Is a Side Bottom Lip Piercing Better Than a Labret Piercing?

Is a Side Bottom Lip Piercing Better Than a Labret PiercingThere are many different lip piercings you can get. Some are more common than the others and you can see them everywhere. On the other hand, certain lip piercings are relatively rare and there are not many people who have them. Your choice of a lip piercing will depend on many factors, such as you anatomy and your preferences. Sometimes, a lot depends on the piercing’s popularity. For example, there are many people who wonder is a side bottom lip piercing better than a labret piercing. There is no easy answer to that question, but there are some guidelines you should take into account.

Various Types of Bottom Lip Piercings

There are many different types of bottom lip piercings that you can get. In some ways, these are all a variation of the basic bottom lip piercing, called labret. Labretread more

Lip Stud vs. Ring

Lip Stud vs RingPeople who wish to get a lip piercing often wonder if it’s better to wear a stud or a ring in their piercing. The whole lip stud vs. ring dilemma is an old one and there is no definitive answer to it.

In reality, both are good but it is important to choose jewelry style that will suit you perfectly. Keep this in mind when deciding on the lip jewelry style for you.

Lip Stud vs. Ring: Basics

Lip studs (also known as labrets) and ring are the most popular lip jewelry styles. There are many different rings you can choose, such as Captive Bead Rings, screwball rings, seamless and segment rings, fixed rings, and more. Lip studs (labrets) on the other hand, are more uniform. However, this doesn’t mean that they are … read more

Buyer’s Guide to Common Body Jewelry Types

 

Common Body Jewelry TypesThere are many different body jewelry types and styles you can use for your piercings. Generally speaking, the jewelry type will depend on the piercing in question, as well as your preferences. It is very important to wear only jewelry types suitable for your piercing to ensure comfort and safety.

At the same time, there are certain jewelry types that are very popular and widely used for many different piercing types. These general jewelry types can be used for many piercings and can be worn on different body parts. These are usually rings and barbells, but some other jewelry types can also be used for numerous piercing types.

On the other hand, some popular jewelry types are specially designed for certain piercing types and not the others, so this is something to pay attention to when choosing the best … read more

Madonna Piercing

Madonna-PiercingMadonna piercing is one of the most popular lip piercings in the world. In so many ways, it is identical to the famous Monroe piercing and can even be seen as a variation of this piercing. In fact, many people consider the two to be basically the same piercing. The only difference is the placement, since Madonna is done on the opposite side of the face. While Monroe piercing is done on the left side of the upper lip, Madonna piercing is done on the right side.

Madonna Piercing: Placement and Procedure

Madonna is a piercing done on the upper lip. The placement is made off-center, on the right-hand side of the lip. Depending on the person’s anatomy and preferences, the piercing can be done higher or lower on the right side of the lip.

As mentioned above, this is … read more

Rare Lip Piercings

Horizontal Lip PiercingDo you like lip piercings but are looking for something more original than the usual labret, Madonna, Monroe or Medusa piercings? Try one of the rare lip piercings! One word of advice, though: there is always a reason why a piercing is rare. It might be uncomfortable, difficult to maintain or just not worth the trouble.

On the other hand, even the rare piercing types have its fans and people who are more than satisfied with them. There is also a big advantage of standing out from the crowd and being original.

Here are some of the most sunning rare lip piercings:

Horizontal Lip Piercing

This is a very rare lip piercing type and is reserved only for the adventurous. This piercing is done horizontally through the lip. The piercing goes through the whole length of the lip so … read more

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Popular Piercings

Navel piercingThere are some very popular piercing types that many people choose for themselves. Piercings such as earlobe, navel, eyebrow, tongue, nostril or labret piercings are among the most common body piercings in the world.

Since they are so popular, it means that there are always many people who have the same piercing. It may make these piercings more ordinary and less unique than some other piercing types.

However, common piercings have some important advantages so there are many reasons to choose popular piercings for yourself.

Here are some of the most important reasons to choose popular piercings:

  1. Experienced Piercers

If a piercing is popular, then it means there are many piercers who know how to perform it and who have at least some experience with this piercing type. Remember, you should not look for a … read more

The Most Popular Facial Piercings

Facial PiercingsFacial piercings are among the most popular piercings in the world. Generally, it depends on the piercing in question: some are more popular than the others. When deciding on a piercing it’s always useful to know about the most common piercing types, because they usually come with many different jewelry styles you can use. Not to mention that popular piercing types mean that many piercers are trained to perform them. Therefore, it will be easy to find a piercer to perform a piercing for you.

Here is the list of the most common facial piercings, not counting oral piercings:

Eyebrow

Eyebrow piercing is not only one of the most popular piercings but also the most common surface piercing in the world. There are several variants of this piercing, and some are more popular than the others.

By far, the … read more

The Labret vs Lip Piercing: The Differences

vertical-labretThere is some confusion about labret and lip piercings. These two words are often considered to be synonyms describing any piercing through the lip. However, there is a difference.

The Labret is, simply put, just one of the many possible lip piercings. There are many other lip piercing placements that are not considered “labret” placement.

The confusion comes from the name itself. “Labret” comes from the Latin name for the lip (labrum). However, not all lip piercings are considered to be Labrets, since many of them have their unique names.

To make the confusion even further, “labret” is often a word used to describe a particular type of a jewelry, a labret stud. This type of jewelry is often used for lip piercings (not just for the Labret piercing), and it can also be used for some other piercing types.… read more

Should You Wear Externally Threaded Jewelry?

Externally ThreadedAs you probably know, Internally Threaded jewelry is the way to go. This jewelry is much more comfortable and body-friendly, and it’s recommended by experts all over the world. What about externally threaded jewelry, then? Is it completely useless and dangerous to wear? Here are some things you need to know.

Internal vs External: The Difference

It’s easy to tell a difference between internally and externally threaded jewelry. “Threading” refers to the threaded jewelry pieces, such as barbells (straight, curved and circular barbells) and labrets. Jewelry pieces without threading (such as Captive Bead Rings) do not fall into this category.

Threaded jewelry pieces have a post (shaft) and a bead. The way the bead is connected to the post determines if jewelry is internally or externally threaded.

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Jestrum Piercing

Jestrum PiercingA Jestrum piercing is best known as a vertical Medusa piercing. This is a somewhat rare lip piercing type.

However, it’s very unique and effective, so if you’re looking for something more special than a simple Medusa, a Jestrum piercing may be the right thing for you.

About Jestrum

A Jestrum piercing is a variation of a popular Medusa piercing. Medusa is done horizontally on the philtrum, the dimple above the upper lip and under the nose. A Jestrum piercing has a very similar placement, but it’s done vertically rather than horizontally. This is why it’s also known as “vertical Medusa”.

A Jestrum piercing can also be seen as a vertical labret piercing, as the opposite of the more common form, a horizontal labret. With a horizontal labret piercing (including Medusa), the hole is made from the top … read more