Lip Piercings Galore! Get an Extra Boost in your Life
I can hear your lips saying, I want a new piercing! When it comes to lip jewelry, the options are almost unlimited. The mouth and lip area has some of the most iconic placements for piercings. Whether you are looking for just one piercing or multiple, Body Candy has got you covered.
With a look that can be noticeable or subtle, a lip piercing can give you the boost to your look that you have been looking for. Once you're up to date on all the different kinds of lip piercings, we hope you get excited to visit your local piercer.
Disclaimer: Body Candy is only here to give you fun and helpful advice and information when it comes to getting pierced. Always consult a professional piercer to make sure a new piercing is right for you!
Monroes, Madonnas, and Labrets
One of the most iconic lip piercings is the monroe. It is named due to its similarity to the famed beauty mark on Marilyn Monroe’s upper lip. A monroe consists of one puncture above the lip on the left side of the face. Monroe piercings are typically adorned with a labret stud with a flat back - this is the most popular lip jewelry of choice for most lip piercings. The opposite placement of this would be considered a madonna piercing, named after Madonna's iconic beauty mark, which happens to be on the right side of the upper lip instead.
A piercing centered below the bottom lip is known as a labret piercing. This consists of a single puncture, typically fitted with a labret stud. A captive bead ring or seamless ring can also be used for a more noticeable look.
A variation of the labret piercing is known as a vertical labret. Vertical labrets consist of two punctures - the needle enters near the top of the lower lip and exits where a standard labret would be placed. The piercing itself never touches the inside of the mouth, meaning curved barbells are exclusively used for this piercing.
Much like the labret, a medusa or philtrum piercing is located in the center of the mouth above the top lip. This piercing is placed in the "cupid's bow" of your upper lip, anatomically known as the philtrum. This piercing consists of a single puncture and is almost exclusively outfitted with labret studs.
The jestrum or vertical medusa is a variation of the medusa, much like the vertical labret. It consists of two punctures, one that enters into the top lip, and one that exits above the lip where the medusa would be placed. A curved barbell is the only oral jewelry that can be used for this lip piercing.
The Dahlia, named after the Black Dahlia is a unique lip piercing. It is also referred to as the Joker because it consists of two piercings on both corners of the mouth. This placement is chosen to mimic the look of the extended smiles of both the Joker and the Black Dahlia. Because this lip piercing is so unique, be sure to find a piercer with experience.
Up next in the double perforation lip piercings is Angel Bites. Angel bites are a pair of symmetrical piercings placed above the upper lip. With a puncture on each side of the mouth, this piercing combines both the Monroe and Madonna. Snake Bites are a reflection of Angel Bites, being placed symmetrically below the bottom lip. A labret stud can be worn in these piercings, but captive bead rings are the more popular choice.
Oral piercings are a subtle yet bold statement. Your mouth is like a blank canvas, full of so much piercing potential! It is one of the most modifiable parts of the body. When it comes to lip piercings there is a lot to choose from such as studs, rings, barbells, and even a spiral ring or lippy loop if you’re feeling adventurous.
We want to see how you chose to show off your style with your mouth. Did you go with the more iconic Monroe look or the unique and daring Dahlia? Be sure to post your pictures on Instagram and tag #bodycandyyes to be featured on our social media. Also, check out our website for some awesome ideas on what lip jewelry to wear!