Tongue Piercing



The tongue is a muscular organ of which the surface contains nerve endings / taste buds. Taste buds lie mainly at the back, front and sides of the tongue, and as piercings are usually situated down the centre of the tongue, taste buds are avoided. The tongue is connected to the floor of the mouth by a fold of mucous membrane called the frenulum, this can also be pierced.

Please note: Punktured pierces the medial sulca and avoids veins.



Aftercare Information for Tongue Piercings

Aftercare for tongue piercings is vitally important. Please read the following information carefully to ensure that the risk of infection is minimised. 

* Rinse with a saline solution or a low alcohol, antiseptic mouthwash such as 'Colgate Periogard', twice a day and after eating to prevent infection. 

* Try not to talk too much for the first couple of days as this will fatigue the tongue. 

* You may be able to eat solid food immediately. If it's uncomfortable, eat soft foods such as soup and yoghurt for the first few days.

* Do not smoke or drink alcohol for at least three weeks after your piercing. 

* Please refrain from any kissing (including oral sex) for at least three weeks. 

* Punktured pierces with a long barbell to allow for initial swelling. Bring your information sheet back in two to three weeks and we will provide you with the appropriate sized piece of jewellery. 

* During the healing process, do not take the jewellery out to clean. If prolonged or major irritation occurs, consult your GP. 

* Punktured recommends waiting at least two weeks before you change the jewellery. 

Inside the mouth, enzymes present in saliva help tongue piercings fight infection. Healing times vary from person to person depending on many factors such as diet, lifestyle and stress. If you are concerned at all, contact us and we will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.