Large Gauge Tongue Rings

Many people prefer to wear large gauge tongue rings after they stretch their tongue piercing. Tongue rings are available in a wide range of gauges as you might already know. 😉 The standard size is the 14 gauge. 12 or 10 gauge and even larger – up to 00 are used for stretched tongue piercings. Most body jewelry and piercers will keep a gauge chart for their reference to see the actual size of the rings. When we say large gauge tongue rings, we actually mean the diameter of the ring as well as the piercing where the piercer will insert the barbell or captive bead ring. Body jewelry thickness is measured using the American wire gauge system.

Tongue Piercing Gauges

As you would have noticed, the larger gauge tongue rings have a small gauge number since small diameters are referred to with larger gauge numbers and vice versa. So if you are told 20 gauge it would be a tiny nose ring. While belly piercings use the standard 14 gauge, eyebrow rings can be 16 gauge. This means that gauge depends on the kind of body piercing you have opted for.

You can find a variety of large gauge tongue rings here – just scroll down and have a look around! Large piercings need thicker sized jewelry. Some people just love the look of large gauge tongue rings and can stretch their tongue piercings to incredible sizes! ❗ One of the most stylish is the 12 Gauge steel barbell Tongue Ring finished to a high gloss. This barbell is about 19 mm long and made of 316L surgical stainless steel with two highly polished 6 mm surgical steel ball ends. Steel is a safe material for body jewelry and suits most people.

Similarly there are also 10-gauge steel barbell tongue rings 16 mm long with 6 mm steel ball ends. If you prefer to make a statement then the 6 gauge steel barbell with the 19 mm shaft and 8 mm steel ball ends looks really good. Among the most striking looking large gauge tongue rings is the 00 gauge that is 19 mm long and made of stainless steel with 12 mm balls!

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What Could Be The Dangers Of Tongue Piercing?

Dangers Of Tongue Piercing You have to admit that tongue piercings look sexy and erotic even though you might hear about the dangers of tongue piercing.

Ask anyone with a tongue piercing and they will have a lot of positive experiences to share both about the piercing as well as its effect on their lives.

Tongue piercing is considered quite fashionable among the celebs and people like you and me. However, on the flip side, as with any body piercing, there are dangers of tongue piercing like the risk of infections, problems with speech, respiratory issues and broken teeth.

Here is what you should know about the dangers of tongue piercing. We all know that tongue piercing swelling is common. If it gets infected it could block the airways making it tough to breathe. Also, mouth bacteria can spread quite fast and lead to a fatal toxic shock syndrome and even blood poisoning.

Just in case your piercer does not take care to sterilize the piercing equipment there is a risk of catching an HIV and hepatitis infection. Once the piercing is done if the right jewelry is not fitted, it can come loose resulting in swallowing it. If it travels to the lung, you can imagine the panic. Some people tend to bite their tongue stud by mistake and this can lead to a broken tooth. Some people have had to go in for gum surgery. Jewelry material can also cause allergic reactions.

But relax. This is not to scare you off tongue piercings. The point is – it is always good to be aware of the dangers of tongue piercing before you get yours done. You are probably wondering whether you can avoid them. Of course you can! 🙂

First of all, check out your piercer to ensure that he or she is professional, experienced and licensed. Choose a high quality piercing studio. You also want to make sure the piercer has an “autoclave” and all equipment is sterilized and ask to see the needles and jewelry before you get your piercing done.

Non-sterile piercing needles and other equipment are the best way to catch an infection. Your piercer should also wear gloves. A good piercer will give you detailed aftercare instructions that you must follow to avoid the dangers of tongue piercing. Know about oral hygiene during the healing period because you must keep your mouth clean.

As you can see, all you need to do to avoid the dangers of tongue piercing is to take a few precautions and follow aftercare instructions – 99% of the time you will be just fine! 😉

Kissing With Tongue Piercings

Kissing With Tongue Piercings

Tongue piercings are erotic and fun! But do you know the facts about kissing with tongue piercings?

You have got to make sure the tongue piercing heals before you show your love kissing. When you get your tongue pierced, it is normal for it to develop a swelling. You need to wait for the swelling to subside and this may take a week or ten days.

The swelling normally begins to go down in three or four days.  But soon after the piercing, the swelling can make your tongue almost twice its size! Can you imagine kissing with that when you can barely talk? 🙂

So just wait for a week, or max, ten days to allow the swelling to go down completely. After that, kissing with tongue piercings is okay. In any case, you want to be careful and not go rough on the tongue as it can irritate the piercing.

