lip piercing

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Tuesday May 8th, 2012 @ 2:52 AM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

I am considering getting my lip pierced. However, I work at a bank so i obviously can’t have any visible piercings. Is there any way a piercer would be able to pierce it with a clear retainer? And are the retainers barely visible or will it still be noticeable? I am only able to take 1 to 1.5 weeks off at a time, so my only other option would be to get it pierced and switch to a retainer within a week or so. Is this a possibility?

Some piercers will be able to pierce you with a retainer, I have done it with great success in the past. Some companies make totally clear bio-compatible internal thread plastics with interchangeable diamante/clear clip-in ends - they are pretty cool.

You can NEVER beat a good quality internally threaded barbell for security and healing, however if it is your only option then its better than taking it out or changing it while it is still healing. I stock them and have used them a number of times, however encourage people to try and always go with titanium for the first 4-6 weeks at least.

Make sure that the piercer allows room for swelling on the piercing, you need it to stick out a bit (which does make it more visible, but not that much) and has experience piercing with retainers. Clear plastic balls on the end of a normal bar is not acceptable (nor autoclavable) for a fresh piercing, so be picky about what you get in there.

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One Response to “lip piercing”

  1. I am in the same predicament, I want to get snakebites, but could only take 2 weeks off for healing time. I had been researching retainers and I was wondering if quartz retainers would be acceptable to start with from the get-go. They say metal is the best for your body to heal around, but that glass/quartz is good as well because it has that smooth surface unlike plastics. I was thinking I could start off with quartz, and switch to bioplast after I was fully healed. Does this sound like it could work?

    Heather on June 28th, 2012 at 2:06 am

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