my monroe

Thursday January 22nd, 2009 @ 9:06 AM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

Okay, I got my monroe pierced 2 weeks ago and it’s been healing fine I am just so annoyed with it. Maybe it took this to figure out facial piercings are not for me. Would it be ok to take the piercing out now since I do not want it anymore or do I have to wait longer? And I know it will leave a little scar, but what could I use to minimize scarring as much as possible? Thanks for your time! :)

If you don’t want the piercing any more then remove it. The sooner you remove it, the less likelihood of a conspicuous scar (not that piercing scars tend to be that noticeable anyway). Just keep the area clean and free of any products until it closes over.

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Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | 1 Comment

’smiley’ piercing questions.

Friday January 16th, 2009 @ 9:06 PM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

i have a couple questions regarding upper lip frenulum piercings (’smiley’/’scrumper’) and i thought ‘why not?’ since there doesn’t appear to be any questions on here referring to them, anyway.

first question: is it virtually impossible to heal a smiley? i say virtually because i’ve seen some pretty… weirdly placed piercings heal up. so basically what are the chances of it actually healing is what i’m trying to ask, i suppose.

second question: how long, on average, do they last without rejection?

third question: are gum erosion/teeth problems highly common when having this piercing?

thank you very much for your time. :)

It is certainly not impossible to heal up a lip frenulum piercing! In fact, they tend to heal up quite quickly. It’s a very thin bit of tissue making it a relatively small wound and oral tissue tends to heal up nicely.

Unfortunately due to the instability of this thin tissue, frenulum piercings are prone to migrating out moreso than other piercings would. Wearing a ring in as small a diameter as possible for your anatomy will help lessen this risk as will the aftercare, jewelry material and how you wear it. Pulling the jewelry and playing with it will increase the risk of it migrating down and out.

When considering a lip frenulum piercing, it is important to consider the risk that there may be risk to oral tissue as a result of having jewelry rubbing against it constantly.

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Posted by Lexci Million | Permalink | 73 Comments

lip piercing mucocele

Friday January 16th, 2009 @ 3:56 PM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

hi there!

I got snakebites around 7 months ago, one of them healed just fine, the other i think i got an infection and had some trouble with it, so after taking antibiotics, and much to my disaproval having to remove the labret stud, I am left with a mucocele, ( http://www.lumpinmouth.com/headlines/ this site really helped out).

I want to repierce my lip, and am thinking on having the mucocele removed, my question is if you know of any cases like this, and the probability of it reocurring?

Thank you, André

If what you have is, in fact, a mucocele, you should consult with your oral surgeon regarding removal and having the area re-pierced. As mucoceles are often caused by localized trauma, you may put yourself at risk of developing another one if you re-pierce the area again.
I personally do not pierce around irritated tissue and would not pierce through or around a client’s mucocele, should I suspect they had one.

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Posted by Lexci Million | Permalink | Comments

Lip piercing scar after it’s removed?

Wednesday January 14th, 2009 @ 12:20 PM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

I was thinking of getting my lip pierced, but I wanted to know how bad is the scarring when you take it out? I don’t want to have a huge hole/scar a few years from now if I decide to take it out.. thanks.

No piercing should be done without accepting the risk of scarring. In most cases a small gauge lip piercing should leave only a minimal scar resembling an open pore. However, the time it takes to get to this point will vary based on your bodies healing, the time you had the piercing in and if it was stretched any (speaking mainly of stretching from use and not referring to intentional stretching for larger jewelry).

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Posted by Sean Philips | Permalink | 5 Comments

vertical labret

Wednesday January 14th, 2009 @ 12:12 PM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

Hello,

I have a few questions about vertical labret piercing.

Is it true that this piercing commonly rejects? I heard many diffrent opinions and I’m not sure now.

Is vertical labret pierced with 16g jewellery more prone to rejection than that pierced with 14g or there’s no difference?

Does vertical labret heal more or less in the same time as the normal labret or does it take an longer to heal it?

Thanks in advance for the answer.

The main reason vertical labrets are more prone to rejection is because most are done on clients that are not suited for them. To be done on an ideal candidate requires a pronounced bottom lip that protrudes from the face. Basically it needs to be able to be pierced through the lip from bottom to top, not a surface piercing on the lip. In most cases a 14 ga curved barbell with a slight bit of room for swelling will be ideal for this piercing. As for healing it generally will be a tad longer than a normal labret, but it’s more interesting and far better for your teeth and gums!

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Posted by Sean Philips | Permalink | 1 Comment

Lip

Sunday December 28th, 2008 @ 5:42 PM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

Hello.

My labret is about 6 months old. It’s beautifully healed and pierced with a labret stud. I was recently thinking about switching to a ring. How do i measure the diameter of the ring firstly, and secondly will this switch make me more prone to migration?

