Get ready for some info, because we need to get a little technical with this one. There's a piercing named the labret, and also the jewelry typically worn in the piercing, is also called a labret. The reason this can be confusing for some, is that labret jewelry is very popular and versatile. In other words, you could wear a labret (jewelry) in your helix piercing. So if there's one takeaway to remember, it's that there's labret jewelry, and a specific piercing called a labret.
Now that that's out of the way...
The labret piercing is generally said to be located below the bottom lip, in the center. The labret is an ancient piercing, and in many cultures materials like bone, horn or stone were used. Fun fact: we actually carry stone and glass options for stretched labrets, if you want to go old school.
But for the most part, people wear 14g or 16 gauge jewelry in their labret, just like most piercings. There are variations like the side labret, where the piercing is left or right of center, and there's the philtrum piercing, which is basically a labret that's above the lip, rather than below. There's also the vertical labret, which is pierced upward, through the lip. Vertical labrets are a bit more painful, and take longer to heal, than regular labrets. And they don't use labret jewelry. They're named for their position (where the labret piercing is located) but the jewelry used is a curved barbell.
If you want a piercing that draws attention to your lips, you can't beat labrets. They're elegant and beautiful, and there's a wide variety of gorgeous jewelry you can wear in them.
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