What are bites-style piercings?
You may have heard people referring to their “bites” or talking about “getting their bites done” and wondered exactly what they were talking about. Bites-type piercings are specific styles of grouped lip piercings, generally done with labret-style jewelry, often in 16- or 14-gauge. There are quite a few variations on this theme so today we’re going to take a quick look at these piercings and explain what each consists of.
Snake Bites - They are a pair of piercings right at the very edge of the bottom lip. They are placed midway between the center of the lip and the outer corner.
Angel Bites - Located in a similar position on the upper lip, midway between the philtrum and the corners of the mouth.
Canine Bites - Similar to Angel Bites but also include a matching set at the lower lip, between the center and outer edge
Cyber Bites - Matched on the upper and lower lip area but are centered. The top piercing is actually a philtrum piercing and the bottom is a standard labret piercing.
Dolphin Bites - Placed similarly to Snake Bites, right at the very edge of the bottom lip. However, these are a pair of piercings, placed at the center of the bottom lip instead of at the sides.
Shark Bites - a pair of Spider Bites, with Spider Bite piercings at both corners of the lower lip.
Dahlia Bites - These are named after the infamous Black Dahlia murder of 1947. A pair of piercings are done, one at each corner of the mouth. These are considered a somewhat more advanced piercing as the healing process can be extensive and challenging for even the most experienced body piercing enthusiast.
Check out the video above for visual examples of each piercing!
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