Jestrum piercing

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Jestrum piercing
NicknamesVertical medusa

A jestrum piercing, also known as a vertical medusa, is an upper lip piercing that is very similar to a labret piercing,[1] or more specifically a vertical labret piercing. It is placed in the philtrum of the upper lip, directly under the nasal septum. Unlike the similar medusa piercing, a jestrum piercing uses a curved bar-bell, and both ends of the piercing are visible externally with the lower part of the bar-bell curving around the underside of the upper lip.[2] Sometimes it is combined with a lower labret piercing to form a symmetrical look.

Incorrect jewelry and improper placement can lead to gum and tooth erosion, and other problems associated with oral piercings.


  1. ^ DeMello, Margo (2007). Encyclopedia of body adornment. Greenwood Press. pp. 175. ISBN 978-0-313-33695-9.
  2. ^ "What is a Jestrum Piercing?". ygoy. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011.

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