Lip frenulum piercings together with web piercings and other types of oral piercings are subtle and sophisticated. While some of them are easily seen when you smile or laugh, the other ones can be shown by choice. The element of surprise and the playfulness of oral piercings are mostly appreciated by the youngsters, but a smiley would look great on anyone! If you want to pierce your tongue or add more interesting piercings inside your mouth, you will definitely find inspiration below!

The pain factor

The lip frenulum, as well as the tongue frenulum is a thin tissue with high sensitivity. The good news is that piercing them will only take a second compared to other thicker body parts. Even so, because of the nerve endings found in there, you might experience greater pain that will only last for a few seconds. When it comes to tongue piercings, the pain will definitely be more acute due to its thickness and type of tissue. If you’re looking for a brighter side, think about how fast oral piercings heal! The tongue piercing will be healed in one month and the other ones really close to that too!

The cleaning routine

All oral piercings will swell and will not make you want to brush your teeth. However, you have to brush your teeth to keep bacteria away. Besides carefully brushing your teeth, it is recommended to wash your entire mouth with alcohol free mouthwash or with warm salt water twice per day. This routine should be consistently followed until your tissues are healed. Oral hygiene is highly important in general, not to mention for people who wear piercings. Upper lip frenulum piercings and lower lip frenulum piercings will touch your teeth, so proceed with care.

During the healing process, you should avoid alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and spicy food. There’s nothing sophisticated in an irritated frenulum. The sooner it heals, the better it will look and make you feel! As for kissing, I’m sure you know Frenching someone with a sore tongue is no breeze, so keep your germs for yourself for a while! Last but not least, make sure you choose comfortable jewelry! Here are some ideas to get you going!

1. Lip frenulum piercings or smiley piercings

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The jewelry attached to the tissue that connects your lip to your teeth shows up when you smile, hence its name.

2. Skulls as double tongue piercings

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Your tongue may look evil too! All you need are two skull straight barbells and two holes in it!

3. Taste the rainbow literally

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The tongue web is the pierced tissue that you see in this picture. It looks subtle and fun thanks to the colored beads!

4. Thick horseshoe ring for thick frenulum

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Wow! This girl’s frenulum is thick! Not all of us can pierce that area of the mouth. Some people have really short under tongue frenulums.

5. Seductive smile with purple beads

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Discreet hues may flatter your smile and the color of your teeth too!

6. Curved barbell for under your tongue

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Not all types of jewelry is suited for web piercings. The curved barbells are the most recommended ones.

7. Making funny faces to show off


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If you get a smiley piercing, you will love it so much that you too will make funny faces to show it off.

8. Rock that badass grim

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Some spikes revealing themselves will not look friendly! Although that was a joke, spikes might hurt your teeth more than beads.

9. Tongue web decorated with a horseshoe ring

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An oral piercing takes some getting used to, so at first you might not be able to rock horseshoe rings under your tongue.

10. Find the perfect angle

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Maybe you don’t want to show off your piercings and that’s okay. However, if you do, this is one perfect angle to take a snap!

11. Lip frenulum piercings touch your teeth

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Your teeth coating might suffer changes during a long term wear. So, try to think of these piercings as temporary treats.

12. Glossy lips for shiny teeth and beads

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White teeth should stand out and glossy lips make them shine. In addition, the smiley piercing attracts even more attention to them.

13. Creating symmetry in the tongue’s web

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Oral piercings are usually symmetrical because they are placed in the middle section of the mouth.

14. Another reason to open wide

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Oral piercings are visually appealing too, even if they are hidden most of the time.


15. Ring without beads for frenulum

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The risk of accidentally removing your piercings is really high when they are not enclosed.

16. Avoid teeth problems with a curved barbell

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You can wear a curved barbell that isn’t big enough to get to your teeth, but it will no longer be easily seen when you smile.

17. Short barbell for tongue’s web

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Since the frenulum is really thin, you can opt for short jewelry.

18. Braces and oral piercings are a match

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Unless your dentist says otherwise, you can wear both braces and oral piercings.

19. Adorable captive bead rings for guys

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Guys have larger mouths, so they need larger jewelry as well.

20. Make that tongue frenulum pretty

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Others might see your tongue frenulum more often that you look at it, so why not make it look pretty?

21. Cool horseshoe design for web piercings

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Horseshoe rings are very versatile. You can wear them in numerous body parts.

22. The risk of migration is real

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Your body could reject an oral piercing by pushing it slowly to the edge like in this photo.

23. Large gauge ring for inside the lip

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If your lip frenulum is thick enough, then you can insert a large gauge ring to make it look manlier.

24. The smiley matches red lips

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A woman with red lips is attractive, not to mention a woman with red lips and a smiley! Are you tempted to live this look a shot?

25. Create black and white contrast with black jewelry

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Black and white are non-colors, but this doesn’t make them unable to create contrast.

26. Black and thick horseshoe ring

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If you really want your scrumper to stand out, choose a thick jewel in black.

27. Accommodate a golden ring under your tongue

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Gold is not the best material to wear in your mouth, but if that’s surgical steel colored in gold, you can wear it without problems!

28. Don’t let blood scare you

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Some of us get bleeding gums when we wash our teeth, so a little blood shouldn’t scare you because it is normal.

