Molly’s labret piercing w/1.6mm x 10mm titanium labret bar and later changed down to an 8mm as anywhere around the lip will swell for a week or two initially. It’s always nice to meet new people and give advice to the many that ask me about getting into the professional body piercing/tattooing world. There are several routes but I always tell young people to give themselves options above anything. Generally speaking, the old school way is to get an apprenticeship which involves a lot of watching and learning over a prolonged period of time; for which do your research and find a professional and respectable studio which is willing to take you on. There are also shorter courses you can pay to go on which are great if you have a job to come out to, else it can be difficult to apply the practice which naturally comes with time; if you don’t. Unfortunately Shiva doesn’t take on apprentices as our studios are relatively small and fully staffed; however when new shop staff join there is sometimes the option to learn depending on the circumstances.
I’ve known the wonderful Viviene since way back when, I originally started at Shiva; before piercing. Was an absolute pleasure to pierce this amazing lady again, V’s central lip (labret) piercing w/1.6mm x 10mm blackline titanium and a clear gem stone for that shimmering shine. Nothing better than the regular wanderers wondering ’round Greenwich, one of many I feel honored to have connected with over the years.