If you swap saliva when you kiss, there is the risk of foreign bacteria getting into the piercing and you know what that means – infection and pain that prolong the healing. Probably the best thing to do would be to just hang in there until the piercing is totally healed. Even after it has healed you want to take care not to chip your teeth or your partner’s teeth on the jewelry. Who wants to end up in the dentist’s chair getting teeth capped? So just watch out for the swelling and the healing before kissing with tongue piercings.

Generally, while kissing with tongue piercings, regardless of whether you are the one with the piercing or your partner, or both, it is not very different from when you kiss without the piercing. Usually the tongue piercing is far back into the tongue and you can be quite careful. It is simply a matter of adjustment once your swelling has gone and your piercing has healed.

You must make sure that you get the longer barbell changed for the right size after the healing is complete, since long barbells can be pretty awkward when kissing with tongue piercings.

What You Need To Know About Tongue Piercing Swelling

Tongue Piercing Swelling

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Tongue piercing swelling is normal after you have had your tongue pierced. How much swelling, of course, varies from person to person.

You can however, do a few things to bring down the swelling within the first week or so. The good news is that because of the constant blood flow to the tongue, it is the fastest healing body piercing!

The tongue piercing itself is hardly painful as the needle passes through it easily. To allow for the tongue piercing swelling, your piercer will initially use a longer barbell so that you are not uncomfortable when it swells. Later this is replaced with the right sized barbell of shorter length.

Tongue piercing swelling is usually more when the piercing is done farther away from the tongue tip. If you happen to have a dimple on the front of your tongue, that spot is considered the perfect spot for the piercing.

The swelling starts up soon after your tongue is pierced. It is very rare to develop an infection on a tongue piercing because the mouth has an enzyme called Ptyalin and lingual antimicrobial peptides that destroy bacteria. Just don’t go overdosing on mouthwash, which can make the tongue lose its natural ability to heal. Your piercer will tell you to stick to soft food; cold beverages and ice cream, which can all help the tongue swelling go down! 😉

Till you get your shorter barbell into your piercing, it is a good idea to use the throat lozenges your piercer recommends to prevent infection and relieve swelling. Don’t even think about trying to change your barbell before your tongue heals! Make sure you have cold water and ice in the fridge. Sip this as soon as you wake up in the morning, as the tongue piercing swelling is usually worse at this time.

Now is the time to check out all your favorite ice cream flavors! Sucking on crushed ice also helps. Avoid talking too much, though, as it can aggravate the tongue piercing swelling.

While tongue piercing swelling is expected, you also have to remember that for a few days following the piercing you will not be able to eat your favorite pizza or sink your teeth into that burger. In fact, you won’t be able to eat any solid foods.

But it will all be worth it in a few weeks when your tongue piercing swelling will come down and your tongue heals completely, because you will be able to wear different kinds of tongue jewelry! 🙂

Is It Safe To Drink Beer After Having Tongue Piercing?

Can you drink beer after tongue piercing?

You have finally gone and got your tongue pierced. You are wearing an exciting tongue barbell and you can’t wait to show it off to all your friends at this evening party. The beer will flow and you are very much looking forward to enjoying yourself. But wait!

Did someone tell you that drinking beer after your tongue piercing is not safe because it can cause an infection? If you are worrying, then stop, because it is not true. You will soon learn why! 😉

Yeast is used in a variety of preparations like the bread and other bakery items we love so much to raise the flour to give it that yummy taste. Yeast is also used to brew beer. But you know what?

There are different kinds of yeast, which we can broadly divide into the good and bad. The good yeast is the type that is used in edible stuff. The bad yeast is the one that causes infections and diseases. In this scenario, what we need to know, without going into the different strains of yeast, is that brewers and bakers definitely do not use yeast that would cause infections in their products!

So you need not worry about the safety of drinking beer after a tongue piercing.

As far as oral yeast infections are concerned, there is a strain of yeast called Candida present in varying degrees in the mucus membrane of all human beings. It thrives in all those warm and moist places in our body usually without causing any problems. There are different factors that play a role in causing a oral yeast infections through Candida.

Oral yeast infections occur as a result of bad hygiene and also because the aftercare instructions were not properly followed. Infection causing yeast has nothing to do with beer! There are several strains of yeast used in different beer brewing flavors and styles and none of them are responsible for causing oral yeast infections.

Therefore, you can safely drink beer after having a tongue piercing. Tell your friends about this, because you might be able to clear up any misconceptions they might be having about this.

Go ahead, then, and enjoy your party! 😉

Tongue Piercing Cleaning – The Right Way!

Tongue Piercing CleaningAfter you get your tongue pierced, your piercer will likely give you a list of aftercare instructions that you must follow carefully to avoid infections. This will help your tongue heal as quickly as possible and you can enjoy wearing all that tongue jewelry you have been checking out!

