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Topic: labret piercing
Posted By: NightWolf
Subject: labret piercing
Date Posted: November/26/2008 at 10:43pm
I was looking at the post about ear lobe stretching and someone said that if you were planning on stretching your lobes to pierce them at a larger gauge to save time, especially if you're planning on stretching them very large. My question to you is, does that apply to labret piercings too? Could I pierce my labret at say, a 6g? I'm planning on going to 00g.



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Posted By: ditadahmer
Date Posted: November/26/2008 at 10:49pm
you probably could. but 00g really isn't that big. so my advice is just pierce at a normal size and stretch up normally. it may be faster piercing with a bigger gauge but it may mean that you are less likely to down gauge if you don't want it anymore. 


Posted By: BlueTroll
Date Posted: November/26/2008 at 10:49pm
You could get a 6ga labret piercing.. done with a needle or a scalpel.. Do realize that that makes it much more permanent than a 14ga.
Punching is not generally done on "soft" tissue, because scalpelling works better.
I had my labret scalpelled from nothing to 2ga. I took it out, it closed completely.


Posted By: grundstuck
Date Posted: November/27/2008 at 4:18am
Scalpelling is the solution if you don't want to wait a lot of time. You have too to remember that that is a permanent mod, it depends by your body but not everyone's large gauge labret will close even if they don't wear jewelry for a lot of time.
Back in topic, you can have it scalpelled directly at 00g (9mm) if you want without having to wait for it to be healed and then start stretching. Remember too that people with scalpelled lobes/labrets usually says that they tend to stretch a lot (1 or 2 sizes bigger) in a small period of time. If you don't want to go beyond 00g(9mm) then you should scalpel it at a 'small' size like  6g(4mm) or 4g(5mm) in my opinion.


Posted By: Uraniumhobo
Date Posted: November/27/2008 at 4:51am
Originally posted by grundstuck

Scalpelling is the solution if you don't want to wait a lot of time. You have too to remember that that is a permanent mod, it depends by your body but not everyone's large gauge labret will close even if they don't wear jewelry for a lot of time.Back in topic, you can have it scalpelled directly at 00g (9mm) if you want without having to wait for it to be healed and then start stretching. Remember too that people with scalpelled lobes/labrets usually says that they tend to stretch a lot (1 or 2 sizes bigger) in a small period of time. If you don't want to go beyond 00g(9mm) then you should scalpel it at a 'small' size likeĀ  6g(4mm) or 4g(5mm) in my opinion.


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Posted By: LUSTTT
Date Posted: November/29/2008 at 3:58pm
i know a few piercers that wont pierced with a large gauge needle for a labret
but if you can find one that wil go for it


Posted By: BrandonV
Date Posted: November/29/2008 at 4:37pm
Because gum erosion is always an issue with labrets I always reccommend to pierce it and then stretch to see how your gums deal with it. Maybe pierce it at a 10ga. Closer to the goal but small enough that it will close up if you notice problems.

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Posted By: HellCat13
Date Posted: November/29/2008 at 7:36pm

I would say just pierce with the normal size and stretch it after, and else i u really can't wait u can go for scalpelling



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Posted By: josh1212
Date Posted: November/29/2008 at 7:43pm
How painful is the guaging process of the lip?


Posted By: hellodave
Date Posted: November/29/2008 at 8:11pm
Originally posted by josh1212

How painful is the guaging process of the lip?
 
It's stretching, not gauging.
Everyone's different, so no one can really say how painful it is. Stretching shouldn't really hurt at all though.
If you're dedicated to a mod, pain shouldn't be an object.
 
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Posted By: LUSTTT
Date Posted: November/29/2008 at 10:00pm

stretching isnt painful but if your stretching your lip it might become sore and be a lil tender when you eat



Posted By: josh1212
Date Posted: November/30/2008 at 1:08am
for sure just curious for later mods ifI wanna scalp or pierce and "stretch" lol sorry I said gauge


Posted By: grundstuck
Date Posted: November/30/2008 at 4:43am
Stretching a labret is a llong time process, you'll have to listen to your body and wait a lot of time if necessary. It doesn't hurt at all, i stretch only when i can accomodate the next size jewelry and it doesn't become tender and sore after a stretch.


Posted By: eatenplacenta
Date Posted: November/30/2008 at 10:55am
my labret piercing doesn't bother me after a stretch either. i too wait until i can accommodate the next size up and i don't have any swelling or tenderness. i've stretched from 16g(1.3mm) and i'm now at 15/32"(11.9), and haven't had any scalpel work done. you can have it pierced larger if you wish, or just have it scalpelled. i don't want any scalpel work done personally but if you want to have a jump start it is a good option.


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Posted By: Uraniumhobo
Date Posted: November/30/2008 at 2:58pm
mine has never bothered me either nor has it swelled or got tender ad i can just eat fine

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