Labret Piercing is a piercing the passes through the lower or upper lip area on the mouth this can also include cheek piercing. It is commonly mispronounced “luh-bray” when the actual pronunciation is “lay-bret”. The “T” is not silent as it is not a loan word from the French. As with most oral piercing, labret piercings in general heal quite quickly and easily.
Labret piercing of all kind has some sort of historical stem back to tribes from Africa northern America/Alaska, Mexico and South America.
Labret piercings are pierced at 16ga through to 4ga with a needle. For larger sizes scalpel and stretch is the best option.
Nostril piercing is usually performed with an 18ga to 14ga needle depending on the desired thickness of the jewellery. Nostril piercings can be done at larger sizes via piercing, dermal punching or stretching.
Recommended jewellery for healing is a captive bead ring or nostril screw or stud.
We know that nostril piercing has been performed by traditional people in north and south America, Africa, Asian to name a few. The earliest recording of nostril piercings are from the Christian bible and the holy text of Vedas, brought to India with the invasion of the Nordic Aryan tribes around 1500bce. India is of course most famous for nostril piercings. Through centuries in India this piercing has gone in and out of fashion – in more recent times on a Hindu girls eve of marriage shed often have her left nostril pierced.
Septum piercing is another form of piercing the nose through the central piece to wear a ring, circular barbell or even small barbell or plug. Sizes can vary from 16ga to 0ga initial sizes depending on desired end result.
Septum piercing has roots back to PapuaNew Guinea, Australia aboriginals, Africa South America and more.
Most other facial piercings, e.g. Eyebrow, anti brow, fore head, side burn, and bridge, are more of a modern day piercing without to much history beyond the new piercing movement of the last 20 or so years, give or take. These piercings are usually performed with 16ga – 14ga curved or straight barbells, or 14ga surface barbells and 14ga micro dermals. The jewellery is dependant on the placement and usually decided by your professional piercing.