The best way to hide a tongue piercing is to replace your jewelry with a piercing retainer after the initial healing period. Piercing retainers are usually constructed from a clear, hard plastic and are easy to use.Know More
Make sure the retainer is long enough so that it doesn't squeeze your tongue and cause swelling or pull through the hole. You also need to make sure that it is the same gauge as your original jewelry. If it is too small, it may pull right through the piercing hole. If it is too large, it can tear and stretch the hole.
With either gloved or clean, dry hands, firmly grasp the balls of your piercing barbell, and twist one ball off. Make sure to replace the ball once you remove the jewelry from your tongue so it doesn't get lost.
Remove the small O-ring from the end of the retainer. Insert the straight end of the retainer into the piercing from the top of your tongue. Lift your tongue, and slide the O-ring onto the bottom of the stud until it reaches the grooved area that holds it in place.
Helix piercing jewelry refers to any type of jewelry or earrings that adorn the upper ear cartilage after it has been pierced. The jewelry used for helix piercings includes barbells, rings, helix bars and labret studs. They come in lengths varying between 4 to 11 millimeters.Full Answer >
Anywhere on the head where hair does not obstruct the piercing process, a piercing can be made. There are nine primary types of head and facial piercings. Most have sub-types that describe their appearance and position in greater detail.Full Answer >
Some people experience closing of a tongue piercing within an hour and a half of stud removal, while others can keep their jewelry out for days at a time. The length of time it takes for a tongue piercing to close up after removing the jewelry will vary from person to person.Full Answer >
Dentists report that speech impediments due to tongue piercings may be permanent. Even if the jewelry is removed and the hole allowed to heal, damage to the nerves of the tongue may remain and cause a permanent speech impediment. Tattoo and piercing professionals disagree.Full Answer >