Labret piercings, more commonly known as simply a lip piercing, is a popular piercing just below the bottom lip. You could say it isn’t a true lip piercing at all in comparison with lip piercings like the vertical labret that's pierced through the lip itself, while a regular labret sits below the lip and above the chin.
Labret Piercing Preparation and Aftercare
Leading up to an oral piercing it can be super handy to gargle with baking soda. This is an easy practice that will kill harmful bacteria that may be hanging around in your mouth. And don’t forget your oral hygiene! It’s just as important to brush your teeth before a labret piercing, as well as afterwards.
2-3 months for basic healing time. 1 - 2 weeks for swelling time.
While the labret is a very common facial piercings, it’s also an oral piercing, which means you need to take extra special care of it! This means salt water soaks regularly after each meal. See our video on body piercing sea salt soaks.
The lip swells a lot during healing – this is when most of the pain occurs. Be careful what you eat during this time as overdoing it might upset the piercing. Focus on cold, soft foods and soups.Read More