Getting my tongue pierced tomorrow!

@maezee (41039)
United States
May 12, 2010 9:07pm CST
I thought I'd share this will you all - and even get some tips and/or advice if anyone has anything to share. I have my monroe, lip, and nose (and ears/cartiledge) pierced, but have never gotten my tongue done. I figured - why not? I've been thinking about it for a while - and I think it would add a lot to my appearance. And no, I'm not getting it for any skanky reasons..Just so you know. I just think it would be cute. I've already made up my mind, so there's really no talking me out of it. But you CAN answer me these questions: Do you have any experience with this? Do you have any care tips or advice? And how long did it take to heal? Thanks in advance!
3 responses
@qamarep (4447)
• Pakistan
13 May 10
what do you dislike your self.. you dont have any kind of respect for your body?
@maezee (41039)
• United States
13 May 10
That's your personal opinion. It's not that I dislike myself and do this to punish myself. I think that beauty is an ambiguous thing - you aren't going to consider the same thing "beautiful" as I do, that's just how it works. So be open-minded. Piercings are not some form of self-inflicted torture. I've had piercings before. It actually is a way to reward myself, change my appearance, and add personality and character to the way that I look. So I think you need to look at it from a different angle, is all, sir.
@bird123 (10484)
• United States
13 May 10
It is hard for me to understand why anyone would even want their tongue pierced. I would never mess with the perfection it already is.
@maezee (41039)
• United States
13 May 10
Well, that's understandable. But I'm partial to getting piercings - whether or not anyone likes it. I have my monroe, two on my lip, my nose, and four holes in both ears (plus cartiledge). I also had my belly button done YEARS ago but took it out because I just didn't show it off. It's a personal thing. Some people judge what they don't understand. I think piercings are usually pretty attractive, modern, and can add a lot to your face. On the right person, of course.
@offkey (313)
• United States
13 May 10
Make sure to rinse with mouth wash after eating or drinking anything, except for water of course. When I got mine done I had to swish mouthwash for 3 minutes, I had to work up to that, 30 seconds-60 and so on. after a bit your mouth is numb so its no biggie. Eat soft foods for the first few days, I had to go to a BBQ the day after I got mine done, it was not easy to eat my hamburger. I cannot remember how long it took to heal, just remember to keep your mouth clean. That's all that I can think of. Hope it goes well.