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Tongue Piercing And Popular Piercings

Updated on January 12, 2014
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER


When it comes to popular piercings, the tongue is one of the most popular locations. Men and women both get their tongues pierced for a variety of personal reasons. With all the different piercings that are available, you are bound to find one that fits your style and personality. This article will give you some important information about tongue piercings and give you an idea of all the piercings that are available for you too choose.









Tongue piercings have been practiced for hundreds of years by a variety of different ancient cultures. The Aztecs and a variety of ancient Asian cultures are just a few of the many cultures that practiced tongue piercings. Ancient cultures used tongue piercings for a variety of different purposes, such as religious and cultural. Just like tattoos, tongue piercings would have been symbolic to these ancient cultures.









Before you decide to get your tongue pierced, there are some very important things that you need to consider. First, there are a variety of different veins that run on the bottom of the tongue. Most piercers can avoid these veins, but occasionally, these veins can cause you to not be able to get your tongue pierced. You will have to check with a professional piercer to make sure your veins will not be an issue. It is rare that this occurs, but you still need to make sure there will not be any issue.









Another reason that can cause you to not be able to get your tongue pierced is your tongue web. Your tongue web allows you to stick out your tongue and retract your tongue back in your mouth. If your tongue web is long, it can make getting a tongue piercing an issue. On occasion, it may cause piercing issues or you may not be able to get your tongue pierced. Once again, a professional piercer will be able to tell you if your tongue web will be a problem.









Lastly, if your tongue web is too tight, it can really cause you discomfort once you have your tongue piercing in. Your piercing can rub the webbing of your tongue and cause you mild to severe discomfort. All three of these reasons are very important to consider and can be performed by a professional piercer. More then likely, you will be just fine. On rare occasions though, some people can't get their tongue pierced.

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PIERCINGS LOCATIONS AND YOUR FIRST MONTH AFTER


The tongue can be pierced in a variety of different ways. The tongue can be pierced in the center of the tongue. Some piercers prefer to enter from the bottom while others prefer to enter from the top. I have been told either way and that there is no difference. You can also get your tongue pierced from side to side, in the side of the tongue. You can get one that runs just under the tongue and you can get off-center piercings as well. This will be another decision that you will have to make when it comes time for your piercing.













Once you get your tongue pierced, discomfort is more then certain at first. There will also be a strong case of swelling. Remember, everyone hurts and heals differently. In most cases, the first week is always the most painful. It can take up to a month or more for your tongue to properly heal. During this time, eating, talking, and sleeping may be difficult.

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PIERCINGS AND REASONS TO GET PIERCED


Most tongue piercings are performed with a straight barbell. These barbells can range from size, colors, shapes, and weight. There are a large variety of different piercings that you will be available to choose from. You may want to research all the different tongue piercings that are available for you to choose. This article shows just a few of the many piercings that are available.











Men and women both choose to get tongue piercings for a variety of different reasons. One popular reason for the tongue ring is for oral sex. This really is not secret and it may be a great way to spice up your relationship. Many men and women prefer tongue rings during oral sex. When it comes to women, it is said that the piercing should be near the center of the tongue. For men, it is better for the tongue piercing to be near the tip of the tongue. There are actually tongue rings that vibrate! Their popularity continues to grow daily. However, you may have your own reason for your tongue piercing.











Tongue piercings are more popular then ever. With all the different tongue rings and piercings that are available, it is no wonder that they are so popular. Tongue rings are very stylish and sexy. There are plenty of things that you need to consider before you get your tongue pierced. Don't rush into the piercing process. Take your time and research different tongue piercings until you find one that you will be comfortable with. Thanks for visiting.

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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment. Glad you found it interesting. I agree, more popular then I ever thought they would be. Seems that there is more benefit then not. Once I started paying attention, I see them more and more.

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      6 years ago

      You said: 'They are a lot popular then what I first thought. All the girls at work but a few have them.' Yes, they are in fact very, very popular. Even the lady serving at the local Christian bookstore had one, I saw. My guess is that she would have gotten it simply as a jewelry enhancement, like an alternative to extra earrings. Interesting hub.

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      *Alocsin, always a pleasure to have you drop by. It is, trust me! Not personally, but my girl is a tough country girl. If she screams, it hurts:)

      *Frank, always a pleasure. Thanks again. Once again, you can count on pain.

      *Clover, always great to hear from you. Most certainly. I get chills thinking about it myself. Glad you liked it though and thanks!

      *Kash, thanks so much for taking the time to read it and comment. lol, money would be tempting:)

      *Ruby, always great to hear from you again. They are a lot popular then what I first thought. All the girls at work but a few have them.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      In no way would i ever do this, but a lot of people like them. I worked with a nurse who had her tongue pierced. Voted up and interesting

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great hub,love all the pictures. you couldn't pay me to do that to any part of my body.

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      Cloverleaf 

      6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi thelyricwriter! Nope I just couldn't do it! It makes my tongue hurt just thinking about it LOL. Having my belly button pieced was enough for me :) But hey, I find the variety of different piercings very interesting indeed, so for that you get my vote.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      I have to agree with alocsin ouch ouch ouch.. great share my friend :)

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      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Lovely jewelry, but ouch, ouch. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      CR, thanks for taking the time to come by and view this article. I appreciate your time, comment, and vote friend. Take care.

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