Thanks

Two measurements - the length of the piercing and the distance between the piercing and the top of your lip. The larger of the two measurements is the diameter you require. A good studio should be able to provide this service for you as it’s easier with a pair of verniers.

If it is fully healed, you are good to go with a ring without fear of migration (providing you have the correct size).

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Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | Comments

From an idiot

Thursday December 11th, 2008 @ 5:26 PM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

Alrightyyy

well I pierced my lip yesterday(like an idiot) because my mom didn’t want to take me to get it pierced, because she doesn’t approve. So my plan (at the time) was to buy a stud for it (which I’m going to do today if I don’t change my mind) and simply take it out when I’m with her. Though I know constantly removing it and putting it back in will cause it to not heal correctly. Last night (since I don’t have the correct jewelery, I simply put an earring in it) it fell out and I figured , eh whatever I’ll just put it back in tomorrow. Btu when I woke up my lip was ridiculously swollen (as pictured). I was sure to continuously clean it and stuff, but i’m still worried about infection. So yeah now to the question… If I were to just not put anything in it, would it heal over without any issues? And if I were to buy the correct jewelery, would there be any way (while it’s healing) to hide it from my mother?

You cannot remove jewellery for any length of time during the healing process or it will close and the wound will start to heal. The healing time for a lip is around four to six months. You cannot just put anything in your piercing. You have already risked infection by not using sterile jewellery (I don’t know what you used to pierce yourself with). If you continue dow this route you will at the very least end up with scarring which may affect the appearance of any future, professionally done piercings. My advice - don’t put anything in your lip. Do twice daily seasalt soaks until the wound closes off and wait until you are old enough to legally consent to a professional piercing.

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Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | 8 Comments

monroe piercing

Thursday November 20th, 2008 @ 5:07 AM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

i was just wondering.

that if i get a monroe piercing, how would i go about hair removal on my upper lip?

apart from tweezing, is there any other options that are safe fir hair removal around the piered area??

thankyou

xox

Hair removal around a fresh piercing is probably not a great idea while it’s still new.
I would suggesting having the hair removed 24-48hours prior the the piercing procedure and waiting as long as you can to have it done again.

If you’re waxing, you may be able to remove the jewelry long enough to carefully wax around the piercing site (I would not suggest applying wax directly over the piercing itself)
Tweezing tends to be rather traumatizing to the tissue anywhere as it tugs a lot.
Look around for an esthetician skilled in “threading” which zips the hair out by spinning twisted thread around the the hairs. It rolls the hair out a bit gentler and faster than tweezing does and you may be able to keep your jewelry in at the same time.

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Posted by Lexci Million | Permalink | Comments

Chapped Lips

Tuesday November 11th, 2008 @ 3:08 AM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

My lips have been extremely chapped and dry ever since I got my lip piercing done four days ago. There are small sores around my lips and it looks a lot like herpes, but I’ve never had that before. It’s not a vertical labret, it’s done with a titanium hoop by a professional piercer. Do you guys have any idea what it can be?

The chapped lips could be a result of the swelling coming down a bit. You’re probably being a bit more careful with how your lip moves, you’re not licking them as much, you may not be drinking as much water as you should be.
It’s alright to use a non-goopy/non-glossy chapstick on your lips to make them more comfortable. Mind you don’t get any on the jewelry or around the piercing itself.

As far as the sores go, it could very well be cold sores. Stress to the body such as piercing can trigger flare ups in those who are prone to them. Check with your doctor to be certain~
Could also be that you’re allergic to whatever metal the jewelry is made of.

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Posted by Lexci Million | Permalink | 2 Comments

dermal cheeks

Tuesday November 11th, 2008 @ 3:05 AM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

I’ve heard all these amazing stories about people having successful Dermal cheek anchors, and how much they love them, so now Im dertermined to get them :) (i was looking into it and thought just about the piercing then discovered the dermal anchoring)

My question is rather simple:

roughly how much would said anchor cost? I’m looking to get both cheeks done, so I’m searching for a ball-park estimate here.

I just want to know how much im going to need to not spend to get them done!

I’ve actually not seen as many successful surface anchor “cheek piercings” thank I have failed ones. I’d be sure to do some more research before you go ahead and have them done. Cheeks are a pretty high movement, high impact area. Surface anchors need to sit nice and still to heal up nicely.

As far as price goes, this is definitely the wrong forum to ask.
My best advice is to pick up a phone book, call around, ask if the piercing DOES surface anchors and if they’re using implant grade jewelry, if their spore test is up to date and if they have a portfolio of healed pictures of surface anchors they’ve done already.
If they have that - spend the money.

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