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  1. Clean the region around the piercing using an anti-bacterial soap about two times in a day.
  2. Compress the outer side of the perforation with a warm saltwater solution using a cotton ball twice for two minutes to quicken the healing process.
  3. Rinse your mouth well for at least 30 seconds with salt water or only warm water if you have high blood pressure or heart ailments.
  4. Brush your teeth gently using a toothbrush having soft bristles.Be careful while eating as chewing fast may hurt you.
  5. Have cold foods like ice cream and chilled milk to reduce swelling.
 
Angel bites piercing is a style where either side of the philtrum, the ridged area of your lip, is perforated in a symmetrical way. It is a combination of the Madonna and Monroe styles of piercing. It is also called Anti Bites as it is just the reverse of snake bites piercing. To look smart and trendy, you may complement your angel bites with other piercing styles like snake bites, nose, septum or dimple.
  1. Eat or drink anything for three hours after your piercing is done. 
  2. Touch your piercing with unclean hands.
  3. Take aspirin, alcohol or high amount of caffeine during the healing period as it can result in increase swelling and bleeding.
  4. Fiddle or play with the jewelry as it may come in the way of the healing process, resulting in migration, scar or any other complications.
  5. Smoke or chew gum/tobacco
 
The piercing professional will mark the area to be pierced using a pen. Then clamp it. The clamping may take place from the outer or inner side depending on the experience and skill of the person attending you as well as your personal choice. A long-sized labret is commonly used in a new piercing to keep enough space for some swelling following the process.

Like any other piercing, the level of pain varies from one individual to the other, as well as on the efficiency of the piercer. People having thick upper lips are likely to experience more pain as there are more nerves and muscles present in this area. Men might find the perforation process a little distressing as regular shaving makes the upper skin of the lip tough and hard to pierce. Irrespective of the pain this piercing does not take too long to be done. 

If the pus secretion continues for a long time followed by swelling or redness of the area, then your piercing may be infected. When your piercing gets infected it is recommended not to take off the jewelry as in doing so the piercing closes fast, leading the infection to be trapped in the body. Moreover, keeping the jewelry in the pierced area till the time you go to a doctor, makes way for drainage also reducing the risk of further complications.

It may take about two to three months or even longer to heal, depending on the aftercare taken. The piercing area may swell initially, lasting for about three to five days. You may also experience itching, discomfort, pain tightness or other sensations at this time. During the healing time, the outer part may appear pink or red. You might also have a yellowish-white secretion, which is not pus, but an indication that your piercing is healing.

 
A popular variation of labret piercing, Angel Kiss piercing is the perforation of the lower lip beginning at the top and emerging from the other end without entering the mouth. 
 
 
Similar to any lip piercing, the lower lip will be cleaned properly with an antiseptic solution. The areas to be pierced are marked with a surgical pen. While clamping the lip, a 16 gauge hollow, sterilized needle is passed through, and the jewelry is inserted.
Perforating a thick lower lip will amount to some pain. However, it varies according to one’s pain tolerance level. One of the common after-effects of the piercing is severe swelling lasting up to a couple of weeks.
It takes about 8 to 10 weeks for the piercing to heal properly.
  1. Clean your hands before touching the                piercing
  2. Soak a cotton ball in warm salt solution            and gently dab the pierced region two times      a day
  3. Rinse the piercing with a mild soap while          bathing
  4. Avoid the use of lipstick, lotions, lip balm, or      ointments on the pierced bottom lip
  5. Do not eat hot, spicy, or sticky foods. Stay        away from smoking and drinking                      alcohol. Brush or floss your teeth carefully        to prevent the lower lip from getting                damaged
Although itching and redness occur commonly during the healing period, besides swelling, severe pain and pus discharge are the obvious signs of infection that should be immediately taken care of to avoid any complication. If you are not wearing a proper-fitting jewelry, then the risk of rejection increases.

The Ashley piercing procedure starts like many other piercing procedures: with sterilizing all the instruments and the puncture place. You piercing master must be very careful with choosing the piercing placement because it could influence your lip movements in the future. After identifying entry and exit spots, your piercer will mark them out with a surgical pen. After this, the lip should be fixed with a clamp and perforated by a 14 gauge needle in the direction from the outside to inside. Then, the small and tiny jewelry is inserted. Now, the Ashley lip piercing is done! However, you would still need to get precise instructions on the aftercare to avoid possible complications.

 
 
Ashley piercing is considered to be one of the most painful lip piercing procedures. The pain level reaches about 4 points out of 10 on the pain scale. It would definitely hurt during the perforation, as a needle would touch some nerve endings. Even when the procedure is done, the lip might become sore and swollen for a few days. It would surely add some discomfort. However, Ashley piercing pain could be reduced by some painkillers, like Ibuprofen. Also, it is recommended to stay positive and think about the attractive piercing which you would have in the result.
Ashley piercing is a puncture of the lower lip, which is a type of a vertical (inverse) labret piercing. It is located in the middle of the lip, making two exit spots: the first on the lower lip, and the second one inside the mouth.
Ashley piercing is one of the most fashionable and sexy piercings you may get. Just think about it: a shiny barbel will nicely highlight the beauty of your lip. Especially, if you would put on bright and glossy lipstick
Such kind of lip piercing could be perfectly combined with many other facial piercings, such as nasal septum or Monroe on the upper lip. Moreover, you could experiment with double Ashley piercing, which definitely would not leave your look without attention
You should not forget that Ashley piercing requires the quite painful procedure, as it goes through the large area of lip tissue, which has many nerve endings. So, before getting it, take into account your personal pain resistance level to avoid unpleasant surprises
With this type of piercing, one part of the jewelry would go inside your mouth. So, it is very important to find a right place for the puncture. Otherwise, the jewelry may affect the natural activity of your lip and gum
 
The primary healing time would be around 3 – 4 months, in case the aftercare rules are followed.

The healing process of the inside area would end after about 6 months with proper cleaning. Usually, Ashley piercings take more time to heal, comparing to other lip piercing types, as the perforation hurts larger area. Therefore, it is crucial to stick to aftercare rules below to reduce the healing time.

