This ain’t no emoticon but instead a new body piercing style! Want to add a little sparkle to your smile? Then the smiley piercing is for you. Also known as upper lip frenulum piercing, this piercing is one of the easiest to heal and involves minimum pain. The piercing is done on the inside of the upper lip (the webbing) and hence shows only when you smile.
Smiley piercing has surfaced recently and even has an antagonist to it – the Frowny piercing! Gaining popularity by the minute, many people are getting attracted towards smiley piercing due to a virtually painless procedure and obviously the shine it adds to your smile.
Captive bead ring is the most commonly used jewelry option for smiley piercing. Curved barbells have been known to be used as well.
Smiley Piercing – Smile your way out of the parlor
Since it does not really hurt much and heals quickly, smiley piercing may be the best way to get initiated into body piercing (just may be, rest depends on your choice). The piercing jewelry will fall below gum line and hence keeping gums and teeth clean (especially after meals) is very important.
Take care that there are no gum infections or damage to teeth. Touching/ playing with the jewelry is a total no no. This not only because your oral health is threatened but also the piercing jewelry may tear out!
Smiley piercing sure has a lot of takers lately yet its still rare overall. It’s body modification at it’s innovative best.