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Geck-o-Lizard
11-12-06, 14:12
I really want one of these.

Who here has one? Can you tell me how the piercing procedure went? (and how much it hurt to have done! :tea:) How painful/disruptive was the healing process, and how long before you were back to normal?

I'm still unsure of whether or not to tell my folks about this one. Unlike most teenagers, I don't actually like horrifying them, and they're pretty conservative when it comes to body mods. If I reckon I can hide it from them then I'll go for it without telling them, but if everyone experiences a sever speech impediment and inability to eat food for the first week, I'll probably end up having to tell them before I get it done. >_>

Kamrusepas
11-12-06, 14:34
When I was getting my first tattoo done, my friend got bored and decided to get her tongue pierced while waiting :D It's the funniest thing ever to hang out with someone who's had their tongue pierced a few hours ago, the tongue swells up so you can't make out a word they're saying :vlol:

But she did say it didn't hurt that much. Also a friend of my sister's managed to hide his tongue piercing from his parents for weeks :p

Janny
11-12-06, 15:45
A colleague at school got her tongue pierced, and the 3rd day she took it out. It was horrible to talk with it in her mouth (or so she said) and she couldn't eat anything that entire day. Another girl did the same....

I'd recommend to stay clean of these, all kinds of side-effects can appear I've heard.

Now, I guess it all depends on you and if you are able to sacrifice some time in order to get used to it. I don't think you'll feel too much pain (never heard any from my class saying that-your tongue will be numb anyway), so if you think you can handle the annoying time after the actual piercing (and the nausea ) you can go ahead and get one, if you really want one. :wve:

Kamrusepas
11-12-06, 15:50
I had another friend who had her tongue pierced at a music festival [to this day no one knows why] and it never got infected or anything. Neither did that other friend's I first mentioned. If you get it at a trustworthy shop and keep it clean and take care of it, there's not much risk of an infection.

tombraider123
11-12-06, 15:55
My sister had it done and she said hers stopped hurting just hours after. I guess the effects from it are quite random and not everyone has effects from it. I would not recommend it though, stick with ears, eyebrow and lip peircings :)

bett
11-12-06, 16:01
i had a couple of friends have it done. two of them managed to hide it from their guardians until they got bored with it and took it out, that was like a month or so. they just tried not to laugh or open their mouths too much around them. but i've heard several people say that they wish they hadn't gotten it pierced because it caused chipped teeth and what-not

there's this girl who lives in my dorm who had her lip pierced and she said she hated it. they told her that she couldn't eat any bread or dairy until it healed but they told her that healing times vary and that she would just have to figure it out when it was healed. she misjudged and ate ice cream and they thing got infected and in her words, "it practically exploded" looked pretty nasty

Kamrusepas
11-12-06, 16:05
but i've heard several people say that they wish they hadn't gotten it pierced because it caused chipped teeth and what-not

My friend got chipped teeth from it too, but only because she couldn't stop playing with it :p

Geck-o-Lizard
11-12-06, 16:06
Well, you get plastic beads for that. :whi:

george_croft
11-12-06, 16:08
Well, I've heard there is a lot of blood involved.
And I remember that my friend couldn't eat anything but yoghurt for two weeks:o

tr_mitch
11-12-06, 16:09
My brother didn't have problems with the actual piercing.... It was the after effects like 3 or so months later, and it became infected some how, and he had this really painful black lump thing under his tounge, wasn't the nicest thing i've ever seen, and so he had to take it out.

Apofiss
11-12-06, 16:51
I'd say place it anywhere except tongue, even if it feels too tempting or something.. as infection possibility is quite high in nowdays.

I guess the effects from it are quite random and not everyone has effects from it.

Perhaps it depends on if any nerve is being damaged during the process.. plus the blood-vessels, tons of blood bursting out all over the place :cln: ..I'd think twice before doing it.

Geck-o-Lizard
11-12-06, 17:06
Ahh I don't mind a little blood. My rats biting my fingers in fright has probably drawn more blood from me than most piercings could. :p

I'd say place it anywhere except tongue, even if it feels too tempting or something.. as infection possibility is quite high in nowdays.

It shouldn't be any higher than the infection risks of biting your tongue while eating. Considering I don't drink or smoke, and I'm slightly less sexually active than a block of granite, I should be fine if I just keep it cleaned after meals. BMEzine.com says it's one of the least infectable piercings you can get, because your mouth doesn't really come in contact with anything infectious, unlike your ears where you just have to brush them with your fingers to raise the risk...


My sister reccommends that I just get it done without warning so my parents can't say "no". :p Her friend had it done and her folks didn't notice until a month afterwards. Considering I'm not terribly chatty, I may be able to conceal any speech problems I get while healing, just by keeping quiet...

jarhead
11-12-06, 17:12
Just say you bit your tongue :D

Well that'll work for say a few hours, then well I dont know.

