Lip piercing, as the name suggests, is the kind of piercing done on the lip. You can have the piercing done by a professional or do it yourself at home. Doing your own lip will save you money and time that could be spent visiting a professional.
However, you should know that it is a sensitive kind of piercing, and any kind of mistake could result in serious danger. It is, therefore, important that you learn how to properly do it by yourself to avoid risks if that is what you are looking for. Here is a step-by-step guide on lip piercing for beginners.
Reassuring Yourself of the Decision to Get the Piercing
The lip is a sensitive part of the body, and unlike some other forms of piercing, piercing your lip will expose you to a lot of pain to get it done. This is not the best type of piercing if you are not fun of any sort of physical pain.
However, it is not a decision that you need to worry about too much in case you are not decided on how long you need the piercing. This is because the hole can easily close up, leaving no signs of piercing if, at any point, you will feel like you don’t need it anymore.
Therefore, if you are ready for the pain that comes with the lip piercing, you can freely get the piercing because you have the confidence that the decision is reversible at any point you feel like.
Make Use of the Correct Set of Equipment
When it comes to body piercings, there is always the right set of equipment recommended for use. Ensure you have a professional needle for the piercing and avoid the temptation to use sewing needles at all costs.
The sewing needles may cause inconveniences such as some extra pain, and even worst, they may cause some infection, especially if they had been used on the fabric.
Thoroughly Clean Your Needle
This is among the important steps of the process. Even if the needles are professional, they are prone to dirt, and to always be sure of their cleanliness, you should get them thoroughly cleaned before using them for lip piercing.
The jewelry you will use for the piercing should also be cleaned. However, they are likely manufactured safe; there is nothing wrong with being on the safe side regarding your health and safety.
Get Ready to Pierce Your Lip
Preparing the piercing involves drying the inner part of the lip to be worked on using a piece of dry cloth or tissues. This helps in reducing the chances of salivating all over the hands.
The next step in preparation is putting a mark on the position of the lip you want the piercing. You also need a clean working space, not a dirty bathroom. This helps avoid germs that could cause infection.
You also need to get all the equipment needed for the process in your working space to avoid up and down movements.
Put on Some Rubber Gloves
However, the lip piercing is on your own body and done by yourself; you don’t need to go through the process that comes with cleaning blood and saliva mess all over your hands.
Start Working From the Inner Part of the Lip
The inner side is made of tissue that is easier to pierce through than the skin found on the outer lip. Penetrating the tissue to the skin using a needle is easier than penetrating the skin to the tissue.
Piercing beginning from the outer part of the lip will only have you endure more pain due to the extra force needed first to penetrate the epidermis of the skin.
To pierce, you will need to hold the lip with one hand near the area you want to be pierced and then gently push through the tissue to the outer side of the lip. It is easier to push the lip through the needle than to push the needle through the lip.
After getting the lip piercing, the remaining thing is to get the jewelry through the hole.