Tongue piercing has recently taken a wide swing towards being extremely fashionable and a fashion statement. Go back fifteen years and tongue piercing wasn’t such a big fad but with the passing of time it has become a very necessary fashion statement amongst the girls and guys equally.

Tongue piercing is quite painful but is quite fashionable in today’s era. Not only is tongue piercing painful but it also takes time to heal because of the constant use of your mouth for eating and talking, it is not like ear piercing which just takes a week or two to heal, a tongue piercing needs at least two months where it can heal properly.

There are certain rules that must be followed to achieve a perfect tongue piercing without causing any infection, these methods can be done at home to save time but you must be extremely careful, ask help from family members before carrying out these methods of tongue piercing.

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The top methods of tongue piercing are mentioned in detail below-


Before you start you must have all your tools for carrying out this process effectively ready so that you do not miss out on anything in the process. The tools are vital in the process of tongue piercing. Keep ready a clamp, the jewelry, a needle, gloves which have been disinfected and some numbing cream so that the pain is subsided.

Clean hands:

Disinfect your hands by washing them with a anti bacterial soap so that you do not get an infection from touching the freshly pierced tongue with your hands. Cleaning your hands will allow you to feel safer when piercing your tongue.

Clean mouth and tongue beforehand:

It is vital that you brush your teeth and gargle with mouth wash before piercing your tongue, the mouth wash acts as a disinfectant which cleanses your mouth of bacteria which may cause the tongue to get an infection later so be careful while carrying out this process.

Cleanse tools:

Disinfected the tools you will use are a must by using alcohol. These tools must be rid of all germs so that there is no cause for infection when using the tools to pierce the tongue.  You cannot think of using any other disinfectant because this is your mouth in question and not all disinfectants are edible therefore use alcohol for the best results in cleaning your tools.

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Mark the spot:

Marking the spot you are going to pierce with a marker is vital in the process of tongue piercing piercing. Mark the spot exactly in the middle and look at the mirror for confirmation or ask a second person for confirmation if required or if you are confused. Piercing anywhere else than the middle may cause you to lose the function of your taste buds a little so be careful and always be sure before doing the piercing.


Use a clamp to hold the area of your tongue in place so that you do not fail in the process of piercing. Clamp the exact area that you have marked for the best results.

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Now pierce the exact area you have marked from the top to bottom very carefully with a needle. Do it precisely to reduce the pain, you can also use a mouth friendly numbing cream to reduce the pain.

Slight wiggle:

Slightly wiggle the needle to open the hole more so that you can insert the jewelry.


Now insert the jewelry so that the hole remains open and keep your mouth clean for the next two months till it heals effectively.

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