Both women and men love piercing as it is considered a symbol of self-expression. Usually, women do piercings for aesthetic value and to rebel against their cultural norms. Ear and nose piercing is common as these areas are less sensitive and do not hurt more as compared to other facial parts like lips.
But still, people love to do lip piercing and with different styles to show their rebellious side. Do you want to pierce your lips? If so, we have got you covered. In this article, we have discussed the best tips for lip piercing that look cool. So let’s dive in.|
5 Types of Lip Piercing You Must Try
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Here are some well-known lip piercing styles that look perfect on the face and do not cause much pain. So have a look at them.
This type of piercing is also known as Philtrum piercing because it travels through the philtrum area of the face. This philtrum area is right above the upper lip and under the septum. It can be performed using a hollow piercing needle of either a 14GA or 16GA.
- Medusa piercing
Medusa piercings are centered smack dab above the upper lip unlike Monroe piercing. It usually takes between 6 to 12 weeks to heal completely. To add some variation to this piercing style, you can have multiple piercings in this same middle area
- Dolphin Bites Piercing
In dolphin bite piercing, two symmetrical labret piercings go directly under and center the bottom lip. A hollow 16 GA needle is used to perform this piercing and it almost takes 6 to 8 weeks to heal properly. You can wear any type of jewelry piece on dolphin bites but flat back labret studs are an excellent choice.
- Ashley Piercing
In this type of piercing, a labret is punctured through the center of the bottom lip and out through the mouth directly. Ashley piercing is quite painful because the needle penetrates directly through sensitive nerve endings in the bottom lip. This kind of piercing is done by using a 14GA standard piercing needle. To heal completely, this type of piercing takes more than 16 weeks.
- Jestrum Piercing
In Jestrum piercing, you have two holes. One comes out from the center of the upper lip and the other through the philtrum. Because of this reason, it is also known as the vertical Medusa. This type of piercing takes almost 6 months to completely heal.
You might think your piercing gets healed within 4 to 12 weeks from the outside but always remember the inside area needs more than a month to heal properly. Jestrum piercing is done using a hollow piercing needle of 14 GA or 16 GA. You can style this piercing with captive bad rings or curved barbells.
- Madonna/Monroe Piercing
This piercing type is inspired by the late great actor Marilyn Monroe. It is performed in the upper area of the lip and under the nose on either side. You can either have a Monroe or Madonna style by selecting the face side.
If you want to have a piercing on the left side of your mouth then you will have a Monroe piercing. But if you do a piercing on the right side of your face then you will have a Madonna piercing. To perform this kind of piercing, a hollow needle of 14 GA or 16 GA is used.
Monroe piercing took almost 8 to 12 weeks to fully heal. But some people recover shortly after 3 to 6 weeks and you can be one of them. So do not get confused if you see healed skin in a short period.