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How Can I Hide My Lip Piercing?

    Getting a lip piercing is exciting and new. Most people take their time before actually going through with the idea. Once you get it done, most people are satisfied with their choice. Because a lip piercing is pierced through the lip and visual at all times during the day, it can sometimes be nice to be able to hide it.

    Is it possible hiding your lip piercing?

    The answer is: Yes. When you want to hide the piercing in your lip, you can do this with a plastic retainer. If you don’t like this option, then make-up or a bandaid will get the job done as well.

    Hiding a piercing is often not the reason why you got it in the first place. Sometimes certain circumstances might affect the visibility of a piercing. If you are hiding your piercing because you regret getting one or don’t want to remove it entirely because you are afraid of getting a scar, please read on!

    How Does a Plastic Retainer Work?

    A plastic retainer is very simple. It is either a see-through or skin-toned piercing that you place into the hole of your pierced body part. In this case, your lip. The piercing won’t be as visible as when wearing some kind of metal piercing. The retainer will also keep the hole open.

    When you remove a piercing for a while, the chances are that the hole inside your lip will close. It will be hard to push the jewelry through when you want to put the piercing back inside your lip. It will hurt, and in some cases, you will need to go back to your piercer to re-pierce it. Wearing a plastic retainer is a simpler option if you want to hide your piercing inside of your lip.

    How to Hide a lip Piercing Without a Retainer?

    If you don’t like the idea of a retainer, then there are two other options you can go for.


    A Makeup foundation gets used by many women to hide unwanted spots on their face or skin. If you want to hide a piercing, adding some foundation can solve your problem. Choose a color that is closed to your skin. Take the foundation with you so that you can re-apply it during the day. The chances are that it will start to wear off after some time.


    Your second option is to wear a bandaid. Place the bandaid over the piercing, and voila. Be aware that the bandaid will most likely get some attention from your peers. Therefore, you might need to think of a reasonable excuse as to why you are wearing a bandaid on your lip.

    Both options will hide the lip piercing. It depends on the type of piercing you have and how easy it is to hide it. There are many different ways to get your lip pierced. It is good to think about this before you get your piercing. Especially if there are going to be days that you want to hide it. Want to know more about the different types of piercings? You can read more here

    What Would I Look Like With a Lip Piercing?

    Unfortunately, some people aren’t as happy with the result as they hoped when they get their lips pierced. Instead of going through the hassle of trying to hide your piercing after getting it, it can be helpful to get an idea of what it will look like first. There is an easy way to do this. 


    Photoshop gets used by many photographers. If you want to know what it would look like if you get your lip pierced, then photoshopping a piercing into a picture of your face can be a good option. If you are not much of a technical magician, there are also many freelance photo shoppers around online. 


    Fiverr is a website where people sell their talents. Here you can find many photo shoppers that will be happy to photoshop a lip piercing into your lip. It does not have to cost much. Here is an example from this freelancer and below that you can find others as well.


    How to get rid of lip Piercing Scars?

    After removing your lip piercing, the chances of getting a scar depend on a few factors. One of them is the gauge (thickness) of the piercing and to what extend the piercing damaged the tissue. Not everyone gets a scar after removing a piercing in their lip. A scar that looks like a small dot, is what is visible once the hole completely closes. However, after several months this dot will slowly fade away. Is this not the case for you, Then there are two other options you can consider.

    Scar creme 

    Many cosmetic brands sell scar creme. Some are better than others. Try to choose one that consists of natural ingredients. Especially if you are going to use it close to your mouth, be sure that it is safe. If you doubt this, then ask your pharmacist or the shop you are getting it from,

    Rub the creme on the scar. The creme should help repair the damaged tissue. As a result, the scar will get less visible and might even disappear altogether.

    Plastic surgery

    The second option is getting plastic surgery. As you can probably imagine, this is the more expensive one of the two. The plastic surgeon will replace scar tissue with healthy skin, leaving behind a scar-free lip. Be aware that you choose a surgeon that knows what he is doing. He will be operating on your face. The end result should be better than it was before. 

    This article has explained how you can hide your lip piercing. Also, the way to get a piercing without having to pierce your lip.  Last but not least, if you do decide to remove your piercing, there are ways, as mentioned above, how you can get rid of the scar that the piercing leaves behind. Once you have read this, there is actually no reason why you shouldn’t get a lip piercing, or is there?! 😉