www.perezhilton.com is sharing some style news today and as much as celebrity gossip isn't really my jam, but I gotta admit, I love to see celebrities rocking new piercings! Today Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose are in a gossip rag showdown to see who wore it best - a centrally placed lip ring. While these are proooobably fake, I'd love to talk a bit about the classic lip piercing for the occasion.
In that last few years, side lip piercings have been super popular. The most common style has been the side-placed, flat back barbell with a tiny blingy gem. For both guys and gals! For the longest time, the smallest most inconspicuous gems were desired and lately we've seen a surge in not only larger more dramatic ends (in gold and precious stones!) but also in multiples! Some people have given different combinations of multiple lip piercings trendy names like "snake bites", "spider bites", etc. You'll find most piercers prefer to simply call them what they are - Lip Piercings and we work with you to find the perfect placement for your anatomy.
While a lot of the preferred placement of a lip piercing is based on where you envision it, your piercer will offer their expert input on the safest placement to be careful of your unique anatomy. We take into consideration where your gums and teeth will be in relation to the disc on the inside of your mouth. We don't want the piercing to be rubbing on your gums or catching on your teeth! *owch* While I'm excited to see the potential rise in centre-pierced lip piercings like Kim and Amber are rocking, you should know that a ring style of jewelry isn't best jewelry to start out with. Lip piercing can swell up a fair amount when they're new and it's important to pierce with a longer barbell or wider diameter hoop to accommodate for the swelling. For this reason, centrally placed lip piercings are best initially pierced with a stud (aka flatback barbell) so a hoop doesn't flop from side to side which could cause irritation. A downsize to a ring-style jewelry can be made after a few weeks once the swelling comes off and the piercing is feeling a bit more stable. Once a lip piercing is healed and the jewelry downsized, the piercing can wear both hoop and barbell style jewelry designs. The aftercare and healing for a lip piercing is quite simply and pretty easy if implant grade, internally threaded jewelry is worn at all times. Never "surgical" grade or plastics of any sort. If you'd like to discuss if a lip piercing would work for you and what your options are - feel free to come to the studio and have a chat! 7716 104st NW Edmonton, AB or give me a call at 780.469.0101
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