The horizontal labret piercing through the upper lip can be simply considered a form of surface piercing.
The piercing looks very sexy and you will rarely see two people in the same room with this style.
The horizontal labret is executed like any other surface piercing, which results in two piercing balls placed on the lip. This one is sure to turn heads.
It’s not clear who invented this particular piercing. Be that as it may, it is one of the most unique lower lip piercings around. It most probably hails from the USA and is therefore still a rarity in Europe.
Given that it has only really emerged in recent years, It has no long history or ritual-based origins, but it is without a doubt a remarkable form of piercing.
A horizontal labret piercing can take between 24 days and 2 months to heal completely, rarely longer.
This type of piercing can be seen as both an external and an oral piercing, and should be cared for accordingly.
Like other mucous membrane piercings, in the first three weeks it should be cleaned with ProntoLind spray twice a day, and then with a ProntoLind mouthwash.
It is important to wash your hands before touching the pierced area and the jewelry itself—the hands should be kept away from the mouth.
ProtoLind mouthspray tastes good and helps to freshen your breath. It is ideal for when you’re on the go and should be applied after every meal in order to disinfect and cleanse the piercing area.
Disinfectant solutions containing alcohol or chlorine should be avoided. Mouthwashes are no substitute for proper care and should therefore be avoided.
The right nutrition is vital for oral piercings, and you will find detailed information on this topic in the care and maintenance section. Initially, the act of drinking may feel a little strange, but you will soon get used to it. Not to mention that kissing will be an entirely new experience.
This piercing uses sterilized titanium surface piercings which can be made longer or shorter depending on the customer’s preference. The balls can have a diameter ranging between 2.5-4.0mm.