A lip piercing is basically types of piercing that are done surrounding the lips or the area of the lips. There are varieties of ways to do a lip piercing. Lip piercing is also common in many parts of the world. In some various parts it has been recorded as a cultural and religious significance and long been recorded in the history.
In today’s youth and society and of course everywhere around the world, lip piercing has become a common practice. Mostly it reflects the sense of individual style and considered as less painful in all types of piercings. This sometimes is the reason why many youngsters prefer lip piercing than any other type of piercing. There are many types of lip piercing that can be done, and explained below.
Different Types Of Lip Piercings
Labret piercing is often thought as a type of piercing, but it is not actually done or attached at the lips. It is usually done under the lip, just above your chin. However, there are many other choices of position that depends on your preferences.
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This lip piercing is a resemblance to the late star’s birthmark and so named after Marilyn Monroe. The piercing is done on the left-hand side on the top of the upper lip, on the side. Usually everyone will wear a labret stud for this piercing.
Madonna Piercing is an upper lip labret piercing that is off-centre on right, it is believed that many starlets have beauty marks or moles more over there. The difference in Monroe and Madonna piercing is only the side of the face and where the labret is placed. Monroe is basically done on the left and Madonna on the right.
This piercing is generally done on the philtrum region, which is just below the nose. So it is called philtrum piercing. It is basically placed directly under the septum of nose. If it has been done wrong then it is hard to get them right. It is typically pierced using labret stud as jewelry. The variation of this philtrum piercing is called jestrum. In jestrum the piercing is placed vertically through the lip using curved barbell, so that the beads are visible.
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As the above article, jestrum piercing is quite very similar to the vertical piercing, but generally done on top like the Medusa piercing. Therefore also known as vertical Medusa. It is basically placed in the philtrum of the upper lip, that is directed under the nasal septum. Unlike Medusa, Jestrum uses curved bar-bell at the both ends of the piercing and is visible externally with lower part of the bar-bell curving underside of the upper lip. It is sometimes combined with lower labret piercing and form a symmetrical look.
6Vertical Labret Piercing
This is similar to labret lip piercing. The vertical labret piercing is done where the lower beads be in the same place with the normal normal labret would be. Which is below the lip. The difference in them is that instead of passing through the interior it goes in upper direction and comes out from the top or sometimes even slightly forward on the lower lip in the mouth. With this you will be more able to see both sides of the piercing. Many people use curved barbell as jewelery in this piercing.
7Snake Bites Piercing
In a snake bite piercing you will have two piercing that is evenly distributed or separated on the lower lips. Unlike labret piercing snake bite is set on two left and right side of the lip. There are mostly two types of snake bite piercing, the ring and labret stud under both sides of the lip. Also it is very much possible to get both the piercings at the same time.
8Spider Bites Piercing
Spider bites or Viper bites piercing is a pair of piercings that are mostly done, close together on the bottom lip. These are similar than the snake bites, but are much closer together. It is considered more painful, and hence must be done one at a time. Which means that you must wait until one piercing heals in order to get another one.
9Angel Bites Piercing
Angel bites are considered same like the snake bites bit on the upper lip instead of lower. These piercings are also similar to Monroe lip piercings, the only difference is that they are on the both sides of the upper lip. So, basically a combination of both Madonna and Monroe Piercing.
10Cyber Bites Piercing
It is the combination of both Medusa and Labret piercings. One piercing is in centre above the top and another below the bottom lip. These lip piercings are exactly opposite to each other. One is basically in the middle of the upper lip and another is on the lower lip.
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