A lip piercing is a type of body piercing that is done through the upper or lower lip. Lip piercings can be done in various locations on the lip, such as the center, side or corner of the lip. There are many types of lip piercings, with the most common being:
- Labret Piercing: a lip piercing that goes through the lower lip, just below the bottom lip.
- Monroe Piercing: a lip piercing that goes through the upper lip, just above the lip on one side, simulating Marilyn Monroe’s beauty mark.
- Medusa Piercing: a lip piercing that goes through the philtrum, which is the small indentation above the upper lip.
- Snake Bites: a pair of piercings, one on each side of the lower lip.
The healing process for a lip piercing can take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks. It’s important to take good care of the piercing during this time to prevent infection and promote healing. This includes avoiding certain foods and drinks, properly cleaning the piercing, and avoiding smoking or chewing tobacco. It’s recommended to consult a professional piercer or a doctor before getting a lip piercing.