What is bottom lip piercing
Lip piercings are the most conventional styles of piercings donned by the young mass. In the recent times, it has undergone a lot of modifications giving rise to other variations having unique names. Although bottom lip piercing is a perforation of the lower lip, its location differs from one variation to the other, with the jewelry, aftercare as well as the cost depending on that.
Bottom lip piercing procedure
Visit any elite piercing parlor to get the piercing done. In case of labret piercing and vertical labret piercing, a hollow, sterilized needle is passed through the middle of the lower lip while, for certain variations, double perforations are made either on the bottom lip or both the lips. The labret jewelry is then inserted into the piercing/ piercings.
Bottom lip piercing pain
The pain usually varies from person to person, based on their tolerance levels. If you are going to get more than one piercing done on the bottom lip or both the lips, then it might hurt more.
Bottom lip piercing aftercare
- Do not touch the piercing/piercings with unclean hands
- Take a sterilized cotton ball dipped in warm salt water and press gently against the pierced spot
- Rinse your mouth with saline water after every meal
- Avoid eating hot and spicy foods
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and mild toothpaste
- Do not smoke or consume alcohol
- Avoid applying creams, ointments, and makeup on the piercing/piercings
Bottom lip piercing infection and complications
Undue swelling and redness along with pus discharge is a sign of infection that demands immediate medical care. Get the jewelry replaced if you experience irritation to avoid the risk of rejection.
Bottom lip piercing jewelry
Captive bead rings, labret studs, hoops, and circular barbells are generally used for a lower lip piercing. Once the piercing heals, you can experiment with jewelry of various other designs.
Bottom lip piercing variations
Piercings only on the lower lip
Inner/Inside bottom lip piercing
Here the piercing is done on the inside of the lower lip.
The piercing is placed at the center of the lower lip.
A trend-setting variation of labret piercing, the labret jewelry is inserted into the bottom lip vertically from the top without entering the mouth.
Bottom/Lower side lip piercing
The perforation is made either on the right or left side of the lower lip.
Here, both sides of the bottom lip are perforated and adorned with stylish labret jewelry.
Double perforations are made on the two sides of the lower lip for this style of piercing.
Spider bites piercing
Another interesting version of lip piercing, it refers to double piercings placed on one side of the lower lip.
Horizontal lip piercing
As the name suggests, the piercing passes through the bottom lip horizontally without penetrating the mouth.
Dolphin bites piercing
It is a set of two piercings placed under the bottom lip.
Top and bottom lip piercings
Cyber bites piercing
A combination of labret piercing and medusa piercing centered on both the lips.
Canine bites piercing
It refers to four piercings where two piercings are done on the upper lip and lower lip, respectively.