|Above & Below Lips|
|Labret, BCR, Segment|
|16 with ID|
|£100.00 - £110.00|
Canine bites are a combination of angel bites and snake bites. Two piercings are placed above the top lip and two more are placed below the bottom lip, on opposite sides of the mouth. Find our Canine bites piercing advice and jewellery tips by clicking below.
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Canine Bites Piercing Jewellery
The Canine bites piercing combines the popular snake bites and angel bites piercings to create one aesthetically stunning lip piercing combo. This lip piercing configuration places two piercings above the top lip and two below the bottom lip, for perfect symmetry. Many people choose to have labrets in the top piercings and hoops in the bottom piercings, once their canine bites piercing has fully healed. Want to learn more about canine piercing? Check out more info with our FAQs, below.
Where is a canine bite piercing?
The canine bite piercing is placed above the top lip and below the bottom lip and consists of four piercings. The canine piercing gets its name because the piercings are placed over the canine teeth. It is a combination of angel bites and snake bites. The symmetrical piercing is placed near to the corners of the mouth.
Do canine bite piercings hurt?
Canine bite piercings do hurt but no more than any other lip piercings. However, you will be getting four piercings done in one sitting which can make it feel more painful because the piercing procedure will last for longer. You may find that your canine bite piercings hurt after they have been done. This is usually because the piercing site becomes swollen which is increased because there are four piercings.
What should I eat after getting a canine bites piercing?
You will need to be careful when eating after getting your canine bites piercing. After any lip piercing, you should eat soft cold foods to help reduce swelling and avoid irritating your new piercing wound. After getting a canine bites piercing avoid spicy and sticky foods, including chewing gum. Spicy foods can slow down healing and sticky foods can get stuck around the piercing jewellery.
What can I drink after a canine piercing?
After your canine piercing, you should drink cool water to help reduce swelling. You can also suck on an ice cube or water ice lolly to help soothe your mouth. Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks during the initial healing period as these can cause the piercing wound to re-open and can slow down healing. Some people prefer to avoid milk while their piercing is healing. Make sure to regularly use an alcohol-free and PH-neutral mouthwash to help remove any food and drink debris.
How much is a canine bite piercing?
A canine bite piercing costs an average of £100 - £110. You will be getting four piercings in one so the price will reflect this. How much the canine piercing costs may also depend on the piercing jewellery you choose. We always recommend paying the price for high quality piercing jewellery as this can help your piercing to heal. It is important to go to an experienced piercer to do your canine bite piercings as the placement is important. The piercings need to be symmetrical to achieve the desired aesthetic of this piercing.
How does a canine bite piercing work?
The canine bite piercing works by placing four labret piercings in four positions by the lip. This piercing is a combination of angel bites and snake bites which are placed above and below the lips. This piercing configuration gives a symmetrical aesthetic and is placed over the canine teeth, hence the name. This does mean you will need to make sure the piercing jewellery does not catch on your teeth as the piercing bar will go through from the outside of the lip to the inner mouth.
Do you have to get all the piercings at once for canine bites?
It is possible to get all four canine bites piercings in one sitting however some piercers recommend waiting between the piercings to allow any swelling to reduce in between. Waiting for each canine bite piercing to heal can make it easier to take care of your new piercing. You can either have one at a time or get the snake bites piercing and angel bites piercing in two separate sittings.
Lip piercing names can make it confusing since canine bites are made up of angel bites and snake bites which are in turn made up of different types of lip piercing. The final configuration of the four piercings is called Canine bite piercing.
Want to learn more about lip piercings or other types of piercing at Blue Banana? Check out our full range of piercing guides and piercing jewellery.
Canine Bites Piercing Procedure
ID may be required
Ready to get a Canine bites piercing? Use our store locator to find your local Blue Banana Studio. There’s no need to book an appointment; you can simply go to the store of your choice and be pierced on the day.
Make sure to check the Canine bites piercing age restriction before coming to store. It can help to avoid any undue disappointment. In a Blue Banana studio, the Canine bites piercing age restriction is 16 (ID may be required). Lip piercings are not available with parental consent.
Once you’re all booked in, you will have some forms to fill out. A member of Blue Banana staff will go through the steps and can help you pick out jewellery. Then you can meet the piercer! They too will give you a quick consultation and briefing before discussing the Canine bites piercing location.
Canine bites piercings are usually pierced with a labret. Your piercer will pass a cannula needle through the piercing site and then insert the jewellery. If you want to have your canine bites pierced in one sitting, remember you will be having four piercings at once.
Canine Bites Piercing Aftercare
Healing Time: 2-3 Months
A Canine bites piercing can take 2-3 months to fully heal. The exact healing time varies from person to person and will need top aftercare to ensure successful healing.
After the initial piercing, your lip is likely to swell and can be quite sore. During the healing process, you should avoid spicy and sticky foods, including chewing gum as this can get caught around your piercing jewellery. During healing, avoid smoking, alcohol, and kissing as this may introduce unwanted bacteria into your piercing wound.
There are two different types of cleaning you will need to do for your Canine bites piercing. When cleaning the inside of your Canine bites piercing, swill a saltwater solution around your mouth twice a day. Ensure there is no food stuck around your piercing, regularly use mouthwash to maintain good oral hygiene, and try to avoid touching your piercing while it heals. When cleaning the outside of the piercing, use a saltwater solution or Tea Tree Oil to gently bathe the piercing twice a day.
If you would like further information, make sure to read our full Piercing Aftercare Guides to learn about side effects to look out for.
Canine Bites Piercing Jewellery
There’s plenty of options when it comes to Canine bites piercing jewellery from Blue Banana. Some popular styles include:
- Canine Bites Piercing Labret
- Canine Bites Piercing Hoop
- Canine Bites Piercing Jewellery
There are a range of colours and designs to choose from in our lip piercing jewellery range. When choosing your piercing jewellery there are a few things you should consider:
- Jewellery Size – Make sure to find out from your piercer the size your Canine Bites piercing jewellery should be.
- Jewellery Material – piercing materials differ not only through their look but also how they could react to your skin. If you have sensitive skin that is prone to irritation, one of the many Titanium jewellery options is recommended. This material comes in a variety of colours and is durable too!
When searching for a piece of jewellery make sure you know your measurements. We display the piercing jewellery measurements as Gauge first (displayed in millimetres) then Diameter/Length, e.g. 1.2mm x 8mm.
- Gauge – this is the thickness of the jewellery itself.
- Diameter – the width across the widest point of the jewellery for hoops and rings.
- Length – the length of the piercing bar, usually not including the ball.
Make sure to check out the tips from our piercing guides for information about changing and removing piercing jewellery.
Other Guides & Ranges
- Find Your Local BB Studio
- Age Restrictions & Prices
- Aftercare & Cleaning
- Piercing Size & Gauge Guide
- Inserting, Changing & Removing Jewellery
- Piercing Pain: The Ultimate Guide
- Piercing At Blue Banana
- Piercing Laws Around the UK
Please Note: Blue Banana piercing information is based on knowledge from our experiences as one of the UK's top piercing studios. All details provided should be read alongside professional advice. Please see our full Piercing Articles Disclaimer, here.