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labret piercing


I've been wanting to get a labret piercing... but I haven't yet convinced Ben, and I'm a little nervous about the possibility of gum erosion (although most people say that's only a problem if you play with the piercing constantly). But I'd like you guys's opinions... So I'm going to post a few photos, look at them please and then vote. ;-)

Please excuse the silliness -- you try photoshopping a piercing on! It's not easy!


It'd probably look a lot like hers or hers.

What do you think?

get it -- it suits you.
13(36.1%)
...neutral...
10(27.8%)
yuck!
13(36.1%)

feelings: curious
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Comments
buddhman1 ══╣╠══
Yeah, the gum erosion thing isn't too much to worry about. I had a labret piercing a while back. If you keep it clean, you really have nothing to worry about. It doesn't even hurt that much, really. Just make sure you eat a lot of Icees or Sonic's slushes for the two days immediately afterwards. And take a lot of Aleve.
fire
maladroitkat ══╣fire╠══
I think you'd look really pretty with your nose pierced. It only looks good on certain girls, but I think you're one of them. Something small, of course. A small diamond or a stud of some sort. :)

Take care.
garrulous
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
welllll... I just don't like the idea of having something in my nose. Don't know why... I do like the way the little gem studs look though.
vanillarosekiss ══╣╠══
I am neutral on it, like the last picture it looks really good on u both the other two it sorta is out of place...like its not fitting, which is weird, bc ur the same person in all thr pictures...but I mean if its something u really have wanted do what makes urself happy! =)
garrulous
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
It probably looks more out of place on the first two 'cause they're professional, and I just penciled a dot for the 'stud.' The last one is a mere self-photo, so it looks more sensible there 'cause the photo's low quality to begin with. I wish I could actually make a real-looking photomanip with the piercing.
oblivion_moon ══╣╠══
I have my labret pierced and it never bothers me...that only thing that I don't like about it is that it is the first thing that people notice about me when they meet me.

I have my eyebrow and nose pierced too and those aren't noticed as much.

I do agree with the other person that said that a nose piercing would look good on you though ^_^
darkpool ══╣╠══
I don't think it really suits you. You have a very "natural" look and it seems like getting your labret peirced would change that.
jedibubbles ══╣╠══
I'm personally neutral on it--not sure why you want it--but you DO have the lips for it, and I think it kinda suits you. Soooo, if y'wanna, go for it.
kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
yea, i dunno... i think you're pretty without it. if *you* really want it, you should go for it, but i think you're just beyootiful without any metal on ur face =)
garrulous
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
thank you! *blush*
tinystages ══╣╠══
i think it will draw away from your beauty a lot, and you are very beautiful. i've known too many people with horror stories getting either there or their tongue pierced (like either losing some of their tongue or infections--yes, i know those only come if you "don't take care of it" which isn't always true). just get your ears pierced again, if you feel like piercing. ;)
garrulous
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
...you are very beautiful.

Wow! Thank you.
tinystages ══╣╠══
you're welcome. it's the truth. :)
eternitywaiting ══╣╠══
I think it's cute, but you do have to bear in mind consequences to getting it done. I have my nose peirced, and like someone else said about their labret, it's the first thing people notice (mine being especially noticable because I prefer rings to studs.) I think it's fabulous and I've grown used to ignoring ignorant stares (which I've had to do for so many years anyway it's second nature to me now.) But if you're worried about other peoples' perceptions, you might want to pause - I ran into a HUGE problem with my mother-in-law because of my ring, and I wasn't expecting that one. (She actually forbid me to meet her husband's parents unless I took it out, so I haven't met the whole family yet.)

I still say get it. I think it's cute and would look sexy on you. (I was going to do mine too, but the bones in my lower jaw weren't formed right - it's a long story - and if I bumped it I'd lose my bottom teeth. So upon doctor's order, no labrets for me.)

I think if you DO decide to get it, you'll fall in love with it so much you won't give a damn about what other people think. I say go for it.
garrulous
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Well, part of the reason I want the labret is because I want people to think I'm weird. I like that -- which is part of the reason I have such long hair and wear odd clothes. And I like 'unintentionally' pissing off traditionalists. If they complain, that gives me reason to avoid them. "well, I shouldn't go see her because my piercing freaks her out, and I don't want to offend." ;-)

Thank you for the vote of confidence!

