Types of Upper Lip Piercings – There’s no end to being different

Body piercing on any part of the body screams of individuality but with so many followers,  sometimes it gets hard to rely on body piercing for exclusivity. So what do you do then? Simple go for more unusual trends just like the ones that have emerged in upper lip piercing.

Now it’s not only the Monroe or Madonna piercing that upper lip piercing is all about. These days labret studs, barbells and other kinds of body jewelry are put to more unique (piercing) uses.

There’s much more and beyond…

Monroe Piercing – Remember the sexy mole on her upper lip? Well it’s just that but the difference is here a labret stud makes you beautiful instead of a mole.

Jestrum Piercing – In this a curved barbell goes through the philtrum or the groove in the center of the upper lip and comes out under the upper lip.

Medusa Piercing – Here the labret stud goes through the philtrum or the groove under the nasal septum.

Angel Bites -  If a single piercing on the upper lip makes a Monroe piercing then two on either side makes angel bites.

Horizontal Philtrum Piercing – When the piercing goes horizontally through the philtrum. The two barbell beads become visible on either side of the groove.

Cyber Bites – When a Medusa piercing is complemented by a labret piercing, it’s called cuber bites. Trendy and cool, cyber bites are an in-thing these days.

Choose whichever suits you best and be a trend-setter!

From Labret Studs to Spikes – Types of Labret Piercing Jewelry

It’s not just studs anymore that is making peoples’ labret shine these days. A great variety of labret jewelry designs are available cut out just for the area between the lip and the chin. Labret jewelry can be made from Titanium, gold, surgical steel and other materials/ metals that are skin friendly and nickel free.

The most popular kinds of labret piercing jewelry are given below. See what suits your style:

Labret Stud – Initially it was the most popular labret piercing jewelry but now studs are gradually slipping into commonality from popularity. In this a long straight shaft has a flat disc on one end (which remains inside the mouth) and a bead which is visible outside. However, these are perfect for first timers to get initiated.

Labret Buttons – These are bigger than beads of the labret studs. A good option when you are bored of studs and want the piercing to be a bit more visible.

Labret Spikes – In these the only difference is of the bead, rest is just like a labret stud. The round stud is replaced by a spiked stud for an even more dashing look! Choose this for a total killer look.

Labret Ball – This type of Labret piercing jewelry has balls on the visible end of the shaft.

Labret Prongs – These look extremely stylish. Here there is a prong with a gem within, on the end that is visible. Looks great in gold!

Captive Bead Rings – These look unique on labrets. It’s one of the more popular labret piercing jewelry after studs.

Labret Retainers – These are basically used to hide labret piercing. Available in the shape of studs, these are transparent to make piercing discreet.

Apart from the above there are labret piercing jewelry available with skulls, flowers and other interesting and likable designs of labret piercing jewelry available. So next time you go for labret  jewelry shopping, try and go beyond the stud – it may be a classic but these days it’s nothing more than a safe choice. :)