  • Maintain oral hygiene, as well as make sure that your               smartphone or clothes, which may touch your piercing, are       clean
  • Be careful using sprays or some hairstyle devices not to           infect the piercing
  • In case something has gone wrong and you experience             excessive soreness or bleeding, immediately visit a doctor         or report the issue to your piercing master
  • Permanently clean your mouth and the piercing place,               following the rules below
 

If you don’t want to get you lip infected, you have to get used to the cleaning routine. With Ashley piercing, you should clean both: inside and outside areas of your mouth. To clean the exterior area, get a special saline solution. Properly wash your hands and soak the cotton ball in the liquid. Gently clean the area for a few minutes and pat it with disposable towels. Apply this procedure two or three times every day You would also need to use soap once or twice daily. Apply antibacterial soap or cleanser for no more than half a minute. Rinse it with warm water afterward In order to clean the inside area, rinse the mouth twice a day: before and after going to sleep. Avoid excessive cleaning, as it may irritate your piercing

 
 
Avoid swimming in public places, as there are some bacteria which can get into the wound
Do not use face care products for the piercing area
Do not remove the jewelry until the hole is completely healed
Avoid oral contacts and contacts with personal things, like a pillow or a toothbrush
 
 
Avoid touching and pulling jewelry with dirty hands
Do not use alcohol to clean the piercing, as your lip may get red and irritated
 
 

You have to consider certain risks when getting your lip pierced. Rejection rate. Take into account that your body may not accept certain types of jewelry. Thus, choose labrets made of surgical steel, gold or silver to be you first lip jewelry Infections. It is very easy to catch an infection with facial piercings. So, it is important to perform cleaning and aftercare procedures to avoid it Scar formation. In case you would choose big jewelry, it can stretch your skin and leave the scar after the removal. However, there are plenty of creams and other solutions to help the lip to regenerate Teeth and gum complications. If the jewelry constantly touches the gum or teeth, you may experience some side effects, such as gum erosion or tooth scrambling. That is why finding a proper spot for Ashley piercings is crucial

The piercing professional will mark the areas to be pierced using a pen. Then clamp it.  Four pieces of jewelry are worn on both sides of the lower and upper lips. Basically, canine bites is a mixture of snake and angel bites. With this piercing, attention should be paid to the exact location of the jewelry. It is important to keep them symmetrical. It is better not to combine canine bites with any other facial piercings to avoid your face looking over pierced.
 
Like any other piercing, the level of pain varies from one individual to the other, as well as on the efficiency of the piercer. People having thick upper and lower  lips are likely to experience more pain as there are more nerves and muscles present in this areas. 
Clean the region around the piercings using an anti-bacterial soap about two times in a day.
Compress the outer side of the perforation with a warm saltwater solution using a cotton ball twice for two minutes to quicken the healing process.
Rinse your mouth well for at least 30 seconds with salt water or only warm water if you have high blood pressure or heart ailments.
Brush your teeth gently using a toothbrush having soft bristles.
Be careful while eating as chewing fast may hurt you.
Have cold foods like ice cream and chilled milk to reduce swelling.
 
 
 
Don’ts
Eat or drink anything for three hours after your piercing is done.
Touch your piercing with unclean hands.
Take aspirin, alcohol or high amount of caffeine during the healing period as it can result in increase swelling and bleeding.
Fiddle or play with the jewelry as it may come in the way of the healing process, resulting in migration, scar or any other complications.
Smoke or chew gum/tobacco

It may take about two to three months or even longer to heal, depending on the aftercare taken.

The piercing areas may swell initially, lasting for about three to five days. You may also experience itching, discomfort, pain tightness or other sensations at this time. During the healing time, the outer part may appear pink or red. You might also have a yellowish-white secretion, which is not pus, but an indication that your piercing is healing.

 

It may take about two to three months or even longer to heal, depending on the aftercare taken.

The piercing areas may swell initially, lasting for about three to five days. You may also experience itching, discomfort, pain tightness or other sensations at this time. During the healing time, the outer part may appear pink or red. You might also have a yellowish-white secretion, which is not pus, but an indication that your piercing is healing.

 
 
 
 
If the pus secretion continues for a long time followed by swelling or redness of the area, then your piercing may be infected. When your piercing gets infected it is recommended not to take off the jewelry as in doing so the piercing closes fast, leading the infection to be trapped in the body. Moreover, keeping the jewelry in the pierced area till the time you go to a doctor, makes way for drainage also reducing the risk of further complications.
 
 
 
 

The Cyber Bites Piercing is a combination of the Medusa and Labret piercings – one piercing done in the center just above the top and just below the bottom lip. These lip piercings are opposite of each other. One is in the middle of the upper lip and the other is on the lower lip.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Before the procedure, the piercing expert will clean the region above the upper lip and lower lip thoroughly with an antiseptic solution. You would be then given an oral antimicrobial solution for washing your mouth. A hollow, light needle is pierced through the area with the help of a clamp stretching the upper lip and lower lip. The jewelry is inserted accomplishing the piercings.
Having a rich supply of nerves above the upper lip and lower lip makes the piercing a bit painful. However, those with a low pain tolerance might get more hurt during the process.
 
  • Clean the piercings with a sterilized cotton ball           dipped in warm salt solution two times a day
  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water after               eating
  • Use a mild soap for rinsing the pierced region             while bathing
  • Dry the piercings by gently patting with a clean           paper towel
  • Use a toothbrush having soft bristles and a mild         toothpaste for brushing your teeth
  • Do not use any antiseptic mouthwash
  • Avoid eating hot, spicy and sticky foods
  • Stay away from smoking or consuming alcohol
  • Avoid applying antibacterial creams, lotions, or           cosmetic products on the piercing
 
The piercing might take 6 to 12 weeks for permanent healing.
 
 
 
 
A fresh piercing has a high risk of getting infected characterized by severe swelling, redness, pain, and pus discharge. Ignoring these signs can increase the severity of the condition, and, therefore immediate medical care would be needed. As it appears in most lip piercings, the gums and teeth have a greater chance of getting eroded leading to loss of teeth over the course of time. The piercing may also undergo rejection or migration as a result of the placement of an incompatible jewelry, causing a scar.
 
 
It is a type of lip piercing made on the corners of the mouth. 

