Types of Lip Piercings Explained


Below is an overview of 12 of the most commontypes of lip piercings explained. They include;

  1. Labret Piercing

It is often mistaken to be lip piercing even though it is not actually attached to the lip. More specifically, it is done under the lip right above the chin. However, there are also certain choices taking into consideration your position and preferences.

  1. Monroe piercing

This lip piercing is named after Marilyn Monroe for the simple fact that it is done with an effort to resemble the birthmark of the late star. The piercing is set on the left hand side right on top of the upper lip to the side. In most cases, a labret stud is what is worn with the piercing. More specifically, the piercing is fitted using a 14, 16 or 18 gauge labret, the bars used are usually shorten after healing.

  1. Madonna Lip Piercing

It is a common labret piercing which is placed on the upper lip just off the center on the right. It is placed right above the same place where the starlets have beauty marks. The jewelry used is often around 14 gauge labret studs. It is important to note that the difference between a Monroe and Madonna piercing is the fact that on the side of the face where the labret is placed, the Monroe piercing is placed on the left side.

  1. Medusa Lip Piercing

In this form of piercing, focus is on the philtrum region just below the nose, it is precisely because of this that it is commonly referred to as the philtrum piercing. The piercing is placed right directly under the septum of the nose. It is also very important to note that it is very important to get the piercing done under the septum of the nose. Just so you know, a medusa piercing usually serves as a labret stud and as jewelry only that the ball sits outside the mouth right at the dip of the top lip. Another important variation of the philtrum piercing is where the piercing is placed vertically through the lip with the help of a curved barbell so that both beads are visible.

  1. Jestrum Piercing

It is extremely similar to the vertical labret piercing with the only difference being that it is done on the top the same way the medusa piercing is done. It is precisely because of this that it is known as the vertical medusa. More specifically, the piercing is placed in the philtrum of the upper lip directly under the nasal septum. It is also worth noting that there are instances in which it is combined with a lower labret piercing in which case it forms a symmetrical look.

In addition to all of the above, other equally notable types of lip piercings include the spider bites piercing, angel bites piercing, cyber bites piercing, dolphin bites piercing, canine bites piercing as well as shark bites piercing. All this information should therefore help you make the right decision as far as choosing which types of lip piercings suit you the best.




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