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What is Labret Piercing?

Lip studs are often referred to as labret studs due to the popularity of the labret piercing. The labret piercing is a single puncture that is quickly perforated with a needle that is positioned centrally just below the bottom lip.

There are many types of body piercing like industrial piercing for earrings and Labret piercing which is done under lips

A labret piercing is one form of body piercing. It is any sort of adornment that is applied to the ear, taken literally (labrum). However, the term normally refers to a piercing that is above the chin and below the bottom lip. It is also known as a “tongue pillar” or a “soul patch cutting.”

This look can be accessorised with a wide range of jewellery designs, ranging from the obvious labret stud to hoops and curved barbells. The simplicity of this piercing has contributed to its success, and many people combine it with other lip piercings to make a whole different piercing look, such as the dolphin bite or snake bites.

We adore the labret piercing, but its position poses special dangers that you should be mindful of. Here’s what you need to hear about labret piercings.

Types of Labret Piercing

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Labret piercings are usually a single perforation in the middle, just below the bottom lip, but are not fully fused to the lip itself. While it is a straightforward style of lip piercing, there are a few variants you can pick from if you want a less conventional version:

1.Off-center labret piercing: If you don’t like symmetrical piercings, this is a decent choice for you. Although identical to the original labret, this piercing is slightly off-center and located just below the bottom lip.

2. Horizontal labret piercing: Since it has two clear ends of metal, this piercing is somewhat close to the vertical labret. In contrast to the vertical labret, these are positioned horizontally. It’s over in the middle of the lower lip, with two spaces parallel to each other.

3. Side labret piercing: This is a common labret modification that is placed on one or both sides of the lower lip. This piercing has many variants, including spider bites (two piercings on one hand that are similar to each other) and snake bites (two piercings on each side of the lip, resulting in four separate perforations).

4. Vertical labret: This is also known as ‘eskimo piercing’ in German and is performed using a curved barbell instead of the universal labret. Since the piercing is placed at the top of the bottom lip, two sides of the jewellery are visible, one slightly above the other.

5. Lowbret (chin piercing):  There is a single perforation as well, although it is situated well below the lower lip, where the lip tissue and the gum line intersect. Try this style of piercing if you want to have your piercing extended.

6. Inverse vertical labret: This piercing, also known as a ‘Ashley,’ is performed in the same manner as the initial labret but is entirely on the lower lip. As a result, there is only one apparent jewellery line, which is right in the centre of the lip.


Pain level of Labret Piercing

The pain scale for the labret piercing is on the lower end of the lip piercing pain scale. Since the lips and the tissue surrounding the lips have multiple nerve endings, lip piercings are often more painful than other forms of piercings. However, because of its position, the labret is less painful than lip piercings such as the vertical labret, which punctures the lip itself.

Since the labret piercing only involves one puncture, any discomfort you experience would be brief. You should experience bleeding and throbbing in the first few days after the piercing as the body heals. During this time, keep an eye on the piercing; if the swelling does not go down in a few days, or if you feel heavy bleeding or discomfort, it could be infected.

Healing process of Labret Piercing

The labret piercing recovers very quickly; expect a 6 – 8 week recovery time. Healing depends on the person, and the piercing can take longer than 8 weeks to heal. Before changing your jewellery or discontinuing aftercare procedures, contact your piercer.

Since the interior of the piercing takes longer to heal, you’ll need to keep an eye on it well past the 8-week recovery time to ensure proper healing.

To accommodate swelling, your piercer will initially fit you with a wider labret stud. If the labret stud is too thin, the jewellery can become stuck in the skin, necessitating invasive surgical procedures to correct the problem. When the piercing heals, make sure the ring does not press against it.

Aftercare Rules

Aside from the standard aftercare procedures, there are several special procedures that you must follow as your lip recovers. Since the labret is situated on the lips, food, saliva, toothpaste, and other products that often touch the mouth pose health risks. This means that proper aftercare is particularly necessary for labret piercings.

  1. Watch what you put on your face: Makeup, soap, moisturiser, and chapstick can all become lodged in the piercing and cause an infection. If you do use these things, keep a safe distance from the piercing and thoroughly wash your face before going to bed.
  2. Focus on your Eating: Because of the placement of the labret, the jewellery is especially vulnerable to chomping, which can result in the breakage of your front teeth. Since you’ll be wearing a bigger labret stud over the first few weeks, you’ll need to be extra cautious. Larger jewellery, such as hoops and hollow barbells, can offer an extra threat after you’ve recovered, but you’ll need to be cautious when you practise how to chew on your new piercing.

3. Oral Hygiene Practices:- Pretend you head to the dentist on a regular basis. Brush after – meal, floss on a daily basis, and use mouthwash. During the recovery process, your mouth may be your greatest enemy, so keep it clean.

4. Restrict touching foreign jobs:- This covers your fingers, scarves, other people’s mouths (no kissing or oral play as you heal), and even your sheets or pillowcase. If you sleep on your back, make sure your pillowcase is clean every night, or cover it with a clean t-shirt.

Jewelry for Labret Piercing

When selecting jewellery for your labret piercing, keep gauge and length in mind. This style of piercing is most often pierced with a 14 or a 16 gauge because they are heavier and have a wider range of jewellery options available in those sizes. Some people choose 18 gauge.

The thickness of the labret may be drilled at 7/16” or 3/8”. Women usually prefer a 3/8” piercing, while men typically choose a 7/16”. However, this is based on your body, and your piercer will decide the necessary duration for you before piercing. Both lengths are suitable because they are thicker and allow for more swelling in the piercing. Since the swelling subsides in the first 1-2 weeks, the jewellery can be downsized after another 3-4 weeks.

  1. Forbidden Body Jewelry 

Internally threaded for added convenience and topped with a 4x2mm Cubic Zirconia simulated gem. 316L Surgical Steel labret stud, 16 gauge

2. Forbidden Body Jewelry

Piercing stud with Forbidden Body Jewelry. Earrings that are suitable for both men and women. This earring and lip rings are made of cartilage that are ideal for tragus and helix piercings.

3. Labret Monroe Lip Rings 

You will get 18 pieces (36 pieces) of 16 gauge lip rings and horseshoe nose hoop rings, which can be used as lip piercing studs,labret monroe lip rings,medusa piercing jewelry,tragus helix earrings,nose hoop rings, and other body jewellery.

4. Pierced Owl 

Aurora Borealis Crystal Crescent Moon Stud Earrings with Cubic Zirconia Crystal Accents in 316L Stainless Steel

5.  Labret Hoop Rings Piercing

In one order, you can get 24PCS Piercing Jewelry, 6PCS Horseshoe Barbell, 6PCS Captive Bead Rings, 6PCS Labret Stud, and 6PCS Spiral Barbell; so many piercings provide you with more options for daily wear.

Do Labret piercings ruin your teeth?

Because of the placement of the labret, the jewellery is especially vulnerable to chomping, which can result in the breakage of your front teeth. Since you’ll be wearing a bigger labret stud over the first few weeks, you’ll need to be extra cautious.

What is Labret earring?

Keep the piercing rod between the thumb and forefinger on one hand. After that, remove the piercing ball and put it in a jar. You can now change your jewels. After the turn, replace the ball and you’re done!

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