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Tongue piercings are one of the most common and popular kinds of body piercings.
Tongue rings are usually a barbell design, but the style of the design on the top is becoming more and more varied as the popularity of tongue rings grows. Surgical steel tongue rings are a great option if you have some sensitivity to metal. Surgical steel is made from fine quality grade steel and gets its name from its common use in the medical field. Because surgical steel has a reduced risk of negatively reacting to the body, it is often used for surgical implants.
A tongue piercing is generally not extremely painful as the tongue is a muscle that is striated, so the piercer will pass the needle through the striations. Even though it might not be very painful, it’s still a piercing that is best done by a professional because the mouth and tongue has many nerve endings and blood vessels. A certified piercer will know how to pierce the area without causing any permanent damage to your tongue.
A professional piercer will also give you specific instructions on how to care for and clean your tongue piercing. He or she will also give you tips on foods to avoid while the piercing heals. The area will feel swollen and tender for a few days and you will have difficulty eating, talking and brushing your teeth. A professional at a piercing salon will also offer advice on a mouthwash or rinse you can use to help with the healing.
The ideal spot for a traditional tongue piercing is generally on the slight natural indentation towards the front. Other variations include piercing off center or multiple piercings such as venom bites. Another variation of a tongue piercing is frenulum piercing, which goes through the frenulum underneath the tongue, known as the frenulum linguae. It is also known as tongue web piercing.
A tongue piercing is usually one of the fastest piercings to heel, but expect to wait about 4 to 6 weeks before you are able to change the ring in your tongue piercing. A piercer will use a larger barbell for the piercing to accommodate the initial swelling. Once the swelling goes down, a smaller barbell will fit better and feel more comfortable. Your piercer may offer to change the first barbell for you as part of the overall price of the piercing.