And your new icon keeps confusing me -- I had gotten so used to seeing the old one that I keep thinking, "who is this new person?" It's cute though -- did you draw it?
eternitywaiting ══╣╠══
Yeah, I have to admit, "pissing off traditionalists" is a great benefit to extraneous piercings. :-)

I actually used some different bridal clipart and manipulated it into something new. I'm not too great with realistic human figures, mine are always a little cartoon-y. Example - She's my "anime me." :-P
mabels ══╣╠══
Im certainly not against pierceings...but well, youve got such a gorgeous natural face Id hate to see you change it. You dont need pierceings to add to your beauty...I think it would only be distracting from it.
mabels ══╣╠══
Just wanted to edit...I think you will look very beautiful WITH the piercing also. I dont think its ugly or icky...and I think it will suit you...but I think you really dont need it...if that made sence.
garrulous
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Well thank you! I don't want it to 'improve' my looks necessarily -- honestly, I think it's just that I love to customize everything, and my face is completely uncustomized right now. ;-)
mabels ══╣╠══
Ah, well then customize away =)

P.S. i like the below the lip pierceig idea better than the nose. Nose pierceings are just so common.
karmama ══╣╠══
modeling
Before you decide to do it, You might think about how it would affect your modeling career. Even with a stud in, there will still be a hole. I think you would look really good with a nose jewel, but it is up to you.
garrulous
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Re: modeling
yeah, I thought about that -- but I'll never get into modeling as a career, because I don't want to give other people control over my body, and to make a living as a model you pretty much need to starve yourself. I just think of modeling as another outlet for my creativity.

hmmm, everybody seems to think a nose jewel would look good on me... maybe I should consider that.
moody_godess ══╣╠══
im actually a big fan of the labret piercing. i think its actually quite pretty on most people who get it. but on you, i dont think it suits your preciously beautiful face. i agree with someone who said a small nose stud would seem to suit you better.

i think the labret on you is just too symetrical on you... i know, that sounds funny. but i dont see you as a symetrical person.

but of course, you're gorgeous no matter what you do. i for one, dont have any creative piercings... i've always wanted my tounge pierced but i mumble enough and dont think i could get away with it at work ..ill get too many old people looking at me like im insane. ill stick to tattoos ;) i can cover those up when i need to.

xo
garrulous
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
what an awesome response! My affection for you just went up a bunch of points when I read "i dont see you as a symetrical person"!!!

It's odd, because I'm not a symmetrical person -- which is why I want the tattoo under my right eye -- yet I had to have my ears pierced twice each... I might get a third hole in one of them though.

gosh, everybody wants me to get my nose pierced! Maybe I should!
moody_godess ══╣╠══
well good then! cuz you were either gonna understand what i was saying or thinks me insane. coulda went either way. im glad it went the good way. hehe

honestly, i dont think you should do anything to change the look of your face. you are purely stunning as you are. if anything , i see you getting a tattoo on the back of your neck. i dont know why, perhaps cuz all that lovely long hair will cover it up..and then when it is wisped up, its a mysterious and lovely surprise to be seen.

but hence, i am not the one to choose for you. do what speaks to ya and waht makes you happy. but there is an overwhelming census here for a small nose stud. hmf.

xo
mabels ══╣╠══
What kind of tattoo? I have a tattoo dreamed up for my right shoulder blade but I probably wont ever get it. Primarily because Im sure that Id want it half the time and the other half Id want a bare back...but once you get it you cant play naked one day, art mural the next, and then switch back to a blank slate at whim.

Plus Im afraid i wont find an artist who will do exactly what i want how I want it. My sister drew up an egyption cat for her back and the tattooist botched the eye and added things to it that she ended up disliking.
garrulous
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══

(those are drawn in liquid eyeliner on my face)
It would be around the chicken pox scar I have there -- I love that scar and want to highlight it... also the tattoo has special meaning for me -- it's abstractly a cross (symbolizing my love for Jesus) and a dragonfly (my symbol for Ben) and waves of water or air (because I love water and want to fly).

I'd definitely be very very careful finding a tattoo artist if I got it done -- that story of what happened to your sister is awful!
mabels ══╣╠══
I like it! yes, definately shop around for an artist. I think my sister had a coupon and used that person.
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