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Lip piercing, initially practiced by the African tribes, is very much in vogue these days, especially among teenagers. Many are trying to portray the bad girl or bad boy appeal, however do
and chics, as the ring doesn't come in contact with the gums thus avoiding any infection from the material used. During the healing process, that is for two-three days avoid using anything with alcohol, peroxide, iodine, or any strong soaps as it irritate the fresh piercing, and causes additional swelling and trauma.
take a note that going through lip piercing is just not an easy task. Also remember that the piercing is a permanent asset on your face, you cannot get rid of it completely after you get bored of the whole idea. So, if you're still up to getting a lip piercing, read to choose some of the varied types of lip piercing.
Types of lip Piercing
Lip piercings can be placed anywhere around the mouth. However before choosing any of these placements, it is best to imagine what it would be like to have them on your mouth. After all, you are trying a unique body art that would affect the way you speak, eat or drink.
Lip ring : is a ring that goes through the bottom of the lip. It can be centered or off- centered. It is preferred by most of the wannabe hunks
Labret : It generally refers to a single piercing on a lower lip below the center, about half-way between the edge of the lower lip and the top of the chin. Labrets can also be done in pairs, usually to either side of center. These can be pierced in the center also. If you want to go with the metal labret stud, you can use different metals and different ends. These are available in gold, steel and titanium (colored and plain), and can be fitted with spikes, balls, or gemstone ends in any of these metals. You can also get stone balls or acrylic, or novelty shapes, like gold bunny.
Vertical labret : goes through the center of the bottom lip, parallel to the tissue. The bar has a slight curve, and is visible both below the bottom lip and in between the top and bottom lips.
Horizontal Lip Piercing : Is a very rare piercing. It is a horizontal bar, usually through the red part of the lip and usually on the lower lip.
Angel bites : If you would like to try a daring look opt for Angel bites, which consists of two upper lip piercings on both sides of the lip. Only labret studs can be used for this type of lip piercing.
Snakebites : Snakebites are found on the opposite sides of the lower lip and both rings and studs can be used for this type of lip piercing.
Spider bites : This type of piercing is done on lower lip twice on opposite sides of the mouth and a labret or lip ring in the center
Monroe/Madonna Piercing : are labret studs worn on the upper lip where famous beauty icons like Marilyn Monroe had her famous beauty mark. Labret jewelry, commonly used for the labret piercing centered above the chin, is used for the Madonna. Labret are available in gold, silver, and as gems. Darker jewelry can recreate the exact look of a beauty mark while gem labret jewelry can give you all the sheen of a Hollywood starlet.
Filtrum Piercing : upper lip labret piercing
In th forthcoming articles read how to self pierce lips and the simple methods to keep the lips and the lip jewelry clean.