29. A classic tongue piercing

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Lip frenulum piercings aren’t the only one sexy. The classic tongue piercing is too!

30. Spikes with no sharpness

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Jewelry with spikes is edgier than the beads, but it isn’t sharp.

31. A tiny scrumper jewel

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Tiny horseshoe rings look so cute, don’t you think? They aren’t safer though.

32. Different colored beads every day

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Once the lip and tongue frenulums are healed, you can change the beads anytime you feel like it!

33. Rainbow in a flat bead

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Shiny and reflective beads will capture light and return an impressive effect!

34. Let the skull sink in

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After only 4 weeks, you have the liberty to wear different jewelry styles in your tongue. Is the skull your favorite?

35. The perfect placement is possible

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When you visit a piercing parlor, they will take a look at your lip or tongue frenulum and tell you what they can do. The person in the picture above got lucky with the perfect placement.

36. Flat beads are comfortable too


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Flat beads aren’t around for long. They seem more comfortable though compared with regular beads.

37. Inflamed frown and tongue frenulum examples

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The sight of the lower lip frenulum piercing isn’t pleasant. However, that’s how an inflamed area looks like. It will heal eventually.

38. Straight barbell in the lower lip frenulum

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Since the barbell isn’t long, it may fit your physiognomy. If not, opt for a curved one.

39. The element of surprise

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This picture is tasteful and grants a lot of value to the element of surprise. The surprise is very pleasant in this case!

40. A good laugh is beautiful

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We wear jewelry mainly for beautification, so the effect of this piercing is guaranteed!

41. You don’t need perfect teeth

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Not everyone has perfect teeth and that’s alright. Wear a smiley if you want one even if your teeth aren’t perfect!

42. Dental implant and a smiley

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Is your mouth one of your favorite body parts? I know this person loves to decorate every part of her mouth!

43. The upper lip and tongue frenulum piercings combo

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You’ve seen them separately until now. Here’s how they look together!

44. Showing the essentials only

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Your smile might not reveal the entire jewelry. It might only reveal the beads. Would you be happy with that?

45. A healthy tongue piercing

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A healthy tongue will not feel sore, swollen or uncomfortable and it will look like this!

46. Glossy lips and a tongue piercing

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Lipstick doesn’t affect a pierced tongue unless you eat it.

47. When makeup is allowed

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Makeup usually affects face piercings, but it also affects lip piercings and lip frenulum piercings. You can’t keep it 100% away!

48. Curved barbell from surgical steel

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Try not to put anything but titanium or surgical steel in your mouth. Plastic and silicon store germs.

49. Oral piercings at their best

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The most beautiful oral piercings are the healthy ones.

50. The movement of the lips

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Unnatural lip movements are only required for photo sessions.

51. A half oral piercing style

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This lip piercing is considered a half oral piercing because the exit/entry point is located in the mouth.

52. Large beads in the center of attention


I personally don’t wear large beads on my straight tongue barbell, but you might find it more suited for your taste.

53. Double tongue piercing featuring large beads

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If you can get used with one bead, you can definitely wear two!

54. A happy pierced person

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This person is not only showing her piercing, but she is also smiling!

55. Oral piercings tend to make you smile

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Besides getting lots of compliments that will make you smile, you might feel happier too.

56. Different sized beads for your mouth

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Uniformity is not required for mouth piercings. Pick whatever feels comfortable.

57. An ingenious arrangement of jewelry

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The large septum is followed by an upper lip frenulum piercing, a tongue frenulum piercing and two lip piercings.

58. Curved barbell rests on your gums

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Gums are less affected by hard materials than teeth.

59. Rely on an everyday hoop


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Changing the jewel is not wrong, but you can do so every day. That’s why you need a hoop to wear regularly.

60. Reveal your tongue piercing anytime

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Anytime you feel like it is the best time to reveal your tongue piercing.

61. Prepare for a sexy photo shoot

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Abstain from taking pictures of your pierced tongue until it heals.

62. The tongue piercing as alternative

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If lip frenulum piercings aren’t made for you, the tongue piercing may be an alternative.

63. Four are too many

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Things don’t look good for number 4 here!

64. The gum piercings of the future

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Gum piercings are new, but not many people have one.

65. Where is that fellow hiding


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Depending on your dental structure, you might not be able to show the piercing off at all.

66. Jeweled beads for the smiley



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She matched her nail art with her jewel. How cool is that?

67. The most popular combo

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68. Over sized under lip jewel

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69. Blue looks good too

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70. Small for comfort

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71. Don’t improvise jewelry

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72. Plastic beads for fun

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73. Switching the colors

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74. Don’t let white go


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75. Smile, smile, smile


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76. Clean your jewelry

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77. Natural looks good too

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78. A wide smile is required

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79. A colorful look

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80. Men rock it too

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Pay for professional services

Since not all oral piercings cost the same depending on their location and the salon’s location, you can expect between $30 and $80 for one. Most jewelry for lip frenulum piercings cost between $10 and $20 unless you pick fancy materials or designs for more than $250. However, you don’t have to include the price of the jewel in your initial costs, because piercing parlors use non-allergenic barbells or captive bead rings during the piercing process. Keep in mind that you also need mouthwash that contains no alcohol for the aftercare. Happy piercing!