All You Need To Know About Snakebite Piercings

All You Need To Know About Snakebite Piercings

Sexy, hard-core, trendy, these are the adjectives often used to describe snakebite piercings. Sexy for the particularly refreshing and enticing look it affords the lips; hard-core for the shade of mysticism it paints over the lips (and the entire face) and; trendy because this piercing style has been in vogue since the start of the year.

A snakebite piercing so called for the unique fang-like appearance it gives to the face of the wearer, is essentially two symmetrically placed lower lip piercings, one on each side of the lip. As a piercing style, snakebite piercings have continued to command a significant amount of followership among body piercing faithful. If you are looking to hitch on to the growing trend of having your lips pierced, here are the basic facts you need to know.

Types of Snakebite Piercings

The traditional snakebite piercing as I stated earlier is comprised of two equidistant piercings (usually 0.75 inches from the midpoint of the lip) one on the left the other on the right side of the lower lip. Aside from this configuration, other variations of snakebite piercings exist such as:

One-sided Snakebite Piercing

As the name implies, a one-sided snake bite piercing features one (or two combined) piercings on one side of the lower lip, either left or right. This piercing style is revered among body piercing enthusiasts for its matured and sophisticated look.

Double Snakebite Piercing

A double snakebite piercing is actually four separate piercings grouped in twos on each side of the lower lip.

Tongue Snakebite Piercing

Aka venom bite piercing. This piercing style is markedly distinct from conventional snake bite piercings but is nonetheless categorized as one since it bears the essential features of snakebite piercings. Venom bite piercings are two piercings oriented side by side as is with snakebite piercings but this time on the tongue. It could be at the tip of the tongue or midway depending on the preference of the piercer.

 

What to Expect

Despite their complex and sophisticated look, snake bite piercings are relatively easy to undertake, just make sure you visit a professional and reputable piercing studio when you’re ready to get your piercing done. For those who’d rather not have their lips pierced but still long for the charming look that comes with a snakebite piercing, fret not, fake snakebite piercings are there to save your day (face)

Pain Threshold

Snakebite piercings are known to induce a substantial amount of pain. That said, it is important to note that individual pain perception varies significantly, as such, what is considered painful for others might come off as a tickle for you or vice versa (though we sincerely hope the latter is the case). Since the lower lip is well vascularized, it is normal (though not compulsory) for bleeding to occur during the piercing procedure.

Soreness and redness of the pierced area are also normal in the first few days of healing. To hasten and ensure proper and adequate healing make sure to stick to your piercing aftercare regimen; typically snakebite piercings heal within 2 – 4 months. If you, however, notice pus build-up or heightened levels of pain seek immediate help from a doctor or professional piercer as this could be the early signs of an infection.

Snakebite Piercing Jewelry

Rings or studs are the first choice snakebite piercing jewelry for most body artists. Provided you purchase high-quality versions, these are known to be particularly comfortable and relatively easy to care for and manage. Rings and studs come in various shapes and sizes, again, depending on your preference options range from the basic designs to those crafted and embedded with varying qualities of precious metal and gemstones. If you are looking to truly bring out that mystic snake fang appearance captive beaded rings are the way to go.

On a final note, before getting a snakebite piercing, take the time to evaluate your face to see if the piercing style would really accentuate your looks. Snakebite piercings naturally work for people with fuller lips. For some, an additional piercing, say a labret stud, might be needed to compliment the snakebite piercing.

Snakebite Piercing Jewelry

Rings or studs are the first choice snakebite piercing jewelry for most body artists. Provided you purchase high-quality versions, these are known to be particularly comfortable and relatively easy to care for and manage. Rings and studs come in various shapes and sizes, again, depending on your preference options range from the basic designs to those crafted and embedded with varying qualities of precious metal and gemstones. If you are looking to truly bring out that mystic snake fang appearance captive beaded rings are the way to go.

On a final note, before getting a snakebite piercing, take the time to evaluate your face to see if the piercing style would really accentuate your looks. Snakebite piercings naturally work for people with fuller lips. For some, an additional piercing, say a labret stud, might be needed to compliment the snakebite piercing.