Have you seen anything like this crazy double tongue piercing?
I don’t think you’ve often seen a girl having pierced two holes in her tongue, so I guess she deserves a little bit of admiration for her courage and daring, don’t you think so? 😉
Now let’s talk about the jewelry used in this particular tongue piercing.
The piece of tongue jewelry closer to us is a typical logo tongue barbell, and if you look really close, you’ll notice the yin-yang sign on it.
The other tongue ring is a typical steel barbell with acrylic endings, and even though it’s the cheaper end of the tongue body jewelry, there’s nothing wrong with having a few of these in your stash to shock your friends!
If you want to have more exiting tongue piercing experience, you can certainly consider double tongue piercing.
As the very name suggests, you’re going to have two tongue rings inserted into your tongue and the placement is totally up to you. If you wish, you can arrange the tongue piercings in a vertical line – this is somtimes referred to as angel piercing, but the term also refers to two monroe piercings on either side of the face. The other option is the Venom Piercing (sometimes called the Viper Piercing) where the two piercings are placed horizontally on either side of the tongue.
Just take into account that if you’re going to place your next tongue piercing further down the tongue, it may swell up considerably more than usual. The body piercers know that the deeper the tongue piercing is to the throat, the more it’s going to swell up.
You can go the other way as well if you want to add another tongue ring. You can get the second piercing closer to the tip of the tongue where the tongue muscle isn’t that thick.
However, if this is the case, you definitely need to consult with the piercer to ensure double tongue piercing is not going to damage your teeth or blur your speech.
The best body jewelry for the double tongue piercing and venom piercing is simple tongue rings – straight barbells. You can find them in loads of different materials, colors and with a hell lot of variety of endings.
You’ll never run out of ideas to impress others when having venom piercing in your tongue! Imagine if you insert tongue rings with tiny spikes in your double tongue piercingâ! It indeed looks like snake fangs!
One last thing about venom piercing – lip piercings placed on the either side of the lip can be called venom piercings so don’t get confused if you’re googling up additional related tongue piercing information.
Whatever you decide, check out all the latest styles in the Tongue Rings Guide shop. Jewelry starts at just $1.99 and there is free wordwide delivery on orders of $19.99 or above.
Unlike 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.