How to Insert a Labret Post Earring

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How to Insert a Labret Post Earring
A labret stud is traditionally worn in the lower lip. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Labret studs are a type of body piercing jewellery traditionally worn in oral piercings. The piercing for which the jewellery got its name goes through the centre of the lower lip. A labret stud is a barbell with a bead on one end and a flat back on the other. The back, which looks like a small disc, screws into a hollow bar. Labret studs can also be worn through the ear lobe in place of earrings.

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Things you need

  • Antibacterial soap
  • Paper towels

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  1. 1

    Wash your hands and your ear lobes with antibacterial soap. Use a paper towel or freshly washed cloth towel to dry them.

  2. 2

    Unscrew the bead from the front of the labret stud by turning it to the left. Leave the flat back on if it is already attached, or screw it into the post by turning it to the right until it is tight.

  3. 3

    Dip the front end of the labret post into a drop of antibacterial soap to lubricate it.

  4. 4

    Pull downward on your ear lobe to stretch the hole, making it easier to insert the labret post.

  5. 5

    Insert the labret post through your ear from the back. Let go of your ear lobe.

  6. 6

    Push the flat disc up against the back of your ear lobe with the thumb of your non-dominant hand. This will cause the front of the post to stick out through the front of your ear lobe.

  7. 7

    Keep your thumb on the flat disc while using your index finger to push backward on the front of your ear lobe. Pinching your ear lobe in this way allows you to hold the post steady while you screw in the bead.

  8. 8

    Insert the threads of the bead into the front of the hollow post. Tighten the bead by turning it to the right.

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