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Playing the Oboe with lip piercings?
I’ve been playing the Oboe since about 6th grade (going into 8th) and I was wondering if I were to get a lip piercing (snake bites or something) would I still be able to play? I’m also going to start saxophone thanks 🙂

(The answerer said it would be no problem.)


  1. well, a snake bite is more towards the corners of the mouth, so it wouldn’t touch the reed… maybe it works? (though I wouldn’t risk it)

  2. I sure wouldn’t want to take the chance.

    The REAL killer was when a kid at my daughter’s high school got his tongue pierced. I said, “Good thing you don’t play oboe!” and he responded, “No, I play trumpet!” Sigh.

  3. Not only wouldn’t want to take the chance, wouldn’t want to get pierced in the first place. I must be getting old, but I just don’t understand…

  4. Nor do I, Bob. I’m getting old too. 😎