Lip frenulum piercing

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Lip frenulum
Smiling Woman With Upper Lip Frenulum Piercing.jpg
Nicknames smiley, scumper, frowny
Location F. labii superioris
Jewelry Barbell, captive bead ring
Healing 6 to 8 weeks

A lip frenulum piercing is a body piercing through the frenulum of either the upper or lower lip. A piercing through the upper lip frenulum is sometimes called a scrumper, or a smiley, because it can be visible when the wearer smiles.[1] Opposingly, the piercing through the lower lip frenulum is sometimes referred to as a frowny.

History and culture[edit]

Both variations on this piercing are of contemporary origin. Although they are known to have existed prior, first documented photograph[citation needed] of an upper lip frenulum piercing was an image of body modification practitioner Steve Haworth in a German magazine in the mid 1990s.


Smiley Piercing - A guide to this upper lip frenulum piercing.

  1. ^ Happy Sailor Tattoo - piercing definitions