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How-To-Care-For-Lip-Piercings

Lip piercings look great and suit everyone, making them a popular choice no matter who you are. Fortunately they also heal well and are easy to care for. There are many different lip piercing placements and combinations, but they all require the same basic aftercare. Lip piercings can be placed almost anywhere around the mouth but the most popular is still the traditional lip piercing, placed in the centre of the bottom lip. Other popular lip piercings are side lip piercings on the bottom lip; monroe piercings on the side of the top lip and medusa piercings in centre of the top lip. You can wear labret studs, BCRs or circular barbells in your lip piercing, depending on the piercing placement.


How To Care For New Lip Piercings

Like all new piercings, new lip piercings need to be kept clean and dry. You should clean the outside of the piercing twice daily with saline solution and rinse twice daily with suitable mouthwash. You should also rinse after eating and drinking anything other than water. Avoid submerging the piercing in water and kissing, as these introduce bacteria. You should also avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, as they both impede healing. If you cannot avoid these activities, rinse with mouthwash afterwards.

Your piercing should soon start to feel more comfortable and the swelling should go down. Go back to your piercer if you experience any persistent swelling, pain or redness – these can be signs of an infected piercing. You should also consult a piercer if your jewellery feels tight or sinks into the skin – your jewellery might be too short and will need to be changed.

How To Reduce Lip Piercing Risks

All lip piercings carry a risk of oral damage. Wearing correct jewellery can prevent oral damage, but it is important to be aware of the risks and symptoms. Metal lip jewellery can rub on your teeth and gums, leading to potential gum erosion, tooth abrasion and even tooth loss. Most of this damage is permanent. If you notice any change in around the piercing – especially changes to the shape of your teeth and gums, consult a professional piercer immediately. They will be able to advise you on whether you need to change your jewellery or perhaps even retire the piercing.

The best way to avoid oral damage is to wear soft jewellery, such as a BioFlex labret stud. BioFlex is softer and gentler on your gums, lessening the impact of tooth damage. You can also choose placements that put less pressure on the gum line – ask your piercer for the best placement. There is also an element of luck – some people notice damage even with BioFlex jewellery; others wear metal for years with no damage. The most important thing is to check your mouth regularly and seek help immediately if you notice any changes to your mouth.


Lip piercings are popular, easy to heal and look great. There are many different types of lip piercing and in this post I will show some of the most common. Technically your lip can be pierced at any location around the mouth, but some placements are more advisable than others. When choosing a lip piercing, consider the following: How will it look with your features? What type of jewellery can you wear? What is the risk of gum and tooth damage? Do you mind the resulting scar that will be left if you retire the piercing? Lip piercings usually leave a small round scar.

Most lip piercings carry a risk of oral damage caused by the jewellery rubbing on your teeth and gum. This can have an irreversible effect on your teeth, but can be avoided by proper placement and jewellery. I recommend BioFlex jewellery for your lip piercing, as it is softer and less likely to rub.. If you see any signs of oral damage, consult your piercer immediately and they will be able to advise you. Vertical lip piercings do not carry this risk because the jewellery does not go inside your mouth.

Traditional Lip Piercing

Traditional Lip Piercing

A traditional lip piercing, also known as a labret piercing, passes through the bottom lip. The most common placement is in the centre of the lip, but it can also be pierced on either side. The jewellery that you can wear in a classic lip piercing depends on the distance between the edge of your lip and the piercing. If the piercing is close to your lip line, you can wear either a labret stud or a ring in it. However if it is further away from your lip, you will probably only be able to wear a labret stud. The biggest risk associated with this type of lip piercing is gum recession, where the edge of the gum is worn away and exposes the root of your two front teeth. If you notice this happening, switch to a BioFlex labret and monitor it. If the damage worsens even with the new stud, you may have to retire the piercing.


Madonna Lip Piercing

Madonna-Monroe-Piercing

Named after Madonna’s beauty spot, this piercing is placed on either side of the top lip. It is also known as a monroe piercing, after Marilyn Monroe’s beauty spot. A labret stud is usually worn in madonna piercings, either 1.2mm or 1.6mm. This piercing carries the same risk as a traditional lip piercing and we recommend choosing a BioFlex labret in order to reduce the risk.


