Cute Piercings I've Never Heard Of - FRENULUMS (Tongue and Mouth)

by Crystal S
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The Lingual Frenulum Piercing and The Lip Frenulum Piercing (Upper and Lower)

As it turns out, I have seen this type of piercing before but didn't know the proper name. The piercings are more commonly referred to as a:
  •  Web Piercing
  •  Smiley Piercing
  •  Frowny Piercing (or Anti Smiley)



The Lingual Frenulum (Web Piercing)


In her text, The Piercing Bible: The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing (2009), Elayne Angel writes about oral piercings and makes specific comments about lingual frenulum piercings. Here are a few key points about positioning and safety:

  • Standard jewelry is "a small curved bar or 16-gauge ring (5/16 inch or 3/8 inch)"
  • "The piercing should be at the base of the web, but it must not be placed into the sublingual vein and sublingual gland." Make sure you are seeing a reputable piercer who knows their stuff when it comes to positioning this piercing!
  • "When placed correctly, this piercing usually heals quickly and easily."
  • Angel writes a little bit about oral piercings and dental care as well, saying that she has found an open-minded dentist who is able to treat her with her jewelry in. She says that she "visits the dentist every six months, floss daily, brush regularly, and avoid clacking jewelry against my teeth or chomping on the posts."

Specific questions about positioning and jewelry that will fit your individual piercing should always be directed towards your favorite safe, reputable piercer in a professional setting or to a medical professional.


Lip Frenulum Piercing - 

The Smiley Piercing or Scrumper 

 Angel writes that the Smiley piercing is also referred to as a Scrumper and involves the "upper frenulum that attaches the center of the lip to the gums."

  • She notes that most people have very small webbing there and often don't have enough flesh there to support a piercing.
  • What does that mean for you? It means you should check with a trusted piercing professional to see if you have enough flesh to pierce in order to avoid the complications of rejection.
  • Angel mentions that "the proximity of jewelry to the teeth and gums can lead to irritation and erosion."

Like I said before - If you've got questions about whether or not this piercing will work for you, see your favorite safe and reputable piercing professional to find out everything you need to know!


The Frowny Piercing or Anti-Smiley

Angel writes that the Frowny piercing or Anti-Smiley is located in the "lower frenulum that attaches the center of the lip to the gums." Angel has the same thing to say about the Frowny that she does about the Smiley.

  • Angel notes that most people have very small webbing there and often don't have enough flesh there to support a piercing.
  • What does that mean for you? It means you should check with a trusted piercing professional to see if you have enough flesh to pierce in order to avoid the complications of rejection.
  • Angel mentions that "the proximity of jewelry to the teeth and gums can lead to irritation and erosion."

If you have one of these Cute Piercings and follow us on social media then snap us, tag us, hit us up with your best quality pic and we might use your image in one of our upcoming posts!

Thanks to our amazing followers on Snapchat and other sources who supplied the frenulum pics you see above. Thanks for showing us your Body Candy!
Angel, Elayne. The Piercing Bible: The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing. Crossing Press: Berkley, 2009.

by Crystal S

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    Barbara Hribar

    Is there such a thing for piercing for anxiety . trying to get off the meds

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