Types of Tongue Piercings
- Frowny Piercing.
- Smiley Piercing.
- Middle Tongue Piercing.
- Snake Eyes Piercing.
- Tongue Frenulum Piercing.
- Uvula Piercing.
- Venom Piercing.
Consequently, which tongue piercing is better?
Titanium is the best metal because it is the least likely to cause an allergic reaction. You should never have a tongue pierced with a short bar, with a ring, or with any metal other than titanium or surgical-grade stainless steel.
Correspondingly, what does tongue piercing represent?
The idea behind getting a tongue ring was to honor the Gods and by inflicting pain, showing one’s honor. Tongue piercing began as a religious practice more than an artistic or decorative practice.
Where should you not pierce your tongue?
The tongue is home to tons of veins. (Just lift your tongue to view some of them). If you have a vein where you want your tongue pierced, then your piercer will be unable to conduct the procedure. If your tongue is too short or you can’t stick your tongue out very far, you won’t be able to get your tongue pierced.
We have so many styles of tongue piercings you’ll be able to match yours to your outfit! We love our interchangeable ball tongue bars for some serious style options.
Oral Piercing Risks and Complications
- Make it hard to speak, chew, or swallow.
- Damage your tongue, gums, or fillings.
- Make you drool.
- Make it hard for your dentist to take an X-ray of your teeth.
- Lead to serious health problems, like gum disease, uncontrolled bleeding, a long-term infection, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
Hold off on kissing or oral sex while healing.
Healing times vary from person to person, but Skellie says to wait at least 30 days after the client has their jewelry shortened — not just the initial piercing.
Some other strategies that can speed healing include:
- brushing the teeth regularly to keep the mouth clean.
- rinsing the piercing after each meal.
- not smoking.
- minimizing talking during the first few days.
- not playing with or touching the piercing.
The tongue is supplied by the hypoglossal nerve and the lingual branch of the trigeminal nerve. These nerves can be damaged during piercing and permanent paralysis of the tongue can occur.
While the piercing itself is not particularly difficult or painful, you should expect a good deal of swelling afterward; you may also find you have a slight lisp and difficulty speaking for the first two to four days, but this is temporary and will improve as the swelling decreases.
Short answer is yes. All piercings stink. Which, in the case of oral piercings, leads to smelly breath to some degree. But like all piercings, when cleaned properly (brush both top and bottom of jewelry when brushing teeth) and frequently, you lessen that chance by huge amounts.
Tongue piercing pros and cons
- Pro: They look pretty AWESOME!
- Pro: They’re not very painful to get pierced at all – it’s the healing phase that people experience the most pain.
- Pro: INCREASED PLEASURE for your partner. …
- Pro: You can mix and match the jewellery easily to suit your mood.
1 One of the main benefits of having your tongue pierced is the freedom of expression. 2 Tongue piercings are discreet and much less visible compared to other piercings on your face. 3 You can also get creative and pick out many different types of tongue piercings.