It doesn’t matter what piercing you choose to get – there are always going to be risks of infections; it all depends on how well you look after them.
However, one professional has spoken out against a dangerous piercing that has seriously grown in popularity recently: the snake eyes. This isn’t to be confused with the snake bite piercing (two piercings at either side of the lip)
“Here at Studio 28 Tattoos we have one piercing that we refuse to do. It is typically called a snake bite piercing. It is a curved barbell put through the tip of the tongue. It is incredibly unsafe to have this piercing.
It binds together the 2 muscles that make up the tongue so they cannot move independently. The jewelry itself sits on the back of the teeth. It is almost guaranteed that the client will see gum erosion, cracking/chipping of the teeth, and migration/rejection of the piercing leaving a nasty looking scar.”
Well, it may look cool but clearly, the snake eyes aren’t worth the hassle if they’re going to cause you problems.
It’s all well and good to have an edgy piercing but if you’ve got no front teeth – it doesn’t really make up for it.
So, go ahead and express yourself by getting any piercing you want but just bear in mind that the snake eyes might be a lot riskier than you thought.
If in doubt, always do your research beforehand and ask your piercer what their professional opinion is!