Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tongue Piercing

You see it all the time.
People with barbells sticking out their tongue.
You may even have one yourself.
But is it safe?
In a word...... NO!
Can you feel a stray hair on your arm? Probably not.
Can you feel a stray hair on your leg? Again, probably not.
Can you feel a hair in your mouth? Absolutely.
The reason for this is because the tongue has more nerves contained in it then almost any other part of your entire body. It is very sensitive and very precise. Therefore, ramming a large steel rod through it will certainly damage these nerves. Piercing the tongue can lead to loss in ability to feel your tongue and ability to taste food.
Besides loss of taste and feel there are also other dangers.
Since the mouth can not be kept sterile, as other parts you may pierce,
the chance of infection is greater. The above picture is a very nicely infected tongue.
Cracking your teeth on a tongue ring is also a very real concern. I have treated many cracked teeth from people biting down on tongue rings.

Want another reason?
How about this one.
If you catch your tongue ring on something. You can actually pull it out of your tongue and cause, this......
Look Fun????

My suggestion, DON'T DO IT!!!


  1. that last pic is nasty....although i'm a litte concerned about what you would "catch" a tongue ring on hard enough to cause this?! lol! great post....sick pic!

  2. Uhm, I'm pretty sure if something got caught on your tongue because I got my tongue piercing caught on my braces before and It hurts to pull on it because you're pulling on your skin, any amount of pulling on the skin would cause a painful sensation but before you pull too hard, (We still have nerve endings all over our body including out tongue) it hurts. We wouldn't pull that hard. but some people purposely pull their tongue rings our so they can get a split snake tongue. I guess it's just preference and how much pain you can take.