Another piece of metal in my tongue yay!!
Hi, my name is Aimee. I first discovered BME about 2 or 3 years ago. I think it's a great place to read other people's experiences and look at pictures! Any who...this is the account of my second tongue piercing. I already had one from about 4 months previous to my second.
I have always been a fan of body mods. I love the way they make me feel, they sort of inspire confidence and comfort within myself and I feel like I am who I am supposed to be, and not just some robot going on with the mundane things of life.
I never just wanted one tongue piercing as I love the feel of metal in my mouth too much, in fact, I love the feel of metal everywhere (I have 18 piercings in total at this moment in time.) But anyway, on with the story...
So, I was out with a friend one day and I wanted to visit Punktured, in town, as I frequently go there. It was a spur of the moment thing really, I knew I wanted a piercing when I left the house that morning but I wasn't sure which one.
So me and my friend were talking about the piercing I wanted...I actually wanted my nipples pierced but at the time I was only 17 (Have them done now but that's for another story) So I decided that I'd wanted my second tongue piercing for ages. I'll get that!
I was taken through the aftercare as always and I signed the consent form and went into the back with my friend and Tom. The second piercing was to be behind the first, as if it was in front it would have caused speech problems probably (laughs).
So, Tom marked the spot and he then took out my first tongue bar, I started to panic because I didn't want the hole closing up so I kept asking Tom if it's be okay (laughs), obviously it was...anyway; on with the clamps and Tom lined up the needle.
It didn't actually hurt that bad but I got this shooting pain down the right side of my tongue and along my jaw and that hurt! The actual; 'needle going through tongue' was just the same as last time, but this shooting sort of pain was new to me. Oh well, I always say no pain no gain right?
So the needle was in, and then Tom threaded the bar through and put my first bar in again and Voila! More metal...it didn't actually feel that different it just damn well hurt, the side of my tongue had like a sharp pain going down it.
I looked in the mirror and was very pleased!! I had paid earlier (£27) so I left with a big grin. My friend and I went to the Mall, she had some lunch but I just had crushed ice, which was very very nice!!! (Laughs).
This tongue piercing was in a way better that the first one...I think it may be because my first one was more forward that my tongue moved it around more so it got sore and swollen a lot quicker. My second one got swollen for a bit and my first swelled up again but nothing too bad. The shooting pain down the side of my tongue went on, on and off for about 2-3 months.
It hurt less to eat with the second one so I had pasta that night and I ate slowly and was perfectly fine. I used a non-alcoholic mouth wash called 'Oraldene' and about 5 sea salt soaks a week for about 1-2 months.
I didn't eat anything like toast or sandwiches for about 2 weeks.
I don't smoke anyway but I did drink the day after which I'm not sure if you're supposed to, but it didn't affect my piercing so it's all good! (Laughs)
I did get that funny talking thing again, and what I mean by that is that I don't have a lisp or anything but I sort of talk with my mouth open in a way and it makes me sound really funny apparently, my dad took great pleasure in taking the Mickey out of the way I spoke (he doesn't really approve of most of my piercings but he learns to live with them)
Swelling went down within a week a week and a half I'd say.
Now, about 8 months later (it didn't have 8 months on the set up thing for the stories sorry!!!) My second tongue piercing is perfect, as is my first and I would never get rid of them unless something really serious or something happened and I just had to.
I love them both and I would recommend the tongue piercing to anyone because the healing time isn't that bad, I think maybe my second one was pierced into a thicker piece of the tongue so that probably explains the shooting pains!I love them both so much! It's so cool to see people's mouth metal when they laugh or talk!
Always remember to be safe! Go to a reputable piercing place and get someone who knows what they're doing. And if your in Brighton I'd definitely say pop into Punktured, along Gardner street, they are fantastic!!!!
Happy Piercing dudes!
And if you want to contact me at all please feel free !! my E-mail is SSDD_hypomaniac@hotmail.com
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 31 July 2008
in Tongue Piercing