A Snake Bite Piercing consists of two piercings evenly separated on the lower lips. Whereas a labret piercing is placed in the middle under the lip, the snake bites is a lip piercing, set of two and is placed on the left and right side of the lip. There are two kinds of snake bite piercings: The ring piercing and the labret stud under both sides of the lip. Piercing Models provides you with important tips before and after getting pierced, information about the costs of a snake bites piercing, 24 inspirational examples of Snake Bites piercings and a video on how the piercing procedure will go. We will provide you additional tips on snake bites after-care and healing, but make sure to always follow up with your professional piercer if you have any problems.
Before getting a Snake Bite Piercing
You should take the time to choose which piercing one you want. Both holes aren’t pierced the same way, therefore the jewellery (ring or labret stud) is proper to each piercing and should not be switched to avoid irritation and healing complications. Before getting your piercing, you will be asked to approve the placement of the dots on your skin. Make sure you take the time to verify the dots for the piercings are properly aligned. For the labret stud piercing, it is important to select the right length and size of the stud. Studs that are too long will rub against the bottom row of teeth and cause bone injury or loss, and a stud too tight can result in gum recession. The perfect length should allow the stud to be easily cleaned and moved.
Choosing the right width of the hoop for the ring piercing is of great importance. There are typically two different disc sizes for starter snake bites jewelry (16 or 14 gauge labret stud). Hoops that are too small can cause the piercing jewelry to move around and can lead to serious complications during the healing process of the snake bites.
Snake Bites Piercing Costs
Piercing studio rates vary from place to place but generally snakebites cost between $80 and $120, jewellery and piercing fees included. It is very important to shop around and choose the best shop, not the cheapest rate. It is really not worth any complication because you choose a sketchy piercing shop or piercer. Make sure you feel completely comfortable with your piercer and do you research only. Look for reviews from other piercers, customers or websites. If you don’t see a referral directly in your area, you can check the website for a local member of the Association of Professional Piercers. The APP is a non-profit organisation dedicated to disseminating vital health and safety information about piercing to piercers, piercees, medical professionals, legislators, and the general public.
24 Inspirational Snake Bites Piercing Examples
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The Snake Bites Procedure
Snake Bites Piercing Healing & Tips
Snake bites piercings will take 2 to 4 months to completely heal. A healthy lifestyle including good sleep and a nutritious diet is essential for a good recovery. Because it is both an external and oral piercing, you will need to follow two types of aftercare instructions. One thing to consider when getting Snake Bite piercings is that you are getting two piercings at once. This tends to be a little more painful and more stressful on your body than just getting one piercing.
Cleaning instructions for inside the mouth: Use antibacterial alcohol-free mouth rinse or a packaged sterile saline solution. Rinse after meals and at bedtime (4-5 times a day). Do not clean too often or too rough to avoid irritating your piercing.
Cleaning instructions for outside the mouth (exterior of labret): Soak with saline solution 2 to 3 times a daily for five to ten minutes. Simply rinse the piercing afterwards to get rid of salt residue. It is also important to soap the piercing once or twice a day. This can be easily done in the shower, by lathering a small drop of soap around the jewellery. After about 30 seconds, rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of soap.
For the first 3 to 5 days, expect your lips to be significantly swollen. You may also experience light bleeding, bruising and tenderness making eating and drinking a more painful task. Damage of your tooth enamel or gum is a common damage of oral piercings and can lead to serious problems. It is important to keep a close eye on it. If you start seeing any signs of enamel erosion or gum recession, remove the piercing immediately! Here are some tips for a healthy snake bite piercing recovery:
- Stay away from alcohol and cigarettes: It will irritate your piercing (even avoid using mouthwash-containing alcohol.)
- Avoid swimming in lakes and pools.
- Avoid oral sexual contact (both french kissing and oral sex)
- Do not play with your piercing jewellery or studs.
- To help reduce swelling during the first few nights, sleep with your head slightly elevated above your heart.
- To reduce inflammation, let small pieces of ice melt in your mouth.
- When eating, place small bites of food onto your molars to minimize the pain.
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H2Ocean increases circulation to the body or mouth piercing and accelerates the healing process. It will also help reduce lumps and scars. This formula remains sterile in the state of the art can. H2Ocean non-aerosol dry mist sprayer is ozone friendly and the can itself is recyclable. It is absolutely vital when taking care of a piercing to make sure that bacteria isn’t introduced to the affected area, and the only way to do this is by using a sterile formula like this one. In the case of an oral piercing we also recommend getting the aftercare mouthwash to protect your new piercing.
As we mentioned above, when you do decide to get a Snake Bites Piercing make sure you do your research on piercing places around you and on the internet. Check the place out in person or online, and make sure you check the reviews online. Before getting the piercing talk to the piercer that will place your piercing, discuss you wishes and make sure you feel comfortable with him or her. When you follow our after-care and healing tips you’ll recover in no-time and please send us the results! We would be more than happy to hear your feedback of your experience! For more information on lip piercings make sure to check our other posts.