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2021 Labia Majora Piercings Pros & Cons plus Everything You Should Know S02 EP37

In Season 2 Episode 37, DaVo, a Professional Piercer since 1994, covers the Pros and Cons of Labia Majora Piercings AKA Outer Labia Piercings. This video covers just about everything you would need to know before getting the piercings and include Pros & Cons, risks, what you should consider beforehand the piercing experience, healing, jewelry, living with the piercing, care, and abandoning the piercing. 

I aka DaVo have been a professional body piercer and the owner of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio in Des Moines, Iowa since 1994. My focus on education and helping clients make safe and informed decisions on getting pierced has always been a large part of my business practices and services. With my website and increasingly on youtube, I hope to expand and inform others outside of my small part of the world. I always encourage questions and comments, so if you have one, please comment. 

Show Notes:

  • Pierced Horizontally through the Labia Majora or Outer Labia. Usually done with rings or circular jewelry. Placed as high as possible to avoid causing issues while walking and during sexual intercourse. Usually done in pairs with the piercing slightly above or below the other side to avoid them having contact.


  • There is no history of the piercing prior to the 1970s. Though the piercings history can be traced back to French Erotic Story Of O, where the piercing is done through the Labium and a metal tag with O’s Master’s name. Like most of the novel, it is more about the author’s imagination than fact.


  1. Increases sexual pleasure

  2. A long history of healing

  3. Easy Heal

  4. Doesn’t affect lifestyle

  5. Easy to Conceal


  1. Anatomy (needs to be pronounced. Can migrate or reject. Tissue can thin)

  2. STD

  3. May lose it’s effect

  4. May find it uncomfortable

  5. Bleeding

Things to look for:

  • Piercer be experienced

  • The piercer should be professional, informative and make you feel comfortable

  • The piercer should offer a consultation that involves aftercare, risks, etc…

  • The piercer should be someone that you feel comfortable with while undressed.

  • The piercer should evaluate your anatomy

  • Usually pierced with circular jewelry

  • You are going to need to disrobe, wear clothing that is easy to remove

  • Do they provide aftercare products and written and verbal aftercare instructions?

The Piercing Experience:

  • Area is disinfected

  • The piercing is marked

  • The piercer will have you stand and raise one leg to make sure the piercing is high enough

  • The piercing is usually done with forceps

  • The piercing is quick, the pain will be sharp at first and then quickly fade.

  • The jewelry may require a little time to insert and close

  • There may be some slight to moderate bleeding

  • Unlike other piercings, you will not have the throbbing and aching but the Piercing is sensitive to the touch.


  • The average healing time is 6-12 weeks or longer

  • Clean twice daily with saline

  • Must practice cross-contamination prevention and isolate and avoid any contact with the piercing.

    • Clean hands

    • no oral contact or exchanging of bodily fluids for 6 months. Latex barriers should be used regardless of relationship type

    • Keep your environment clean

    • Do not submerge in water

    • Keep pets away and out of your bed

  • Sexual activity when it feels comfortable.If there is pain try something else or take a break

  • Bleeding can last up to 5 days. Wear a pad or sanitary napkin

  • Avoid contact or trauma to the area.

  • First 3-5 days you can experience slight bleeding off and on, redness/discolor, heat, and tenderness to the touch.

Jewelry Options:

  • Can change after the piercing is healed

  • Commonly the jewelry is 12g or larger and at least 5/8 of an inch

  • Rings and circular jewelry needs to be oversized to match the amount of tissue

  • Smaller rings can lead to migration, rejection, scarring, and other issues

  • Barbells and curved barbells can be worn

Living with the piercing:

  • The jewelry should be left in at all times.

  • Avoid pressure or trauma to the piercing

  • Clean the jewelry in the shower with water and soap.

Abandoning the piercing:

  • If during healing if there is signs of infection, see your piercer or doctor before removing

  • Will close but may appear open for a long period of time.

  • There will be a small indented circular scar on each side. This may fade in time.

  • Seabum

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All footage was filmed using a Canon EOS 80D Camera with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens - and Canon EOS R  - with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens -

Audio - Recorded with Shure MV7 - with a Tascam DR-40x -

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Skin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio are located at 3800 Douglas Ave./Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Tattoo hours are Thursday - Monday 1-8pm
Piercing hours are Thursday - Monday 2-8pm