The New Piercing ( the Tongue)
Well after a few years of looking and admiring many tongue piercings I finality got my tongue pierced.
Day 1 all OK not a lot of pain but lot of mouth wash and a bit of home made sea water (one quarter teaspoon to 6 oz of water)
Day 2 wow did the tongue swell up can barely talk hard food out of the question (NO potato chips etc etc) more mouth water (dumb me) same amount salt water.
Day 3 tongue still swelled ouch pain increasing mouthwash and saltwater still the same
Day 4 same as day 4
Day 5 the pain has increased 2 fold but no sign of infection all is kinda sorta good (damn my tongue hurt)
Day 6 Gawds it really hurts I may have to give it up damn it hurts bad.
Day 7 Saltwater really really helps pain lessens greatly still using mouth wash 3 times a day
Day 8 Saltwater is magic pain is almost gone swelling is going down quickly
Day 9 Tongue is almost normal size pain is almost gone except occasional wrong chewing
Day 10 All is so good but I still bite the barbel piercing on odd occasion (too many times)
Day 11 All is so good I'm ready for a smaller barbel
Day 12 even batter
Day 13 even better using less salt water and mouth wash only twice a day
Day 14 a smaller barbel at last I can talk freely again and eat. I still used mouth wash 2 a day
My advice I would've suffer a lot less if I used more salt water right and healed a little fast, mouth wash like Listerine 3 times a day will kill the germs that might cause an infect but it won't help with hours of pain at all , Saltwater definitely helps with the pain.
I like my tongue piercing and hope my woman will enjoy it as well.
and I always interested in new piercings
hope this helps some one