My Monroe Piercing Story

This monroe piercing story was submitted by Melanie Fairon.

Monroe Piercing Story

I was 17 when I was first considering getting a Monroe piercing because I had seen so many of my friends get one and I saw how it enhanced their facial features by drawing attention to them, so I discussed it with my friends and family and they all agreed that I should get it! 🙂

Unfortunately the funds for it were not available at the time so I held off until the summer after my 19th birthday. My friend Andrea and I went to a local place we’ve both been to before to get some information about it and then one Friday afternoon we grabbed another friend of ours and my boyfriend tagged along to watch the process. 😀

Andrea went first getting her belly button pierced while I was choosing the jewellery for my Monroe piercing. The girl who pierced us was very knowledgeable in piercings sporting a few different ones of her face as well as a few others she mentioned getting.

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Getting Pierced in the Restroom

This Monroe piercing story was submitted by Crystal from San Bernardino, California.

Monroe Piercing in restroom

 The type of piercing I have is a Monroe piercing on my left side.

I only have this piercing because I have to wait until I’m 18 to get my tongue piercing, but on to my story.

I wanted to get my lip pierced so I asked my friend and she did it, but we had to meet up somewhere, so she told me let’s meet up at the library I’m already here!

So I went and we didn’t want to get in trouble so we went into the restroom in the library. And she sterilized everything and I got it done in the restroom.


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Sexy Redhead With a Monroe Piercing

Sexy redhead with monroe piercing

Free Body Jewelry

Just have a look at this amazing redhead!

Do you notice the tiny little piercing just above her upper lip?

I personally think it looks gorgeous and it almost reminds me of Merlyn Monroe and her trademark birthmark on her upper lip which added to her sex appeal! 😉

But wait…

Did you know, by the way, that this type of piercing is actually called a Monroe piercing? Yes, I’m not kidding with you, they call it Monroe piercing because of its uncanny resemblance to the famous movie icon’s birthmark!

And here you can find some great Monroe body jewelry – you’ll notice the page is called labret body jewelry, but don’t worry – it’s simply because you can use labret studs in Monroe piercings and vice versa.

In case you’re considering a Monroe piercing yourself – here’s some aftercare guidelines to make sure you look after your fresh piercing properly.

First and Second

By Kisha Jodoin, Cornwall, Ontario.


For quit sometime I always wanted to get a piercing done,other then my ears.I have always wanted my belly button done,but of course I was too young at the time. Instead for my fourteenth birthday I had gotten a Monroe piercing. It was my moms idea.I asked all of my friends if it was a good idea to get it done and if it would look alright on me.They all agreed.

I was nervous but excited all at once.I really didn’t know and piercing studios,so my mom called around and found a great studio “TerryLynns”,she was well known.The day was finally here,as i walked into TerryLynns I was getting nervous.Terry (the piercer) explained everything that she was going to do.The piercing process was done before I even knew it.It didn’t hurt at all,but people kept asking me if it did.Which got really annoying.The great news was in healed perfectly fine.

About nine months go by…

I was still thinking about getting another piercing.They are really neat.It was around Christmas and of course I didn’t know what I wanted.I’ve thought about something I always wanted and it was to get my belly button pierced.I asked for that and the week before Christmas I went to “TerryLynns”,
it was a different girl this time that pierced my belly button.

She had a hard time getting the ring it.But it wasn’t painful.
Couple weeks went by and my belly button was healing just fine.As I thought.I was following the directions and everything for the healing process.But my belly button got infected,really bad.Everyone told me to take it out,but knowing me,I would never do that.Its something i’ve always wanted.I was determined to keep it in.To get it checked out I went back to “TerryLynns” and she cleaned it all out,gave me a new ring and explained how to clean it with the stuff she gave me.Now my belly button is all healed and fine.Thank God

Both my piercings are perfectly fine now and I couldn’t be happier with the results 😀

Monroe Isnt So Different


By Roxanne Perez, San Antonio, Texas.

Last year about in October me and my recent boyfriend had just broken up. So out of anger i wanted to hurt myself but then i decided maybe i should get a piercing since i only had my earlobes pierced i wanted something special.

 Around that same week me and my ex-boyfriend got back together. It wasn’t normal though we ended up going to a tattoo shop where they also did piercings. To bond our relationship he told me that he would get what ever piercing I wanted for him. And in vice versa i  would do the same i ended up getting my Monroe pierced which is what i really wanted.  I had second thoughts about it when it came down. But i didn’t wanna be the same person from before i wanted to transform a part of my body which my family would’nt approve of.

 I really was glad that we went to one of my friends tatto parlor which i didnt know that she worked at. And my boyfriend had just like the neighborhood around it. We really didn’t know where else to go we just needed one that was really close.

There were two piercers there. One was a woman and the other a man. We both got pierced by the same woman. She was really good and educated about what she was doing. She took me to a seperate room I felt really comfortable with her. She got prepared turned around. She told me to breathe in and count to three. By the time i got too two the clamps where on my lips and the needle was in and so was my piercing all i felt was a pinch. She told me it would take about two to three weeks to heal. She taught me how to clean it right in front of a mirror.  And by the time you know it i was out of the tattoo shop.

 I felt really good and like a different  person it was so liberating.

How About Getting A Monroe Piercing?

Monroe Piercing Trendy 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?