Looking to move on from your standard labret lip piercing? Hoping to find a unique lip ring that’ll steal the attention of every room? It sounds like you’re ready to learn about vertical labret piercings! We’re here to give you the rundown on this awesome body piercing trend, including the piercing’s location, healing times, recommended jewelry, and so much more! Consider this the ultimate guide to getting a vertical labret piercing!

Before we start our lesson on this type of lip piercing, we want to mention that healing times vary from person to person and that different kinds of lip piercings take longer to heal than others. Vertical labret lip piercings typically heal in about 6-8 weeks, but in some cases it can take longer. Cleaning your lip piercing and lip jewelry regularly is a MUST during the healing process. Make sure to wait until the piercing is completely healed before switching jewelry. Check out our body piercing FAQs at the bottom and visit our site for all your body jewelry needs!

Vertical Labret Piercing

Vertical Labret Piercing

Vertical Labret Piercing Location: 

Although they may sound related, vertical labret piercings are completely different from standard labret piercings. They consist of two punctures; a hole through the bottom lip (where a standard labret piercing is placed) and a hole through the top of the bottom lip. The jewelry, typically a curved barbell, connects both piercing sites, never touching the inside of the mouth like other types of lip piercings do.

Vertical Labret Piercing Process: 

This piercing is typically done with a standard 14 or 16-gauge piercing needle.

Healing Time: 

About 6-8 weeks.

Recommended Vertical Labret Jewelry: 

Flat back labret lip rings, curved barbells, and circular barbells.

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

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How long does a vertical labret lip ring take to heal?

Healing times vary for each type of lip piercing, but the vertical labret piercing usually takes about 6-8 weeks to completely heal. We recommend talking to a piercing professional about the body piercing healing period, lip piercing swelling, and recommended labret piercing aftercare before getting your piercing. This piercing type is less likely to get infected because it never touches the inside of the mouth, but be sure to keep up with the piercing aftercare to help avoid infection. If you’re still experiencing bottom lip pain after the first two weeks, contact your doctor to make sure your body piercing is healing properly.

How much do vertical labret piercings hurt?

Vertical labret lip piercing pain depends on your pain tolerance. We recommend talking to a body piercing professional about pain management before getting your lower lip pierced. Typically, vertical labret piercings hurt for about 7-10 days after getting pierced. Contact your doctor if you are still experiencing vertical labret pain two weeks after getting the piercing.

How much does a vertical labret piercing cost?

Vertical labret piercing cost depends on where you live and which piercing studio you’ll choose.

How do I care for my body piercing?

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.

What’s the difference between a labret piercing and a vertical labret piercing?

Although they are both lower lip piercings, the labret and the vertical labret are very different. A labret piercing is a single piercing that’s placed below the lower lip and above the chin. The typical jewelry for this piercing type is a labret stud, but there are several other types of jewelry to choose from. As explained above, vertical labret piercings consist of two piercings, and it never touches the inside of your mouth. The most common type of vertical labret jewelry is a curved barbell.

Why shouldn’t I get a lip ring?

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 about different lip piercing types? Check out Lip Piercing: The Complete Guide.

How do you give yourself a vertical labret piercing?

You don’t! Vertical labret lip piercings or any other types of lip piercings need to be done professionally to prevent any possible infections or other complications during the healing process.

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How much does vertical labret jewelry cost?

It all depends on the jewelry types and the jewelry materials. Most of our jewelry is made up of surgical steel or G23 titanium. There are different types of labret lip piercing jewelry, but the most common types are curved barbells and circular barbells. We recommend calling a professional piercer to learn more about pricing for vertical labret lip piercing jewelry.

How long should I wait to change my vertical labret jewelry?

You need to wait until the body piercing is completely healed before changing jewelry. The vertical 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! Call your favorite piercing studio and talk to your piercer about what jewelry type is best for you.

What types of jewelry styles are there to choose from?

Typically, vertical labret lip piercings use a curved barbell. Once the piercing is completely healed, you can switch the type of jewelry to whatever you prefer!

Can I get an allergic reaction to my vertical labret jewelry?

Allergic reactions to vertical labret jewelry are 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 lip piercing is the right move for you. Be sure to discuss types of jewelry and the jewelry material options before getting pierced. Check with a doctor beforehand to be sure of any allergies. If your labret piercing hurts after the first two weeks of the healing process, contact your doctor and make sure you aren’t allergic to the body piercing jewelry material.

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Want to learn more about body piercing? Check out some of our favorite cartilage piercing guides, including the conch piercing guide, daith piercing guide, rook piercing guide, helix piercing guide, and more. We also have guides on nose piercings, eyebrow piercings, septum piercings, medusa piercings, and pretty much every other piercing you can think of.

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

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