medusaConsidering getting your new medusa piercing (or Philtrum piercing) in Toronto & Vancouver? Chronic Ink has everything you need in terms of talented piercers and properly caring for your new lip piercing. All of Chronic Ink’s piercers are fully trained and adhere to all of the high standards set forth by Toronto & Vancouver Public Health. Our piercing studio is known as one of the“Best Piercing Studios in Toronto & Vancouver” according to Blog TO. A new Medusa piercing performed by a Chronic Ink artist will be performed with the highest of standards in Toronto & Vancouver.


A Medusa piercing is a variation of the lip piercing. It’s location is just about the centre of the upper lip and directly under the septum of the nose. Typically it is positioned so that the ball of the labret stud sits nicely just above the part of the lips often called the cupid’s bow.

Popularity of Medusa Piercings

Popular among the young generation (but not exclusively!), medusa piercings are gaining attention due to their unique aesthetic and location. The medusa piercing combines well with a lip or a nose ring.


For a medusa piercing, it is not recommended to remove the stud for extended periods of time. In the event where you are unsure how to change the jewelry, or you aren’t able to determine if your piercing is adequately healed, it’s best to consult with your piercer. Only when your piercing is completely healed and you are comfortable manipulating the jewelry, should you consider changing the jewelry by yourself. Typically, the initial jewelry can be removed after 4 to 6 weeks.

Healing Process

The healing process of a medusa piercing can take anywhere from 3 to 4 months to typically heal depending naturally on a plethora of different factors. To ensure a faster and healthier heal, reducing any type of friction is crucial. If you are in a position where you need to touch the piercing, your hands and the area around the piercing should be thoroughly cleaned beforehand.

Caring for your Medusa Piercing

Our piercers will always give you appropriate aftercare advice that has been tailored specifically to the placement of your new piercing. Oral piercings require additional care as they are more likely to come in contact with food and other potential contaminants. It’s important you rise and clean your mouth frequently to avoid any discomfort. It’s also vital that you follow the advice given by our piercing professionals as improper care can lead to the new piercing eventually becoming rejected by the body and irritations and infections could take effect. For more advice on proper piercing aftercare and to talk about any discomfort you may be experiencing with your new Medusa piercing, contact our professionals today. 

Contact Chronic Ink

If you are considering a new medusa piercing or just looking for more advice on any other body piercing in Toronto & Vancouver you may be thinking about, contact our experienced artists see how we can help you today.