Tongue Piercing: Proper Placement

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Tongue Piercing: Proper Placement

Proper placement for a tongue ring is critical.

With any type of oral piercing you run the risk of nerve damage, infection or even worse. The piercee can suffer unnecessary pain and discomfort if the procedure and placement is not done correctly.

Here are some guidelines for traditional placement of a tongue piercing:

Place the tongue ring along the midline of the tongue, basically in the center of the mouth.

The tongue piercing should be approximately 3/4” or so back from the tip of the tongue.

Tongue rings are commonly placed with the top a little further back than the bottom
(This essentially allows the top of the jewelry to lean back slightly, away from the teeth, and towards the higher part of the upper palate where there is more room in the mouth).

The tounge ring is placed just in front of the attachment of the lingual frenulum, which is the web under the tongue.

Professional piercing is strongly recommended when getting your tongue pierced. Make sure your piercer is experienced and certified, don't trust just anyone to perform the procedure.



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