Unusual Lip Orbital Piercings

Mike Knight from Velvet Grip Family Tattoo in West Hollywood, California sent me this fascinating little lip project he did. I was a bit worried when I first saw it because there’s a right way to do this piercing and a wrong way, and the sad truth is that most of the time it gets done the wrong way. But I’m quite happy to report that what you’re seeing here is a healed project. Mike did it by first doing four lip piercings (two on each side) using 12ga labrets. When those healed, he replaced them with a pair of 12ga D-rings with gemstone beads, giving the client a unique bit of body art that I’d wager few have seem before.


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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by BMEzine.com LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by BMEzine.com LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

3 thoughts on “Unusual Lip Orbital Piercings

  1. I don’t think it looks very good. I’d like to hear from the wearer how comfortable it is day to day. While eating, drinking, etc… I have a labret and I tried to put a CBR in it. It was the right size, but when I drank from a cup the liquid leaked out the sides of the ring. So I just wear a regular flat back stud now. But I can imagine this piercing to cause problems like that. Or possibly feeling very uncomfortable during general wear.

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