Mark shows you how to safely pierce your own lip. To pierce your own lip, follow these steps: You will need rubbing alcohol, a piercing needle, alcohol swab, a ring, mouthwash, a small bag filled with crushed ice and a cork. Put the ice between your lip and your gum until your lip is numb. Wipe the needle with the alcohol pad to sterilize it. Sterilize your lip as well. Place the cork in between your lip and gum, take the needle and stick it through your lip. Stick the ring through your lip and you are done. Make sure to clean it at least twice a day with mouthwash.