Labret piercings are a popular way to decorate the body. There are a few different placements for the labret piercing and it is important to know them all before getting the piercing done by Professional Piercing Shops in San Diego CA.
What is a Labret Piercing?
The labret is a lip piercing that goes through the lower lip. Labret piercings are done through the outside of the skin to the inside of the mouth. The lip is pulled away from the jaw using clamps. A piercing needle is pushed through and then the jewelry. Like all piercings, the pain is different for each person. The pain is quick, though.
Placement of Labret Piercing
Before getting a labret piercing, where do you want it placed? With a standard labret piercing, the jewelry is placed right in the middle. It rests below the middle of the lower lip. It looks like a ball sticking out from your jaw. A side labret piercing, as the name suggests, rests off center. It can be placed to the right or the left of where a standard piercing would be. When there are two side labret piercings, it is called snakebites. The name generally applies to any jewelry, but is most commonly used with two captive bead rings. The rings loop over the lips giving a slight snake fang effect. With a vertical labret piercing, both ends of the piercing are visible. A curved barbell is used with a bead resting just below the lip and the other on top of the lip.
Types of labret piercing jewelry
Labret piercing jewelry is usually a 14 gauge or 16 gauge labret stud. Larger gauges have to be custom made. The back of the labret stud is flat so that it irritates the inside of the mouth less. A bead or spike is attached to the other end. Snakebites can use captive bead rings. A curved barbell, with beads at both ends, is used for vertical labret piercings. The labret piercing jewelry is usually made of glass, wood or acrylic because they are less rough on the teeth and gums. Metal jewelry can be used as long as the piercing isn’t played with all the time. Good luck with that.
Always go to Professional Piercing Shops in San Diego CA to get a labret piercing. Follow all care instructions and your piercing will last forever.
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