If you choose to have it done, good on you, I'm sure you'll be able to pull it off :tmb:

Greenkey2
11-12-06, 17:28
Speaking as a student of biology I wouldn't recommend it.

Your earlobes etc are one thing, but when you consider how much bacteria and microfauna there is in your mouth (even when it's been cleaned with mouthwash etc!)...would you really want to have a piercing there? ;)


There are lots of people who have tongue piercings with no hassle. But there are also plenty who go through hell with infections, ulcers and some really disgusting stuff. Not to mention not being able to eat or speak properly for several days :whi:

IMO it's a bad idea, but if you want it, go for it :wve:


LOL Geck! :vlol:

JANKERSON
11-12-06, 17:47
Like most others here I wouldn't recommend it.

Not the smartest thing to do IMO. :whi:

Apofiss
11-12-06, 17:48
parent - "how was your day, grace?"
grace - "khgoouughd.."
parent - "excuse me?"
grace - "g..ghhhood!"

:D

JANKERSON
11-12-06, 17:50
parent - "how was your day, grace?"
grace - "khgoouughd.."
parent - "excuse me?"
grace - "g..ghhhood!"

:D


ROFL :vlol:

Geck-o-Lizard
11-12-06, 17:56
:vlol: :vlol:

Thorir
11-12-06, 18:12
I wouldn´t reccomend it... Not the tongue! I think a lot of piercings are cool, but the tongue... Apparently it´s not very painful, which seems very strange, but the thought of getting a big needle THROUGH your tongue... *Cringe*

I saw a video of it, and it was about as gross as Guinea Pig 2: The Flowers of Flesh and Blood(Slow Death: The Dismemberment).

So pierce your ears or nose or lip or somewhere decorative. Unless you plan on showing your tongue to everyone you meet, you might as well pierce your kidneys or something!

Geck-o-Lizard
11-12-06, 18:27
Now that's an idea. A kidney piercing! :cln:

Catlantean
11-12-06, 18:28
It doesn't hurt much as far as I know, but hiding it from your parents might be a problem, because the tongue swells after it and stays so for a few days, which makes talking a bit difficult...and they're definitely going to notice that.

Geck-o-Lizard
11-12-06, 18:31
Omg! I had the perfect idea.

My sister just had a cold that made her lose her voice for a few days. I could just croak a bit and fake illness. :D

Scottlee
11-12-06, 18:34
Tongue piercing on women? Ew. *thumbs down*

If you go through with it you'll get no Valentine's card off me Gecko. :ohn:

jarhead
11-12-06, 18:35
Now that's an idea. A kidney piercing! :cln:


And how would people know you have one?


And yer thats a pretty good idea, I'm sure your parents wouldnt mind, they must have noticed your other piercings

Thorir
11-12-06, 18:36
Or you could just move out and get as many piercings as you want! :D
After you´re 18 they can´t say anything anyway.

Don´t you have some piercings already? You sure they would disaprove of it?

Geck-o-Lizard
11-12-06, 18:38
I've only got one (well two technically), an industrial on my right ear.

I'm wanting to get my lobes done too, since most fancy jewellery is made for your lobes, not anywhere else... it'd at least distract them from looking at my mouth, if I get them done at the same time. That'll end up around 40 - 50 pounds though, I'll need to go to the bank sometime this week. http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4928/anxiousns1.gif

Thorir
11-12-06, 18:48
So Scott´s no Valentines card threat doesn´t convince you? :p

Maybe you could just start of with some more ear piercings first, your parents would hardly refuse you that. The tongue seems a bit more "extreme" for a second piercing. But after you´re 18, you can do anything you want!

george_croft
11-12-06, 18:54
Why don't you get a nipple piercing instead:o

Thorir
11-12-06, 18:56
I don´t think that would make her parents more calm. :D

Scottlee
11-12-06, 18:57
I don´t think that would make her parents more calm. :D

They wouldn't be able to see it though would they? :)

george_croft
11-12-06, 18:58
I don´t think that would make her parents more calm. :D

She would at least be able to talk, and eat:o

Thorir
11-12-06, 18:59
I don´t know what kind of relationship she has with her parents. :D

Geck-o-Lizard
11-12-06, 19:06
Hahaha! No, I don't go running about the house naked, if that's what you're suggesting. :vlol:

No, nipple piercing isn't for me. The idea makes me wince more than most other piercings. Far too tender there to have a chunk of metal spiked through. http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4928/anxiousns1.gif

Scottlee
11-12-06, 19:10
When I was at university there was this crazy student who got her.. private area..pierced, and then brought a picture of the work into the student bar. Everyone nearly felt like being sick into their beers. Not a good memory. :(

It was literally a case of "Oooh, you'll never guess what I had done yesterday! Hang on, I've got a picture here somewhere (fiddles in handbag)".

george_croft
11-12-06, 19:11
Far too tender there to have a chunk of metal spiked through.

