The Flat Back Labret: Mix-and-Match Body Jewelry for Every Occasion - Siren Body Jewelry

The Flat Back Labret: Mix-and-Match Body Jewelry for Every Occasion

If you're wondering which body piercings are suitable for flat back labret studs, there are actually quite a few options available. The design of a flat back labret stud features a straight shaft with a flat back disc on one end and an externally or internally threaded ball on the other end. This type of jewelry can be worn in various body piercing locations.

The term "labret" refers to an ornament worn in a perforation of the lip, and the word has been used since 1831. Nowadays, the term is commonly used to describe the style of body jewelry piercing shaft of a flat back labret stud with a wide variety of ball, gemstone, or cluster tops on the front.

In addition to lip piercings, many 16g and 14g ear piercings are also suitable for flat back labret studs. Earlobes, lips, and cartilage piercings can all comfortably accommodate this type of jewelry. Here are some other body piercing locations where you can wear a flat back labret stud:

  • Monroe piercing (upper lip)
  • Philtrum piercing (between the upper lip and the nose)
  • Dahlia piercing (corners of the mouth)
  • Snake bite piercings (lower lip)
  • Ashley piercing (inverted vertical labret piercing)
  • Vertical labret piercing (vertical piercing through the lower lip)
  • Jestrum piercing (vertical piercing through the center of the upper lip, exiting through the philtrum)
  • Cheek piercing (left and right cheeks)
  • Conch piercing (inner or outer)

It's important to note that the suitability of a flat back labret stud may vary depending on the size and shape of the piercing, as well as the length and gauge of the jewelry. It's always best to consult with a professional piercer to ensure that you're using the right type of jewelry for your piercing.

It's important to note that the most common type of flat back labret stud has a fixed disc that does not come off the straight shaft. However, you can easily call a straight barbell shaft with a removable disc backing a flat back labret style stud. For example, perhaps you wear a 14g straight barbell in your tongue or cheek piercings and decide to wear a 4mm disc back instead of a round, ball backing. You could call that a flat back labret style design with a removable flat disc back. 

One of the most popular reasons to enjoy a flat back labret stud is the variety and convenience of being able to purchase and wear them in multiple body piercings. If the thickness (or gauge) is thin enough, you might find a flat back labret stud in an 18g or 16g nostril piercing. That way there's less metal in the nostril cavity to be seen or felt.

Whether or not you've tried a flat back labret stud or not, it's an experience for each body piercing jewelry enthusiast to try out for themselves. Even if you were originally pierced with a hoop, you can easily buy and try out your very own flat back labret stud and see how much mixing and matching you can do on your own with this popular body piercing jewelry style. Perhaps you'll find an entire new body jewelry collection to enjoy in your very own body piercings.

“Labret.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jan. 2023.

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