Want to take your lip piercing game to the next level? You might just be in the market for a snake bites piercing! Lucky for you, Spencer’s put together a snake bites piercing guide that includes everything you need to know about this stylish oral piercing. From healing times to types of jewelry and everything in between, we’re here for you. Body piercing is a great form of self-expression, and snake bite piercings allow you to show off your style in more ways than one. Let’s get to it!

Snake Bites Piercing

What is a Snake Bites Piercing?

Snake Bites Piercing Location:

Labret piercings on both sides of the mouth. In order to achieve this look, you’ll need both sides of your bottom lip pierced to make it look like you’ve been bitten by a snake.

Snake Bites Piercing Process:

The snake bites piercing process is normally performed with a 14 or 16-gauge hollow piercing needle. 

How much does a snake bites piercing cost?

Snake bite piercing cost depends on which piercing studio you’ll be attending. Labret studs can also vary in price, so it’s important that you talk to your piercing shop to get an accurate estimate. 

Do snake bite piercings hurt? 

Snake bite piercing pain depends mostly on your pain tolerance. We suggest talking to a professional piercer about pain management before getting pierced. 

Snake Bites Piercing Jewelry

Flat back labret lip rings, captive bead rings (circular barbells), horseshoe rings, and curved barbells are the most common types of jewelry for a snake bites piercing.

How much does snake bite piercing jewelry cost?

There are different types of lip jewelry, such as horseshoe rings, that may be higher in price than standard labret studs. We recommend calling a professional piercer to learn more about prices for body piercings and body jewelry. Jewelry materials can influence the price as well. Surgical steel and titanium jewelry are the most common.

Can I get an allergic reaction from my spider bite jewelry?

Having an allergic reaction to your jewelry is a possibility, and could result in a rash, redness, or bumps. Contact a piercing professional and make sure that getting a body piercing is the right move for you. Be sure to discuss jewelry material options before getting pierced. Check with a doctor beforehand to learn more about your allergies.

When can I change my labret piercing jewelry?

Make sure your piercing is completely healed before changing the original piece of jewelry. Once your body piercing is fully healed, you can change your piercing jewelry for fun labret studs, captive bead rings, horseshoe rings, and other fun body jewelry. Make sure to wash your hands and clean your new lip ring and piercing prior to insertion. 

Snake Bites Piercing Aftercare

Snake Bites Healing Time and Snake Bites Tips:

Snake bite piercing healing times varies from person to person and depends on your body’s chemical makeup. Typically, snakes bite labret piercings take anywhere from 6-8 weeks to heal with proper aftercare. We recommend speaking to your piercing professional about the healing process for a more accurate timeline. 

How do I clean my snake bite piercings and jewelry?

It’s essential that you keep up with piercing aftercare to prevent infection and ensure proper healing. We recommend using H2Ocean Aftercare spray or saline solution to clean your piercings. Remember that you should also be regularly brushing your teeth. For more information, talk to an experienced piercer and follow their guidelines to make sure your piercings heal and to prevent snake bites piercing infections. You should also check out our aftercare tips guide!

What should I do if my snake bites get infected?

If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or redness, remove your jewelry immediately and contact your piercer and healthcare professional. To help prevent the risk of infection, be sure to maintain proper piercing aftercare by cleaning your piercing with saline solution even after your piercing is healed. 

Will my piercings swell?

With any piercing, it is common to have some pain and swelling at the piercing site. If swelling or pain continues after one week, contact your healthcare professional or professional piercer for next steps. 

Why shouldn’t I get snake bite piercings?

Piercings are such a beautiful way to express yourself, but you should choose a piercing that’s best for you. If you’re having second thoughts about a snake bites piercing, you should discuss alternative piercing options with your professional piercer. Check out our complete lip piercing guide for more lip piercing options. 

How do I give myself snake bites at home?

You don’t! It is essential to get all of your body piercings performed by a professional to prevent infection. Piercing yourself at home is never recommended. 

Will snake bite piercing jewelry affect my teeth?

Oral piercings, including lower lip piercings and other lip piercing types require detailed aftercare instructions. We recommend speaking to an experienced piercer and your healthcare provider for more information on how certain jewelry styles can affect teeth and gums and/or cause gum recession. 

No matter what kind of body jewelry you’re looking for, Spencer’s has it all. Hoping to learn more about lip piercings, ear piercings, tongue piercings, and some other awesome piercing types? Head to The Inspo Spot!

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