Lip Piercing...Should I or not?

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  1. TheDance511 macrumors 6502

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    Hey all I am considering getting my lip pierced.. I have one ear piercing no big deal haha...I have wanted to do it since I was 16 years old and now I am 18..for the better part of 8 months... Does anyone know someone who has their lip done? Or mayeb somebody that did it themselves? Any sttories? If so please tell me? Anything I left out maybe? ...Much thanks :cool: :apple:
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    If you're going for a lip piercing make it centred or get a vertical labret or something. The ones that are on just one side or the other just look emo.
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Personally I would recommend that you do not do it for a variety of reasons.

    Just remember that once you do it, you cannot undo it. There will always be a scar/mark on your lip.
     
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    im gonna go against this too. I friend of mine had it done hated it. Got infected (mostly his fault, he isn't way up there on sanity.)
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    this is just plain untrue. some people will scar, others won't. different bodies act different ways. and the way you get pierced/gauge matters as well.
     
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  7. TheDance511 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hahaha emo...ya that would be worse than an infection:D
     
  8. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    WHY? If you trying to divert attention from how you look then maybe but not only is infection a real probability its going to make you just look freaky. Why not a bone through your nose?
     
  9. TheDance511 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :)
    The reason is more like to me anyway..feeling the pain for something you want..its such a metaphore to me... i realize it will look bad at job interviews and stuff liek that but i donno i can jus take it out i guess...i mstill thinking on it anyway...i jsu wanted some opiniosn n thanks all
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    Then even if you dont like it you will allways have a scar, this isnt trying to get personal but are you unhappy with your looks?
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I guess I should have said YMMV.

    I knew some folks who really wish they never got a piercing due to the scars and other problems such as infections. Gross.

    To the OP, it's your body. Treat it well as it has to last a lifetime. :)
     
  12. TheDance511 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah.. i do have some confidence issues with my looks.. im not UGLY though i know....but i donno...the only reason i wouldnt do it is because of the scar... but i think i would still wanna do it even if i looked amazing..and icant be that bad because i always manage to get nice looking gf's..maybe thats not why htough..anyway... ya that sums it up lol
     
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    how do piercings make a person look freaky? i have two facial piercings. had three. not to mention my ear piercings. they are a personal decision done for a variety of reasons. there is no reason to stereotype people simply because of a piercing.

    so long as you take care of your piercing, keep it clean. and under no undue stress you will never have any problems with it. ive had my labret pierced for over a year now with no issues.

    TheDance511, educate yourself more about piercings. the different types, the different gauges and things that need to be done to keep it healthy before getting it done. www.chicagopiercing.com has a LOT of great info
     
  14. TheDance511 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you PlaceofDIS... you have been supported and i appreciate it very much..once again thank you:)
     
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    You can get transparent plugs for them if you need to remove the metal for job reasons.


    Yes, and I've known some folks who have several and little or no complications whatsoever. Depends on who you ask, the quality of the piercer, type of jewellery, body's ability to heal, etc. YMMV indeed.
     
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    i second what placeofdis described - definitely find out as much as you can about the piercing you want in advance (healing time, how to keep it clean, etc.). and definitely find a reputable piercer. and take a friend with you when you go - the moral support can definitely help!

    i've had my tongue pierced for 9 years now and have not had any problems with it. my dentist has been on my case a bit, warning me about the potential to break teeth with it (which is possible, but so far, so good). i've never had any trouble finding a job or with anything else, for that matter. ignore the people who think it's freakish - if you want it and can take of it so it doesn't cause any health problems for you, go for it.
     
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    I had a lip piercing for about 5 years. Took it out a few years ago cos

    1. getting bored of it, and my life was changing a lot
    2. sick of seeing little kids running about with the same piercing thinking they were cool. :)

    Have it wherever in your lip you want. If you care about what others think, some locations look better than others. It also suits some faces better than others. If you have a thick bottom lip, then a ball under the centre can look good, but check it's in proportion to your lip and general face.

    Make sure it's with a pro piercer, someone who is well respected in the piercing community, and listen to their advice regarding aesthetics and hygiene. Visit the studio for a chat first, and if you feel uncomfortable or pressured, or if you see any dirt, don't use that studio.

    I have no scar whatsoever. However, a little bit of my gumline is receded a couple of mm down one front tooth cos of the end of the labret bar (socket that holds the ball) was rubbing on it for 5 years. My dentist says its not a big deal and he can fix it, but I haven't been bothered to do it, as it's never visible. If it was visible, I would be annoyed and possibly regret it.

    You can take out lip piercings whenever you like for job interviews, meeting granny etc. Some people will say they close up if you take it out for more than a few mins. That's bollocks. Leaving it out overnight is possible, tho the hole will shrink, and you'll need a thinner gauge to insert in the morning.

    Some rings and labrets are more comfortable than others. Some were agony for me to wear after a few days, but swapping to a different labret bar, with a base a few mm wider made a huge difference.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Hmmm... I'm getting snakebites this summer. It's the hottest thing ever.

    :D

    People, who think peircings are bad, in a general statement, I think, are just uncomfortable with the fact that being unique (in this matter) depicts a bad person. My mother, for instance, thinks that people with peircings do drugs, get in legal trouble, etc., but she is sadly mistaken. Some of the most sincere and real people I know have peircings. I'm not saying that all are, it's just that people need to get over themselves and relize that people are different.

    I'm not saying this to anybody specifically, I'm just speaking my mind. I respect people who state their opinions, so I am not saying this out of anger or any other emotion. :]

    Will
     
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    you have got to be ******* me!?
     
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    I somewhat agree with you, but it doesn't matter if there is no reason. People with tons of piercings are generally considered "freakish" and not professional. Again, I don't totally agree with that, but that doesn't matter.

    That's like saying, I'm going to dress in dirty rags when I go outside in public because people shouldn't judge me by that. The fact is that they do...
     
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    Just remember you can't put in the transparent plugs until after the piercing has healed!

    I had my lip pierced and there is no scar. Do it for yourself, if you want to, but not because it's cool or emo or whatever. I personally didn't like the way mine looked on me, so I took it out. It hurt, cost me 50 bucks I could've used for something else. But I don't regret it. I now know that it hurts like heck and doesn't suit me :p
     
  24. Dagless macrumors Core

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    IMO, and it's flame worthy so I apologise in advance...

    Do it when you're a little more mature. Obviously I don't know you, but people do silly things they regret when they're young.

    Personally I don't see the point of it. I think such obvious facial peircings take away from the persons beauty, sorta like how some women (even men I suppose) cake themselves in makeup to look totally different.
     
  25. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    ah, the old "patching-trowel" approach to makeup!
     
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