Lip frenulum piercing
|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. Opposingly, the piercing through the lower lip frenulum is sometimes referred to as a frowny.
History and culture
Both variations on this piercing are of contemporary origin. Although they are known to have existed prior, first documented photograph of an upper lip frenulum piercing was an image of body modification practitioner Steve Haworth in a German magazine in the mid 1990s.