Venoms = Love
I've always been the one who loved to not have one of something, but two. Two monroes, two noses rings, two navel piercings; so when my friend told me I should get my tongue pierced I said, "To hell with one! I want two!"
I must admit, I was very nervous. But, I normally am when I go in for something new. I couldn't handle going alone, so an old friend of mine, Ashton, came along to laugh at my pain. He was quite jealous at first. He'd always wanted venoms and the fact I wouldn't be using them on him angered him. Silly little boy.
Holly seemed pretty excited. Living in a hick town, people only give you the chance to do the more common piercings. Her and I have built quite the relationship over the last two years. She's been the only one I've trusted with my piercings and has even helped me out with my ear gauging. Even though she's not as experience as people in huge cities where they have the ability to do so many different kinds of piercings, I trust her with everything. I've never had any issues with my piercings.. Except if it's my own fault. My memory is terrible and sometimes a I forget to clean them now and then which causes infections. Luckily I haven't had any rejections or any serious problems.
So, after doing all the paper work we headed upstairs to begin "the torture of a beautiful body" as a friend tells me. I got to decide between two kinds of double tongue. One on top of the other, or side to side. Side to side was my choice, even though most I've seen have been slightly lopsided. Hell! I didn't overly care about that. This was a treat for my boyfriend.
After getting the marking done and choosing the perfect tongue rings, I dealt with the sudden pain. It was quick, but the second one hurt more then the first. My tongue had already began to swell after the first. It took a few moments before I could handle the second one. Guess my tongue couldn't handle the pain. Luckily, I didn't bleed whatsoever. I was happy with where they were. Slightly lopsided, but you couldn't overly tell, unless you stared at it for a good hour.
Afterwards, I was treated to a slurpee, which sadly I had a hard time sucking out of a straw. A spoon was quite helpful. I don't know if this happens to a good bunch, but unlike people who get their tongue pierced right in the middle, I couldn't suck from the side of my mouth. The next week and a half was hell. Could barely speak without being in pain and dropped a lot of weight. Even slurpees weren't my friends. But, after all that, I must admit it was worth it. I'm happy with how they turned out and my boyfriend loves them. People in my town are so fascinated by it since something like that is so uncommon and a person like me is rare to find there. I find myself lucky.
There was a few things that bothered me though after getting my venoms.
Plastic balls suck. They chipped and cut up my tongue pretty hardcore. They were also easy to lose cause of that. I find metal balls so much easier even though they are known to chip your teeth.
About a month after getting them done I noticed one of them began to swell up. Curious, I took one out and pressed on it. I don't know what it was but some sick food particles or something gushed out. :/
Luckily after that there was no more issues of that kind, though I do check now and then just in case.
- Sometimes hair finds a way of wrapping itself around them. :/ Don't know where the hair comes from. I don't think I want to know.
But besides that, they're perfect and I do recommend getting them. Just make sure you don't get them from some random piercer. Get to know your piercer before hand. :] And be ready for possible hardcore swelling, slurring of words, and living on noodles and milkshakes for a week or two. There is a lucky bunch though that don't have to deal with any swelling. Those people I make very angry faces at.
When cleaning use scope or some kind of mouthwash. I find using salted water works well too. When you're able to take them out without any irritation, be sure to do so and clean them. Even changing into a new set is a good idea. At least, that's what I learned from my experience and a few others.
Have fun and keep clean. :]
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 13 Aug. 2008
in Tongue Piercing