The Ashley piercing is considered one of the rare “true” lip piercings, consisting of a single puncture centered on the lower lip. The Ashley lip piercing jewelry exits through the lip and into the mouth, distinguishing it from the somewhat similar vertical labret piercing.
Most people that get an Ashley piercing to choose a labret stud with a small gemstone, charm, or ball, making for a subtle and elegant look that makes a unique style statement.
An Ashley piercing should only be done by a professional piercer. First, the piercing location will be carefully cleaned and prepared. Typically, your piercer will discuss the location with you to ensure perfect positioning. Then, the piercing needle will quickly be pushed through. Finally, the labret stud will be inserted, and the piercing is complete! It’s a very quick process!
Like any piercing, the pain level of an Ashley piercing depends largely on your personal pain threshold. However, because of where it is located, this piercing does tend to be considered one of the more painful lip piercings. Many people with an Ashely piercing describe it as a sharp but fairly quick pinch. As the piercing heals, you will have swelling and tenderness that will dissipate over time.
Expect swelling to be worse in the morning and decrease throughout the day, and to continue to come and go for weeks to months. Be careful when eating with your initial jewelry in place as it is longer to allow for swelling.
The healing process for an Ashley piercing takes 6 months to 1 year before the site is completely recovered.
Taking proper care of your Ashley piercing can make a big difference in your overall healing time, and is important to help you avoid any issues such as infection and healing bumps. Your piercing artist will provide you with specific information about aftercare procedures and will recommend products to clean or treat the area.
Here are a few things to know about the Ashley piercing aftercare process:
If you’re searching for a unique way to express your personality with a stylish lip piercing, an Ashley piercing might just be right for you. With a versatile look that can suit just about any style, Ashley lip piercings are the perfect option for anyone looking for something a little different.
At Almost Famous Body Piercing, we provide professional piercing services as well as an extensive selection of Ashley piercing jewelry. Here, you can be confident that your piercing will be safely handled by a highly-trained expert, ensuring optimal results and a look that you’re happy with.
Almost Famous Body Piercing has piercing shops in Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Illinois, making it easy to find a location near you. Learn more about Ashley piercings by contacting the Almost Famous team or visiting one of our locations today.