All That You Want To Know About Tongue Piercing

Tongue piercing has become very popular among teens. Tongue piercings look very attractive, but you should take certain precautions while going for tongue piercing. You should pierce your tongue only at a reputed clinic, salon or a tattoo shop where experts will pierce your tongue.

You should avoid tongue piercing at your home, as that may lead to infections. This article will inform you about everything related to tongue piercing. So, after reading this article you will be able to choose the safest option of tongue piercing, and you will also be able to enjoy your tongue piercing without any risks.

Positions Of Tongue Piercing

Tongue Web Or Venom Piercing

In this type of piercing, two separate tongue piercing jewelries are placed side by side. The piercings are made on the two sides of the mid lining of the tongue. Mainly studs and barbells are used for this type of piercing.

Tongue Piercing On Mid-line

This piercing is done on the line of the tongue, which lies at the middle. This is the most common place for tongue piercing, and the hole is made 2 cm away from the tip of the tongue. Barbells, rings and studs are mainly used for this type of piercing.

Horizontal Tongue Piercing

Horizontal tongue piercing is done horizontally through the tongue. This type of piercing may lead to severe nerve damage, and hence, it is normally not recommended.

Frenulum Linguae Piercing

A Frenulum linguae piercing is done under the tongue, at the position of the frenulum. Normally rings are used in this type of piercing.

How To Choose The Correct Place

You should either go to a clinic or a salon to get your tongue pierced. Before booking an appointment, be sure that the clinic or the salon is clean and hygienic.

Proper Alignment Of The Jewelry

Proper alignment of the jewelry is very important. The jewelry should be positioned in a place, where it will not come in contact with your teeth. This is because; constant rubbing of the jewelry with your teeth will harm your teeth.

Care After Tongue Piercing

Tongue piercing usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to heal properly. During this time, you will have to take proper care of your tongue to avoid infections.

You will not be able to eat any solid foods for a few days, after the piercing. Therefore, you should take in adequate amount of liquid foods to supplement your solid food intake.

You should drink things like cold milk, tea and coffee, fruit juices and vegetable juices. You should avoid eating any spicy and very hot foods.

You should wash your hands properly with a disinfectant hand wash, before touching your tongue or the jewelry. And also wash your mouth regularly with a mouthwash to avoid infections.

If you are feeling extremely uncomfortable, then you should immediately go to a doctor.

Types Of Tongue Piercing Jewelries


Photo Credit :

Barbells are the most common types of tongue jewelries. A barbell consists of a straight bar and two beads at both ends of the bar.


Photo Credit :

Rings are circular forms of barbells. Various types of beads can be connected at the end of a ring.


Photo Credit :

Studs are one of the safest tongue jewelries. They do not harm your teeth.

Materials Used For Making Tongue Jewelries

18 carat gold, surgical stainless steel, acrylic, niobium and titanium are the materials, which are mostly preferred for making tongue jewelries.

Photo Credit :