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i did it!!! its pierced Posted on 11-18-2004
fyne_dyme2005

alrite.... so my birthday is next week 11-24-86 and i will be 18. i been wanting to get my tounge pierced and IM GOING TO DO IT NOT MATTER WHAT(encourages myself not to get scared). i was just wonderin what are some of your opinions on tongue rings? :arrow: went today and got it done.... it wasnt that bad at all i was sooo nervous. them clamping my tongue hurt worst than the piercing itself. sucking on ice helps me a whole lot! i just cant eat certain types of food but yeah it wasnt as bad as some say for those of u who plan on gettin it done
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jadekiss replied on 11-18-2004 01:29AM [Reply]
About three years ago when my best friend turned 18 I went with her to get her tounge peirced. I fainted. She did okay.
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Poody replied on 11-18-2004 02:08AM [Reply]
JadeKiss wrote:
About three years ago when my best friend turned 18 I went with her to get her tounge peirced. I fainted. She did okay.
LMAO!!! :lol:
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MustBNice334 from Atlanta, GA by way of Montgomery..aka..G, AL replied on 11-18-2004 03:00AM [Reply]

They are a turn on, but not a big one. Beware though, because with tongue rings comes rumors, like "she a freak" or "she sucks d!ck$" or dumb stuff like that. I know I've heard dudes be like "dang she got a tongue riing, I bet she suck a mean...." Just tryin to warn ya. Guys may not be as harsh where you are.
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Afro-American replied on 11-18-2004 11:35AM [Reply]
im getting one, once my second refund check comes again.....it was either my tongue or my lip and i decided on my tongue since i can take it out easily since im a business major..so im all for em ya know...just be cautious of who does em...plus itlll always close up if ya dont like em...so i say go for it
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replied on 11-18-2004 11:43AM [Reply]
fyne_dyme2005 wrote:
alrite.... so my birthday is next week 11-24-86 and i will be 18. i been wanting to get my tounge pierced and IM GOING TO DO IT NOT MATTER WHAT(encourages myself not to get scared). i was just wonderin what are some of your opinions on tongue rings?
I dont like to be the bearer of bad news but I was goin to get a tongue ring but My sister who used to be a dental hygenist told me stuff bad stuff about how those rings can mess up your gums and teeth in the long run Drs. Richard Martinet and Elizabeth Cooney are infectious disease specialists at Yale University. They recently reported on one 22-year-old woman who got more than she bargained for after a tongue piercing. Following the procedure she developed pain and a foul discharge at the site of the ring. Four weeks later she suffered a sudden onset of severe headaches associated with nausea, vomiting and dizzyness. These symptoms continued for the next two days and she was admitted to the hospital. A CT scan and MRI revealed a mass in the cerebellar part of her brain. She was transferred to the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Brain surgery was performed to drain a large abscess followed by a complicated post-operative course. Finally after six weeks of antibiotic treatment a repeat CT scan showed the abscess had dissolved. How did the patient develop the abscess? Doctors were not certain, but believed it resulted from generalized blood poisoning. The British Dental Journal cites another case of a healthy 19 year old woman who came close to death from infection. Her tongue piercing was done by a tattooist specializing in body piercing. This patient was told to rinse out her mouth after eating , drinking or smoking. She was also advised not to eat solid or hot food and to suck on ice cubes to decrease swelling. But no one told her what to do if she started to bleed, a serious omission. Compared to other areas that are pierced, the tongue is thicker and has a very generous blood supply. It's therefore not surprising that her tongue bled continuously from the moment of piercing and she was soon spitting out large blood clots. The bleeding continued for the next three hours until she finally collapsed. Later the patient admitted that she had concealed the amount of bleeding by swallowing much of the blood. She had wanted to attend a party that night! If someone had not been present to see her collapse, friends would have been attending her funeral instead. But even if tongue piercing doesn't cause a near fatality it can result in other problems. Allergic reactions can occur if the material is not made from gold, titanium or surgical steel. The result? A swollen tongue and an obstructed airway. As well there's no iron-clad guarantee that what's inserted into the tongue will stay put. Some studs holding the ring have become loose and recipients have inadvertently swallowed their jewelry. Piercing any part of the body carries a risk of infection. But the mouth is a dirty place with vast amounts of bacteria so the risk of oral infection is always much greater. Moreover, if poorly sterilized instruments are used there's always the risk of developing hepatitis or AIDS. And since the tongue is close to the throat an infected swollen tongue can also block the airway causing difficulty breathing. Good sense dictates that inserting a metal object into the tongue is not a good prescription for sound dental care. Some people have accidentally bitten on the hard tongue stud causing a tooth to crack. The presence of a tongue ring can also cause speech problems and difficulty swallowing. Before people decide to join this latest craze remember that most body piercers are unlicensed and often self-trained. They usually learn the procedure by watching their peers or video tapes. Would you want someone to remove your appendix who was trained this way? In an ideal world no thinking person would pierce a tongue or that intimate place that shocked me in my office. But on the other hand, only the half-wit believes this to be an ideal world. So I wonder where I'll see the next ring. I can hardly wait for the surprise.
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replied on 11-18-2004 02:50PM [Reply]
MustBNice334 wrote:
They are a turn on, but not a big one. Beware though, because with tongue rings comes rumors, like "she a freak" or "she sucks d!ck$" or dumb stuff like that. I know I've heard dudes be like "dang she got a tongue riing, I bet she suck a mean...." Just tryin to warn ya. Guys may not be as harsh where you are.
Cosigns
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atlprincess replied on 11-18-2004 07:49PM [Reply]
I think that is one thing I could never have pierced...I am to scary. I got a tattoo. No problem. I would even get my belly pierced...but I would be too afraid for the tongue. Good luck girl...and make sure you follow all the rules so you don't get an infection or anything.
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fyne_dyme2005 replied on 11-18-2004 10:56PM [Reply]
i hope those are worse case scenerios. but yeah i got my belly button pierced 6 months ago. ive been told that that is one of the most painful places to get pierced. it hurt but not really as bad as i thought. and yes im aware that the mouth is a heaven for bacteria; a dark warm moist place is where bacteria loves to go. thanks for all the input u guys and im still lookin for more
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kujo from baltimore, MD replied on 11-19-2004 07:21AM [Reply]
Hey, Happy early birthday Sag... My b-day is 11-28!! I had my tongue pierced for 3 yrs. Just remember this. EAT FIRST!!! Please eat before you get your tongue pierced and there is an oral antiseptic called GLYOXIDE please use it. Don't eat anything that may agitate the piercing. I used to work at the emergency room and this girl came in two weeks after I got my piercing, she was bleeding non stop from the tongue ring cause she ate shrimp. I want to get mine repierced. The initial piercing does not hurt it is afterward like the next morning. Take MOTRIN for the swelling.
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