Thinking about stepping up your piercing game? Wondering if getting a lip piercing is the right move for you? We know a thing or two about body piercings, and we’ve got all the answers you’re looking for.

Welcome to lip piercing 101: Labret lip piercings! This lower lip piercing is the most popular type of lip piercing and we want to tell you all about it. We will go over the labret lip piercing location, piercing process, healing times, and recommended jewelry so that you will know all the most important info about this beautiful body jewelry.

Before we jump into this labret lip piercing guide, it’s necessary to point out that healing times vary from person to person and that some body piercings take longer to heal than others. Labret lip piercings typically heal in about 3-6 weeks, but this isn’t a guarantee. Regularly cleaning your lip ring is an absolute MUST during the healing process. Make sure to keep the original jewelry in during the healing process and wait to change the jewelry until the piercing is completely healed. Don’t forget to check out our body piercing FAQs at the bottom of this article and visit our site for all your body jewelry needs!

Labret Lip Piercing

Labret Lip Piercing Location: The term “labret lip piercing” refers to a piercing located on the bottom lip. This piercing’s placed right above the chin and directly under the lower lip. Sometimes you can add multiple piercings to this area if the groove on the bottom lip is big enough.

Labret Lip Piercing Process: This piercing is typically performed with a 14, 16, or even 18 gauge piercing needle.

Labret Piercing Healing Time: About 3-6 weeks

Recommended Labret Jewelry: Flat back labret lip studs, circular barbells, curved barbells. Labret studs are the most popular type of jewelry to wear with this piercing style, but there is a wide variety of jewelry options, making it easy to change up the style on your lower lip whenever you want!

Now that you’ve learned all about the labret lip piercing process and other important piercing info, here are a few helpful piercing FAQs:

Q: How long does a labret lip piercing take to heal?
A: Healing times vary for each type of lip piercing, but the labret piercing usually takes about 3-6 weeks to completely heal. We recommend talking to a piercing professional about the body piercing healing period, lip piercing swelling, recommended cleaning routines before getting your piercing, and other generic piercing info. Make sure to keep up with piercing aftercare to help prevent infection. If you’re experiencing bottom lip pain after the first two weeks, contact your doctor to make sure your body piercing is healing properly.

Q: How much do labret lip piercings hurt?
A: Labret lip piercing pain depends on your pain tolerance. We recommend talking to a body piercing professional about pain management before getting your lip pierced. Lip piercing pain can sometimes last for 7-10 days after the piercing is performed.

Q: How much does a labret piercing cost?
A: Labret piercing cost depends on where you live and which piercing studio you’ll choose. There are different types of labret lip piercing jewelry, such as horseshoe rings, that may be higher in price than standard labret studs. We recommend calling a professional piercer to learn more about prices for piercings and labret lip piercing jewelry.

Q: Why shouldn’t I get a lip ring?
A: If you’re questioning whether or not you should get a lip ring, we recommend talking to a professional and considering everything before committing. Not all body piercings are for everyone, and that’s okay! Take your time deciding if you want a lip piercing, and speak with a professional to make sure you’re making the best decision you can for your body. If you decide that you want one, Spencer’s has tons of cute lip piercing jewelry options to choose from. Want to learn more about different types of lip piercings? Check out Lip Piercing: The Complete Guide!

Q: How long should I wait to change my labret piercing jewelry?
A: You need to wait until the body piercing is completely healed before changing your labret piercing jewelry. The labret lip piercing healing process can take a while, so it’s important that you use the same piece of jewelry during that time and keep up with the piercing aftercare. Once you are healed, the jewelry options are nearly endless!

Q: How do you give yourself a labret piercing?
A: You don’t! Labret lip piercings or any other type of lip piercing needs to be done professionally to prevent any possible infections or other complications during the healing process.

Q: What types of jewelry styles are there to choose from?
A: Typically, labret lip piercings use a flat back stud. Most labret piercings are originally done with lip studs and once the piercing is completely healed, you can switch the jewelry. Other popular types of jewelry include circular barbells and horseshoe rings.

Q: How do I care for my body piercing?
A: We recommend cleaning your piercing with H2Ocean piercing aftercare spray or saline solution. Clean your jewelry with antibacterial soap and warm water. You can learn more about piercing aftercare, piercing types, and general piercing info on our blog. Make sure to speak with your piercing professional for guidelines on body piercing care.

Q: What’s the difference between a labret lip piercing and a vertical labret piercing?
A: Standard labret piercings are different than vertical labret piercings because they only puncture one hole. A vertical labret piercing punctures two holes in the lip; one where the standard labret piercing is located and one through the top of the lower lip.

Q: Can I get an allergic reaction?
A: Having an allergic reaction to your lip ring is a possibility, and could result in a rash, redness, bumps, swelling or pain. Contact a piercing professional and make sure that getting a lip piercing is the right move for you. Be sure to discuss jewelry material options before getting pierced. Check with a doctor beforehand to be sure of any allergies. If you are experiencing lip piercing pain after the first two weeks of the healing process, contact your doctor and make sure you aren’t allergic to the jewelry material.

Now that we’ve gone over the guide to getting a labret piercing, let’s go shopping! Spencer’s is the headquarters for all of your body jewelry needs.

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