First of all, flexible tongue rings are made of plastic and they are much lighter than the metallic ones. You will barely feel it when it’s inserted into your tongue!
And the second advantage – it’s flexible! If compared to others, the flexible tongue rings allow for a bigger range of movements and it’s especially important during the very first stage of the healing process.
In this regard I have to mention a very good material such tongue rings come in – Bioplast. This material is flexible, biocompatible and facilitates the healing process at the same time reducing the possibility of getting a tongue piercing infection.
So if you’re considering a flexible tongue ring – Bioplast is the right material to go for, that’s for sure! You can also get other kinds of tongue rings which are elastic, and one that is worth mentioning is a PTFE barbell. This material is even more flexible than Bioplast and the only drawback it has – it doesn’t come with logos and funny words like the Bioplast tongue rings.
However, taking into account that the first tongue ring usually has to be changed to a smaller one, you will probably find that a PTFE barbell is the best for this purpose. It’s relatively cheap, can be cut to the needed size and by the way – PTFE is an implant material. Besides – its balls come in many different colors and you won’t have to put up with wearing a boring plain initial tongue body jewelry.
And by the way – don’t get confused when you see these piercings called pregnancy belly rings. They can be actually inserted whenever you wish, it’s just that they’re most popular among pregnant women who want to keep their belly piercings while the piercing stretches.
With this having said, you’ll be probably on the safe side if choosing a PTFE flexible tongue ring at the moment of getting pierced, and a piece of Bioplast body jewelry later on when the initial piece of jewelry is changed to a smaller one as the tongue’s swelling goes down.
But if you’re having your tongue piercing already for a good while – just browse among the large array of available Bioplast flexible tongue rings and get the ones your heart desires!