Often snake eyes are pierced with a small barbell or curved barbell, sometimes called a scoop piercing. The balls of the barbell sit on the top and resemble the eyes of a snake, hence its name, “snake eyes”.
In this way, can I use a straight barbell for my snake eyes?
The Ideal snake piercing jewelry is on that tautly fits your piercing (that is of course after healing is complete) and is made of high-quality materials that pose no threats of irritation to tongue tissue. 12g straight barbells made of either stainless steel or titanium does the trick for most piercers.
Also question is, how much does it cost to get snake eyes?
The snake eyes piercing price ranges between $35 and $65.
Why is the snake eyes piercing bad?
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.
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. It should close up, but just like trachs, some close and some don’t. If it doesn’t close after about a year it should be evaluated for a surgical closure if it is causing problems.
You can‘t really hide piercings without putting them at risk for infection. … How long does it take for a snake eyes tongue piercing to heal? The “snake eyes” piercing is NOT a valid or even attemptable piercing by any professional piercer.
You should avoid alcohol for a minimum of two to three weeks after a piercing as it can cause irritation, pain, excess swelling, and other complications. … Smoking can cause extra swelling, infection, and other problems. It should be avoided for at least two to three weeks after a piercing.
Symptoms of piercing rejection
- more of the jewelry becoming visible on the outside of the piercing.
- the piercing remaining sore, red, irritated, or dry after the first few days.
- the jewelry becoming visible under the skin.
- the piercing hole appearing to be getting larger.
- the jewelry looking like it is hanging differently.
Your tongue won’t be fully healed for about one to two months. During that time, especially in the beginning, you may have a lot of swelling. Plus, at the initial piercing, you can expect a little bit of blood too. You may feel some pain for that first month, but it should start lessening after the first week or so.
Snake bites piercings seem intense, but they aren’t typically considered as painful as other lip piercings, especially those that go through the actual lip. People who’ve had it done rate the pain around 3–5 on a pain scale with 10 being the highest. Many find the clamping more uncomfortable than the actual piercing.
Yes you can smoke but the healing process may be a little longer than 4 weeks. … One the piercing needs time to heal and two bad for your health. I would try to leave it it for at least a day before smoking.
How much does the snake bites piercing cost? Since you’re getting pierced twice, at around $80 – $120, the snake bites piercing is more expensive than other lip piercings.