Here is how you should go ahead with your tongue piercing cleaning:

The main thing with tongue piercing cleaning is oral hygiene. So go in for a non-alcohol anti-bacterial mouth rinse. If you want to use Listerine, remember that it can be quite strong and you may need to dilute it with water before use at least for the first two weeks. Undiluted mouthwash can cause ulcers and slow down your tongue’s natural ability to heal. Rinse out your mouth after each meal and snack!

When you brush your teeth, do not brush your tongue as it can irritate the tongue piercing. If there is a yellowish film on your tongue or a whitish ring around the barbell under the tongue after a couple of days, there is no need to worry, as it is part of the healing process!

Remember never to use the following with a fresh tongue piercing cleaning: Hydrogen peroxide, Epsom salts, table salt, tea tree oil, Betadine, Neosporin or any other ointment. Only use items that the aftercare instructions specifically list.

Some plaque can form on your jewelry and this must be removed carefully. You can use a very soft toothbrush to do this. Once the piercing heals, you can use an anti-plaque mouthwash. The jewelry can also be removed and cleaned once a month.

First mornings after the tongue piercing make sure you have cold water and ice cubes at hand, since the swelling is maximum during this time.

Avoid very hot or spicy food. Stick with cold foods instead during the healing process.

You may want to ensure that the balls on the barbell are tight, so remember to wash your hands clean with germicidal soap before you touch your piercing.

Another thing: don’t chew fingernails or put your pen in your mouth. No oral sex or kissing at least for two weeks to avoid infections! 😉

At the first sign of any problem with your piercing, get in touch with your piercer. Never attempt to remove the barbell on your own. After a couple of weeks, go back to your piercer to get a shorter barbell on your tongue piercing as the right size will keep your teeth getting damaged!

Drew Barrymore’s Tongue Piercing

Drew Barrymore's Tongue PiercingTongue piercings are considered very erotic and sexy these days and there are quite a few people getting it done. Also they are probably the easiest to take care of since they heal in just under a month!

If you really plan on enjoying your tongue piercing, then choosing the right jewelry and the right piercer makes a huge difference.

Of course you can easily get away with a fake tongue ring, considering the fact that it looks like a real tongue piercing and you don’t need to suffer the pain of the piercing and healing. Also, there is such a wide choice in fake tongue ring designs.

But most folks would rather enjoy the pleasure of getting the real thing. People who have had their tongues pierced even say that it makes a big difference when they are out on a date and end up kissing their partners because it feels a lot more erotic! 😉

Many celebrities are getting their tongue pierced for various reasons. The latest news doing the rounds is that a tongue piercing could even help you lose weight. If you are wondering how, read on!

So, the celebrity Drew Barrymore was in the news for her brand new tongue piercing, when she showed it off at the Golden Globe Awards function. She had always wanted her tongue pierced and once she got it done, she was amazed at how painless it was. She obviously thought she would end up healing quickly and show off her new body piercing.

But she found that it was near impossible to eat or drink comfortably during the two-week tongue piercing healing period. As a result of this, Drew ended up losing weight. She now calls it the perfect Hollywood diet. Just imagine being able to enjoy a new look in more ways than one. About the only worry is her slower social life when it comes to dating. However, she loves being unique and with her attractive and cool new piercing! 🙂

So if you are looking at shedding a few pounds while looking cool and sexy in the process, kill two birds with one stone with a Drew Barrymore’s tongue piecing! You have to try it to believe it! 😉

Tongue Piercing Procedure – Step By Step!

Tongue Piercing ProcedureIt can be exciting to look forward to getting a tongue piercing. But it is also natural to get a little tense when you don’t know what to expect! 🙂

Among various body piercings, tongue piercings are said to heal the fastest. So read on to find out what to expect, step by step in your tongue piercing procedure so that you can go with confidence. Here is what your piercer will do:

You will be seated in a chair with a paper towel under your chin;

You will be asked to rinse your mouth with a special mouthwash;

Your piercer will wear a pair of gloves and unpack the sterilized piercing needle;

You will be asked to stick out your tongue 😉

A clamp is applied on your tongue to numb the pain and keep the tongue in the right position;

The spot where the piercing will be done on the tongue is marked;

When you are ready, the piercer will quickly pass the needle through the marked spot. This is over in seconds.

Immediately, the barbell is slid through the piercing. This barbell is longer than the regular size to allow space for swelling.

The next step in tongue piercing procedure – screwing on the ball on the tongue ring’s shaft. It’s usually done under the tongue to reduce the chance of losing it and swallowing it!

Your piercer will give you instructions about how to take care of it!