OMG, I forgot that girls have........ o o :D

It would probably look weird:o

Greenkey2
11-12-06, 19:14
When I was at university there was this crazy student who got her.. private area..pierced, and then brought a picture of the work into the student bar. Everyone nearly felt like being sick into their beers. Not a good memory. :(

It was literally a case of "Oooh, you'll never guess what I had done yesterday! Hang on, I've got a picture here somewhere (fiddles in handbag)".


*feels sick* Do you mind dropping such images into the conversation? :mad: Shame on you! :p ;)


That last line just cracked me up :vlol: I bet people were expecting to see photos of her visiting the park...

Geck-o-Lizard
11-12-06, 19:17
When I was at university there was this crazy student who got her.. private area..pierced, and then brought a picture of the work into the student bar. Everyone nearly felt like being sick into their beers. Not a good memory. :(

It was literally a case of "Oooh, you'll never guess what I had done yesterday! Hang on, I've got a picture here somewhere (fiddles in handbag)".

Ohhhhhhgod, that WOULD scar more than just flesh. http://img346.imageshack.us/img346/6030/uhohpk9.gif

The awful thing is, there are more piercings for down there than every other part of the body combined... and I've seen pictures of most of them in varying states of success when finding out about piercing risks, etc. I CANNOT understand why people would do that to their most tender parts, but I guess everyone has their preferences. http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/7407/stunnedif8.gif

Greenkey2
11-12-06, 19:20
Ohhhhhhgod, that WOULD scar more than just flesh. http://img346.imageshack.us/img346/6030/uhohpk9.gif

The awful thing is, there are more piercings for down there than every other part of the body combined... and I've seen pictures of most of them in varying states of success when finding out about piercing risks, etc. I CANNOT understand why people would do that to their most tender parts, but I guess everyone has their preferences. http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/7407/stunnedif8.gif


Agreed. There are some depths to the human soul that are just too deep to rummage around in without specialist equipment (re. ticket to another continent).

Scottlee
11-12-06, 19:24
I couldn't ever get a piercing, even a little one in my ear. Just couldn't do it. Hell I could never wear any jewellery full stop, except for a watch. I don't even plan on wearing a wedding ring if I ever get married. It's just one of those weird personal things I can't explain.

Geck-o-Lizard
11-12-06, 19:34
Yeah I used to be like that. Now look at me, aspiring to be a human pincushion. :cln:

I don't like feminine jewellery tho. >_> Only ring I wear is my chunky laser-cut Gecko ring on my thumb.


And this is plain sick. Who does that to a kid?
http://mydarkstar.blig.ig.com.br/imagens/piercings.jpg

Scottlee
11-12-06, 19:34
That's bang out of order that is.

Greenkey2
11-12-06, 19:37
Yeah I used to be like that. Now look at me, aspiring to be a human pincushion. :cln:

I don't like feminine jewellery tho. >_> Only ring I wear is my chunky laser-cut Gecko ring on my thumb.


And this is plain sick. Who does that to a kid?
http://mydarkstar.blig.ig.com.br/imagens/piercings.jpg

That is simply vile. IMO children's cruelty groups/social services should be dealing with this :mad:

bett
11-12-06, 19:45
can we say photoshop?

Catlantean
11-12-06, 20:02
That kid's probably Photoshopped.

tr_mitch
11-12-06, 20:06
Yeah I used to be like that. Now look at me, aspiring to be a human pincushion. :cln:

I don't like feminine jewellery tho. >_> Only ring I wear is my chunky laser-cut Gecko ring on my thumb.


And this is plain sick. Who does that to a kid?
http://mydarkstar.blig.ig.com.br/imagens/piercings.jpg


LMAO ITS GOT A TATTOO ON ITS ARM. I don't think this is real some how.

xMiSsCrOfTx
11-12-06, 20:58
That picture's obviously Photoshopped. Tongue piercings don't seem worth it at all, IMO.

JANKERSON
11-12-06, 22:37
I couldn't ever get a piercing, even a little one in my ear. Just couldn't do it. Hell I could never wear any jewellery full stop, except for a watch. I don't even plan on wearing a wedding ring if I ever get married. It's just one of those weird personal things I can't explain.