The corners of the mouth are cleaned thoroughly and marked with a pen. A sterilized, hollow needle is used to make perforations on both sides of the lips. The pierced areas are then inserted with labret jewelry.

 
 
The level of pain varies from person to person. As two piercings are made, the process can be quite painful if you have a low capacity to bear pain. After the piercing is complete, it may hurt a lot and bleed. However, it should not be a matter of concern as the pain gradually decreases in a few weeks.
  • Clean the piercing with a cotton ball dipped in warm saline water
  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water after every meal
  • Use an antibacterial soap to wash the piercing and jewelry during your daily shower
  • Gently pat the pierced area dry with a paper towel
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your teeth twice a day
  • Do not touch the jewelry except while cleaning
  • Make sure the piercing does not come in contact with ointments, creams, lotions, and other         cosmetic products
  • Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating spicy foods
  • Maintain good hygiene by keeping your clothes and bed linens clean
 
It might take 12 to 20 weeks for the piercing to heal.
 
The constant movement of the lips and cheeks causes the back plate of the labret jewelry to erode the gums and teeth. The odd location of the piercing increases the risk of rejection and migration. Irregular cleaning of the pierced region can lead to infection. Swelling, redness, itching, and pain are the signs of an infected piercing. In some cases, a scar might develop around the pierced area. However, it goes away once the healing process is complete.
 
Labret studs made of titanium or stainless steel are used for the piercing. Captive bead rings can be worn if you feel comfortable with them. Dahlia piercing also looks great with curved barbells. Use retainers to hide the piercing at school or office.
 
 
Dolphin bites piercing is a double perforation of the bottom lip. Two labrets are located under the lip close to each other. Dolphin bites look similar to snake bites, but they are more centered and could be placed at the different distance from the bottom lip to the chin.
 
 
 
Dolphin bites is a perfect solution for those, who would like to visually elongate their bottom lip. This piercing would definitely suit you if you think that your face is too round
You can play with the placement and jewelry. If the dolphin bites are pierced closer to the lip tissue, you could try to insert tiny rings, which would nicely hang around your lip
 
The procedure may take quite a while, as probably you would not get two holes pierced at one sitting (low possibility). Each piercing would make your lip a bit sore and swollen. Thus, to reduce these side effects, it is recommended to take a break between two perforations.
Dolphin bites lip piercing may not be a good fit for everybody. In case you have a little space between the lip and the chin, or your bottom lip is too thin, dolphin bites could only damage your overall look. So, try to take advice from an experienced piercer before going for it. In any case, there are plenty of sophisticated lip piercings, which could be more suitable for you
 
A piercing professional should symmetrically mark out the piercing placement. After this, the bottom lip is clamped and quickly perforated by a hollow needle. You may get both holes at once or with a few days break. It depends on your piercer’s recommendations, based on your general health condition, and estimated body reaction to a perforation. After your lip is pierced, the initial labret is inserted.

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The dolphin bites lip piercing pain is usually measured as average, reaching only 5 points out of 10 on the pain scale.

Although, the pain level is not that high, keep in mind that a double perforation would hurt twice as much as a single one. In case you would experience strong pain, consider taking Ibuprofen or simply soak an ice cube.

The dolphin bites healing time is usually between 6 and 8 weeks, with the condition that the important aftercare rules are followed. In some cases, it may take up to 6 months for the inner side to heal completely, if nothing has gone wrong. Keep in mind, that you should not remove the initial jewelry during the healing time to avoid possible risks, such as an infection or jewelry rejection. Remember to take care of your piercing regularly.

 
 
 
 
Here, the piercing is made through the lip surface in the horizontal direction. 
After the professional piercer cleans the lower lip, you would be given an antibacterial solution to rinse your mouth before the procedure. After the entry and exit points are marked, the bottom lip is clamped to pass a sterilized, hollow needle through the center. The jewelry is carefully inserted into the pierced spot.
Localized swelling, bruising, and intermittent bleeding of the lower lip might occur for few days. However, these are normal consequences of piercing that do not pose any serious problem.
  • Avoid touching the pierced site without washing your hands
  • Soak a cotton ball in warm saline water to clean the piercing
  • Use warm salt water to rinse your mouth after every meal
  • Keep your mouth clean by brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild toothpaste
  • Rinse the piercing with an antibacterial soap while taking bath
  • Use clean paper products to dry the pierced area
  • Avoid eating spicy foods, drinking alcohol, and smoking
  • Do not apply lotions, creams, ointments, or makeup on the piercing
  • Avoid moving the jewelry back and forth through the piercing
 
It takes around 3 to 6 weeks for the piercing to undergo complete healing.
 
An infected piercing is marked by severe swelling, redness, soreness, and yellow discharge. If the symptoms get worse than taking quick medical aid is necessary. There is also a risk of teeth, and gum damage as the back disk of the jewelry keeps rubbing against the surface of the gum, causing erosion. Wearing jewelry of the right size might help in preventing the problem.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jestrum piercing or vertical medusa piercing is a double perforation of the upper lip. The piercing has two exit spots. The first one is placed above the lip, in the philtrum area, and looks very similar to Medusa piercing. The second one is located right under the lip.
  • Jestrum piercing is going to bring you at the spotlight. It is not a crazy piercing variation, but it will make your look rocky and cool
  • With this piercing, you can experiment with different kinds of jewelry, as you would have two visible exit spots. It made it possible to use not only tiny labrets but to try cute barbells as well
  • Keep in mind that jestrum piercings don’t match every lip shape. In case you have tiny lips, there would not be enough space for jewelry to go through the tissue. So, before going for it, consider your individual characteristics as well
  • As jestrum piercing should be centred on the upper lip, it is important to make sure that the placement is correctly marked. If the hole is moved even a little, your face symmetry would be affected
 

You are recommended to visit a piercing studio to get jestrum piercing done, as the procedure is quite complicated. This type of piercing requires accurate double perforation, so don’t try to do it at home.

Ensure that your piercing professional correctly marks out the hole spots. The upper lip tissue should be fixed by a clamp and the perforation is done by a special hollow needle. Then, the initial jewelry is carefully inserted. The final step is to get proper aftercare instructions from your piercer.

