Angel Bites Piercing

Location:Upper Lip
Healing:2-3 Months
Fancy combining the Monroe and Madonna piercings to create an eye-catching angel bites piercing? This glamourous piercing is a growing body modification trend located on the upper lip. Read on to find out everything you need to know about angel bites piercings

Angel Bites Piercing 101

The angel bites piercing features two piercings on either side of the upper lip. The perforations are positioned precisely to create a symmetrical look. 

The angel bites piercing is also sometimes known as the double Madonna or the anti-bite. The name anti-bite stems from the fact that angel bites are the opposite to snakes bites which are positioned on the lower lip. 

The Madonna piercing is one piercing on the right hand side of the upper lip and a Monroe piercing is on the left hand side, mirroring the placements of their beauty spots. Angel bites are done on both sides of the upper lip for a more striking look.


The piercing process for angel bites is very similar to Madonna and Monroe piercings mentioned above, but two piercings are made instead of one to create a more eye-catching look. However, you don't have to have both piercings done in the same sitting.

The piercer will typically clean the area thoroughly first and then mark the desired piercing locations with a pen to guarantee precision and symmetry.

The piercer will then probably clamp each side of the upper lip and use a sterilised, hollow needle to create the perforations. 

Long-sized labrets are usually inserted to allow room for any swelling that may occur. Your piercer will secure the initial jewellery for you and talk to you about the healing process and aftercare advice.


The angel bites piercing is located on the upper lip which can be a sensitive area due to nerve endings. Therefore, this type of piercing may hurt more than lower lip piercings where less nerve endings are located. 

Many people describe a feeling pressure when having angel bites done. The procedure is very quick though and you could always get one angel bite done as a time, rather than having both done in one sitting.

It's also important to remember that pain is entirely subjective and varies depending on a person's individual pain threshold. 


The angel bites piercing usually takes between 2 - 3 months to heal, providing the correct aftercare instructions are followed. 

To help make the healing process as quick and smooth as possible, simply follow these steps:
  • Rinse your mouth well with a saltwater solution
  • Clean the outer area of your piercings with cotton balls soaked in a saltwater solution twice a day
  • Clean your teeth gently with a soft bristled brush
  • Don't fiddle or play with the piercing and only touch it with clean hands
  • Avoid alcohol and cut down on caffeine as these substances could increase the swelling
  • Avoid smoking and chewing gum
Whilst it is completely normal to experience a small amount of swelling, soreness and clear or white fluid during the first few days, if the pain becomes unbearable, persists or you notice any yellow or green discharge, please revisit your piercer for an assessment.


Our range of body jewellery is perfect for your stylish angel bites. We have a range of labrets, curved barbells and BCR's which can all be used in angel bites, although labrets are normally recommended as the initial jewellery. 

There are loads of colours and styles to choose from so you can find lots of original ways to decorate your angel bites.

We also have a wide range of add-ons so you can give your piercings a unique style, which you can switch up as often as you like.

Article Disclaimer: The information contained here within is based on our experience as one of the UK’s largest piercing chains. Please note that each individual’s experiences will be subjective and therefore each person will have a different experience of pain, healing and maintenance. For more information, please view our article guides terms and conditions page.

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