I am the same way, always have been, but I did wear a wedding band when I was married.

stereopathic
11-12-06, 23:40
i have my tongue pierced and it was quite an experience.

first of all, a lot of people will tell you that the most painful part about it is the clamp (read: tongs) that they use to hold your tongue while they slip the needle through. i personally wouldn't know. the guy who did mine didn't use it. i had to dry my tongue off with paper towels and tilt my head back to keep my saliva running into my throat as opposed to in my mouth. the guy sterilized the needle and away we went!

the tongue is comprised of two muscles running from the back of your throat to the tip. right in the middle is some connective tissue but no nerves so when the dude put the needle through i couldn't really even feel it.

a minute after it was done, my tongue swelled up and almost filled my mouth. i could feel it pressing firmly up against the top, bottom and both sides. i got pretty woozy and had to lie down. i felt tons better about four or five minutes later.

so all-in-all the actual piercing wasn't bad at all. it was the next two days that sucked.

it hurt to talk and to eat. i found out that milkshakes are perfect food for this difficult time. the cold feels good, they taste good and the sugar helps you keep your energy up. but because my diet was so limited, i lost seven pounds (3.2 kilos) in a week.

i saw Geck mention that plastic jewelry was an option. trust me it isn't. it's cheaper and better for your teeth but it's a breeding ground for disease. get the stainless steel. it's worth it.

you will also get a really long bar when you get pierced to allow for your tongue to swell. you'll need to buy a short one as soon as possible to help protect your teeth. so make sure you have the money to buy it. my bar is pretty short now and it never really even comes in contact with my teeth. but when you have the long one, just be careful with your chewing and never rake it against the enamel of your teeth.

and i had a pretty solid lisp for about five or six days, so it was pretty hard to hide even if the stud itself wasn't very visible.

overall, i was really glad i did it. as awful as the first couple of days were (i experienced some regret and was tempted to remove it), it got a LOT better. now i'm really glad i did it.

Geck-o-Lizard
12-12-06, 00:29
Great post Stereo, thanks! :D

Just out of curiosity, did they use a numbing spray on your tongue or did they just do it straight? I've been told those are pretty useless beyond the placebo effect.

stereopathic
12-12-06, 00:33
nah, they didn't use one. the needle didn't hurt at all and after that i would recommend some ibuprofen to reduce inflammation and help with pain. i don't think that a spray would help at all, to be honest.

oh and someone wrote that it's a bloody procedure but there was actually very little blood if any.

BoyTRaider
12-12-06, 02:17
My ex-girlfriend had it and she said it hurt for the first week, but she got used it by the 2nd week. :)

Legends
12-12-06, 12:33
I had a tongue piercing for 3 years, but I lost the top of it (in my month actually) so I just threw it away when I was at the movies. It doesn't hurt that much, but the side effects are painful. I remember the first week I had it, I almost didn't eat anything. I normally don't eat too much either, but my parents started to ask questions.. And I didn’t have too much trouble talking with it either, but to hide it was a bigger problem. When my parents saw it, they got so mad at me! I don’t think I’ve seen either one of them that mad before. I didn’t have any trouble with my tongue piercing otherwise, but it is a big risk to take it. It’s not that cool when you have it, it gets old, believe me.

JANKERSON
12-12-06, 12:58
It’s not that cool when you have it, it gets old, believe me.

The same is true with most things that seem cool. ;)

That's why I never follow the crowd.

angelika
12-12-06, 13:01
@Geck: I remember the last time you wanted to pierce your ears. Now you're piercing your tongue. What next?:p

Thorir
12-12-06, 13:17
@Geck: I remember the last time you wanted to pierce your ears. Now you're piercing your tongue. What next?:p

Trust me, you don´t want to know! :p

Only TR lover
12-12-06, 13:43
what about eyebrow piercing? Does somebody have that?

Geck-o-Lizard
12-12-06, 16:14
It’s not that cool when you have it, it gets old, believe me.

Well it's a good thing I'm not interested solely in how cool it looks. I don't stick my tongue out or open my mouth wide, so I doubt most people would ever know I've got it. It's mostly because I love to fiddle with stuff in my mouth, and this would negate the need to chew grimy fingernails, pencil butts, gum, etc. Plus it's a psychological thing, like breaking down fear barriers.


@Geck: I remember the last time you wanted to pierce your ears. Now you're piercing your tongue. What next? :p
Earlobes, possibly at the same time as the tongue. ;)

Bullethail
12-12-06, 16:52
I dunno... I'd talk to your parents about it. otherwise, I don't think we'll see you around here for a while...:rolleyes:

Geck-o-Lizard
12-12-06, 17:06
Haha. Nah, they make the punishment fit the crime. For getting a piercing without their permission they'd probably sit me down and give me an hour-long lecture about being responsible with your body, then my dad would give me another hour-long lecture about why it's spiritually bad for you to mutilate yourself. >_>

jarhead
12-12-06, 17:12
Haha. Nah, they make the punishment fit the crime. For getting a piercing without their permission they'd probably sit me down and give me an hour-long lecture about being responsible with your body, then my dad would give me another hour-long lecture about why it's spiritually bad for you to mutilate yourself. >_>

lol I love that word.

Anyway, yer my parents would probaly give me lectures if I were to get my tongue pierced. I doubt I'll get any piercings but lectures seem to be real popular with parents. But in all honesty it's up to you, your parents really can't stop you from having one, all that can do is

A. offer advice
B. Persuade you out of it.

If you want it, no parents is gonna physically stop you, and it isnt like you at an age where your classified as a child

Bullethail
12-12-06, 17:36
True, but they are your parents. They usually have a pretty good reason. Not to mention, downright disobedience isn't very good.

