Lip Piercing – So Sensual…

Lip Piercing Lip piercing is very popular these days – if we don’t look at some extreme lip piercing types involving lip stretching, other lip piercing types like labret piercing or Monroe (Madonna) piercing can be considered similar to a mainstream body piercing like ears, navel or nose.

Special type of lip body jewelry has also been created to support the ever-growing demand after this sort of piercings and they’re called labret rings.

Of course, they don’t look like rings at all because they’re actually straight barbells with a special flattened ending. But as we all know, it’s common for everyone to refer to a all types of body jewelry as ‘rings’ – belly button rings, tongue rings, nose rings

You can wear these labret rings in both labret piercings and Monroe piercings simply because the Monroe piercing is just a version of labret piercing. You see, technically you could call just about any lip piercing right above and under the lip a labret piercing because the very word ‘labret’ comes from ‘labrum’ which means ‘a lip’.

However, various names have been given to different lip piercings depending on where exactly they are inserted.

Medusa piercing is a variation of labret and is positioned right above the curved part of the upper lip – under the nose.

Bites – a type of lip piercing when two symmetrically positioned labret rings or real rings are inserted into the lip bearing some resemblance to positioning of snake’s or vampire’s fangs. There are different bites lip piercings – snakebites, spiderbites, viperbites and others.

Talking of these, there is another oral piercing where a similarity to animal’s fangs is achieved – venom piercing in the tongue.

When you go for lip piercing you can pierce area just above or under the lip. However, some boys and girls pierce their very red parts of lips! So there is a type of lip piercing called horizontal lip piercing when a barbell goes through the lower lip horizontally and emerges on the either side. In this case some type of flexible body jewelry is needed – Bioplast, PTFE, Tygon or Teflon.

Talking about lip piercing healing times – these body piercings heal pretty fast. Starting from 3 weeks and taking up to a couple of months the lip piercings usually don’t present any complications if proper lip piercing aftercare recommendations are observed.


Piercing Aftercare Recommendations

Body Piercing Aftercare
When you’re got a new body piercing – oral, facial or even a common ear piercing – you have to be at least aware of how the fresh piercing has to be taken care of.

Body piercing aftercare guidelines are universal for most of the body piercing types except the oral body piercings – it’s due to the unique location of these body piercings.

The first body piercing aftercare guideline to remember – don’t take the body jewelry out until the fresh piercing hasn’t undergone the first healing stage called ‘primary healing’.

The pierced hole is most vulnerable and prone to infections during the initial healing stage and I guess it shouldn’t pose you any problems with keeping the initial body jewelry in.

As for the best materials for the first time piercings – they are surgical grade stainless steel, titanium and Bioplast. These materials are very body friendly and will provide ideal conditions for healing. And if you have any allergy towards metals, Bioplast should do the trick.

The second body piercing aftercare recommendation – use common sense when handling your fresh piercing. This includes washing hands before touching the piercing and avoiding sexual contacts when you get a genital or oral body piercing, for example.

Remember – there are many infections that can get into your fresh piercing like bacterial and viral infections and also parasitic infections. The last ones can result from swimming in open waters while the piercing hasn’t fully healed yet, like seas and rivers. So bear this in mind, too – while the piercing is healing, no swimming!

A universal body piercing aftercare advice for most fresh body piercing is soaking it with saline solution a few times a day. The reasoning behind this is the healing properties of sea salt solution. Its chemical consistence is similar to that of your body fluids, and on top of that by soaking the fresh piercing with the saline solution you will wash away any excess body fluids that are drying up around the piercing hole. This in turn will prevent bacterial build-ups in the piercing.

Some body piercers advise that good body piercing aftercare includes using antibacterial products as well. For example – antibacterial soap that can be gently applied to the piercing while taking shower and then washed off.

However, this can also lead to destroying the healthy bacteria that resides on your body around the fresh piercing. And you certainly don’t want this to happen, do you?

The most interesting approach to body piercing aftercare is LITHA. Can you guess the meaning of this abbreviation? Common, try!

Are you giving up? OK – let me tell you!

Leave It The Hell Alone! As you can imagine, this body piercing aftercare principle is very simple – just leave the piercing on its own and allow your body deal with it!

If it seems to be too extreme, just think about this. Let’s say, you got slightly injured and have a wound. You cut yourself and applied a plaster on the cut. Then ask yourself now – would you remove the plaster and clean the wound a few times daily just to facilitate the healing process?

Well, most likely – not! So this is exactly what the LITHA method involves – leaving your body alone and assuming that a healthy and strong human’s body should be absolutely fine with healing a comparatively small wound.