Ok ok ok ok.. I had wanted my tongue pierced for SO long... I was 15, almost sixteen when I got it but before that I had played with the idea since I was like 12.. My mom had one and my dad had two so really it was inevitable. Anyways, I finally decided to do it and went to Karma tattoo for my first time(I love them now) and payed only $35 for it and I know what they say, You get what you pay for.. but that isn't always true because they did an amazing job. So starting with when I woke up that morning..
I had tongue pierced three years ago removed it, then I split my tongue about 2 years ago well just yesterday I went to get it pierced again and the piercer put it in a bad place because my split healed back just a little bit so she pierced it on the split part, this did not sit well with me so I pierced it myself and I must say I did a great job!!!!!
I just went and got my tongue done. My piercer was really good. Friendly and explained everything. It was 1..2..3 and then it was done. No pain so far. No complaints. I am already loving it.
One day I woke up and just decided I wanted my to tongue pierced, I asked my friend to come with me and she also decided that she wanted to get hers as well. I was very excited the we would experience this together as we were best friends. When we arrived at the piercing shop I requested to go first( just incase I chickened out lol). The piercer put the two dots on my tongue I took a quick look to make sure it was straight and were I wanted it. As she proceeded to put the clamps on my tongue which was only slightly uncomfortable.
One day back in August 2007, I'd gotten off work when my friend called me. She was getting a tattoo & wanted me to come sit with her. Since this was 5 years ago, I don't remember how long she was there before I arrived, but she had a beautiful red rose tattoo on her back.
I think I sat with her the last 1-2 hours. We & the tattoo artist started talking about piercings. At the time, all I had were my earlobes & helix pierced. I wanted my tongue pierced for years, but I wasn't expecting to get it that day lol. I decided to go ahead and get it since I was already there.
In February, I decided, finally, to get my tongue pierced. I had been trying to decide for ages whether or not I should. They asked me to wash out my mouth with mouthwash, then the piercest talked for AGES about cleaning and maintenance, but I'll admit I wasn't paying much attention. My best friend has eight tongue rings, so I knew I wouldn't have to look far for some answers. The piercing itself was a little painful, but mostly because they put the piercing through the top of my tongue, and twisted it around to put the bottom ball on.
About a year after my last piercing I felt the familiar itch for another piece of metal. After some thought about it, I decided on my tongue. I was at the mall one tuesday with my boyfriend and it was sale day at the piercing shop. That sealed it. Filled out the paperwork and off to the back room we went. I gargled with listerene for what seemed like forever! She asked me about concealment and other issues. I told her I work and need it to be a little further back. That was fine, but I had a huge vein running right down the middle so it would have to be slightly to the side.
I got my venom bites done exactly 8 days ago. This is definitely not a piercing for the weak! I've had my to the piercing (standard) for 8 years. It was really not a big deal. I have a large mouth so the awning did not affect me eating hardly at all. These bad boys are a different story. It is day 8 and I still have trouble eating due to the pain and awkwardness. I still have a minor lisp and pain as well. The swelling started subsiding around day 6.
The actual piercing wasn't that bad, less painful than a conch and hood.
It's the aftercare that sucks.
So, I've been planning my tongue piercing for about 6 months now, ever since I had to remove my daith (sad times ). I wanted to replace it with something I would love, so I finally decided on my tongue. I did a lot of research into it, watched a few videos of people getting it done, and some of their experiences. Then I had to convince my mum into at least accepting the idea that I was going to get it done. So when I got back from my dads, I went into town with my friend, and went to The Inverness Tattoo Centre, my piercer there has done all of my ear piercing besides my lobes.
I have been waiting to get my tongue pierced for a couple of weeks. I wanted to get done when i didnt have to go to work the next day SO im off all week and decided to do it today
I called the tattoo shop ahead of time and made a appointment. I walked in there and was impressed. It was clean and very nice. Cool art work everywhere and the head piercer was pretty chill. I filled out papers and he took my id.
In the little piercing room i rinsed my mouth out (it burned probably not a good thing lol) and was tearing up before the needle was brought out hahaha!