'Labret' comes from the latin word 'labrum' which means lip. Labrets or 'flat backs' are items of piercing jewellery originally designed to be worn around the lips in piercings like the standard labret piercing just below the bottom lip in the centre. But they are also perfect for the philtrum and other lip piercings like the madonna, the monroe and snakebites. The flat back design also makes them a comfortable item to wear in ear.piercings as well. They are great to wear in the conch, tragus and helix pierings.