Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Five Things People Ask About My Tongue Piercing

I know this post won't be everybody's cup of tea; piercings aren't for everyone and I'm totally fine with that! I just thought this might be quite an interesting post for anyone considering a tongue piercing, as well as a light-hearted way of sharing my experience. Just to clarify, I don't mind people asking about my piercings at all and I'm happy to answer questions (although I do mind comments like, "That's disgusting!" - Well you're rude and it's none of your business...).
Five Things People Ask About My Tongue Piercing
I have a double tongue piercing, also known as venoms, which I've had for about 18 months now; my experience with the piercing itself was great - the girl who did the piercings was friendly, professional, put me at my ease, and didn't seem to mind being dribbled on. Although I guess that's a given if you're going to pierce people's tongues for a living..?
My Tongue Piercings Venoms
Did it hurt? | Yes. Yes, it hurt. I had a large, hollow needle stuck through my tongue, and then a stainless steel bar fed through the hole - twice. It is genuinely the most pain I have ever felt - and I've broken bones. My tongue swelled massively around the piercings and although I heal quickly, it took around three weeks for the swelling to go down completely. It stopped hurting after around a week though; I took Ibuprofen for the first couple of days to help with the pain and swelling, then after that I just got on with things!
Doesn't it stop you eating? | If you knew me, you'd know that it'll take more than a couple of bars through my tongue to stop me eating! It took me a few days of eating very slowly to get used to eating without biting the piercings (and let me tell you, that hurts!) but since then they've not caused me any problems with regards to food. Same goes for talking; it'll take more than this to keep me quiet!!
What about your teeth? | Looking after my teeth is important to me, so I've done my research and wear acrylic balls on my piercings, so they're not hard enough to damage my teeth. It does mean the balls are a little bigger than steel ones I had when I first got the piercing (they have to be bigger to be drilled without cracking) but I got used to that within a couple of days. Steel piercings in the mouth can damage the teeth, and failing to keep the piercings properly clean can also cause problems, which is why I remove them regularly to give them a proper wash.
Why not just one? | I wanted my tongue pierced for as long as I can remember but never really got round to it. I'm not sure when I "discovered" venoms but as soon as I saw them, I loved them and knew that was the piercing I wanted! Obviously it's a personal preference issue here; some people have no piercings, others have dozens. I happen to have two in my tongue. I guess it comes down to wanting something a little out of the ordinary - I know loads of people with tongue piercings, but very few with two!
Aren't they annoying, in your mouth all the time? | In a word, no! I barely even notice them anymore. I usually describe it as being like when you have a filling or a tooth out; it feels weird for the first day or two, but then you just sort of stop noticing that there's anything out of the ordinary. It's like that for me! It was the same when I had my lip pierced; it felt strange for a day or two, but now I don't even know it's there unless I'm thinking about it.
Do you have any piercings? Do you get asked about them? Is there anything you'd like to know about tongue piercings? I'm happy to answer any questions you might have!

xo

15 comments:

  1. Interesting post, Jess! I am too squeamish for piercings, and don't even plan of having my ears done! I've never seen venoms before, all I can say is OUCH you are brave!x

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    1. Haha I had my ears done when I was five and it's been a slippery slope from there! :) xo

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  2. I must admit that I am guilty of being the one friend who asks if it hurts! Whatever it is, I'll ask - I'm so squeamish about piercings! I think it looks really nice though :) x

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  3. I had my nose pierced and the pain was way too much for me to handle, so I dread to think of how much pain you went through with your tongue!! Looks great though!

    Lauren x

    www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  4. I don't know if I could handle the pain! I am the friend that asks a million questions lol thanks for the honest answers!

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  5. Wow! I'm such a wimp and would never have the courage to get a piercing! lol
    Thanks for opening up your post to questionsI I do have a question....Would you do it again?

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    1. I definitely would, it's one of my favourite piercings and I love it! xo

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  6. I love it, I always wanted it done when I was much younger but never did x

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  7. How unique! Ive never even thought of or heard of a double tongue piercing!! Even though I had wanted a tongue piercing when I was younger - its definitely not a desire of mine now, so I am glad I never webt through with it. lol But I do think it looks cool! Thanks for sharing the info about it.

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  8. I'm always curious about other's pain with this piercing. I felt nothing when I got mine pierced but drinking water was the worst pain for a day.

    It's annoying when people try to shove the "it's damaging your teeth" crap into your face. I've had mine for over 5 years and my teeth are still here haha

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  9. Those piercings look great on you! I've always wanted to get my tongue pierced. I'm contemplating getting my septum pierced.

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  10. I did have a tongue piercing and doing it didn't hurt me at all, I guess it depends where you do it. I literally didn't feel anything :D The pain came after that though :/

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  11. I really want double tongue piercing as well and I curently have two in my lip, eyebrow, my nose, top and bottom of belly button, both nipples , two dermal in my chest, and my clit hud. All of that and 7 tattoos but I'm scared my tongue is gonna hurt lol and what can you eat if it's swollen? I love food so I'm more worried about eating than the pain!

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    1. Honestly, I just ate what I normally would - just a lot more slowly. I went out to Wetherspoons the same night & battled my way through a burger! xo

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  12. Great post. I went with my friend to get her tongue pierced when we were teenagers and I was amazed at just how quick and easy it was!!! Twice must've REALLY hurt though ;-)

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