Have you wanted snake bites for a while? Have you recently stumbled across this lip piercing and want to know more? We got you. This piercing guide to snake bite piercings will give you a rundown on everything you need to know about this type of lip piercing. From how long snake bites take to heal to different types of jewelry and everything in between, we’re here for you. Body jewelry 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
Snake Bite 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 Bite Piercing Process: Snake bite piercings are normally performed with a 14 Gauge-16 Gauge hollow piercing needle.
Snake Bite Piercing Healing Time: About 6-8 weeks
Recommended Jewelry: flat back labret lip rings, captive bead rings (circular barbells,) horseshoe rings
Got the gist of it? Let’s get to the nitty gritty. Here’s some body piercing FAQs:
Q: How long does it take for a snake bite piercing to heal?
A: Snake bite piercing healing time varies from person to person and depends on your body’s chemical makeup. Typically, snakes bite labret piercings takes anywhere from 6-8 weeks to heal. We recommend speaking to your piercing professional for an accurate healing timeline.
Q: Do snake bite piercings hurt?
A: Snake bite piercing pain depends mostly on your pain tolerance. We suggest talking to a professional piercer about pain management before getting pierced.
Q: How much do snake bite piercings cost?
A: 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.
Q: How do I clean my snake bite piercings and jewelry?
A: It’s essential that you keep up with piercing aftercare to prevent infection and insure proper healing. We recommend using H2Ocean Aftercare spray or saline solution. Remember that you should also be regularly brushing your teeth. For more information, we recommend talking to your piercer and following their guidelines to make sure your piercings heals and to prevent snake bites piercing infections.
Q: What should I do it my snake bites get infected?
A: If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or redness, remove your jewelry immediately and contact your piercer and healthcare professional. To help prevent risk of infection, be sure to maintain proper piercing aftercare by cleaning your piercing with saline solution even after your piercing is healed.
Q: Will my piercings swell?
A: With any piercing, it is common to have some pain and swelling at the piercing site. If swelling or pain continues after one week, we recommended contacting your healthcare professional or professional piercer for next steps.
Q: Why shouldn’t I get snake bite piercings?
A: 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 bite piercing, you should discuss alternative piercing options with your professional piercer. Check out our complete lip piercing guide for more lip piercing options.
Q: How do I give myself snake bites at home?
A: You don’t! It is essential to get snake bite piercings from a professional piercer to prevent infection and insure both piercings are symmetrical. Piercing yourself at home is never recommended.
Q: When can I change my labret piercing jewelry?
A: Make sure your piercing is completely healed before changing your jewelry. Once your body piercing is fully healed, you can change out your original piercing jewelry for fun labret studs, captive bead rings, horseshoe rings, and other fun body jewelry. Make sure to wash your hands, clean your new jewelry and piercing prior to insertion.
Q: Will snake bite piercing jewelry affect my teeth?
A: 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.
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