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Snakebite Piercing

Here is an some information on snakebite piercing.
Kalpana Kumari
Snakebite piercing is one of the latest fad among the youth. It owes its popularity to the unique snake-like look you get after getting this piercing. It involves piercings which go under the lip and are symmetrical on each side.
The bearer can insert studs or rings through his/her lip and back out. The commonly worn jewelry in this case is rings and studs. Go through the given account to learn about some basic information about this trend and aftercare measures.


Like any kind of body piercing, snakebite piercing also follows a proper procedure to penetrate through the skin.
It involves all the risks and complications that are associated with any other type of other body piercings. In order to minimize the possibility of infection and other undesirable occurrences, it is advisable that you get it done by a professional.
Do inquire well about the cost of this procedure in your locality. You can consider visiting a professional who can provide you with the best possible service within your budget.
When you visit a professional, he/she will begin the piercing work by cleaning your lower lip well. He/she may use an antiseptic lotion for this purpose. He/she will then mark the spots where you wish to have the jewelry placed. Generally, the professional uses a clamp to hold the skin firmly. The skin is not supposed to be held taut though.
The clamp serves one more function of reducing the pain. After setting the clamp on your lip, the professional will insert a small, hollow needle through it to thread the jewelry.
The needle that is commonly used for this purpose is about 2 inches long and almost half the size of a toothpick in width. The entire process will take around 10 minutes, and the pain involved is not much.


Take care of the piercing to foreclose many undesirable conditions. Do not eat, smoke, or drink for the next 3-4 hours.
Do not have tobacco, alcohol, and/or drugs till the wound heals completely, as these items are known to interfere with the body's natural ability to cure an injury. 
Do not touch your lips with unwashed hands. Clean the pierced area with a saline solution at least twice a day. Use a new, good quality, soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your teeth. 
Keep the brush and your mouth clean. Always rinse your mouth with a mouthwash after eating.
It will be good if you suck on an antibacterial or anti-inflammatory throat lozenges for minimum 15 days after getting this piercing. If the pain seems intolerable, you may take non-prescription pain killers, like Ibuprofen, to get some relief.
You should try your level best to assist your body in healing the wound. It is believed that vitamin B and zinc boost the healing ability of body, so ask a doctor if you can take such supplements. Include frozen yogurt, cold foods, and ice creams to your daily meals till the wound is healed.
Whenever you clean the wound, you should dry it with a disposable tissues or gauze, as cloth towels may contain bacteria.
Also, follow a healthy diet to strengthen the immune system of your body to ensure fast healing of the piercing wound.