Placement: This is a curved barbell horizontally placed along the mid line of the tongue.
Healing Time: 8-12 weeks
Jewelry: Curved 16g or 14g barbell
Troubleshooting: Oral piercings tend to swell a lot, so to prevent your jewelry from sinking into your skin and causing unnecessary damage your piercer should initially put in longer jewelry. Keep in mind these piercings are very difficult to place and pierce because the flat surface of the tongue is constantly moving. This is also a type of surface piercing, so it’s prone to migration and can easily be ripped. The “snake-eyes” are usually placed near the tip of the tongue, which causes some other issues. Keep in mind these piercings are more susceptible to hitting your teeth when you talk. It’ll also take a longer time to get used to talk with these, so the lisp factor could last a little longer on these.
Aftercare: For inside your mouth, use a non alcoholic mouthwash like Biotene or H2Ocean 2-4 times a day or as needed. Refer to our Aftercare Instructions for more details.
Retiring: Oral piercings close really fast and rarely stay open for long even if you’ve had it for a long time.