08-14-2007, 02:33 AM #1
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?
08-14-2007, 02:34 AM #2
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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 ??
08-14-2007, 02:35 AM #3
08-14-2007, 02:55 AM #4
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.
08-14-2007, 03:09 AM #5
08-14-2007, 03:15 AM #6
i haven't taken mine out, only to swap jewellery, and i dont want to chance it :\Right Ear: Tunnels&Lobe
Left Ear: Tunnels&Lobe.
Oral: 5Tongue&Labret.Surface: Microdrmal.
Retired: Eyebrow. Tongue. 4Helix. 2InnerDaith. Smiley. LeftLip.
08-14-2007, 04:57 AM #7
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.hello, i'm lucasi'm 18i have my lip pierced & a tattoo
08-14-2007, 10:02 AM #8
Mine heals up pretty fast!
About 2 hours and I have to shove it in.
And its just over a year old.
08-14-2007, 01:08 PM #9
Mine closed up within a couple of hours and I'd had it pierced for years.DISCLAIMER: Any advice given is from PERSONAL experience unless stated otherwise, and should not be seen as encouragement to perform any acts of stupidity.
Past - 6 in each earlobe, double helixes, lip, double tongue, both nipples, 2x navel, eyebrow, cheek, tragus
Present - 2x earlobe, rook, 3x VCH, 2.4mm tongue, daith, nose, conch
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08-14-2007, 01:17 PM #10
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.