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The story of "that shiny object" in my mouth

Hi. So I'm here to tell you the story of my tongue ring. I got it pierced a little over 6 months ago, and I truly love this piercing. Its my favorite.

It all started at the beginning of June. My husband, 2 friends, and I were at a hotel parting when the idea of getting tattooed popped into one of their heads. Thus me wanted to get my tongue pierced. I good friend of ours owned a shop up the road, so we made our way there at around 9 that night. He seeing us drunk and high, turned us down and told us to come back the next day. My friend was paying so she left a deposit on both her tat and my piercing. I couldn't wait!

The next day began with a hangover from hell. Followed by excitement. I know I bugged my husband nearly all day to go but our appointment wasn't until late that afternoon. By late I mean, nine o'clock. Yeah..talk about me being impatient that day. I'm notorious for passing out with pain but I've gotten better. Especially seeing as my tongue would be my 10th piercing. I made sure I ate good and drank mostly Gatorade that day. I wanted to make double sure that I was going to be okay to get pierced. Finally 8:30 came and we all (the same crew as the night before" made our way downtown to the tattoo shop. Our friend was in the middle of doing a tattoo on a very tattooed but very wimpy man. We had to wait probably about an hour or so then finally the time came. I obviously went first since I was so impatient and mine would obviously take the shortest amount of time.

I watched as my piercer took out a needle, receiving tube, barbell, and Listerine. First he explained to me the proceeder and how he wasn't using a clamp because a receiving tube caused less stress on a piercing and was all around a better choice (he explained why it was also) Then he asked me to rinse my mouth. Talk about burning. Then he marked my tongue. He got it perfect on the first time. Which I thought was pretty good. Then the time came, he asked to to stick my tongue out as far as I could. He made a joke about my tongue being short. (men..ugh) He then placed the tube under my tongue then the needle went through. I have an extremely low pain tolerance and it barely hurt. Actually I didn't think he had did it yet, I had my eyes closed. My friends kept saying "Whatever you do don't put your tongue in your mouth" My piercer then fed the barbell through the needle and such which hurt a little. Then he was done! That was quick and unpainful I thought. Keyword: Thought. As
soon as I opened my mouth to thank him the worst pain I have ever felt hit me. It was horrible. Ok. So no more talking right now. After about 5 minutes the pain got to me and I layed down for a while. Took a Glucose pill to get my sugar back up. I was okay shortly after that.

Its now been 6 months since my piercing and I had have no problems with it. Eating the next morning was a breeze. I did have to take Ibuprofen to keep the swelling down that night. By the second day I didn't even know I had it! I'm very pleased with everything. I still cannot change the barbell on my own (stop laughing) but I do enjoy switching out every now and again. To my surprise it has not affected my speech one bit, or is it even visible when I talk or open my mouth. Very few people even know I have it!

I would recommend this piercing to any one who is looking for a piercing. Its very discreet and easy to clean. Most of you brush your teeth and use mouthwash daily any ways so its not out of the way for you to take time in the morning and at night to take care of. Its probably one of my easiest piercings to heal and clean. Make sure your piercer uses new and clean needles, and jewelry. And if you don't feel comfortable in the shop or the piercer make you uncomfortable DO NOT be afraid to walk out. Make up an excuse if you have to. The worst thing you want to happen is a bad piercing and experience. My piercer, although he has been in the business for 18 years and is a close friend of mine as asked to be left anonymous in my experience for personal reasons. If you would like to know any information I will be more than happy to provide it for you, just send me a message. Well, Happy Piercing!

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submitted by: Anonymous
on: 21 Dec. 2008
in Tongue Piercing

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