Hey thanks for your reply
I would probably also have to take it out and put a retainer in for work – what type did you use, and did you get it from your piercer or somewhere else? Was it glass? I´ve heard they are good and not too visible.
Did you get it pierced with a labret or ring in the beginning?
Well I bought it prior to getting it pierced, online on ebay – because the piercing shop that i went to; i KNOW they wouldn’t sell it to me because they’re really safe on things like that. i recommended bodyartforms.com for retainers and jewelery though. really good prices and it ships super fast.
nah it wasn’t glass , i think it was either acrylic or plastic. but you can’t even see it at all with the retainer in unless you look really hard, it just looks like a small freckle. no one noticed it at work or school unless they were like super close to my face or i told them. my parents like me wearing it when im around my grandparents hahah because they would KILL me if they saw
by the way be careful when you put it in because the little o-rings that come with the retainer are clear. theyre SO easy to drop and loose – and usually when you drop it its gone for good, so i would buy a few extra ends. i can actually keep it in without the oring – which is fine by me, but its easier to hide WITH the oring.
i got it pierced with a ring, which is good because it takes the stress off of the wound (so i’ve been told and read) but it is horribly hard to take off since the ball is held in place by pressure from the ring you need needle nosed pliers to take it on and off
i included a picture i took awhile ago with the retainer in w/o the oring. click to enlarge it, you can’t really see it at all lol (thank god) it’s the right side in this picture (tech. the left side but the camera on my laptop reverses it)
hope this helps!
Sweet thanks so much for the web page and the photo especially – it just looks like a freckle, and seeing as I already have so many I´m sure it will fit right in :)
I don´t really know what you mean by an oring, but I guess I´ll find out (Ah yeah just saw). I want to have a ring but the hiding it will be a problem for the first part so I may just get some of those retainers when I get the piercing
Oh, I have a question again! With the retainers which bit goes on the inside of your mouth? I can´t figure it out!
same as any kind of labret – the flat part stays in your mouth while the point goes out.
sorry, o ring is the little rubber ring that goes around the end of the retainer