 
Jestrum piercing pain is considered to be 5/10 on the pain scale. However, the pain level is always individual. It depends on your general health condition, pain resistance, and your mood during the procedure. Given that you will get a double perforation, you would experience more discomfort than with traditional piercings. Therefore, it is recommended to be positive and relax during the procedure.
Jestrum healing time is usually from 6 to 12 weeks for the outer part. The inner part can take around 6 months to heal completely. So, the piercing area would be quite sensitive during the initial healing. It can even become red, sore and swollen. Therefore, you might wonder how to reduce the healing time. There is no exact recipe, but following precise aftercare rules below would certainly help a lot.
  • Do not remove the initial barbell until your piercing is healed completely
  • Stay away from dirt and bacteria. Wash your hands and clothes permanently
  • Maintain proper oral hygiene. It will reduce the risk of being infected
  • To reduce painful feelings, suck a piece of ice, or simply take Ibuprofen
  • Use a soft toothbrush not to irritate the piercing area
  • Clean your piercing daily, as described.
 
Joker Bite piercing piercing is the double perforation, located in one corner of the mouth. 
Joker Bite piercing is quite intriguing and unusual, isn’t it? That’s why you should look closer at its pros and cons.
  • Joker Bite piercing is a rare body modification, so you would definitely differ from your surroundings with it. 
  • Joker Bite piercing attracts attention to the shape of your mouth and highlights the beauty of your smile. 
  • There are certain risks that may appear due to the piercing’s unusual placement. You should find a really professional and experienced piercer to getJoker Bite done correctly. Otherwise, the piercing may migrate to cheeks, or even be rejected and leave real Joker scars
  •  Many piercers even haven’t heard of it, because of its unpopularity. The procedure is quite complicated, so do consult with piercers whether they have done something like this before
 
To get a proper placement for a joker bites piercing, make sure that your piercer is experienced enough, and will precisely mark it correctly. After identifying the piercing’s location, the perforation is made by a sterilized 14 or 16 gauge needle. Then the initial small labret studs are inserted. The important thing to remember – never try to do this piercing by yourself, as it is a very complicated procedure, and you would pay for treatment more than you would give for the professional services.
 
4 of 10  Joker Bite piercing pain can reach up to 4 points out of 10 on the pain scale. The pain level greatly depends on the individual pain resistance and your state of health. Keep in mind that the piercing area has many nerve endings and the procedure takes longer than for ordinary piercing. You will need to experience the perforation twice, which will increase the pain level. In case it will hurt too much, you can take painkillers to reduce the pain.
 

As you may already know, every piercing results in some risks. Here are some of them:

  • Rejection and migration. The unusual location of Joker Bite piercing may trigger migration,         and you would get the piercing in a different place. Or your body may reject a certain type of       jewelry. To avoid this, pay attention to the details while consulting with your piercer before           the procedure
  • Gum and tooth erosion. Due to the lip movements, the jewelry may damage your teeth or               gums, which could lead to erosion. Therefore, you have to take care of the choice of jewelry         and piercing placement
  • Scars. Usually, the primary scars that may appear during the first weeks, are gone when the         piercing is completely healed. However, if the lip got infected, they stay in place. If you see           that something has gone wrong, do consult with your doctor or piercing master
  • Infections. It is a common risk for every piercing. Do not forget about cleaning and things to       avoid in order to reduce this risk

Having Joker Bite piercing requires certain restrictions, provided below:

  • Avoid pulling the jewelry and playing with piercing, as it may irritate the skin
  • Do not drink alcohol or coffee and avoid spicy food. It may result in redness in the piercing         area
  • Avoid intense oral contacts during the healing time
  • Do not remove the initial stud until the wound is completely healed
  • Do not swim in public swimming pools to avoid the risk of an infection
Joker Bite piercing healing time may take from 12 to 20 weeks in total.

However, the healing time can be reduced with the proper aftercare. Make sure to follow the rules below to help the dahlia piercing to heal.

  • Keep cleaning the piercing constantly, to avoid possible side effects
  • You may touch the piercing area only while cleaning
  • Try to avoid using oily lotions and creams
  • Keep your clothes and toothbrush always clean. It will help to avoid bacteria

There are some cleaning rules which you have to remember. In case of dahlia lip piercing, you will get 2 exit spots for jewelry – inside and outside ones. You have to clean them separately. Rinse your mouth every time after the meal to clean the inner side of the piercing. Use a saltwater or non-alcohol mouthwash for rinsing. It will reduce some side effects, in case your lip became sore or swollen.

For the outside area, use a special saline, which can be easily prepared at home. Mix a quarter of a teaspoon of salt with 8 ounces of warm water, and soak a clean cotton pad in this liquid. Gently pat the piercing area twice a day.

It is the perforation of the center of the lower lip above the chin. 
After the piercer cleans the lower lip, you would be given an antibacterial solution to rinse your mouth before the procedure. After the entry and exit points are marked, the bottom lip is clamped to pass a sterilized, hollow needle through the center. The jewelry is carefully inserted into the pierced spot.
  • Avoid touching the pierced site without washing your hands
  • Soak a cotton ball in warm saline water to clean the piercing
  • Use warm salt water to rinse your mouth after every meal
  • Keep your mouth clean by brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild toothpaste
  • Rinse the piercing with an antibacterial soap while taking bath
  • Use clean paper products to dry the pierced area
  • Avoid eating spicy foods, drinking alcohol, and smoking
  • Do not apply lotions, creams, ointments, or makeup on the piercing
  • Avoid moving the jewelry back and forth through the piercing
Although this bottom lip piercing hurts, handling it would not be difficult if you have a high pain tolerance. Localized swelling, bruising, and intermittent bleeding of the lower lip might occur for few days. However, these are normal consequences of piercing that do not pose any serious problem.
 
 
It takes around 3 to 6 weeks for the piercing to undergo complete healing.
An infected piercing is marked by severe swelling, redness, soreness, and yellow discharge. If the symptoms get worse then taking quick medical aid is necessary. There is also a risk of teeth, and gum damage as the back disk of the jewelry keeps rubbing against the surface of the gum, causing erosion. Wearing jewelry of the right size might help in preventing the problem. In some cases, poor placement of the piercing or use of wrong jewelry increases the chances of rejection and migration. Visit the piercing studio immediately if you experience severe irritation and discomfort.
 
