Sould I pierce my tounge?
Answers: If you want to get it, why not? I have two in my tongue and love them. Heres an article I found on tongue piercing aftercare so you know what is in store for you. The better care you take of it, the faster it will heal. My second hole in my tongue didnt swell or anything and was back to normal in 4 days. It depends on your body on how much it will swell..if it even does. My first hole was very swollen for about 3 days, I had to suck on ice a lot. Anyone that has a tongue ring can tell you the actual piercing, in which the needle goes through.DOES NOT hurt! Its the aftermath that gives it such a bad name. The actual piercing is actually the least painful out of all body piercing. You wouldn't think so, because if you bite your tongue, it hurts! But trust me, the needle going through is nothing. If you have your ears pierced or anything else...thats a lot worst. Good luck! Best wishes!
Tongue piercing care and cleaning
To keep a tongue piercing free from infection the first thing one should not do is rinse his or her mouth out with any type of listerine. This can cause irritation and discoloration to the piercing. Never clean the piercing with hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol, this can cause serious injury. Salt water is also an effective rinse.
After getting pierced the tongue will swell up to about twice its normal size and lymph will come out from the wound. Do not worry, this is normal. Swelling will start reducing in three to four days and go away completely in seven to eight. The tongue should be fully healed within 6-8 weeks. During those weeks do not play with or touch the tongue. Always rinse tongue after it has been touched or after eating something. You may want to avoid eating hot or spicy foods during the healing process, as this may cause discomfort and hinder the healing process. One should only eat small, soft amounts of food like mashed bananas, mashed potatoes, cereal, cold soup, applesauce or rice. Ultra slim fasts are a great way to get the protein and vitamins you need and you might lose a few pounds, too. Rinse mouth out before and after every meal or drink. Do not drink alcohol or coffee. Do not smoke. If one must smoke be sure to rinse mouth before and after having a cigarette. Smoking too much will slow down the healing process and cause discomfort. Do not use chewing tobacco or non-filter cigarettes.
After swelling goes down, cut back on your mouth rinsing. When tongue is fully healed it is only necessary to rinse mouth out in the morning and evening. The piercer will usually pierce the tongue with a longer bar or piece of jewelry to allow the tongue to swell. If the bar or jewelry feels too big or long it can be replaced when the tongue has healed and swelling has gone down. Do not take the bar or jewelry out before healing is complete or swelling is gone. A piercer or yourself can change the bar or jewelry.
Always sterilize the jewelry you will be putting in your tongue so as to prevent infection. In many cases, after the tongue is fully healed a crown or hard spot will appear around the hole in the tongue. This will generally go away within a month or two of the tongue being fully healed. If tongue hurts more than 8 days after piercing and swelling has not gone down go to the doctor. Do not just go to the piercing shop unless they specify otherwise. Following these proper steps will result in a quick and aesthetic recovery.
No it's ugly...
No. It looks ugly.
I had it done and I hated it, I personally wouldn't recommend it, if you don't keep it clean all the time it gives you horrible breath.
If you want to be trashy...
No. Metal piercings in the tongue and lips often cause damage to periodontal tissue and teeth. Further, the tongue is a muscle and no good can come from piercing a muscle.
And it looks stupid, in my opinion.
Can't help you with whether or not you should, its a personal choice, but I got mine done over a year ago and my piercer gave me sea salt to swish with to help the healing and an anti-microbial mouthwash to swish with to kill any germs or bacteria...it healed within 2 months and now its goooooood!
Sure. If you really want it like I did do it and see for yourself. Your tounge will swell up for about 2 weeks and for at least a month you have to wash your mouth out with half water, half mouthwash everytime you eat, drink, smoke (if you smoke) or kiss, etc. After that I highly recommend getting a plastic tounge ring or you'll chip a tooth like I did. After that I took mine out for good. It's not too bad, fun to kiss and play with after it's healed as long as you take care of it.
no dont, its irritating, u cant eat properly, and it looks ugly
sure if you like food getting hung up and sipping soup over metel.
I've had it done twice. It's really up to you. It actually didn't hurt that badly. It hurt more with the spaghetti looking tongs pinching my tongue than anything else and I drooled like a baby. It's hard to find a job with it though. For the first 2 weeks you have it rinse with Listerine after EVERYTHING, except drinking water. Smoking, eating etc. It won't get infected that way.
If you want to pierce your tongue, go ahead. It's your prerogative. If you do get it done, you'll have to gargle sea-salted water for a few days, then Listerine. Expect to have a swollen tongue for a few weeks. It's pretty easy to care for.
Don't do it, i had it done and the pain after was pretty bad. My tongue swelled, i couldn't eat properly and couldn't even speak properly.
No, it's TACKY and you'll look back when your older and think "what the hell was I thinking??" I know if I was looking to hire someone, that'd be the first thing I would notice... I hate them.
You're beautiful without it!!
And, why would you want to pay for a speech impedement? Just a thought...
No if you are trying to attract guys they don't like it. All of my friend think it looks trashy.
I wanted one when I was in university. I thought they were so cool. I dated a guy that had one and loved kissing him with it. Unfortunately I was too chicken or something to get it.
I think you should get it done if you want to. I used to have mine done. I took it out a few months ago( after a couple of years with it)- the barbell chipped one of my teeth a little bit and plus my parents hated it. However, I think it looks really cool. It takes like 6 months for them to heal and you gargle salt water after you eat and before bed. Some nasty stuff when its first healing is normal- there will be little crusties and thick mucuos like stuff there the first couple of weeks. The person that pierces it for you (you should go to a body piercer place) can give you detailed cleaning instructions.
If you want to...they will tell you how to take care of it when you get it pierce.
I got mine pierced 6 years ago and I wore it about 2 1/2 years. I have children now so I didn't think it was appropriate anymore but I have thought about getting it re-open. If you like it, I say go for it.
I wouldn't do the tongue.. it's kinda nasty, but I looove my belly-button piercing. If you don't already have that, I would pierce that instead of your tongue.
Get a butt piercing.
One word "STUPID" it also insults your intelligence.
I have had my tongue pierced since Spring Break of 99 and the only problems I have had is the gums behind one of my bottom teeth has slowly been rubbed away. You can see some of the root of that tooth. It is not painful, but I worry about that tooth not being as secure in my mouth as it should be. I took the tongue ring out for about 4 months to see if the tissue would regrow, but no luck. I thought my piercing had closed, but I was able to get my jewelry back in with just a little push. As far as cleaning it I was told to use listerine after everything except water. Also clean about once a day with glyoxide (a peroxide rinse for the mouth). As far as pain, the piercing was not too bad, almost like biting your tongue, but I was very swollen and in pain for the first few days, almost a week. It was hard to talk and eat with all the swelling, but once that went down I got used to the jewelry being there. After it is healed there is no special care required, just your routine oral care. I have not had any bad experiences with bad breath or anything like that. I have worked in daycares and banks, and have never had an employer who had a problem with my piercing either. Good Luck
Personal choice, of course, but one that causes lots of dental and oral infection problems.
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