needle. This ensures that the piercing does not look abnormal; especially on women. Most people find that a labret stud is the best type of jewellery to wear in a labret piercing. However you do have a number of options to choose from. Overall labret piercings can look really good just as long as you take care of them properly!

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