Lip Piercing Toronto Tattoo Shop

Lip piercings are gaining popularity today. What was once a symbol of the punk and goth is not a staple among today’s average person. A reputable Toronto tattoo shop typically offers over a dozen different lip-piercing options. Below are the most common lip piercings available today.


In honor of the musical icon Madonna and her mole, the Madonna piercing is the counterpart to the Monroe piercing. The piercing is placed on the right-hand side of the face just above the upper lip.


Named after Marilyn Monroe and placed in the location of her iconic beauty mark, the Monroe piercing is one of the most popular ones Toronto tattoo shops get. The left side just above the top lip is pierced in this case.


While a labret piercing is often considered to be a lip piercing, the lip actually isn’t pierced here. The labret is done right below the bottom lip above the chin. The location can vary depending on the facial structure and personal preference but that is the most common location Toronto tattoo shops place it in.


A medusa piercing is done in that little dip on the top of your lips below the nose. It is placed directly under the septum of the nose. It is crucial to go to a piercer from a reputable Toronto tattoo shop, as placement is key here. If it is placed incorrectly it will throw off the entire symmetry of your face.

Vertical Labret

A vertical labret piercing is on the lower lip. One hole is at the bottom of the lower lip with the second hole coming out in the middle of the bottom lip. Symmetry is also important here so research and find a skilled Toronto tattoo shop that has an experienced in-house piercer.


Jestrum piercings are also known as vertical medusa piercings. The dip above the upper lip is pierced with the other end of the piercing coming out the underside of the upper lip. Just like a medusa piercing, it is important that you get this done in an experienced Toronto tattoo shop to ensure symmetry.

Spider Bites

Spider bites are a pair of piercings closely put together either on the top or bottom lip. Toronto tattoo shops warn this is more painful that two piercings spaced further apart. It’s best to get this done one at a time with full healing done in-between.

Angel Bites

Kissed by an angel…not quite. Angel bite piercings are essentially the opposite of snake bites. It is two evenly separated piercings on the upper lip. It is a combination of Monroe and Madonna piercings.

Cyber Bites

Cyber bite piercings are a combination of medusa and labret piercings. One piercing is done in the center just above the top lip while the other is in the center just below the bottom lip. In order to make sure they are perfectly placed go to a top Toronto tattoo shop to get it done in.

Dolphin Bites

We’re not entirely sure if dolphins actually bite but we are sure that dolphin bite piercings look awesome. Dolphin bite piercings are two piercings centered on the lower lip close together. The distance from the lip is a personal choice as is the distance between them but they are closer together than snake bite piercings.

Dahlia Bites

Dahlia piercings are done at the corner of the mouths. They are typically done in pairs but Toronto tattoo shops have done only one before. The piercings can either be studs or rings depending on your preference.

Canine Bites

Canine bite piercings are a combination of angel bites and snake bites. There is a total of four piercings. Two piercings are placed above the upper lip with space between them while two others are placed below the bottom lip with space between them.

Snake Bites

Snake bite piercings consist of two piercings evenly spaced on the lower lip. A snake bite piercing can either be done with studs or rings depending on personal preference. Make sure you find an experienced Toronto tattoo shop because you want to make sure the piercings are placed evenly.

Shark Bites

Shark bite piercings consist of two close together piercings on either side of the bottom lip. This is four piercings total. Generally, the process can be painful so a Toronto tattoo shop might only do one piercing per side at a time.

Horizontal Lip

As the name implies, horizontal lip piercings involve putting a horizontal piercing through the center of the bottom lip. A bar is typically the piercing of choice. Both ends of the bar will show.


The Ashley piercing is gaining popularity. Toronto tattoo shops explain that this piercing is a single piercing placed in the center of the bottom lip. Because it is fairly new be sure to contact a Toronto tattoo shop to talk about this piercing before going through with it.


Lip piercings have come a long way. They make a bold statement without being overpowering. Contact us today to set up a lip piercing appointment in out downtown Toronto tattoo shop.

Lip Piercings Explained


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