Geck-o-Lizard
12-12-06, 17:56
My mum won't want me to get it because the idea of any piercing not on your ear, nose or belly is, in her eyes, abuse of your body. No idea why those three locations aren't abusive, lol.

But yeah I don't like disobeying my parents. They give me way too much for me to spit it back at them by deliberately disobeying them. It's just that I really want this piercing, and considering I'm old enough to be away living on my own, I don't think it's their decision to make. Though you could argue that I belong to them in the sense that I'm a physical part of both of them mixed together. :p

But they trust my judgement, most of the time. For example, my dad's heavily against alcohol of any kind, but he gave me a couple of bottles of beer for my 17th birthday as a symbol of his trust that I wouldn't do anything stupid. They're still sitting unopened up on my shelf, even though he told me I'd be allowed to drink at mealtimes.

Funnily enough, before he expressed that trust, I was always trying to sneak a drink here and there. Now I'm allowed to drink any time I like, I've become a non drinker. :p

jarhead
12-12-06, 17:58
Aren't we all though??

And to be honest, and take this offensivly but with your hair and the piercing in your ear, a tongue peircing would kinda suit the over all look.

Greenkey2
12-12-06, 17:58
Maybe you could use chewing gum to stick a sequin or twinkly stone on your tongue :D And make a point of talking with your mouth very widely open.

See if they notice, and if they do see what their reaction is. Always test a theory before commiting, that's my motto (or would be if I had a motto ;))

Geck-o-Lizard
12-12-06, 18:01
They're not that daft. "Grace, why do you have a bead stuck to your tongue with chewing gum?" :vlol:

Greenkey2
12-12-06, 18:06
Maybe if you used just a tiny piece of gum?


Or superglue? ;)

Legend 4ever
12-12-06, 19:02
I know I would never do that!

Bullethail
12-12-06, 19:44
Maybe if you used just a tiny piece of gum?


Or superglue? ;)

Do you realize how hard that would be to get off!? Or how painful?


My mum won't want me to get it because the idea of any piercing not on your ear, nose or belly is, in her eyes, abuse of your body. No idea why those three locations aren't abusive, lol.


I dunno, it's kinda odd that ears aren't allowed, but that's just me.

Greenkey2
12-12-06, 20:08
Yes, I meant to add do not try using superglue.

It hurts.
A lot.
I know (don't ask) :o






Having said that there are plenty of medical glues that would work. Aww heck, use toffee. It's less bother and tastes better :p

Geck-o-Lizard
12-12-06, 20:21
It hurts.
A lot.
I know (don't ask) :o

I can only imagine. :vlol: :vlol:


Well, I told my dad about it. (And asked him not to tell mum about it, to which he replied "I'll try"...) He agreed that he couldn't stop me from getting it, but told me there's no way I can convince him it's a sensible thing to do. :p

It was reasonably easy to explain to him why I want it, because he's really into spiritual/psychological stuff, and the fact I mainly want to get it to prove a few things to myself was easier for him to accept than most more conventional parents would, because he's generally quite understanding about other peoples' thoughts and feelings. I can't even explain it very well here, but it's symbolic, and symbols are very important to me. Refer back to the beer incident.

Mum will definitely not be so easy to convince. She's far more conventional and conservative than my dad. >_>

However, I think that means I'll be taking myself over to the piercing studio on Friday or Saturday. :)
I have to say, you guys did a terrible job of convincing me it's a bad idea. :cln:

Apofiss
12-12-06, 20:47
I have to say, you guys did a terrible job of convincing me it's a bad idea. :cln:

lol :p ...perhaps involving something visual (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ0uCT4nUU0) (<<< not for faint-hearted XD) would make ya to sing a different note? :cln:

Geck-o-Lizard
12-12-06, 20:50
Not half as bad as an industrial. They pierce you twice at the same time with the same needle for that one. :cln:

jarhead
12-12-06, 20:51
Am I wrong to say that I think Gecko likes pain?

Mona Sax
12-12-06, 20:54
Well, I guess it will only hurt for a short while, so if you really want one, then I'd say go for it. If you get sick of it, you can always remove it again.

Personally I've only got pierced earlobes, I'm probably too conservative for the heavier stuff (yeah right :p). I've thought about getting a nose piercing a couple of times, but for some reason I've never got it done.

Apofiss
12-12-06, 21:05
Not half as bad as an industrial. They pierce you twice at the same time with the same needle for that one. :cln:

Was that 2, 3.5 or 4.7 (mm) needle? Umm perhaps tangue needs at least ~5er to start with.. as it's quite pulpy lol

Am I wrong to say that I think Gecko likes pain?

Or a rush to overcome fears?

