Give your tongue piercing a trendy new look with one of our stylish tongue studs. As tongue piercings are becoming ever more popular a tongue stud is a great way to go, as they are easy and comfortable to wear. Choosing the best style to suit you is easy as we have a range of different finishes, colours and accessories to choose from. Although tongue piercings are generally hidden, they look amazing when posing for those cheeky poking your tongue out pictures that we all seem to have plenty of! Different materials allow for different finishes and we have a great range of metal and bioflex bars to suit.
A tongue bar is a great way to treat your piercing to a new look and you can choose from a variety of different style. For example flat tongue bars like the one in the picture below have flat discs at either end. They sit comfortably in your piercing and you will hardly know its there. Choose from different colours for a varied look. The smooth ends help protect your mouth and teeth from damage that other tongue jewellery may cause. Blackline barbells like the one in the central picture below have a smooth chic finish perfect for any tongue piercing. They come in a variety of lengths and gauges to give the best fit for your piercing. Blackline tongue bars are highly biocompatible which means they won’t irritate your piercing and they are what we recommend if you do have difficulty with other materials. They can be easily customized with accessories like the black threaded ball with pink stars in the picture below to the right.
Titanium Flat Tongue Bar
Black Threaded Ball With Pink Stars
If you want your tongue pierced with out having to have a metallic piece of jewellery then flexible barbells are a great choice. They have a flexible nature that moves with your body making them ideal for sensitive piercings. These can also be used for hospital visits and to places where you need to remove metallic items. They come in a variety of bright colours and even glow under UV light for that extra eye catching detail. You can always customize a flexible barbell with threaded accessories of your choice. Kind to your piercing, easy and comfortable to wear and great value for money you really cant go wrong with a flexible barbell.
Brand new in the BJS online store this week are flexible barbells. These barbells come in a gorgeous range of colours that will really brighten up your look. But flexible barbells don’t just look good; they are also very comfortable and can reduce some of the risks associated with tongue piercings. These flexible barbells are made from a new type of flexible PMMA acrylic that is very durable but bendy. This means that they bend with your body and put less stress on your piercings. These barbells are ideal for tongue piercings and nipple piercings.
Advantages of Flexible Barbells for Tongue Piercings
The main risk associated with tongue piercings is tooth damage, either by chipping teeth when you bite down on the bar or the bar rubbing your teeth over the years. Fortunately flexible barbells can all but eliminate these risks, so you can keep your piercing and protect your oral health at the same time. Flexible barbells are simply too soft to damage your teeth in the same way. If you accidentally bite one it won’t chip your teeth and they are too soft to wear away enamel or push on your teeth.
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.
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.
An acrylic barbell is particularly beneficialÂ for sensitive or healing piercings, or areas of high movement where the flexibility of the acrylic barbell helps to relieve the area of stress and irritation. The flexibility of acrylic barbells will allow some movement and bend, whilst also creating a softer environment to help prevent damage to the area, such as tongue piercings. Acrylic barbells are often worn to prevent accidental tooth-chipping or damage caused by tongue piercings, which also makes for a very comfortable piece of jewellery to wear in the mouth. Acrylic barbells areÂ very lightweight and so comfortable to wear,Â you’ll forgetÂ it’s even there!
PTFE Acrylic Nipple Barbell
Colourful Flexible Barbell Stems
With a spectrum of colours to choose from, acrylic barbells and barbell stems can brighten up your look within moments, you can mix and match the threaded accessories on the ends of the barbell to customize your look and create a bright and funky style.Â