My first tongue piercing

By Cari, South Sioux City, Nebraska

Tongue Piercing Story

I just turned 18 and it was legal for me to get any piercings or tats done without my parents consent.

So my sis told me i could get my tongue pierced for a bday present from her because she knew how much i wanted it done! The tongue piercing was my third piercing I had done – i’ve had my cartilage pierced and Id had my earlobes pierced.

I was ready to get it done cuz i heard from my 2 cousins and my sis how it don’t hurt to get it done at all u dont feel anything – biting your tounge hurts hella worse. 😆 They said it is kinda hard to eat afterwards and hurts a couple days after cuz of the after pain affects.

I went to Painless Pinworks in Sioux City Iowa in the mall here. The piercer’s name was Brandon he was so friendly he made me feel really comfortable and made me feel like i could trust him and he talked to me like he he knew me well even though this is the first time i have met him! 🙂

To start off he gave me a plastic cup with non alcoholic mouthwash he told me to swish it around in my mouth for 30secs then spit it back in the cup.After that he asked if i was nervous i said kinda not really but my sis got it done and she said it don’t hurt at all and he said thats what alot of people say.

Then he asked if i was ready i said ya then he said – just breath normally with his hand on my heart/chest like u r doing now then he took the napkin and dried my tongue and then opened the sanitized clamp things and after that he stuck the needle in and took it out and put the tongue ring in.

And after that he got up and i said that’s it and he said yup. I’m like – wow that didn’t hurt took only 2-3 secs. 😀 Then he talked about washing with nonalc mouthwash for 30secs after i get done eating or drinking anything. He told me take midol 3 times a day for the swelling cuz it will help the pain go away.He also said eating/sucking on crushed ice will help alot. He said don’t drink alcohol, beer. The only alcoholic drink u can drink is vodka cuz its ok to drink vodka.

He said in a couple days you’ll have a sore throat cuz of the healing process. He said if i didn’t like the piercing that i got they have a policy where i can go back and tell them if i didn’t like it and then they’ll pierce anything else i want to have pierced for free.

He said in 2-8wks it will heal he said i can come back when it’s healed and replace the first tongue ring with another tongue ring for free. Then he asked if i got a tongue piercing aftercare packet thing. I said no he said alright u can follow me and i can get you one i said alright. I followed him and he showed me the packet type thing went over it with me like everything he went over with me in the room was in that packet he knew everything he was doing he also showed me the phone number to that place i got it done by him at.

Then it also had his number on the aftercare packet where he said i could call him anytime if i had questions about my tongue or if i needed anything that he’d be there to answer all the questions i had or concerns about the tongue or if i thought something might have been wrong or didn’t look right to call and he’d get me in right away to see him!

I’ve been taking good care of my piercing – I’ve been taking midol everyday 3 times a day morning afternoon and night and mouth washing after i drink or eat anything for 30 secs. The first day after i got it pierced it was numb and was hard to eat anything i couldn’t eat anything cuz it hurt to much it was numb the only thing i ate was mushroom soup and i went to dairy queen and got a strawberry banana smoothie to drink.

It was thick – it was hard to drink/sip through the straw so i took the lid off and kinda took a lil sip to get sum in the straw then took the straw out and sucked it helped cuz it hurt to sip through it but it really really did help the numbness and pain i really recommend this the first day or every time u feel numbness or pain cuz it helps so much its a pain reliever to me it is.

I could eat somewhat the second day the 3rd day was easiest to eat. I could eat popcorn chicken,chicken fried rice and other stuff the only thing that i couldn’t eat cuz it was really hard to eat and hurt to eat was cheeseburgers for some reason the only thing i couldn’t eat was that cuz it kinda hurt and bothered the tongue piercing.

I did get sore throats which is normal part of healing and they do hurt but if u get one a couple days after u get ur tounge pierced its normal sign of healing.Another effect of the tongue piercing during healing – you’ll spit a lot more and it will kinda be thickish and sometimes it will feel like u have a piece of hair in your mouth but its actually spit and sometimes you might drool its all normal and a part of healing.

All I know is – i’m very pleased and satisfied with this piercing! 😀 I love it cant wait to get to wear other rings I’m very happy and satisfied with this piercing and the place i got it done at and the piercer named Brandon – I really trust him he wasn’t pushy n he made me feel relaxed.

I’m very pleased with their prices also – all body piercings are only 25 dollars thats including the jewelry. I do recommend anyone who wants to get it done but is kinda scared and worried to do it right away don’t let the worry get to u put all of the scared and worry behind and think happy thoughts then you’ll be fine be fine.

I suggest just be brave and go do it when u want to just so u can get it done and over with! 😉

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The Most Important Tongue Piercing Aftercare Instructions

Tongue Piercing Aftercare

Did you know that tongue piercing is one of the fastest healing body piercings? Yes, when I found out that tongue piercing can heal in as little as two weeks, I was really surprised!

