Scene girls usually haev piercings. Most of the piercing are around or on the face. So many people, for whatever reason, can't get the lip ring they've always wanted. If you have the choice, always get it done by a professional. If you're going to do it yourself anyway, then why not be educated? Mainly the proper piercing needle. Safety pins are harder to clean than the regular or other professional needles and sewing needles should never be used because the piercing will not be big enough.
Cleaning your needle. This is a very important part. You don't know where any of these needles have been. If you have a packaged pro needle, then it has probably already been safely cleaned in an autoclave, so no worries. (Boiling the needle in water for no less than 10 minutes can work as a cleaning method, if you're using a sewing needle.)
Be sure to clean your jewelery properly. Though more caution was taken in manufacturing it, you can never be too careful!
Now, time to pierce your lip. Make sure the area you're in is clean; not sitting at some grungy bathroom sink. Have your supplies ready, laid out on a clean tissue. Don't get any unnecessary germs on them, and make sure you wear clean gloves. Once your gloves are on, be sure to not touch anything but the needle and clamp.
Start from the inside of the lip and slowly insert, Going through muscle tissue on the inside of your mouth is a lot easier than getting through the skin first and then going through the muscle layer. If you pierce it from the outside, it'll hurt more, as your epidermis will feel it, and it doesn't hurt quite as much from the inside, but is a bit more difficult, to be honest. Hold the area you're ready to pierce, and push through the first layer of muscle with your needle, and make sure you get halfway through your lip on the first push, that way you should be through the muscle layer on the inside and only have to do the skin on the outside, which is easier.. Again, be SURE this is where you want to pierce, and have it ready at a good angle. Instead of forcing the needle through, push your lip into the needle. This will reduce the pain, and will make the whole process go smoother. Another way is to put your finger behind your lip, where the needle will come out, and push, while pushing in the needle at the same time. The pressure will keep you from feeling as much pain, and will 'squish' your lip, which makes it thinner and easier to pierce through. Also a good reason to have a clamp not only for good grip is to reduce pain and make it easier for you to pierce.Follow-through For pro hollow needles, simply slip your jewelery into the end, and pull the needle out until the jewelery is in the hole, instead. Voilà! If you aren't using that spiffy gadget, here is how you do it; The only effective way to get it in can be annoying because the hole is still fresh, and tends to close up and become difficult to find once the needle is pulled out. Have your jewelery ready, and pull out the needle. Make sure you keep your eye on where the hole is, on the inside of your lip. Quickly slip the jewellery through and there you have it! Though this may take you multiple tries. Be careful, it will tend to close up quickly if you don't get it through within the first ten minutes of taking out the needle. Leaving the needle in longer will allow you to make a space for the jewelery to heal in. Go show off your new lip piercing to all your friends! But don't stop there! Be sure to clean it well, and don't take the jewelery out and thats how you pierce your lip by your self
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