At the beginning of this procedure you will have a dental bib put on you so that nothing from the procedure will get on you or your clothing. Then you will have to rinse your mouth out with some alcohol free mouthwash so that the mouth is clean before having the Monroe pierced.
After you rinse your mouth out the piercer will then clean location on your face with a disinfectant like Iodine before the procedure is performed to insure that the area is sterile. Then the piercer will mark the location for the placement of the jewelry.
The piercer usually lets the client see the location before it is pierced so that you, the client know where the jewelry and piercing will be placed on the body. You should be sitting while having this procedure performed. All Monroe piercings are different because everyone’s anatomy is different.
The Monroe piercing is a piercing located off-centre of the upper lip on the left side of the face, meant to resemble a beauty mark or beauty spot. It gets its name from the famous Marilyn Monroe.
Next, the piercer will clamp the tissue with some forceps that will hold the tissue or area in place for the procedure. The clamps assure that the area will not move so that the piercing will be straight. The clamps are a little tight so they may be uncomfortable but nothing unbearable.
The piercing of the Monroe is the process in which a needle is passed though the tissue of the area located off-centre of the upper lip on the left side of the face. Once the needle is though the tissue a Labret stud made of 316L implant grade surgical steel that is usually 1/4 to 5/16 of an inch long with a flat round disc on the back side and a round ball on the front is inserted in the hole that was made by the needle as the needle is removed.
This act is done at the same time. You see the jewelry actually fits into the end of the needle so the jewelry just slides right into place as the needle comes out, just as it should. The placement and wearing of the jewelry helps keep the piercing hole open because if the jewelry is removed for any length of time the pierced hole will close up.
There is usually some bleeding when you have this procedure performed so do not be alarmed because it is normal. The bleeding is different for everyone but it usually stops within just a few minutes. This may sound like a horrible procedure but it is not as bad as it seems. When you bite your lip by accident it actually hurts worse than having your Monroe pierced. The piercing is really quick and easy.
It is the swelling afterwards that hurts. Most Monroe piercings swell and the swelling can last anywhere from 1 day to 1 week depending on how the persons immune system is for healing and also on how the person cares for the piercing.
Cold stuff like Ice and ice cream help keep the swelling down you can also take an over the counter anti-inflammatory like Aleve or Midol. The healing time is usually 3 to 6 weeks.
There many different styles of jewelry that can be worn in the Monroe piercing even jewelry that will conceal the piercing for those of you worried about a job, school, parents or other reasons and there are many different reasons people get a Monroe piercing.
It seems to be really popular in society today and the Labret stud with a jeweled ball is the most popular type of jewelry worn in the Monroe piercing. Piercings are for anyone who wants to get one. As with any type of body modification, you should always do your research before having the procedure done.