Hoping to move on from your standard lip labret? Want to get a super unique piercing that will make your luscious lips stand out in a crowd? We know a thing or two about body piercings, and we’ve got the perfect one in mind for you! We’re going to teach you everything there is to know about the medusa lip piercing. This body piercing guide will go over the medusa piercing location, medusa piercing process, healing times, and recommended jewelry. Get ready to learn about one of the most beautiful and distinctive lip piercings there are.

Before we get started on this medusa piercing lesson, it’s important to remember that healing times can vary from person to person and that some body piercings take longer to heal than others. Medusa piercings usually take about 6-12 weeks to heal on average, but this isn’t a guarantee. Cleaning your body piercing regularly is a MUST during the healing process. It’s also important to keep the original jewelry in during the healing period. Make sure to check out our body piercing FAQs at the bottom and to visit our site for all your body jewelry needs!

Medusa Piercing (Philtrum Piercing)

Medusa Piercing Location: There is only one type of medusa lip piercing (also known as the philtrum piercing), and it’s located above the upper lip and directly below the nose septum. While body piercings like the Madonna piercing or the Monroe piercing are on the sides of the upper lip, the medusa piercing goes through the center of the upper lip. Sometimes you can add multiple piercings to this area if the philtrum groove is big enough.

Medusa Piercing Process: This piercing is typically performed with a hollow 14 or 16 gauge piercing needle.

Healing Time: About 6-12 weeks

Recommended Medusa Piercing Jewelry: Flat back labret lip rings

Now that you’ve learned all about the medusa piercing process and other important body piercing information, here are a few helpful piercing FAQs:

Q: How long does a medusa piercing take to heal?

A: This body piercing’s healing time varies, but it usually takes about 6-12 weeks before a medusa piercing is completely healed. We recommend talking to a piercing professional about the body piercing healing period, medusa piercing bumps or swelling, and recommended cleaning routines before getting your piercing. Make sure to keep up with the piercing aftercare to avoid infection. If you’re still experiencing medusa piercing pain after the first two weeks, contact your doctor to make sure your body piercing is healing properly.

Q: How much do medusa piercings hurt?

A: Medusa piercing pain depends on your pain tolerance. We recommend talking to a body piercing professional about pain management before getting your lip pierced. Medusa piercing pain can sometimes last for 7-10 days.

Q: How much does a medusa piercing cost?

A: Medusa piercing cost depends on where you live and which piercing studio you’ll choose. There are different types of medusa piercing jewelry that may be higher in price than a standard flat back labret lip ring. We recommend calling a professional piercer to learn more about pricing for medusa piercing jewelry or any other body piercings.

Q: Why shouldn’t I get a medusa piercing?

A: If you’re questioning whether or not you should get a medusa piercing, we recommend talking to a professional and considering everything before committing. Not every body piercing is for everyone, and that’s okay! Take your time deciding if you want a medusa 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 to choose from.

Q: How long should I wait to change my medusa piercing jewelry?

A: You need to wait until the body piercing is completely healed before changing jewelry. The medusa piercing healing process can take up to 12 weeks or more, so it’s important that you use the same piece of jewelry during that time and keep up with the piercing aftercare.

Q: How do you give yourself a medusa piercing?

A: You don’t! Medusa piercings or any kind of lip piercings need 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: Standard medusa jewelry is usually a labret stud. Most labret piercings are originally done with some kind of lip stud and once the piercing is completely healed, you can switch the jewelry.

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: Can men wear medusa piercings too?

A: Medusa piercings are for men and women!

Q: Can I get an allergic reaction?

A: Allergic reactions to medusa piercing jewelry is a possibility, and could result in a rash, redness, bumps, or a rise in pain level. Contact a piercing professional and make sure that getting a medusa 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 medusa 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 medusa piercing, let’s go shopping! Spencer’s is the headquarters for all of your body jewelry needs. If you want to learn more about lip piercings, check out Lip Piercing: The Complete Guide.