A number of people have reported increased body hair immediately around piercing holes, include post-removal. In addition, this hair growth has been observed in areas where hair does not typically grow.
The illusion of excess hair may occur as well since it is difficult to shave or wax around a fresh piercing such as a labret. Tweezing may help if hair is a concern as tweezing is generally no more painful than a piercing. Shaving also removes the naturally tapered ends of hair, so that blunt new growth will appear more prominent against the surrounding hairless skin.