turning 2 into 1?

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Wednesday November 28th, 2007 @ 7:49 PM

Filed under: Tongue

I have two tongue piercings vertically. They were close to begin with (1 is 5 years old, the other is 2 or 3)The other day my daughter pulled on the back percing and ripped it a little so now they are even closer than before. I am afraid that if she pulls them again, they will rip completely and I will just have a big hole in my tongue. Would it be possible for me to turn both of the piercings into 1 larger guage piercing? If so, how?

This is possible…whether it’s something you will be happy with may be a different story. You could stretch one (or both) of the piercings until the tissue between the two piercings breaks. You could cut the tissue between the two piercings (you may want to find an experienced piercer to do this for you). You could tie a loop of dental floss or fishing line between the two holes and slowly tighten it over the course of a few days or week until it cuts through the tissue.

Just keep in mind that if you join the two holes in such a fashion, you will likely be left with a hole that is more oval shaped than round, and something that may not shrink as much as you may want it to should you decide to stop wearing the piercing in the future.


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3 Responses to “turning 2 into 1?”

  1. What if she made the two holes one larger, oval-shaped hole and let it go without jewelery for a while. Maybe the oval hole will close up to an oval small enough to not leave any slack on a round barbell. Sorry if that’s confusing, but that may be the best I can explain it. :)

    Clark Torbett on November 29th, 2007 at 7:07 pm
  2. Isn’t there jewelry that comes in an oval shape? I’ve seen them in as stretched labrets … but maybe they’re not thick enough to go through a tongue.

    Lauren on November 30th, 2007 at 6:04 pm
  3. Ouch! What I’d like to know is how her daughter managed to pull on a piercing that was inside the mum’s mouth. Toddler? =D

    Xenobiologista on December 21st, 2007 at 9:59 pm

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