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Different types of lip piercings


When the idea of a lip piercing comes to mind many might think of a simple labret or hoop piercing. The most popular lip piercing of all time would have to be the Marilyn Monroe inspired offset labret piercing.

Enjoy this visual diagram of all the different types of lip piercings that we put together for you our loyal wicked fans and customers.

diagram of the different kinds of lip piercings

 

There are many different types of lip piercings all with different names. Some piercings are directly on the lips, some are pierced on the surrounding area of the lips. Allow us to provide you with examples of several different types of lip piercings.

MONROE PIERCING


monroe piercing example lip piercing

monroe piercing

 

The monroe piercing on the lip is done on the upper lip on the person's left hand side slightly off center.

 

MADONNA PIERCING


madonna piercing lip

madonna piercing lip

 

The Madonna piercing is done opposite of the monroe piercing. It is done on the person's right hand side on the upper lip slightly off center.

 

MEDUSA PIERCING


medusa lip piercing

medusa piercing

 

The medusa piercing is done on the center of the upper lip.

 

JESTRUM PIERCING


jestrum lip piercing

jestrum lip piercing

 

The center of the upper lip is pierced like the medusa and goes through the lip and comes down to the bottom of the upper lip.

 

HORIZONTAL LIP PIERCING


horizontal lip piercing horizontal lip piercing

 

This rare piercing goes through the bottom lip usually coupled with a curved barbell.

 

VERTICAL LABRET PIERCING


vertical labret lip piercing

vertical labret lip piercing

 

This piercing goes through the top surface of the bottom lip and out the bottom so that both studs are seen.

 

DAHLIA PIERCING


dahlia lip piercing

dahlia lip piercing

 

The dahlia piercing is done on both sides of the end of the mouth.

 

LABRET PIERCING 


labret lip piercing

labret lip piercing

 

This piercing is opposite of the medusa where the piercing is done on the center of the lower lip.

 

ANGEL BITES


angel bite lip piercing

angel bites bite piercing lipAngel Bite piercings resemble a combination of the monroe and madonna piercings where both sides of the upper lip are pierced.

 

CYBER BITES


cyber bite lip piercing

cyber bites lip piercingCyber bites resemble a combination of the medusa and labret piercing locations where the top center of the upper lip and the bottom center of the lower lip is pierced.

 

CANINE BITES


canine bite lip piercing

canine bite lip piercing

 

Canine bites involve four different piercings on both the left and right side of the upper lip and bottom lip.

 

DOLPHIN BITES


dolphin bite lip piercingdolphin bite lip piercings

 

Dolphin bites involve two piercings on the center of the lower lip spaced accordingly.

 

 

SPIDER BITES


spider bite lip piercing

spider bite lip piercings

 

Spider bite piercings involve two piercings either on the left or right hand side spaced accordingly.

 

SHARK BITES


shark bite lip piercing

shark bite lip piercingsShark bites involve four piercings where two are grouped on the left side and the other two are grouped on the right side of the lower lip.

 

SNAKE BITES


snake bite lip piercings

snake bite lip piercingsSnake bites are done on the bottom of the lower lip with one piercing on the left side and the other on the right side.

 

There you have it, 15 different kinds of lip piercings to take into account if you are considering a lip piercing but don't know what to get. With an ever changing and growing body modification culture, there will always be new methods and jewelry that will manifest into new styles of piercings. So this list is just a reflection of popular lip piercings as of this moment.

 

 
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MelodyJustSTFU Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The images aren't working.
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Nebu-las Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Heya, the images dont work.   It might just be me, but I wanted to point it out.  Thanks. 
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xKevz95x Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   Artist
can someone help?? I want snakebites but doubled on one side like a spiderbite/sharkbite? so three in total. I can't find any examples of anyone else doing this. Does anyone know of any? Or what it could be called?
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BobMango4 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ah Im sorry, it is actually sharks, and maybe t-rex, which is two in four places, or maybe vipers or jokers
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BobMango4 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dolphins i think
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XxLest5000xX Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014   Photographer
shark bites
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Quinnlover15 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
I like Spiders, Snakes, or Sharks. I think they look better with rings, though.
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BlueGnosis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
I think vertical labret is the most attractive.  I don't know why I find it so beautiful.  Maybe it's just this person's lips in the picture I really like.  I think when you have a piercing in an area on your face that is one of your best attributes, it really draws attention to that area.  For instance, if somebody had gorgeous eyes but a horrible lips, they could get a bridge piercing so people's gaze would go straight to the shiny thing and therefore, their eyes.  Vice versa for lips.
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BornofOsiris1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
for shark bites do you have to be over eighteen? under eighteen do you have to have parent consent?
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Mookie-Mooks Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a friend with shark bites.
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YoungBpB Featured By Owner May 8, 2014

You Forgot Alien Bites.....
ALIEN BITES --- 3 on the bottom of your lip. it is where 1 on each side (like snake bites) then 1 in the middle (the Labret)


Alien Bites Description - the middle (labret) is usually a stud and the 2 on the sides are usually warn as horseshoes or seamless rings. (most people tend to use spikes a lot). remember the alien movies alien with the tongue that comes out to eat? that's the middle and the aliens fangs are the sides thus "Alien Bites".

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YoungBpB Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
You Forgot Alien Bites.....

ALIEN BITES --- 3 on the bottom of your lip. it is where 1 on each side (like snake bites) then 1 in the middle (the Labret)


Alien Bites Description - the middle (labret) is usually a stud and the 2 on the sides are usually warn as horseshoes or seamless rings. (most people tend to use spikes a lot). remember the alien movies alien with the tongue that comes out to eat? that's the middle and the aliens fangs are the sides thus "Alien Bites".

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SkwidVishus Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional
Facial piercings: Tactically, not a good idea....
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SunDill Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I want the angel bites... Really bad.
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Kaanio Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I want to get half of the snake bites... Just one piercing, on the left side under my lip. Is there a name for that?
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YoungBpB Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Standard Lip Ring.
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calthyechild Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Pretty sure that would just be a labret. :D
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Spider-Panda Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
perhaps a "spider bite"? lolol
jk
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SaphiqueX13 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is actually very useful, I have several characters with different lip piercings, but didn't know what they were called- Thank you for your help.
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WickedBodyJewelz Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
no problem! :D
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MiNMoKiTTY Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Cool! I've been thinking about getting one done but wasn't sure what all their names were so this was really helpful!
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WickedBodyJewelz Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Glad this helps :)
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nigellemieux Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Writer
What's just a single piercing through the bottom lip, on one side or the other called?
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YoungBpB Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Standard Lip Ring.
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Q-E-A Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's included as a labret 
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anime116 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
My friend showed this to me today, i found it very helpful and she's in love with it for whatever reason
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WickedBodyJewelz Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Yes! Thanks! tell your friend she's our friend too :D
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