A labret piercing is a piercing through the lower lip, usually placed in the centre of the lower lip. Labret piercings are popular and most people can get this piercing. Labret piercings can be placed up near the edge of the lip or further down, depending on preference and anatomy.
You can wear a labret stud, BCR or circular bar in your labret piercing although technically lip piercings should only be referred to as "labret piercings" if you wear a labret stud in them. Lip piercings heal relatively quickly. Initial jewellery is often a longer labret stud in order to accommodate swelling. This can be switched to a shorted stud when the swelling has gone down. Labret piercings carry a risk of tooth and gum damage due to jewellery rubbing against teeth and gums. This damage can be permanent so it is very important to consult a professional piercer if you notice any change in the area or recession of the gums. This damage can be avoided by wearing a soft Bioplast labret stud. The outside of the piercing should be cleaned daily with saline solution. Rinse with suitable mouthwash twice daily and after eating. Avoid alcohol and smoking until fully healed.
Labret Piercing Healing Time: 4 to 12 weeks