tongue splitting

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Saturday April 18th, 2009 @ 1:00 PM

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I would love to get my tongue split but have an 18 month old daughter. Given that she’s at an age where she is picking up on the intricacies of spoken language I can’t really afford to be unable to speak clearly for a significant period of time.

I’ve read the tongue splitting info on the BME encyclopedia and it says about 2 weeks for initial healing, but I was wondering if you could give me an idea of how badly my speech will be effected during that time?

I have and am currently in the process of stretching my tongue piercing; would having a large gauge piercing first make any difference to the ability to speak after the split, or not really?

With regards to speech during the healing time, it is pretty much the same as when you get your tongue pierced as it tends to be the swelling that can hinder your ability to pronounce certain words effectively. Sometimes, the discomfort from the tip touching your teeth can affect your speech but it is a temporary thing as once it is healed you shouldn’t have any difficulties. It is worth noting that everyone is different but in my experience I have never met anyone with a split tongue who has a speech impediment that they didn’t have before.

The idea of stretching an existing piercing prior to a split is more to do with minimising regrowth and has little bearing on speech. Hope that answers your queries.

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3 Responses to “tongue splitting”

  1. Thank you very much, I appreciate your help!

    neejchee on April 19th, 2009 at 7:54 am
  2. aren’t you afraid of scaring your child?

    a dude on September 9th, 2010 at 8:04 pm
  3. I got it done via the scalpeling method without a tongue piercing and i spoke clearly about 20 minutes after the procedure. as soon as the guy took the gauze out, i was good! until i put gauze back in :P the only thing that really happens is you swell a bit and slur “s” “t” and “d” sounds.

    Sean on October 1st, 2010 at 5:44 am

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