This tongue piercing story was sent in by Hannah from Leicester, NC.
Hi 🙂 My name is Hannah. I’ll share the story of how I got my tongue web piercing!
For my 15th birthday, my parents took me to get my tongue web pierced. I was so scared! My mother would always express how painful it would be because she wanted to scare me out of getting it – hehe. Of course it didn’t work 😉
We chose the same shop I got my helix, eyebrow, and nose pierced in because everyone there was friendly and professional. My piercer was very kind, he explained the steps that were going to be taken to pierce my tongue web. He was going to use a single-use needle (and no clamps) to pierce me.
I was terrified of the pain even though I have a high pain tolerance hehe. Once he told me to take a deep breath in, I was expecting the worst. But alas, the pain was nothing! 😉
All I felt was a slight pulling and that was all 🙁 it was so worth it. If anybody wants a piercing that is easy to hide, virtually painless (.001/10) and looks amazing, your tongue web is the way to go! My piercer told me that the best way to take care of my piercing through the healing process was to do sea salt soaks twice a day and to not use mouthwash with alcohol or any strong ingredients:)
The healing process was pretty painful honestly, probably because I played with it more than I should have, hehe. It was pierced with a 16g captive-bead ring so it was hard to not play with it. It becomes a habit 🙂 but, I just ate a lot of ice and took some Advil to ease the pain.
After 2-3 weeks it was completely healed. I currently wear a 16g horseshoe ring in it with no problems. Curved barbells are the most comfortable, though 🙂 it doesn’t affect my speech at all, many people worry that it does. It does swell for a couple of weeks, but nothing major. I wish everyone getting this piercing the best of luck, its great!
Happy piercing 😉
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