Vertical labret piercing

What is a Vertical labret piercing?

Have you been putting much thought about going into one of those body piercing salons? For the past few decades or so, surface piercing or as it is more commonly known as body piercing, has been gaining back its popularity. Now there are several types of body piercing that a person can choose from. Say for example, a vertical labret piercing.

There is one thing to remember though, if you really have set your mind into getting a body piercing done and you walk into a shop and ask around, if they tell you that they would be using piercing guns; you better step out and look for another salon to go to. Since piercing guns can not be properly sterilized, using it for body piercing does not assure you of being safe from infection at all.

Although the most common of body parts that people have pierced first are the ears, there are several types of body piercing that are available these days. There is nose piercing, navel piercing, nipple piercing, nape piercing, tongue piercing and the labret type of piercing.

So what exactly is a vertical labret piercing?

Vertical labret piercing is the kind of piercing that can be found on the lower part of the lip area. Over the course of the years, this type of piercing has undergone a lot of changes. The labret’s name came from the type of jewelry that is usually worn with beads. Vertical labrets are jewelry that is pierced through the upper side of the lip and down to the lower part. The lowbret type of piercing on the other hand has a piercing all the way down to the chin. The medusa is located on the upper lip right between the center ridge of the lower lip.

Now if you do decide that a piercing is something that you really would want to do, you have to keep in mind that you should never try to pierce yourself or even ask a friend to use one of those Do It Yourself piercing kits. It is always advisable to go to a professional piercer’s salon and have it done there. There is such a high risk that the wound would get infected if you try piercing yourself.

Healing after a vertical labret piercing

You have to remember that when you have already had your piercing done, it would require a lot of aftercare on your part. This will ensure speedy healing. Do not use anything that the piercer did not recommend and do not do anything that they did not instruct you to do.

Vertical labret piercing, as well as other different types of piercing can be very sensitive and would need to be taken care of properly. Stay away from drinking alcoholic drinks and smoking as this slows down your body’s processes to heal itself. Wash the wound only twice in one day with a gentle antibacterial soap and clean water. Make sure your hands are very clean when you do have to touch your piercing.

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Ear Stretching

ear stretchingThe Art of Ear Stretching

Stretched earlobes are a type of body modification that is now being call as ear stretching. This method of body modification is dangerous and may lead to temporary or permanent damage. The best advice for one who is thinking about getting this procedure done is to get a professional to do this entire process of body modification. If at any time there is even a slight injury, it should be referred to a doctor for further advice.

Is ear stretching Painful?

It appears painless, but as you progress from one level of stretching to another level it starts becoming more and more painful. The initial step is to get your ear pierced. It is a normal piercing, the most painless happening of the act of ear stretching. You should get your ears pierced by an expert. Do not risk messing up this essential first step by having it done by an amateur or worse, by doing it yourself. Ask people you know who have already done ear stretching for advice on where to get it done.

Better listen to your friends who have already attained a high level of ear stretching.
The ideal way to stretch your ears is to be patient and gentle with them. Once your ears are pierced, wait for some time, such as a couple of months, before you start stretching your ears.

It is most preferred to let your ears stretch slowly by stretching the hole in a very gentle manner with the use of an expander. The expander is the most important tool to help you achieve excellent ear stretching and is a metal shape that expands in the hole of the lobe. There are various shapes for you to choose from

Is Ear Stretching easy

You can stretch your piercing on your own but utmost care and attention should be paid to the cleanliness of your hands and ears. You should sanitize your hands using hot water and preferably liquid antibacterial soaps if you decide to do ear stretching on your own. Just push the taper into the ear lobe as far as it can go without causing any bleeding. There might be some discomfort but it should not be painful.

Stretching of the ear should be done in a gradual manner. Let the taper remain in the ear for some time before you start to increase the stretching. You may use oil or some other lubricants during ear stretching if you find their use eases the process.

Do not rush when it comes to the stretching. Take it very slowly and gently. During ear stretching, it is imperative to remove the taper often to clean and sanitize the ear lobes. With the ear lobes getting larger, there will certainly be dead skin and bacteria which needs to be cleansed regularly.

Once the ear lobe starts expanding you may not need any taper anymore, but the use of different types and sizes of jewelry may automatically increase the size of the lobes. The use of exotic jewelry will also create an aspect of beauty to your act of ear stretching.