While some people claim that the clamps and the piercing are painful, it is mainly a matter of each person’s tolerance for pain. So when you go for your piercing, you will probably find that it is not as painful as it was made out to be!

You might be advised to eat well before you arrive for your tongue piercing procedure since it might a little difficult to handle food due to the swelling. You will be also advised to drink cold beverages. Chewing on ice also helps to bring down the swelling.

The good news is the tongue heals very quickly with the proper care. Your piercer will ask you to gargle after each meal or snack to avoid infection. In a couple of weeks your tongue piercing procedure will be a thing of the past and you are likely to be healed completely.

And yes – don’t forget to contact your piercer if you notice anything unusual! 😉

Internally Threaded Tongue Rings

The tongue is a delicate area and to ensure that your tongue piercing heals soon, internally threaded tongue rings are a great option.

Since the tongue is highly sensitive, naturally, you would want to minimize the possibility of pain and infection so that it heals quickly. Who would like the tongue piercing to be damaged when the tongue ring is inserted? To make sure that you have a smooth tongue piercing experience, go in for internally threaded tongue rings.

In general, internally threaded body jewelry is the best choice if you plan to get any piercing done for various reasons. When you get your tongue pierced, it tends to swell. Even though this is one piercing that is reputed to heal faster than other body piercing, you still have to take care to see that it does not get infected or develops any fungal infections, being a moist area.

If you are worrying that internally threaded tongue rings would be more expensive than others, then you must know that the benefits far outweigh the extra price.

Unlike externally threaded jewelry with threading or grooves on the outer surface which resulting in constant contact with the new piercing, internally threaded tongue rings are different. Here the threaded bar is attached to the ball of the barbell. Once the piercing is done, the smooth shaft of the barbell is inserted safely in the piercing after which the threaded bar of the barbell is inserted into the shaft, without ever touching the pierced area.

Intricate in its design, the top quality internally threaded tongue rings are manufactured with the thread not only glued to the ball, but also inserted in it for greater strength.

As soon as the piercing is done, it is better to wear an internally threaded tongue rings with a longer shaft. This can be replaced with a shorter shaft after the swelling subsides.

In fact, some of this jewelry comes designed with a changeable shaft or stem as per your needs, while retaining the balls at the end as both the balls can be screwed off. This means you wouldn’t have to go in for two different tongue rings – a long one at the time of piercing and a shorter one later on. The choice is totally yours when it comes to the size of the balls at the end of the shaft since there is quite a variety available in this case as well!

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How To Take Care Of A Tongue Piercing

How To Take Care Of A Tongue PiercingSo you have finally got a tongue piercing! It is fun and pretty cool. But to make sure that it heals properly, there are several things that you can do.

The piercing can take a couple of weeks to heal fully. Apart from following the tongue piercing aftercare instructions specified by your piercer, you can follow these easy tips on how to take care of a tongue piercing! 🙂

Soft Foods

Avoid hot spicy foods! Since the tongue can swell soon after the piercing, hot or spicy food will worsen the condition, slowing down the healing process. This means cutting down on coffee, tea and other hot liquids as well. Instead, go for cold foods like ice cream, yogurt, etc. for a few days immediately after the piercing, as this helps in keeping the swelling under control.

It is a good idea to keep chilled water in your refrigerator. Take a few sips when you wake up to soothe the swelling as it is usually at its worst in the morning. You might even find that sucking on a bit of ice lessens the pain.

The first food that you eat after you get the piercing should preferably be soft. Take small bites and chew carefully. You must be cautious and make sure that the tongue ring or stud does not strike against your teeth and damage them.

Keeping it free from infection

Since alcohol does not aid in the healing process, DO NOT use undiluted mouthwash! The alcohol content in it will slow down the healing. The last thing you would want is mouth ulcers at this time. Instead, go in for anti bacterial and anti inflammatory lozenges to keep infections at bay and quicken the healing process.

Don’t talk too much for the first couple of weeks as the longer tongue ring can irritate your teeth. Make sure that the jewelry you are wearing is screwed on tight. Before doing this, clean your hands with a germicidal soap.

Avoid kissing and oral sex for at least two weeks after you get a tongue piercing done!

Any plaque on the jewelry must be carefully removed during the healing period. After your tongue piercing heals completely, you can remove the tongue ring and clean it.

Finally, after the swelling on the tongue subsides in around ten days, get a shorter tongue ring. Keeping a longer ring that had been inserted when the piercing was done can be a problem because it may get caught in your teeth. Remember to change the initial tongue ring inserted by the piercer!

Well, if you read all the above mentioned, I hope there are no more questions about how to take care of a tongue piercing! 😉