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Q&A Tongue piercing

Hello everyone it has been a while since we wrote a blog post tut tut…

Β We have been super busy getting new jewellery in for all you lovely people, our stone jewellery collection has already expanded, new nose studs and labretsΒ are now available πŸ™‚ also our laser op has been working super hard on some new designs for those with stretched lobes πŸ˜‰

Right lets get to the subject!! Today I would like to answer some common asked questions about tongue piercings, whether you are thinking of getting your tongue pierced but you are not sure about certain things or you already have your tongue bar in however there is still some questions you need answers to, l hope this little blog will help πŸ™‚

Is getting tongue pierced sore?

The answer to this is of course yes, however some may experience less pain than others, from personal experience I can say that the pain wasn’t as bad as i though it would be, the feeling of needle going through layers of the tongue was much uncomfortable.

Is it normal for tongue to turn white after getting it pierced?

You may experience a white coating on your tongue, this could be due to good bacteria responding to the piercing or yeast bacteria. You can help yourself by these simple tasks.

  • Avoid any dairy products such as yogurt or milk to avoid growth of yeast bacteria, which could lead to yeast infection.
  • Avoid hard/crunchy, spicy, salty, acidic or hot food and drink that may irritate your tongue
  • Avoid smoking or at least try (rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash or water afterwards)
  • Avoid any sticky food like oatmeal or mash potatoes during healing as those can be difficult to clear from your mouth.
  • Avoid alcohol for at least 2 to 3 weeks as alcohol can cause irritation, pain and excess swelling and other complications.

For more information on how to prevent/stop infection click here

Can I reduce swelling of the tongue piercing?Β 

Cold temperatures are the best way to control swelling and pain after getting a piercing. Wrap ice or an ice pack in a cloth and hold against your tongue for 15/20 mins.

Is having a tongue piercing bad for your teeth?

Bumping your tongue bar against your teeth continuously can chip away the enamel exposing the sensitive layer’s underneath. Be sensible, keep your bar on the tongue to avoid any damage and once your tongue is fully healed change the bar to a smaller one.

How long does it take for tongue to heal after piercing?

How long you ask? Well it depends on your body, health and oral hygiene and how well aftercare was followed, in general your tongue should be completely healed after 6 to 8 weeks.

Click here for some tips to heal quicker after getting pierced.

Can you kiss after a tongue piercing?

Avoid kissing for at least 3 weeks. Kissing is the second most likely source of infection risk, you need to be careful to prevent bacteria getting into the mouth. No smoking, kissing or engaging in oral sex.

When can I change my jewellery?

Once all the swelling is gone and your tongue is fully healed (after 6 to 8 weeks) you can change the bar to something that fits your tongue snugly. Smaller barbel makes it easier to eat, talk and is less likely to damage your teeth.


This is it guys! I hope this little blog will answer most of your questions, if we missed any don’t hesitate to send us an email 😊 We will try our best to answer any of your questions.

Once your tongue is fully healed check out our tongue piercing collection by clicking here πŸ˜‰ use code :T15off to receive 15% off all tongue bars.


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