Ok so about 9 months ago I had to take my labret peircing out (much to my fiancee's dismay) for a job. It has since of course healed, tonight I discovered that the front is still very much open and there is very little that I would have to poke through to reopen the peircing. I definatly want to do this but have a couple questions for some of you guys that have alot of peircings. I know theres nothing wrong with self peircing but I want to make sure I go about it the right way, the way I used to re-open my ears (which have had a peircing in them off and on) was to get a three ring notebook, bend off an end, straighten it and just poke it on through. Now I know thats NOT the best way to do things, I never did get an infection from that but it always worked, was small enough that it never caused a big problem. What is the best way to make sure whatever I use is sterile, there is very little skin that would be in the way so I don't feel the need to get anything special to do it with, I figured I'd do the same as my ear with the thing sterile as possible, sharpen the end and poke it on through. Then feed a 14 or maybe even 16ga post to just hold the hole open, after the swelling went down go ahead and feed in a larger post. The membranes in the mouth are fairly easy to peirce and heal quickly, I figure most of the original peircing won't play a role considering it was the outer part of the lip that caused the most swelling. And of course I would do standard aftercare, anti-bac soap and non-alcohol based mouth wash. Opinions?