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Lip Piercing Milan

Lip piercing: Procedure

Lip piercing is an icon of self-expression and individuality, adding distinctive style to your face. With a wide range of possible locations, lip piercing offers a unique opportunity to stand out and create a unique mark of identity.

Prior to the procedure, the piercer will guide you in selecting the most suitable piece of jewelry, making sure it is made of high-quality materials to avoid unwanted reactions.

The process begins with precise identification of the spot on the lip and careful marking. With skill and care, the needle is inserted through the lip at the correct angle to ensure a safe and comfortable perforation.

Once the piercing is complete, the jewel is carefully inserted, followed by detailed post-piercing care instructions. Following these instructions carefully is essential for smooth healing and to prevent any complications.

Finally, remember that lip piercing requires anatomical expertise and precision. Approach this adventure with confidence, relying on experienced piercers like us to ensure a flawless result and an overall positive experience.

Lip piercing Milan: The different types

Piercing Monroe

The Monroe piercing is named after the iconic Marylin Monroe, known for her mole on the left side of her upper lip. It is placed on the upper lip, on the right side, and consists of a jewel with a screwable ball on the outside and a flat head on the inside.

As for pain, it depends on the individual threshold and skin type.

Among the aesthetic advantages, the Monroe piercing can add a touch of elegance to the face, especially for those with delicate features and full lips.

Finally, another very similar type of piercing is the Madonna piercing, placed on the opposite side of the face. The latter is named after the singer Madonna because of her mole. The execution and the jewel used are identical to the Monroe, with a similar level of perceived pain.

Piercing Labret

The labret is a popular type of piercing placed around the lower lip. It is a discreet piece of jewellery that offers a touch of originality to the face, consisting of a bar with a saucer hidden in the mouth and a bead, glitter or even a ring screwed onto the outer end. There are several variations of labret piercings to suit various tastes and styles:

  • Classic: Placed on one side of the lower lip.
  • Central: Centred below the lower lip.
  • Vertical: Crosses the lip vertically, with both ends visible externally.
  • Horizontal: Similar to vertical but crosses the lip horizontally.

The application procedure involves the use of a needle with a cannula, followed by the insertion of the jewel into the hole created. This variety offers multiple options for customising one’s appearance.

Piercing Medusa

The Medusa piercing is placed in the central dimple above the upper lip, called the ‘filter’. It uses the same jewel as the Monroe and Madonna, with a flat head so as not to damage the gums.

Even if the pain is minimal, it is important to pay attention to the cartilage.

Finally, there are various types of Medusa piercings, including the vertical and the double, which involve piercing the philtrum.

Piercing Snake Bite

The snake bite piercing is a popular style of piercing among young people, placed in the lower part of the mouth, below the lip. It consists of two holes, one on the right and one on the left, intended to simulate the marks of a snake bite. The piercings must be aligned and spaced correctly. Although the application can be painful, with proper follow-up care, problems are rare and pain quickly diminishes.

Piercing Dahalia

The Dahlia piercing, also known as Dahlia bites or Joker bites, is a type of double facial piercing located at the corners of the lips. This name derives from the case of the ‘Black Dahlia’ murders in California, known for the specific mutilations suffered by the victims. It is also called the ‘Joker piercing‘ for its resemblance to the scars of the comic book character Batman, The Joker, as it visually extends the silhouette of the mouth so that it appears to smile, similar to the character’s expression.

Despite its obscure origins, the aesthetic aspect of the Dahlia piercing is what attracts attention, offering a unique visual effect that elongates the mouth in a distinctive manner. The scars left by this piercing are generally small and tend to fade over time.

How to treat a lip piercing

The healing period for lip piercing is about 15 days. During this time, it is normal to experience swelling, redness and secretions of clear or yellowish fluid. Eating and talking may be slightly uncomfortable due to the initial swelling, which requires slightly longer jewelry.

The piercer recommends disinfecting the wound externally and maintaining high hygiene. It is important to avoid trauma to the jewelry and not to wear jewelry that is too tight. In the first few days, it is advisable to consume cold foods and drinks to reduce swelling.

During the healing process, it is essential to gently wash the piercing twice a day and avoid touching it with dirty hands. It is preferable to wait at least one month before using a headband, but after about 15 days, shorter jewelry can be applied.

Finally, during this period, it is important to maintain good hygiene and avoid practices that could inflame or infect the perforated area, such as exchanging kisses, smoking, and playing with the jewelry. Daily disinfection with a saline solution is essential to promote optimal healing.


How much does a lip piercing cost?

In Milan, the price of a lip piercing can vary depending on several factors. These include: The specific area of the body involved, the quality of the materials chosen for the jewel, and the experience of the professional in charge of performing the piercing.

What can you eat immediately after a lip piercing?

After having a lip piercing done, it is important to follow a proper diet to promote healing and prevent complications. Here are some useful dietary tips:

  1. Opt for soft foods such as soups, purees and smoothies to avoid the need for intense chewing that could irritate the piercing;
  2. Prefer fresh, natural foods such as fruit and vegetables rich in vitamins and antioxidants, which are helpful for healing;
  3. Make sure to include in your diet foods rich in proteins that are essential for tissue healing and regeneration;
  4. Maintain adequate hydration by drinking plenty of water to aid the healing process and maintain the body’s water balance.

Always remember to consult your piercer or a practitioner for further advice tailored to your specific needs.

How to prevent an infection with a lip piercing?

To treat and prevent lip piercing infections:

  1. Choose gold or silver jewellery to reduce the risk of infection;
  2. Wash your hands before touching the piercing;
  3. Clean the area twice a day with warm water or saline solution;
  4. Avoid Turkish baths and whirlpools immediately after piercing;
  5. Do not remove the jewellery if the piercing is infected;
  6. Intervene promptly in case of signs of infection;
  7. Apply ice to reduce pain and swelling;
  8. Use antibiotic ointment if necessary;
  9. Seek professional or medical advice in case of severe symptoms such as fever or nausea.
What are the risks of a lip piercing?

Risks associated with lip piercings include:

  1. Infections from non-sterile instruments or bacteria in the oral cavity;
  2. Damage to teeth and gums caused by rubbing jewellery;
  3. Nerve damage from incorrect piercing placement;
  4. Hypersalvation due to the presence of a foreign body;
  5. Allergic reactions to materials such as nickel;
  6. Accidental traumas like the jewel getting caught.