The jestrum piercing – also known as the vertical medusa – is a great choice for those looking for a distinctive look. It features a curved barbell that pierces through two parts of the top lip, and can make for a great alternative to a traditional medusa piercing.
By using a barbell instead of a horizontal labret, like most upper lip piercings, two ends are visible instead of one, meaning that you’ll have more room to experiment with your jewellery choices! The barbell passes through the philtrum of the upper lip and under the nasal septum, a notably sensitive area. As a result, a jestrum piercing may not be the best choice for those looking for their first piercing, but is a great way for veterans to shake up their look with something truly unique.
Beyond the ear and the nose, there isn’t a more popular piercing area than the lips. And like with ear and nose piercings, there is a lot of variety available. From snakebites to lower lip piercings, there is a wide range of choice available for those interested in adding a bit of bling to their lip area!
The jestrum piercing in particular is becoming an increasingly popular option due its unique style. Allowing you to pierce both your lip and your upper lip, it’s the perfect choice for those who find a simple labret stud to be a little bit too understated. Though a jestrum piercing requires very specific placement, once it has settled adequately you can feel free to experiment with it as much as you like!
As with many piercings, an initially longer barbell will be required to account for swelling and to ensure the piercing will stay in place. However once the area around the piercing has healed, you can feel free to experiment with different barbells and different ends to get the perfect look!