A Chin Piercing is a type of surface piercing that unlike labret piercings, does not pass through the mouth. This distinction is important, as there seems to be much confusion on the subject. A lower labret passes through the mouth (near the jaw-bone) and can appear similar, but only a true chin-piercing will begin and end outside the mouth as a surface piercing on the face.
This type of body piercing is usually done with a ten to fourteen gauge sized needle. As with other surface piercings, the chin piercing requires an experienced body piercer utilizing the proper tools and sterile piercing supplies. The type of body jewelry worn can be either barbells, captives, or talons for extreme appearance. Healing times are similar to other surface piercings.