Anatomy of a Labret Stud

The latest addition to our growing assortment are adorable little studs with labret (or flat back) posts. What are labret posts?

Commonly thought of as components for lip piercings, we've seen labret studs on the rise used in ear piercings as the flat back post offers supreme comfort for the ear.

They come in various lengths and thicknesses to accommodate different ear anatomy and piercing placements.

Labret studs work by securely holding a decorative end on the outside of a piercing while providing stability and support from the inside. They consist of several components that work together:

  1. Post: The straight post is the main component of a labret stud. It is usually made of materials like stainless steel, but we offer these in 18K gold as well. The post is inserted through the piercing from behind the ear and extends outward.

  2. Decorative Front: The decorative front, also known as the top or head, is the visible part of the labret stud that sits on the outside of the piercing. 

  3. Pin: The pin is the component that secures the labret stud in place inside the post. It has a slight bend in it to create tension inside the tube of the post.

To wear a labret stud, the post is first inserted through the piercing from behind the ear. Then, the pin is inserted in the tube of the post.  When attached, the stud should be tight enough to hold the stud securely, but not so tight that it causes discomfort of irritation. 

We offer our labret studs in 8 mm length and 20 gauge, which is the standard thickness and length for a new piercing.  This allows for swelling on a new piercing and the post can be cut to the desired length once the piercing heals.  Most often, people choose to cut their posts to 6 mm, but its pretty common to keep the posts as they are at 8 mm.  It all depends on your own anatomy and the thickness of your lobe. 

Labret studs are versatile and can be used in various piercings - they are also super comfortable and easy to sleep in!  

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