Philtrum piercing

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Philtrum piercing
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A philtrum piercing, nicknamed a medusa piercing, is an upper lip piercing placed in the philtrum, directly under the septum of the nose.[1] It is typically pierced using a labret stud as jewelry, with the ball sitting outside the mouth in the dip of the top lip.

A variation of the philtrum piercing is a jestrum, where the piercing is placed vertically through the lip using a curved barbell so both beads are visible. The other variation is called double because it features two pierced spots in a line.[2]


  1. ^ "Sweet Jar - Medusa". Archived from the original on 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  2. ^ curvygirl1 (2021-10-18). "12 things you need to know before getting a medusa piercing". Curvy Girl Journal. Retrieved 2021-10-21.

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