The Cheek and Lips or Labret
Labret — lower lip — piercings have a long history of tribal use, signifying pure adornment or the abandonment of independent identity to a committed relationship.
Likewise, people ask, what does labret mean?
: an ornament worn in a perforation of the lip.
In this manner, what is labret jewelry?
Labret studs have a flat back plate on one end and a threaded accessory such as a ball on the other. … They are most associated with lip piercings – often called a “labret piercing” – but labrets are also suitable for wearing in ear and nose piercings.
What does the Bible say about piercings?
“You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord,” Leviticus 19:28. This verse is often used as an argument to tell Christians to abstain from tattoos. However, let’s look at this. It’s important to look at the context of this passage.
Many girls chose to wear the nose ring to symbolize their rebellion against society’s traditional values. The piercing was a symbol of boldness, rebellion, and freedom of choice.
Teeth can be directly afflicted by labret piercing. When the jewelry strokes the teeth, and there is enamel loss, it may also cause deformation. Many people also complain of chips or cracks in their teeth.
As one of the few true lip piercings, the Ashley piercing consists of a single puncture through the center of the lower lip, exiting through the back of the lip into the mouth. … The Ashley piercing typically uses a labret stud with a dainty charm, ball, or gemstone sitting on the lower lip.
Most Painful Piercings
- Daith. A daith piercing is a puncture to the lump of cartilage in your inner ear, above the ear canal. …
- Helix. The helix piercing is placed in the cartilage groove of the upper ear. …
- Rook. …
- Conch. …
- Industrial. …
- Dermal Anchor. …
- Septum. …
In terms of lip piercing, the pain scale for the labret piercing is on the lower end. The lips and skin around the lips have numerous nerve endings, so lip piercings, in general, are more painful than other piercing types. … Because the labret piercing only requires one puncture, any pain you feel will be swift.
Although you may love the look of your new piercing, you will need to change it out two to four weeks after you get it as the initial studs used for lip piercings are larger to accommodate any initial swelling. … Wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap and water to prevent infection as you change the piercing.
Get the Look
Dahlia piercings will emphasize the corners of your mouth, and has the effect of making full lips look fuller, but thin lips look particularly long and thin.
To measure a labret you simply have to measure the barbell length excluding the platform base and screw head if there is one. For labret piercing, ring size vary between 8mm(0,31in) and 11mm(0,43in). 8mm(0,31in) and 9mm (0,35in) tend to be the most common sizes for this piercing.
Labrets are backward!
Because labrets are designed to wear in your lip, it makes sense that they would insert from the back (the inside of your mouth). But, wearing them in your earlobes means you have to put them in backward (pushing the post through your piercing behind your ear).
Labret piercing studs can be worn in multiple different piercings – it’s a very versatile piece of body jewelry! … Helix studs – For the same reason that labret posts make great earrings for lobes, the flat backing doesn’t dig into the side of your head when worn in helix piercings.