|Two pairs of piercings under the lip|
|2 - 3 Months|
|16 with ID|
|£50.00 - £55.00|
The Shark bites piercing is placed in two pairs under the lip – a combo of Viper Bites and Snake Bites. Find our Shark bites piercing advice and jewellery tips by clicking below.
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Shark bites piercings are a type of lip piercings with four individual labret bars in a specific location. The Shark bites piercing can be built up slowly or you can have your piercing in one sitting. Want to know more about Shark bites? Check out our FAQs for more information about the piercing procedure and aftercare.
What are Shark bites piercing?
A Shark bites piercing consists of four piercings. The Shark bites are a combination of Snake bites and Viper bites which are placed under the lower lip in two pairs, in both corners of the mouth. The Shark bites piercing gets its name because it is designed to look like external shark teeth. They are sometimes called a double lip piercing or double Snake bites.
How much do Shark bites cost?
Shark bites cost an average of £50 - £55. The Shark bites piercing cost reflects the number of piercings in this lip combo. There are four piercings placed in two sets which is why the price is higher than other types of lip piercing. You may want to spread the cost out by not having all four piercings done in one sitting. Make sure you prioritise the piercers experience over the cost of the piercing as it is essential that this piercing is placed symmetrically to achieve the overall final aesthetic of Shark bites.
How much does Shark bites piercing hurt?
Shark bite piercings hurt no more than any other lip or labret piercing however if you are getting your Shark bites in one sitting you may find it more painful because you will be getting four piercings at one time. You will find that the pain varies for each person. Most people rate Shark bites piercing pain at 4 out of 10 on the pain scale.
Is Shark bite piercing bad for my teeth?
The Shark bite piercing can be bad for your teeth if your piercing jewellery rubs against your gums. Make sure your piercing jewellery is short enough that is will not catch against the teeth and gums as this can cause the enamel to wear or the tooth to chip. Check your gums regularly for signs of redness and recession. By regularly cleaning your Shark bite piercing, using mouthwash after every meal, and wearing a flat-back labret bar you reduce the risks of your piercing ruining your teeth.
Can you get all the Shark Bites piercing at the same time?
You can get all your Shark bites piercings at the same time but if you do it may be harder to heal your lip piercings. There is likely to be substantial swelling, especially since Shark bites are placed close together in pairs. This can be very uncomfortable until the swelling goes down so some people prefer to have one piercing on each side before adding the other two piercings at a later date.
What can I eat after a Shark bites piercing?
After getting a Shark bites piercing you will need to be careful what you eat. You can eat soft cold foods which will help reduce swelling and soothe your lip. You should avoid eating spicy foods and sticky foods after getting a Shark bites piercing as these can cause the wound to re-open and can get stuck around the piercing jewellery. Make sure to take small bites while eating and take extra care when eating crunchy foods.
What can I drink after a Shark bites piercing?
After getting a Shark bites piercing you cannot drink alcohol during the healing time as this can slow down healing. If you can, drink water and suck on ice cubes to help soothe your piercing. Avoid sugary and carbonated drinks as these may irritate your piercing wound. Some people prefer not to drink hot drinks or milk after getting a lip piercing such as the Shark bites.
Shark bite piercing is still a less common form of lip piercing so if you are looking for something unusual to add to your facial piercings, this could be the one for you. Mix up your jewellery by adding Shark Bite Piercing Rings or enjoy choosing a putting together an arrangement of labret bars.
Want to know more about lip piercing at Blue Banana? Check out our Piercing Guide for more tips and tricks.
Shark Piercing Procedure
ID may be required
Ready to get a Shark 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 Shark bites piercing age restriction before coming to store. It can help to avoid any undue disappointment. In a Blue Banana studio, the Shark 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 Shark bites piercing location.
Shark bites piercings are usually pierced with a labret. Your piercer will pass a cannula needle through the piercing site and then insert the jewellery. Remember, you will be sitting for four piercings in one if you opt for Shark bite piercings.
Shark Piercing Aftercare
Healing Time: 2 - 3 Months
Shark 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 Shark bite piercing. When cleaning the inside of your Shark bite 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.
Choosing Shark Piercing Jewellery
There’s plenty of options when it comes to Shark bites piercing jewellery from Blue Banana. Some popular styles include:
- Shark Bite Piercing Bar
- Shark Bite Piercing Rings
- Shark Bite 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 Shark bite 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.