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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.


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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It used to be that labret studs only came in the normal metal colours – silver, black and gold. But thanks to innovations in piercing jewellery materials you can now get all sorts of colours including these gorgeous pink labret studs. Pink labret studs are made from a great choice of materials and often come with glam pink jewels or cute motifs. Here at BJS we have a fab range of pink labret studs and lots of other colours too.

Where To Wear Your Pink Labret Stud

The most obvious location to wear your pink labret stud in is a labret piercing but they can also be worn on lots of other piercing locations. You can also wear a pink labret stud in madonna piercings, medusa piercings, side lip piercings and ear piercings. I often wear labret studs in my ear lobe piercings and you could also wear them in helix and conch piercings. Personally I find labrets more comfortable than some stud earrings, due to the flat backplate.



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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 body jewellery is designed for labret piercings, located slightly lower than the lip piercing. Labret piercings are most popularly piercerd in the centre of the chin area, however, labret piercings can also be placed off-centre. Some people even choose to have several labret piercings in a row; there are no limits! Labret body jewellery comes in the form of labret studs, which feature a flat-based labret stem with a straight threaded stem. The threaded ball or screw-on accessory on the end of the labret body jewellery is removable for easy fitting of your labret stud.

Blackline Labret Body Jewellery

Blackline Labret Body Jewellery

Labret Body Jewellery

Labret jewellery comes in many different materials, including surgical steel labret studs, blackline labret studs, titanium labret studs, zircon gold labret studs, bioplast labret studs, 18ct gold labret studs, gold plated labret studs and even UV ultra violet labret studs.

Gold Labret Jewellery

Gold Labret Jewellery

Cone Labret Studs

Cone labret jewellery, also known as spike labret studs feature a pointed threaded accessory (threaded cones, threaded spikes) on the end of the labret stem. Cone labret body jewellery is really funky and stylish, with many different styles of cones and spikes to choose from in many different colours and materials, including gold plated cone labret studs, heart cone labret studs, rasta cone labret jewellery, titanium cone labret jewellery, 18ct gold coned labret studs, bioplast cone labret jewellery, glitter cone labret jewellery, blackline cone labret jewellery and these funky glitter cone labret studs.

Surgical Steel Labret Piercing Jewellery

Surgical Steel Labret Body Jewellery