Labret Piercing



Over the course of the past few decades, the labret piercing has risen in popularity to quickly become one of the most popular and sought-after types of lip piercings available on the market, and for good reason: they are clean, simple, and elegant, adding an extra level to your style and your fashion without having to go through too complicated of a process or drastic of a change. The labret piercing sits just below the bottom lip near the center of the mouth, usually showing off a small stud or piece of jewelry as opposed to anything overly large or eye-catching.

The most common types of labret piercings tend to range from simple studs and barbells to small, classic hoops, often serving as an elegant pairing with another larger lip piercing in order to complete a certain look or add a specific type of flair to your appearance with ease. The process of getting a labret piercing is fairly simple: a single needle quickly punctures the lower lip from the outside of the mouth, leaving your lip ready for your new piercing.

Labret piercings do not tend to hurt too much, as the lip itself is not punctured – rather, the skin below it is the only thing that experiences pain, which is much less sensitive than the tissue of the lip itself. However, over the course of the next few days following your appointment, it is common to experience swelling or low-grade, residual pain as your skin begins to heal and your new piercing settles into your skin.

Are you considering getting a new labret piercing in Toronto? Get your labret piercing at Black Line Studio, Toronto with comfort and confidence, knowing that Black Line Studio piercers are ranked number one in Toronto. We pride ourselves on being nominated as “Toronto’s Best Tattoo Artists, Best Piercing Studio, and Best Tattoo Studio” by NOW Magazine!

We provide an impeccably sterile, hygienic service and environment, in excess of Toronto Public Health Standards and Guidelines. Our piercing professionals come with a wealth of training and experience which allows customers to achieve the look they desire with ease and excitement. Black Line Studio looks forward to giving you the best labret piercing service and result in Toronto!

Piercing Location A labret piercing is achieved by placing a stud just below the centre of the bottom lip, just above the chin. This piercing can be located on either the left or right side of the mouth, as well as near the center, accenting the lower lip with a single stud, hoop, or other piece of jewelry.

Jewelry Options – Your piercer will guide you through the exciting process of selecting your favourite piece of jewelry. The labret piercing jewelry style options include a variety of labret studs. Black Line Studio does not advise removal of jewelry for at least 4 to 6 weeks post your piercing service. Whether before or after the piercing is completely healed, when it comes to changing the jewelry, we recommend that you consult with your piercer

Aftercare – When following Black Line Studio’s after care protocol, the healing time for a labret piercing is typically 4 to 6 months. However, it’s important to keep in mind that ultimately, the time it takes for your piercing to heal depends on how well your body responds to the piercing, as well as how carefully you follow the aftercare procedure.

When you first get your labret piercing, your piercer will most likely use a larger stud to accommodate for the swelling and tenderness that is likely directly following your appointment – this is because smaller piercings have a higher chance of healing incorrectly by becoming partially embedded in the skin, which can cause more significant issues that may require a longer recovery time.

As your piercing takes the time it needs to heal, there are a number of important steps to follow as part of the aftercare procedure in order to help this process finish quicker and as smoothly as possible. First and most importantly, it’s important to keep your piercing site and your mouth as a whole clean and free of any harsh foods or chemicals such as mouthwash, sunscreen, or makeup near the piercing site, as these can irritate the skin and potentially even introduce an infection to your piercing site.

In addition, take care when chewing your food, avoiding harsh or intense movements such as chomping in order to protect your piercing and your teeth as you get used to the new weight inside your mouth.

It is also essential to maintain rigorous oral hygiene over the entire course of the healing process, taking the time to keep your piercing and your mouth clean by brushing your teeth after every meal and flossing regularly to keep your mouth as sterile as possible. Avoid sleeping on your piercing, and make sure not to indulge in any activities that can harm your piercing, such as drinking or smoking.

Contact Black Line Studio at [email protected] to book your appointment for the best labret piercing in Toronto, or any piercing on the ear, mouth, face or body – we look forward to seeing you at the studio!

Frequently Asked Questions

While labret piercings will tend to hurt more than a standard ear piercing, they generally tend not to hurt too much, and are on the lower end of the pain scale when it comes to lip piercings.

Labret piercings, as is the case with all lip piercings, come in contact with your gum line, and if pressed up against it constantly, can cause eventual gum recession, which may develop into tooth damage down the line. The best way to prevent this kind of damage is to follow a diligent aftercare routine.

Labret piercings heal fairly quickly, and do not usually cause many complications. However, at the end of the day, your body’s natural healing response will determine the exact length of time your labret piercing will take to heal.