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Monroe Piercing Scar

Monroe Piercing Scar

Having a Monroe piercing does have a sense of sensuality. However, there are times when poor care can lead to a scar just above your lip. To avoid this issue, read the following article on how to properly take care of a Monroe piercing...
ThoughtfulTattoos Staff
Isn't it interesting how so many people, regardless of age, are getting themselves tattooed and pierced. I for one am no stranger to either of those and have been quite proud of them too. However, when we talk about society and people in general, not everyone has the same opinion. With some of the most bizarre body piercings beginning to emerge every other day, it won't be a big shocker when you find some guy or girl walking down the street with his/her entire body pierced (and/or tattooed). An example of that would be the super-gorgeous, Monroe piercing. Obviously made famous by ultra-sexy Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, and Cindy Crawford, this lip piercing is a great hit among teenagers and many 20-somethings. However, what some new piercers slightly skeptical about this piercing is the supposed scar it could leave behind. There are specific steps which you can take to make sure that you are not left with any unsightly scar. So why don't we go over the precautionary instructions for the piercing and leave you with nothing more than a beautiful looking jewel on your upper lip.
Piercing Care Instructions
The most important thing to remember, while getting a tattoo or a piercing, is that personal hygiene is of utmost relevance. If you don't take care of yourself and your piercing, an infection is bound to occur. Which is why, you need to read the following precautionary tips so that you're not left with a lip piercing scar on your upper lip. Once you get the piercing done, even the professional piercer (whomsoever you chose) will provide the necessary aftercare instructions. But knowing them in advance is much more important because that way, you can make the decision about whether or not you want this piercing in the first place.
  • 2-3 times a day, you should rinse your mouth for a minute with mouthwash. Also, every time you eat something, make sure to use the medical-grade mouthwash (not a regular mouthwash).
  • Don't try to over-clean the jewelry or the area around it as it requires ample time to heal completely.
  • As the piercing takes about 6-8 weeks to heal completely, you can also rinse your mouth with saline water after each meal (to decrease the healing time).
  • If your upper right lip is swollen, apply ice over it. You can also use ice cream, ice pops, and frozen yogurt to reduce the swelling.
  • Brush your teeth at least 3 times a day to eliminate food particles from the mouth and reduce the amount of bacteria as well.
  • Try to stop or reduce the number of times you smoke in a day. It will only irritate the jewelry and could be one of the reasons for an infection.
  • If you are hypersensitive or allergic, you can purchase over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs to keep the pain and/or swelling to a minimum.
  • Don't wear makeup for sometime as you could move the jewelry while applying it. Also, using makeup and reapplying the foundation can irritate the piercing.
  • Eat small, bite-size portions of food and eat it as slowly as you can; there's no need to rush.
  • Don't touch the pierced jewelry without washing your hands with an antibacterial soap. Use the same soap to clean the piercing with a tissue paper or cotton swab.

Any kind of piercing done to our body is an injury, solely because it genuinely pierces through our skin. Hence, the pierced scar tissue will secrete certain amount of whitish-yellow fluid. The skin around the piercing will be tender, discolored, slightly swollen, and itchy. And due to all these issues, many parents can't be convinced to let their kids get piercings. On the contrary, getting scared of the Monroe piercing scar shouldn't let you and/or your parents keep you from making a decision for being an individual.
It is a given that if you pierce your skin with something sharp, your skin is going to react to it. There will be a noticeable scar, but if you follow the instructions given above, you can minimize the discoloration in that specific area. Every person's skin is different and it also reacts to certain things uniquely. To understand what's ahead of you, ask as many questions as you can think of before you make the final decision.