03-14-2013, 06:55 AM #1
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Snake Bite Piercing, is it good for me?
Hi everyone, I'm new to piercing and wanted to ask some questions before actually getting it.
Well, I'm a freshmen in high school. Today my friend told me to get Snake Bite Piercing with him. At first I thought he was crazy, but after checking it out online, it looks alright. I've never had a piercing ever before in my life or know how they work. This might be a new experience for me. I have asked my mom if I can have it, she said no, but I will some how convince her. I still need to make clear if I want the piercing or not. Below are the questions I need some help with before I want to get the piercings.
If I don't want the piercing after the first few weeks, can I just take them out and the holes will grow back like the way it was before it pierced? (Don't want to fuck up my lip lol)
Is one week enough to get it healed to the point where I can take it off for at least a day? (I have a class called ROTC where you can't wear piercings and when we have Uniform Day which is once a week, we can't wear piercings all day. Since next week is spring break for our school, I could get it Friday and have one week to get healing for it. Or should I just get it next year where I won't be taking that class?)
What will happen to the holes after I don't wear them for few years? (I don't think I'm gonna wear it my whole life, will probably stop after high school. Want to know what will happen to my lip afterword, will it look bad and will the holes ever grow back or am I just gonna have to live with two tiny holes each side of my lip?)
What are the main disadvantages of it? (I don't mind getting it as long as it not too much trouble to take care of it. Not worrying about what I will get from it, I'm more concerned about what will I lose or damage when I get the piercings?)
That's all my questions for now, might have some more later. Thanks.
03-14-2013, 10:50 AM #2
I can't answer all your questions but I think you have actually answered some of them yourself. The jewellery should not be removed until it is healed. If you are attending a class where you need it to be removed weekly then perhaps you should wait until you don't attend this class. By then you will know if you really want to go through with it. You will also need to look after them in the initial healing process. Perhaps you could search some of the experience diaries on here too to answer your particular questions in the last few paragraphs.
Good luck with your research.Jo
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03-14-2013, 09:16 PM #3
I just read the first half, but basically you don't even sound sure that you want it. So don't even think of getting it until you've decided! Then when you think you're decided, think about it some more. A lip piercing will probably leave a scar, on your face. Mine did. So think about it. And yeah wait until you don't have to take it out for a day a week.
03-14-2013, 09:34 PM #4
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03-14-2013, 09:56 PM #6
Yeah the fact that your friend told you to get it done with him and you're just kind of going along with it just makes me think you shouldn't bother. I had two lower lip piercings when I was 16 (8 years ago) which I took out about 6 years ago and I still have scars. If you don't want scars and you didn't even want this pierced until your friend told you to, you shouldn't do it.
03-15-2013, 08:19 PM #7
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Um, I made a pretty snap decision with mine.. but I knew I liked snakebites for years, and I decided I wanted them, and I only got them pierced when I did because I got them on a special offer, so I got them for £25 instead of £50, otherwise I probably would have given it more thought. Surely its better to decide you want a piercing and then get it, rather than to get a piercing and THEN decide you want it?
When I had mine, when I changed to smaller jewellery, I had one side out for less than five minutes. And it was difficult to get it through because it'd started to close, and mine were a month old at this point. So, unless you have super human healing powers, which I DOUBT you do, a week is nowhere near long enough to take it out for an extended period of time. And, if by some miracle it didn't close, you'd irritate the crap outta your lip - and that it is not fun. Wait until they're practical for you before even thinking about getting them pierced. Your piercing will thank you.
Can't answer the question on the scars, because I haven't taken mine out. But my friend has, you can still see the hole where it was pierced, but it's only like an acne scar. But if you don't want facial scars, again, re-consider your choice of piercing.
Main disadvantages - biting the bars, especially the ones they put in for swelling. That hurts, and hurts a lot. Potential gum/tooth damage - my dentist is now hyperaware about checking my gums/lip/teeth for any sign of damage, this is something to consider. I found it kinda hard to eat when I first got mine, it was just because my lip was sore and the bars kept getting caught on my teeth as I didn't know how to avoid it. They can get pretty sore, especially if I'm ill so my immune system isn't liking having two foreign bodies in my lip. The initial swelling can be a bitch. Mine took up all of the room on my bars, and I probably could've done with an extra mm on top of that.
Yeah, do your research and decide on if you really want snakebites. Otherwise it's just a waste of money tbh...Big Brother is watching you.
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03-15-2013, 08:41 PM #8
It's a bio compatible implant grade material so according to EU regulations it's fine. Implant grade steel and titanium are also fine as you say.
Bioplast is a trade name which I believe no one knows 100% what it's made from but has again been cleared as being bio compatible. Of course there's plenty of shit quality plastics out there some not labelled correctly so it's a case of being savvy when shopping.
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