What Is a Lip Piercing?

Learn all about lip piercing from professional piercer Owen Beane in this Howcast video.

Transcript

Hello, I'm Owen Beane, I work at Chameleon Tattoo in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Chameleonbodyarts.com is the website. Chameleon Tattoo's been here more than 10 years, but ten years as such with tattooing, over the last 14 years I've been doing body piercing here in Cambridge and I'll be talking to you about piercings today. What you need to know about the lip piercing and by that we mean, bottom lip done with a hoop that's Captive B ring, once again its the placement, its important that the piercing doesn't go through the red part, like the actual lips, it goes through the skin underneath the lip because that's how you avoid a lot of difficulty trying to heal the piercing smoothly. As far as doing it left or right or center it really is upto the person. A lot of times when you are doing the lip piercing with the hoop, its after one side. Once again jewelry size is very important, you have to have a captive B Ring that when the piercing is first completed doesn't look tight at all. In fact you really want to look loose because the lip piercing is going to swell like any other. You know, healing with the lip ring, it is important to avoid playing with it a lot its important to try to be careful when eating, not because of bacteria but because of just anything bumping the ring, the ring is very very available as a circumvent the lip, its available for getting caught and bump and move a lot. So, thats what you wanna watch out for.

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