Medusa Lip Piercing

Medusa Piercing

Medusa piercings are positioned in the philtrum, the groove that runs from your lip to your septum. They are usually placed quite close to the lip, as shown in the photo. Only one type of jewellery can be worn in a medusa piercing: a small labret stud. They are usually pierced at 1.2mm or 1.6mm and carry the same risk as a madonna piercing.


Vertical Lip Piercing

Vertical Lip Piercing

In a vertical lip piercing, the jewellery passes through your lip vertically, entering just under the lip line and exiting in the centre of the bottom lip. They are also known as vertical labret piercings. This piercing is unique among lip piercings in that the jewellery does not travel inside the mouth, eliminating the risk of oral damage. It is important not to get lipstick inside the piercing and I recommend drinking through a straw during the healing period.


How-To-Care-For-Monroe-Piercings

Elegant and easy to heal, monroe piercings are a popular choice. Monroe piercings are placed to the side of the top lip and can be pierced on either side. They are named after Marilyn Monroe’s beauty spot and can also be called madonna piercings, after the singer’s similar beauty spot. Although both men and women sport monroe piercings, they are more popular with women, probably due to the association with Marilyn and Madonna. Monroe piercings are similar to bottom lip piercings in terms of their healing and care. You can wear a labret stud in this piercing and it pierced at either 1.6mm or 1.2mm. As with all lip piercings, monroe piercings do carry a risk of oral damage, but this can be greatly reduced by your choice of jewellery.

How To Care For New Monroe Piercings

Monroe piercings heal fairly well in between 6 and 16 weeks. You should clean the outside of the piercing twice daily with saline solution and rinse your mouth twice daily with a mouthwash specifically designed for oral piercings. I also suggest rinsing after eating and after drinking anything other than water. Until the piercing is healed, avoid smoking as this can inhibit healing. You should also avoid swimming, oral sexual contact and submerging the piercing in water – these will introduce bacteria to the piercing. You may find it helpful to drink with a straw, as this will keep your drinks away from the piercing.

Once your monroe piercing has healed, simply clean with saline as needed. Try to keep make up away from the piercing. You should also keep an eye on any changes to the piercing or your mouth, as detailed below.

Reducing Monroe Piercing Risks

Like all lip piercings, monroe piercings carry a risk of oral damage. This can occur if the jewellery rubs on your teeth and gums, leading to gum recession or tooth erosion. The main concern with a monroe piercing is gum recession, which can be irreversible. You can greatly reduce the risk of gum recession by wearing a BioFlex labret stud. BioFlex is a soft bio-plastic that is much gentler on your mouth, and you can still wear a metal ball so it looks the same as regular monroe jewellery. If you do notice any changes to the piercing site or the area of gum under your piercing, please consult a professional piercer immediately. They will be able to advise you on the extent of the damage and what to do next. In extreme cases you may have to retire the piercing, but wearing correct jewellery from the start should prevent this.


A piercing is a way of expressing yourself, in a similar way to dying your hair or getting a tattoo., so we have a fantastic range of body jewellery sets to suit all types of piercings. People will form opinions of you based on the number of piercings that you have and where they are placed. The most common place to get pierced is your ear with many people, as young as six months old, getting their ear lobe pierced. Although we provide a range of body jewellery sets suitable for ear piercings, we are going to look at less mainstream piercings.

Eyebrow Piercing Jewellery Set

Micro Bananabell Bonus Pack

Micro Bananabell Bonus Pack

Eyebrow piercings are extremely prone to infection, especially if they are accidentally knocked while healing. Once your eyebrow piercing has healed, it is important to clean your hands before changing your piercing. As this area is so prone to infection, many people do not like removing the piercing. It is for you that we have brought out the Micro Bananabell & Threaded Accessories Bonus Pack, as it allows you to change the design of jewellery without removing the bar from the piercing. There are three different designs per pack, including black dice and rasta designs.


Tongue Bar Jewellery Set

Jewelled Tongue Bar Bonus Pack

Jewelled Tongue Bar Bonus Pack

The tongue piercing is another piercing that people are reluctant to remove. We have found that many people new to tongue piercings find it difficult to replace the jewellery. To solve this problem, we have Tongue Bar Bonus Packs, therefore you only need to replace the ball on the end and not the whole piercing. Each pack comes with six different balls, so essentially you are getting six different tongue bars for under £6.00. Two of our best selling Tongue Bar Bonus Packs are the dice and jewels.


