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Do lip piercings hurt?

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Lip piercings do hurt, but many find that their lip piercings hurt a lot less than they expected. Once the piercer has clamped the lip, he swiftly pierces the lip, causing a short, sharp sensation that is followed by the insertion of the jewelry.

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Pain is subjective, but many find they experience some form of discomfort during any piercing. Lip piercings are easy for a skilled piercer to perform, and they are done very quickly. Healing a lip piercing by using solution of ¼ teaspoon of sea salt to 1 cup of water decreases any swelling and pain after the procedure. The piercer should fit the customer with appropriate jewelry, either a labret bar or a captive bead ring made from a high-quality metal, such as surgical steel or titanium. The piercer should sterilize all equipment and should be experienced and competent at lip piercings.

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