Considering getting your new Monroe piercing in Toronto & Vancouver? Chronic Ink has everything you need in terms of talented piercers and proper aftercare advice. 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 in-house talent has earned our piercing studio the title of “Best Piercing Studios in Toronto & Vancouver” by the readers of Blog TO. We are ready to make the Monroe piercing you’ve been considering, a reality.


A Monroe piercing is a lip piercing placed to the left of the upper lip.

Popularity of Monroe Piercings

This style of piercing has been made popular due to the iconic actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe as the style piercing replicates her iconic birthmark to the side of her upper lip. Model Cindy Crawford also adorns the same birthmark earning her spot in the colloquial naming of the piercing. If the piercing is located on the alternate side, it is then commonly referred to as a “Madonna” piercing.

Healing Process

A typical Monroe piercing will heal from 3 to 4 months depending naturally on the rate of speed each individual heals. Like any other piercing, it will only be made quicker if you are carefully following the aftercare advice and a higher jewelry quality was chosen. Being indirect, and reducing friction is very important, however, 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.

Changing Jewelry

As with many other piercings, is not recommended to remove the jewelry for extended periods of time. If you are unsure of how to change the jewelry, or if the 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 Jewellery can be changed after 4 to 6 weeks.

Caring for your Monroe Piercing

Our piercers will always give you appropriate aftercare advice that has been tailored specifically to the placement of your new piercing. It’s also vital that you follow the advice given by our piercing professionals as improper care can lead to rejection in some cases, although this is extremely rare. For more advice on proper piercing aftercare and to talk about any discomfort you may be experiencing with your new Monroe piercing, contact our professionals today. Typically, a Monroe piercing takes 3 to 4 months to heal.

Contact Chronic Ink

If you are considering a new Monroe 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.