Snakebite piercings are a type of oral piercing that consists of two piercings placed on either side of the lower lip. They are similar to labret piercings, but are placed horizontally instead of vertically.
To get a snakebite piercing, you will need to visit a professional piercing studio or shop. The process generally involves the following steps:
Consultation: During the consultation, the piercer will discuss the placement and style of the piercing with you and answer any questions you may have. They will also check to make sure that you are a good candidate for the piercing.
Cleaning and marking: The area where the piercing will be done will be cleaned and marked with a pen or marker to indicate the exact placement of the piercing.
Piercing: The piercer will use a sterile needle to pierce the skin on either side of the lower lip. They will then insert the jewelry of your choice into the piercing.
Aftercare: The piercer will provide you with instructions on how to care for your new piercing and minimize the risk of infection. This may include cleaning the piercing with a saline solution, avoiding certain activities or substances, and avoiding touching or playing with the jewelry.
It's important to note that getting a snakebite piercing, or any piercing, involves some risks, including the risk of infection and allergic reactions to the jewelry. It's important to choose a reputable, experienced piercer and follow proper aftercare instructions to minimize these risks.