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.
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.