By Cari, South Sioux City, Nebraska
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! 😉