There are almost as many different locations for lip piercings as there are names for them. But whether you have snake bites, spider bites, a monroe or a medusa piercing, most can be down-played using the same retainer designs.Glass retainers
are very comfortable and will not irritate your piercing, but they often require a clear silicone o-ring
to hold the piece in place. You can also find clear acrylic retainers made for short term wear. They have the benefit of being inexpensive and will not break when dropped or from other impacts. Finally, there are also a few silicone retainer
designs that might be easier to blend into your complexion, and they have the extra advantage of sitting flush with your skin.
If you have cheek piercings and those dimples don’t quite hide them enough, a PTFE barbell
or flexible labret
might be the best tool for the job. While not entirely invisible, they remain more subtle than many common labret and barbell designs. They can also be trimmed to the perfect length for your needs, and the acrylic balls and discs are easy on the teeth.
Finally, there is the tongue piercing. This piercing is not usually obviously visible if you don’t want it to be seen, but there are still tongue retainers
available if you need to camouflage it in certain circumstances. For most of us, the tongue is extremely active, and any retainer you choose will need to be able to accommodate its movement. You don’t just need to take into account your ability to speak, but you may need to remain conscious of the hider design when you eat. PTFE barbells
are useful for this purpose. They are both flexible and if an acrylic ball is accidentally swallowed it shouldn’t cause any issues. A glass retainer
may not be quite as flexible as the prior example, but it is virtually invisible when in place.