October 12th, 2011
I’ve had my philtrum piercing since my 17th birthday and until recently had always used the standard labret stud that my piercer gave me. About a year ago I wanted to try a short post so that only the ball would show when I’d do things like smile wide or yawn, which previously would show off part of the post. Well, now I don’t recommend going too short with your medusa jewelry even if you are a perfectionist like me!
My medusa piercing looks marginally prettier without the bar showing when I’m cheesin’ (haha, that’s my photo up there in the header, all the way on the right), but I have found that I sometimes wake up with the flat back slightly embedded in my flesh. That’s an obvious sign that the post is too short—this is a 14g 5/16 post length. I’m going to take this out and put in a slightly longer stud to prevent this from getting worse—I think my old stud was a 1/2 inch post so maybe I’ll try a 3/8 length. I can imagine if you let this go on for too long you would start to see some problems. So this is just a warning to you all. What size/length jewelry do you guys wear in your philtrum piercing?Filed under Medusa Piercings | 2 comments.