By Holly aged 18, Texas
Hi I’m Holly from Texas and I had my tongue pierced about a year ago now. My experience has been a little different to most people as it took two attempts to get the piercing that I wanted. I’ll start by giving my experience of the first piercer I went to see.
I was 17 and I had decided to have a tongue piercing after my cousin had shown me hers. It just seemed so cool. So I booked myself in with our local piercer and went to see him to discuss what tongue stud I wanted. When it came to the actual piercing it was quite painful. But that wasn’t the end of it.
Even after I had my piercing, the guy hadn’t told me how to look after the piercing. I didn’t know what to do and so I just left it thinking I could eat just about everything. I was so wrong. A few days into the piercing and my tongue really hurt. I went to the doctors and they said I had an infection as the piercing hadn’t been done properly.
I ended up taking the tongue stud out and it took months to heal my tongue. You would have thought that the experience would have put me off but after talking to my cousin she persuaded me to try her piercer. So I went and was really nervous about the whole thing (understandably). But this time the piercing went really well. I hardly felt anything, the guy was really nice and he told me exactly how to look after the piercing. It healed after a few months and I love my new piercing.
So my advice is to be sure about the piercer that you choose. If you have any doubts then go to see another piercer and see which one you prefer!