 
 
Another trendy lip piercing, Madonna piercing is the perforation of the region above the upper lip on the right side. It is similar to Monroe piercing except for the location. Sported by many women, it is done to simulate the famous beauty spot of the well-renowned singer Madonna.
 
You will be asked to rinse your mouth with an antibacterial solution before the procedure. Using a surgical pen the desired piercing spot is marked, and a hollow, sterilized needle is passed through it. The jewelry is then inserted into the piercing.
 
  • Wash your hands before touching the piercing
  • Use a cotton ball dipped in warm salt water to clean the piercing
  • Rinse your mouth with warm saline water after every meal
  • Use a mild soap to rinse the piercing region while taking a bath and pat dry with a paper           towel
  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild toothpaste
  • Do not eat hot and spicy foods
  • Stay away from smoking and drinking
  • Avoid applying creams, ointments, lotions, or makeup on the piercing
 
 
The possibility of gum and teeth damage is higher for this piercing as the metal back of the jewelry rubs against the gum line. At the time of the piercing, it is advisable to select barbells or plastic labret studs to avoid the problem. The infected upper lip may swell, causing extreme pain and pus discharge. Therefore, you need to follow strictly the aftercare instructions during the healing period.
 
 
 
 
 
Before the procedure, the piercing expert will clean the region above the upper lip thoroughly with an antiseptic solution. You would be then given an oral antimicrobial solution for washing your mouth. A hollow, light needle is pierced through the area with the help of a clamp stretching the upper lip. The jewelry is inserted accomplishing the piercing.
Having a rich supply of nerves above the upper lip makes the piercing a bit painful. However, those with a low pain tolerance might get more hurt during the process.
 
 
The piercing might take 6 to 12 weeks for permanent healing.
A fresh piercing has a high risk of getting infected characterized by severe swelling, redness, pain, and pus discharge. Ignoring these signs can increase the severity of the condition, and, therefore immediate medical care would be needed. As it appears in most lip piercings, the gums and teeth have a greater chance of getting eroded leading to loss of teeth over the course of time. The piercing may also undergo rejection or migration as a result of the placement of an incompatible jewelry, causing a scar.
  • Clean the piercing with a sterilized cotton ball dipped in warm salt solution two times a day
  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water after eating
  • Use a mild soap for rinsing the pierced region while bathing
  • Dry the piercing by gently patting with a clean paper towel
  • Use a toothbrush having soft bristles and a mild toothpaste for brushing your teeth
  • Do not use any antiseptic mouthwash
  • Avoid eating hot, spicy and sticky foods
  • Stay away from smoking or consuming alcohol
  • Avoid applying antibacterial creams, lotions, or cosmetic products on the piercing
 
 
 
It is a type of lip piercing made above the upper lip on the left side. Monroe lip piercing is the opposite of Madonna piercing where the perforation is done on the left side. 
 
You might experience pain while getting a Monroe piercing done since the area above the upper lip has an abundant supply of nerves. Although not everyone experiences the same amount of pain, it can be more painful for people with thicker lips. Bleeding is likely to occur during piercing, but the piercer will have all the necessary arrangements to take care of it.
The exact place to be pierced is marked with a pen by a professional body piercing artist. You would be asked to rinse your mouth with mouthwash prior to the process. The piercer will clamp your upper lip and pass a hollow needle through the lip. A gauge labret or barbell will be inserted upon successful completion of piercing.
 
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before touching or cleaning the                  piercing
  • Clean the pierced area with a cotton ball or gauze soaked in warm          salt water while rotating the jewelry back and forth
  • Wash the piercing with antibacterial soap under warm running              water while taking bath
  • Dry the pierced region by gently patting it with a disposable paper          product
 
  • Rinse your mouth with warm saline water after eating
  • Brush your teeth thrice a day using a soft-bristled             toothbrush and mild toothpaste
  • Regularly check the threaded end of the jewelry with         clean hands for tightness
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Do not use cosmetic creams or lotions on or around           the pierced region
  • Avoid the use of recreational drugs
  • Do not expose the piercing to water utilized by the             general public such as swimming pool, lake, or pond
 
The healing period for Monroe piercing is 8 to 12 weeks
 
 
It is a relatively new type of lip piercing done on both sides of the lower lip. Since a wide a variety of jewelry goes well with shark bites piercing, youngsters are getting them done for enhancing their smile. It is also known as double snake bites piercings.
 
Before marking the precise piercing spots with a marker, the lower lip is cleaned properly by the piercer. Four perforations are made on the lip using a sterilized, light needle, followed by insertion of the jewelry.
 
 
As this style of piercing involves a set of four piercings, it might cause intense pain along with some bleeding. Do not worry if your lower lip remains swollen for some days as it occurs with any fresh piercing.
  • Do not touch the piercing without washing your hands
  • Clean the piercing site with a cotton ball soaked in warm salt water
  • Use warm saline water for rinsing your mouth after eating
  • Rinse the pierced lip with a mild soap while taking a shower
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Avoid consumption of hot and spicy foods
  • Use a toothbrush having soft bristles as well as mild toothpaste for brushing your teeth
 
 
Complete healing of the piercing takes about 2 to 3 months.
Similar to other forms of lip piercings, there is a greater possibility of teeth and gum damage due to the rubbing of the jewelry against the gum line. You have to be quite careful while having your food as subjecting the pierced lip to undue trauma might increase the chances of infection leading to painful inflammation, redness, and pus discharge. If the jewelry is improperly placed, then it will cause itching, and irritation near the piercing that may gradually cause the jewelry to migrate from its previous position, resulting in rejection.
 
 
 
It is a type of lip piercing done on the two sides of the lower lip. The unique location of the piercing has made it popular among the youngsters. Since snake bite piercing resembles the fangs of a snake, it has been given this name.
Prior to the procedure, you need to tell the piercing artist the exact placement of the dots on the lip. Make sure the markings are aligned properly at an equal distance from the center of the lip to get the symmetrical look. After a thorough cleaning of the area to be pierced, a sterilized, hollow needle is inserted into the lip. After both sides of the bottom lip are pierced, the jewelry is placed on the two piercings.
 