Geck-o-Lizard
12-12-06, 21:20
Goodness me. I'm not a masochist. :cln:


Well the industrial was done with a 1.6mm needle, so not far off the 2mm mark. :whi: Besides, larger pierced holes heal faster, for some absurd reason, so I won't really mind too much if the needle looks terrifying. :D

Apofiss
12-12-06, 21:32
Seems you are good to go then (but I guess I don't have to remind ya that tongue has a lot more sensory nerves than ear or skin, especially for females). Give as a lil resume on how was it after you are done :3

Geck-o-Lizard
12-12-06, 21:38
The middle of the tongue between the two muscles has far fewer nerves than in the muscle part, which is indeed very sensitive. Try biting the tip or sides of your tongue, then bite the middle part. Takes more force to make it hurt, doesn't it? ;) :D

Legends
13-12-06, 00:32
Well it's a good thing I'm not interested solely in how cool it looks. I don't stick my tongue out or open my mouth wide, so I doubt most people would ever know I've got it. It's mostly because I love to fiddle with stuff in my mouth, and this would negate the need to chew grimy fingernails, pencil butts, gum, etc. Plus it's a psychological thing, like breaking down fear barriers.


Well, in that case I'd take it. :tmb:
I had mine for 3 years, and I would probably still have it if I didn't lose the little ball on top.

2kool4u
13-12-06, 01:00
why does everyone like to have piercings?

Geck-o-Lizard
13-12-06, 01:08
Because we're all crazy. :D

Well, in that case I'd take it. :tmb:
I had mine for 3 years, and I would probably still have it if I didn't lose the little ball on top.

I have a few spare balls of different styles that I bought for my industrial; I'll be able to use those on my tongue as long as it's a 14 gauge bar. Since I bought them in Spain though, I don't fancy eating them because it'd be a long trip to replace them. <_< Hopefully I don't end up ingesting too many balls. :p

Legends
13-12-06, 01:15
Because we're all crazy. :D

Yeah!
What do you think about tattoo’s Gecko? Have you made yourself any thought in that area?

I have a few spare balls of different styles that I bought for my industrial; I'll be able to use those on my tongue as long as it's a 14 gauge bar. Since I bought them in Spain though, I don't fancy eating them because it'd be a long trip to replace them. <_< Hopefully I don't end up ingesting too many balls. :p
I had only one silver ball. Actually I didn't have a top ball for almost a week before I threw it away. I was going to buy a new one, but I never got my lazy ass to do it. :p You can really use different top balls to different kinds of a cautions… with your selection! :D

Geck-o-Lizard
13-12-06, 01:28
Indeed I have. I turn 18 next June and I've got a reasonably clear idea of what I want - a barcode, with some symmetrical floral/tribal decoration around it, on the back of my neck between my shoulderblades, or my upper arm just below the shoulder. The barcode is a representation of how in our society we're all treated like products on a production line - we all have our value, we'll all sell out for a certain price, we're all on sale by one company, we all fit into a selection of preset categories, we're all expected to live near identical lives, and we all have an expiration date. Plus I'm terribly fond of computers and modern/futuristic technology, and it would reflect that. I like plain black ink more than bright multicoloured stuff, so a barcode and some tribal would suit me good.

If, ten years after I get it done, we have a revolution and our govt is overthrown and completely changed, at least it'll be my little memento. ;)

However, I've still got another 6 months before I settle on having that stuck to me for the rest of my life, and I still need to design it first. :whi: I've also heard that thin lines and fiddly bits quite often don't work great on tattoos, so I may need to re-think it. >_>

Legends
13-12-06, 01:41
Indeed I have. I turn 18 next June and I've got a reasonably clear idea of what I want - a barcode, with some symmetrical floral/tribal decoration around it, on the back of my neck between my shoulderblades, or my upper arm just below the shoulder. The barcode is a representation of how in our society we're all treated like products on a production line - we all have our value, we'll all sell out for a certain price, we're all on sale by one company, we all fit into a selection of preset categories, we're all expected to live near identical lives, and we all have an expiration date. Plus I'm terribly fond of computers and modern/futuristic technology, and it would reflect that. I like plain black ink more than bright multicoloured stuff, so a barcode and some tribal would suit me good.

If, ten years after I get it done, we have a revolution and our govt is overthrown and completely changed, at least it'll be my little memento. ;)

However, I've still got another 6 months before I settle on having that stuck to me for the rest of my life, and I still need to design it first. :whi: I've also heard that thin lines and fiddly bits quite often don't work great on tattoos, so I may need to re-think it. >_>
You sure have the plans clear! I think (just) black inc makes the best tattoos. (Whatever it is.) I want a tattoo low on my back, above my ass :p But I have no idea what I want. And until I can figure that out, I won’t get a tattoo. I think you’ve got to take something you really want, not something you just want at that moment. Think about that. (It sounds like you have) I like the way you think about the tattoo though, what people are, and what we aren’t.

2kool4u
13-12-06, 01:54
i wouldnt mind getting a tatoo but i dont see it happening.

