Ball closure rings (BCR), circular barbells, and labret studs are the most common types of jewelry that are used for a spider bites piercing.
Not many can pull this piercing off and the very fact that you are even thinking about a spider bites piercing shows that you have what it takes to make it happen. That's always a good way to begin. Piercings that fall in the category of unique, there are many, and this particular piercing has got to be one of the simpler ones to get. And that is exactly where lies its charm. But then again, there might be a few among you who just know that they want a piercing that is not the traditional kind, does not necessarily conform to the expected, and chooses to go beyond. Problem is, they don't know what exactly to get. This article is for you then, 'cause we will explore the option of a spider bites lip piercing and what it means to get one.
A spider bites piercing is sometimes also referred to as a double lip piercing, and as the name suggests, is characterized by two piercings. This is a specialized lip piercing that is drawn up on the basis of a design that would be formed if there was a spider bite on the surface of the skin.
It is done on the bottom of the lower lip, or in some cases, on the lip itself and is characterized by two piercings that are placed close together, with less than an inch gap in between them. People usually prefer the lower lip for this piercing.
If it is done on the lips―rings, rather than studs are used as the preferred choice of spider bite piercing jewelry. However, if a piercing is done below the lower lip, then studs are used. The kind of studs or rings you opt for is really your choice. There are several sizes, designs, colors, and types of studs and spider bite lip rings that are available in the market. Depending on what your budget is, the color, size, the piece that matches your personality, and the kind of jewelry you want to flaunt, you can choose a piece.
Earlier, this piercing was more famous among the guys, but lately spider bites piercings on girls has gained a lot of popularity as well. This facial piercing is seen to draw out whacky designs and assorted colors that girls use to make a fashion statement of their own.
Before Getting the Piercing Done
It is always better to consult a doctor before getting a piercing done. He will be able to give you tips on how you should prepare for your piercing―either by starting you on some vitamin supplements or telling you about the kind of foods to avoid or eat.
Along with consulting a doctor, it is very, very important that you find a good and professional studio to get your piercing done. The studio needs to be extremely hygienic. Some studios also have a doctor on the premises to help in case there is any problem. What would really help is if you're able to get in touch with people who have had their piercings done from the studio, so that you can get a first hand report of the studio. Even if the studio is a little expensive, it is worth the cost.
Once you're fixed on the studio, have a word with the artist who will undertake your piercing. Consult him/her about the kind of piercing you should go in for, the risks involved, and understand how to undertake the aftercare for the same.
There is a risk involved with the spider bites piercing in the way that the metal of the stud or ring can hurt your gums and/or teeth, given its location. The metal can cause the enamel of the teeth to chip off and the constant rubbing of the metal against the gums could lead to abrasions. If this is ignored, the damage could well be permanent. If there is damage caused to the gums or teeth, the location of the piercing will have to be changed. Which is why it is important to opt for a professional salon and artist to do the piercing. This problem can be avoided by wearing a soft bioplast labret stud―in this type of piercing, the rod is made of plastic while the stud is of metal. This prevents abrasions to the teeth and gums.
Steps for Caring
The healing time for this piercing is calculated at 4 - 12 weeks. Does this piercing hurt? It hurts like any normal piercing would because it is, after all, a wound in your body. But with proper care, one can deal with the pain in the most effective way.
What is seen to help is if the piercings are done with a gap in time between the two. In the sense that both piercings should not be done at the same time or else the healing process may take time. Of course, this will depend on each person's individual healing capacity, and for some, the healing will be faster. But allowing one piercing to heal before getting the second one done is considered a safer option.
Here are some things that you should take care of after getting a piercing.
- Rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash twice daily, and after every meal.
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol. This will inflame the wound and cause more pain.
- Eat frozen foods like ice and ice cream. This will help heal the wound faster.
- Do not keep touching the piercing when it is raw.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the piercing. You could cause an infection otherwise.
- Eat mild foods and avoid anything that is too spicy.
- Do not use public pools and baths for sometime after the piercing.
- You can use a saline soak to relieve the pain.
- Start taking Vitamin B supplements before getting a piercing done.
- Do not change the piercing on your own without consulting your jeweler and doctor first.
The exact price for getting this piercing cannot be given because the cost is determined by a combination of varied factors like―the place from where you get it, the inclusion of taxes on the same, whether there is aftercare included in the piercing, as well as several other factors. Yet an approximate range is seen to run between $45 - $65 (usually for 1 piece). The spider bites piercing cost could fall anywhere in this range. Some places offer aftercare and you might be charged for the same as well. While some might charge this price for one piercing, others might include it for both at once. In most places, this is the cost of one price, so the price needs to be doubled in case of this type of piercing.
And that's all that there is to spider bites piercing. Consider all the options before you decide to go in for one and make sure that you consult your piercing artist before taking any step.