The only advice I can give is to make sure wherever u work/go to school/etc doesnt mind it. I ended up getting this thing done five times. I got it done in 10th grade, principal said it was "distracting", I took it out. Got it done again a year later, went to the slammer, and had to remove it; hole closed. Got it done yet again right after I got out...bf convinced me to nix it, and i did.. Once again last year, in a diff location of the lip..(towards the right side this time) job said I had to get rid of it..along with my bright red hair..and since I was tired of putting the damn thing in and out, I just let the hole close. Once more..I have it again. Back when I first got mine, I was the only one who had one around my area, so it was a pretty cool thing to have. Pretty easy to maintain..but the labret is cool too. All i like to do is grab a soda can and rub the piercing across the top to make noises to bug the hell out of people.