Tongue Piercing

 

A tongue piercing is a body piercing usually done directly through the center of the tongue. While tongue piercing remains a popular site to pierce in the Western world, it has declined in popularity since 2011, going from the second to the fourth most popular body piercing for both men and women. Standard tongue piercings, or one hole in the center of your tongue, is the most common and safest way to have your tongue pierced, and as such it has gained in popularity and is no longer considered an “extreme” piercing     

Tongue Piercing

Tongue Piercing

Tongue Piercing

Tongue Piercing

The traditional placement for a tongue piercing is along the midline of the tongue, in the center of the mouth. It is often approximately .76 inches (1.9 cm) or so back from the tip of the tongue. It is placed with the top a little further back than the bottom, which allows the top of the jewelry to lean slightly back, away from the teeth, and toward the higher part of the upper palate where there is more room in the mouth. It is also usually positioned just in front of the attachment of the lingual frenulum.

Tongue Piercing

Tongue Piercing

 

Piercing Artist: Francois S W Simpson

 

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