Oral – Tongue

Oral – Tongue

A Tongue piercing usually refers to a piercing of the tongue from the underside, vertically through to exit from the surface of the tongue. A piercer should check the tongue thoroughly before the piercing. There are three arterial veins that run from near the tip of the tongue right back along the length of the tongue. The tongue is a muscle and so gets alot of blood pumping into it. The piercer should be very careful NOT to pierce into the arterial vein, often found running down the centre of the tongue. The dimensions of the tongue should also be considered well, before the piercing. Some people are ‘tongue-tied’, a name which refers to people whose Lingula fraenum runs right to the tip of the tongue, preventing the tongue from extending, even a short distance, out of the mouth. Healing Time: 4 – 12 weeks