What is a snake eye piercing?
Have you considered getting a snake eye piercing but have some concerns? It's quite natural.
This piercing is quite attractive, yet it can also be frightening. You'll still have the tip of your tongue horizontally perforated, which may put some people off! It is, nonetheless, worthwhile.
This tongue piercing is really unique, far more so than a traditional tongue piercing.
The snake eyes or horizontal tongue piercing
The snake-eyes piercing will be horizontally pierced on both sides of the tip of your tongue. A barbell, either straight or curved, will be implanted. The horizontal tongue piercing is another name for this piercing.
When you open your lips, the two balls of the barbell on your tongue provide the appearance that a snake is observing you.
How is the snake-eyes piercing done?
Your tongue will be examined by the piercer before the snake-eyes are pierced to ensure that it is the correct shape and thickness for the piercing. You may not be able to pierce your tongue if it is too thin.
With a surgical marker, he will mark the two points that correspond to the position of the two barbell balls.
He'll then use forceps to grip your tongue and insert a long hollow needle on both sides. Finally, it'll be time to put the jewelry on display.
Is the snake-eyes piercing painful to do?
This section is highly subjective because each person has a different pain report that is unique to him. This piercing of its physiognomy can be frightening. It is, however, impressive rather than painful.
You'll experience the same discomfort as if you bit your tongue while eating. It's not nice, but it's not insurmountable! Before you leave, just relax and don't think about it too much.
The price of a horizontal tongue piercing
You should be aware that snake-eyes are not performed by all piercing salons. It necessitates prior experience and is fraught with pitfalls such as rejection.
The cost of a piercing is highly dependent on where you go and where you live. In most cases, you should be able to get away with a jewelry price of 10 to 40 pounds.
Healing time and follow-up of the snake-eyes
It normally takes 6 to 8 weeks for the snake-eyes or horizontal tongue piercing to heal completely. In about a week, the swelling of the tongue will subside.
Please follow these suggestions to guarantee the quickest and most successful healing possible:
- Use a gentle toothbrush to maintain proper oral hygiene.
- Before touching your piercing, wash your hands well with antibacterial soap.
- After each meal, rinse your mouth thoroughly with a saline solution.
- Don't try to move or adjust your piercing by playing with it.
- Stay away from spicy and hot foods, as well as alcohol.
- Don't smoke excessively.
Which jewelry to use for a snake-eyes piercing?
We utilize a straight barbell, a staple, or a curved barbell to pierce the tongue horizontally. Don't be afraid to experiment with different types of jewelry once your piercing has healed, depending on your tongue anatomy and taste.
Your piercer can also give you recommendations based on what he or she believes is best for you.