No, it doesn't hurt if you sew the surface of the lips (skin that comes off easily) and that's it ............, ...., .............. ... ...
I can't skip this question. Many people write that this is quite painful, but I want to clarify that it is not for everyone. My best friend has such a pain threshold that she does not feel any discomfort when piercing herself with something. One day she sewed her mouth shut while watching a movie, you know, from nothing to do. While I ate the chips, she dabbled with the needle. Such things.
In fact, the concept of "hurt" will depend on the state of the person and his consciousness during the execution of this action. Do not forget about the individual threshold of pain sensitivity. Most likely, in a sober mind, good health and an unchanged state of consciousness, you will not decide on this procedure (thanks to the instinct of self-preservation), however, if you change one of the above conditions, this procedure can be completely painless for you, and besides, it can bring pleasant sensations and feelings of satisfaction.
Pretty painful, I think, considering the innervation of the lips. But not intolerable. Use sterile surgical disposable needles with fixed thread, sterilized needle holder + sterile gloves. Treat skin and lips with 70% alcohol solution. Rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine.
So, by the way, a photo with Pavlensky and his imaginary sewn-up mouth is clearly just a way to painlessly fulfill your actionism. Now, so that you understand that a specific surgeon previously worked on the photo, and also understand the danger of these tricks: when piercing the lip as a usual surgical manipulation of the skin (moreover, sensitive and covered with epithelium), we get a risk of getting: acute diseases (tonsillitis and meningitis), diseases of internal organs (insufficiency, infectivity) and no less terrible - eczema (inflammation of the lip).
No, it doesn't hurt and you can do it very quickly. In any case, you will need to numb the area around the lips. It is better to do this with sterile instruments. It is better to trust a person whose hands grow from where it is necessary and whose experience of "sewing a person" will not be the first.