Labret Piercing Jewellery Set

Micro Labret Stud

Micro Labret Stud

Labret piercings are on the rise, since many celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon. We offer two different types of jewellery for your labret piercing. The first is the Micro Labret Stud with six balls to switch between depending on your mood or outfit. The ability to change the look of your piercing without removing the bar; significantly reduces the chance of infection. The second is the Silver and Bioflex Labret Stud, which comes with five different shimmering jewels to alternate between. The benefit of the Bioflex Stem is that you can barely feel the piercing and dentists support it as it is friendlier to your teeth. Both of these Labret piercing jewellery sets are under £7.00, excellent value for money.


Nose Stud Jewellery Set

Nose piercings are debatable the second most popular piercing, following ear piercings. Whether is this because there is a large selection of jewellery for them, including straight bars, hoops and hooks or because a pierced nose suits most people and has very little stigma attached to it. If you prefer straight bars, we have Nose Stud Bonus Packs for under £6.50. They are designed with different sized jewels in a variety of colours; check them all out on our website under Body Jewellery Bonus Packs. If a curved nose stud is more your thing, we have Curved Nose Stud Bonus Packs for them in 0.8mm and 1mm sizes with gorgeous shimmering gems.

Nose Stud Bonus Pack

Nose Stud Bonus Pack

Curved Nose Stud Bonus Pack

Curved Nose Stud Bonus Pack



Light up your look with a selection of UV body Jewellery. In normal light UV Jewellery has a magnificently bright colour, but under a UV light it glows amazingly. UV Jewellery is ideal for everyday wear and it especially looks good when you are out clubbing in a place with UV lights. Choose from a range of different Jewellery items from ball closure rings to labret studs and bananabells. Comfortable to wear and eye catching, a piece of UV Jewellery is bound to impress all your friends.

UV Bananabells

Now that the summer is here UV flexible bananabells are a great way to show off your belly button piercing. They are amazing for sensitive piercings, as they will not irritate your skin allowing for a comfortable wear. Made from a flexible UV material they move with your body and are suitable to be worn during pregnancy and to hospital visits where you would have to remove metallic Jewellery. We stock a range of different bright colours and glittery effects. Each design has a removable ball so you can interchange them with other threaded accessories. Let them glow wonderfully under UV light and complete your look in style.

Blue UV Bananabell

Blue UV Bananabell

Red UV Bananabell

Red UV Bananabell

Green Glitter UV Bananabell

Green Glitter UV Bananabell



UV Labret Studs

Lighten up your lip piercing with a UV labret stud and enjoy funky glowing style again and again. Each of our labret studs features an UV threaded accessory that glows wonderfully under UV light. The bar of the labret studs is made from surgical steel and comfortably sits in your piercing. We have a great selection of different colours and styles to choose from so you can easily find the perfect piece to suit your look. A wonderful change to standard coloured labret studs a UV labret stud will give your look a whole new dimension when exposed to UV light. You can wear these little beauties in labret piercings, lip piercings, Madonna piercings and ear lobe piercings.

Orange UV Labret Stud

Orange UV Labret Stud

Clear UV Labret Stud

Clear UV Labret Stud

Purple Glitter UV Labret Stud

Purple Glitter UV Labret Stud



Whether you have a standard lip piercing, a monroe piercing or a side lip piercing, I recommend trying a BioFlex labret at least once. These labret studs are made from a flexible biocompatible plastic called BioFlex and they are extremely comfortable to wear. Here at BodyJewelleryShop.com we have a huge choice of BioFlex labret jewellery, some of which you can see below. The labret stem is made from BioFlex and they come with either a BioFlex ball or a range of metal accessories. These include cute heads like stars, jewels and butterflies, so you can really customise your piercing.

Because BioFlex is bendy but durable, it is much more comfortable that a metal labret stud. A BioFlex labret also reduces the risk of damaging your teeth and gums – a major concern with lip piercings. Unlike a metal stud, they do not rub your teeth and gums. This greatly reduces the chance of gum recession and tooth damage – believe me, your dentist will thank you for switching to a BioFlex labret! There are many other advantages of a BioFlex labret, which I have listed below.

