Stinging Tongue

Friday September 25th, 2009 @ 6:54 PM

Filed under: Tongue

I got my tongue pierced two days ago and I noticed that when I drink something sweet (Apple Juice), it stings. Is that part of the recovery, or is that permanent?

I’ve had my tongue pierced before, but a little closer to the front and I don’t recall having that problem. Anyway, so is the stinging a part time thing?

Thanks. :]

If it stings it is your bodys way of telling you to avoid that particular behaviour. Pain is a natural warning sign. It is best to avoid acidic drinks (like apple juice) for the first couple of weeks. Try diluting it water until it is of a strength that doesn’t sting.

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How long until…

Friday September 25th, 2009 @ 6:44 PM

Filed under: Nipple

I’m back with another question after my previous question about the barbell sinking in.

With the new, longer barbells my piercings are healing quite well =) My question is, how long until its safe for my partner to suck on my nipples without worrying about germs or saliva potentially infecting the piercings? It’s been about 6 weeks since my nipples were pierced.

Thanks in advance for your help, and thanks for being a resource for folks with loads of questions!

Three months is how long, on average, it takes the body to complete the preliminary stages of wound healing in non-muscous membrane, however, this tissue is still fragile and prone to damage. Nipples do take a while to fully heal. Usually a year to eighteen months - sometimes longer. I wouldn’t advice any nipple play for at least twelve months as this can upset the piercings and give you problems. Gentle kissing is fine after the first three months but sucking, biting, nipple torture (whatever your bag is) I would leave until fully healed. This is why I usually advise folks to get one done, allow it to heal and then get the other done!

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Lip ring too small?

Friday September 25th, 2009 @ 6:35 PM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

I got a labret piecing a few months ago with a 14g stud, and let it heal completely. A few days ago I replaced it with a closed ring that fit nicely to my lip. However, I think my lip has swollen since changing the piercing, and now the ring is digging into the inside of my lip/pulling the hole up slightly. Should I be worried? Does the swelling tend to go down, or should I switch back to the stud?


I would switch back to the stud until the swelling subsides. Usually, I advise my clients to leave the bar in for around four months before switching to a ring. It is also important to get the correct size. Your piercer should be able to measure your lip. The length of the piercing and the distance from the hole to the top of the lip are what is needed and then the greatest of the two measurements should match the diameter of the jewellery. If your lip has been acting up, have the bar reprocessed before popping it in to avoid introducing nasties into the fistula.

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bridge piercing

Friday September 25th, 2009 @ 3:05 PM

Filed under: Nose

lately ive been looking into getting my bridge pierced but i occasionally wear glasses. im not sure whether they sit on the same area or not, would it be possible to have both?

It is possible depending on where your glasses sit. Make sure you bring your glasses with you when you go to see your piercer so that they can have a look at potential placements with you wearing them.

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Apadravya Stretch

Wednesday September 23rd, 2009 @ 10:53 PM

Filed under: Male Genital

I just got my apadravya placed last week (14g). How long should I wait before I step up to a 10g or 8g?

Generally speaking, starting at a larger size than 14g would be much more practical for an apadravya piercing. This piercing is meant to take abuse, so piercing it at a larger size would give it more stability.

If you would prefer to stretch it rather than have it re-pierced at a larger size, let your piercing tell you when it is ready to upsize. Your jewellery will be tight initially, but will loosen up over time (usually a couple months or so). When you notice that your jewellery has loosened up, this is when you can taper in a slightly larger piece of jewellery. Be sure not to take drastic jumps, as this will likely damage your piercing and cause unsightly scarring as well as creating tough scar tissue that will be difficult to stretch in the future.

You can do this yourself without a taper, but it is safest to have it done for you professionally.

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Genital Beading and MRI

Wednesday September 23rd, 2009 @ 10:47 PM

Filed under: Uncategorized

I currently have an eyebrow piercing that I enjoy quite a bit since I have gotten it about a year ago, with little to no complications. Even with high activity levels and continuous changing/brief removals there have been no issues. I am looking at getting another mod, but I do not want it to be visible to most anybody. I have been thinking about going with beading the shaft of my penis. My big concern is that I tend to go through MRI scans often and consistently. I have read the other questions regarding similar, but want to insure sanitary means that will be the least likely to infect or reject, and be MRI safe. Im told titanium (at least what grade?), but what other materials may be suitable? I had a bar through my chest for a few years (medical procedure, known as the Nuss procedure) which caused no problems, but do not know what the material was. Any suggestions on what to use, or perhaps an alternative mod?

