Tongue piercing in Denver
A tongue piercing is a body piercing usually done directly through the center of the tongue. But before you get one, check out the vital things that you need to know about a tongue piercing.
Tongue piercing facts
The first thing that comes to most peoples mind when thinking to go for a tongue piercing is will it hurt?
Well, guess what? The tongue piercing is considered to be the least painful piercing – a lot LESS painful than biting your tongue! Plus, thanks to the tongue’s exceptional healing ability, piercings can close very fast.
How is it done?
The piercer will check the underside of the tongue for large blood vessels and mark a safe placement for the piercing. The tongue is then clamped with forceps and pierced with a needle, usually from top to bottom with a piercing needle or from bottom to top with a cannula needle. We highly recommend starting with a 14 g (1.6 mm) piercing.
Where can it be placed?
Traditional spot: Along the midline of the tongue, in the center of the mouth, at approximately .76 inches (1.9 cm) or so back from the tip of the tongue. It is placed on with the top a little further back than the bottom, which allows the upper part of the jewelry to lean slightly back, away from the teeth, and toward the higher part of the upper palate where there is more room in the mouth. It is also frequently positioned just in front of the attachment of the lingual frenulum.
“Venom bites”: A tongue frenulum piercing is a piercing through the frenulum underneath the tongue, known as the frenulum linguae, and commonly the tongue web piercing. “Venom bites” is the term given to two tongue piercings placed side by side on the tongue, because this unconventional tongue piercing resembles the fangs of a snake from where the venom is released.
What jewelry is employed?
The hole is done with straight barbells with either plastic or metal beads. And because of the frequent movement of the tongue, jewelry size and comfort is especially important.
And last but not least, how long does it take to heal?
It can take from 3 to 4 weeks to fully heal. It is one of the fastest healing piercings. Swelling usually lasts for the first 10 to 14 days.
Take your time choosing a professional body piercer in Denver. Look for someone who’s licensed and works out of a clean shop or office. At Mantra tattoo, we have two piercing artists: Randy and Chris.
Come to Mantra tattoo for your next body piercing
Come visit us to get your custom tattoo design. We will create the design from the ideas you bring, and work with you until your perfect tattoo is ready to be inked. Or come by to pick out a beautiful piece of body jewelry and get pierced by one of our professional body piercers.
We use only medical grade sterilization and always new needles on every tattoo and piercing. Our shop is fully inspected and regulated by the Jefferson County Health Department.