Although there are diverse ways that a lip of an individual could be pierced, there is one style of piercing that is obvious when compared to others. This obvious piercing is nothing but the extremely sexy Monroe Piercing. While several people may not understand this fun fact, this kind of piercing is named after the remarkably beautiful and talented, infamous sex icon, the Hollywood artist, Marilyn Monroe. Her notably branded birthmark inspired this lip piercing style, which has turned out to be one among the most demanded piercings in all piercing studios across the world.
What is Monroe piercing?
A Monroe piercing is a lip piercing positioned off-center, over the left-hand side of the upper lip and is destined to look like the beauty spot of the Hollywood celebrity, Marilyn Monroe. Most women with this piercing favor a jewel or a metal ball on the external end. The lip can habitually swell significantly following the piercing and will require both oral and facial aftercare to maintain both sides of the jewelry sparkling at all times. Similar to all piercings, this style of piercing is likely to infect, so it needs a regular cleaning. However, if appropriately maintained, scarring will be less to none.
Health hazards of the piercing
Monroe piercing carries both benefits and risks. The benefit of the piercing is that the lip area usually heals quicker than other piercings, which normally takes from 8 to 12 weeks, but many people find it heals within 3 to 6 weeks.
When considering the risks, a Monroe piercing can be an extremely painful piercing procedure because this body area includes a large nerve system. There is a small jeopardy of piercing the higher labial artery, which lies over the upper lip.
The level of soreness experienced during the piercing procedure will vary between individuals and it counts on the specific piercing location, as well. Those having well-exercised facial muscles or thicker lips will have more muscle or flesh to pierce, so they may feel more distress. When compared to women, men may feel a little more pain because their frequent shaving can make their upper lip skin harder and tougher to pierce. The sphincter muscle about the mouth is used in the playing of woodwind and brass instruments. Consequently, artists who play these instruments are inclined to have a superior muscle around their mouth, and they may experience more distress during the process of piercing.
Harm to the teeth and gums
As with analogous piercings, a Monroe piercing can result in long-term harm to the teeth and gums. The disk at the rear part of the metal jewelry worn in this piercing will usually rub against them, causing a potential gum recession or harm to the tooth enamel. However, this problem can be minimized by wearing labret-studs, which are made of plastics.