Gold labrets are a versatile piece of body jewellery; they are usually worn on the bottom lip above the chin. At Body Jewellery shop, our gold labrets can be worn anywhere on the face. They help you personalise your look and make a statement. Gold labrets add a touch of elegance to your style; they all have an eye catching high shine that will compliment any style. Continue reading →
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.
Labret studs are designed to be worn in lip piercings but they can be worn in lots of other piercings as well. You can wear a labret stud in tragus piercings, ear lobe piercings, monroe piercings, helix piercings, auricle piercings conch piercings and many more! They are really comfortable to wear and jewelled labret studs are one of my favourite types of piercing jewellery.
Jewelled labret studs are a great way to update your look – they are cheap, comfy to wear and come in a great choice of colours and materials. I have a collection of at least 10 jewelled labret studs that I wear in my lip and ear cartilage piercings. They are especially good for ear cartilage piercings if you like to wear big headphones – the back plate doesn’t get pushed into your skin like a barbell ball can.
Steel Jewelled Labret Studs
Steel jewelled labret studs are great value. These labrets start from just Â£1.95, so you can always afford to update your look. Surgical steel is biocompatible and comfortable to wear. These jewelled steel labret studs are perfect when you want to show off your piercing or youâ€™re getting bored of the same old look. My favourite is a jewelled labret studs set on the left â€“ you get seven different colours for just Â£6.95 – one for every day of the week!
Lip piercings look fantastic with body jewellery such as a labret ring to show it off, there are many types of labret ring to choose from too, making it easy to personalise to your taste. The range of materials that you can get a labret ring in is vast, meaning whether you are searching for new piercings, simply aesthetics or a discreet labret ring, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the perfect match. One of the best things about a labret ring is that you can pretty much wear them in any other piercing as well as the usual placement of the lip.
Labret Ring Blackline Ball Closure Ring with Ti Glow Titanium Ball
Labret Ring Blackline Ball Closure Ring
This smart Labret Ring Blackline Ball Closure Ring with Ti Glow Titanium Ball will compliment any lip piercing. Consisting of a two tone blackline ball closure ring, the ti-glow titanium ball catches the light wonderfully, giving a nice alternative to plain BCR’s. You can wear this Blackline Ball Closure Ring with Ti Glow Titanium Ball in pretty much any piercing, simply pick your size preference.
The Blackline Ball Closure Ring with Ti Glow Titanium Ball is biocompatible, it won’t irritate your piercing either and can even help to reduce healing times.
Labret Ring Surgical Steel Porthole Ball Closure Ring
Surgical Steel Porthole Ball Closure Ring
You can make a big impact wearing this bold and chunky Surgical Steel Porthole Ball Closure Ring. Featuring portholes around the ring, the surgical steel porthole ball closure ring looks particularly good in larger gauges. Made from 316L surgical steel, the portholes have been smoothly machined so as not to scratch you whilst inserting. You can buy the surgical steel porthole ball closure ring in a variety of sizes and it has no effect on the gauge, just like wearing a regular BCR.
Snake bite piercings are a set of two lower lip piercings – one on either side. This type of lip piercing is very popular and it is easy to see why. It looks gorgeous, is quick to heal and suits almost everyone.
Snakebite piercings are usually done at the same time and they are pierced in the same way as a single lip piercing. The piercing will first mark-up the placement and use a clamp to hold the lip firmly. They will then pierce one snake bite at a time, inserting the initial jewellery as they go. Initial jewellery for snake bites piercings can be either ball closure rings or labret studs, both of which have their advantages. Whichever initial jewellery you choose for your snake bites, made sure that there is room to accommodate swelling. Most lip piercing swell a little at first and if the initial jewellery is not big enough to accommodate the swelling, this can cause problems. You piercer should be able to answer any questions you have about snake bite piercings and advise you on suitable jewellery.
Once your snakebites are healed you can choose between BCRs, labret studs, smooth segment rings and even body spirals. These piercings are usually quick to heal and are relatively easy to care for.
When you think of lip many people just think of labrets but side lip piercings are increasingly popular as an alternative piercing. Lip piercings can be placed almost anywhere around the lip and look great planed on the side of the upper or lower lip. When placed on the top lip, side lip piercings are called Monroe piercings or Madonna piercings, due to the fact that both women had a beauty mark on the side of their upper lip. Bottom side lip piercings do not really have a proper name, except if there is one on either side, which is referred to as â€œsnake bitesâ€.
Side Lip Piercing Rings
Rings are suitable for wear in any side lip piercing that is near the lip line but they are only usually worn in side lip piercings on the lower lip. Most people can wear a ring in the side lip piercing but it is important to get a ring that is the right size, or it might be uncomfortable to wear. To get the right size youâ€™ll need to measure the distance from your piercing to the top of your lip, and add a millimetre â€“ you will need a lip ring with the same internal diameter as this measurement.
Steel Smooth Segment Ring
Blackline Smooth Segment Ring
Steel Circular Conebell
Teardrop Lip Ring
Side Lip Piercing Studs
A lip stud is probably the most comfortable piece of jewellery that you can wear in a side lip piercing. These studs are available in a huge choice of styles, materials and sizes, so youâ€™re sure to find plenty you like. They are less likely to catch on clothing or cause damage to your mouth. Jewellery rubbing on the gums or teeth is always a risk with lip piercings. This can cause dental problems, so if you have any discomfort or notice gum recession we recommend switching to a Medilabs labret or a BioFlex labret stud. Both these studs are softer than a regular metal stud â€“ especially BioFlex studs â€“ so there is less chance of damage.
Labret piercings are one of the most popular type of piercing and it is easy to see why – they suit everyone, look fab and give you two jewellery options: labret studs or labret rings.
Whether or not you can wear a labret ring depends on one thing – the position of your piercing. If your piercing is close to your lip you will probably be able to wear labret rings but if your piercing is too far down a labret ring would be uncomfortable. If you are not sure about whether you can wear labret rings or not I suggest asking your piercer, but as a rule if your labret piercing is near your lipline you will be able to wear labret rings. There is a huge range of labret rings available from plain steel rings to funky colours that will really stand out.
BCR Labret Rings
The most popular type of labret ring is a BCR or ball closure ring. BCRs make excellent labret rings because they close completely and come in a choice of sizes to suit your lip. The ball in your BCR labret ring should sit on the outside of your lip. If you want a more streamlined look then check out smooth segment rings like the one below. These are the same as BCRs but instead of a ball they close with a smooth section of ring. Whichever type of BCR labret ring you choose they are a real classic look.
are very popular and are located just below the lip piercing. A labret piercing is most commonly in the centre of the chin area, however, can also be pierced off-centre along the lower lip line. You can even have multiple labret piercings.