A tongue piercing creates a wound in one of the most bacteria-filled parts of the body: the mouth. It is difficult to keep a tongue piercing clean, which further increases the risk of infection, especially during the healing process. There have been few studies into how common tongue piercing infections are, but the warm, moist site of the piercing makes it a prime spot for bacteria to grow. Contact with food may further increase this risk. One small survey revealed that 3 in 51 people with tongue piercings developed infections. Proper care can help the wound heal, reducing the risk of infection and helping keep the piercing in place.
Tongue Piercing Do's and Don'ts
The Complete Guide to Getting a Tongue Piercing
It helps us taste fantastic cuisine and speak beautiful words. What better way to draw attention to and celebrate it than with a tongue piercing? Tongue piercings come in two main types: the midline tongue piercing, located in the center of the tongue, and the side tongue piercing, located either to the right or left of center. The midline tongue piercing is by far the most popular, but depending on the location of the veins in the tongue, some people are unable to get their tongue pierced directly in the middle. The tongue may seem like it would be sensitive, but most report relatively low piercing pain. The real pain comes in the days immediately afterward. Since your healing tongue will move quite a bit, it will lead to more healing pain and swelling.
The Tongue Piercing: Everything You Need to Know
Tongue piercings go in and out of fashion, but they're always considered one of the funkiest piercings you can get without moving too far outside the box. You may have heard the rumors that some people choose oral piercings for a While it's true that tongue piercings can aid in sexual pleasure, bear in mind that's not always the case, nor is it the only reason to get one. What works for some may not work for others, so we suggest only going for a tongue piercing if it suits the vibe you're going for; after all, these piercings are quite the commitment. Personal comfort is another factor to consider with an oral piercing.
Whitney is an expert on piercings and tattoos, with experience in the body modification world. Here's how to heal your tongue piercing properly. Tongue piercings are one of the more popular piercings—they're easy to heal and simple to conceal.