Looking to get a scrumper piercing in Toronto & Vancouver? Also known as the “smiley” or “frenulum” piercing can be rather complex. You can find comfort that all of the piercers Chronic Ink has come with a wealth of experience and as well above Toronto & Vancouver Public Health guidelines. Our shop has received a lot of awards over the years and has been regarded as one of the “Best Piercing Studios in Toronto & Vancouver” by Blog TO. We take a lot of pride in giving our customers the best piercing experience.


The scrumper piercing is made through the upper frenulum which is a small fold of tissue of the upper lip and connects to the middle of the upper gums. It has earned the alternate name of a smiley piercing as the jewelry usually is only seen when the wearer smiles or has a wide a grin on their face.


Commonly this style of piercing will be done using circular barbells (horseshoe), curved barbells, and captive bead ringsWith any new piercing, it 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 scrumper 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

Generally, a scrumper or smiley piercing will take roughly 2 to 3 months to completely heal depending naturally on how fast each individual heals. Carefully following aftercare, proper placement, and jewelry quality can help reduce healing times (however some bodies naturally will heal at different rates). Being indirect, and reducing friction is crucial, 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.

Caring for your Scrumper Piercing

Our piercers will always give you appropriate aftercare advice that has been tailored specifically to the placement of your new piercing. It’s important 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 or other irritations and infections could take effect. Contact us for more advice on proper piercing aftercare for your scrumper or other types of body piercing.

Contact Chronic Ink

If you are considering a new frenulum piercing or you would like to discuss how we can help you with any body piercing in Toronto & Vancouver, contact our experienced artists to see how we can get you the scrumper piercing you like today.