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What size tongue ring do I need?

What size tongue ring do I need?

In terms of length, 5/8″ is the standard size for tongue barbells. You were most likely pierced with a 1″ straight barbell to allow for swelling. If you find that to be a comfortable length for you to wear even after your tongue heals, then purchase a new tongue ring of the same size.

How many mm is a normal tongue ring?

16 mm
The standard size of your tongue piercing A tongue piercing is actually always 16 mm long and 1.6 mm thick. The tongue piercing is also one of the few piercings where such an unambiguous standard can be named.

What does a tongue ring symbolize?

The idea behind getting a tongue ring was to honor the Gods and by inflicting pain, showing one’s honor. Tongue piercing began as a religious practice more than an artistic or decorative practice. It is also sometimes a worry for people that a tongue piercing can cause dental issues and teeth chipping and wear.

What size tongue ring do I need after healing?

When getting your tongue pierced it will most likely be pierced at a 14 gauge or a 12 gauge. it is easier to find jewelry in a 14 gauge, but often times others like the size of the 12 gauge, making it a personal preference. Once the tongue has healed you can wear 14 gauge or 12 gauge jewelry, it doesn’t matter.

What type of tongue ring is the best?

Titanium is the recommended metal as the risk of getting an allergy is low. You can also go for silver, gold or surgical steel as these are biocompatible and the safest metals for piercing jewelry. The best type of jewelry for the tongue is the barbell – straight or curved, depending on the type of piercing.

What is a tongue ring retainer?

Tongue Retainers are made of acrylic. They replace your existing Tongue Stud and are used for hiding Tongue Piercings, or can be used if you need to remove your jewellery for an x-ray, operation or dental treatment. It is held in place with a rubber ‘O’ ring.

Are plastic tongue rings safe?

The study concluded that steel jewellery could promote the development of a biofilm, while plastic piercings may be inert to bacterial colonization. Increased bacteria levels and the potentially higher risk of local infection aren’t the only reasons to urge plastic over metal.

Do tongue piercings feel good for guys?

When used for oral sex, the small metal ball or tongue ring that is on the tip of the ring will add pressure, tease, and bring a new sensation to the experience for your lover. People that use them seem to get off on the fact that their partner enjoys oral sex so much.

What does a tongue piercing say about you?

Tongue Piercing Another piercing popularised in the 90s but much more of a commitment than the tummy piercing because everyone sees it. So a tongue piercing suggests high levels of commitment and a pretty active sex life.

How long after tongue piercing can I give oral?

4-6 weeks
You’ll also have to be careful to prevent bacteria getting into the mouth which means no smoking, kissing, putting your hands in your mouth OR engaging in oral sex. You should avoid this for as long as possible, with many websites advising against oral sex for at least 4-6 weeks.

What not to do after getting your tongue pierced?

On the flip side, don’t:

  1. use tongue scrapers.
  2. play with your jewelry.
  3. engage in french kissing or oral sex until the piercing has completely healed.
  4. play contact sports with your jewelry in your tongue.
  5. smoke or drink alcohol during the healing process.

What kind of Ring do you use for a tongue piercing?

Straight barbells are the predominant type of tongue ring, but there are tons of customization options to choose from within this family of jewelry. For a cheap and versatile option, select a basic barbell with your favorite color.

What kind of metal is a tongue ring made of?

All our tongue rings are manufactured from high-quality materials such as stainless surgical steel, titanium and acrylic to ensure your safety and comfort. Your piercer likely installed a 14g straight barbell as your starter tongue ring.

What’s the average size of a tongue piercing?

What size is a tongue piercing? Barbell length for tongue piercing can vary between 10mm (0,39in) and 18mm (0,70in) depending on the thickness of your tongue. Note that the most common barbell length for tongue piercing tend to be 16mm (0,62in). How to measure your tongue piercing?

How big is a 14.0 mm ring?

Ring Diameter (MM) USA/Canada. United Kingdom. France. Germany. Japan. Switzerland. 14.0 mm. 3.