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My beautiful labret

en thinking about getting a piercing ever since I got my tattoo and had decided on getting my tongue done. My parents weren't very supportive of that idea so I decided to get my labret done instead. It isn't really a piercing that you see a lot, compared to nose piercings and navels so i was looking forward to having a piecing that wasn't so mainstream. It took awhile to convince my parents to let me get one but I finally did and thats what led to my beautiful labret piercing. The day of the piercing I was soo nervous I couldn't breathe. I almost had a panic attack on the way to the studio but when we got there I kinda relaxed. I already kinda knew what to expect cause I'd been reading up on all kinds of piercings on BME but there's still that fear when you go in to get your first piercing. For one thing I'm a little bit of a hypocondriac so I was really worried about the sterilization. I was reassured though when I saw that I couldn't even wear shoes in the place. After I payed for the piercing I decided to go have a quick smoke before the piercer was ready. The smoke was a good idea because it helped to calm my nerves a little as well. When we got bck inside, they led me and my dad into the piercing room and I met my piercer, Denise. She was really sweet and totally calmed me down. She explained everything to me, about cleaning and what to expect of the piercing. Me and my dad signed the sheets they gave us while Denise got everything ready. When we were all ready she put iodine on my lip and numbed the inside with this cherry flavored stuff. It didn't taste that great but when the needle went through I was sooo glad she did it. Then she marked my lip and asked me if it was where I wanted it, i wanted it exactly in the center. I had read stories on BME about people who got their labret pierced and later realized it wasn't straight so I made everyone check it out. Eventually I was convinced it was strait (it was exactly where she had put it originally) and I was ready to do it. Denise told me to lie down and she put the clamp on my lip. That part wasn't bad at all, i just felt some pressure on my lip. Then she told me to take 3 deep breaths and that she'd do it on the count of 3. The pain wasn't that bad but it still kind of pinched, I thought it would be a lot worse though. When she got the jewellery in, I looked in the mirror and fell in love with my new piercing. On the way home I couldn't stop playing with it, I'd been warned and warned not to but I couldn't help it, it was like a new toy. After the numbing went away it kinda felt a little tender but besides that it was fine....until the next day. When I woke up I had this horrible pain in my mouth. I had gotten a fishtail and it was kind of grinding against my lip, I thought that was bad enough but then I went to turn it to the other side, I felt a totally new kind of pain. It swelled up a lot and I started thinking I had an infection (the hypocondriac coming out in me again). We went to see Denise again about a week after I got the piercing and she said it was healing great. She gave me a new fishtail and adjusted it for me and now it feels fine...even though the first week has really been a bitch I love my piercing more than ne thing. The only bad part is that the place where I just started working doesn't allow piercings and they're trying to get me to take it out. So far I've been able to hide from the manager but if it comes down to it, I'd rather quit my job then take out my piercing... I love BME, it helped me a lot when I was trying to figure out what kind of piercing I wanted and its just an awesome site...ne one who's thinking about getting a labret piercing should read all the stories on this site because you get a lot of insite on what's going to happen...If you get your labret pierced I would recommend lotz and lotz of advil, ice and ne thing cold. Also I rinsed with sea salt water constantly and that really helped soothe it. I do have some scar tissue though so LISTEN TO THE WARNINGS and don't play with your piercing. Ne ways thanks for letting me share my experience...byebyes Jade


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 15 Sept. 2000
in Lip Piercing

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Artist: Denise
Studio: Divine
Location: Calgary%2C+AB

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