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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.


Make sure you feel comfortable wearing our stylish bioplast body jewellery. Choose from a wide range of sizes, colours and designs which will definitely grab everyone’s attention. Our fashionable bioplast jewellery will also make wonderful stocking fillers for your child or sibling this Christmas.

Bioplast Labret Studs

Keep your labret piercings looking great and feeling comfortable with our fantastic quality bioplast labret studs. These studs have G23 surgical titanium clip-in accessories will minimise swelling and infections. You definitely will fall in love with these flexible and eye-catching studs which will instantly pretty up your piercings. Below we have chosen three of our favourites which will catch the light wonderfully and boost your style. These biocompatible studs have a silver red heart, black star and gold butterfly that will look great worn to both daytime and evenings occasions. Treat yourself to these incredibly comfortable labret studs which are very easy to insert and remove.

Red Heart Labret Stud

Red Heart Labret Stud

Black Star Labret Stud

Black Star Labret Stud

Gold Butterfly Labret Stud

Gold Butterfly Labret Stud



Bioplast Jewellery Accessories

Add a touch of colour and sparkle to your piercings with our glamorous bioplast jewellery accessories. These fabulous push fit accessories can be used on any of our bioplast barbell stems, piercing tubes and bananabells. We have a wide range of coloured accessories with glittering jewels which you will love pairing with all your matching jewellery and outfits. Below we have chosen three of our popular accessories which will really make you stand out from the crowd. These flexible accessories are perfect for anyone who has very sensitive piercings and need metal-free body jewellery.

Clear Jewelled Push Fit Ball

Clear Jewelled Push Fit Ball

Black Jewelled Push Fit Ball

Black Jewelled Push Fit Ball

Pink Jewelled Push Fit Ball

Pink Jewelled Push Fit Ball



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.
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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 £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 you’re getting bored of the same old look. My favourite is a jewelled labret studs set on the left – you get seven different colours for just £6.95 – one for every day of the week!

Steel Jewelled Labret Stud Set

Steel Jewelled Labret Stud Set

Fuchsia Steel Jewelled Labret Stud

Fuchsia Steel Jewelled Labret Stud

Turquoise Steel Jewelled Labret Stud

Turquoise Steel Jewelled Labret Stud




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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.

Blackline & Hematite BCR

Blackline & Hematite BCR

Titanium Segment Ring

Titanium Segment Ring

SIlver Teardrop BCR

SIlver Teardrop BCR

Zircon Gold BCR

Zircon Gold BCR


Circular Barbell Labret Rings

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Labret piercings

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.

Bioplast Labret Piercings

Bioplast Labret Piercings

Stretched Labret Piercings

A standard labret piercing is usually pierced with a needle gauge of either 1.2mm or 1.6mm (14 gauge), however, you can stretch your labret piercing to a larger gauge thickness if you wish. We have larger gauge labret studs for stretched labret piercings at a gauge of 2mm labret or 2.4mm labret in surgical steel. Accessorizing your stretched labret piercing will be limited, as larger gauges will not have a big choice of threaded accessories to choose from.

Micro Labret Piercing Studs

Micro labret piercings are pierced at a gauge of 1.2mm, the thinnest labret piercing size to choose from. Micro labret studs have a great selection of cute and micro sized labret jewellery for a more subtle look, making your jewellery small and dainty. Micro labret piercing studs include a bright and vibrant range of funky designs in the UV micro labret stud section with some very unique designs to choose from.

Micro Labret Piercing

Micro Labret Piercing

A Labret piercing is located underneath the lowel lip, most often the placement of a labret piercing is in the centre of the face, between the chin and the lower lip line. Labret piercings do not have to be central and some people even have multiple labret piercings.

Silver and Bioflex Labret Piercing Bonus Pack

Silver and Bioflex Labret Piercing Bonus Pack

A Labret piercing will usually be pierced with a labret stud, which features two pieces; the labret stud stem and one removable threaded ball that can be removed for easy fitting of the labret jewellery into your labret piercing.

Labret Piercing Jewellery

We have a multitude of different types of labret studs to choose from for your labret piercing. Labret piercing jewellery is available in many different materials including blackline labret studs, surgical steel labret studs, Bioplast labret studs, zircon gold labret studs, 18ct Gold labret studs, gold plated labret studs and ultra violet labret studs.

Gold Plated Labret Piercing Jewellery

Gold Plated Labret Piercing Jewellery

Labret Piercing Retainers

If you wish to conceal your labret piercing, you can choose a labret piercing retainer from our range of piercing retainers. Labret piercing retainers are very useful for job interviews, surgical procedures, school or other occasions where you must replace your labret piercing jewellery for non-metal labret retainers.

Labret Piercing Stems

Labret Piercing Stems