JACOBryanBURNS
13-12-06, 03:34
You lot are crazy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/jacobryanburns/You%20know%20you%20want%20me%20Mr%20Camerah/DSC02041.jpg

There was NO blood involved and it DIDN'T hurt. Biting your tongue hurts WAAAAY more than this did.

I say if you want it Geck, go for it. I loooooove mine.

As has been mentioned already, go with the steel ones. MUCH more sanitary AND not as prone to falling off. And I even in one not to be said situation, bit down on, and crushed a plastic ball. Steel all the way. And as far as swelling goes, it's just all on you. Some people talk about major swelling, mine didn't swell even a bit...

If it makes you happy, just do it.

JANKERSON
13-12-06, 03:41
However, I've still got another 6 months before I settle on having that stuck to me for the rest of my life, and I still need to design it first. :whi: I've also heard that thin lines and fiddly bits quite often don't work great on tattoos, so I may need to re-think it. >_>


I have two tattoos, got the 1st one in 1982 and the 2nd in 1983. I have never had to have them redone, but then I heard they don't use the same kinds of ink they used to use these days so they fade quickly.

Nobody can believe they are that old when they see them.

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-06, 17:06
'Tis done!

I now have a shiny new chunk of metal jammed through my tongue, and another three in my ears. :D

It did hurt a little bit but it wasn't at all unbearable. Bled a bit too but it wasn't too bad, not like she hit a vein with the needle or anything. I got some numbing spray stuff on it while I was filling in the form, but tbh I don't think it made much of a difference. The piercer recognised me from my activity on their forums, hehe. She did my industrial back in October too, which she says is healing unusually quickly and cleanly, considering it's got one of those up-to-18-months healing times. ^_^ Next week I go back to get a shorter bar put in.

stereopathic
15-12-06, 17:08
hell yeah! nice job, Geck. you're one of us cool kids now. :D

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-06, 17:34
:vlol:

jarhead
15-12-06, 17:39
good on ya!

Glad it wasnt one of those jobs that went horribly wrong

Apofiss
15-12-06, 17:41
So ya actually did that hehe.. it's a yoghurt time! lol :D

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-06, 17:43
I have a week's supply of tomato and cream of chicken soup in the kitchen. :cln:

jarhead
15-12-06, 17:47
I have a week's supply of tomato and cream of chicken soup in the kitchen. :cln:


Lucky you

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-06, 20:09
Damn. Mum found out. She came in to my room to ask why I wasn't eating anything, then, not satisfied with my mumbled "I had something while I was out..." asked me if I'd been out drinking. o_O So I objected loudly (I'm a non-drinker and damn proud of it) and she noticed how I can't talk properly. Adding two and two together...

"Oh no! Oh let me have a look at your mouth."

*grabs my chin, opens my mouth*

"Oh no! You silly girl! Why did you do that? etc. etc."

Overall, she took it better than I expected. :p

stereopathic
15-12-06, 20:11
wow. that didn't take long. heheh.

Mona Sax
15-12-06, 20:12
Well, congrats on your coming out. ;)
I guess you must be relieved now.

Greenkey2
15-12-06, 20:15
Keep an eye on it so it doesn't get infected. It ain't over till it's over...:ohn:



It's not my thing but...:tmb:

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-06, 20:17
Keep an eye on it so it doesn't get infected. It ain't over till it's over...:ohn:

Got a bottle of Listerine and a packet of Ibuprofen to take care of all that. ;)

wow. that didn't take long. heheh.

I know. :( I should've learned by now that I can't fool the more observant of the two people who've spent 17 years wising up to my tricks. :p

Greenkey2
15-12-06, 20:20
Listerine?! Are you mad?

I said, "make sure it doesn't get infected", not "use liquid flame-thrower". :yik:


It's a tad too strong for weaklings like myself :o

Thorir
15-12-06, 20:21
Congrats on the piercing! :D
I knew you would never listen to anyone! :p

At least now your mother knows and it is over. :)
She had to find out sooner or later!

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-06, 20:21
Greenkey: lol! :vlol:

The precise aftercare instructions were, "pour out half the contents of the bottle of listerine and top it up with cooled-down boiled water". I don't really fancy trying full strength Listerine even when I don't have a hole through my tongue. :D

I knew you would never listen to anyone! :p

Well if those of you who've told me stories of successful piercings had, instead, told me horror stories of failed attempts and rotted tongues, I may have thought a bit harder about it. :cln:

Apofiss
15-12-06, 20:31
Damn. Mum found out. She came in to my room to ask why I wasn't eating anything, then, not satisfied with my mumbled "I had something while I was out..." asked me if I'd been out drinking. o_O So I objected loudly (I'm a non-drinker and damn proud of it) and she noticed how I can't talk properly. Adding two and two together...

"Oh no! Oh let me have a look at your mouth."

