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    Default People with lip piercings - how long can you leave them out for?

    I'm thinking about getting yet another lip piercing (already retired 5), but I'd have to take it out for a couple of hours or more a few times a week. What are the chances of it starting to close up in this time? Obviously I wouldn't take it out at all until it's completely healed, but I will need to after a while. What are people's experiences with taking lip piercings out for a few hours at a time?


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    tbh i dont think you should bother getting it done if you have to take it out that much. Most people seem to close up after a few hours. Cant you just wear a retainer ??
    lobes 20mm
    venoms 4mm
    2nd lobe 1.6mm
    nipples 1.6mm
    tragus 1.2mm
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    conch 5 mm ( punched)


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    im guessing it would close up

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    Yeah that's what I was thinking really. Unfortunately I couldn't wear a retainer as I'd need to take the piercing out for safety reasons. Oh well it was worth a try!

    I might give it a go in a few months, if I happen to have a spare 20 lying around.


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    I've had mine out for about 2 hours, and it was harder to get in. That was after having them for *counts* 4 and a bit months.

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    i haven't taken mine out, only to swap jewellery, and i dont want to chance it :\
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    I wouldn't leave mine out for more than an hour. LIke this year during hockey practice, if I choose to join up in hockey this year, I'll have to take out my lip ring for the hour practice maybe 3 times a week, but for that long of a period that often, I can see it growing over pretty quick. But it really depends on how good of a healer you are.
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    Mine heals up pretty fast!
    About 2 hours and I have to shove it in.
    And its just over a year old.


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    Mine closed up within a couple of hours and I'd had it pierced for years.
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    Past - 6 in each earlobe, double helixes, lip, double tongue, both nipples, 2x navel, eyebrow, cheek, tragus

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    I'm trying to remember if I ever tried leaving my lip piercings out for a while when I had them. I know I did it for two hours with my tongue and that was fine, and I think I might've taken the others out as well. We shall see.............

    Thanks to everyone who replied.


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