The Medusa Piercing also referred to as philtrum piercingis a type of piercing located in the philtrum area – on top of your upper lip, under the septum of your nose. Typically, a barbell is used on the area, but a variation may be done, called jestrum, wherein a curved barbell is used so that both balls are visible in the philtrum area.
Medusa Piercing Q&A
So, you have decided to get a medusa piercing. You probably have some lingering questions. To help you, we have included some frequently asked questions below.
Will a medusa piercing ruin my teeth?
As is the case with all lip piercings, a risk of tooth and gum erosion is present. It wholly depends on the person – some people never experience a problem and some people do.
Will a medusa piercing leave a scar?
The area that was pierced will generally leave a small scar. It shouldn’t be very noticeable, though, as long as you are pierced with a small gauge.
Do medusa piercings swell?
It is normal for a medusa piercing to swell while it is healing. This shouldn’t last long, though; most swelling should recede within one to two weeks when properly cared for.
How often do I need to clean a medusa piercing?
A medusa piercing should be cleaned at least twice a day inside and out. You should use an antibacterial mouthwash each time you finish eating, as well.
What kind of jewelry should you wear with a medusa piercing?
A fourteen or sixteen gauge labret stud is the best jewelry to wear with a medusa. Once it heals, you can switch to a hoop if you wish.
How long must I wait to switch my medusa jewelry out?
You should be fully healed within six to twelve weeks of getting a medusa piercing. Waiting the recommended time to switch your jewelry ensures that it heals correctly and doesn’t close up prematurely.
Medusa Piercing Final Thoughts
There are a plethora of different jewelry options to choose from when you get a philtrum piercing. Once you have selected the right one for you, piercing aftercare is the most important thing to focus on. When you choose the right products, this process and easy and fast. You now have all the information that you need to rock a medusa piercing – now it’s time to go get one!
Hello! My name is Emily and I obsessed with piercings (and tattoos) since I was a little girl of 6 years old. I was fortunate enough to make my passion my work after meeting my amazing husband Jeffrey who owned his own tattoo shop. I just recently finished my internships at some of America’s most famous piercing shops and a dream to start something together was born. After falling in love with each other (and each other’s piercings and tattoos) we decided to expand his tattoo shop and I got to manage my own piercing shop in the same space! I’ve never been so happy being able to share my love for piercings through my shop and this blog I started back in 2013. We love to share models and inspiration, so feel free to email me your suggestions, pictures or if you just want to say hi!