Wearing a gold tongue ring is a great way to make a statement, the glamour of the gold will brighten up any look and is also very comfortable. The gold tongue ring looks great against any skin tone and many gold tongue rings are hand finished which adds a great personal touch to each piece. Many people choose to wear a gold tongue ring after piercings have been healed as they donâ€™t irritate the skin and look fantastic.
Gold Tongue Ring The History & Culture
The history of tongue piercing has been a ritual in Aztec and Maya cultures for sometime, priests have pierced their tongue to inflict pain to honour their God. Islamic Fakirs and Sufis from the Middle East and Asian Spirit Mediums of the Far East have practised tongue piercing as an offering and proof of trance state.
The Aboriginal Australian’s practised tongue piercing is believed to enable the holy man to “suck with his tongue the evil magic out of his patient’s body”.
How Gold Tongue Ring Piercing’s Are Carried Out
Once you’ve decided where you want a tongue piercing (this is usually in the centre of the tongue) the placement will be marked, then a clamp applied. The first piercing is usually longer than what you will require in the future to allow for swelling which is very common. Within a couple of days of getting your first tongue piercing, the tongue can swell to double its original size, it can be difficult to speak and eat but will soon be better with plenty of cold beverages and chewing on ice.
As the tongue heals incredibly quickly, piercings will close very quickly, in-fact a healed piercing can close up in a matter of hours.