Comfort is an important factor with all types of piercing jewellery but in my experience it is especially important with tongue bars. The mouth is very sensitive and an uncomfortable tongue bar will soon become unbearable! It is also vital that your tongue jewellery does not rub the inside of your mouth or gums, as this can cause health problems such as gum recession. But you don’t want to scrimp on style, so what do to? Fortunately we have a great choice of tongue bars that are stylish AND comfortable to wear. From the simple and chic to bold and blinging, these tongue bars feel as good as they look.
Titanium Tongue Bars
These titanium tongue bars are the ultimate minimalist piece of jewellery. They have flat discs instead of balls, which give a very sleek look. The discs are specially designed for comfort – they sit smoothly against the surface of your tongue and don’t take up lots of room in your mouth. The fact that there is a disc on the bottom is also very important because it reduces rubbing on the bottom of your mouth. Titanium is a highly biocompatible material, so these tongue bars are extremely comfortable and ideal for quick healing. If your tongue piercing often gets irritated or you tend to bite the ball, I would definitely recommend this tongue bar!
Flat Titanium Tongue Bar
Flat Blue Titanium Tongue Bar
Flat Purple Titanium Tongue Bar
Surgical Steel Tongue Bars
Just like the titanium bars, these steel tongue bars have flat tops for your comfort. But they also up the style stakes! These bars come with a choice of stars, discs and hearts in lots of colours and designs. My favourite are the jewelled tongue bars – they combine real comfort and glamour in a great little bar. The jewels are embedded in the top and covered with a smooth finish that feels great against your mouth. It means the jewels can never fall out and reduces irritation to your mouth. Meanwhile the super-sparkly jewels ensure that your piercing looks very glamorous every single day.
When it comes to cute but comfortable tongue jewellery, flat tongue piercing bars are a great option. This type of tongue piercing bar has a flat disc or other shape on top and a regular ball on the bottom. The flat top is often a disc but here at Body Jewellery Shop we also have tongue piercing bars with hearts, stars and other fun shapes on them. The flat top is very comfortable because it lies flat against the surface of your tongue, instead of sticking up like a ball does. This means that it barely touches the roof of your mouth and it takes up much less space in your mouth. Many people prefer this style of tongue bar and some people even find that it reduces their risk of chipping a tooth.
Jewelled Tongue Piercing Bars
These jewelled flat tongue piercings bars are for all you bling lovers out there. Their tops are studded with super sparkly jewels and they come in lots of different shapes and colours to suit your look. The jewels are sealed under a special layer that keeps them in place and ensures a smooth, comfortable feel. For me, that’s their biggest advantage – I have tried jewelled tongue bars before but the jewels are often scratchy on the roof of your mouth.
When you are choosing jewellery for your tongue piercing, the most important thing is to find jewellery that is comfortable and good for your piercing. The tongue is very sensitive and any discomfort will become really annoying. Titanium tongue piercing jewellery is a great option because titanium is one of the most biocompatible materials that you can make jewellery out of. Titanium is very comfortable to wear and it will not irritate your piercing, so your tongue piercing can heal up fast and stay comfortable day to day. Here at Body Jewellery Shop we have a great choice of titanium tongue piercing jewellery including plain barbells, funky colours and jewellery that is specially designed for stretched tongue piercings.
You can keep your tongue piercing in great condition by using the great range of tongue bars available, these are not only comfortable to wear but look fantastic too. There are tongue bars to suit everybody’s taste, from dazzling sparkling glitter to titanium metallic finish rave bars. By wearing tongue bars you can quickly brighten up your look and always have something to show off.
If your school does not allow tongue piercings there are various different ways that you can hide your piercing. Tongue retainers are cheap and widely available, so you can stock up on a few or experiment with a few different types before finding the right tongue retainer for you.
The easiest thing about hiding your tongue piercing is its location â€“ when your mouth is closed no one can even see it! If no one at school knows about your tongue piercing the best advice is to keep quiet about it and use a tongue retainer right from the beginning. That way, no one will have the chance to find you out. There are a few different types of tongue retainers and they all have their different advantages. In the end it often comes down to the way they feel. Your mouth is very sensitive and different people will find different tongue retainers comfortable to wear.
Acrylic Tongue Retainers
Acrylic Dome Tongue Retainers
These acrylic dome tongue retainers are a great option for school or work. They consist of a straight bar with a half-dome on either end. They come in three colours and you can barely feel them in your mouth. I recommend the clear tongue retainer but some people can get away with either the pink or orange versions. Whether or not you find these tongue retainers comfortable varies from person to person. Some people find that the edges of the dome press into their tongue while other people find them really comfy.
US researchers at the university of Buffalo New York have set a worldwide panic regarding tongue piercings, implying that they can cause damage to teeth, causing gaps in them from pushing metal studs against the teeth. However when you look at materials such as Bio Flex Tongue Jewellery, none of the raised issues are relevant.Â Bio Flex is a transparent and discreet material with superb biocompatibility and itâ€™s flexible which reduces stress caused by movements. As Bio Flex is metal-free so there are no risks from chipping the teeth accidentally and they are fantastic for healing sensitive body parts such as tongues. You can also cut Bio Flex body jewellery to size, enabling you to enjoy the most comfortable fit. In addition to this you can even safely wear Bio Flex Tongue Jewellery to hospital appointments, the dentist and whilst pregnant. So long as you are responsible with your piercings and make sure you follow the essential aftercare tips there is no reason why you canâ€™t continue to enjoy tongue piercings.
Unfortunately for said news websites the University at Buffalo study is not representative of the majority experience (hands up everyone with tongue piercings and healthy teeth!), responsible piercing aftercare or modern tongue studs. Basically the report concerns a 26 year old woman who has developed a gap in her teeth due to playing with her metal barbell for 7 years.
University at Buffalo Claims Tongue Bars Damage Your Teeth
My main objection to this story is that it is the experience of one person and that some basic piercing advice could have prevented her problems – if she did not have access to such advice or a good piercer, then that is another issue. The story offers no statistics on the supposed link between tongue piercing and tooth damage, so all we have is one individual who had a bad experience.
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.