Purpose of a Tongue Ring?

Answer Tongue piercing is a body piercing typically done through the center of the tongue. Tongue piercings are second only to ear piercing in American teenagers and young adults, according to dentist Dr.... Read More »

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What do you use to get a tongue ring?

When getting a tongue piercing, a 12-gauge bore hollow needle will usually be used to pierce the tongue. A 12-gauge barbell stem is used to keep the hole open for the first few days, until it can ... Read More »

What Can You Eat When You Have a Tongue Ring?

Tongue rings are not a piercing for the faint of heart. It takes about 2 weeks to heal completely, during which time you will experience swelling, inflammation and increased sensitivity in the pier... Read More »

How to Disinfect a New Tongue Ring?

Placing a new ring in your tongue piercing without proper disinfection can result in an infection. Original tongue jewelry requires periodic disinfecting as well, even if it is never removed. Tongu... Read More »

Reasons for Having a Tongue Ring?

Getting a tongue ring can be a cultural necessity or a fashion statement; it depends on the wearer's intent and her social milieu. Roman soldiers endured piercings to prove their courage before bat... Read More »