If MRI’s are your main concern, using implant grade silicone is likely your safest option for genital beading. This will not only rule out metal concerns completely, but this will also keep your implants light in weight as well as more pliable and less abrasive to the body.

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Microdermals in airports

Wednesday September 23rd, 2009 @ 10:39 PM

Filed under: Surface/Unusual

I got two microdermals in my hips about a week ago,my family has just told me we’re going on holidays to asia in a few months.I was wondering if it’s guaranteed that I won’t be stopped boarding in the airport security place because of the dermals? Because they’ll probably have healed by the time of the holidays,and I’m seriously considering getting them removed,please help,they’re looking very well and I wouldn’t like to remove them for no reason.

I travel by plane quite frequently and have never had a metal detector go off due to any of my implants or body jewellery. Even my neodymium magnet implant hasn’t set them off.

I’ve asked security why this is and have received mixed answers. I’ve been told that this is due to the grade of metals the jewellery is made with and also that the amount of metal by volume is not enough to set them off. None of these security sources have seemed to really know for sure.

Expect that your belt buckle, coins and lighter will set off the sensor, but not your microdermals (assuming that they are made with implant grade titanium).

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Posted by Russ Foxx | Permalink | 2 Comments

double tongue splitting

Wednesday September 23rd, 2009 @ 9:35 PM

Filed under: Tongue


I’ve decided I want to get my tongue split, but not in the traditional one point slice down the centre of the tongue, im contemplating getting a double tongue split.

Im wondering what the troubles would be, how it looks, and if its ever been done?

Instead of having ‘2 tongues’ id like to have 3.

What would be the better option to perform this procedure? Scalple, lazer, or fishingline/dental floss?

Any info would be gladly appreciated.



“Trifurcating” a tongue may sound like an interesting idea and all, but is not by any means safe nor practical. As stated on BME’s Tongue Splitting FAQ:

“To do so would risk cutting into the lingual nerves, the lingual glands, numerous major blood vessels, and it is dubious whether full nervous control could be sustained even if done by an oral surgeon. Attempting a “trifuraction” (or more) would almost certainly end in disaster.”

Need I say more?

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How Realistic Would It Be…

Tuesday September 22nd, 2009 @ 6:10 PM

Filed under: Piercing

How realistic would it be to have a career as a piercing artist, with out piercing genitalia?

I have wanted to be a piercing artist since I was a little girl. To be honest it is the only thing I can see myself doing for the next 40 years. I love piercing and have absolutely no problem doing anything above the waist. I have even become certified through OSHA on Blood Borne Pathogens and CPR/First Aid certified. Before I put myself out there trying to find a Mentor to train me. I would like to know if I would be wasting his or her time because I don’t have a desire to pierce anything below the belt.

This will certainly fall into opinion versus supported data; so bear with me.
Is it realistic? Sure.
Would you be taken seriously by a majority of your peers? Doubtful.

While I don’t doubt your commitment to piercing as an industry and am impressed with your obtaining OSHA and BBP/CPR training, going into a profession with such a rich history and refusing to learn/perform some of it’s most popular procedures would earn you a reputation you’d likely not want.

That said, as piercing and modification (regrettably) moves away from the sexual arena and more towards the aesthetic… my generations distrust of piercers who refuse to do established, desired piercings may be archaic, so you never know.

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Posted by Shawn Porter | Permalink | 1 Comment

CBR trouble

Wednesday September 2nd, 2009 @ 1:26 PM

Filed under: Piercing

I recently purchased a new CBR for my septum online, though due to the size of the bead and my lack of ring opening/closing pliers I am having trouble getting the bead to clip into the ring.

I was wondering if it was acceptable to go to a piercer’s to ask them to put it in for me, even if it wasn’t purchased in their studio, or is it bad taste?

If it is acceptable, would they charge, should I tip and roughly how much?

Thank you in advance.

It’s totally fine, they will probably charge you small fee for the service, and you are certainly welcome to tip if you feel so inclined! People often need help inserting or removing their jewellery, and most studios have no issues with helping with jewellery not purchased at that shop.

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