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Just Got My 11th Piercing (tongue)

So anyways about 6 days ago I went and got my tongue pierced. The pain I would have to give a 9/10, the same as my belly button piercing. I honestly didn't think it was going to hurt that badly but it did (I will post another story about all of my piercings, their pain scales and healing experiences after this.) Um so anyways the piercer was very nice and very quick, it felt to me like he went from the bottom up but my boyfriend says otherwise. lOl I wasn't nervous at all since I have like 10 other piercings but as soon as that needle went through I wanted to cry, it wasn't as painless as I had expected and I definitely wouldn't go through it again for anything.

Afterwards my boyfriend took me to get Starbucks, they make their frappacinos with milk and I guess it's not good to have dairy after a tongue piercing so I got an iced tea, it felt so good but it was hard sipping through the straw at first but I got the hang of it. There has been little to no swelling at all which is good. I've been taking ibuprofen throughout the days and it controls the pain very well. The first 2 days were a nightmare, couldn't eat at all but by day 4 i was eating cheetos and day 5 I ate Chinese food. It was hard not to bite on the tongue ring but I got some food in my system.

Today is day 6 and I haven't attempted to eat anything yet but I think we are having pizza tonight so I'm gonna attempt that :). There is no swelling at all and I don't feel the need to use mouthwash as often as the past 5 days. As far as dairy goes, I try to minimize my consumption but when I do have something dairy I mouthwash immediately afterwards. Also the spicy Chinese food had no negative effect on my tongue at all luckily :)

Well Idk I think that's it about my tongue piercing. Check back later to read about my other piercing experiences. XD
Blakqsh33p Blakqsh33p 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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Pain pills for a tongue piercing?

Yep. It's the only piercing out of them all I have ever needed pain pills for. You use your tongue a lot more than you think and well, it is a muscle so the healing is a lot more painful than just piercing flesh or cartilage. I probably could have gone without the pain pills if I didn't want to talk but taking the pills helped relieve the pain and swelling and I was able to speak 100% normally throughout the entire healing process :)

I have had my tongue pierced. I had my center one done when I was 16 and then got my venoms (one on each side of my center) done about 8 months ago. I was in pure misery for 6 days. I had to take Ibuprofen for the venoms, but the center one was so easy. Grats on the new piercing.

I've seen those before, very cool. Yeah i was in a lot of pain for about 6-7 days. Thanks for the congrats! I love it :)

So updates on this tongue piercing. It has been 20 days now since I got it done. The need for pain pills stopped by day 7 and I slowly worked my way up to more normal foods from there. It was a little difficult at first trying to eat without accidentally biting on the metal ball but I got the hang of it eventually, now I can eat normally and eat anything I want. I had a couple hard shell tacos last night for the first time since I got it and since I am used to the long bar now I can eat at a fast pace without worrying about biting the ball. I am going back into the parlor i got it done on Monday, that will be 3 weeks of having it and I am going to have them change it to a shorter barbell for me since the long bar is really getting annoying and I keep getting tempted to play with it, which is bad, I don't want to do that.

Thank You very much Blakqsh33p for answering my question, i truly would like to hear if and how it might intensify oral as that would be my main objective in the piercing, i am always interested in making it more intense. Thank You Ma'am

I will definitely update you on that as soon as I am able to try it out (because of healing) :]

Yeah I was a little nervous before I got it about the healing process and not being able to eat and soreness and whatnot. I think the worst day for me was day 2 but as long as you drink cold liquids with ice and take ibuprofen (I was taking 2-3 ibuprofen every 6-7 hours) it helps with the pain and swelling tremendously. All in all I think it was well worth the pain, I love it and I have vowed to play with it as least as possible once it's healed to avoid any tooth damage. Unfortunately have to wait 4-6 weeks to give oral to see if it's any different for my partner :) I say if you want it get it, you won't regret it, as long as you take care of it.

i have thought of having my tongue pirced i have heard others love it when giving oral, but i was worried of the pain myself.