 
 
You might experience some amount of pain as two piercings are done at once. If you have a higher capacity for tolerating pain, then it could hurt less. Although the punctured area might bleed for a while after the process is completed, your piercing professional will take care of it. As with any new piercing, slight bleeding, soreness, and bruising might take place for some days.
 
  • Gently apply a cotton ball soaked in saline water on the piercings
  • Rinse your mouth properly with warm salt water after every meal
  • Use a mild soap to wash the pierced region while having a shower
  • Pat the piercing dry gently using clean paper towels
  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild toothpaste
  • Do not expose your pierced lower lip to any cosmetic product or antibacterial ointment
  • Eat small bites of food to avoid pain
  • Stay away from spicy foods, alcohol, and smoking
  • Avoid removing or changing the jewelry
It will take 2 to 4 months for the pierced area to heal completely.
 
In most cases, constant rubbing of the jewelry against the gum line leads to lower teeth damage and gum recession. While eating or drinking, try making minimal contact with the jewelry to avoid such problems. Infection of the piercing leads to unusual swelling, redness, and pus discharge. Consult a physician in case the condition becomes severe. Although rejection and migration of the piercing cannot be ruled out, use of appropriate jewelry does not disturb the healing.
 
 
 
 
 

Spider bite piercing refers to double piercing on the lips. Spider bites piercing consists of two piercings. This is the kind of piercing which would resemble spider bite on skin surface and hence the name spider bites piercing!

Spider bite piercing is generally done at the bottom of lower lip. In some cases, the piercing can also be done on the lips. Two piercings are done that are placed close to each other. The piercings are placed at a gap of less than 2.5cm in between them. While there is no hard and fast rule about the lower lip being pierced in the process, people, in general, prefer piercing the lower lip.

When the piercing is done on the lips, rings are inserted and if they are at the bottom of the lips, studs are worn. There are different kinds of studs and rings available in the market and you can definitely make your own choice in selecting them.

  • Wash your hands before touching the pierced area.
  • Use a mouthwash to wash your mouth. Mouthwash like Cepacol or Listerine is good for                morning. At night before going to bed, saline solution can be used.
  • Clean the pierced area at least two times in a day.
  • The surface of the piercing should be kept clean and free of germs and oil. A cotton ball must      be soaked in saline water and left on the piercing for about two or three minutes so that the        crusting gets dissolved in the morning. The salt water can be prepared by mixing half                  teaspoon table salt or sea salt in a glass which is one-fourth filled with warm water.
  • Eat cold and frozen foods like cold yogurt, ice cream, and cold foods. Sucking chipped ice             and small blocks of ice can also help heal the wounds fast. It helps in reducing the swelling         and alleviating pain.
  • Remove the exudates or plaque which forms on the surface of the piercing and on the                 jewelry. This should be done very gently with a cotton bud when the wound is healing.
  • Care needs to be taken while chewing the food because biting the stud or ring on the lips will       deepen the wound and may even take out a tooth.
  • It is important also to follow oral hygiene in order to avoid infection.

Don’ts
  • Do not pierce by yourself. Doing a piercing alone can be quite dangerous. It may cause                 severe infections, health complications, and sometimes death too.
  • Do not get pierced in conditions that are unhygienic and insanitary. The supplies and                   equipment that are to be used while piercing should be clean and sterilized.
  • Do not touch the piercing when it is fresh.
  • Do not take alcohol or smoke as it would only lead to an inflammation of the wounded area         which will increase the pain than anything else.
  • Do not try changing the piercing without consulting either the doctor or the one who has             pierced.
 
 
When you have already decided the studio in which you are planning to get the piercing, do remember to have a talk with the artist who would pierce. You should consult the concerned person regarding the kind of piercing that you are planning to get. Not only should you know the procedure but should understand how to go with the aftercare process when the piercing is done. There is always some amount risk involved in getting spider bite piercing. The metal part of the stud can hurt the teeth and gums due to the location. The metal may also lead the teeth enamel to get chipped off. When the metals rub constantly against gums it can cause abrasions. It is advisable not to ignore this because the damage can turn severe and become permanent.
 
It is important to clean the jewelry before wearing them when the piercing is done. Bacteria and other germs may be present in the jewelry which can lead to infections that are ugly and painful at the same time. Before you wear the jewelry it should be lathered properly with the fingers and then rinsed with warm and clean water. Care should be taken while turning it up and down. The area should not be cleaned with peroxide or alcohol. This can end up either harming the tissue or killing it instead of healing it. The safest and simplest way to clean the area is using an anti bacterial soap followed by cleaning with warm water.
 
 
 

The T Rex Bites consist of eight individual lip piercings in total, two sets of Angel Bites on the upper lip and two sets of Snake Bites on the lower lip. This eye-catching lip piercing is designed for body mod fans that like their jewelry to stand out. The great thing about having T Rex piercings is being able to wear a selection of different jewelry in each hole!

Because there are eight piercings to be done, T Rex Bites are usually done at four or eight separate appointments, depending on what the customer and piercer are happy with. Whilst it might be tempting to have all of your piercings done at once, please note that this can actually delay the healing time and make the process much more uncomfortable.

 
 
 
 
Prior to the procedure, you need to tell the piercing artist the exact placement of the dots on the lip. Make sure the markings are aligned properly at an equal distance from the center of the lip to get the symmetrical look. After a thorough cleaning of the area to be pierced, a sterilized, hollow needle is inserted into the lip. After both sides of the bottom or top  lip are pierced, the jewelry is placed on the two piercings. Because It can't be done in one session, you will decide which ones to do first
 
You might experience some amount of pain as two piercings are done at once. If you have a higher capacity for tolerating pain, then it could hurt less. Although the punctured area might bleed for a while after the process is completed, your piercing professional will take care of it. As with any new piercing, slight bleeding, soreness, and bruising might take place for some days.
  • Gently apply a cotton ball soaked in saline water on the piercings
  • Rinse your mouth properly with warm salt water after every meal
  • Use a mild soap to wash the pierced region while having a shower
  • Pat the piercing dry gently using clean paper towels
  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild toothpaste
  • Do not expose your pierced lower lip to any cosmetic product or antibacterial ointment
  • Eat small bites of food to avoid pain
  • Stay away from spicy foods, alcohol, and smoking
  • Avoid removing or changing the jewelry
 
 
It will take 2 to 4 months for the pierced area to heal completely.
In most cases, constant rubbing of the jewelry against the gum line leads to lower teeth damage and gum recession. While eating or drinking, try making minimal contact with the jewelry to avoid such problems. Infection of the piercing leads to unusual swelling, redness, and pus discharge. Consult a physician in case the condition becomes severe. Although rejection and migration of the piercing cannot be ruled out, use of appropriate jewelry does not disturb the healing.
 
