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 are 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 with 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 your 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 organization dedicated to disseminating vital health and safety information about piercing to piercers, piercees, medical professionals, legislators, and the general public.
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Snake Bites Piercing Aftercare
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.
Snake Bites Piercing Aftercare Instructions
In cleaning the inside part of the piercing, you have to use an 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.
In cleaning the outside or the exterior part of the labret, you need to soak it with saline solution 2 to 3 times a day for five to ten minutes.
Simply rinse the piercing afterward 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.
Suggested Aftercare Products For Snake Bites Piercing
For the first few weeks after getting your snake bites piercing, you must clean it up using a homemade sea salt mixture. Do this twice a day. Sea salt mixture can be done easily by mixing 8 ounces of hot water and one-fourth teaspoon of sea salt such as Recovery Piercing Aftercare Sea Salt. Stir it up and mix it thoroughly. It is very important to avoid using ordinary salt when making saline washes. A superior quality sea salt such as Recovery Aftercare is the ideal product to use. This is taken from the miraculous Dead Sea in Beer Sheva, Israel. If you want your snake bites piercing to heal quickly then you must use saline washes. This particular salt includes a huge amount of bromides which can help in healing your piercing.
After having your snake bites piercing, you might feel uncomfortable in brushing your teeth. However, it is very important that you should continue to brush your teeth regardless if it feels strange to you. Do this twice a day, just like what you did before you had your snake bites piercing. Obviously, you don’t want to end up having hideous and expensive tooth decay just because you had a piercing. The best toothbrush to use is Oral B Pro Health All In One Toothbrush. It is very effective in removing plaque, especially in hard-to-reach areas. Improves gum health by minimizing gingivitis. It can eliminate surface stains as well as odor-causing germs from the tongue.
This mouth rinse includes a refreshing peppermint oil, making your mouth feeling fresh all the time. It is alcohol-free and does not have any artificial ingredients. Recovery Oral Aftercare Mouth Rinse is the best natural solution for keeping your snake bites piercing healthy.
H2Ocean Arctic Ocean can help in healing your snake bites piercing. Best of all, it does not include any harmful ingredients. This means that you can rinse your mouth regularly with a sea salt-based mouthwash such as H2Ocean. If you are getting tired of making your own salt solution then you should switch to H2Ocean mouthwash.
Snake Bites Piercing Aftercare Tips
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.
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 your 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 the feedback of your experience! For more information on lip piercings make sure to check our other posts.
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