If you choose to have a tongue piercing then the good news is that it heals itself really quickly. It is one of the most popular piercings available these days and it is not overly visible.
So it makes a statement, yet it doesn’t necessarily push it into people’s faces. However, there are a few things that you need to be aware of before you make up your mind that you want a tongue piercing.
Things to Consider
Whilst the tongue piercing is extremely common, there are some exceptions where you should not get the piercing. Generally the piercer should tell you if you are an unsuitable candidate for the procedure. However, just in case they don’t it is a good idea to understand when it might not be suitable for you to have a tongue piercing.
Firstly if you have a protruding tongue web then it is definitely not a good idea to have a tongue piercing. The tongue web is situated underneath the tongue and everybody has a different length web. It can sometimes extend all the way to the tip of the tongue, but in some people it is not really visible at all. The problem with piercing a tongue which has a protruding tongue web is that the piercing would likely end up rubbing the web and this would make it really painful.
Another reason why you may choose not to have a tongue piercing is because you may have prominent veins on the bottom of the tongue. Usually the veins do not cause a problem but a piercer will be able to advise you whether you should go ahead with the piercing or not. It is extremely rare for a tongue piercing not to go ahead because of prominent veins, but there are still cases where it might not be safe.
The above are just a couple of things to consider when deciding whether or not to get your tongue pierced. If you do opt for a tongue piercing then you can rest assured that it will likely heal really quickly and you will suffer very few problems because of it. However it is worth noting that just after the piercing has been done, swelling will occur and this can be very painful. You do not have to give the piercing much aftercare however and once it has healed you can choose from a variety of different tongue studs and jewellery to make the piercing stand out!