Triangle Bites piercing is a combination of Angel Bites and Labret Piercing.
The piercing professional will mark the area to be pierced using a pen. Then clamp it. The clamping may take place from the outer or inner side depending on the experience and skill of the person attending you as well as your personal choice. A long-sized labret is commonly used in a new piercing to keep enough space for some swelling following the process.
Like any other piercing, the level of pain varies from one individual to the other, as well as on the efficiency of the piercer. People having thick upper lips are likely to experience more pain as there are more nerves and muscles present in this area. Men might find the perforation process a little distressing as regular shaving makes the upper skin of the lip tough and hard to pierce. Irrespective of the pain this piercing does not take too long to be one.
  • Clean the region around the piercing using an anti-bacterial soap about two times in a day.
  • Compress the outer side of the perforation with a warm saltwater solution using a cotton            ball twice for two minutes to quicken the healing process.
  • Rinse your mouth well for at least 30 seconds with salt water or only warm water if you have       high blood pressure or heart ailments.
  • Brush your teeth gently using a toothbrush having soft bristles.
  • Be careful while eating as chewing fast may hurt you.
  • Have cold foods like ice cream and chilled milk to reduce swelling.

Don’ts
  • Eat or drink anything for three hours after your piercing is done.
  • Touch your piercing with unclean hands.
  • Take aspirin, alcohol or high amount of caffeine during the healing period as it can result in       increase swelling and bleeding.
  • Fiddle or play with the jewelry as it may come in the way of the healing process, resulting in         migration, scar or any other complications.
  • Smoke or chew gum/tobacco

It may take about two to three months or even longer to heal, depending on the aftercare taken.

The piercing area may swell initially, lasting for about three to five days. You may also experience itching, discomfort, pain tightness or other sensations at this time. During the healing time, the outer part may appear pink or red. You might also have a yellowish-white secretion, which is not pus, but an indication that your piercing is healing.

If the pus secretion continues for a long time followed by swelling or redness of the area, then your piercing may be infected. When your piercing gets infected it is recommended not to take off the jewelry as in doing so the piercing closes fast, leading the infection to be trapped in the body. Moreover, keeping the jewelry in the pierced area till the time you go to a doctor, makes way for drainage also reducing the risk of further complications.
Lip piercings have always remained an integral part of the fashion circuit since a long time. Made appealing with an array of well-designed labret jewelry, there are several ways of getting your lips pierced. A popular variation of labret piercing, vertical labret piercing is the perforation of the lower lip beginning at the top and emerging from the other end without entering the mouth. Middle bottom lip piercing is its another name.
 
There are several reputable piercing salons well-trained in carrying out different styles of lip piercings. Similar to any lip piercing, the lower lip will be cleaned properly with an antiseptic solution. The areas to be pierced are marked with a surgical pen. While clamping the lip, a 16 gauge hollow, sterilized needle is passed through, and the jewelry is inserted.
Perforating a thick lower lip will amount to some pain. However, it varies according to one’s pain tolerance level. One of the common after-effects of the piercing is severe swelling lasting up to a couple of weeks.
  • Clean your hands before touching the piercing
  • Soak a cotton ball in warm salt solution and gently dab the pierced region two times a day
  • Rinse the piercing with a mild soap while bathing
  • Avoid the use of lipstick, lotions, lip balm, or ointments on the pierced bottom lip
  • Do not eat hot, spicy, or sticky foods
  • Stay away from smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Brush or floss your teeth carefully to prevent the lower lip from getting damaged
It takes about 8 to 10 weeks for the piercing to heal properly.
Although itching and redness occur commonly during the healing period, besides swelling, severe pain and pus discharge are the obvious signs of infection that should be immediately taken care of to avoid any complication. If you are not wearing a proper-fitting jewelry, then the risk of rejection increases.
 
 
 
 
Vertical Monroe lip piercing is a perforation above the upper lip on one side or both sides. A ring or a half round pin can be used

Vertical Monroe piercing pain is considered to make 4 out of 10 points on the pain scale. It is a relatively painful procedure, as there are a lot of nerves endings in the inner lip zone. The pain level also depends on the individual characteristics of your lip. Thicker lip tissue could be more difficult to pierce, therefore, it would cause more pain.

However, the procedure for a single puncture is quick, so the intense pain would last only for a few seconds. It is usually recommended not to concentrate on the pain, and stay positive and relaxed. The piercing may also hurt for a couple days after the procedure. To reduce possible side effects, it is important to remember about aftercare rules.

 
The initial Vertical Monroe piercing healing time is around 6-10 weeks, during which it is crucial to take intense care of your Vertical Monroe piercing. However, this period varies depending on your health, sleeping and eating habits. The general aftercare rules include the following:
  1. Eat, chew and drink carefully and slowly. It is not recommended to disturb the piercing until it is healed completely
  2. Maintain oral hygiene. Rinse your mouth instantly with an antibacterial liquid
  3. Remove the crust from the opening only with clean fingers or a cotton swab
  4. Use only clean and soft toothbrush. Carefully brush your teeth, not to irritate the piercing
  5. Do the cleaning procedure constantly on the inside and outside areas of your pierced lip
 
 
 

Vertical Monroe piercings may seem quite easy to perform, however, you should pay a lot of attention to the procedure. The piercing instruments and the upper lip must be disinfected to prevent the infection spread.

The entry  spots should be marked with a surgical pen to establish the exact location of the beauty mark. The upper lip should be properly fixed with a clamp. Then, the skin tissue is quickly perforated with a sharp hollow needle, and the jewelry is placed and fastened in the opening.

