Tongue Piercing...

United States
November 6, 2006 3:35pm CST
I thought about getting mine done and everyone that I know that has one went through intense pain the first few days...do you think getting one is a good or bad idea?
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23 responses
@jncgiza (256)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I have mine, it didnt hurt having it done, the pain after having it doesnt isnt that bad either. Sure you cant eat solid food for about a week, and your tongue swells but that quickly passes... you just have to keep your month cleaned, that means if you smoke you have to use mouth wash after you smoke... but all in all it is not near as bad as people say it is, trust me =)
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• United States
13 Jan 07
you really are motivating me to get it done anyway..I am still thinking about it..even after all this time..
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Well, coming from soneone that also has it done, I will be honest as to what has happened to me. The girl that did it was awesome, the initial piercing did not hurt. But it did hurt up to a week after. It was swollen real bad, it hurt to eat, it hurt to talk...practically anything I did that dealt with my tounge, it hurt. But you know what? I would take it back for the world. I was also told that over time with the ball hitting your teeth, it knocks the enamel off. But... I figure that it is your decision. When I first saw the needle when tounge piercing started, I stayed away. But I enjoy having it now. And that is up to you. It is your tounge, your happiness...it's all you. But I honestly wouldn't really listen to anyone. If you want it, then you get it.
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• United States
13 Jan 07
thanks so much..it is totally up to me and I will get it done as soon as I get everything I need here to help along the healing..ice cream, mouthwash, and everything else I need
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@Lushlie (572)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I've had mine pierced for 6 years and have never had any problems with it. It didn't hurt at all when they did it. I wouldn't call the pain that you have for the 2 days after as intense. It is uncomfortable but not too bad.
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• United States
6 Nov 06
everybody talked about it being pretty much painless...and the swelling isn't even much of a worry for me either...I think I am going to end up doing it..its something I always wanted to do but was too much of a chicken i guess..lol
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@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I had it done long time ago. I didn't have a problem with any pain. The problem is the swelling, which makes it hard to talk & eat. But it only lasts a few days. Then you'll want to get a smaller barbell, and I'd also recommend getting one with acrylic balls so you don't chip your teeth.
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• United States
13 Jan 07
there's some more motvation..lol..yeah, I am going to get an acrylic ball whenever I get this done..but don't I have to use the metal one thats gets put in while it heals?
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• United States
6 Nov 06
will never do it - no way no way a tongue ring
no no no way.
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@angeliamj (632)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I have my tongue pierced for the second time now. It didn't hurt either time that I got it done. Yes, it will swell a little bit, but it's nothing major. I mean you'll talk funny, but that's about it. I think if you get one, you need to be the only one making that decision. You also need to find a reputable piercer to do it. Keep in mind that if you get it done and it's not for you, take it out and it'll heal up within a day or so.
• United States
6 Nov 06
I was thinking about getting my nose pierced, but I quickly gave that up, I'm not a pain type of girl
• United States
6 Nov 06
the nose piercing wasn't painful at all...I just got bored with that and took it out..
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• United States
6 Nov 06
This wasn't bad at all. You're eyes will water for a second and it's over. One quick poke. I've had mine done for 6 months now and love it!! It's so cute and the lil' diamond stud gets me so many compliments.
• United States
6 Nov 06
I had my septum pierced. It was my favorite piercing EVER, painful but not in a bad way. I would have kept it, but unfortunately, my mom discovered it the same day I had the feds raid my house (long story) and it had to come out... But whenever I get more money I'm getting it done again, because I miss it.
• United States
5 Mar 07
I got my tongue pierced about 7 yrs ago.It really didnt hurt as bad as you d think.It actually didnt hurt at all.The swishing of the listerine for aminute to sterelize your mouth is what hurts the most(burns).I was actually very surprised that it didnt hurt.After words my tongue was swollen forabout 2-3 days but it didnt hurt.It was uncomfortable and you have to eat and drink only liquids since you ant chew.I took my piercing out though like 2 yrs later cuz too many sick minded people!!!I say if tahst what you want then do it.But just be ready to have alot of sick people make sick comments and assume you only got it for a certain reason.
