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Which side should I get my lip and ears pierced?

Asked by xTheDreamer (845 points ) January 8th, 2012

I’ve done my research on piercings for about 4 years now. I’m now 20 and living abroad out of my parents house, I’ve decided that it’s finally time to do what I want to do.
Next month’s my birthday and I’ve decided to get an industrial and a side labret piercing. The only problem I’m having is that I’m not sure which side I should get each of them pierced. I know for a fact that I don’t want them both to be pierced at the same side of my face, because it might make my face look unbalanced or something.

So, which side should I get each of them pierced?
Oh I also have side swept bangs, that’s parted on my left and the bangs goes to my right. I don’t know if that plays a little bit of a factor but just letting you know.

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

This really isn’t as big of a deal as you’re imagining it to be. Just pick whichever you prefer. I chose to have my nose pierced on the right side, because there is a slight imbalance between my nostrils, one appears to be just a tiny bit higher than the other. I thought that wearing a ring on the right would make them look more level, and it did. That’s the only reason I can think of for there to be any reason at all to decide which side to pierce. Otherwise, it makes no difference at all.
As for your industrial, do you tend to sleep on one side more than the other? If so, get the ear pierced that is less likely to be touching the pillow.

xTheDreamer's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf Hm, thanks. I tend to switch from sides but I’m not sure with side I sleep on more than the other. So I’m going to pay a bit more attention to that then.

KatawaGrey's avatar

Get the labret on the opposite side of your dominant hand so that when you eat, you won’t jostle it while you’re healing.

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Sunny2's avatar

It’s the decisions you have to make that make life difficult. I believe that if you don’t like the results, you can let the puncture heal over and change your decision. No problem.

xTheDreamer's avatar

@Sunny2 Yea, it’s no problem indeed but it’s expensive for one piercing, so that’s the only con.

Sunny2's avatar

@xTheDreamer Sorry. I didn’t figure in a cost. I had mine done by a friend.

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