Gold Butterfly BioFlex Labret

Gold Butterfly BioFlex Labret

Pink Star BioFlex Labret

Pink Star BioFlex Labret

Aqua Crystal BioFlex Labret

Aqua Crystal BioFlex Labret


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Sweeten your style with one of our cute pink labret studs. Our range of labret studs includes lots of different colours but these pink ones are definitely among our best-sellers. New materials and innovations in body jewellery invariably mean we can offer you a wider choice of items, so we are always on the look out for the latest new body jewellery. Pink labret studs look really cute but I think the trick is choosing the right pink for your skin tone. Personally I would stay away from very light pinks, especially if you have pale skin. Really light pinks can blend into fair skin tones but brighter pinks like the ones below will suit any skin tone.

Plain Pink Labret Studs

These labret studs are simple but stylish – perfect if you need a classic look you can wear every day.The enamel labret stud is comfortable to wear but it is not recommended for new piercings – wait until you are completely healed before wearing any piece of enamel jewellery. If you have a fresh piercing or sensitive skin I recommend either of the other two. They both have surgical steel stems that are really comfy to wear.

Pink Enamel Labret Stud

Pink Enamel Labret Stud

UV Pink Labret Stud

UV Pink Labret Stud

Glitter UV Pink Labret Stud

Glitter UV Pink Labret Stud




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Now you can brighten up your piercings with our new range of UV labret studs. These labret studs have UV balls and cones in a fab range of colours. They make it easy to show off your piercings or match your labret stud to the rest of your look. Our new UV labret studs have 316L surgical steel stems and bases, with highly quality UV PMMA acrylic balls and cones. They are very comfortable to wear and the PMMA feels nice and soft against your piercing.

Labret studs are designed for lip piercings but these studs are also ideal for madonna piercings, lowbrets and even ear piercings. Labret studs make comfortable alternatives to stud s and these labrets would make cute, cheap stud earrings.

Types of UV Labret Studs

Our new UV labret studs come with either 3mm threaded balls, 3mm threaded cones or 4mm threaded cones. The ball labrets are available only in 1.2mm so far but the cone labrets come in both 1.2mm and 1.6mm. They are available in the following non-UV black and the following UV colours: white, clear, red, pink, green, blue, purple, orange and red. Whichever style you choose, these UV labrets are sure to get you noticed!

Purple UV Labret Stud

Purple UV Labret Stud

Pink UV Labret Stud

Pink UV Labret Stud

Green UV Labret Stud

Green UV Labret Stud


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If you have a lip piercing you’ll know that there is a huge choice of lip piercing jewellery out there, so why not treat yourself to something a bit different with some of this cute lip piercing jewellery? The basic items of lip piercing jewellery – labret studs and BCRs – can be customised with all sorts of cute motifs, designs and colours. You can choose from sparkly crystals, love hearts, girly colours and lots of cool designs. Here at Body Jewellery Shop we have a great choice of cute lip piercing jewellery, so no matter what your taste is, there is something perfect for you.

Heart Lip Piercing Jewellery

If you want to go cute and girly, you can’t beat cute heart jewellery. A little heart looks gorgeous on your lip piercing and our new designs mean that you can find lots of tiny hearts that look fab and are comfortable to wear. You can replace the ball on your labret with a screw-on heart, go for one of the pieces below or go for a cute love heart ball closure ring.

Red Heart Lip Piercing Jewellery

Red Heart Lip Piercing Jewellery

Rainbow Heart Lip Piercing Jewellery

Rainbow Heart Lip Piercing Jewellery

Heart Lip Piercing Stud

Heart Lip Piercing Stud




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Labret studs can be worn in various types of piercings, gold labret studs will make you really stand out and add style and brightness to any outfit you wear with them. You can choose different gold labret studs depending on your taste, for example if you like jewels, balls, spikes or flat ends, you’ll find them all in the gold labret studs range. Lovely designs such as butterflies, hummingbirds and dragonflies can also be found on gold labret studs if you look hard enough.


Caviar Zircon Gold Labret Studs

Caviar Zircon Gold Labret Stud

Caviar Zircon Gold Labret Stud

This shiny Caviar Zircon Gold Labret Stud is coated in G23 surgical titanium and made from PVD, featuring a 1.6mm stem and 3mm balls, the caviar labret stud feels incredibly comfortable wherever you place it. You can buy caviar zircon gold labret studs in various sizes such as:

• 5mm
• 6mm
• 7mm
• 8mm
• 9mm
• 10mm


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