What is Venom Tongue Piercing?
A venom tongue piercing refers to a pair of two tongue piercings, placed off center, and side by side. As this piercing looks like the fangs of snake, it is known as venom piercing or venom bite piercing. Two labret studs are used for this piercing.
How is Venom Tongue Piercing Done?
The venom piercing involves two piercing spots on the tongue, one beside the other. Both the piercings are usually done one after another. This piercing is considered more painful than the normal tongue piercing which is done at the center. Before the actual process, the piercer would check the spots on the tongue so as to avoid major veins.
Firstly, the piercer would mark the spots on the tongue, off-center, side by side. After this, a needle is inserted into the marking. Now a labret stud is inserted into the piercing and fixed. The same process is followed for the second tongue piercing.
The venom piercing is done in front of the tongue. The two piercings are placed beside each other. For the labret studs, materials such as titanium, niobium or stainless steel should be used as they are less likely to cause allergies.
Risks and After care
Since this process involves 2 continuous piercings, it may involve considerable pain and swelling. After care involves sea salt soaks twice a day. Risks of this piercing include tooth erosion and gum recession. Some people may also develop a lisp. One should avoid playing with the piercing, as it may aggravate the piercing.
A venom tongue piercing looks stylish and rebellious. Those with an existing tongue piercing can add another piercing to get a venom. As this process involves multiple piercings, make sure you consult a professional to get this done.