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I have a red spot from one of my new piercing in my lip. I have 2 other that I've have had for years so got 2 new ones but the one on the left (bottom lip) have gotten a red spot inside and on the lip. I think it might have hitted a vein or something cause when I push my tongue under the piercing i can feel it like it is a string and goes from the inside to the outside in the lip. It's been 3 days since i got it (Saturday). It bled alot more than all the other lip piercings when I just took it by a professional (she have done all my piercings) and my braces haven't done anything to my lip piercings.

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Hi Maria,
If bleeding stopped, then the healing can commence. It is possible that a small blood vessel was involved, and not a serious concern in this case from the appearance.

Happy healing!

PS, http://jewelry.safepiercing.org/ standards are important for the jewelry quality to heal well.

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