It’s almost back to school time and for many BJS customers that means one thing – hiding your piercings! But never fear, here at BJS we have plenty of great piercing retainers to help you hold onto your piercings through term time. From clear piercings jewellery to safe metal-free studs, there are lots of options to suit you, your piercing and your school.
Over the next week I will be showing you which piercing retainers are the best for different types of piercings. Today I am focusing on lip piercing retainers. Lip piercings are very popular and they are banned in most schools. It’s easy to see why schools have such a problem with lip piercings – they are highly visible and literally in-your-face. Some schools have banned lip piercings all together while more moderate schools are happy as long as you use a discrete lip piercing retainer. Lip piercings are relatively difficult to hide but if you choose the right lip piercing retainer you can make your lip piercing very hard to spot.
Clear Lip Piercing Retainers
These lip piercing retainers are made from clear Bioplast, also known as BioFlex. Bioplast is a highly biocompatible plastic material and it is ideal for lip piercing retainers. These lip piercing retainers are very hard to spot and can be adjusted to suit your piercing.
Which one you choose is down to personal preference. The left-hand lip piercing retainer is a straight labret stud with a clear O-ring on the top, while the right hand one is a see-through Bioplast labret stud with a clear push-on head.
My personal choice would be the one on the right because the clear head can be swapped for any Bioplast push-fit accessory. This means you can wear a cool accessory at the weekends and just replace the clear head during school hours.
Skin Tone Lip Piercing Retainers
These lip piercing retainers are designed to blend in with your skin tone and become invisible. They have the same design as the clear push-fit labret stud above â€“ you can swap the skin tone push-fit heads for other accessories when youâ€™re not at school. These lip piercing retainers come in three basic skin tones so you can choose the one most similar to your actual skin tone.
Obviously these retainers are not going to match everyoneâ€™s skin exactly but they blend in well and just look like a mole. I have fair skin and I have tried the pink and brown versions. The pink looked like a tiny scar and the brown one looked like a beauty spot.