Most piercers consider the snake eyes piercing to be unsafe. Most reputable piercing shops refuse to do it. There’s a high risk of rejection as well as gum rejection, cracking or chipping of the teeth. … The tongue consists of two muscles which are connected by the piercing, preventing independent movement.
Subsequently, why Snake Eye tongue piercing is bad?
The risks don’t stop there though, he added: “The jewellery itself sits on the back of the teeth. It is almost guaranteed that the client will see gum erosion, cracking/chipping of the teeth, and migration/rejection of the piercing leaving a nasty looking scar.”
Secondly, what hurts more snake eyes or regular tongue piercing?
Will it hurt? Yep, most likely. According to people who have a venom piercing, it’s usually described as being well above a 5 on a scale from 1 to 10. They also say it’s considerably more painful than a regular tongue piercing, and the second piercing may hurt more than the first.
Will my tongue piercing close up in 2 hours?
About tongue piercings, it is true that tongue piercings do not completely close up if they have completely healed before the tongue stud is removed. … If the tongue piercing is removed for even one night, it will partially close up as it is a muscle, which is very unlike ear piercings.
The Snake Eyes piercing, which may look like two separate piercings, is actually a curved bullbar that penetrates horizontally through the tongue. The hazard it has on the tongue is that it binds the two muscles, meaning they are unable to move independently.
The tongue is supplied by the hypoglossal nerve and the lingual branch of the trigeminal nerve. These nerves can be damaged during piercing and permanent paralysis of the tongue can occur.
The American Dental Association recommends against tongue piercing. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the ADA recommends against tongue piercing because of risks including “swelling, bleeding, infection, chipped or damaged teeth, gingivial recession, lacerations/scarring, hypersalivation, etc.”
Be sure to clean it with a saline piercing aftercare solution 2 – 3 times daily. (Since this piercing is located in the mouth, it’s a good idea to clean your piercing after every meal to clear any food debris.)
Immediately after the piercing, the wound may feel very sore and irritated. A person might have trouble talking and adapting to the new sensation in the mouth. However, they should avoid touching the piercing or knocking the piercing with the teeth, as this can increase irritation.
As long as you feel comfortable and aren’t causing yourself pain, and you’re using alcohol-free mouth wash after eating (not too often), eat your pb+j. Awesome. I ate a burger an fries today lol just had to go slowly and eat like an idiot. But it worked!
Snake eyes piercings are rated at a 4/10 on the pain scale. Your individual pain threshold can make it slightly more or less painful, but it’s best to keep this in mind as a guideline. The actual piercing is a quick procedure, but swelling and tenderness will set in for the first few days after being pierced.
Some people rate the pain of a tongue piercing as quite low, others say the healing process is more painful than the actual piercing. That being said, when considering getting your tongue pierced, you should go in expecting to experience at least some pain.
On the flip side, don’t:
- use tongue scrapers.
- play with your jewelry.
- engage in french kissing or oral sex until the piercing has completely healed.
- play contact sports with your jewelry in your tongue.
- smoke or drink alcohol during the healing process.
People who’ve had their piercing in for years reported it closing up in a matter of days. For others, it can be about a week or two.