The Monroe Piercing is a type of piercing on the upper lip. It is located on the left side which is similar to the beauty spot of Marilyn Monroe. The most appropriate gauge labret for this type of lip piercing is usually 14, 16 or 18. When it is healed, the bars will be shortened. Other names for this piercing include Beezy piercing, Crayfish, Anti Bites or Angel Bites. The long barbells being used on the piercing looks the same with the antennae of a crayfish.
Those who want to have Monroe piercing will prefer to wear a jewelry which has a jewel or a metal ball at the tip.
Monroe Piercing Procedure & Pain
If you want to get your own Monroe piercing then you should first look for a reputable piercing shop. Make sure to check if the environment is clean and hygienic. The first thing that the piercing artist will do is to get a pen. He or she will mark the area where the Monroe Piercing will be done. Before starting the procedure, you should use a mouthwash to rinse your mouth. A clamp will then be placed on your upper lip. Afterwards, the piercer will insert a hollow needle through your lip. When the piercing has been completed, the piercer will then insert a barbell or a labret. Most of the time there will be some blood, but do not panic because the piercer knows how to take care of it so it will stop quickly.
Getting a Monroe piercing can be very painful. This particular part of the body comprises of a huge system of nerves. There is a slight danger that the piercer will hit the superior labial artery. It is specifically located just above the upper lip. However, the amount of pain may vary from one person to another. It will generally depend on the particular location of your piercing. Persons who can feel more pain are those who are having thick lips. Also, those whose facial muscles are well-exercised.
Most likely men are the ones who can feel more pain compared to women. This is because men’s skin on their upper lips is tougher due to constant shaving. It is hard to pierce a tough skin. Players of brass and woodwind instruments have huge muscles around their mouth. They use their orbicularis oris in playing these instruments. These players will likely have more pain when they get their Monroe Piercing.
This piercing is just like other piercings. It has the tendency to cause some long-term infections to the teeth and gums. The reason behind this is that the metal on the jewelry will constantly rub against them. Most likely, it can cause damage to the tooth enamel otherwise known as gum recession. In order to reduce this particular problem, you can use the plastic labret studs.
Monroe Piercing Price
Most likely, a reputable and professional piercing parlor will ask between $25 and $80 if you want to undergo this process. The Monroe Piercings jewellery is pretty affordable and ranges from a couple dollars to fancy high-end hundred dollar piercing jewellery.
Monroe Piercing Healing Time
One of the benefits of having Monroe Piercing is that it can heal quicker compared to other kinds of piercing. This is because it is located in the lip area. According to professional piercers, the monroe piercing healing time is usually between 8 to 12 weeks. However, for others it could also heal within 3 to 6 weeks.
13 Monroe Piercing Examples
14 Monroe Piercing Jewelry Examples
Monroe Piercing Aftercare
Most often, after having your Monroe Piercing, your lip will swell. That is why, it is very important to have an oral as well as a facial aftercare. This way, the two sides of the jewelry are always clean. This kind of piercing is prone to infection, which is just like any other type of lip piercing. Because of this, it is critical that you have to make sure that the piercing is cleaned always. If the piercing has been taken cared of properly then there will be no scars.
How to clean your Monroe Piercing?
Before you start cleaning your piercing, you have to wash your hands thoroughly. Use a cotton ball soaked in warm salt water and clean the area of your piercing. While cleaning, try to rotate the jewelry. When taking a bath, use an antibacterial soap and warm water in washing the piercing. Dry it gently with the use of a clean tissue.
We generally recommend these two products that will have you covered in 99.99% of the cases if you follow the instructions properly.
Dr. Piercing’s Aftercare swabs are developed exclusively for the care and cleaning of piercings and help prevent infection. These swabs are conveniently packaged using advanced technology for easy, sanitary application. These piercing aftercare swabs are most commonly used 2/day for the first week and 1/day for the next 3 weeks. This completes the pack in 4 weeks and after this point, good routine hygiene with liquid soap (anti-bacterial if preferred) and water should continue the healing process.
This Piercing Aftercare Spray is enriched with over 60 trace elements and minerals from the richest coral reefs of the ocean along with natural antibacterial enzymes which kill bacteria & help protect healthy living cells. Natural Healing & Cleansing Solution H2Ocean safely removes dried discharge and lymph secretion when used every 2-3 hours.
H2Ocean increases circulation to the body or mouth piercing and accelerates the healing process. It will also help reduce lumps and scars. This formula remains sterile in the state of the art can. H2Ocean non-aerosol dry mist sprayer is ozone friendly and the can itself is recyclable. It is absolutely vital when taking care of a piercing to make sure that bacteria isn’t introduced to the affected area, and the only way to do this is by using a sterile formula like this one. In the case of an oral piercing we also recommend getting the aftercare mouthwash to protect your new piercing.
Monroe Piercings looks elegant or they can also look dramatic. If you want to achieve a Marilyn Monroe look then you can get this type of piercing on your face. Regardless if you are searching for something new or maybe a piercing fanatic then a Monroe Piercing can look fantastic and elegant on you.