Smiley Piercing should – like all other piercings, by the way – only be done in a professional piercing studio. Non-professional piercing could lead to severe inflammation Smiley Piercing. Also, it would help if you first clarified with a piercer whether the Smiley Piercing could even be stung on you. Not everyone has the lip frenulum strong enough or intact enough to be pierced.
How to do a Smiley Piercing?
Pricking the lip frenulum piercing is relatively straightforward. Since the piercing is located in the mouth, the piercing site is neither disinfected nor marked with a pen, as is usual with other piercings.
To ensure that the frenulum is tight and enough space to pierce, the upper lip is first lifted with special forceps. A hollow needle is then used to insert the piercing. As a rule, the Smiley Piercing has a thickness of 1.2 to 1.6 millimeters. If the thickness is less than 1.2 mm, there is a risk that the piercing will grow out.
When pricking, there is always the risk that the ligament will tear. However, this should not happen in a professional piercing studio. Also, the frenulum usually grows back together after a few weeks.
Smiley Piercing Pain
The smiley piercing is one of the minor painful piercings ever because the lip frenulum consists only of mucous membrane tissue that is neither supplied with blood nor pervaded by nerves.
Smiley Piercing Risks
Since the lip frenulum piercing is only pierced through the mucous membrane tissue, inflammation or other complications rarely occur after stabbing. As a rule, the smiley is completely healed after two to three weeks.
However, since the lip frenulum is very thin, there is a risk that the piercing will grow out over time. Also, the piercing can be perceived as annoying while eating.
However, the greatest danger is that the smiley piercing can damage the teeth or damage the gums. Since the piercing exerts constant pressure and friction on teeth and gums, wounds can occur, the gums recede, or even the tooth enamel can be rubbed off.
In the worst case, the lip frenulum piercing can damage the bone that lies under the gums and thus promote chronic periodontitis. From a dental point of view, a piercing on the frenulum is therefore not recommended.
To avoid tooth damage, the right piercing jewelry is crucial. Piercings are recommended, the balls of which are flattened on the inside or do not contain any balls.
Smiley Piercing Cost
How much does it cost to pierce a smiley face cannot be said in general terms. The costs usually vary from studio to studio and from region to region.
However, as a rule, you have to pay between 30 and 60 dollars for the lip band piercing. The price usually includes not only the piercing itself but also the initial jewelry and care products. It is best to inform yourself beforehand at the piercing studio of your choice. You can also find a price list online at many piercing studios.
Smiley Piercing Jewelry
As soon as your frenulum piercing has healed completely, you can have the initial jewelry used during the piercing replaced with other jewelry. You should definitely do this with your piercer. If you change the piercing yourself, you run the risk of tearing the lip frenulum.
Specially developed ball closure rings (small rings with a ball) with flattened lip band clamping balls, gentle on the teeth and gums, are particularly suitable for the smiley face. As already mentioned above, the material thickness should be between 1.2 mm and 1.6 mm. If the ring is smaller, there is a risk that the piercing will grow out. On the other hand, if it is larger, it rubs the teeth all the more.
If you want to damage your teeth and gums as little as possible, you can wear a barbell as jewelry. However, it should be noted here that the piercing is barely visible, as a barbell is tiny and is covered by the upper lip.
Smiley Piercing Healing
- Stay away from the piercing! The more you move it or play around with it, the greater the risk of inflammation.
- If it has to be: only touch the piercing with disinfected hands.
- Spray piercing two to three times a day (after each meal) with a special mouth spray and then disinfect with a mouth rinse to prevent bacteria accumulation. You can get mouth spray and mug rinse in the piercing studio.
- Brush your teeth regularly. But please be careful not to tear out the piercing accidentally.
Refrain from nicotine and alcohol until completely healed.
- Also, avoid acidic and spicy foods and dairy products in the beginning.