Personally I don’t think that you shouldn’t get it pierced if you REALLY want it done just because of work or sports. I have never had any problems with my lip piercing or any other of my piercings and am VERY happy with it. It didn’t hurt getting it pierced, it hurt a little bit when I changed the bar for the first time for school because It was only a few days after it was pierced. You can buy retainers to hide it from employers or just really small balls but after a while of having the piercing you can suck in the ball which is handy for me because I can hide it easily from teachers. Scarring is minial and you can get bio oil which will pretty much get rid off it. Good luck! =D
Its great to hear that most people agree that its possible to change to a clear retainer pretty soon after the piercing, and that it doesn´t hurt too much -not really that much of an issue for me, but good anyway and that scarring can basically be avoided. Good. Just gotta get a job where they won´t fire me and get some balls to get it done!
I mean it´s not a life-changing thing (hopefully)
My overactive imagination just thinks about what happens if they hit a nerve or it paralyses your face or wrecks your vermillion border (lip edge) or I get massive scar tissue or keloids (but haven´t had them for any other piercing, so thats a good sign I hope) or they ruin your face in another way… but really if I go to a good place they should be able to avoid that right?! My mouth is probably the best feature of my face and I still worry a little