 
 
Vertical Snakebite piercing is a double puncture, that is making two separate openings. Vertical Snakebite piercing is the perforation of the lower lip beginning at the top and emerging from the other end without entering the mouth. It is located on both corners of the lower lip. There are two variations of the snake bites piercing: with two studs under lip, or with rings.
Vertical Snakebite piercing is not only unusual, it also makes you look incredibly hot. You may think that this piercing type would work better for a girl. However, many guys find Vertical Snakebite piercings rocky, especially when wearing rings.
This piercing type is becoming genuinely famous and popular in the fashion world. Vertical Snakebite piercings are a fresh trend, which is not surprising. It gives you a mysterious look, highlighting the facial symmetry and natural beauty of your lips.

Vertical Snakebite lip piercing is one of the facial piercings which is not easy to hide. Double lip puncture will be always little visible. However, you could use special retainer or the smallest possible studs if you need to look official.
The procedure of getting Vertical Snakebite pierced may take longer than in case of other piercings. It is better not to make two openings at ones in order to avoid infections. In addition, the break before getting the second hole will make it easier to deal with swollen lip and pain.

Like with any other piercings, the most important thing is the cleanliness and sterility of the piercing place.

After the instruments and the lip are sterilized, your piercer will mark entry and exit points. You should pay attention to the fact that marks should be symmetrical on both sides. Once the piercing placement is approved, your upper lip will be fixed with a clamp. Then your lip is sharply perforated by a hollow needle and the initial stud is inserted. The second opening may be made right after or in one or two days as recommended by some piercers.

Vertical Snakebite piercing would usually reach 5 points out of 10 on a pain scale. Lip piercings are considered to be the least painful among other facial piercings. However, the double puncture will always hurt more.

Keep in mind that piercing procedure itself is quite easy, but after few hours you might get your bottom lip sore and swollen. It is quite normal, though it will cause a certain discomfort. It should be mentioned that the pain level is different for everyone. It depends on your health, pain perception and your mood during the procedure.

Therefore, to reduce pain it is recommended to stay relaxed and positive. It is also very important to follow the aftercare instructions given by your piercer.

The primary healing time for snake bites piercings is from 6 to 8 weeks.

During this time you might experience swelling or tenderness. After this period you will be able to change the initial jewelry. Your piercing will heal completely in 6-12 months if you stick to aftercare rules.

  1. Carefully maintain oral hygiene. This point is extremely important for all facial piercing               types. Use a soft toothbrush and rinse your mouth every time after eating or drinking.
  2. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Take vitamins and sleep well. It will improve your immune system       and help to reduce healing time.
  3. You can put a small ice cube in the mouth to reduce swelling. If necessary, take one pill of             Ibuprofen to fight the pain that may persist during the initial healing time.
  4. Strictly follow the cleaning rules to avoid getting your piercing infected.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Viper bite piercing refers to double piercing on the lips. Viper bites piercing consists of two piercings. This piercing type looks more like vampire fangs. Vampire bite piercing is generally done at the bottom of lower lip. In some cases, the piercing can also be done on the lips. Two piercings are done that are placed further apart as the spider bites. The piercings are placed at a gap of more than an 2.5cm in between them. While there is no hard and fast rule about the lower lip being pierced in the process, people, in general, prefer piercing the lower lip. When the piercing is done on the lips, rings are inserted and if they are at the bottom of the lips, studs are worn. There are different kinds of studs and rings available in the market and you can definitely make your own choice in selecting them.
 

Do’s

  • Wash your hands before touching the pierced area.
  • Use a mouthwash to wash your mouth. Mouthwash like Cepacol or Listerine is good for                morning. At night before going to bed, saline solution can be used.
  • Clean the pierced area at least two times in a day.
  • The surface of the piercing should be kept clean and free of germs and oil. A cotton ball must      be soaked in saline water and left on the piercing for about two or three minutes so that the        crusting gets dissolved in the morning. The salt water can be prepared by mixing half                  teaspoon table salt or sea salt in a glass which is one-fourth filled with warm water.
  • Eat cold and frozen foods like cold yogurt, ice cream, and cold foods. Sucking chipped ice             and small blocks of ice can also help heal the wounds fast. It helps in reducing the swelling         and alleviating pain.
  • Remove the exudates or plaque which forms on the surface of the piercing and on the                 jewelry. This should be done very gently with a cotton bud when the wound is healing.
  • Care needs to be taken while chewing the food because biting the stud or ring on the lips will      deepen the wound and may even take out a tooth.
  • It is important also to follow oral hygiene in order to avoid infection.


Don’ts

  • Do not pierce by yourself. Doing a piercing alone can be quite dangerous. It may cause                 severe infections, health complications, and sometimes death too.
  • Do not get pierced in conditions that are unhygienic and insanitary. The supplies and                   equipment that are to be used while piercing should be clean and sterilized.
  • Do not touch the piercing when it is fresh.
  • Do not take alcohol or smoke as it would only lead to an inflammation of the wounded area         which will increase the pain than anything else.
  • Do not try changing the piercing without consulting either the doctor or the one who has             pierced.
When you have already decided the studio in which you are planning to get the piercing, do remember to have a talk with the artist who would pierce. You should consult the concerned person regarding the kind of piercing that you are planning to get. Not only should you know the procedure but should understand how to go with the aftercare process when the piercing is done. There is always some amount risk involved in getting viper bite piercing. The metal part of the stud can hurt the teeth and gums due to the location. The metal may also lead the teeth enamel to get chipped off. When the metals rub constantly against gums it can cause abrasions. It is advisable not to ignore this because the damage can turn severe and become permanent.
 
 
 
It is important to clean the jewelry before wearing them when the piercing is done. Bacteria and other germs may be present in the jewelry which can lead to infections that are ugly and painful at the same time. Before you wear the jewelry it should be lathered properly with the fingers and then rinsed with warm and clean water. Care should be taken while turning it up and down. The area should not be cleaned with peroxide or alcohol. This can end up either harming the tissue or killing it instead of healing it. The safest and simplest way to clean the area is using an anti bacterial soap followed by cleaning with warm water.