10 Distinguished Lip Piercing Styles

Lips are a popular location to get piercings. There are many styles and locations in the mouth area that are selected for piercing and there are many different jewelry selections that can make that piercing a unique extension of your own individuality. Here is a list of some great lip piercing locations and accompanying jewelry.

Medusa

The Medusa piercing is found above the top lip in between the peaks directly below the center of your nose. Make sure this piercing is aligned properly or your face will look crooked and asymmetrical. The best piece of jewelry for this location is a labret stud, since you don’t want an end piece or ring scratching on your teeth as you talk.

Madonna/Monroe

This is a piercing that resembles a mole which is pierced on the right for Madonna and the left for Monroe. This type of piercing is done with a labret stud, so as to not to irritate the gums and teeth when speaking.

Labret

This piercing is found directly below the center of your lower lip. It is exactly opposite of the medusa piercing. The labret piercing uses a labret stud to ensure no interference is made while speaking and eating. A captive bead ring can be placed here as well, but may not be the most comfortable option.

Vertical labret

This piercing has the jewelry coming out of the standard labret area and the other end is in the actual bottom lip. A bent barbell or captive bead ring is the best option for this location.

Jestrum

This piercing is just like the vertical labret, but it is found in the medusa location and the upper lip is the other end of the bent barbell or captive bead ring piercing.

Facial Lip Piercings

Dahlia

This is a double piercing where a labret or captive bead ring is placed on the edges of each corner of your mouth.

Snake Bites

This is a double piercing with one piercing on each side of the lower lip. Captive bead rings and labret studs are also the best selection for this area for jewelry.

Angel Bites

This is a double piercing with one piercing on each side of the upper lip. Captive bead rings and labret studs are also a great idea for this type of piercing.

Cyber Bites

These are two piercings, the medusa and the labret with a labret stud as the piercing jewelry of choice.

Canine Bites

This is four separate piercings that are snake bites and angel bites to create four piercings that make a rectangular shape.

Regardless of the lip piercing you select, you can create a great piece of art on your face which is the canvas. Although labret studs are the main jewelry selection for the lip area, there are many different styles that can be used to create your own unique individuality. There are jewels, shapes, designs, and even studs and spikes to create your own style.