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Lip Piercings Are Back — And "Shark Bites" Are the Center of Attention

Here’s everything to know.

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After a quiet retreat, lip piercings are back and in full effect. However, instead of your trendy “snake bite” piercing, TikTok has a trend that has the app in shambles. “Shark bites” have entered the chat.

What Are Shark Bites?

With over 232.5 views on TikTok, #sharkbitepiercing takes us back to the late ’00s and early 2010s when lip rings were all the range. Snake bites consisted of one piercing at the outer corners of the lower lips, while shark bites have taken it up a notch by featuring two labrets on the lower lip, giving a unique and edgy look. The trend grabs its name from the rows of shark teeth that can be styled with hoops or stud rings.

Do It Hurt?

As someone who also had snake bites in college, I can attest to the fact that there may be some discomfort during the piercing process. However, I didn’t experience any pain myself, but that’s probably because I have a high tolerance for it. It really just depends on the individual and their pain threshold.

How Much Does It Cost?

It can cost anywhere between $80 USD up to $150 USD.

How Long Is The Healing Process?

Many professionals will advise that it takes four to eight weeks for your piercing to heal fully. During this time, you want to follow the aftercare rules to the exact T your piercer gives you to avoid an infection.

@mettlenettle Snake bites 🐍 turned into Shark bites 🦈#mettlenettle #piercing #fu #piercings #greenscreenvideo #fupシ #fup #sharkbite #sharkbites ♬ Sure Thing (sped up) – Miguel

@xxanxxiety a weeks worth of healing&lt3 #foryoupage #piercing #snakebitepiercings ♬ Shelly duVALLLLLL xxXxxXxxXx – Lauv

@_m1l3z_

my lip is so swollen from doing them all at once … LUV YALL WHO WERE IN THE LIVE to watch me do it

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