But anyway – even though it heals fast, there are a few tongue piercing aftercare tips you have to always abide by to make sure your fresh tongue piercing is not going to get infected. However, it’s worth pointing out that thanks to the natural mouth’s microclimate your fresh tongue piercing is very little likely to get infected at all!

These aftercare guidelines are universal for all kinds of the tongue piercing. Whether you have a simple vertical tongue piercing, horizontal tongue piercing or tongue web piercing the basic principles remain the same. The tongue piercing aftercare tips don’t involve treating the very piercing place with a cotton bud, for example.

As you can imagine, the mouth is constantly getting salivated and kept moist so it would be of a very little help to try to wipe the very tongue piercing’s place with a saline solution. It would be much easier just to take the cleaning solution in the mouth and rinse it, wouldn’t it?

Well…Yes! So this is the first tongue piercing aftercare recommendation.

Rinse your mouth a few times daily using saline solution or an alcohol free mouth wash. This way you’re going to facilitate the healing process and that’s the most important thing right after getting the swelling gone.

Do it after the meals and before going to bed to clean the food remains and other kind of microscopic plaque. And if you’re using mouth wash that contains some alcohol, dilute it making a ¼ solution.

The second tongue piercing aftercare tip – ease your tongue’s swelling by using plenty of cold drinks and chewing on ice during the first weeks after getting the tongue pierced.

Right after getting pierced your tongue will swell up and your first tongue ring should be longer than you’d wear normally. It’s going to be especially hard in the mornings. Having been lying down the whole night will cause the blood pump into your head more than during the day and the tongue therefore will get swollen following the piercing.

So drink cold water and suck ice cubes frequently during the first days after the piercing. And try not to eat or drink anything warm or spicy as such things will irritate the fresh tongue piercing.

The next important tongue piercing aftercare step is to change your first tongue ring you got inserted at the moment of piercing to shorter tongue body jewelry. It’s very important because you have to prevent any possible damage to the fresh piercing.

After around 10 days after getting pierced the tongue’s swelling will be gone and then you can insert a new, shorter tongue ring. I’d suggest you visit the piercing studio where you got it done and most likely your piercer is going to tell you that.

When the tongue is back to normal and you’re getting the final tongue ring, make sure the beads sit tightly on the surface of the tongue.

Every now and then check that the piece of tongue jewelry is sitting normally in the piercing and isn’t about to fall out. You know, sometimes the ball may become loose and you certainly don’t want to accidentally choke on it!

So wash your hands before touching the tongue ring and make sure the balls are screwed on securely.

But one tongue piercing aftercare advice can never be underestimated – don’t take the piercing out even when it’s well healed! Your tongue piercing is different to the other body piercings and will close up very quickly if left without body jewelry!

Sexual, Controversial and Rebellious – It’s Tongue Piercing!

Tongue PiercingUnlike other body piercing types like belly button piercing and nose piercing, the tongue piercing is a typical modern piercing. No-one from the ancient tribes and cultures wore tongue body jewelry.

The only recordings of a ritual tongue piercing come from the ancient Aztecs, Mayas and some other North-American native tribes.

However, they didn’t perform the tongue piercing with a purpose of wearing some tongue jewelry in it. Their main goal was to let the blood split out as a sign of honoring the Gods.

But these days, apart from some crazy bod-mod guys who like cutting and scarring their bodies, tongue piercing is performed with a sole purpose of wearing tongue jewelry in it.

So let’s look at how many different tongue piercing types are known out there – and what tongue jewelry can be worn with every of those.

The first and the most common type of tongue piercing is a usual vertical tongue piercing. In this case the tongue is pierced through the middle from bottom to the top and a straight barbell is inserted into the fresh piercing. Right after the piercing the tongue will swell up so usually a longer barbell will be inserted into the piercing which can later be replaced by a shorter one.

Variations of the usual tongue piercing are multiple tongue piercings when a person wears more than just one tongue ring. A separate case of a multiple tongue piercing is a venom piercing or a double tongue piercing because it resembles the placement of a snake’s fangs.

So apart from tongue piercings that go from the bottom to the top of the tongue, what other options do we have when it comes to choosing the tongue jewelry placement?

Well, horizontal tongue piercing is another type of tongue piercing and it’s not that common. In this case the piece of body jewelry – a straight barbell most likely – will pierce the tongue through from the left side to the right side. And another variation of this piercing is a Scoop piercing – a vertical tongue piercing, only the ends of the jewelry will face upwards and the body jewelry used is going to be a hoop.

And lastly – there are folks who go for piercing the web under their tongue instead! This is called just what it is – tongue web piercing – and you can wear small captive bead rings, straight and curved barbells into these tongue piercings.