What is shark bite piercing?
It is a relatively new type of lip piercing done on both sides of the lower lip. Since a wide a variety of jewelry goes well with shark bites piercing, youngsters are getting them done for enhancing their smile. It is also known as double snake bites piercings.
How to do shark bites piercing
Opt for a well-recognized piercing parlor having a considerable amount of experience in all types of lip piercings. Before marking the precise piercing spots with a marker, the lower lip is cleaned properly by the piercer. Four perforations are made on the lip using a sterilized, light needle, followed by insertion of the jewelry.
Shark bites piercing pain
As this style of piercing involves a set of four piercings, it might cause intense pain along with some bleeding. Do not worry if your lower lip remains swollen for some days as it occurs with any fresh piercing.
Shark bites piercing aftercare
- Do not touch the piercing without washing your hands
- Clean the piercing site with a cotton ball soaked in warm salt water
- Use warm saline water for rinsing your mouth after eating
- Rinse the pierced lip with a mild soap while taking a shower
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
- Avoid consumption of hot and spicy foods
- Use a toothbrush having soft bristles as well as mild toothpaste for brushing your teeth
Shark bites piercing healing
Complete healing of the piercing takes about 2 to 3 months.
Shark bites piercing infection and complications
Similar to other forms of lip piercings, there is a greater possibility of teeth and gum damage due to the rubbing of the jewelry against the gum line. You have to be quite careful while having your food as subjecting the pierced lip to undue trauma might increase the chances of infection leading to painful inflammation, redness, and pus discharge. If the jewelry is improperly placed, then it will cause itching, and irritation near the piercing that may gradually cause the jewelry to migrate from its previous position, resulting in rejection.
Shark bites piercing jewelry
You have plenty of choices regarding the selection of jewelry after the piercing heals. Circular barbells, labret rings, captive bead rings, spikes, and loop rings can be combined to make your lips look nice and different. Fake lip rings can also be worn if you do not want to get this piercing done.
Shark bites piercing cost
The price of the piercing ranges between $80 and $125 in any licensed piercing parlor.