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Oral piercings

Tongue piercings are pieced vertically through the tongue. Tongue piercings are usually done near the centre of the tongue but the can also be pierced off-centre. Most people can have a tongue piercing and it is surprisingly easy to heal. There are however two issues that can prevent you from getting a tongue piercing. Firstly some people have very prominent veins on the underside of the tongue, which may get in the way of the piercing. Secondly, a prominent tongue frenulum may make the piercing uncomfortable or impossible. We always recommend going to an experienced body piercing to get your tongue pierced.

Tongue Piercing Jewellery & Aftercare

Tongue piercings are usually done with a straight barbell. The tongue almost always swells up in the day after piercing so initial jewellery should be an extra long barbell. This can be swapped for a shorter barbell when the swelling goes down, usually after one week. Tongue piercings carry a risk of chipping a tooth if you bite down on the barbell. This can be avoided by choosing well-fitting jewellery or a Bioplast tongue bar. If the top of your barbell rubs uncomfortably against the roof of your mouth we recommend switching to a flat top ball. Rinse with suitable mouthwash twice daily and after eating. Stick to soft, non-sticky foods for the first couple of days. Avoid alcohol and smoking until piercing is healed.

Tongue Piercing £20 now with 1 down size bar, Healing Time: 3 to 12 weeks

A tongue venom piercing is a set of two tongue piercings, placed laterally near the front of the tongue. Venom piercings can be pierced at the same time or separately and placement will depend on the size, shape and anatomy of your tongue. We recommend choosing an experienced body piercer for a tongue venom piercing.

Tongue Venom Piercing Jewellery & Aftercare

Straight barbells are usually worn in venom piercings, often with flat balls to reduce rubbing against the roof of the mouth. Tongue venom piercings are very similar to a regular tongue piercing in terms of healing. Healing may take a little longer due to the extra stress placed on the immune system. Rinse with suitable mouthwash twice daily and after eating. Stick to soft, non-sticky foods for the first couple of days. Avoid alcohol and smoking until piercing is healed.

Tongue Venom Piercing £30 Healing Time: 6 to 14 weeks

Tongue web piercings are pierced through the tongue frenulum, which is the tissue that connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. The size of the tongue frenulum varies a great deal from person to person and some people may not be able to get this piercing.

Tongue Web Piercing Jewellery & Aftercare

Tongue web piercings can be pierced with a short barbell or small ball closure ring. The tongue frenulum receives a healthy supply of blood and heals quickly. Unfortunately tongue web piercings have tendency to reject and they are not usually a long term piercing. Rinse with suitable mouthwash twice daily and after eating. Avoid alcohol and smoking until piercing is healed.

Tongue Web Piercing £15 Healing Time: 4 to 6 weeks

Smiley piercings are officially known as upper lip frenulum piercings and are pierced through the thin tissue connecting the gum and the centre of the upper lip. This piece of tissue is very thin and smiley piercings are fairly painless. They are called "smiley" piercings because if you wear a BCR in this piercing it is visible when you smile.

Smiley Piercing Jewellery & Aftercare

Smiley piercings are usually pierced using a small BCR, sized so that the ball sits just below the gum line, in between the front teeth. There is a risk of tooth and gum erosion with smiley piercings but it is usually minor. If you notice any change to your teeth or gums, consult your piercer immediately. Smiley piercings often reject after a year or so without causing any damage. Rinse with suitable mouthwash twice daily and after eating. Avoid alcohol and smoking until piercing is healed.

Smiley Piercing £15 Healing Time: 4 to 12 weeks

A frowny piercing is pierced through the lower lip frenulum, at the point where the centre of the lower lip joins the gums. This piercing is called a frowny because it is considered to be the opposite of a smiley piercing, which is located in the upper lip frenulum. Frowny piercings are usually covered by the lower lip and are considered a "private" piercing.

Frowny Piercing Jewellery & Aftercare

Frowny piercings are usually pierced with a small ball closure ring. They heal relatively quickly. There is a risk of tooth and gum erosion with frowny piercings - if you notice any change to your teeth or gums, consult your piercer immediately. Rinse with suitable mouthwash twice daily and after eating. Avoid alcohol and smoking until piercing is healed.

Frowny Piercing £15 Healing Time: 4 to 12 weeks