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Labret Piercing: What You Must Know

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What is labret piercing

Labret Piercing

Body piercings are the new trend that’s catching up like wildfire. It indicates rebelliousness and independence. Many young female teenagers consider body art, be it tattoos or piercings, as a form of expression, be it sexual or artistic. This is why a lot of ladies are going for ear and nose piercings to establish their femininity. However, if these sound old and passe, there is ‘labret piercing’ to go in for.

What is labret piercing?

Labret piercing is located under the center of your lower lip and is usually decorated with stud jewellery or a bead ring. The piercing happens to be both facial and oral since it pierces the area from front to back meaning horizontally. Labret piercing is also called the tongue pillar.

Labret piercing can be a bit painful since it can trouble the gums. But that is not the case, if it is done and handled with care.

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Types and Size of Labret Piercing

Both these factors are determined by the positioning of the labret piercing. Technically speaking, the labret is made to go horizontally i.e. from front to back. But that is not always the rule of the game. There is the vertical labret too where the area is pierced with a curved barbell, passing through the top to the lower lip.

Size wise, the labret jewellery for starters should be a 16 or 14 gauge labret stud. Since there are two different disc sizes, you can opt for a larger or smaller (as the case maybe) if any of the size is causing you problems.

Types and Size of Labret Piercing

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Things to remember while going for Labret Piercing


  • It is a form of piercing that heals much faster as compared to other types of piercing.
  • Since there are a lot of labret earrings available today, you will be able to easily find one to suit your preference.

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  • No matter how good your labret piecing goes, you need to monitor it.
  • Labret lip piercing needs research in finding the right place to insert the labret. If not done so, it may push through the nerve and blood vessels, making it dangerous, painful and hard to heal. Labret piercing pain can be a little unbearable too.
  • Those who are sensitive to certain types of metals should avoid piercings. Chances are that it may cause reactions to the jewellery on skin. Furthermore, increased swelling and rash can worsen matters.
  • If you are in the habit of indulging with skin piercing or putting foreign objects such as a pencil in your mouth, you may land up into damage and infection. Enamel erosion, tooth fracture, and gum decline may arise because of a labret piercing.
  • If left untreated, labret piercings can be the cause of infections thereby leading to scarring or blood poisoning.
  • Until you cross 1 year from the date of piercing, labret piercing may not be termed as seasoned or toughened. Damage can keep happening either by changing jewellery or wearing uncalled for labrets during this time period.

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Pros and Cons for Labret Piercing

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Choosing a Professional Labret Piercer

If you have made up your mind to go for a labret piercing, think of the next step you need to take. What we are hinting at is choosing a professional and experienced piercer. Labret piercing when done by a non-trained person can increase the chances of infection. Further it may decrease the healing time too.

Labret Piercing instuctions

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Labret Piercing – After Care Instructions

Here are a few post care instructional tips in the event you go for labret piercing.

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