• United States
8 Mar 07
yeah I pretty much decided to get it done later today..did enough thinking on it..did enough research..so i am ready..everyone that knows what I am about to do (the guys I am friends with) are all excited that I am getting this done (like it will benefit them in some way)..
• United States
14 Mar 07
so this past saturday, I finally did it..it didn't even hurt!!! I was listening to the girl who did it and my friend talk about sneakers and she did it in like a second..my tongue is swollen a little..this is day 5 and I still have to talk carefully and eat things that are mushy like mashed potatoes..I ate some solid stuff..but its still a little hard to eat without biting it..bit it a few times and it hurt like heck..so much that it made me think maybe I should take it out..but I am still glad I finally did it!!
@maxxine (610)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
hi!! it doesnt hurt at all... i pierced my own tongue and i just used a needle and then presto ehhehehe but u hav to make sure that the barbell you are going to use is gonna be surgical stainless to avoid infection and after piercing... drink lotsa cold water and take ibuprofen...it'll swell for like 2-3 days but after that the swelling will go down and youve got urself a nice tongue hehehhee
• United States
15 Mar 07
you did your own??? damn thats hardcore..yeah the swelling has gone down a whole lot but eating is still a little bit of a challenge..I can't get over you did your own..someone else I know did theirs and wanted to do mine, but I just didn't see that happening..I had to see a professional..my father saw it and freaked..lol..the look on his face was priceless!
@Justme2007 (1848)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Some people can have these things did and not have a problem but I wouold not get mine did.They say it also swells up you tongue so its your choice
@maxxine (610)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
yah thats true it gets swollen for about 2-3 days only but the piercing itself doesnt hurt at all..... you just hav to take in soft food during the first week of the piercing
@stru9559 (634)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I thought about it as well when I was younger but decided against it. I heard that it's horrible for your teeth and that dentists don't reccomend getting your tongue pierced.
• United States
6 Nov 06
yeah!! I did lots of research and they say all types of things can go wrong...they chip your teeth, you can get infections if its not done right, all types of stuff...however, I know lots of people with one and they seem to be doing just fine (minus the one friend that swallowed her ring thingy)
@MKpack22 (307)
• United States
5 Mar 07
it looks really painful and it looks kinda dumb when your talking and you see that gold rod in someones mouth. i wouldnt reconmend it
• United States
4 Mar 07
I've heard its painful, your tongues swells up, you have to be careful what you eat and personally, I don't see the appeal in having it done.
@kunalvijan (3413)
• India
14 Feb 07
i hate tounge pircing
• United States
14 Feb 07
It's not true about being in terrible pain. I did mine done 8 years ago and my tongue only swelled a little and i didn't bleed any cause I knew what I was doing when I did it. If they know what they are doing it will be just fine and shouldn't be in any pain but it's your choice and nobody can tell u what 2 do.
@kunalvijan (3413)
• India
13 Jan 07
Bad..
@runsgame (2031)
• India
13 Jan 07
i feel getting one is a bad idea. i do not like it
@ukchriss (2103)
13 Jan 07
uck no dont do it! Its bad for your teeth and looks uck I would never go out with someone who has one Very bad idea!
@sunita64 (6469)
• India
4 Jan 07
It is truly a bad idea, it will hamper your speech and it might destroy your taste buds as well and you will not be able to enjoy the food as well.
@estarga (1188)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I have had mine done for about 7 years now. I don't worry about the job aspect because you can always take it out and put it back in. It looks sexy and to me its worth it. I went into a tatoo shop initially to get a new tat but I couldn't make a decision on what I wanted so I opted for the tongue ring, because I can take it out when I want, unlike a tatoo that I might have regreted. The pain is different for everyone and it is bothersome the first week. Like someone previously said you can get a ceramic ball and even plastic. I have so many different colors and designs. I swallowed on to and I am sure it just passed through my system.