Following on from the ear and nose, a lip piercing
is the most popular piercing around the world, and from traditional
beginnings where bone, gold and other natural materials were worn in the
lip, we have moved on to a time where labrets are now made from
titanium, surgical steel and even acrylic, providing great flexibility
to anyone with their lip pierced.
The Rising Popularity Of Lip Piercing Isn’t Stopping
You may have heard the term labret a great deal when reading about lip piercing
, and that’s because it is derived from the Latin word labrum, which means lip. This means that technically any piercings around the mouth is known as a labret, and many pieces of jewellery for this area will also be known as labrets or labret studs.
There are several different lip piercing variations that you may not have even considered yet, and some lip piercings are not even through the lip, yet through the skin surrounding the mouth area. You could try out a Monroe piercing, aptly named after Marilyn Monroe’s beauty spot, which is one of the more sophisticated types of lip piercings available, giving you the real celebrity look.
What Other Types Of Lip Piercing Are There?
There are some other more alternative looking types of lip piercing which are available, for example the snake bites piercing or spider bites piercing which involve direct piercing of the lip to allow the insert of a one or more rings at the sides of the lip, giving the impression of the end of a fang or spider’s tooth.
No matter which lip piercing you fancy, you will be able to find a wide range of different types of jewellery to suit any of them here at Blue Banana. If you’re particularly interested in a Monroe piercing, which is an extremely popular type, head over to our Monroe section
where you’ll find everything you need to make this piercing look awesome.