*grabs my chin, opens my mouth*

"Oh no! You silly girl! Why did you do that? etc. etc."

Overall, she took it better than I expected. :p

lol, I can imagine that scene :vlol:

Eh.. seems a tasty and hellish juicy bite into something solid will stay away for a while @_@ ...that's quite a cons for a non-chewers ><

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-06, 20:34
Meh, soup's pretty tasty. ;)


The scene was quite funny. One moment she was admiring my lobe rings, the next, her face turned into a picture of utter horror as she realised what else had some metal in it. :vlol:

Apofiss
15-12-06, 20:49
lmao! :vlol: ..my thought was abit different where she jumps on you like a predator and trying to open your mouth with both hands; "young lady open your mouth right about now!!!" lol

Soups are definitely tasty, but just a thought of not having anything solid/chewable gives a bit of discomfort doesn't it *uh*

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It's still hot :whi:

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-06, 20:56
I :cen:ing hate you. :mad: :vlol:

Apofiss
15-12-06, 21:10
lmao :vlol: ..aww no worries, it's just a few weeks with soups and ...umm what else was there, tomatos? <.< :cln:

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-06, 21:23
Hush, you. I'm sure I can figure out a way to make pizza soup if I want it. ;)

Apofiss
15-12-06, 21:34
It's called a self comforting; a soup still stays a soup... wish you a fast tongue healing, Grace :3

(ahhh.. sometimes me like making drama out of nothing :cln: )

Catlantean
15-12-06, 21:36
Congrats on your new piercing(s) :tmb:

Anubis_AF
15-12-06, 21:38
Congratz! Care to show us? :D

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-06, 21:43
Congratz! Care to show us? :D


I'll post pics soon as I can stick my tongue out my mouth without squealing. :vlol:

Thorir
15-12-06, 21:43
I'll post pics soon as I can stick my tongue out my mouth without squealing. :vlol:

But that would be so much more fun for us to see! :D

tr_mitch
15-12-06, 21:44
http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/4782/pizzamo9.jpg


Apofiss that pizza is not appealing at all. Im sure you could find better.
Congrats anyway Geck.

jarhead
15-12-06, 21:49
Apofiss that pizza is not appealing at all. Im sure you could find better.
Congrats anyway Geck.


Feel free, I'm sure Gecko wouldnt mind ...


Yer and a picture would be nice, unless its swollen and bleeding etc

Night Crawler
15-12-06, 21:59
Personally, I think piercings look silly.

Betal
15-12-06, 22:02
Ignore this post:)

Jacob x5
15-12-06, 22:12
I think piercings are pointless, and I particularly think tounge piercings are a stupid idea; they cause pain, you get nothing out of them, and you just look plain daft. ;)

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-06, 22:22
Jar: It actually doesn't look brand new at all, though perhaps tomorrow that'll be a different story. XD Ibuprofen is meant to be an anti-inflammatory drug tho so it'll keep it tamed.

Jacob: I don't really plan on showing anyone my tongue piercing unless they ask to see it. I just want it for me. And we pierced folks get plenty out of them - they look pretty to piercing admirers, and they feel nice (once healed). :D Plus they're shiny. oooooh, shiny. :cln:

Thorir
15-12-06, 22:22
I think piercings are pointless, and I particularly think tounge piercings are a stupid idea; they cause pain, you get nothing out of them, and you just look plain daft. ;)


She´s already got it now, I doubt your reply will cheer her up! :D

jarhead
15-12-06, 22:24
She´s already got it now, I doubt your reply will cheer her up! :D

All to thier own opinion,

Persoannly I'd think Gecko looks great with a tongue piercing, it'll go with your hair.

Fish.
15-12-06, 23:20
I don't have one, but Ben Burnley has a tongue bolt....if you can get ahold of him (good luck!) you can ask him.

I say Good luck! because Ben Burnley is famous! :D

Geck-o-Lizard
16-12-06, 18:50
That would just involve stretching the tongue up to the diameter of the bolt, and custom-machining a bolt with a smooth un-threaded bit to go through your tongue, and the rough bits smoothed... or just a gimmick ball for the end of a regular barbell... :whi: Now you've got me thinking of funky jewellery to put in. :vlol:

kewlkyle64
16-12-06, 19:05
I think a tounge piercing is incredibly stupid... What if you don't want it anymore?

Geck-o-Lizard
16-12-06, 21:11
If I don't want it any more I'll take it out and it'll heal up like it was never there in the first place. ;)

Anubis_AF
16-12-06, 21:34
Like the earing holes?

Geck-o-Lizard
16-12-06, 23:51
Yeah. A tiny bump of scar tissue will be all that remains...

Angel666
17-12-06, 18:02
Cool. :) Peircings are addictive. I want to get my nose done and maybe a Monroe.

Geck-o-Lizard
17-12-06, 18:06
I've never much liked the upper lip piercings, but if you want it, go for it. ;)